NBHM Scholarship for Post Graduate Studies in Mathematics

NBHM MSc Scholarship 2019: Application, Sample Papers, Syllabus

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About NBHM Scholarship

NBHM Scholarship MSc 2019: The application process has started for NBHM Scholarship MSc 2019. The candidates can apply for NBHM MSc Scholarship from 24 July 2019 to 10 September 2019. NBHM Scholarship is offered by the National Board of Higher Mathematics. This scholarship will be provided to those students who wish to pursue studies leading to a Master's degree in mathematics. Interested candidates need to fill the NBHM Scholarship online application. The selection of the candidates will be done on the basis of the written examination which will be conducted by NBHM on 19 October 2019. The details related to NBHM Scholarship MSc 2019 in Mathematics, Sample Paper details are mentioned on this page. Scroll down to read more on NBHM Scholarship MSc 2019 below.

  • The candidates selected for NBHM Scholarship for Post Graduate Studies in Mathematics will receive a monthly stipend of Rs. 6000.
  • The last to apply for NBHM Scholarship is 25 August 2019 and now it is extended to 10 September 2019

NBHM Scholarship 2019 Dates



Last date to apply for NBHM Scholarship

24 July 2019

Last Date of Online Application

10 September 2019

NBHM Admit Card 2019

6 September 2019

NBHM Scholarship Exam Date 

19 October 2019

NBHM MSc Answer Keys Available

Last week of October 2019

NBHM MSc Exam result

November 2019


NBHM MSc Scholarship Amount

The scholarship will be offered for a period of 1 year and can be extended to a period of maximum 2 years on the basis of the performance of the candidate. For candidates who received the scholarship in the final year of M.Sc. program, they will get the scholarship only for 1 year.

Scholarship Amount: Rs.6,000 per month

To avail of the scholarship, a student must be enrolled in a recognized post-graduate (including integrated five-year masters) programme in Mathematics in India

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NBHM Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

Gender Any
Region All India 
Class  B.A/B.Sc./M.A./M.Sc. (Mathematics)

Nationality: The scholarship is available for Indian nationals only.

Academic Qualification

  • BA/BSc - The applicant must have a BA. /B.Sc. degree in Mathematics or is expecting to complete the UG degree by end of July. The students must have scored at least 60% marks in case of B.A./B.Sc. program.
  • BA (H) /BSc (H) -  - The applicant must have a BA. /B.Sc. degree in Mathematics or is expecting to complete the UG degree by end of July. The students must have scored at least 50% marks in case of B.A.(H)/B.Sc.(H) program.
  • Integrated MSc program: Students who have either completed or expect to complete by end of July 2019 three or four years of a recognized five-year integrated masters programme in mathematics, with cumulative marks 60% or more (or equivalent)
  • the cumulative marks in the undergraduate degree pre-requisite to the master's programme is 60% or more (or equivalent); the cumulative marks need only be 50% or more (or equivalent) if the undergraduate degree is an Honours programme.

NBHM Scholarship Application form and Process

The application form of NBHM Scholarship MSc 2019 has to be filled in online mode. Candidates can get the application form from the official website of National Board of Higher Mathematics or can click on the following link. The candidate has to upload the photograph and signature while filling the NBHM Online Scholarship Application Form. The Photograph should be less than 50 KB and Signature should be less than 25 KB. No Application has to be sent either to the NBHM or Zonal Co-ordinators.

NBHM Scholarship Application Fee: Rs. 300

The application fee can be paid by either credit card, debit card or net banking

NBHM Scholarship Link
NBHM Scholarship Application Online Application
NBHM Past Year Question Papers Download


NBHM Scholarship Test Centres

The scholarship exam will be conducted in the following centres under each zone:

Delhi Test Centre Address 1: School of Physical Sciences (SPS), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) (Near Munirka) New Delhi 110 067

Delhi Test Centre Adress 2: Indian Statistical Institute 7, SJS Sansanwal Marg, New Delhi 160016.

Chandigarh Test Centre Address: Department of Mathematics, Punjab University, Sector 14, Chandigarh

Each candidate has to select two centres from the zone in which (s)he wishes to appear for the test, in order of preference while filling the online application form


Test City

Zone 1

Chandigarh, New Delhi, Srinagar

Zone 2

Indore, Jabalpur, Prayagraj, Raipur

Zone 3

Goa, Mumbai, Pune, Vallabh Vidyanagar

Zone 4

Bhubaneswar, Guwahati, Kolkata, Ranchi, Shillong

Zone 5

Bangalore, Chennai, Cochin, Hyderabad


NBHM Scholarship Test Admit Card

The admit card for the scholarship exam will be available to download online. The candidates have to carry a photo ID proof to the exam centre on the day of the exam. Candidates do not receive the admit card by post can contact their zonal coordinator.

NBHM Scholarship Selection Process

The selection of the candidates will be done on the basis of a written examination followed by a personal interview. The details of the examination are as follow:

  • Type of Examination: The examination will have questions requiring short answers, primarily in the areas of analysis and algebra, but also in other areas of Mathematics covered in undergraduate mathematics programs.
  • Duration of the Examination: The candidates will have Two & Half hours to attempt the examination.
  • Date of Examination: The written examination will be conducted on 19 October 2019.

NBHM Scholarship Exam Pattern

There will be three sections in the NBHM Scholarship exam and each section will consist of 10 marks making the NBHM Exam of total 30 marks, Applicants must note that Calculators are not allowed in the examination hall.

Total Sections  3
Total number of Questions 30
Time Allotted 150 Minutes i.e. 2:30 Hours


NBHM Scholarship Syllabus (MA/MSc)

 NBHM Syllabus for the NBHM Scholarship exam which is going to be conducted on 19 October 2019 is given below as per the sections in the Exam. There will be 3 sections and questions will be based on the given below topics i.e.:

  • Algebra
  • Analysis
  • Geometry

Section A - Algebra Syllabus

  • Polynomials (Roots, Matrix Polynomials, Calculus)
  • Abstract Algebra
    • Binary Operations
    • Sets Theory
  • Matrix Theory (Matrix Multiplications) 
  • Rings and Fields
  • Groups Algebra (Multiplicative Inverse)

Section B - Analysis

  • Real  Analysis
    • Sequences and Limits 
    • Series( Infinite Series, Taylor series Expansion)
    • Metric Spaces
  • Functional Analysis
    • Maxima and Minima
    • Continuous Function
    • Defining a Function
    • Differential Functions
  • Complex Analysis
    • Poles and Residues
    • Polar Coordinates

Section C - Geometry Syllabus

  • Algebraic Geometry
    • Cartesian Coordinates
    • Polar Coordinates
  • Plane Algebraic Curves
    • Cubic Curves
    • Lines
    • Circles
    • 3D Shapes(Sphere)
    • Ellipses
    • Elliptical Curves etc

NBHM Scholarship Result 2019

The NBHM scholarship exam would be conducted on 19 October and after the question paper and answer key will be released after the exam. The candidates will be given a chance to challenge the answer key. The NBHM Scholarship Result will be based on the final answer key and scholarships would be given to the students who qualify all the academic criteria and clears the NBHM Scholarship Written exam.

NBHM Scholarship Final Selection List (Previous Year)

NBHM Scholarship Contact Details

National Board for Higher Mathematics,
Department of Atomic Energy,
Anushakti Bhavan,
C.S.M. Marg, Mumbai-400 001

Email: query@nbhmscholarships.in, rnsnbhm@dae.gov.in

Zone wise Contact person for NBHM Scholarship

The candidate should mention “NBHM M.A./M.Sc. Scholarships” on the envelope and the application along with other documents mentioned above should be sent to the Zonal Coordinator of the Zone at the below-mentioned addresses:


Contact person

Zone 1

Prof. Gurmeet Kaur Bakshi
Department of Mathematics, 
Punjab University, Hans Raj Gupta Hall,
Chandigarh - 160 014

Zone 2

Prof. Kalyan Chakraborty
Harish-Chandra Research Institute, 
Chhatnag Road, Jhusi, Allahabad - 211 019

Zone 3

Prof. Vivek Mohan Mallick
Department of Mathematics Indian Institute for Science Education and Research
Homi Bhabha Road, Pashan Pune - 411 008.

Zone 4

Prof. Shashi Mohan Srivastava
School of Mathematical and Computational Sciences
Indian Association for Cultivation of Science 
2A & 2B, Raja S C Mullick Road Kolkata - 700 032. 

Zone 5

Prof. S. Kesavan
The Institute of Mathematical Sciences CIT Campus, 
Taramani Chennai - 600 113


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