National Means Cum Merit Scholarship Exam

National Means Cum Merit Scholarship Exam

Mode of ExamOffline
Level of ExamNational Level

NMMS Exam 2018 - National Means Cum Merit Scholarship Exam acronym as NMMS Exam is sponsored by Central Government and is conducted by the local educational authority to award (The amount of scholarship is proposed to be Rs.6000 per annum @Rs.500 per month.) 1,00,000 scholarships (from class IX till class XII for a maximum period of four years) to the gifted or meritorious students whose parental income is not more than Rs.1,50,000 per annum from all sources.

Each State / UT shall have fixed quota of scholarship which are decided on the basis of enrolment of students in Class VII and VIII in the State/UT concerned and population of children of concerned age group of class VII and VIII.

The scheme would provide reservation to different categories of students as per the State / UT norms; as different States / UTs have their own norms of reservation.

However, the total number of scholarships to a particular State/UT may be restricted to the allocation made by the Central Government.

Important: Those State / UTs who are already conducting the examination for nominating the students for the national level (second stage) examination conducted by the NCERT. The same examination shall be used for selection of candidates for the award of Means-cum-Merit Scholarships in the State / UT.

Maharashtra NMMS 2018 – 2019

On the basis of the examination, scholarships will be awarded to those whose parents having income less than Rs. 1, 50,000/- and are appearing for class VIII, having secure 55% marks in VIIth STD. (for reserve candidate 50%) and studying in recognized schools only. Students studying in non-recognized school will not be eligible. Candidates can check the given schedule for the dates concerning Maharashtra NMMS 2018.



Dates for Form submission without late fee – Rs.100/-

12 Sep to 17 Oct 2018

Dates for Form submission with late fee – Rs.200/-

18 to 24 Oct 2018

Dates for Form submission with fine – Rs.300/-(for students)
Dates for Form submission with fine – Rs.400/-(for Schools)

25 to 31 Oct 2018

Date of Maharashtra NMMS 2018

1st week of Dec 2018

Application Form

Online Application forms for Maharashtra NMMS are available to schools as per the schedule that is be mentioned on the official website of  MSCE. SBI Challans will also be made available on website. Only school authority shall be able to fill the online forms and ‘S’ forms. Printout of all online forms, along with attested copies of caste, disability and income certificates, duly signed by student, parent & head master, ‘S’ forms print out signed by Head Master of school and SBI Challan (amount deposited in favour of MSCE) are to be submitted by school to the respective Education Officer/Educational inspectors on or before the last date.





National Means cum-Merit Scholarship Examination

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Examination fee : The examination fee per students will be Rs. 100/- and affiliation fee of Rs. 200/- per academic year per institution will be required. (only through school by SBI challan)

Incomplete/wrongly filled in application forms will be rejected & no correspondence will be entertained in connection with it.

NMMS 2018 Eligibility Criteria –

  • The students must have a minimum of 55% marks or equivalent grade in Class 8th examination for appearing in selection test for award of scholarship (50% for SC/ST category).
  • Also, students must have obtained at  least  55%  marks and 50% for reserved category or  equivalent  grade  in Class  8th examination at the time of  selection  for  the  award  of  scholarship.
  • Students should pass their previous year examination in first attempt only to be eligible for NMMS scholarship.
  • For students who wish to continue NMMS scholarship for Higher Secondary education, they must score at least 60% marks in Class 10th and students belonging to SC/ST/OBC category need to obtain 55% marks.
  • The family income of the student should not be more than Rs. 150000.


NMMS Exam Syllabus

NMMS Exam consists of questions on the topic given below:

  1. Mental Ability Test (MAT)

  2. Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)

NMMS Exam Pattern



No of Questions


Mental Ability Test

  • Analogy

  • Classification

  • Numerical series

  • Pattern perception

  • Hidden figures

Testing verbal and non-verbal meta-cognitive abilities like reasoning and critical thinking


90 Mins

Scholastic Aptitude Test

  • Science

  • Social studies and 

  • Mathematics

as taught in classes VII and VIII


90 Mins

Note: Children with a disability will be given extra time, as applicable.

NMMS Exam Selection Process

  • The students must 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 parental income of the students should not more than Rs. 1.50 lakh per annum from all sources.

  • At the time of selection for the award of scholarship, the candidate must have scored at least 55% marks or equivalent grade in Class VIII examination. There will be 5% relaxation for SC/ST.

  • The awardees should satisfy the eligibilities and the conditions mentioned in the scheme.


NMMS 2018 Selection Criteria –

The students will be selected for awarding scholarship after they appear for the state level selection test for their respective state/UTs. The selection criteria for NMMS 2018 includes –

  • Students obtaining merit score and ranking in state level NMMS 2018
  • Students fulfilling the eligibility criteria for NMMS 2018

NMMS 2018 Exam Pattern –

NMMS Scholarship 2018

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NMMS 2018 Cut off Marks –

The students appearing for NMMS selection test will have to score minimum qualifying marks as specified by the exam conducting authority. Students need to obtain cut off marks in both the tests for NMMS scholarship. The cut off marks for NMMS is as under –

NMMS Scholarship 2018

NMMS Cut off Marks 2018


General category

Reserved categories SC/ST/OBC

Mental Ability Test (MAT)



Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)



Application Start Date :
Application End Date :

31st August 2018

Exam Date :

11th November 2018

Result Date :
Conducted By :

Official Website : https://scholarships.gov.in