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NMMS Scholarship 2024 - Full Form, Application, Eligibility, Dates, Exam Pattern, Syllabus

NMMS Scholarship 2024 - Full Form, Application, Eligibility, Dates, Exam Pattern, Syllabus

Edited By Shilpi Sachdeva | Updated on Jul 05, 2024 02:16 PM IST | #NMMS
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NMMS Scholarship 2024 is offered by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) of India. It is also known as the National Means Cum Merit Scholarship (NMMS). A total of 1,00,000 NMMS scholarships are awarded annually to deserving class 8th students by the Ministry of Education. The NMMS exams are conducted at the state level by SCERTs or Education departments in an offline format. The National Scholarship Portal (NSP) has opened window for the students who are selected in the merit list to apply for getting their scholarship through NSP. The start date of application form is from June 30, 2024 and the last date for submission of fresh/renewal applications for NMMSS by students for 2024-25 on NSP is 31st August 2024. The students who applied on the NSP for the academic year 2023-24 have received their OTR/Reference number via the portal and have been notified via SMS.

To be eligible for the NMMS scholarship 2024-25, students must pass the 8th class with a minimum required score. Students who pass the NMMS scholarship exam and get selected in the merit list will receive scholarships. There will be two sections in the NMMS Exam: MAT and SAT. It will take 90 minutes to complete each of these papers and it will be worth 90 marks for each paper. To continue exploring additional information on the NMMS scholarship application procedure, prerequisites, deadlines, and curriculum, read the full article.

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NMMS Scholarship 2024 - Important Dates

It will be necessary for students to apply for the NMMS scholarship for class 8 before the last date. Here are the most important dates for the NMMS 2024 Scholarship.


NMMS Dates

NMMS Scholarship Application Release Date

July 2, 2024

Submission of fresh/renewal applications for NMMSS

June 30, 2024 to August 31, 2024

Release of Admit Card

October 2024

NMMS Scholarship 2024 Exam Dates

November/ December 2024

NMMS Result Date

February 2025

NMMS Full Form

NMMS scholarship exam 2024 is usually conducted in the month of November/December. The NMMS exam full form is National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship. MHRD conducts the NMMS exam for the students of Class 8. It aims to support students from economically weaker sections of society. The exam covers subjects like Maths, Science and Mental Ability test. Read further to learn about the NMMS scholarship, its application process, eligibility criteria etc.

OTR Registration and Application Procedure

Instructions regarding OTR for students who applied on the NSP in AY 2023-24 are as follows:

A. Instructions for students who have been issued an OTR No. is as follows:

  • Earlier, NSP introduced the face-authentication service for AY 2023-24, which was optional for students.
  • NSP has issued OTR No. to students who performed the face-authentication in AY 2023-24, sent via SMS to their registered mobile number.
  • Students with an OTR No. can directly apply for scholarships on the NSP portal.
  • If a student has not received the OTR No. via SMS, they can retrieve it using the "Know your OTR" feature on NSP.
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B. Instruction for students who have received a Reference No. is as follows:

  • NSP has assigned a reference number to students who completed OTP-based eKYC but did not complete face-authentication in AY 2023-24.

  • A student must have been chosen in the merit list by a state-level authority.

  • To obtain the OTR No., complete face-authentication on NSP.

  • Follow these steps to generate the OTR No.:
    a. Download and install Aadhaar Face RD services on your Android device from here.
    b. Download and install the NSP OTR App from the Google Play Store here.
    c. Open the mobile app and select the "eKYC with FaceAuth" option highlighted in red.

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NMMS Scholarship 2024 - Eligibility Criteria

  • A student must pass Class 8 with a passing score of 55% (or 50% for SC/ST students) to be eligible for the NMMS 2024 Scholarship exam.

  • The student family's total annual income from all sources cannot be more than Rs. 3,50,000

  • The NMMS scholarship is available only to students who are studying in India.

  • Students who take and pass the NMMS 2024 exam are entitled to be considered for the scholarship.

Who is not eligible for the NMMS Scholarship 2024?

  • Students from NVS, KVS, Sainik Schools, or private schools are not eligible for the NMMS scholarship 2024.

  • Students enrolled in boarding or residential institutions operated by State Government Institutions are ineligible.

NMMS Scholarship 2024 - Eligibility Criteria for Continuation of Scholarship

  • Along with selection, the student must score at least 55% mark (5% relaxation for reserved categories) in the class 8 examination to get a Scholarship in Class 9.

  • Students must pass Class 9 to get a scholarship in Class 10

  • He/she must secure 60% marks in Class 10 (5% relaxation for reserved categories) to get a scholarship in Class 11.

  • Must pass Class 11 to get a scholarship in Class 12.

NMMS Application Form 2024

Students must submit their NMMS scholarship 2024 applications—either online or offline—before the deadline to prevent any unnecessary stress.

  • There will be both online and offline exam registration options for the NMMS exam in 2024.

  • Students must visit the National Scholarship Portal's official website,, to apply for the NMMS scholarship 2024.

  • All relevant documentation needs to be submitted, such as proof of income, a domicile certificate, etc.

  • A candidate's application will be denied if they fail to complete the process before the deadline.

NMMS Exam Pattern 2024

When studying for exams, it's a good idea to familiarise yourself with the exam format. Students must study the NMMS Scholarship exam pattern 2024 in detail.

  • The exam will be divided into two parts: the Mental Ability Test (MAT) and the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).

  • MAT includes questions that test reasoning and critical thinking abilities. On the other hand, questions from physics, social science, and mathematics will be asked on SAT.

  • Each of these papers lasts 90 minutes and weighs 90 marks.

NMMS Syllabus 2024

Start by studying the NMMS 2024 syllabus and finish it at least one month before the test.

  • There are questions from class 8 in the NMMS exam. Students must therefore first master the NCERT Class 8 syllabus.

  • Set your sights on subjects like science, social science, and maths to ace the exam.

  • There may also be some questions sourced from the class 7 curriculum.

  • For the MAT, students should also practice questions from the reasoning section. Any best book can be used to support their ability to reason.

NMMS Books 2024

The list below includes some of the best books for the NMMS exam 2024. Take a glance as students can benefit greatly from these.

  • Prioritize the NCERT books of Class 8 Maths, Science, and Social Science.

  • Read the NCERT books for Class 7 as well to get ready for the NMMS scholarship test 2024.

  • Practise with previous year's papers and sample papers after finishing these books.

NMMS Question Paper 2024

Solving the previous year's NMMS question papers and sample papers is important. This will provide you with an advantage during your preparation. In this course, students will learn time management skills and the types of questions that will be asked in the test. By practising regularly, you may be able to determine the level of difficulty of the exam.

NMMS Result 2024

  • The state examination boards will publish the NMMS Scholarship 2024–25 test results in both online and offline versions.

  • On the official websites of the SCERTs in each state, the NMMS 2024 results will be available.

  • Students must enter their roll number from their NMMS admit card to access the NMMS result 2024.

  • Students can examine their scores on paper that is kept on the premises of the school.

  • The final result is released in the form of a merit list that also includes the student's name, school name, roll number, rank, and MAT and SAT scores, among other details.

NMMS Scholarship Apply Online - State Wise Official Websites for NMMS


Official Website

NMMS Odisha

NMMS Bihar

NMMS West Bengal

NMMS Haryana

NMMS Chhattisgarh

NMMS Tripura

NMMS Andhra Pradesh

NMMS Jammu & Kashmir

NMMS Telangana

NMMS Daman & Diu

NMMS Uttarakhand

NMMS Madhya Pradesh

NMMS Uttar Pradesh

NMMS Chandigarh

NMMS Delhi

NMMS Himachal Pradesh


NMMS Kerala

NMMS Sikkim

NMMS Maharashtra

NMMS Punjab

NMMS Gujarat

NMMS Assam

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. How many students will receive NMMS scholarships in 2024?

The NMMS selects 100,000 candidates for scholarships each year.

2. Can I access my NMMS exam results offline?

Yes, the results are accessible in the respective schools.

3. Can I utilise NCERT books to prepare for the NMMS exams in 2024?

Yes, you can study with the NCERT books.

4. Will there be any negative markings in the NMMS scholarship exam in 2024?

No, there are no negative markings.

5. What is NMMS scholarship amount?

Scholarship of Rs. 12000/- per annum (Rs.1000/- per month) per student is awarded to selected students every year for studying in classes from 9 to 12 in State Government, Government aided and local body schools.

6. What is NMMS full form?

NMMS stands for National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship. 

7. Who is eligible for NMMS?

Only meritorious students whose parental income is less than INR 3.5 Lakh annually are eligible to apply for NMMS. Students must check the complete NMMS eligibility criteria mentioned above in article. 


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Questions related to NMMS

Have a question related to NMMS ?

You won't necessarily need your NMMS hall ticket to proceed further if you have passed the exam.

The NMMS hall ticket is primarily for appearing for the exam. Once you have taken the exam and (hopefully) passed, you likely won't need the physical hall ticket for further procedures related to the scholarship.

The results for the NMMS exam are usually declared online. You can check the official website of the authority that conducted the exam in your state to find the results. Look for sections mentioning "NMMS Results" or "Scholarship Status." You might need your application number or roll number to access the results.

The scholarship amount is typically deposited directly into the bank accounts of the selected candidates. The specific notification regarding the disbursement process and timelines will likely be announced on the official website.

If you still want a copy of your NMMS hall ticket for your records, reach out to the exam authority that conducted the NMMS exam in your state. Contact details (phone number or email) should be available on the official website.

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The NMMS Bihar merit list 2023-2024 is likely to be released in April 2024. You can check the NMMS Bihar result on the official website. The Bihar NMMS exam was conducted on January 7, 2024.

Click on the below link to know more about NMMS Bihar result 2024.

Hello aspirant,

On February 28, 2024, the NMMS Tamil Nadu results were disclosed. Previously, the results for the NMMS exams in Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra for the year 2023-24 were declared. Meanwhile, the NMMS results for other states are scheduled to be announced by the authorities or State Councils of Educational Research and Training (SCERTs) in March 2024. The official websites of the respective SCERTs will host the NMMS 2024 results, where students can access the merit list for the exam.

For more information you can visit our website by clicking on the link given below.

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Hello aspirant,

Solving previous year question papers immensely help in enhancing your preparation for the competitive exam. Here below I am providing you with the link, you can visit our website by clicking on the link and can get access to previous year question papers.

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The NMMS exam can be quite challenging, but hard work and determination are key ingredients fosuccess.s in any field of life. By putting in the effort and staying focused on your preparation, you can overcome any obstacles and achieve your goals. Remember to stay motivated, stay positive, and believe in yourself.

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