Puducherry National-Means-cum-Merit Scholarship (NMMS) Examination 2018-19 : Directorate of School Education, Puducherry has released answer Key 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.

Latest: Question Paper and Answer key for NMMS 2018-19 has been released, scroll down to check the same.

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 Over!
Issue of Hall Tickets Released!
Date of examination 04 Nov 2018

Question Paper & Answer Key

The Answer Key & Paper for Pondicherry NMMS 2018 – 2019 has been published online by the official authorities. The answer key has been released as a pdf file and contains the answer to all the questions asked in the exam. The candidates can estimate their score through the answer key of NMMS. The link to check it is also provided below.

Question Paper & Answer Key: Click here to check the answer key for NMMS 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.

Application Process Over!!

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


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.

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