National Means – Cum- Merit Scholarship Scheme is a flagship activity of the NCERT New Delhi started in the year 20017-18. 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 of more specialized areas. It honors and helps talented student by providing financial assistance in the form of a monthly Scholarship this assistance is provided up to XIIth level.

On the basis of the examination to be conducted on 03 Dec 2017 , scholarships will be awarded for whose parents having income less than Rs. 1, 50,000/- appearing for class VIII who have got 55% marks in VIIth STD. (for reserve candidate 50%) and studying in recognized schools only. Students studying in non-recognized school are not eligible.

Latest: Result of Maharashtra NMMS 2017-18 has been declared. Candidates can check it from the link below.

Maharashtra NMMS 2017 – 2018

Scholarship: Awardees of NMMS Scheme will receive a sum of Rs. 500/- per month as per NCERT rules / Department of Human Research of central Government.

Revised Schedule for the Maharashtra NMMS 2017 – 2018 is given below.

Maharashtra NMMS 2017 – 2018 Examination Date – 03 Dec 2017


Maharashtra NMMS 2017 – 2018 Result has been announced by the officials online. The candidates can check their result from the official website OR through the direct link which is provided below. Candidates have to enter 13 digit seat number & 11 digit School UDISE code to check the result.

Result: Click Here to check the Maharashtra NMMS 2017 – 2018 Result.

Answer Key

Final Answer Key of Maharashtra NMMS 2017-18 Examination has been released by the officials. Candidates who have given the exam on December 03, 2017 can now check the answer key. The direct link to check the answer key has been provided below.

Answer Key: Click Here to check final answer key of Maharashtra NMMS 2017 exam.

Admit Card

National Means – Cum- Merit Scholarship Scheme 2017 – 18 Admit card has been released by the exam conducting body. In order to download the admit card candidates have to provide their credentials like School UDISE Code and password. Candidates are advised to carefully check details in admit card and entry in the examination hall will done after the verification of admit card.

Admit Card downloading process is over..!!

Application Form

Online Application forms for Maharashtra NMMS is available to schools as per the schedule on the MSCE website SBI Challans is also available on website. Only school authority shall fill the online forms and ‘S’ forms. Printout of all online forms, along with attested copies of caste, disability and income certificates, duly signed by student, parent & head master, ‘S’ forms print out signed by Head Master of school and SBI Challan (amount deposited in favour of MSCE) are to be submitted by school to the respective Education Officer/Educational inspectors on or before the last date.

  • To Apply Online – Application process is over now..!!

Examination fee : The examination fee per students is Rs. 100/- and affiliation fee of Rs. 200/- per academic year per institution is requied. (only through school by SBI challan)

Incomplete/wrongly filled in application forms are liable to be rejected & no correspondence will be enterained in connection with it.

Eligibility Criteria

Students who have passed VIIth STD with 55% marks (Reserve Candidate 50%) & studying in class VIIIth in recognized schools of Government, Government Aided and Local bodies only are eligible to appear for the NMMS examination conducted by the State in which the schools are located. Total Annual income of parents should be below Rs. 1,50,000/-) case certificate, income certificate disability certificate should be given by Tahasildar/proper authority/Talathi. The students studying in Kendriya Vidyalayas and Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas are not entitled to get scholarship under this scheme. Similarly those students studying in Residential schools run by the State Government Institutions where facilities like boarding, lodging and education are provided, and students studying in private schools are also not eligible for the scholarship under the scheme.


Each state / Union Territory has been allotted a quota to recommend a specific number of candidates. The scholarships percentage will be allotted as per state caste wise reservation as follows.

  • SC – 13.00
  • ST – 07.00
  • VJ – 03.00
  • NTB – 2.50
  • NTC – 3.50
  • NTD – 2.00
  • OBC – 19.00
  • SBC – 02.00

There will be also 3% reservation for disables in each caste category. The Scholarship will be distributed according to quota to each district & caste category.

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.

Selection Process

There will be selection process for award of scholarship. Selection will be done by States / UTs through written examination students who qualify For the NMMS Scheme.

For more detail of Maharashtra NMMS 2017 – 2018 – Download Official Notification.

Maharashtra NMMS 2016 – 2017

Final Answer key

Final Answer key of Maharashtra NMMS has been released. Candidates can check the answer from the link provided below.


Result of the Maharashtra NMMS examination has been announced by the respective state Government. Candidates can also check the result through the direct link provided below.

All States NMMS Exam



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here