NMMS Exam 2018 - Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) conducts NMMS scholarship exam every year through state governments of the respective states. National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship or NMMS exam 2018 will be held on November 4, 2018 in the offline mode. Some State/Uts has released NMMS application form 2018. Students who are studying in class VIII from any recognised school and with parental income not more than Rs. 1,50,000 can apply for NMMS 2018. The exam is held for total 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, eligibility, application, exam pattern, syllabus, result and so on.
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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 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
July/August 2018 (Released for some states)
Last day to submit 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
Answer key will be available on
Third week of November 2018
Result of NMMS 2018 to be declared on
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 scholarship
Who cannot apply?
The States and UTs have released NMMS application form 2018. The last date to fill the form will be the last week of September 2018. Candidates must check the eligibility norms and keep the required documents ready before filling NMMS application form 2018. They will be able to download the NMMS application form 2018 online or offline from the Liasion Officer appointed in each state and UT. The completely filled NMMS 2018 Application Form has to be submitted offline to the head of the institution where students are studying.
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 continuation of scholarship. The selected candidates will have to open a joint account with parents in 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 Exam Pattern and Syllabus
Students preparing for NMMS can go through the exam pattern of NMMS 2018 to know about the marking scheme, 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 such 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 an idea about the exam better. This will acquaint students with the exam pattern and the type of questions asked in the exam. NMMS question papers will be made available along with their answer keys. The question paper of NMMS will familiarise candidates with the exam pattern and difficulty level of the exam among others. They will also help them analyse their preparation level, identify their weak areas and work on them.
The hall ticket of NMMS exam will be available offline in October 2018. Candidates whose applications are accepted will be able to collect the admit card of NMMS 2018 from their school/ institution in which they are studying. NMMS admit card 2018 will comprise details such as candidate’s name, roll number etc. along with date, time and venue of the exam. One must carry the admit card along with them on exam day as they will not be allowed to take the exam in its absence. Test takers will have to submit their NMMS 2018 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 till the selection process gets over.
NMMS 2018 Answer Key
The examination conducting bodies of each state will release official answer key of NMMS 2018 in the third week of November 2018. with the help of NMMS answer key 2018, students will be 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.
SCERT of all States and UT will release NMMS result in January/February, 2019. NMMS Result 2018 will be made available online and to check, they 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 to check result
Enter the roll number in the login window
Enter school code (if applicable). The result will be displayed on screen.
Download result and take a printout of it. Retain it for future reference.
Department of School Education and Literacy,
Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India
Website - http://mhrd.gov.in/nmms
Address - Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi – 110001