NMMS - National Means cum Merit Scholarship

NMMS 2016- National Means cum Merit Scholarship Scheme

Last date to apply

September 26, 2016
Each state has it own deadline

About NMMS

  • NMMS 2016- National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme is a Centrally Sponsored Scholarship scheme which is being offered to meritorious students of economically weaker sections to continue the study at the secondary stage to arrest the dropout rate after Class 8.
  • The selected students are awarded Rs. 6000 per annum (Rs.500 per month) to study from Class 9 to Class 12 in Government, Government aided and local body schools.
  • Under NMMS Total Scholarships awarded are 100,000 and there is a quota of scholarships for different states/UTs. There is reservation as per State Government norms. Every state has its own deadline for NMMS Application Form but for most of the states the deadline for application is August 31, 2016
  • The students are selected on the basis of NMMS Exam conducted by the State Governments/UT administration. NMMS Exam 2016 is scheduled to be conducted on November 8, 2016, and November 22, 2016. There is no Stage 2 of NMMS Exam and State Government will select the students for award of scholarship.
  • State wise NMMS Scholarship Application Form is given below and students can download them.
  • Scholarships are disbursed by the State Bank of India directly into the accounts of students on a quarterly basis. The Scholarship is paid for a maximum period of four years.

Latest Update: Last date for Online Submission of NMMS Application is given on this page. Candidates are advised to submit the application form before the due date. NMMS has updated the exam date for Delhi. Earlier the exam was scheduled to hold on November 27, 2016, which has changed now. The NMMS Exam for Delhi is now going to hold on January 22, 2017.

How the Scholarship for the States/UT’s are fixed?

The scholarship for the States/UT’s is fixed in a below-mentioned way:

  • 2/3rdweightage is given to enrolment of students in classes 7 and 8
    • No. of students who took admission in classes 7 and 8
  • 1/3rdwightage is given to population of children of relative age group for class 7 and 8
    •  based on the population figures as per 2001 census.

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NMMS Eligibility Criteria

Gender Any
Region  All India
Class/ Age Class 8
  • Academic Eligibility for NMMS- Candidate belonging to General Category must have secured 55% marks in Class 8. (5% relaxation in case of reserved category)
  • Annual Parental Income: It should not exceed Rs. 1,50,000 for both the parents and including income from all sources.
A Candidate is eligible for the NMMS provided he/she :
  • Starts his/her studies in approved courses and takes up studies on a regular basis.
  • Maintains good conduct as certified by the Head of the College/Institution and continues his/her studies as a regular student in Government/Local Body/Government aided school.
  • Does not remain absent on a stretch without proper leave.
  • Does not apply for any job during the study period.


  • The Scholarship is not available if the candidate wants to study Abroad
  • No claim for scholarship arrears will be entertained after the expiry of 12 months.
  • No Scholarship amount will be paid if in case the candidate leaves their course of study within one month of registration/admission
  • In case the candidate is not able to appear at the annual examination due to serious illness, they have to send the medical certificate through the Head of the Institution within three months of one’s falling ill.
  • Within 3 months of the declaration of the result, candidates have to join the next class/desired course
The scholarship shall be deemed to be discontinued any gap of one academic session in studies at any time due to any reason.

NMMS Reward

  • 100,000 scholarships will be given to the selected meritorious students of the country.
  • The amount of scholarship is proposed to be Rs.6000 per annum @ Rs. 500 per month. 
  • Candidates will be paid the Scholarship Amount on a quarterly basis. Rs. 1500 each quarter will be transferred by SBI in Joint account of the candidate.

NMMS Application form and Process

  • Students can apply for the NMMSS 2016-17 on the official website of SCERT of their respective States. There is no individual application procedure. 
  • Candidates DO NOT HAVE TO PAY any Examination Fee.
  • The NMMS application form has to be sent in triplicate on an A-4 Size Paper. The completed application form duly signed by Principal of the school should be submitted to the State Liaison Officer before the last date. 
  • Make sure to attach the attested copy of Caste Certificate/ Category Certificate issued by the competent authority.
State Application Form Submission Deadline
Andaman and Nicobar Island NMMS Andaman and Nicobar Island Application Form September 15, 2016
NMMS Andhra Pradesh NMMS Andhra Pradesh Application Form 2016 September 20, 2016
NMMS Assam NMMS Assam Application Form  September 15, 2015
NMMS Bihar NMMS Bihar Application Form  August 31, 2016  
NMMS Chandigarh NMMS Chandigarh Application Form  August 31, 2016 
NMMS Chattisgarh NMMS Chattisgarh Application Form  August 25, 2016 
NMMS Dadar and Nagar Haveli NMMS Dadar and Nagar haveli Application form  
NMMS Daman and Diu  NMMS Daman and Diu Application Form  August 31, 2016 
NMMS Delhi  NMMS Delhi Application Form  September 9, 2016 
NMMS Gujarat

NMMS Gujarat Application Form

September 20, 2016
NMMS Haryana NMMS Haryana Application Form  September 26, 2016
NMMS Himachal Pradesh   NMMS Himachal Pradesh Application Form  August 31, 2016  
NMMS Jammu and Kashmir NMMS Jammu and Kashmir Application Form September 20, 2016  
NMMS Jharkhand NMMS Jharkhand Application Form  
NMMS Karnataka NMMS Karnataka Application Form  September 15, 2016 
NMMS Kerala NMMS Kerala Online Application Form September 25, 2016
NMMS Madhya Pradesh NMMS Madhya Pradesh Application Form August 15, 2016
NMMS Maharashtra

Click Here to Apply Online

August 31, 2016 
NMMS Meghalaya NMMS Meghalaya Application Form  September 30, 2016
NMMS Manipur NMMS Manipur Application Form  
NMMS Odisha  
NMMS Puducherry NMMS Puducherry Application form September 1, 2016 
NMMS Punjab NMMS Punjab Application Form  August 8, 2016 
NMMS Rajasthan NMMS Rajasthan Application Form  September 13, 2016
NMMS Sikkim NMMS Sikkim Notification  
NMMS Tripura    
NMMS Tamil Nadu    
NMMS Telangana NMMS Telangana Application Form  August 31, 2016
NMMS Uttarakhand NMMS Uttarakhand Application Form  September 08, 2016
NMMS Uttar Pradesh NMMS Uttar Pradesh Application Form September 24, 2016
NMMS West Bengal  NMMS West Bengal Application Form
September 7, 2016

NMMS Selection Process

Each State/UT will conduct their own test for selection of students but it is mandatory for students to pass both the tests i.e. MAT and SAT with at least 40% marks in each. For the reserved category, this cut off will be 32% marks. The State Level Examination may consist of the following two tests.

  • Mental Ability Test (MAT)
  • Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)

Mental Ability Test: Questions will be based on verbal and non-verbal meta-cognitive abilities like reasoning and critical thinking. The questions in the scholarship test may be on analogy, classification, numerical series, pattern perception, hidden figures etc.

Scholastic Aptitude Test: Questions will be based on science, social studies and mathematics as taught in classes VII and VIII.

  • Duration of the Test: 90 minutes Each
  • No. of Questions: 90 Each
  • Marks: 90 Each
  • Each question carries one mark. No negative marking
  • Candidates have to mark their answer using PEN only
  • Extra time will be given to the candidate with physical disabilities. 

NMMS Address

Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi

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Conducted by

MHRD-Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.

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