The Government Sponsored Scheme “National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme (NMMS)” was first launched in May 2008. The scheme was designed to provide financial assistance for those who are economically backward but are exceptionally good at studies. In one of the research done by NSSO the dropout rate was high in secondary school (9th class - 10th class) which is nearly 17% than that of elementary and upper secondary. So the Indian government had taken an initiative to slow down this trend. students whose parents income is less than 1.5 LPA are eligible for the scholarship to utilize this benefit. The State Bank of India will fork out money directly to their bank accounts.
The amount of scholarship will be 12,000 @ 1000 per month is awarded to selected students every year for study in classes from IX to XII in State Government Schools. There is a quota for scholarships in different states. There will be a separate examination for different states and union territories for the filtering of students for the scholarship award.
One eligibility criterion for this scholarship is the annual income of the students' parents. The parental income of students from all sources must not be more than Rs. 1,50,000/- to be eligible for the scholarship. The scheme would provide reservation for different students based on the state and UT norms as states are having different reservation policy.
This Scholarship exam is conducted in every state. Scholarships are disbursed by the State Bank of India directly into the bank accounts of students every quarter. The total number of scholarships is limited to particular State/Union territories. The allocation is made by the Central Government.
The students studying in “Kendriya Vidyalaya", “Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas” and Residential Schools run by the State Government Institutions are not entitled to get scholarship under this scheme.
NMMS Registration is an online process. NMMS Registration can be done on the National Scholarship Portal (NSP) where students applying for the first time have to create their online portal account and then fill in all the details and register for the NMMS exam.
School authorities should fill online forms, and get all printouts of online forms along with attested copies of caste, income and disability certificates, with signatures by the student, parent, Institution head and other relevant authorities, forms signed by the Institution head and the payment receipt from SBI should be submitted to the respective Education Officer/ Educational Inspectors on or before the last date of submission.
NMMS Exam Admit Card is an important document and students cannot enter into the examination hall without an admit card. NMMS Admit Card can be downloaded from the state-specific NMMS Website. Students have to log in to their portals by entering all required credentials and then they can download their Admit Card.
NMMS Result will be announced within the proposed date and Students can check it on the official NMMS website of their respective state. NMMS Result will declare who all are going to receive the scholarship.
It's an Indian government initiative to support talented young individuals who are economically disadvantaged. The government has created a platform to enhance the children 's career prospects by providing financial assistance in terms of scholarship at their secondary and higher secondary levels. Even though it’s a central government initiative, the state government looks after the process and selects the students according to the eligibility criteria of NMMS scholarship.
National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme (NMMS) Olympiad Exam is conducted for the following classes.