NMMS Scholarship 2023-24 Eligibility, Exam Date, Syllabus, Papers

NMMS which is Known as the National Means-Cum-Merit Scholarship is a Centrally sponsored scholarship scheme which is implemented by the Department of School Education & Literacy under the Ministry of Human Resource Development with the objective to financially support the meritorious students of economically weaker sections of the society. NMMS encourages disadvantaged students to continue their studies at the secondary level by offering a scholarship amount of Rs.12,000 per annum. Every year, this MCM scholarship is made active during the month of November and almost 100,000 scholarships are disbursed among bright students.

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NMMS National Means-Cum-Merit Scholarship  2023-24

Name of Scholarship National Means Cum Merit Scholarship (NMMS)
Sponsored by Central Government of India
Beneficiary Merit Students in India
Objective To provide financial assistance
Academic Year 2022-23
Financial Assistance Rs 12000 per annum
Mode of Application Online/Offline
NMMS Scholarship Portal nmms.mscescholarshipexam.in/

What is NMMS

The Centrally Sponsored Scheme “National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme (NMMSS)” was launched in May, 2008. It is implemented by the Department of School Education & Literacy under the Ministry of Human Resource Development. The objective of the scheme is to award scholarships to meritorious students of economically weaker sections to arrest their drop out at class VIII and encourage them to continue the study at secondary stage. Scholarship of Rs. 12000/- per annum (Rs.1000/- per month) per student is awarded to selected students every year for study in classes from IX to XII in State Government, Government aided and local body schools. There is quota of scholarships for different states/UTs. Students whose parental income from all sources is not more than Rs. 1,50,000/- are eligible to avail the scholarships. There is reservation as per State Government norms. The selection of students award of the scholarships is made through an examination conducted by the State Governments. Scholarships are disbursed by the State Bank of India directly into the bank accounts of students on quarterly basis.

Important Dates (NTSE)

Opening of online application
Date of closing of online application 30th November 2021
Defective verification 15th December 2021
Institute verification 15th December 2021
Date of Hall Ticket Release February 2022
Date of examination February 2022

NMMS Scholarship – Eligibility Criteria

Applicable only for the meritorious and needy students of India, this NMMS scholarship scheme expects all the applicants to fulfil the eligibility conditions mentioned below in order to be eligible for the selection test conducted to award the scholarship.

  • The candidates who wish to apply for this MCM scholarship must be regular students studying in class 8 after getting clear promotion from class 7 with a score of at least 55% or equivalent grades.
  • The candidates must be pursuing education from Government/Local Body/Government-aided schools.
  • For continuation of scholarship in higher secondary school, the candidate must score at least 60% marks in class 10 board exam.
  • For continuing the scholarship in class 12, the scholarship awardee must get clear promotion from class 11 in the first attempt itself with a score of 55% marks or equivalent. For students belonging to SC/ST category, a relaxation of 5% is given in marks.
  • The candidates’ annual family income should not be more than INR 1.5 Lakh.
  • Also, those students who are enrolled in NVS, KVS, Sainik schools and private schools are not eligible for this NMMS scholarship.
Particulars Eligibility conditions
Who can apply? Students enrolled in class VIII
Minimum qualifying marks in class VIIth 55% (50% for reserved categories)
Annual parental income It should not be more than Rs. 1,50,000
Requirements for the continuation of scholarship • Candidates must secure 55% (50% for reserved categories) in each final exam
• One must obtain 60% (55% for reserved categories) in the class X
Who are not eligible to apply? 1. Students of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Kendriya Vidyalaya, Sainik schools
2. Students studying in residential schools run by state government institutions with facilities like boarding, lodging and education
3. Students pursuing their studies in private schools

How to Apply for NMMS Scholarship?

If you wish to apply for NMMS, you must make sure that you fulfil all the Eligibility Criteria for this NMMS scholarship. Students can apply online form NMMS through National Scholarship Portal. Students are also informed about the availability of NMMS application forms by the authorities of their schools. The last date to submit the filled online NMMS applications is decided by state nodal officer every year. Students can also download the filled form from the official website or collect the same from their schools.

In the case of offline mode, students have to submit the filled NMMS Application form along with necessary documents to the school in which a student is studying. Candidates whose forms are accepted will be able to collect the admit cards from their respective schools, a few days before the exam. Follow the below instructions to submit the NMMS Application form successfully :

  • • Candidates can obtain the NMMS Application form through online mode, and two attested hard copy of the application form with essential documents should be submitted to the respective school. The head of school must forward the applications to nodal schools and retain one copy for school record.
  • Candidates could download the NMMS application form of their respective state by clicking on the link below

Documents Required for NMMS Application Form

With the NMMS Application form, students have to attach a few documents. All the documents should be attested by the principal of the school and parents. Check the necessary documents that one should attach with NMMS application form-

  • Adhaar Card
  • Caste Certificate
  • Income Certificate
  • Domicile Certificate
  • Disability Certificate
  • Ration Card
  • Passport Size Photograph
  • Mobile Number
  • Bank Account Details
  • Marksheet of class 7th and 8th

NMMS Exam Pattern PDF

Though NMMS is a Central Government scholarship scheme, its selection test is conducted by each State/UT for their respective students. These tests include a mental ability test and a scholastic aptitude test whose guidelines are set by the NCERT. The applicants need to complete each test in a maximum time duration of 90 minutes. However, children of special abilities are given some extra time to complete the tests. Given below are the details about this State Level Examination Test.

NMMS Exam Pattern

S.No Particulars Particulars
1 Mental Ability Test (MAT) • This test examines the reasoning abilities and critical thinking of students through 90 multiple-choice questions. Most of the questions may be based on topics like analogy, classification, numerical series, pattern perception, hidden figures.
• This test also includes Hindi and English proficiency test.
2 Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) • SAT consists of 90 multiple-choice questions.
• The syllabus of SAT covers the subjects of science, social studies and mathematics as per the syllabus of class 7 and 8.

NMMS Selection & Result

Once the students have appeared for the selection test, each State declares the list of students who have qualified the MAT and SAT with at least 40% marks in each test. Find below the conditions which are considered while selecting the final list of students for NMMS.

  • As per the rules, the applicants must score at least 40% marks in each of the tests, i.e., MAT and SAT. However, there’s a relaxation of marks for reserved categories. The cutoff marks for them to avail the scholarship benefit of this MCM scholarship is 32%.
  • Also, the applicants must have scored at least 55% marks in the final exam of class 8. There is a relaxation of 5% marks for SC/ST category students.
  • The candidates must satisfy all the eligibility conditions in order to avail the benefits of NMMS.

NMMS Question Papers Download PDF

Subjects Links
Download NMMS 2019 Question Papers Mental Ability Test and Scholastic Aptitude Test Click Here
Download NMMS 2018 Question Papers Mental Ability Test and Scholastic Aptitude Test Click Here
Download NMMS 2017 Question Papers Mental Ability Test and Scholastic Aptitude Test Click Here
Download NMMS 2016 Question Papers Mental Ability Test and Scholastic Aptitude Test Click Here

Reference Books for NMMS Scholarship 2021

  1. NCERT books of Class VIII for Mathematics, Social Science, and Science.
  2. The Textbooks of Class VII should also be referred by the students to understand the basic concepts of the subjects.
  3. Apart from the syllabus books, the students must buy the practice paper of the NMMS exam provided by various publishers.

NMMS Scholarship 2021 – State-wise Websites

State Name Official website Link
NMMS Odisha ntse.scertodisha.nic.in
NMMS West Bengal scholarships.wbsed.gov.in
NMMS Uttarakhand scert.uk.gov.in
NMMS Uttar Pradesh examregulatoryauthorityup.in
NMMS Tripura scertonline.tripura.gov.in
NMMS Telangana bse.telangana.gov.in/NMMS.aspx
NMMS Sikkim sikkimhrdd.org
NMMS Punjab ssapunjab.org
NMMS Maharashtra www.mscepune.in
NMMS Madhya Pradesh mponline.gov.in
NMMS Kerala scert.kerala.gov.in
NMMS Jammu and Kashmir jkbose.jk.gov.in
NMMS Jammu & Kashmir schedujammu.nic.in
NMMS Himachal Pradesh himachalservices.nic.in/scert/en-IN/nmms.html
NMMS Haryana scertharyana.gov.in
NMMS Gujarat sebexam.org
NMMS Goa scert.goa.gov.in
NMMS Delhi edudel.nic.in
NMMS Daman & Diu daman.nic.in
NMMS Chhattisgarh scert.cg.gov.in
NMMS Chandigarh siechd.nic.in
NMMS Bihar scholarships.gov.in
NMMS Assam madhyamik.assam.gov.in
NMMS Andhra Pradesh main.bseap.org
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