National Means cum Merit Scholarship (NMMS) 2023: Forms are now open, apply now

Here is all you should know about the National Means cum Merit Scholarship or NMMS scholarship for the year 2023.

National Means Cum Merit Scholarship or NMMS is a scholarship scheme for the benefit of the students studying in class 8 in any Government or Provincialised school under the Department of School Education, Government of Assam. The scholarship is specially sponsored by the Ministry of Education, Government of India.

Also read: Pre Matric Scholarship 2023 for SC students studying in Class 1 to 8; Get complete details

Eligibility Criteria

  • The students must be studying in Class 8 in any Government or Provincialised school.
  • Only the students of Government and Provincialised schools under the Department of School Education, Government of Assam are eligible to get the scholarship.
  • The parental income of the student should not be more than 3.5 Lakh per annum.
  • Students from Private schools, JNVs and KVs may appear in the examination, but they will not be selected for the scholarship.

Benefits of NMMS

  • Under the NMMS scholarship scheme, the selected students will be awarded an annual financial aid of Rs. 12,000.
  • The benefits will be offered to the students during classes 9, 10, 11 and 12, as per the norms of the Ministry of Education.

Documents Required

  • Photograph
  • Signature
  • Declaration file (Format is given below)
  • Caste certificate (Only for OBC, SC and ST candidates)
  • Disability certificate (if applicable)

How to apply?

  • Visit the official website of NMMS using the link given below
  • Click on the “click here” under the “National Means Cum Merit Scholarship Examination, 2023”
  • Get yourself registered and then log in to fill out the application form
  • Enter all your personal and educational details and upload the necessary documents
  • After completion of these steps, download and print out a copy of the application form for future reference

Alternatively, interested candidates can also apply by using the ‘Bidyarthi’ Mobile App:

  • Install the app
  • Then go to “Menu”
  • Click on the “Scheme” button
  • Go for the “Minority Girls Scholarship” option
  • Fill up the form by clicking on “Application Form”

Examination Fees

Unreserved/ OBCRs 200/-
SC/ STRs 180/-
PWDRs 175/-

Examination Schedule

SubjectTotal MarksSchedule
Mental Ability Test (MAT)9018th of November 2023, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)9018th of November 2023, 01:00 PM to 02:30 PM

Important Dates

Last date to apply10th of October, 2023
Availability of Admit Cards1st of November, 2023
Date of Exam (NMMS 2023)18th of November, 2023

Important Links

Website for NMMSClick here
Apply hereClick here
NMMS declarationClick here


  • Office Address: ET Branch, Room No. 48, Directorate of Secondary Education, Kahilipara, Guwahati – 781019, Assam.
  • Phone: 0361-355-8-170 (working hours only)
  • WhatsApp: 9435776767
  • E-mail: [email protected]

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Unmona Borah

Unmona is one of the creative writers, who helps to deliver great content to the audiences of Bohikitap. She has completed her graduation in Chemistry and is presently pursuing higher studies in Assam Women's University.
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