National Means-Cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme (NMMS Scholarship)
A separate examination shall be conducted by the State Governments/UT Administrations for selection of students for the award of the National Means cum-Merit Scholarships (NMMS) in the States/UTs. The students shall have minimum of 55 % marks or equivalent grade in Class VII examination for appearing in selection test for award of scholarship (relax able by 5% for SC/ST students). The students should be studying as regular student in a Government, Government-aided and local body schools.
These scholarships will be provided on yearly basis to the students studying as regular students in class IX in a Government, Government-aided and local body schools which will be renewed for classes X, XI and XII. Thus the scholarships will be for a maximum period of four years. The amount of scholarship will be Rs. 12000/- per annum @ Rs. 1000 per month.
The awardees should get minimum of 55% marks in Class IX and XI and 60% in Class X for continuance of scholarship (relaxable by 5% for SC/ST candidates) in next higher classes.