NMMS Scholarship 2019-20
Updated on Jan 22, 2020 - 3 p.m. IST by Maniprabha.singh

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.

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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answer key 2017 nmms in maharsta

Aditya kumar Student Expert 6th Dec, 2019
Hello there!


You can get previous year question papers of nmms for the year 2017 and more along with answer keys by going through our page for which link is provided below :-


These papers will help you to understand the types of questions which are asked in exam, you will understand the important topics which are covered in the exam by practising these papers and you will also get to know your preparation level by solving these papers. Good luck for your examination.


what is the cut off marks for genarel

rishabh5978@gmail.com 6th Dec, 2019

Hello there. Hope you are doing good. I would like to tell you that as per previous year results. The cutoff for general category is 40% in MAT and SAT exam. For your reference, I am sharing a link with you which consists of information about NMMS and some other vital details.


I hope you found this answer helpful. Good luck for your future.


i have paid money but when i call toll free number it says they dont get money thats why my form is rejected,my exam is on 8th dec can i get my Hall ticket , is it possible

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 6th Dec, 2019


see there is really less chances right now. if you have the application copy and fees submission or challan of fees payment you can send the exam authority for proof of payment. right now all depends on the exam authority.

hope you may understand.


in Madurai the has postponed from 1st December 2019 to they did not say any date. so please see the date for Madurai students kindly. thank you

Tamajit Student Expert 16th Dec, 2019

Hi Rashmitha,

I understand that the exam dates for NMMS examination 2018 has been postponed from December 3rd and you wish to know the date for the examination in Madurai and so to answer your question there has been no official release of the examination date for NMMS 2019 examination for Madurai yet and therefore I request you to stay tuned on the official website of the NMMS 2019 entrance examination to stay updated for any display of examination date for Madurai.

Best wishes!


NMMS MAT_ SAT18 8 th answershit

Yash Dev Student Expert 22nd Dec, 2019

Hello  student you can download the answer key from the link mentioned below.


Karnataka, Punjab, Andhra Pradesh and Puducherry has released the question papers of NMMS 2019. Along with the NMMS 2019 question papers, answer keys have also been released.

Feel free to comment if you have any doubt

Good luck

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