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HP Solan Mean-cum-Merit Scholarship 2017 application for class VIII

Himachal Pradesh National Means-Cum-Merit (NMMS) / H.P State Talent Search Examination (NTSE-1) 2017

State Council of Educational Research & Training, Solan (Himachal Pradesh) proposes to hold two Examinations for the academic session 2017-18: National Means-cum-Merit

Scholarship (NMMS) for Class VIII and H.P Talent Search Examination (HPTSE /NTSE- I ) for Class X students on 05th November 2017 (Sunday) at different Centres in Himachal Pradesh.


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Under NMMS Scheme 832 scholarships for students of H.P. are given by MHRD, New Delhi. The scholarship worth Rs.500/- per month will be awarded to the meritorious students for 4 years i.e. from class IX to XII.


Eligibility Conditions for NMMS (For Class VIII Students)

Any regular student studying in VIII class of Govt. /Govt. aided (95% aided by H.P Govt.) schools in H.P with 55% marks in previous class i.e. class VII (relaxation of 5% for SC/ST/Physically challenged group) can appear in this examination


The parental income of the students should not exceed Rs.1,50,000/- (One Lac Fifty thousand) per annum from all sources and certificate to this effect issued by the SDM/Tehsildar/Naib Tehsildar) must be attached in original with the Application Form



One thousand scholarships are awarded to meritorious students selected in the two stage selection process of NTSE. Thirty four (34) students who are selected in State level State-I of NTSE/HPTSE conducted by SCERT, Solan will be eligible to appear in National Talent Search Examination (NTSE-II) to be conducted by NCERT, New Delhi


Students selected in NTSE-II shall be awarded scholarship amounting to Rs.1250/- per month for class XI & XII and Rs.2000/- per month for under graduate and post graduate studies


Eligibility Conditions for NTSE (For Class X Students)

Any regular student studying in class X (Session 2017- 18) of any school in H.P (JNV, KV, Govt., Govt. aided or Private schools) can appear in this examination. He should have secured at least 55% marks in class IX (2016-17). Relaxation of 5% is given to candidates of reserved category


Common Conditions for NTSE/NMMS

1) 15% seats are reserved for SC, 7.5% for ST and 3% for Physically challenged group (PCG)


2) Examination fee of Rs.40/- for General Category and Rs.30/- for SC/ST/PCG is to be sent in the name of Principal, SCERT, Solan (H.P) by IPO or Demand Draft


3) Candidates claiming caste/tribe reservation must attach attested copy of SC/ST certificate issued by SDM/Tehsildar/Naib Tehsildar with the application form


4) Candidates belonging to PCG must attach certificate issued by competent authority (CMO) stating disability status of 40% or above


Application Form

Forms duly attested by the Head of the institution, complete in all respects along with the documents should reach the Principal, SCERT by 31st August 2017


Incomplete forms will be rejected straightforward and Examination fee will be forfeited. No information in this regard will be given


Application Forms will be available from 01st August 2017 and can be obtained free of  cost from this office or by sending self addressed envelope with stamp of Rs.5/- to the Principal, SCERT, Solan or can be downloaded from our website www.himachal.nic.in/scert


For further information, please contact Office of the Principal, SCERT Solan


Important Dates


Stage I State level - Last date for submission of complete Application Forms: 31st August 2017


HPTSE/ NTSE-I Examination/NMMS Exam: 05th November 2017


Stage II National NTSE-II Exam: 13th May 2017