Puducherry National-Means-cum-Merit Scholarship (NMMS) Examination 2018-19 : Directorate of School Education, Puducherry has released notification for National-Means-cum-Merit Scholarship (NMMS) Examination for the class VIII. Puducherry NMMS 2018 -2019 application form, admit card, exam date, result date and other information regarding NMMS are mentioned below.

Puducherry NMMS 2018 – 2019

The National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship Written Examination is conducted by the Directorate of School Education launched by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), New Delhi for the Economically weaker section students to arrest their drop-outs. As per the State Quota, students will be selected for the award of scholarship on the basis of the Merit List.

For the Union Territory of Puducherry, 125 Scholarships are allotted by the MHRD, New Delhi. The regionwise and category wise allocation of scholarship is detailed below.

Schedule for Puducherry NMMS 2018 – 2019 is given below.

Events Date
Last date of submission of application form 1st week of Sep 2018
Issue of Hall Tickets 4th week of Oct 2018
Date of examination 1st week of Nov 2018

Eligibility Criteria

  • Students should be studying in class VIII in State Government/ Government Aided Schools only.
  • Students should have scored atleast 50% of Marks for SC / ST Category, 55% of Marks for other Categories. in VII Std Annual Examination.
  • The income of parents from all sources should not exceed Rs.1,50,000/- per annum.

Application Form

Application Form of Puducherry NMMS 2018 – 19 will be available soon. Application forms can be downloaded from the official website of Directorate of School Education, Puducherry. Interested candidates can also download the application form of Puducherry NMMS 2018 – 19 from the link given below.

Apply Online: The application forms will be available at schooledn.puducherry.gov.in/

Admit Card

Admit card can be collected after the submission of application form from the Superintendent/Head of concerned School (Examination Centre) at the distt. Level.

Exam Pattern

This examination consists of two parts. All questions are to be answered. Separate question booklets will be provided for Part-I and Part-II.

  • Mental Ability Test (MAT)
  • Scholastic Test (SAT)
Test Type Marks No. of Ques Duration (in minutes)
Mental Ability Test (MAT) 90 90 90
Scholastic Test (SAT) Maths 20 20 90
Science 35 35
Social Science 35 35

Question Paper & Answer Key

The Answer Key & Paper for Pondicherry NMMS 2018 – 2019 will be published online by the official authorities. The answer key will be released as a pdf file and will contain the answer to all the questions asked in the exam. The candidates will be able to estimate their score through the answer key of NMMS. The link to check it will also be provided on this page.


Pondicherry NMMS Result 2018 – 2019 will be declared by the Directorate of School Education, Pondicherry. Candidates can check the result from the official website of Directorate of School Education, Pondicherry.

Insofar, official details of Puducherry NMMS 2018 – 2019 have not been announced. Information on this page is as per last year and for reference purpose only. As soon as Puducherry NMMS releases Puducherry NMMS 2018 – 2019 information brochure, details will be updated here.

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