NMMS Exam 2019
Maniprabha.singh, 04 Oct 2019, #NMMS

NMMS Exam 2019 - SCERTs have released the NMMS forms. The last date to submit online NMMS 2019 forms through NSP is October 15, 2019. Students who are studying in Class 8th from any recognized school are eligible for NMMS exam 2019. Also, the student's parental income should be less than Rs. 1,50,000. Applicants will be able to collect the NMMS 2019 admit card from the SCERT's website. The other mode to get the NMMS exam hall ticket is through schools. Students can collect the admit card 15 days prior to the NMMS exam. The selection of students will be made based on their performance in the written test. NMMS Exam 2019 will be held on November 2, 3 or 17, 2019 in offline mode. NMMS exam is conducted for a total of 180 marks for the Mental Ability Test (MAT) and Scholastic Ability Test (SAT). Read on NMMS exam 2019 for complete details such as dates, result, merit list and so on.

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The objective of NMMS exam 2019 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 will be awarded the NMMS 2019 scholarship of Rs. 1000 per month from class IX till class XII. The online NMMS 2019 applications can also be submitted through the National Scholarship Portal.

NMMS 2019-20 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 Marks40% marks (32% for SC/ST)

Registration website


NMMS Official Website


NMMS 2019 Exam 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 have been given in the table below:

NMMS Exam 2019 Dates


NMMS 2019 Dates

Availability of NMMS 2019 application form

July 15, 2019

Last Date to submit an NMMS exam form

August/ September 2019

NMMS 2019 Admit Card Date

Third week of October 2019

NMMS Exam 2019 Date (for Nagaland, Mizoram, Meghalaya and Andaman & Nicobar islands)

November 02, 2019

NMMS Exam 2019 Date (for all other states and UTs except mentioned states)

November 03, 2019

NMMS 2019-20 Date for West Bengal, Haryana, Kerala, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand & Bihar

November 17, 2019

NMMS Maharashtra 2019 Exam Date

December 8, 2019

NMMS Gujarat 2019 Exam Date

December 22, 2019

NMMS Delhi 2019 Exam DateDecember 1, 2019

Release of NMMS 2019 Answer key

January 2020

NMMS Exam 2019 Result Declaration

February/ March 2020

NMMS 2019 Exam Pattern and Syllabus

Students preparing for the NMMS exam 2019 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 2019 are given below:

NMMS Exam Pattern

PartsSectionsNumber of QuestionsTotal Duration
Part-I Mental Ability Test (MAT)Mental Ability45120 Minutes
Part-II Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)


35120 Minutes
Social Studies35
  1. Test Duration- The duration for MAT is 120 minutes and for SAT is also 120 minutes.

  2. Marking Scheme- Each question carries one mark. There is no negative marking

  3. Exam Mode- NMMS Exam 2019 will be held in offline or pen and paper-based mode.

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

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

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

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

NMMS Exam Syllabus 2019

There is no prescribed NMMS exam 2019 syllabus. Hence, it is recommended referring to NCERT Class 8th Syllabus. However, the paper will cover questions from the syllabus of class VII and VIII.

NMMS Exam Syllabus

Social ScienceMathsScience
The Indian ConstitutionRational Numbers

Crop Production and Management

The JudiciaryLinear Equations in One Variable

Microorganisms: Friend and Foe

Women, Caste and ReformUnderstanding QuadrilateralsSynthetic Fibres and Plastics
Colonialism and the CityPractical Geometry

Materials: Metals and Non-Metals

Weavers, Iron Smelters and Factory OwnersData HandlingCoal and Petroleum
Tribals, Dikus and the Vision of a Golden AgeSquares and Square RootsCombustion and Flame
When People Rebel 1857 and AfterCubes and Cube RootsConservation and Flame
Law and Social JusticeComparing QuantitiesCell Structure and Functions
Land, Soil, Water, Natural Vegetation and Wildlife ResourcesAlgebraic Expressions and IdentitiesReproduction in Animals
Mineral and Power ResourcesVisualising Solid Shapes

Reaching the Age of Adolescence

AgricultureMensurationForce and Pressure
IndustriesExponents and PowersFriction
Human ResourcesDirect and Inverse ProportionsSound
The Changing World of Visual ArtsFactorisation

Chemical Effects of Electric Current

Introduction to GraphsSome natural Phenomena

Playing with NumbersLight

Stars and the Solar System

Pollution of Air and Water

Previous Year's NMMS Question Papers

Students should practice the previous year's NMMS question papers to get a better idea about the exam pattern and syllabus. This acquaints students with the type of questions asked in the exam. NMMS exam 2019 papers are made available along with their answer keys. The question paper familiarizes students with important topics and difficulty level of the exam among others. Students can also analyse their preparation level, identify their weak areas by solving last year's NMMS exam papers.

NMMS Admit Card 2019

  • Students will be able to collect the admit card of NMMS exam 2019 from their school/ institution in which they are studying.
  • The NMMS 2019 hall ticket will be released in the second/ third week of October 2019. Some states may also release the hall ticket online on the official website of SCERT.
  • The hall ticket of NMMS 2019 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 2019.
  • Students have to submit their NMMS 2019 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 Exam Centres 2019

The exam centre address will be mentioned on NMMS admit card 2019. Students can check the available NMMS exam centre list below-

State-wise NMMS Exam Centres

StateNMMS Exam Centres
  • Bicholim
  • Bardez
  • Pernem
  • Sattari
  • Ponda
  • Tiswadi
  • Salcete
  • Sanguem
  • Canacona
  • Ouepern
  • Dharbandora
  • Mormuzao
  • 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
  • Almora
  • Bageshwar
  • Chamoli
  • Champawat
  • Dehradun
  • Haridwar
  • Nanital
  • Pauri
  • Pithoragarh
  • Rudraprayag
  • Tehri
  • U.S. Nagar
  • Uttarkashi
SikkimDistrict Headquarters (Stage 2 to be held at Gangtok)
Himachal Pradesh
  • Bilaspur
  • Chamba
  • Hamirpur
  • Kangra
  • Kinnaur
  • Kullu
  • Lahaul- Spiti
  • Shimla
  • Sirmour
  • Solan
  • Una
  • Mandi
ChhattisgarhRefer to given image
  • Doda
  • Jammu
  • Kathua
  • Kishtwar
  • Poonch
  • Rajouri
  • Ramban
  • Reasi
  • Samba
  • Udhampur
  • Anantnag
  • Bandipora
  • Baramulla
  • Budgam
  • Ganderbal
  • Kulgam
  • Kupwara
  • Pulwama
  • Shopian
  • Srinagar
  • Kargil
  • leh
  • Shillong
  • Sohra
  • Mairang
  • Nongstoin
  • Nongpoh
  • Jowai
  • Amlarem
  • Tura
  • Dadengiri
  • Williamnagar
  • Baghmara
  • Khliehriat
  • Resubelpara
  • Mawkyrwat
  • Ampati
Uttar PradeshClick Here to check NMMS Exam Centre List Here
OdishaGovernment Colleges and Government High Schools located in the district headquarters

NMMS Chhattisgarh 2019 Exam Centresnmms-chhatisgarh-exam-centres

NMMS Answer Key 2019

The examination conducting bodies of each state will release the official answer key of NMMS 2019 after 2- 3 weeks exam conduction. With the help of the NMMS 2019 answer key, students are able to calculate their probable scores in the exam and analyse their performance in NMMS exam 2019. Students have to follow the marking scheme as mentioned in the examination pattern to calculate the NMMS 2019 scores.

NMMS Result 2019

The NMMS result will be declared online on different dates. SCERT of particular states and UT will also release NMMS results on its scheduled date that will be announced with the NMMS Exam 2019 notification. The result 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 2019 result in the form of merit lists. The result includes information like candidate’s name, roll number, section-wise score etc. One can follow the steps below to view and download result:

Steps to check NMMS Exam 2019 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 2019 result and take a printout of it. Retain it for future reference.

NMMS Scholarship 2019

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 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 exam 2019 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

NMMS Eligibility Criteria 2019

The conducting body has specified certain NMMS 2019 eligibility norms that students need to satisfy before applying for NMMS exam. Check the eligibility of NMMS exam 2019 below-

NMMS Eligibility Criteria


Eligibility conditions

Who can apply for NMMS 2019?

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 2019

All States and UTs have released the NMMS 2019 form pdf on their official website. To access the online application, students can visit the National Scholarship portal.

  • The last date to apply for NMMS exam 2019 is different for different states.
  • Before filling the NMMS 2019 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 2019 admission form should be submitted to the head of the institution.

Documents Required for NMMS Application Form 2019

  • 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 2019- 20 Application Links

State-wise NMMS 2019 FormsOfficial Application LinkScholarship NumberLast Date to Apply
NMMS Bihar 2019Click Here-October 15, 2019
NMMS Jammu & Kashmir 2019-20schedujammu.nic.in1091October 15, 2019
NMMS PunjabDownload Circular here2210October 10, 2019
NMMS Gujarat


October 10, 2019
NMMS Assammadhyamik.assam.gov.in
Download NMMS Assam Notification
-October 10, 2019
NMMS Jammu and Kashmir 2019-20Application (Closed)1068September 25, 2019
NMMS Daman & Diu 2019-20Application (Closed)-September 17, 2019
NMMS Uttar PradeshApplication (Closed)-September 30, 2019
NMMS Chandigarh 2019-20Application (Closed)85September 5, 2019
NMMS Delhi 2019-20Application (Closed)-September 5, 2019
NMMS Himachal Pradesh 2019-20Application (Closed)-September 7, 2019
NMMS Madhya Pradesh 2019-20Application (Closed)-September 8, 2019
NMMS Odisha 2019Application (Closed)3314August 25, 2019
NMMS GoaApplication (Closed)-August 30, 2019
NMMS Tripura 2019Application (Closed)-August 26, 2019
NMMS Uttarakhand 2019-20Application (Closed)-September 4, 2019
NMMS Telangana 2019-20Application (Closed)-September 6, 2019
NMMS Andhra Pradesh 2019-20Application (Closed)4087September 7, 2019
NMMS West Bengal 2019Application (Closed)-September 8, 2019
NMMS Chhattisgarh 2019Application (Closed)-September 14, 2019
NMMS Haryana 2019Application (Closed)2337September 25, 2019
NMMS Sikkim 2019-20Application (Closed)-September 10, 2019
NMMS Maharashtra 2019-20Application (Closed)-October 3, 2019

NMMS Exam 2019 Fee

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

  • NMMS 2019-20 Application fee Fees for Daman & Diu is Rs. 75/- for General students and Rs. 55/- for SC/ST students.

Click Here to apply online for NMMS 2019-20

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NMMS Exam 2019

Question: What is NMMS scholarship?


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

Question: Who can apply for NMMS scholarship?


Class 8th 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: What is the NMMS 2019 cutoff?


The exam conduction authority releases the cutoff along with the NMMS result. The qualifying marks for the NMMS exam 2019 is 40% marks (32% for SC/ST).

Question: I fall sick during Class 9 annual exams. Will the NMMS scholarship be continued?


Students should send a medical certificate along with the renewal form through the Head of the Institution within 3 months. The medical certificate must contain the illness details and signature of a Registered Medical Practitioner. The scholarship will be continued after the recommendation from the head of the institution. Also, the overall performance of the students during the session should be 50% or above.

Question: Can NIOS students apply for NMMS exam 2019?


No, only regular students are eligible for NMMS 2019.

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


Yes, students have to submit filled NMMS 2019 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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previous nmms exam paper with answers

Aditya kumar Student Expert 13th Oct, 2019
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karnataka state nmms question papers

Mahadev Khot 13th Oct, 2019

Previous question papers of nmms viii class



Papeya Dubey Student Expert 30th Sep, 2019


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Actually I passed NMMS exam in 2014 form Assam. But I did not get my scholarship amount till now. What should I do to claim the scholarship?

Sweta Student Expert 10th Oct, 2019


You can read their information brochure once:

here is the link for it: http://www.ncert.nic.in/programmes/talent_exam/pdf_files/Information_Brochure_2019.pdf

You can go to their website for complaint:



Nmms sempale paper in gujarati

Ruchika Chauhan Expert 7th Oct, 2019


National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship (NMMS) is a state level examination. It is conducted to award scholarships to 100,000 students who belong to economically weaker sections and encourage them to continue their education at the secondary stage.

It would be difficult to provide you the question papers in Gujarati as it is not available. You can go through the link below and check the previous year papers in English for reference and to have an idea about the type of questions asked in the examinations-


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