NMMS Exam 2020-21 (Admit Card Released) - Exam Date, Application, Question Papers, Result
NMMS Exam 2020-21 - SCERTs are releasing state-wise NMMS 2020 admit card on the respective official websites. Students of Class 8 who have filled application form can download the same through the official link. Alternatively, they can collect NMMS 2020 exam admit card from respective schools. SCERTs will conduct the NMMS exam on various dates in offline mode. The exam contains two papers namely Mental Ability Test (MAT) and Scholastic Ability Test (SAT). The total marks of NMMS question paper are 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 2021, eligibility, application and scholarship details.
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NMMS 2020-21 Exam Overview
|Full Name||National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship|
|Conducting Body||Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD)|
|Application mode||Online/ Offline|
|Exam Mode||Pen and paper-based test|
|Test Duration||3 hours|
|Qualifying Marks||40% marks (32% for SC/ST)|
|NMMS Official Website||mhrd.gov.in/nmms|
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
|Events||NMMS 2020 Dates|
|Availability of NMMS 2020 application form||October 9, 2020|
|Last Date to submit an NMMS exam form||October/November/December 2020|
|NMMS 2020 Admit Card Date||First week of December 2020|
|NMMS Telangana exam date||February 21, 2021|
|NMMS Jharkhand exam||December 12, 2020|
|NMMS 2020 exam date||December 13, 2020|
|NMMS Haryana exam||December 20, 2020|
|NMMS Maharashtra exam||March 14, 2021|
|NMMS Karnataka exam||January 24, 2021|
|NMMS JK exam||January 30, 2021|
|NMMS Himachal exam||February 21, 2021|
|Release of NMMS 2020 Answer key||Last week of December 2020|
|NMMS Exam 2020 Result Declaration||January to March 2020|
- The NMMS 2020 hall ticket has been released in the first and second week of December 2020 for most of the states.
- Students can collect the admit card of NMMS exam 2020 from their school/ institution in which they are studying.
- 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.
The exam conducting bodies of each state 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 can 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.
The NMMS result for all the states will be declared online on different dates in January/ February/ March 2021. 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 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
|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|
|Parental Income||Less than Rs. 1, 50,000/- per annum|
|Who cannot apply?|
All States and UTs releases NMMS 2020 form pdf on their official websites. The last date to submit online NMMS 2020 forms vary as per state. Students who are studying in Class 8th from any recognized school are 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 NMMS Scholarship 2020 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 is different for all 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
|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|
|Agriculture||Mensuration||Force and Pressure|
|Industries||Exponents and Powers||Friction|
|Human Resources||Direct and Inverse Proportions||Sound|
|The Changing World of Visual Arts||Factorisation||Chemical Effects of Electric Current|
|Introduction to Graphs||Some natural Phenomena|
|Playing with Numbers||Light|
|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
|Parts||Sections||Number of Questions|
|Part-I Mental Ability Test (MAT)||Mental Ability||45|
|Part-II Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)||Science||35|
- Test Duration - The duration for MAT and SAT will be 90 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.
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 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
|States||NMMS Exam Centres|
|Tripura||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
|Sikkim||District Headquarters (Stage 2 to be held at Gangtok)|
|Chhattisgarh||Refer to the image provided below|
|Uttar Pradesh||Click Here to check NMMS Exam Centre List Here|
|Odisha||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 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:
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.
NMMS Scholarship Amount
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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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NMMS Exam 2020-21 (Admit Card Released) - Exam Date, Application, Question Papers, Result
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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Questions related to NMMS
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You can download the NMMS answer key as well as questions from our careers360 website. The link given below will help you in downloading them easily. It will also provide you questions and answers keys of recent NMMS papers.
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The question papers foor NMMS exam from previous years can be readily found on different websites in the google, mock tests are available in the books where PDFs are also available for free. You can readily find the questions and the solutions both in these text books and online papers. Make sure you are through with the topics so you can ace the mock test.
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National Means cum Merit Scholarship Scheme Exam is conducted every year by Science Branch of Directorate of Education, Delhi usually in the month of November for the students studying in class VIII of Govt./Aided schools. You can refer to the following link and check the article that provides you the link of all the previous yer question papers with answer keys till 2020-
last date of applying for NMMS ?
National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme is an initiative by Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and is a national level exam conducted to decrease students' dropout rate in classes 8 & 9 and encourage them to continue their studies to improve India's overall literacy rate. The last date to apply might vary for each state.
You can visit the link below for estimated dates state wise:
can bihar student apply for this ?
If you are referring to NMMS in your query then yes you are eligible to apply for the scholarship if you belong to state of Bihar and is a student studying in Government/local body school in class 8th and must have secured atleast 55% marks in previous class with a family income of less that 1.5 lakhs. National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme is an initiative by Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and is a national level exam conducted to decrease students' dropout rate in classes 8 & 9 and encourage them to continue their studies to improve India's overall literacy rate.
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