How To Apply For National Merit Scholarship? National Merit Scholarship Application, Eligibility, Documents, And More

How To Apply For National Merit Scholarship-The National Merit Scholarship is a National Means cum Merit Scholarship. This program is organized by the Department of School Education and Literacy. There are total of 1,00,000 slots in the exam. Many candidates want to know How To Apply For National Merit Scholarship. Let's check out the article How To Apply For National Merit Scholarship. 

by Rajalaxmi Sahoo | Updated Dec 07, 2022

How To Apply For National Merit Scholarship? National Merit Scholarship Application, Eligibility, Documents, And More
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How To Apply For National Merit Scholarship?

The National Merit Scholarship is a scheme where the Government Department of School Education and Literacy grants monthly stipends to the candidates in order to fulfill educational expenditures. The program is for students of all categories but also if they satisfy the financial demand. The students will be selected on the basis of merit, which will be finalized after the Mental Ability Test, MAT, and the Scholastic Aptitude Test or SAT. The candidates must apply for the scheme online through the official website of the National Scholarship Portal. According to nvshq, those students can apply for NMMS online. Also, the registrations will be allowed till 31st October 2022. Also, the application form will be available on the website of the National Scholarship Portal. 

National Merit Scholarship Scheme 2022 Overview

Specifications Details
Name of the Scheme National Merit Scholarship Scheme 2022
Scholarship Name National Means cum Merit Scholarship
Department Department of School Education and Literacy
Authority Government of India
Year 2022
Scholarship Amount Rs. 12,000 per annum
Number of Slots 1,00,000
Amount Disbursement Mode Direct Bank Transfer or DBT
Duration 4 Years
Award Basis Monthly. Hence, Rs. 1,000 every month
Aim To support the high school education of Financially weak meritorious students
Beneficiaries Students of Class VII or VIII will be awarded when they will study in high school classes
Application Mode Online
Application Through National Scholarship Portal or NSP
Last date to Apply 31 October 2022
Defective and Institute Verification Deadline 15 November 2022
Selection Basis Merit in Examination
Examination Levels MAT and SAT
Examination Date To be Notified

How Does National Merit Scholarship Work? 

1. Eligibility 

  1. The student must be a resident of India. 

  2. The applicant should be studying in Class VII and VIII in the Government aided school. 

  3. The candidate should be scored a minimum of 55% marks in the qualifying examinations. 

  4. The total annual income of the parents combined from all the resources should not exceed Rs.1,50,000 from all the sources. 

2. Documents

  1. The applicant's passport-sized photograph. 

  2. The candidate's digitally scanned signature 

  3. The applicant's aadhar card which is served as identity proof. 

  4. The annual income of the family is the income certificate. 

  5. The Domicile Certificate of the particular region of the candidate. 

  6. The candidate's Marksheet and Result certificates of classes VII and VIII. 

  7. The Candidate's ration card of the family with the candidate's name. 

  8. The caste certificate in the case of reserved categories. 

  9. The candidate's certificate of disability 

  10. The candidate's passbook photo

Application For National Merit Scholarship

  1. First of all visit the official page of the National Scholarship Portal at scholarships.gov.in. 

  2. Go to the home page, then click on New Registration. 

  3. Then Academic Year 2021-22 Guidelines for National Scholarship Portal Registration will open. 

  4. You have to read carefully all the instructions for the application which is Undertaking By Applicant or Parents/Guardian. 

  5. After that click on Continue, then the registration form will open automatically. 

  6. You can enter all the required details in the registration form 

  7. Then Verify your entered mobile number which is using a Time Password or OTP. 

  8. After that click on the register after filling in all the details. 

  9. Then select Login to apply and enter the Application ID and Password and the Captcha Code. 

  10. After that upload all the documents in the required formats and sizes. 

  11. You must enter the Bank Account Details to receive the Scholarship stipends through DBT mode. 

  12. After that click on Submit. 

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How To Apply For National Merit Scholarship - FAQs

1. What is the last date of the National Merit Scholarship 2022?      

The National Merit Scholarship 2022 application's last date is 31st October 2022. 

2. How Many types of tests has?  

The test has only three types. 

3. When the NMMS test's verification is started?

The NMMS test's verification started on 15 December 2022. 

4. What is the scholarship of the test?

The scholarship for the test is 12,000 per annum. 

5. What is the duration of the course?

The duration of the course is 4 Years. 

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