NMMS Assam 2020 – Eligibility Criteria and Application Form
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NMMS Assam 2020 – Eligibility Criteria and Application Form

NMMS Assam 2020

Directorate of Secondary Education, Assam has released the official notification of Centrally Sponsored “National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship (NMMS)" Scheme for the financial year 2020-21. 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. 

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 2020 Overview

Name of scholarship:
National Means-Cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme 

Nodal agency: Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), GOI

Exam level: National Level

Class: Class VIII (8th Standard)

Application method:

No of scholarship for Assam: 2411

Date of exam:
13th December 2020

Value of NMMS Assam 2020 Scholarship

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

NMMS Assam 2020 Eligibility Criteria

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

Who can't apply for NMMS Scholarship Assam 2020

- 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 VIDYALAYAS’ 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.

NMMS Scholarship, Assam 2020 Reservation

— The total number of scholarship for Assam State quota is 2411.
— 15% Scholarship will be reserved for students belonging SC category.
— 7.5% Scholarship will be reserved for students belonging ST category.
— 4% for Physically Challenged Group of Students.

NMMS Assam 2020 Exam Pattern

- 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) .

Mental Ability Test (MAT): 90 multiple-choice questions testing verbal and non-verbal meta-cognitive abilities like reasoning and critical thinking.
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT): 90  multiple-choice  questions  covering  subjects  namely, science, social studies and mathematics as taught in classes VII and VIII.

NMMS Assam 2020 Selection Process

For selecting the students, the following conditions may apply:

(i) 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)
(ii) The  student  must  have  scored  at  least  55%  mark  or  equivalent  grade  in  Class  VIII examination. (50% for SC/ST students).

NMMS 2020 Examination Fee

• General & OBC: Rs. 200/-
• SC/ST: Rs. 180-
• Differently Abled students: Rs. 175/-

Mode of Payment: Applicants have to pay the examination fees through Debit/Credit card, internet banking during the submission of the application.

NMMS Assam 2020 Admit Card

E-admit Card for the candidates will be available online. The candidate may download his/her admit card by putting his/her application number or name on or after 01/12/2020.

Students can download their NNMS exam Admit Card through online from 'Bidyarthi' app or from official website www.madhyamik.assam.gov.in .

NMMS Assam 2020 Examination Centres

NMMS Examination will be held at 67 Nos. of centres across Assam including all the District Headquarters. Exam centers may be increased or decreased depending upon the number of candidates. The list of examination centres are shown below.

NMMS Assam 2020 Application Form

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 . Applicants have to pay the exam fee through Debit/Credit card, internet banking at the time of the application.

Steps to Apply for National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship (NMMS), Assam 2020

Interested and eligible candidates must submit their application on online mode. Here is the basic steps to submit
National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship (NMMS) application form online:

* Scroll down, check Important Web-Link's section.

* Click on Online Application Form.

* Official application portal will open.

* Enter your personal and educational details as well as upload all the required documents as mentioned below.

* At the end, submit your application and take a print out of acknowledgement receipt.

Important Dates of National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship (NMMS), Assam

* Application process will be started from: 25th October, 2020.

* Last date for submission of application form: 25th November, 2020.

* Date of Examination: 13/12/2020. (Sunday).

* E-admit Cards will be issued from: 1st December, 2020 onwards.

Important Web-Links

Official Notification: Link 1 | Link 2 .

Online Application Form: Click Here