Chandigarh NMMS 2019 – 2020: Ministry of Human Resource and Development, Government of India will launch a centrally sponsored National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship (NMMS) Scheme. Scholarship of Rs. 12000/- per annum per student will be awarded to selected students every year for study in classes from IX to XII in State Government, Government aided and local body schools. There will be a quota of scholarships for different states/UTs. Students whose parental income from all sources is not more than Rs. 1,50,000/- are eligible to avail the scholarships. There is a reservation as per State Government norms. The selection of student’s award of the scholarships will be made through an examination conducted by the State Governments. Scholarships are disbursed by the State Bank of India directly into the bank accounts of students on a quarterly basis. Candidates can get all the details regarding the Chandigarh NMMS 2019 – 2020 from this page.

Chandigarh NMMS 2019 – 2020

The Exam NMMS Chandigarh will be held in the month of November 2019 (expected). On the basis of Entrance Examination, usually, the scholarship got awarded to 85 students of UT Chandigarh who will be appearing in class VIII Examination. Candidates will able to check their admit card and also Question paper, Answer key, Solutions, Results and Cut off from below.

UT Chandigarh NMMS schedule is given below.

Events Date
Last date of submission of application form 03rd week of Sep 2019
Date of the download of Admit card October 2019
Date of examination 01st week of Nov 2019


Notification provided below is as per last year and for candidates reference purpose. As soon as the officials will release the Notification regarding Chandigarh NMMS 2019-20, it will be updated here.

  • Click here to download the Chandigarh NMMS 2018 Notification.

Chandigarh NMMS Application Form 2019

Candidates will able to download their Application Form from the official website. The interested candidates are advised to ensure their eligibility criteria before filling the application form. The direct link to download the Application form will also be given below.

Note: Make sure that the Admit Card will not be detached from the application form while depositing the application form.

Eligibility to appear in the examination

According to last year information !!

The students shall have minimum of 55 % marks or equivalent grade in Class VII examination for appearing in selection test for award of scholarship (relax able by 5% for SC/ST students). The students should be studying as regular student in a Government, Government-aided and local body schools.

Exam pattern

The given exam pattern is according to last year information for reference purposes only. The pattern of written examination will be as follows:

The examination will comprise of two parts, namely-

  • Mental Ability Test (MAT)
  • Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
Test Type Marks No. of Items Duration Remarks
MAT 100 100 90
SAT 100 100 90 Number of Questions
Science: 40
Social Science: 40
Mathematics: 20

Admit Card

Admission Cards will be collected in the month of October 2019 from the State Council of Educational Research and Training, Sector 32 C, UT Chandigarh by a representative of the Head of the concerned School as per last year.

Answer key

Chandigarh NMMS 2019 – 2020 Official Answer key of the exam that will be held in November 2019 (tentatively), will be published by the board. Candidates can check the answer key from the official website or a direct link to check the answer key will also be provided.

Note: Objections (if any) can be submitted in writing to the Director, State Council of Educational Research and Training on the address sector 32 UT Chandigarh.


The result of the Chandigarh NMMS 2019 examination will be announced by the State Institute of Education after the conduction of Examination in the month of November 2019. Candidates can check their result from the official website after the successful conduction of examination.

Cut Off

Cut Off will be released after the result have been declared successfully. We will be providing the cut off here on our page for the ease of the candidate.


There is 4% reservation for physically challenged group student and The division of seats will be done according to reservation policy of UT Chandigarh.

Previous Year Question Papers and Answer Key

Chandigarh NMMS Answer key 2018 – 2019

Chandigarh NMMS 2018 – 2019 Official Answer key of the exam held on November 04, 2018, has been published by the board. Candidates can check the answer key from the official website or by clicking below.

Answer Key: Click here to check Answer Key for NMMS 2018.

Chandigarh NMMS Answer key 2017 – 2018

Chandigarh NMMS 2017 – 2018 Official Answer key of the exam held on November 05, 2017 has been published by the board. Candidates can check the official answer key from the direct link provided below.

Answer Key: Click Here to check the Chandigarh NMMS 2017 Answer Key.

Chandigarh NMMS Answer key 2016 – 2017

Official NMMS 2016-17 stage I answer key has been published. NMMS 1st level exam for class 10th was held on 06 Nov 2016. Candidates can check the official answer key here, through the direct link provided below.

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:
(i) Mental Ability Test (MAT)
(ii) Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)

Mental Ability Test may consist of 90 multiple-choice questions testing verbal and non-verbal meta-cognitive abilities like reasoning and critical thinking. The questions in the test may be on analogy, classification, numerical series, pattern perception, hidden figure etc.
Scholastic Aptitude Test may consist of 90 multiple-choice questions covering subjects namely, science, social studies and mathematics as taught in classes VII and VIII.

Duration of the Test
Each test will be of 90 minutes duration. Children with disability will be given extra time, as applicable.

States NMMS Exam



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