Directorate of School Education West Bengal, National Means-Cum-Merit Scholarship Examination (NMMS Exam) 2020 for Class VIII students

NMMS Examination 2020 – Directorate of School Education, West Bengal, Kolkata has announced Centrally Sponsored National Means-Cum-Merit Scholarship Examination (NMMS Examination) 2020 for the students studying in class VIII.

Read on for more details on NMMS Examination 2020


Scholarship Details

OrganisationWest Bengal Department of School Education
Scholarship NameNMMS Examination 2020 National Means-Cum-Merit Scholarship Examination
Applicable ForStudents Studying In Class VIII

NMMS Examination 2020 Important Dates

Date of submission of Online Application From05th Nov to 01st Dec 2020
Date of Examination17th January 2021

Eligibility Criteria for NMMS Examination 2020

  • Students of class VIII who secured 55% and above marks in the final examination of class VII are eligible to appear in the Centrally Sponsored NMMS Exam 2020 for class VIII (5% relaxation to SC, ST, Disabled candidates).
  • Parental Income should be below Rs. 1,50,000 /- (One lakh fifty thousand) per annum from all sources. Income certificate is to be uploaded.
  • Applicants should opt for the district in which he/she belongs actually within the Administrative Jurisdiction of the respective district.

NMMS Examination 2020 Application Process

Please go through the Instructions carefully before filling up the form,
Steps to Apply
Step 1Go to the official website of West Bengal Department of School Education through the URL provided above.
Step 2Every applicant of NMMS Examination 2020 needs to do a one-time registration process. Click on “New user register here” to register yourself.
Step 3Then you need to choose “Centrally Sponsored National Means-Cum-Merit Scholarship Examination, 2020” as a scholarship type for NMMS Exam 2020 to proceed.
Step 4It will redirect to the instruction page. Read complete instructions before proceeding carefully. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and Click on ‘Proceed To Registration’ button.
Step 5Fill the application form with the required details and Click on Register button
Step 6After successful registration, the system will provide you a registration number along with registration details.
Step 7Now you can login with your registration no as USER ID and password
Step 8On successful login you will redirected to your scholarships dashboard. Here you can Click on “Application” and then click “Form Fill Up” to fill up the NMMS Examination 2020 application form.
Step 9After filling up the application form click on ‘Save’ (at the center-bottom of this page) to save your application as draft mode. You may change your details in the application form and save it until you lock your application form.
Step 10If you do not need any change in application form you can click on “Lock Details” to lock your application form and proceed to the next step.
Step 11Once you lock your application form you will move to the next step to download the section where you need to download “Verification Certificate”.
Step 12Take a print and sign it by your school / institution’s HOI and scan the 2nd page of the verification certificate and get ready to upload it in the upload section.
Step 13After uploading all documents click on “Finalize Application” to finalize your application.
Step 14Your application form has been sent for verification. You will be notified once it gets any update.
Documents Required
(i) Income Certificate of Parents.
(ii) First page of Bank Passbook
(iii) Caste Certificate issued by the Competent Authority, if applicable
(iv) Disability Certificate (40% and above disability must be certified by the Competent Medical Board of the State Govt./Central Govt.), if applicable

NMMS Examination 2020 Pattern

State level NMMS Examination will be conducted in two sessions on the same day as per details given below
Name of the TestsTypeMarksNo of ItemsDuration(in Minutes)
Mental Ability TestObjective/MCQ909090 min
Scholastic Aptitude TestObjective/MCQ909090 min

NMMS Examination 2020 Syllabus

There is no prescribed syllabus for NMMS Examination. Standard of items shall conform to the level of class VII & VIII.
Scholastic Aptitude Test comprises of the following subjects given below
1) Mathematics2) Physical Science
3) Life Science4) History
5) Geography 
All questions in the booklet for the NMMS Examination are objective type. Each question carries one mark. There is no negative marking in the said examination.


For more details and to apply online, please visit the official website