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National Means-cum Merit Scholarship Scheme 2019 for EWS Students

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Department of School Education & Literacy announces National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme (NMMSS) 2019 for  Students from Economically Weaker Section 

National Means-Cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme 2019 – Online applications are invited from the Department of School Education & Literacy for National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme 2019-20

 

NMMS

  • National Means-Cum-Merit Scholarship is a Centrally sponsored scholarship scheme. It is implemented by the Department of School Education & Literacy under the Ministry of Human Resource Development with the objective to financially support the meritorious students of economically weaker sections of the society.
  • Now, read below the complete details of NMMS and avail the scholarship benefits.

Objective

  • The objective is 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

 

See: National Scholarship Portal

 

Scholarship Details

  • Organisation: Department of School Education & Literacy
  • Portal Name: National Scholarship Portal
  • Scholarship Name: NMMSS 2019-20 National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme

Scholarship Amount

  • One lakh scholarships @ Rs.6000/- per annum (Rs.500/- per month) are awarded to selected students of class IX every year and their continuation/renewal in classes X to XII for study in State Government, Government-aided and Local body schools under the scheme

 

See: Scholarship Programs

 

Eligibility Criteria for National Means-Cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme 2019

  • Students whose parental income from all sources is not more than Rs.150000/- per annum are eligible to avail the scholarships
  • The students shall have minimum of 55% marks or equivalent grade in Class VII examination (Relaxable by 5% for SC/ST)

Note

  • Students of NVS, KVS, Sainik schools and private schools are not entitled for the scholarships

 

Selection Process

  • The selection of students for award of scholarships under the scheme is made through an examination conducted by the State Governments
  • Each State/UT conducts its own test for selection of students for the award of the National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship. The State Level Exam consists of the following two tests
  • Mental Ability Test (MAT)
  • Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
  • The students must pass both the tests i.e. MAT and SAT with at least 40% marks in each. For the reserved category, this cut off will be 32% marks

 

See: National Scholarship Portal

 

National Means-Cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme 2019 Application Process

  • Application Forms can be downloaded from the website https://scholarships.gov.in
  • The scheme is implemented through National Scholarship Portal (NSP). Just follow the below steps to apply for the National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme 2019-20
  • Step 1: Go to the official website of National Scholarship Portal through the URL provided above
  • Step 2: Then Select Central Schemes tab and Click on Department of School Education & Literacy link in the drop-down list
  • Step 3: After that Click Apply link in the National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship
  • Scholarships are disbursed by the State Bank of India directly by electronic transfer into the accounts of students through Public Financial Management System (PFMS)
  • 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)

 

National Means-Cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme 2019 Important Dates

  • Application – Open till 15th October 2019
  • Last Date for defective verification: 31st October 2019
  • Last Date for institute verification: 31st October 2019

 

National Scholarship Portal

Site Best Viewed In, IE-6+, Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, Safari etc, Tel.:  0120 – 6619540, Email: helpdesk@nsp.gov.in, Website https://scholarships.gov.in/

 

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