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Organisation : State Council of Educational Research & Training ( SCERT ) Chandigarh
Scholarship Name : NMMS 2019-20 National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship
Applicable For : Class VIII students
Applicable States/ UTs : Chandigarh
Application Deadline : 5th September, 2019
Exam Date : 3rd November, 2019
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SCERT Chandigarh invites applications for National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme (NMMSS) Examination 2019-20.

Related : SCERT Chandigarh SLNTSE State Level National Talent Search Examination 2019-20 :

The objective of the scheme is to award scholarship to meritorious students belonging to economically weaker sections to arrest their drop out at Class VIII and to encourage them to continue their studies till Class XII.

Who Can Apply?

** Students studying in 8th Class in Government, Local body and Private aided Schools are eligible for this Scheme.

** 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 students).

The students should be studying as regular student in a Government, Government-aided and local body schools.

** Parental income from all sources should not exceed than Rs. 1, 50,000/- per annum. Parental Income Certificate issued by Govt. Employer in case if the parents are Govt. Employees and affidavit attested from Magistrate/Notary in case the parents are in any private service / job has to be attached with the form.

Application Procedure

Step 1 : Application Forms can be collected from the office of Director, State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT), Sector 32, UT Chandigarh or can be downloaded from the website of SCERT, UT Chandigarh

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Step 2 : The completed application form duly signed by the Principal of the school should be submitted to the Director, SCERT before the last date

Exam Pattern

The State Level test will consist of two papers i.e. Mental Ability Test (MAT) and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). Each paper will have 90 questions and carry one mark. SAT paper will include Science, Social Sciences and Mathematics of classes VII and VIII level

Merit List :
The students must pass both the papers i.e. MAT and SAT with at least 40% marks in aggregate taken together for these two papers. For the SC/ST students, this cut off will be 32% marks.

Selection Process

There will be one stage selection process for award of scholarship. The selection will be done by SCERT UT, Chandigarh through a written examination. On the basis of the examination, 85 scholarships will be awarded to the students of UT Chandigarh who are appearing in Class VIII examination.

Reservation : As per State norms including 4% reservation for Physically Challenged Group of Students.

Scholarship Amount

Under this scheme scholarship will be awarded to 1,00,000 students (at National level) selected at the end of class VIII. The scholarship will start from Class IX and would continue till Class XII at the rate of Rs 12000/- per annum.

State Quota :
Union Territory Chandigarh has been allotted a quota of 85 seats for scholarship. The division of seats will be done according to reservation policy of UT Chandigarh.

Important Dates

Dates for submission of Application Form and conduct of examination are given below
** Last Date for submission of Application Form is 05th September, 2019
** Date of Examination is 3rd November, 2019 (Sunday)

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