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NMMS Scholarship 2021

Directorate of Secondary Education, Assam has released the official notification of Centrally Sponsored “National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship (NMMS)” Scheme for the financial year 2021-22. NMMS Scholarships are awarded to the gifted or meritorious students studying as regular students in class IX, X, XI and XII in a Government, Government-aided and local body schools and whose parental income are not more than Rs. 1,50,000/- per annum.

NMMS Scholarship 2021

Eligible candidates can apply online through National Scholarship Portal (www.scholarships.gov.in) or may apply by visiting (www.madhyamik.assam.gov.in)

NMMS Assam Scholarship Overview

Name of scholarship:

  • National Means-Cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme 

Academic session:

  • 2021-2022

Nodal agency:

  • Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), GOI
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Exam level:

  • National Level


  • Class VIII (8th Standard)

Application method:

  • Online

Number of scholarship for Assam:

  • 2411

Date of exam:

  • December 2021 or January 2022 (Tentative) 

Technical Help Line Number:

  • 8929207668

Category-wise reservation: 

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Category%age of Reservation

Value of NMMS Scholarship Assam:

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

Eligibility Criteria of NMMS Scholarship:

➢ The minimum eligibility criteria to apply for NMMS Scholarship are as mentioned belowClass: Students of Class-VIII studying in Government, Local Body, and Govt. Aided are only eligible. 


  • Minimum  of  55  %  marks  or  equivalent  grade  in  Class  VII  examination is  needed for appearing NMMS examination(5% less for SC/ST students)
  • The awardees should get minimum of 55% marks in Class IX and XI and 60% in Class X  for  continuance  of  scholarship (Relaxable  by  5%  for  SC/ST  candidates)  in  next  higher classes.

Family Income:

  • Scholarships are awarded to the gifted or meritorious students whose parental income is not more than Rs. 1,50,000/- per annum.

Type of School:

  • Students studying as regular students in class IX, X, XI and XII in a Government, Government-aided and local body schools for a maximum period of four years.

Who can’t apply for NMMS Scholarship?

➢ Following category of students can’t apply for NMMS Scholarship:

  • Students studying in private schools too appear in this scholarship exam; but they won’t be eligible for this scholarship.
  • The students studying in “Kendriya Vidyalaya’ and “Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas” are not entitled to get this scholarship.
  • Students studying in Residential Schools run by the State Government Institutions, where facilities like boarding, lodging and education are provided and students studying in private schools are also not eligible for the scholarship under this scheme.

Selection Process of NMMS Scholarship:

  • A written examination of Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) will be held on 13th December 2020 for the selection of candidates under NMMS Scholarship Scheme. 
  • The question paper will be in both Assamese & English medium only. The OMR sheet will be in English medium.
  • Previous 2 years’ question papers are available in the ‘Bidyarthi’ app at Google Play Store.
  • Children with disability will be given extra time, as applicable.
  • There are two papers: Mental Ability Test (MAT) and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) .
Question PaperSubjectTotal Marks
Paper-lMental Ability Test (MAT)90 Marks
Paper-lIScholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)90 Marks

For selecting the students, the following conditions may apply:

  • The students must pass both the tests i.e. MAT and SAT with at least 40 % marks in aggregate taken together for these two tests. (For the SC/ST students, 32% marks)
  • The  student  must  have  scored  at  least  55%  mark  or  equivalent  grade  in  Class  VIII examination. (50% for SC/ST students).

NMMS Examination Fee 2021:

UR/ OBCRs 200/-
SC/ STRs 180/-
PWDRs 175/-
Payment ModeDebit/Credit card, Internet Banking

How to Apply for NMMS Assam Scholarship?

➢ The application process of National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship (NMMS) has been made ONLINE. Students have to download the ‘Bidyarthi’ app from the Play store of Android phone.
➢ Moreover, they can apply through Govt. of Assam official website www.madhyamik.assam.gov.in .
➢ Interested and eligible candidates may apply online for these scholarship by visiting Official NMMS Assam Scholarship Portal. Candidates may follow below mentioned steps to apply for NMMS Assam Scholarship.

  • Step 1: Scroll down, go to Important Web-Links section .
  • Step 2: Click on the “Online Application” and complete the registration process by clicking “Register Now”.
  • Step 3: In the next stage, fill your all personal and educational details and upload necessary documents.
  • Step 4: At the end, submit the form.

Documents to be Submitted with Online Application Form:

➢ Following documents are to be uploaded along with online application form :

  • Scanned copy of Candidate’s Photograph.
  • Scanned copy of Candidate’s Signature.
  • Scanned copy of Candidate’s Caste certificate (Only for OBC, SC and ST candidates).
  • Scanned copy of Candidate’s Disability certificate (Disabled candidates).
  • Scanned copy of Declaration. Click here for Download Declaration

Important Dates of NMMS Assam Scholarship 2021:

  • Starting date of submission of application form: 1st October 2021
  • Last date of submission of application form: 30th October 2021
  • Date of Examination: December 2021 or January 2022 (Tentative)
  • Date of issue of E-admit Cards: To be updated later

Important Web-Links of NMMS Assam Scholarship:

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