NMMSS 2022 – Online Application Deadline Extended, Here’s How to Apply

October 19, 2022, New Delhi, NMMSS 2022: The National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme (NMMSS) 2022 online application deadline has now been extended. Interested candidates can now apply for the scholarship till October 31, 2022. They can register through the official website of the National Scholarship Portal (NSP): scholarships.gov.in.

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The NMMSS scholarships are given to deserving children from economically disadvantaged areas to prevent them from dropping out of school in Class 8 and to encourage them to continue their studies at secondary and senior secondary levels.

According to official sources, “One lakh new scholarships are offered to selected students from Class 9 each year and their continuation/renewal in Classes 9 to 12 for students studying in State Government, Government-aided, and local body schools.”

The scholarship amount is Rs. 12,000, which is given annually.

NMMSS 2022 – Overview

Name of the Scholarship National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme (NMMSS)
Academic Session 2022
Online Application Last Date October 31, 2022
Target Group Regular students of Class 9 (based on their Class 8 results).

NMMSS 2022 – Eligibility Criteria

  • Students who wish to apply for the NMMSS scholarship must be regularly studying in Class 9 at the time of application.
  • They must have scored a minimum of 55% marks or equivalent grades in their Class 8.
  • Applicants should be pursuing education from any government/local body or government-aided schools at the time of application.
  • Candidates seeking continuation or renewal of the scholarship after Class 9 must score a minimum of 60% marks in their Class 10 examination and must have been promoted from Class 9 to 10 in their first attempt.
  • Candidates seeking continuation or renewal of the scholarship in Class 12 must score a minimum of 60% marks in their Class 10 examination and must have been promoted from Class 11 to 12 in their first attempt.
  • Students’ annual family income should not be more than Rs. 3.5 lakh.
  • Candidates who are enrolled in Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS), Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS), Sainik schools, and private schools are not eligible for the NMMSS scholarship.

Note: Candidates belonging to the Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) categories will be given a relaxation of 5% marks.

NMMSS 2022 – Application Details

  • First and foremost, students need to register on the National Scholarship Portal (NSP) as fresh applicants.
  • Students applying for the scholarship must have certain information beforehand, including educational qualifications, Aadhaar card number, school enrolment number, and bank details.
  • Candidates will receive an application ID after registering on the NSP website.
  • This application ID will be used as a ‘Login ID’ on the portal.
  • Students studying in Class 9 or Class 10 are required to apply under the Pre-Matric scholarship category.
  • Students studying in Class 11 or Class 12 are required to apply under the Post-Matric scholarship category.

How to Apply for the NMMSS 2022?

  • Candidates must first visit the official website of the National Scholarship Portal (NSP): scholarships.gov.in.
  • Then, they must click on the “NMMSS scholarship 2022” option.
  • Next, they need to fill in all the required details and upload all the necessary documents.
  • After filling in the application form, they are required to click on the “Submit” tab to submit their respective applications.
  • Lastly, they are required to save a copy of their application forms for future reference.

Note: To apply for the National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme 2022, please click here.

NMMSS 2022 – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the full form of NSP?

NSP stands for the National Scholarship Portal.

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What is the full form of NMMSS?

NMMSS stands for the National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme.

Who is eligible to apply for the NMMSS scholarship?

Students who wish to apply for the NMMSS scholarship must be regularly studying in Class 9 at the time of application. They must have received a minimum of 55% or equivalent grades in Class 8. However, candidates belonging to the Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) categories will be given a relaxation of 5% marks.


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