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National Means-Cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme (NMMSS) for IX to XII Students Online Registration @scholarships.gov.in

National Means-Cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme (NMMSS) for IX to XII Students Online Registration @scholarships.gov.in
National Means-Cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme (NMMSS) for IX to XII Students Online Registration @scholarships.gov.in

National Means-Cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme:2020-21 (NMMSS) is a centrally sponsored scholarship scheme launched in 2008 by the Department of School Education and Literacy under the Minsiter of Human Resource Development. This scheme has been designed to provide financial assistance to meritorious students belonging to an economically weaker background. It operates with an aim to encourage the underprivileged students to continue 'secondary level education' (from class IX - XII) through providing annual scholarship of Rs.12,000/-

Under this scheme, 100,000 scholarships are awarded to the gifted or meritorious students whose parental income is not more than Rs. 1,50,000/- per annum from all sources. Each State /UT have fixed quota of scholarship as given at Annexure of concerned age group of class VII and VIII. The scheme would provide reservation to different categories of students as per the State/UT norms; as different States/UTs have their own norms of reservation.

A). These scholarships will be provided on yearly basis to the students studying as regular students in class IX in a Government, Government-aided and local body schools which will be renewed for classes X, XI and XII. Thus the scholarships will be for a maximum period of four years.

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

C). A separate examination shall be conducted by the State Governments/UT Administrations for selection of students for the award of the National Meanscum-Merit Scholarships in the States/UTs.

For more information scheme details you can Click Here

How to Apply?
Students applying for scholarship for the first time (Fresh Students) need to "Register" on the portal as fresh applicant by providing accurate and authenticated information as printed on their  documents in the "Student Registration Form".

The registration form is required to be filled by parents / guardian of students who are below the age of 18 years on the date of registration.

Before initiating registration process, students / Parents / guardian are advised to keep the following documents handy:


  • 1. Educational documents of student
  • 2. Student's Bank account number and IFSC code of the bank branch
  • Note: For pre matric scholarship scheme, where students do not have their own bank account, parents can provide their own account details. 
  • However, parents account number can only be used against scholarship applications for maximum two children.
  • 3. Aadhaar number of the Student
  • 4. If Aadhaar is not available, then Bonafide student certificate from Institute / School and
  • 5. Aadhaar Enrolment ID or Scanned copy of Bank passbook
  • 6. If Institute/School is different from domicile state of the applicant, then Bonafide student certificate from Institute / School.


  • Register yourself as a new user on the National Scholarship Portal.
  • Click on the ‘Central Schemes’ and select ‘Department of School Education and Literacy’.
  • Now select ‘National Means Cum Merit Scholarship’ link and begin your application process.
  • Fill in the required details like educational qualifications, Aadhaar card number, school enrolment number, state domicile and bank details.
  • Upon successful registration, your application ID is generated which is used as a ‘Login ID’ on NSP and for future references.
  • Student who is studying in class IX and X needs to apply under the ‘Pre-Matric scholarship’ category whereas those in class XI and XII can choose the category of ‘Post Matric scholarship’.
  • Carefully fill details like name, date of birth, email ID, mobile number and identification details.
  • Upload all the necessary documents and save as draft.
  • Finally, submit the completed application form.
NMMS Scholarship Selection Procedure
To appear for the selection test for the award of scholarship, the student should have secured at least 55% in class VII examination (relaxable by 5% for students belonging to SC/ST). Every State/UT will conduct its own selection test to shortlist students for the award of this scholarship. The State-level Examination consists of the following two tests:

1. Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT): It consists of topics from subjects including Science, Mathematics and Social Sciences taught in classes VII and VIII.

2. Mental Aptitude Test (MAT): MAT examines the critical thinking and reasoning abilities of the students. The test consists of questions based on classification, numerical series, analogy, pattern perception, hidden figure, etc.

Last date for Registration is on : 31.10.2020

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