National Means Cum Merit Scholarship Exam

National Means Cum Merit Scholarship Exam

Mode of ExamOffline
Level of ExamNational Level

About NMMS 2022

NMMS 2022-23:  Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Education (MoE) offers the National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship (NMMS) annually to provide scholarships to students of economically weaker sections. Students studying in class VIII from any recognized board with parental income less than or equal to Rs. 1,50,000 are eligible to fill NMMS application form.

NMMS exam will held in January 2022 for most of the states. States such as  Chhattisgarh, and Chandigarh will be conducting on January 16, 2022.

  • NMMS 2022 exam will be conducted for 180 marks which include two papers - Mental
  • Ability Test (MAT) and Scholastic Ability Test (SAT).
  • NMMS 2022 answer keys are released for the MAT and SAT exam soon after the exam.
  • State-level exam will release NMMS 2022 result.

Who will be provided with NMMS Scholarship 2022? 

  • Students studying in “Kendriya Vidalayas and “Jawahar Vavodaya Vidyalayas” will not be eligible for the NMMS scholarship scheme.
  • Students who qualify for NMMS 2021-22 will be awarded a scholarship of Rs. 1000 per month from class IX till class XII.
  • Students should have attained a minimum of 55 % marks or equivalent grade in Class VII exams to apply for NMMS Scholarship 2022.

NMMS 2022 Application Process

Mode of Application : Offline

Mode of Payment : Other

NMMS 2022 application form is available for Haryana, Odisha, Goa, Uttarakhand and Chhattisgarh states. Students can access the application form through the official website of state/UTs’ SCERT. The last date to submit the application form varies as per state. Read the key points of the application process of NMMS 2022:

  • Students can download the NMMS application form 2022 online but it has to be submitted in offline mode only.
  • Students can also get the application form from the school they are enrolled in itself, thus, ask the teachers for information about NMMS 2022 first.
  • Depending on the state, candidates will have to submit a fee of Rs. 50/100.


NMMS 2022 Eligibility Criteria

MHRD issues guidelines that are to be followed by students to be eligible for NMMS and avail scholarship further as well. NMMS 2022 eligibility criteria are given below:

  • Students must be studying in class VIII and must have a minimum 55% score (50% for reserved categories) in class VII.
  • The annual Income of the applicant’s parents must not be more than Rs. 1,50,000.
  • In order to continue the scholarship, students must obtain 55% (50% for reserved categories) in class IX and XI and 60% (55% for reserved categories) in the class X exam.
  • Students of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Kendriya Vidyalaya and Sainik Schools cannot apply for the scholarship.
  • Students studying in residential schools run by state government institutions with facilities like boarding, lodging and education cannot apply as well.
  • Students pursuing their studies in private schools cannot apply for NMMS 2022 exam as well.

NMMS 2022 Syllabus

Mental ability test-

Mental ability test: Unit 01

Reasoning and critical thinking

Mental ability test: Unit 02


Mental ability test: Unit 03


Mental ability test: Unit 04

Numerical series

Mental ability test: Unit 05

Pattern perception

Mental ability test: Unit 06

Hidden figure

Scholastic aptitude test-

Scholastic aptitude test: Unit 01


Scholastic aptitude test: Unit 02

Social studies and mathematics
Application Start Date :

22nd September 2021

Application End Date :

30th October 2021

Exam Date :
Result Date :
Conducted By :

Ministry of Human Resource Development

Official Website : https://scholarships.gov.in