NMMS Exam Date 2023 – Check Exam Dates and Other Details

The NMMS exam date 2023 is different for different states. Where a few of the state-related dates are mentioned in the National Scholarship Portal (NSP), the rest can be checked by visiting the official sites of the respective states that offer NMMS. 

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The National Merit-cum-Means Scholarship (NMMS) exam was introduced by the Department of School Education & Literacy in 2008 under the Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD). The NMMS (National Merit-cum-Means Scholarship) is approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA ). The major aim of the NMMS scholarship is to prevent the number of dropouts for Class 10 to 12. Every year students of class 8 are awarded INR 12,000 for secondary education. 

In this article, students can explore further details on the NMMS 2023 exam date and application process. 

NMMS Exam Date 2023 – An Overview  

The National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship (NMMS) provides 1,00,000 scholarships annually. Every month  INR 1,000 is given to the students that belong to the economically weaker section. However, the student must pass class 8 from a recognized board. Additionally, their family income should be equal to or less than 1,50,000 per annum. 

NMMS Exam Date 2023 Key Details 

Provider Name Department of School Education & Literacy
Scholarship Name National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship (NMMS)
Scholarship Objective To provide scholarships to meritorious students and decrease students’ dropout rates from Classes 8 to 12
Eligibility Regular students of class 9 with a score of 55% marks in class 8 final exam
Application Mode Online
Award INR 12,000 per annum 
How to Apply Through National Scholarship Portal (NSP)

Latest NMMS Exam Date 2023

NMMS 2023 exam dates have been declared. The important details regarding the National Merit-cum-Means Scholarship (NMMS) exam are mentioned below in the table.  

NMMS 2023 – Important Dates

State  Exam Date
Odisha, Delhi and Nagaland August 31, 2023
Uttar Pradesh September 18, 2023
UP NMMS Exam Date November 5, 2023
Delhi NMMS Exam Date November 19, 2023
Nagaland NMMS Exam Date November 4, 2023

NMMS Exam 2023 – Registration 

Students can find NMMS 2023 application forms online. For every state or Union Territories (UTs). 

  • The forms are available on the official website of the State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT). 
  • The application form for NMMS 2023 can only be submitted offline. 
  • Also, students need to pay a minimal fee of INR 50 to 100 (varies per state).

The passing marks for NMMS exam vary for different categories of students. The applicants must obtain at least 55% for the General category and 50% for Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)/Physically Handicapped (PH) (Class 7 final exam).  

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NMMS Exam Date 2022-23 – Documents Required

To apply for the NMMS 2022 exam, students must submit the required documents. All the documents should be attested by the principal of the school and parents. Check out the important documents required for the NMMS exam.  

  • Class 7 marksheet of the student (only from government schools)(compulsory)
  • Parents income certificate and caste certificate (applicable for SC/ST students only)
  • Certificate of disability by a competent authority
  • Signature/thumbprint of applicant and parents
  • Required documents with the institution’s chief signatory

NMMS Exam 2023 – Admit Card

The National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship admit card for the 2023 exams will be released at least two weeks before the examination date. The applicants can access the online NMMS admit cards by visiting the official NMMS portals.

NMMS exam 2023 hall tickets will be accessed over the State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) website. All the states have a dedicated State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) website. Students can download the admit card directly from the official website with the help of the table below. 

State  Admit Card Link
Telangana Click here
West Bengal  Click here 
Haryana Click here
Odisha Click here
Andhra Pradesh Click here 
Arunachal Pradesh Click here
Assam Click here 
Manipur Click here
Meghalaya Click here 
Mizoram Click here
Nagaland Click here 
Sikkim Click here 
Tripura Click here
Bihar Click here 
Jharkhand Click here 
Chandigarh Click here
Delhi Click here 
Jammu & Kashmir Click here
Punjab  Click here
Himachal Pradesh Click here
Chhattisgarh Click here
Rajasthan Click here
Uttar Pradesh Click here
Uttarakhand Click here
Goa  Click here 
Gujrat Click here 
Maharashtra  Click here 
Madhya Pradesh Click here
Karnataka  Click here
Kerala Click here
Tamilnadu  Click here

NMMS Exam Date – FAQs

How many tests are there in the NMMS exam?

The students have to sit for 2 papers. One is the “Scholar Ability Test” (SAT) and the second is the “Mental Ability Test” (MAT)

What are the NMMS 2023 exam passing marks?

The applicants must secure 40% for the Mental Ability Test (MAT) and Scholar Ability Test (SAT) exams. However, the percentage is 32% for Scheduled caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) students.

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What is the duration of the NMMS exam?

An applicant needs to complete their test in 90 minutes (maximum).

What is the eligibility for the NMMS exam 2023?

The students must obtain at least 55% marks in class 7. Also, the student’s annual family income should be less or equal to INR 3,50,000 per annum.

Students from which class can apply for the NMMS exam?

The students who have passed Class 7 can apply for the NMMS exam.

Where to download the NMMS hall ticket?

Applicants must visit the official website of the State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) and download the hall ticket for the NMMS exam 2023.


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