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Applications are invited from intending students studying in Class –VIII for the NATIONAL MEANS CUM-MERIT SCHOLARSHIP EXAMINATION, 2021-22 sponsored by the Department of School Education & Literacy, Ministry of Education, Government of India.


NMMS Assam Scholarship Overview

Name of scholarship:
 National Means-Cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme

Academic session: 2021-2022

Nodal agency: Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), GOIExam level: National Level

Class: Class VIII (8th Standard)

Application method:

No of scholarship for Assam: 2411

Date of exam: December 2021 or January 2022 (Tentative)
Technical Help Line Number: 8929207668
Category-wise reservation: 
Assam Quota Seats
Category %age of Reservation
SC 15%
ST 7.5%
PWD 4%

Value of NMMS Scholarship Assam

The amount of scholarship will be Rs. 12000/- per annum @ Rs. 1000 per month.

Eligibility Criteria of NMMS Scholarship

The minimum eligibility criteria to apply for NMMS Scholarship are as mentioned below
Class: Students of Class-VIII studying in Government, Local Body, and Govt. Aided are only eligible.
# Minimum  of  55  %  marks  or  equivalent  grade  in  Class  VII  examination is  needed for appearing NMMS examination(5% less for SC/ST students)
# The awardees should get minimum of 55% marks in Class IX and XI and 60% in Class X  for  continuance  of  scholarship (Relaxable  by  5%  for  SC/ST  candidates)  in  next  higher classes.
Family Income: Scholarships are awarded to the gifted or meritorious students whose parental income is not more than Rs. 1,50,000/- per annum.

Type of School: Students studying as regular students in class IX, X, XI and XII in a Government, Government-aided and local body schools for a maximum period of four years.

Who can’t apply for NMMS Scholarship ?

Following category of students can’t apply for NMMS Scholarship
# Students studying in private schools too appear in this scholarship exam; but they won’t be eligible for this scholarship.
# The students studying in “Kendriya Vidyalaya’ and “Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas” are not entitled to get this scholarship.

# Students studying in Residential Schools run by the State Government Institutions, where facilities like boarding, lodging and education are provided and students studying in private schools are also not eligible for the scholarship under this scheme.

Selection Process of NMMS Scholarship

# A written examination of Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) will be held on 13th December 2020 for the selection of candidates under NMMS Scholarship Scheme.

# The question paper will be in both Assamese & English medium only. The OMR sheet will be in English medium.
# Previous 2 years’ question papers are available in the ‘Bidyarthi’ app at Google Play Store.
# Children with disability will be given extra time, as applicable.
# There are two papers: Mental Ability Test (MAT) and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) .

Question Paper Subject Total Marks
Paper-l Mental Ability Test (MAT) 90 Marks
Paper-lI Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) 90 Marks

For selecting the students, the following conditions may apply:

# The students must pass both the tests i.e. MAT and SAT with at least 40 % marks in aggregate taken together for these two tests. (For the SC/ST students, 32% marks)
# The  student  must  have  scored  at  least  55%  mark  or  equivalent  grade  in  Class  VIII examination. (50% for SC/ST students).

NMMS Examination Fee 2021

Rs 200/-
Rs 180/-
Rs 175/-
Payment Mode
Debit/Credit card, Internet Banking


How to Apply for NMMS Assam Scholarship ?

The application process of National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship (NMMS) has been made ONLINE. Students have to download the ‘Bidyarthi’ app from the Play store of Android phone.

Moreover, they can apply through Govt. of Assam official website .

Interested and eligible candidates may apply online for these scholarship by visiting Official NMMS Assam Scholarship Portal. Candidates may follow below mentioned steps to apply for NMMS Assam Scholarship.

# Scroll down, go to Important Web-Links section .

# Click on the “Online Application” and complete the registration process by clicking “Register Now”.

# In the next stage, fill your all personal and educational details and upload necessary documents.

# At the end, submit the form.

Documents to be Submitted with Online Application Form

Following documents are to be uploaded along with online application form :

# Scanned copy of Candidate’s Photograph.
# Scanned copy of Candidate’s Signature.
# Scanned copy of Candidate’s Caste certificate (Only for OBC, SC and ST candidates).
# Scanned copy of Candidate’s Disability certificate (Disabled candidates).
# Scanned copy of Declaration. Click here for Download Declaration

Important Dates of NMMS Assam Scholarship 2021

# Starting date of submission of application form: 1st October 2021
# Last date of submission of application form: 20th November 2021
# Date of Examination: December 2021 or January 2022 (Tentative)
# Date of issue of E-admit Cards: To be updated later

Important Web-Links of NMMS Assam Scholarship

Online Application
Click Here
Official Notification
Click Here | Click Here
Declaration Form
Click Here
Official Website
Click Here