The Centrally Sponsored Scheme “National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme (NMMSS)” was launched in May 2008. The objective of the scheme is to award scholarships to meritorious students of economically weaker sections to arrest their drop out at class VIII and encourage them to continue the study at the secondary stage. The National Means Cum Merit Scholarship of Rs. 6000/- per annum (Rs.500/- per month) per student is awarded to selected students every year for study in classes from IX to XII in State Government, Government aided and local body schools. There is a quota of scholarships of National Means Cum Merit for different states/Uts and reservation as per State Government norms. The availability of the Application Form will be on National Scholarship Portal from July 2020 and the last date will be in November 2020.
The selection of students award of the National Means Cum Merit 2020 Scholarship is made through an examination conducted by the State Governments.
|1.||Mental Ability Test||Mental Ability Test may consist of 90 multiple-choice questions testing verbal
|2.||Scholastic Aptitude Test||Scholastic Aptitude Test may consist of 90 multiple-choice questions covering subjects namely, science, social studies and mathematics as taught in classes VII and VIII.|
|3.||Duration of the Test||Each test will be of 90 minutes duration. Children with a disability will be given extra time, as applicable. NCERT will provide a uniform set of guidelines to all States/UTs for carrying out the examination and promote evenness of evaluation.|