NMMS Exam 2020
Updated on Jan 31, 2020 - 3:21 p.m. IST by Saumya.Srivastava

NMMS Exam 2020 - SCERTs will release the NMMS 2020 application form July 15, 2020 onwards on the respective official websites. Students of Class 8 who score at least 50% (55% for reserved categories) will be eligible to apply for the NMMS exam 2020 scholarship. It also needs to be noted that the student’s parent income must be less than Rs. 1, 50,000/- per annum. Several SCERTs will conduct the NMMS 2020 exam on different dates of November & December 2020 in offline mode. Students will be able to download the NMMS admit card from the third week of October 2020. There will be two papers namely Mental Ability Test (MAT) and Scholastic Ability Test (SAT) in the exam. The question paper will be of 180 marks. Students have to secure a minimum of 40% marks (32% for SC/ST) to pass the NMMS exam 2020-21. NMMS 2020 result will be declared in February/March 2021. Read this article to know the NMMS exam dates, eligibility, application and scholarship details.

NMMS 2020-21 Exam Overview



Full Name

National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship

Short Name


Conducting Body

Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD)

Examination Level


Application mode

Online/ Offline

Exam Mode

Pen and paper-based test

Test Duration

3 hours

Total Marks


Qualifying Marks

40% marks (32% for SC/ST)

Registration website


NMMS Official Website


NMMS Exam Dates 2020

Students who are appearing for the NMMS exam must go through the dates related to the exam. NMMS important dates have been provided in the table below:

NMMS 2020 Exam Dates (Tentative)


NMMS 2020 Dates

Availability of NMMS 2020 application form

July 15, 2020

Last Date to submit an NMMS exam form

August/ September 2020

NMMS 2020 Admit Card Date

Third week of October 2020

NMMS Exam Date 2020 (for Nagaland, Mizoram, Meghalaya and Andaman & Nicobar islands)

November 02, 2020

NMMS Exam 2020 Date (for all other states and UTs except mentioned states)

November 03, 2020

NMMS 2020-21 Date for Karnataka, West Bengal, Kerala, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand & Bihar

November 17, 2020

NMMS Maharashtra 2020 Exam Date

December 8, 2020

NMMS Gujarat 2020 Exam Date

December 22, 2020

NMMS Jammu & Kashmir 2020 Exam Date

December 7, 2020

NMMS Delhi, Haryana 2020 Exam Date

December 1, 2020

Release of NMMS 2020 Answer key

January 2020

NMMS Exam 2020 Result Declaration

February/ March 2020

NMMS Eligibility Criteria 2020

The exam conducting body has specified certain NMMS 2020 eligibility norms that students need to satisfy before applying for NMMS exam. Check the eligibility of NMMS exam 2020 below.

NMMS Eligibility Criteria


Eligibility conditions

Who can apply for NMMS 2020?

Students studying in class VIII

Minimum required marks in class VII

55% (50% for reserved categories)

Requirements for the continuation of the scholarship

  • Students must obtain 55% (50% for reserved categories) in class IX and XI

  • One must secure 60% (55% for reserved categories) in the class X examination

Parental Income

Less than Rs. 1, 50,000/- per annum

Who cannot apply?

  • Students of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Kendriya Vidyalaya, Sainik schools

  • Students studying in residential schools run by state government institutions with facilities like boarding, lodging and education

  • Students pursuing their studies in private schools

NMMS Application Form 2020

All States and UTs will release the NMMS 2020 form pdf on their official websites from July 15, 2020 onwards. To access the online application, students can visit the National Scholarship portal. The last tentative date to submit online NMMS 2020 forms through NSP will be October 15, 2020. Students who are studying in Class 8th from any recognized school will be eligible to apply for NMMS exam 2020. The student's parental income needs to be less than Rs. 1,50,000 in order to apply for this scholarship exam. The objective of the NMMS exam 2020 is to award scholarships to 1,00,000 students who belong to economically weaker sections. This is also to encourage them to continue their education at the secondary stage. Selected students will be awarded the NMMS 2020 scholarship of Rs. 1000 per month from class IX till class XII. The online NMMS 2020 applications can also be submitted through the National Scholarship Portal.

  • The last date to apply for the NMMS exam 2020 will be different for different states.

  • Before filling the NMMS 2020 form, students must check the eligibility norms and keep the required documents ready.

  • Students can obtain the NMMS exam form online or offline from the Liasion Officer appointed in each state and UT.

  • The completely filled NMMS 2020 admission form should be submitted to the head of the institution.

Documents Required for NMMS Application Form 2020

  • Two passport size

  • Xerox copy of Report Card of Class 7th Exams

  • Xerox copy of SC/ST Certificate.

  • Disability Certificate from the Competent Authority.

  • Income certificate from the Competent Authority.

NMMS Exam Syllabus 2020

There is no prescribed NMMS exam 2020 syllabus. Hence, it is recommended to refer to the NCERT Class 8th syllabus. However, the paper will cover questions from the syllabus of Class VII and VIII.

NMMS 2020 Syllabus

Social Science



The Indian Constitution

Rational Numbers

Crop Production and Management

The Judiciary

Linear Equations in One Variable

Microorganisms: Friend and Foe

Women, Caste and Reform

Understanding Quadrilaterals

Synthetic Fibres and Plastics

Colonialism and the City

Practical Geometry

Materials: Metals and Non-Metals

Weavers, Iron Smelters and Factory Owners

Data Handling

Coal and Petroleum

Tribals, Dikus and the Vision of a Golden Age

Squares and Square Roots

Combustion and Flame

When People Rebel 1857 and After

Cubes and Cube Roots

Conservation and Flame

Law and Social Justice

Comparing Quantities

Cell Structure and Functions

Land, Soil, Water, Natural Vegetation and Wildlife Resources

Algebraic Expressions and Identities

Reproduction in Animals

Mineral and Power Resources

Visualising Solid Shapes

Reaching the Age of Adolescence



Force and Pressure


Exponents and Powers


Human Resources

Direct and Inverse Proportions


The Changing World of Visual Arts


Chemical Effects of Electric Current

Introduction to Graphs

Some natural Phenomena

Playing with Numbers


Stars and the Solar System

Pollution of Air and Water

NMMS 2020 Exam Pattern

Students preparing for the NMMS exam 2020 must go through the exam pattern 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 the exam pattern of NMMS exam 2020 are given below:

NMMS Exam Pattern



Number of Questions

Total Duration

Part-I Mental Ability Test (MAT)

Mental Ability


120 Minutes





Part-II Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)



120 Minutes

Social Studies




  • Test Duration - The duration for MAT and SAT will be 120 minutes each.

  • Marking Scheme - Each question will carry one mark. There will be no negative marking.

  • Exam Mode - NMMS exam 2020 will be held in offline or pen and paper-based mode.

  • Exam Type - All questions will be objective type. Out of 4 possible answers, students have to select only one correct.

  • For relevant NMMS exam books, students can refer to the NCERT Class 8th Books only.

  • NMMS MAT section tests a candidate’s reasoning and critical thinking skills. The questions will be based on analogy, pattern perception, classification, hidden figures etc.

  • Students have to attain at least 40% marks (32% for SC/ST) both MAT & SAT papers.

Previous Year's NMMS Question Papers

Students are advised to practice the previous year's NMMS question papers to get a better idea about the exam pattern and syllabus. This will acquaint students with the type of questions asked in the exam. NMMS exam 2020 papers will be made available along with their answer keys. The question paper will familiarize students with important topics and difficulty level of the exam. Students can also analyse their preparation level, identify their weak areas by solving previous year's NMMS exam papers.

NMMS Admit Card 2020

  • Students will be able to collect the admit card of NMMS exam 2020 from their school/ institution in which they are studying.

  • The NMMS 2020 hall ticket will be released in the second/ third week of October 2020. Some states may also release the hall ticket online on the official website of SCERT.

  • The hall ticket of NMMS 2020 comprises details such as the candidate’s name, roll number etc, along with the date, time and venue of the exam.

  • One must carry the admit card along with them on the day of the NMMS exam 2020.

  • Students have to submit their NMMS 2020 admit card to the invigilator after the exam is over. Hence, they are suggested to keep a xerox copy of the same with them and retain it until the entire selection process gets over.

NMMS Answer Key 2020

The exam conducting bodies of each state will release the official answer key of NMMS 2020 after 2- 3 weeks of exam conduction. With the help of the NMMS 2020 answer key, students will be able to calculate their probable scores in the exam and analyse their performance in NMMS exam 2020. Students have to follow the marking scheme as mentioned in the examination pattern to calculate the NMMS 2020 scores.

NMMS Result 2020

The NMMS result for all the states will be declared online on different dates of February/ March 2020. SCERT of particular state and UT will also release results of NMMS 2020 exam on its scheduled date that will be announced with the NMMS exam 2020 notification. The result will be made available online. Students will have to enter their roll number and school code in the login window to get access to the result. Some of the participating states release NMMS 2020 results in the form of merit lists. The result will include information such as the student’s name, roll number, section-wise score etc. One can follow the steps below to view and download result:

Steps to check NMMS Exam 2020 Result

  • Click on the official website of SCERT's website

  • Enter the roll number in the login window.

  • Enter the school code (if applicable).

  • The result will be displayed on the screen.

  • Download NMMS 2020 result and take a printout of it. Retain it for future reference.

NMMS Exam Centres 2020

The exam centre address will be mentioned on NMMS admit card 2020. Students can check the available NMMS exam centre list below-

State-wise NMMS Exam Centres


NMMS Exam Centres















Bijoykumar Girls H/S School, West Tripura

Khowai Govt H/S School, Khowai Tripura

Bishramganj H/S School, Shenahinjala Tripura

Udaipur Girls H.S. School, Udaipur, Gomati Tripura

Santirbazar H/S School, South Tripura

R.K Institution, Kailashahar, Unokuti Tripura

B.B.I Institution Dharmanagar, North Tripura

Chandraipara H.S School, Ambassa, Dhalai













U.S. Nagar



District Headquarters (Stage 2 to be held at Gangtok)

Himachal Pradesh







Lahaul- Spiti







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Uttar Pradesh

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Government Colleges and Government High Schools located in the district headquarters

NMMS Chhattisgarh 2020 Exam Centres


NMMS Exam 2020 Fee

  • The NMMS exam fee is Rs. 100/- per student (if applicable). However, the affiliation fees for institutes is Rs. 200/- per year per institution.

  • NMMS 2020-21 application fee for Daman & Diu is Rs. 75/- for General students and Rs. 55/- for SC/ST students.

NMMS Scholarship 2020

NMMS 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 the scholarship. The selected students will have to open a joint account with parents in the State Bank of India. The amount will be deposited by the bank in their account on a quarterly basis. NMMS exam 2020 scholarship will provide scholarships to candidates under the following four categories:

  1. Pre - Matric Scholarship Scheme - For students studying from Class 1st to Class 10th.

  2. 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.

  3. Top Class Scholarship Scheme - For students studying in top-level colleges across India such as IITs and IIMs.

  4. Merit cum Means (MCM) Scholarship Scheme - This scheme is for students pursuing technical and professional courses at graduation and post-graduation level.

NMMS Scholarship Amount



Rs. 12,000

Rs. 1000

Contact Details:

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

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NMMS Exam 2020

Question: What is the NMMS scholarship?


NMMS refers to the National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme. It is a scholarship exam for Class 8 students.

Question: Who can apply for NMMS scholarship?


Students of Class 8 who have secured at least 55% or equivalent grades in previous exams and whose annual family income is less than Rs. 1,50,000 are eligible to apply.

Question: When will the NMMS 2020 cutoff be released?


Several SCERTs will release the NMMS cutoff along with the NMMS result. The qualifying marks for the NMMS exam 2020 is 40% marks (32% for SC/ST).

Question: Can NIOS students apply for NMMS exam 2020?


No, only regular students will be eligible for NMMS 2020.

Question: I have submitted the forms to schools. Will it get accepted?


Yes, students have to submit filled NMMS 2020 applications to their schools and the Head of the institute will submit the same to the SDSEOs of their District.

Question: Is NMMS admit card mandatory at exam centres?


Yes, students should positively bring the NMMS exam hall ticket at exam centres. No student will be allowed to enter the exam premises without the admit card.

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Haryana State NMMS result date

Shubhangi sinha 18th Feb, 2020

Hello sir,

The NMMS result for all the states will be declared online on different dates of February/ March 2020. SCERT of particular state and UT will also release results of NMMS 2020 exam on its scheduled date that will be announced with the NMMS exam 2020 notification. The result will be made available online. Students will have to enter their roll number and school code in the login window to get access to the result. Some of the participating states release NMMS 2020 results in the form of merit lists. The result will include information such as the student’s name, roll number, section-wise score etc.

For more information you can refer to the link given below-


Good luck,

Hope it helps :)


when will the result of NMMS December 2019 exam for Haryana state be declared?

Shudhanshu Gupta Student Expert 11th Feb, 2020
As it is a result season, so the result of NMMS Haryana state will be declared in some week either it may be in February or maybe in march as there is not any official announcement of date so we can say and have this probable idea by analysing general traits,
You can be regular updated with the website given below:
For more detail you can refer below link:
Best of luck.
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when nmms results in Telangana state

Suryashis Chakraborty 8th Feb, 2020

Hello Mahesh,

National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship Examination is a Scholarship examination conducted by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD).

The NMMS Results for 2019-2020 is scheduled to be declared by the last week of February. This is however subjected to revision by the board and can be declared any time before the proposed date.

For more details on the same, stay updated via the official website of NMMS: mhrd.gov.in/nmms

The NMMS 2019 Result will be made available in a .pdf format containing the student's name, school name, roll number, rank, marks scored in MAT and SAT etc.

Hope this helps you. We wish you the best for your future endeavours!



Can I get a scholarship in nmms

Shudhanshu Gupta Student Expert 1st Feb, 2020
Director of government examination Andhra Pradesh conduct NMMS exam for class 8 , selected candidates get scholarship of 12000 rupees per annum.
Yes you will be  eligible for getting scholarship if you get qualified the exam as you didn't mention your credential and some more details so that I could judge you  so it is quite difficult to tell .
Best of luck.

When will the result of Tamilnadu nmms for class 8th be announced

Ruchika Chauhan Expert 25th Jan, 2020


NMMS result of Tamil Nadu is expected to release soon. NMMS 2019 Result is made available pdf format containing the student's name, school name, roll number, rank, marks scored in MAT and SAT etc.

Some states may also release result in the offline mode and students can access results from their respective schools.

Check the detailed information and stay connected for recent updates:


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