NMMS Scholarship 2023 – National Means Cum Merit Exam

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NMMS Exam 2023: All You Need to Know About the National Means Cum Merit Scholarship

The Directorate of Secondary Education in Assam has officially released a notification detailing the National Means Cum Merit Scholarship (NMMS) Examination for the year 2023. According to this official announcement, online applications are now open for students studying in class VIII who wish to participate in the NMMS Examination, 2023. This exam is scheduled to take place on the 18th of November, 2023, within the state of Assam. The event is sponsored by the Department of School Education & Literacy, which falls under the Ministry of Education, Government of India. Interested students can submit their applications through the official website, www.madhyamik.assam.gov.in, or via the ‘Bidyarthi’ Mobile App provided by https://bidyarthi.co.in.

NMMS Exam 2023- Overview

Scheme Name NMMS
Scheme Type Scholarship
Organization DSE, Assam
Eligibility Class VIII
Application Process Online
Application Fee Rs.200/-
Start Date 17th August 2023
Last Date 10th October 2023

Assam NMMS Exam: Key Details and Information

Exam Name: National Means Cum Merit Scholarship Examination, 2023
Scheme Name: National Means Cum Merit Scholarship (NMMS) Scheme
Organization: Directorate of Secondary Education, Assam
Total Available Seats in Assam: 2411 Seats
Exam Type: Written Exam (OMR)
Medium of Exam: Assamese and English
Question Format: Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Exam Date: 18th November 2023
Number of Exam Centres: 103 Centres

NMMS Exam Subject Details and Schedule

The NMMS Exam consists of two subjects with their respective timings and marks allocation:

  1. Mental Ability Test (MAT)
    • Total Marks: 90
    • Timing: 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
  2. Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
    • Total Marks: 90
    • Timing: 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Eligibility Criteria for the NMMS Exam

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Class: Students currently enrolled in class VIII are eligible to participate in the NMMS exam.

School: The scholarship is exclusively available to students of Government and Provincialised schools under the Department of School Education, Government of Assam. While students from Private schools, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs), and Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) are allowed to take the examination, they won’t be considered for the scholarship selection.

Scholarship Benefits of the NMMS Scheme

Students who successfully pass the NMMS exam will receive a scholarship of Rs.12,000/- per year during their studies in classes IX, X, XI, and XII. It’s important to note that to qualify for the scholarship benefits, the annual income of the student’s parents should not exceed 3.5 lakhs as per the Ministry of Education’s norms.

Examination Fee Details for the NMMS Exam

Applicants need to pay an examination fee to complete the online application process. The fee amount varies based on the candidate’s reservation category. The following table presents the fee structure:

Category Examination Fee
General Rs. 200/-
Other Backward Class Rs. 200/-
Scheduled Castes Rs. 180/-
Scheduled Tribes Rs. 180/-
Persons with Disabilities Rs. 175/-

Payment Method: Candidates can submit their examination fee via the online payment gateway using options such as Debit Card, Credit Card, Net Banking, or UPI.

How to Apply for the NMMS Exam?

Students who meet the eligibility criteria and wish to participate in the NMMS exam can follow these steps to complete the online application process:

  1. Scroll down and access the “Important Link” section.
  2. Click on the provided Online Application Link.
  3. A new tab will open with the official web portal.
  4. Read and understand the instructions for the application process.
  5. Click the Next button after comprehending the instructions.
  6. You’ll be directed to the application form page.
  7. Fill in all the required details as requested.
  8. Upload your photograph, signature, and declaration form.
  9. Proceed to make the examination fee payment.
  10. After successful payment, your application will be submitted.
  11. An acknowledgement copy of your submission will be provided; keep it for reference.

Required Documents for the Application

Applicants should have the following documents prepared in proper file formats before beginning the online application process. These documents need to be scanned and resized appropriately for acceptance by the portal. Utilizing tools such as AllJobAssam can assist in resizing the documents effectively.

Document Name Size Format
Photograph 35 KB JPG/JPEG
Signature 30 KB JGP/JPEG
Caste Certificate 100 KB JPG/JPEG
Disability Certificate 100 KB JPG/JPEG
Declaration Form 100 KB JPG/JPEG

Important Dates of Assam NMMS Exam

Application Start Date 17th August 2023
Application Last Date 10th October 2023
Admit Card Issue Date 1st November 2023
NMMS Exam Date 18th November 2023

Important Links of NMMS Exam 2023

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Download Declaration Form Click Here
Download Official Notification Click Here
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