National Means-Cum-Merit Scholarship (NMMS) 2021: Application Form (Out), Dates, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus


NMMS 2021 Application Form has been Released. National Means-Cum-Merit Scholarship is shortened as NMMS. So the National Means-Cum-Merit Scholarship is a scholarship scheme that is organized by the authorities to award 100,000 scholarships to talented students. These scholarships will be provided to those students whose parental income is not more than Rs 1,50,000/- per annum. 

The scholarship will be provided to the students who are studying in government, local bodies, and government-aided schools. The scholarships to the eligible applicants will be provided by the Ministry of Human Resource Development. 

The applicants can refer to this article for more details related to the National Means-Cum-Merit Scholarship (NMMS) 2021 such as important events and their dates, Eligibility criteria, the application form, application fee, results, and many more.

NMMS 2021 Notification – Application Released

New NMMS 2021 Registration has been started. Click Here to Check Application Details.

National Means-Cum-Merit Scholarship (NMMS) 2021 Important Dates

The official authorities who will be responsible to conduct the National Means-Cum-Merit Scholarship (NMMS) have not yet disclosed the entire details related to the important events and their dates. However, for those applicants who want to apply for the NMMS Scholarship, we recommend referring to the official website. 

In the table below, the applicant will get the details of the exam date. 

Important events Dates
Application Form  Released
Exam Date To be announced

National Means-Cum-Merit Scholarship (NMMS) 2021 Application Process

The details related to the National Means-Cum-Merit Scholarship (NMMS) 2021 Application Process are as mentioned below in this section. 

  • To apply for the NMMS Scholarship, the applicants will have to apply online on the official website. 
  • So on the official website, the applicants will get the application form which needs to be filled and submitted by them. 
  • To get the application form applicants will have to visit the NSP that is the National Scholarship Portal. 
  • After visiting the NSP website the applicant will have to log in to the website. 
  • Then the applicants will have to register themselves by providing the necessary details. 
  • Then the applicants will have to apply for the desired session under the NMMS Scholarship. 
  • Once the NMMS Scholarship Form 2021 has been filled, the applicant will have to submit it. 
  • After submitting the NMMS Scholarship Form the form will go to the Institute Head ID
  • Once the Institute Head had received the NMMS Scholarship forms then they will be verifying the form and distribute the forms at all the district offices. 

Application Fee

The National Means-Cum-Merit Scholarship (NMMS) 2021 Application Fee details have not yet been disclosed by the official authorities. However, the authorities will update the complete details on the official website itself so the applicants can go through the website to get the complete details.

National Means-Cum-Merit Scholarship (NMMS) 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The basic information about the National Means-Cum-Merit Scholarship (NMMS) 2021 Eligibility Criteria is mentioned below in this section. 

  • Nationality: If the students are Citizens of India are only eligible.
  • Qualification: The students who want to apply must be studying in class IX 
  • Duration: The authorities will provide scholarships to the Secondary and Higher Secondary stage (class IX to XII) for a minimum period of four years for studies in India itself. 
  • Level: The applicants who are studying in Diploma or certificate level courses are not eligible for the scholarships. 
  • Continuation of Scholarship: The applicants who want to continue their scholarship in class X and XII should be successfully promoted from class IX to class X and from class XI to class XII (in the first attempt only).
  • Minimum marks: The applicants should score more than 55 % marks in the qualifying exam. 

National Means-Cum-Merit Scholarship (NMMS) 2021 Selection Process

The selection process for the National Means-Cum-Merit Scholarship (NMMS) will be decided by the official authorities. The applicants will get the details about the National Means-Cum-Merit Scholarship (NMMS) 2021 Selection Process in this section. 

To select the applicants for providing the National Means-Cum-Merit Scholarship (NMMS), the official authorities of Each State / UT (Union Territory) will organize their own test. And based on the result of the Test, the official authorities will select the applicants for the award of the National Means-Cum-Merit Scholarship. 

The authorities will conduct two tests namely the Mental Ability Test (MAT), and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) at State Level Exam for eligible applicants who want to apply and get the National Means-Cum-Merit Scholarship (NMMS).

National Means-Cum-Merit Scholarship (NMMS) 2021 Exam Pattern

In this section, we have gathered all the information related to the National Means-Cum-Merit Scholarship (NMMS) 2021 Exam Pattern that one should know. 

  • Mode of Exam: The exam will be held in offline mode (written test).
  • Number of Papers: In the exam, two written papers will be conducted. 
  • Type of Questions: Multiple types of objective questions will be asked in the question paper. 
  • Number of Questions: In the exam, 90 questions in total will be asked by the authorities. 

MAT – Mental Ability Test

  • Topics: The question paper will contain verbal and non-verbal meta-cognitive abilities like reasoning and critical thinking. 

SAT – Scholastic Aptitude Test

  • Topics: The question paper will contain topics from subjects like science, social studies, and mathematics. 

National Means-Cum-Merit Scholarship (NMMS) 2021 Syllabus

The applicants can refer to the information we have mentioned below in this section to get the details about the National Means-Cum-Merit Scholarship (NMMS) 2021 Exam Syllabus for the preparation of the exam. 

The applicants can prepare for the MAT exam by referring to topics such as analogy, classification, numerical series, pattern perception, hidden figures, and many more. 

However, the applicants who want to prepare for the SAT exam must prepare for subjects like science, social studies, and mathematics of class VII and class VIII.

National Means-Cum-Merit Scholarship (NMMS) 2021 Results 

To get the National Means-Cum-Merit Scholarship, the applicant must qualify for both the test that is MAT and SAT. The official authorities will scrutinize the answer sheet of the applicants and prepare the results. 

The applicants who have scored more than 40 % marks in the MAT and SAT exams both are only eligible to get the National Means-Cum-Merit Scholarship (32 % marks for the reserved category). Other than that the applicant should also meet the eligibility criteria set by the institution. 

The official authorities will announce the results on the official website. the applicants can check the results on the official website itself. The applicants who have met the eligibility criteria and have scored more than the minimum marks required are only eligible to get the National Means-Cum-Merit Scholarship. 

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