NMMS Scholarship 2021: Apply Online, Eligibility, Status, Selection Criteria

NMMS Scholarship 2021: To provide schooling for children and reduce the number of dropout students, the Government of India launches numerous kinds of scholarship schemes so that the children who belong to the financially weaker sections of our society would be able to continue their education properly. To fulfill this purpose, the Department of School Education and literacy under the ministry of Human Resource Development has launched the National Means Cum Merit Scholarship scheme(NMMS0)  2021. 

With the help of this scholarship scheme, financial incentives will award to deserving students who belong to the economically weaker section in our society so that the dropout rate at class 8 can be controlled which occurs due to the poor financial condition of the students. With the help of this scholarship scheme, scholars will be encouraged to pursue or maintain their education at the secondary stage. Under this scholarship scheme, Rupees 12,000 as financial support will be provided for the students of classes 9th to 12th.

Through this scheme, 100,000 scholarships are provided for skilled students whose parents’ earnings are not more than Rs. 1,50,000/ annually. According to the state/UT norms, the scheme will provide a reservation quota for special categories of students. Scholarships will be directly deposited into the bank account of the students through the PFMS method through the State Bank of India.

Highlights of NMMS Scholarship-2021

CategoryScholarship 2021
Name of the scholarshipNational Means Cum Merit Scholarship Scheme
(NMMS Scholarship)
Scholarship Introduced by     Central Government
BenefitsTo promote higher education for students
DepartmentThe Ministry of Minority Affairs
Official Link        scholarships.gov.in
Financial AssistanceRs 12000/- per year or 1000/- per month
Year2021
Objective of scholarshipTo provide financial assistance
Mode of Application Both online and offline
Eligibility   Regular students of class 9 who scored 55% marks in class 8 annual examination
Application periodAugust-November
Application process      By using the official government portal NSP

Objective of NMMS Scholarship 2021

NMMS Scholarship is developed in May 2008 with the aim to motivate bright and deprived students to complete their secondary level of schooling with a purpose to enhance the dropout rate from schools after class 8th. Every year through the NMMS scheme, the state government arrange two levels of tests for the students of class 9 -12 seem.  So, they can get the benefit of the National Means-Cum-Merit Scholarship.

Documents required for NMMS scholarship

  • Age Proof of the student
  • Educational documents
  • Aadhar Card
  • Scholarship category
  • Name of the student
  • Mobile number
  • Student’s bonafide
  • Certificate from school.
  • Domicile/ Permanent residence Proof
  • E-mail Id
  • Details of bank account

How to register for NMMS Scholarship-2021?

Step 1-First of all, the applicant should open the official link of the national scholarship portal.

Step 2-After that, go through the ‘New Registration link’, available on the home page.

Step 3-Then, you can see, a new page will appear on your system.

Step 4-Click on the option ‘New user’. As well as you will click on it there will be an option for ‘Register’.

Step 5-Then select the option given for the tick mark. And read all the instructions carefully.

Step 6-Next click on continue and wait for few minutes.

Step 7-After following the above steps again a new page will appear with a new form.

Step 8-Enter all information required in this form and also attach your documents.

Step 9-Now click on submit button to complete the whole process of login.

Step 10-In the next step, you will log in with this given username and password to register on the Web portal.

Step 11-After this, you will be capable to apply for the NMMS Scholarship program according to your requirements.

What is the procedure to apply online for NMMS scholarship?

Step1- First of all, you have to visit the official website of the national scholarship portal.

Step2-Then a home page will open on your screen before you.

Step3-After that on this homepage, click on the new registration tab.

Step4-Now you will get to a new page where you have to read the all instructions carefully and tick on the undertaking.

Step5-After that, you will click on ‘continue’.

Step6-After this, a new page will appear before you where you have to enter all the necessary details such as domicile, Scholarship category, Name of student, Gender, contact number, scheme name, DOB,  E-mail ID, Bank IFSC code and number, ID proof and so on.

Step7-After that, you need to click on the register option.

Step8-By following all the above steps you can apply easily for an NMMS scholarship.

How to apply offline for NMMS scholarship?

Step 1-Firstly; visit the official website of NMMS Scholarship.

Step 2-Then the homepage will appear before you.

Step 3-On the homepage, now you will click on NMMS Scholarship.

Step 4-After that, you will hit on the download form link.

Step 5-After this, a form will open on your screen in PDF format.

Step 6-You will download the form and get a printout of it.

Step 7-Next you have to fill this form by entering all the necessary information such as an address, your name, E-mail ID, etc

Step 8-Then you need to attach all the required documents.

Step 9-After following all steps given above you have to submit the form to the related department.

Eligibility Criteria for NMMS Scholarship-2021

It is a must for all applicants to fulfill all eligibility conditions mentioned below to be eligible for the selection test so that they can get the benefit of NMMS Scholarship-2021scholarship.

  • The candidates who desire to apply for this scholarship must be regular students of the class 9 after passing out the class 8 with a score of at least 55% result.
  • The candidates should pursue the education from Government school/Government-aided schools. For continuation with  scholarship in higher secondary schools, it is must for the candidate to score at least 60% marks in class 10 board examination.
  • To get the scholarship without facing any problem in class 12th, the scholarship awardee must get a clear promotion from grade 11th in the first attempt with a score of 55% marks or equivalent. Students who belong to Sc or ST category get a relaxation of 5% is given in marks.
  • The candidates’  family’s annual income must not be more than Rupee 1.5 Lakh.
  • Students who are enrolled in Sainik schools ,NVS, KVS,  and private schools are not eligible for this scholarship.

Selection Criteria for NMMS Scholarship-2021

To get the advantage of the NMMS scholarship scheme, a selection test is conducted by each State/UT for the needy students. In these tests, all guidelines are decided by the NCERT, which are:

  • Mental ability test
  • Scholastic aptitude test

The applicants need to accomplish each test in a maximum time, within 90 minutes. However, children having special abilities are given some extra time to complete the test. Check below for the state level examination test:-

Serial No.                       Test          Details of test
1-Mental Ability Test (MAT)This test checks the reasoning abilities and critical thinking of the students when they attempt 90 MCQ. The question paper is based on different topics such as analogy, classifications, numerical series, pattern perception, and hidden figures, etc.
2-Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)SAT consists of 90 multiple-choice questions only. The syllabus of SAT covers various subjects like Science, S.St., and Mathematics as according to the syllabus of classes 7th and 8th.

What is the process of result declaration of NMMS Scholarship?

  • After the completion of  NMMS Scholarship selection test, each State declares the list of students who have passed the MAT and SAT with at least 40% marks. There are some conditions which are to be kept in mind to prepare the final list of students for NMMS Scholarship.
  • According to the rules, applicants must score minimum 40% marks in MAT and SAT test however, there is a relaxation of marks for  some reserved categories. The cut off marks for these people under the scholarship benefit of this scholarship is only 32%.
  • The applicants ought to score at least 55% marks in the annual examination of class 8th. There is also the relaxation of 5% marks given for students related to SC/ST category.
  • The candidates must fulfil all the eligibility conditions in order to get the benefits of NMMS.

Contact Information regarding NMMS Scholarship

By using this article, we have provided you all the important information regarding the NMMS Scholarship. The email id and the helpline number are as follows:-

Process of rechecking and re-evaluation of result of NMMS Scholarship

NMMS results will be updated online in the month of January or February 2021. In this result list, all marks will be mentioned which are obtained by the candidates in all papers. As NMMS answer sheets evaluation has been done very carefully thus the organizing authority does not allow the process of re-checking and re-evaluation of answer sheets in any case.  The candidate’s request for re-checking or re-evaluation of the answer sheets will not be accepted under any circumstances.

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