NMMS Exam 2018 - Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) was conducted NMMS 2018 exam through SCERT's of the respective states. National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship or NMMS exam 2018 was held on November 4, 2018, in the offline mode in some states while others conducted it on other dates of November/December 2018. All States/UTs closed the NMMS application process 2018 and released the NMMS 2018 admit card in 15 days prior to the exam. Students who are studying in class VIII from any recognised school and with parental income not more than Rs. 1,50,000 could apply for NMMS. The exam was held for a total of 180 marks for the following two sets- Mental Ability Test (MAT) and Scholastic Ability Test (SAT).
The main objective of NMMS is to award scholarships to 100,000 students who belong to economically weaker sections and encourage them to continue their education at the secondary stage. Selected students of NMMS exam 2018 will be awarded the scholarship of Rs. 500 per month from class IX till class XII. Read on NMMS 2018 for complete details such as dates, result, merit list and so on.
NMMS Exam 2018 – Overview
Name of Examination
National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship
Commonly Known As
Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD)
Purpose of Exam
To award scholarships to students belonging to economically weaker sections based on merit and encourage them to continue studying at the secondary stage
Mode of Examination
Pen and paper-based test
Duration of Exam
NMMS 2018 Official Website
NMMS Exam 2018 - Important Dates
Students who are appearing for NMMS must go through the dates related to the exam so that they do not miss on any important. NMMS important dates 2018 have been given in the table below:
Dates and events of NMMS 2018
Events of NMMS 2018
Availability of NMMS application form
Last day to submit an application form
Last week of September 2018
NMMS admit card to be released on
Third week of October 2018
NMMS 2018 exam date
November 4, 2018
Result of NMMS 2018 to be declared on
January to February 2019
NMMS 2018 Exam Pattern and Syllabus
Students preparing for NMMS can go through the exam pattern of NMMS 2018 to know about the marking scheme, the number of questions and so on. The test comprises two sections, Mental Ability Test (MAT) and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). Details regarding NMMS exam pattern 2018 are given below:
MAT – This section comprises 90 multiple choice questions to test a candidate’s reasoning and critical thinking skills. The questions will be based on analogy, pattern perception, classification, hidden figures etc.
SAT – This paper consists of 90 multiple choice questions covering topics from Science, Social Science and Mathematics.
There is no prescribed syllabus for NMMS 2018. However, the paper will cover questions from the syllabus of class VII and VIII.
One can practice NMMS question papers of previous years to get a better idea about the exam. This acquaints students with the exam pattern and the type of questions asked in the exam. NMMS question papers are made available along with their answer keys. The question paper of NMMS familiarizes candidates with the exam pattern and difficulty level of the exam among others. They also help them analyse their preparation level, identify their weak areas and work on them.
NMMS 2018 Answer Key
The examination conducting bodies of each state released official answer key of NMMS 2018 in the third week of November 2018 on the official website. with the help of NMMS answer key 2018, students are able to calculate their probable scores in the exam and analyse their performance even before the result is released. Students have to compare their answers with those given in the answer key to calculate their expected scores keeping in mind the NMMS exam pattern.
NMMS result of Haryana, Chattisgarh, Gujarat and Karnataka states has been declared online. SCERT of all other States and UT will also release NMMS result in January/February 2019. NMMS Result 2018 is made available online and to check it, candidates have to enter their roll number and school code in the login window. Some of the participating states release NMMS 2018 result in the form of merit lists which includes the names of selected candidates. The result includes information like candidate’s name, roll number, section-wise score etc. One can follow the steps below to view and download NMMS result:
Click on the link given above
Enter the roll number in the login window
Enter the school code (if applicable). The result will be displayed on the screen.
Download result and take a printout of it. Retain it for future reference.
Scholarship holders must be promoted in single attempts through the years to Class 12 with 55% of marks (50% for reserved category) and 60% in class 10 (55% for reserved) for the continuation of scholarship. The selected candidates will have to open a joint account with parents in the State Bank of India and the amount will be deposited by the bank in their account on a quarterly basis. NMMS 2018 will provide scholarships to candidates under the following four categories:
Pre - Matric Scholarship Scheme - For students studying from Class 1st to Class 10th.
Post - Matric Scholarship Scheme - For students studying in Class 11, 12 and above including courses like B. Tech, Medical, ITI, B.SC, B. Com. etc.
Top Class Scholarship Scheme - For students studying in top level colleges across India such as IITs and IIMs.
Merit cum Means (MCM) Scholarship Scheme - This scheme is for students pursuing technical and professional courses at graduation and post-graduation level.
Details about NMMS scholarship amount have been given below:
Scholarship amount of NMMS 2018
NMMS scholarship amount
NMMS 2018 Eligibility Criteria
The conducting body has specified certain norms that candidates who are appearing for NMMS 2018 need to satisfy in order to avail the scholarship. Conditions stated in NMMS eligibility criteria 2018 have been mentioned below:
Eligibility conditions for NMMS 2018
Who can apply?
Students studying in class VIII
Minimum required marks in class VII
55% (50% for reserved categories)
Annual income of parents
Not more than Rs. 1,50,000
Requirements for continuation of the scholarship
Who cannot apply?
Department of School Education and Literacy,
Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India
Website - https://mhrd.gov.in/nmms
Address - Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi – 110001
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