National Merit Cum Means Scholarship Scheme (NMMSS) is a scheme that the Central government launched in India. The scheme provides scholarships to deserving students who come from economically weaker sections of society to continue their education and complete the second stage. The scheme is administered through the National Scholarship Portal.
The scheme’s objective is to encourage students from weaker sections to continue their education and complete the second stage. The scholarships are awarded to students who have scored good marks in class VIII and are from families under the economically weaker sections of society.
The scheme has been running since 2008 and has benefitted many students. The scholarships help cover the costs associated with education, such as tuition fees, hostel fees, and other related expenses. The scheme is a great way to encourage meritorious students from economically weaker backgrounds to continue their education and achieve their dreams.
What is National Merit Cum Means Scholarship (NMMSS) Scheme Coverage?
This scheme coverage awards 1 lakh (One Lac) new scholarships every year to selected students. Their continuation/renewal in classes X to XII for study in a State Government, Central Government, Government-aided Local body schools under this scheme.
What are NMMSS’s Eligibility Criteria?
- To be eligible for the Scholarship award, a student should have secured not less than 55% marks or equivalent grade in the Class VII examination.
- The percentage marks or equivalent grade Relaxation for SC/ST students shall be 5%.
- The annual parental income from all sources should not exceed Rs. 1,50,000/-.
- The student should be studying as a regular student in Government, Government-aided, and local body schools. Students of NVS, KVS, and residential schools are not qualified for scholarships.
- There will be reservation of scholarship as per State.
Who is not eligible for the NMMS Scholarship?
The scholarship is not available to the below category of students.
i) Students studying in the boarding/residential schools run by State Government Institutions.
ii) Students already availing of any other scholarship/stipend from Central or State Governments.
iii) NVS, KVS, Sainik Schools’ Students are not eligible.
iv) Students studying in schools located in the areas notified by Central or State Governments as ‘Left Wing Extremism Affected Districts.’
v) Other than the students mentioned in (i), (ii), (iii), and (iv) above, all other students are eligible for the scholarship.
A student who has secured more than 55% marks or equivalent grade in Class VII may not be considered for the scholarship.
What are the Eligibility Criteria for Renewal of NMMS Scholarship?
- To renew the scholarship for the second year onwards, a student should have secured not less than 60% marks or equivalent grade in Class X Examination.
- The scholarship awardee must get clear promotion from class 11 in the first attempt with a score of 55% marks or equivalent to receive the scholarship in class 12.
- The percentage of marks or equivalent grade Relaxation for SC/ST students shall be 5%.
What is the NMMSS student selection process?
The selection of students for the award of scholarship is made based on marks secured in class VIII annual examination.
A student who fulfills the eligibility criteria must pass both the tests, i.e., Mental Ability Test (MAT) and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) under NMMSS with at least 40 % marks in aggregate taken together for these two tests. For the SC/ST students, this cut-off is 32% marks.
Mental Ability Test (MAT):
This test measures the students’ reasoning abilities and critical thinking through 90 multiple-choice questions. Most of the questions may be based on analogy, classification, numerical series, pattern perception, hidden figures, etc.
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT):
This test covers various subjects like Science, Social Studies, Mathematics, and Language. There are 90 multiple choice questions in this test.
The eligible students are required to submit online applications through National Scholarship Portal. Based on marks secured in the class VIII examination, the students who get the scholarship award. The selection is made from students who have passed both the tests, i.e., Mental Ability Test (MAT) and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) under NMMSS.
What documents are required to submit the NMMSS application?
- Marksheet of class 7th and 8th
- Aadhaar Card
- Caste Certificate
- Income Certificate
- Domicile Certificate
- Disability Certificate
- Ration Card
- Passport Size Photograph
- Mobile Number
- Bank Account Details
How to apply online for NMMS Scholarship?
1) The first thing you have to do is visit the National Scholarship Portal site.
2) On the homepage, click on the New Registration link. Then you will be redirected to a new page where you have to read the instructions and check on the undertaking for – (Undertaking By Applicant or Parents/Guardian(In Case of Minor)).
3) After that, click on Continue.
4) Now, a new page will open where you have to enter all the required details, which are as follows:
- State of domicile
- Scholarship category
- Name of student
- Scheme type
- Date of birth
- Mobile number
- Email ID
- Bank IFSC code
- Bank account number
- Identification details
- Captcha code
5) After filling in all the above details, click on Register to complete the registration process.
What is NMMSS’s amount, and how does it pay?
The scholarship amount is Rupees Twelve Thousand (Rs. 12,000/-) per student per annum payable in two installments of Rs. 6000/- each directly into the State bank of India (SBI) bank account of the beneficiary students. The scholarship rate has been enhanced from Rupees Six Thousand (Rs. 6,000/-) to Rupees Twelve Thousand (Rs. 12,000/-) per year, from 1 April 2017.
State Wise Official websites for NMMS Results:
|Andaman & Nicobar Islands Result||and.nic.in/|
|Andhra Pradesh Result||bseap.org/|
|Arunachal Pradesh Result||arpedu.in/|
|Chhattisgarh Result||scert.cg.gov.in , scertchd.edu.in|
|Dadra & Nagar Haveli Result||dnh.nic.in/Departments/Education.aspx|
|Daman & Diu Result||daman.nic.in/education.aspx|
|Himachal Pradesh Result||himachalservices.nic.in/scert/en-IN/nmms.html|
|Jammu & Kashmir Result||jkbose.ac.in/DisplayInformation.aspx?id=93|
|Madhya Pradesh Result||educationportal.mp.gov.in/SchoolPortal/Public/Default.aspx|
|Tamil Nadu Result||dge.tn.gov.in/index.html|
|Uttar Pradesh Result||examregulatoryauthorityup.in/Notice.aspx|
|West Bengal Result||scholarships.wbsed.gov.in/|
What is the NMMS Scholarship Amount?
If you have qualified for National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship and qualify for the scholarship, open a joint bank account with your parents. NMMS Scholarship amount will be credited to that Joint Bank Account only.
All the qualified students will receive Rs. 1000 per month (Rs. 12,000 per year). This scholarship amount will be credited to your public Financial Management System (PFMS) bank account.
NMMS Scholarship FAQs:
Q. What is the full form of the NMMS Scholarship?
Ans: National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship.
Q. What is the last date of the NMMS 2021 Scholarship?
Ans: The last date of scholarship is for the academic year 2021-22 is 15 November 2021.
Q. How can I check my NMMS Scholarship result?
Ans: NMMS Scholarship results will be announced on the official website of the National Scholarship Portal.
Q. When will the scholarship amount be credited to my bank account?
Ans: The scholarship amount will be credited to your public Financial Management System (PFMS) bank account.
NMMS 2021 Scholarship is meant for the underprivileged but deserving students. It provides financial support to such students and encourages them in their higher studies. Students can apply by submitting online applications through National Scholarship Portal.