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Organisation : Department of School Education & Literacy
Scholarship Name : NMMSS 2017-18 National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme
Applicable States/ UTs : All Over India
Application Deadline : 31-10-2017
Website :
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NMMSS Scholarship Scheme :

National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme (NMMSS).

Update : NSP NMMSS National Means Cum Merit Scholarship 2018-19 :

Guidelines :
** It is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme with the objective 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 secondary stage.
** One lakh scholarships of Rs.6000/- per annum are awarded to selected students of class IX every year and their continuation/renewal in classes X to XII for study in a State Government, Government-aided and Local body schools.
** Students of NVS, KVS, Private and residential schools are not eligible for the scholarships.
** There is quota of scholarships for different States/UTs. Students whose parental income from all sources is not more than Rs. 1,50,000/- per annum are eligible to avail the scholarships.
** There is reservation as per State Government norms. The selection of students for award of scholarships is made through an examination conducted by 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 (relaxable by 5% for SC/ST).
** At the time of selection for the award of scholarship the candidate must have scored at least 55% marks or equivalent grade in Class VIII examination. There will be 5 % relaxation for SC/ST.
** For continuing the scholarship in class X and XII the awardees should get clear promotion from class IX to class X and from class XI to class XII in the first attempt with 55% marks (relaxable by 5% for SC/ST).
** The awardees must obtain a minimum of 60 % marks in Class X (relaxable by 5% for SC/ST) examination or equivalent examination for continuation of the scholarship at higher secondary stage.

Online submission of applications on National Scholarship Portal (NSP) :
School verification by Principal of the School (offline excel sheet) and submission to District Education Officer? District level uploading/ verification by District Education Officer? State level verification by State Nodal Officer and submission of list of beneficiaries/proposal of the State over Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) on NSP.

The detailed process involved in submission/ uploading of applications on NSP is given below:
(i) No login on NSP for uploading the information of scholarship holders is to be done either by the students or schools for scholarships under National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme (NMMSS).
(ii) The application performa has been made available to District Education Officers/ Principals of the schools in hard copy. It can also be downloaded from National Scholarship Portal ( by the District Education Officer.
(iii) The District Education Officer (DEO) will login with user ID and Password generated by the State Nodal Officer and sent on registered mobile number of DEO.
(iv) The process will remain the same for fresh and renewal cases except that bulk upload in case of fresh cases is to be done in option ‘Upload Bulk Fresh Data’ and for renewal cases in option ‘Upload Bulk Renewal Data’.
(v) The mobile number can be given either of the student or parent / guardian / neighbour / friend etc.

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  1. Who will get the scholarship?

    1. Information available from the Official Website :

      At the time of selection for the award of scholarship the candidate must have scored at least 55% marks or equivalent grade in Class VIII examination. There will be 5 % relaxation for SC/ST.

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