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NMMS Exam 2022

NMMS Examination is a scholarship exam sponsored by the Central government for class 10 students to provide the students with financial support for their higher education. The scheme was first launched in May 2008 for students of economically backward classes who are exceptionally good at studies. The full form of NMMS is the National Merit-cum-Means Scholarship.

Latest Updates

  • 5th Nov to 18th Dec: NMMS exam dates are now state-wise out.
  • 4th Oct 2022: The last date to apply for NMMS Haryana
  • 7th Oct 2022: The last date to apply for NMMS Jammu and Kashmir

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What is NMMS?

The National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme (NMMSS) is a scholarship program designed by the central government to support students financially in their secondary level education (9th, 10th, 11th, 12th). The NMMS Scholarship exam application forms are generally opened in July, and the deadline falls in December. The total amount of the NMMS scholarship is INR 12,000; the amount will be deposited as INR 1000 per month. The NMMS scholarship is awarded to qualified students every year to continue their studies at any state government school.

A few Highlights of the NMMS exam are given below in the table.

NMMS Exam Highlights
Exam name NMMS
Full-Form of NMMS National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme
NMMS objective To decrease students' dropout rate in classes 8 & 9 and encourage them to continue their studies to improve India's overall literacy rate.
Conducting body Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD).
Examination level National Level
Award INR 12,000 per annum
Application mode Online
Application process Through the official government portal NSP

NMMS 2022 Important Dates

To be aware of the examination, students must take care of all the important dates related to the National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme (NMMSS).

Given below are the important dates to be remembered for the NMMS exam.

NMMS Karnataka 27th February 2022
NMMS West Bengal 18th December 2022
NMMS Odisha 30th January 2022
NMMS Maharashtra  To be notify
NMMS Gujarat To be notify
NMMS Telangana To be notify
NMMS Kerala To be notify
NMMS Arunachal Pradesh To be notify
NMMS Andhra Pradesh 20th March 2022
NMMS Assam To be notify
NMMS Bihar 27th February 2022
NMMS Chhattisgarh 6th November 2022
NMMS Haryana 20th November 2022
NMMS Delhi 30th January 2022
NMMS Jharkhand 23rd January 2022
NMMS Jammu & Kashmir 30th November 2022
NMMS Punjab
  • Postponed. 16th January 2022 previously.
  • New date to be announced.
NMMS Chandigarh 13th November 2022
NMMS Himachal Pradesh 6th March 2022
NMMS Uttarakhand 20th November 2022
NMMS Andhra Pradesh 20th March 2022
NMMS Tamil Nadu 5th March 2022
NMMS Puducherry 6th March 2022
NMMS Nagaland 5th November 2022
NMMS Andman  15th January 2022
NMMS Tripura To be notify
NMMS Sikkim To be notify
NMMS Uttar Pradesh To be notify
NMMS Manipur To be notify

NMMS 2022 Eligibility Criteria

The central government specially designed the NMMS exam to provide financial support to the students of class 8. The central government has also created some conditions and eligibility criteria for students to apply for the NMMS exam.

The eligibility criteria for NMMS are given below.

  • NMMS was designed for the students studying in 8th standard. Thus, the participant must be studying in the 8th class.
  • Participants must have scored a minimum of 55% marks in their 7th standard examination.
  • Participants must belong to the government, local body, or government-aided schools.
  • The annual income of the participant family must be below INR 1.5 lakhs.

Who is not Eligible to Apply for NMMS Exam?

  • Students studying in Navodaya Vidyalaya, Sainik schools, and Kendriya Vidyalaya
  • Students from private schools.
  • Students pursuing their studies in the residential schools run by the state government with facilities like lodging and boarding.

NMMS 2022 Registration

If the student wants to register for NMMS offline mode, students have to fill out the NMMS application form 2022 and submit it with all the necessary documents to their respective school.

Participants can also fill the NMMS application form 2022 through the National Scholarship Portal (NSP). Firstly, students have to create their online NMMS portal account by filling in all the required details. After entering the NMMS portal, students must fill in all the details and register for the NMMS exam 2022. Students can log in to their portal from their NMMS login ID and password.

Usually, all states/UTs hold the offline or pen-and-paper NMMS exam in November and December but this year as they announced, the exam is to be held on 16th January 2022. Students who intend to take the NMMS exam should monitor their state's official website for any substantial changes to the NMMS registration process.

School authorities should fill out NMMS online application forms and get the hardcopy of online forms along with attested copies of the following documents.

  • Class 7th mark sheet
  • Caste and income certificate
  • Disability certificates (if applicable)
  • Signatures by the student & parent
  • Forms signed by the institution head

The payment receipt from SBI should be submitted to the respective education officer/educational inspectors on or before the last NMMS Exam date of submission.

Read More: NMMS Registration

NMMS 2022 Syllabus

Students can prefer their school curriculum or NCERT books of classes 7 and 8 to start their preparation. If students want to take their preparation to the next level, they can also refer to NMMS previous year question papers available online for practice.

NMMS exam 2022 pattern is designed to check the scholastic aptitude and mental ability of a student. Participants have to complete each section in 90 minutes. However, students who have any kind of disability are given extra time to complete the NMMS examination. NMMS syllabus is completely based on the school curriculum of the students.

Details of the NMMS exam are as follows.

  • Mental Ability Test: This test examines the critical thinking and mental ability of students. It includes a total of 90 multiple-choice questions. The main topics are hidden figures, analogy, numerical series, classification, and hidden figures.
  • Scholastic Aptitude Test: The SAT syllabus covers question-based mathematics, social science, and science-based on the students' syllabus.

NMMS 2022 Sample Papers

For the preparation of the National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme (NMMSS), students can take help from the NMMS exam example paper. NMMS sample paper can help the student to understand the NMMS exam 2022 pattern and can also help the student to build a mindset of how to attempt the NMMS exam. Every student must solve a few sample papers to become familiar with the exam pattern and questions.

Read More: NMMS Sample Papers

NMMS 2022 Admit Card

The NMMS exam 2022 admit card is an important document, and students cannot enter the examination hall without an admit card. NMMS admit cards can be downloaded from the state-specific NMMS official websites. Students have to log in to the respective state portals by entering all required credentials and can download their admit cards.

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NMMS 2022 Answer Key

Students can estimate their marks with the help of the answer key provided by the NMMS. The answer key helps a student to analyze their strengths and weaknesses. After analyzing the strengths and weaknesses, the student can prepare for more competitive exams in the future.

NMMS 2022 Results

NMMS results will be announced within the proposed date, and students can check them on the official NMMS website of their respective states. NMMS results will declare the scholarship details and the level 2 qualification status. Students will get selected for the scholarship based on the merit list of the NMMS exam.

Read More: NMMS Results

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is the NMMS Exam?

  2. What is the selection procedure for NMMS?

  3. How to renew NMMS and NTSE scholarships?

  4. Who are eligible for NMMS and NTSE scholarships?

  5. How to check NMMS results?

Discussion Forum


How much scholarship can I get from NMMS?

Asked By: Anonymous 06 Feb 2021


NMMS scholars will be offered INR 1000 per month for a maximum period of four years. The eligibility to avail the NMMS scholarships are,

  • General category students must have secured a minimum of 40% marks in MAT and SAT sections separately.
  • Students from the reserved category should score a minimum of 32% of marks in each section, i.e., MAT and SAT.
  • The student must be pursuing their school education in India.

Answer By: Vishag

08 Feb 2021

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