Maharashtra NMMS 2019-20-  Eligible candidates can apply for the National Means Cum Merit Scholarship (NMMS) Scheme Examination 2019–20 for class VIII students of Maharashtra State. The purpose of the scheme is to identify talented students in Economical Backward group and nurture their talent. Talent refers to the potentiality that manifests itself in a high level of performance in one or more specialized areas. It honors and helps the talented student by providing financial assistance in the form of a monthly Scholarship this assistance is provided up to XIIth level. Maharashtra NMMS application form, admit card, exam date, result, and other information can be checked from this page.

Maharashtra NMMS 2019 – 2020

On the basis of the examination, scholarships will be awarded to those whose parents having income less than Rs. 1, 50,000/- and are appearing for class VIII, having secure 55% marks in VII STD. (Relaxable by 5% for SC/ST candidates) and studying in recognized schools only. Candidates can check the given schedule for the dates concerning Maharashtra NMMS 2019.

Events Dates
Dates for Form submission 04th week of Oct 2019
Date of Maharashtra NMMS 02nd week of Dec 2019

NMMS Notification

Below mentioned NMMS notification is as per last year record for the reference purpose of candidates. As soon as the officials will release the Notification regarding Maharashtra NMMS 2019 – 2020, it will be updated here. For now candidates can check the last year notification to get the idea of examination and prepared themselves for NMMS exam.

  • Click here to download the Maharashtra NMMS 2018 – 2019 Notification.

Application Form

The Application forms for Maharashtra NMMS will be available as per the schedule on the official website. The completed application forms in all respect should be submitted to the to the respective Education Officer/Educational inspectors along with the prescribed fee on or before the last date. The forms received after the last date shall not be accepted/entertained at any cost.

Examination Fee:  The examination fee is as per last year details, you can check the same for reference purpose only. The examination fee per student will be Rs. 100/- and affiliation fee of Rs. 200/- per academic year per institution will be required.

Incomplete/wrongly filled in application forms will be rejected & no correspondence will be entertained in connection with it.

Eligibility Criteria

The following eligibility criteria are as per last year information!!

  • Any regular student of class VIII in academic session 2019-20 can appear provided he/she has secured 55% or more marks in aggregate in Class VII relaxable by 5% for SC/ST.
  • Candidate shall be studying in Government Schools, Government aided schools.
  • The parental income of the candidate should be less than Rs. 1,50,000/- per year.

Exam Pattern

The pattern of written examination will comprise two parts, namely

(A) Mental Ability Test (MAT)

(B) Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) covering social sciences, science and mathematics.

Subject Marks No. of Question Minutes
Mental Ability Test (MAT) 90 90 90 minutes
Scholastic Ability Test (SAT) 90 90 90 minutes

Marking Scheme: For each correct answer candidates will awarded with 1 marks in both MAT and SAT papers.

Admit Card

National Means – Cum- Merit Scholarship Scheme 2019 – 20 Admit card will be released officially once the registration process for the same is over. In order to download the admit card, candidates will have to provide their credentials. Candidates are advised to carefully check details in admit card and entry in the examination hall will be done after the verification of admit card.

Answer Key

The Final Answer Key of Maharashtra NMMS 2019-20 Examination will be released by the officials. Candidates who will appear for the exam will able to check the answer and estimate their scores.


Maharashtra NMMS 2019- 2020 Result will be announced on the official website. The candidates can check their result from the official website Or through the direct link which will be provided after the announcement of the result. Candidates can find a merit list under various categories from the direct link that will be provided on this page.

Cut Off

Candidates have to obtained the minimum cut off marks to qualify the NMMS exam. The last year cut off in aggregate taken together for these two tests MAT and SAT for general category is 40 % marks. For the SC/ST students, this cut off was 32% marks. For the new sessions we will be providing the cut off here on our page for the ease of the candidate.

Previous Year Question Papers and Answer Key

Previous year Question paper along with answer key is provided below for the candidates who want to appear in the Maharashtra NMMS Examination. By using the previous year question paper and answer key candidates get the idea of difficulty level of paper and exam pattern.

Maharashtra NMMS 2018 – 2019

  • Click here to check the NMMS Final Answer key.
  • Click here to check the Press note regarding the release of the final answer key.
  • Click here to check the NMMS Answer key.
  • Click here to check the press note regarding the release of answer key.

Selection Process

Each State/UT will conduct its own test for selection of students for the award of the National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship. The State Level Examination may consist of the following two tests:

  • Mental Ability Test (MAT)
  • Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)

For selecting the students, the following conditions may apply:

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

At the time of selection for the award of scholarship, the student must have scored at least 55% mark or equivalent grade in Class VIII examination. There will be 5 % relaxation for SC/ST students.

Official Website:

States NMMS Exam



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