Over 1.8 Lakh Students Appear For NMMSS Exam in Gujarat, Read Details

New Delhi, 18 April 2022: On 17 April, over 1.8 lakh Class 8 students from the state of Gujarat appeared for the National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme (NMMSS) examination. The examination was conducted by the State Examination Board (SEB) and the students who crack the exam will be awarded with a full scholarship worth Rs 48,000. 

Note: A total of 5,097 students are eligible for the scholarship scheme within the state.

NMMSS Exam Held in Gujarat – Overview 

Number of appearing students  Over 1.8 lakh
Number of eligible students 5097
Exam conducting body State Examination Board (SEB), Ministry of Training, and Authorities of India.
Scholarship amount for selected students Rs 48,000

NMMSS Exam Held in Gujarat – Details

  • A total of 1,89,237 students of Class 8 from authorities and grant-in-aid colleges in Gujarat had registered for the NMMSS examination this 12 months
  • Selected students will be eligible for a complete Rs 48,000 scholarship.
  • Students of Class 8 who are admitted to registered schools with an annual household revenue of Rs 1.5 lakh are eligible for this scholarship scheme.

National Means-cum-merit Scholarship Scheme – Details

The ‘National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme’ (NMMSS) is a Central Sector Scheme launched in May 2008 to provide scholarships for meritorious students of Classes 9 to 12.

The objectives of the ‘National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme’ (NMMSS) are as follows:

  • To award scholarships to meritorious students of economically weaker sections to arrest their drop-out at Class 8.
  • To encourage them to continue their study and complete the secondary stage.

The coverage of the ‘National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme’ (NMMSS) is as follows:

  • The scheme envisages the award of one lakh fresh scholarships every year to selected students of Class 9 and their continuation/renewal in Classes 9 to 12 for study in state government, government-aided, and local body schools under the scheme.

Eligibility criteria to appear in the NMMSS Selection Test

  • Students whose parental income from all sources is not more than Rs. 1,50,000 per annum are eligible to avail of the scholarship.
  • The student must have a minimum of 55% marks (or equivalent) grade in the Class 7 examination to appear in the selection test (relaxable by 5% for SC and ST students).
  • The applicant must be a regular student in government, government-aided, or local body school. 
  • Students of Navodaya Vidyalaya System (NVS), Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS), and residential schools are not entitled to the scholarships.

NMMSS and NSP – Details

The NMMSS Scheme can be found on the National Scholarship Portal (NSP), which has been developed by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) for streamlining and fast-tracking the release of Scholarships across Ministries/Departments with efficiency, transparency, and reliability.

Below are the steps to be followed to apply for NMMSS on the NSP:

  • Students from different States and UTs, who have qualified in the Management Aptitude Test (MAT) and Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) under NMMSS must register themselves on NSP.
  • The applications are verified online on the portal by the prescribed state authorities.
  • The final list of eligible candidates, complete in all respects, is provided to the Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD) or Ministry of Education (MoE) by the NSP team for sanction of the scholarship.
  • Thereafter, the Ministry of Education (MoE) sanctions funds and releases them to the State Bank of India (SBI) – the implementing bank for the Scheme.
  • The SBI disburses the scholarships to students directly by electronic transfer into their bank accounts under Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) through Public Financial Management System (PFMS).

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

When was the National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme (NMMSS) exam held in Gujarat?

The National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme (NMMSS) exam was held on 17 April 2022 in Gujarat.

Who all are eligible for the National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme (NMMSS) exam?

Students of Class 8, learning in authorities and grant-in-aid colleges, with an annual household revenue of Rs 1.5 lakh are eligible for this scholarship scheme.
Students must have a minimum of 55% marks or equivalent grade in the Class VII examination to appear in the selection test (relaxable by 5% for SC and ST students).
They should be studying as regular students in government, government-aided, and local body schools.
Students of Navodaya Vidyalaya System (NVS), Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS), and residential schools are not entitled to the scholarships.

How many seats are available within the National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme (NMMSS) in Gujarat?

A total of 5097 seats are available within the National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme (NMMSS) in Gujarat.