NMMS Scholarship 2019- National Means Cum Merit Scholarship Scheme (NMMS) is awarded through a common examination for class 8th students. MHRD, Government of India awards a total of 100,000 NMMS scholarships every year to meritorious Class 8th students of economically weaker backgrounds. NMMS exam was conducted on November 2 & 3, 17, December 1, 8 and 22, 2019. States/UTs release their separate NMMS Scholarship application form through online or offline mode. Students need to pass the class VIII to Class IX for being eligible to apply for the NMMS scholarship. Students studying in NVS, KVS, Sainik Schools and private schools were not eligible for NMMS scholarships. Interested and eligible students could apply for NMMS scholarship 2019 through their respective schools or the National Scholarship Portal (NSP). Registration through NSP was commenced and students were able to access the forms until October 15, 2019. Each State /UT had a fixed quota of scholarship. Students will be selected on the basis of their performance in the NMMS scholarship exam, conducted by the State Governments/UT Administrations to award the National Meanscum-Merit Scholarships in the States/UTsRead the article to know all the details related to the NMMS scholarship 2019.
Latest: NMMS result 2019 declared. Check the state-wise result by clicking on this link.


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NMMS Scholarship 2019 Important Dates

NMMS 2019-20 exam will be conducted on different dates at the state-level. Students should track the dates and apply before the last date. Students should note

NMMS Scholarship Application DatesJuly/ August 2019 (July 15, 2019, through NSP*)
Last Date to Apply for NMMSSeptember/ October 2019 (October 15, 2019, through NSP*)
Release of Admit CardOctober/ November 2019
NMMS Scholarship Exam DatesNovember 2, 3 and 17, 2019
December 1, 8 and 22, 2019
NMMS Result DateJanuary to March 2020

*National Scholarship Portal (NSP)

NMMS Scholarship 2019-20 Amount

A candidate who qualifies for NMMS 2019 scholarship, fulfilling all the eligibility conditions and clears NMMS scholarship exam gets a scholarship of Rs. 12,000 per annum @ Rs. 1000 per month for Class 9 and continuation/renewal in Class 10 to 12. The scholarship amount is directly transferred into the student’s account by SBI through Public Financial Management System (PFMS). Such students can continue their study in the State Government, Government-aided and Local body schools under NMMS Scheme.

NMMS Scholarship Ammount

Name of Scholarship

Eligible Classes

Amount (per year)

Amount (per month)



Rs. 12,000/-

Rs. 1,000/-

NMMS Scholarship 2019-20 Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must first appear and qualify in the NMMS Scholarship exam. To appear for the exam, the student should have scored at least 55% marks (50% for SC/ST) or equivalent grade in the Class 7 exam.

  • If the student has qualified in the NMMSS exam, he/she will be selected for the scholarship. However, at the time of selection for the NMMS Scholarship, the student must have scored a minimum of 55% marks (50% for SC/ST) or equivalent grade in the Class 8 exams.

  • Student's annual parental income should not exceed Rs.1,50,000 including all sources.

Eligibility criteria for renewal/continuation of NMMS scholarship 2019

  • For continuation of scholarship in Class 10 and 12, the scholarship holders must have been promoted from class 9 to Class 10 and Class 11 to Class 12 in the first attempt with 55% of marks (relaxation of 5% for reserved category).

  • Also, the scholarship holder must score at least 60% marks in Class 10 examination or equivalent for the continuation of scholarship at the higher secondary stage. (There will be a relaxation of 5% for SC/ST).

NMMS Scholarship 2019 Application form

  • Candidates must fill the online NMMS 2019 application form to appear for the state level exam.

  • After qualifying and selection, they will be required to open a Joint account with parents in State Bank of India, which has a core banking facility. Candidates may note that there will be no initial deposit/minimum deposit charges for opening an account and once an account is opened, ATM-cum-Debit Cards will be issued.

  • The state will identify the awardees before handing the list of beneficiaries to SBI for payment of NMMS Scholarship amount.

  • The scholarship is generally paid to awardees on a quarterly basis (Rs. 1500/- each quarter) by SBI after getting the list from each state.

  • Where there are no SBI branches, candidates will be asked to open their account in the public sector banks with the Electronic Clearing System (ECS) facility. SBI will make arrangements to transfer the scholarship on a quarterly basis in the account of awardees.

The General framework of the NMMS Scholarship Scheme

  • Even though it is a central scheme but it is regulated by state and Union Territories (UT).

  • Each State/UT conducts its own Scholarship exam for NMMS Scheme.

  • The state-level exam consists of two parts- Mental Ability Test (MAT) and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).

  • The students studying in India are only eligible for the NMMS Scholarship.

  • Central Government provides 100% funds for the Scheme.

  • The student of class 9 and 10 applies under Pre-Matric Scholarship category and the student of class 11 and 12 applies under the Post-Matric Scholarship category.

  • For fresh scholarships and renewals, a student must apply as a fresh candidate. For renewals also, there is no need to go to the option of ‘Apply for renewal’.

  • Only two application can be filled from one mobile for Pre-Matric (Class 9 and Class 10)

  • Only one application can be filled from one mobile for Post-Matric (Class 11 and Class 12).

NMMS Exam Pattern

  • Each test will be of 90 minutes duration.
  • Students must qualify both MAT and SAT with a score of 40% for the general category and 32% for the reserved category.
  • Each question carries 1 mark.
  • Students should use Black or Blue PEN only to mark answers.

The exam consists of two tests:

  • Mental Ability Test (MAT) – It consists of 100 multiple choice questions that test your reasoning and critical thinking skills. The questions are based on classification, analogy, pattern perception, hidden figures, etc.

  • Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) – It consists of 100 multiple choice questions that cover academic subjects taught in class 7 and 8 like science, social science, and mathematics.

NMMS Syllabus

Students have to prepare their Class 8th syllabus to prepare for the examination. It is also suggested to follow the NCERT syllabus of Class 8th as the exam authority follows the same for creating the question papers of the NMMS Scholarship 2019 examination. Along with the same, students are also suggested to solve reasoning and mental ability questions from different books and stay updated with the latest happenings.

NMMS Books

NCERT Class 8th books and State Board books both are equally important to prepare for NMMS Scholarship 2019 exam. Students should cover all the topics f their Class 7th & 8th syllabus from their respective books. NMMS Scholarship is awarded to students having a good IQ level. Hence, students should also read some GK books and watch discovery or other similar channels to improve General Knowledge.

NMMS Question Paper

Students can check the type of questions asked and the difficulty level of the NMMS exam with the help of their question papers. The education department or SCERT of a particular state releases the previous year's question papers for the assistance of the students. Solving NMMS exam question papers will also help in knowing the important topics. Moreover, students can check their performance level by solving the maximum numbers o question papers.

Also read, ‘NTSE – National Talent Search Examination’- Other Scholarship Exam

NMMS Result

The NMMS Scholarship 2019 result will be released in the form of a merit list containing the name of the shortlisted candidates and marks obtained by them. The NMMS 2019 result will be announced online by different states. The shortlisted candidates need to follow the instruction provided along with the result to claim the NMMS scholarship 2019 amount.

StateOfficial Website
NMMS Odishantse.scertodisha.nic.in
NMMS Biharscholarships.gov.in
NMMS West Bengalscholarships.wbsed.gov.in
NMMS Haryanascertharyana.gov.in
NMMS Chhattisgarhscert.cg.gov.in
NMMS Tripurascertonline.tripura.gov.in
NMMS Andhra Pradeshmain.bseap.org
NMMS Jammu & Kashmirschedujammu.nic.in
NMMS Telanganabse.telangana.gov.in/NMMS.aspx
NMMS Daman & Diudaman.nic.in
NMMS Uttarakhandscert.uk.gov.in
NMMS Madhya Pradeshmponline.gov.in
NMMS Uttar Pradeshexamregulatoryauthorityup.in
NMMS Chandigarhsiechd.nic.in
NMMS Jammu and Kashmirjkbose.jk.gov.in
NMMS Delhi


NMMS Himachal Pradeshhimachalservices.nic.in/scert/en-IN/nmms.html
NMMS Goascert.goa.gov.in
NMMS Keralascert.kerala.gov.in
NMMS Sikkimsikkimhrdd.org
NMMS Maharashtrawww.mscepune.in
NMMS Punjabssapunjab.org
NMMS Gujaratsebexam.org
NMMS Assam


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there r two children in my home and they r about to go in class 9 th just after class 8 th final exam which will be now postponed due to coronavirus.r they can fill the nmms forms or the date of application is overd.plz clear it..thank u

Aryan 22nd Mar, 2020

Hi arun,
Yes, they can fill the NMMS (National Means cum Merit Scholarship ) form. 15th July 2020 is the tentative date from which the state SCERTs will be releasing the form. The annual parental income should be less than Rs 1,50,000 in order to become eligible for the same.
You can also refer to the given link in order to get more information regarding the same.

All the best !
Feel free to ask if you have any further doubts.

when will the nmms scholarship entry will start for the Madhyamik examines??

Aryan 22nd Mar, 2020

Hello Sipra,
NMMS (National Means cum Merit Scholarship ) form will be beginning from 15th July 2020, which is the tentative date from which the state SCERTs will be releasing the form. The annual parental income should be less than Rs 1,50,000 in order to become eligible for the same.
You can also refer to the given link in order to get more information regarding the same.

All the best !
Feel free to ask if you have any further doubts.



i am nmms scholarship holder can i write ntse examination

Shudhanshu Gupta Student Expert 8th Mar, 2020
For giving NTSE exam it doesn't matter whether you have taken NMMS scholarship or not for giving this exam there are two parameters which you need to to fulfill one is the age criteria you must be under 18 year, second is your class, you must be in class 10th for giving NTSE exam ,hope you understood.
Best of luck.

When will the NMMS exams form fill up be start for the year of 2020?

Sharon Rose Student Expert 28th Feb, 2020


The application for NMMS 2020 will be available from July 15, 2020 tentatively.Last date to submit the application form will be in the month of August 2020 or September 2020.So you need to wait until the applications are out.Keep an eye on updates so that you won't miss any.

Here is the link to NMMS Exam 2020 for further updates



when was Andhra Pradesh nmms results

ayush mishra 28th Feb, 2020

Jaswanth, the Andhra Pradesh NMMS results would be declared by the SCERT ANDHRA PRADESH tentatively in the month of March. According to previous years trends, the results may be declared in the second or third week of March on the official website and so all the candidates must stay in touch with the official website for any information regarding the same. However, there has been no official notification from the SCERT regarding the actual result date and hence it is very difficult to predict the actual date but since the results for some other states like Haryana, Madhya Pradesh etc. have already been declared in the past week, so the chances are that the AP NMMS results could be declared very soon.

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