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Apply for National Means Cum Merit Scholarship Scheme 2019-20

Apply for National Means Cum Merit Scholarship Scheme 2019-20

The Department of School Education and Literacy, Government of India invites applications for National Means Cum Merit Scholarship Scheme 2019-20 from students of class 9 who have secured at least 55% marks or equivalent grade in class 8 examination. The scholarship aims at providing financial assistance to meritorious students belonging to economically weaker sections to arrest their drop out at class 8 and encourage them to continue studies at the secondary stage. 

Who is offering this scholarship ?

The scholarship is being offered by the Department of School Education and Literacy, Government of India. 

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

To be eligible, an applicant must -

  • Be a student of class 9.
  • Have secured at least 55% of marks or equivalent grade in class 8 examination  (relaxable by 5% for SC/ST students).
  • Have secured at least 55% of marks or equivalent grade in class 7 examination to appear for the selection test for the award of scholarship  (relaxable by 5% for SC/ST).
  • Have an annual family income of less than INR 1.50 Lakhs from all sources.

Note: The scholarship is applicable for class 9 students and their continuation/renewal in class 10 and 12 for study in State Government/Government-aided/Local body schools. 

What are the benefits ?

A total of 1 Lakh scholarships will be disbursed under this scheme. The selected scholars will receive INR 6,000 per annum (INR 500 per month).

How can you apply ?

Eligible candidates can apply for the scholarship through following steps -
Step 1: Visit the homepage of the National Scholarship Portal and click on 'New Registration'.
Step 2: Read the guidelines carefully, select the undertaking and 'Continue'. 
Step 3: Select the state of domicile, scholarship category, scheme type (scholarship scheme), gender, write the applicant's name, date of birth, mobile number, email ID.
Step 4: Provide the bank details (Bank name, IFSC Code, Account Number)
Step 5: Select Aadhaar or Bank Account Number as identification detail and click on the 'Register' button.
Step 6: The mobile number will be verified and an OTP will be generated.
Step 7: Now, log in using OTP and fill the form.
Step 8: An application ID and password will be generated. Use that for future references.
Note: All the applicants are advised to fill the form correctly, no changes can be made once submitted. The applicants are also advised to fill only one application as multiple applications will lead to the cancellation of the form.

What are the selection criteria ?

The students will be selected on the basis of the selection test conducted by each state/UT namely, 

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

The students are required to pass both the tests with at least 40% marks in each (For reserved category, the cut off will be 32% marks). 

What are the important dates ?

Scholarship announcement date: 15 July 2019
Scholarship closing date: 15 October 2019
Last date for defective verification: 31 October 2019
Last date for institute verification: 31 October 2019

Terms and Conditions

  • The students studying in NVS, Sainik Schools, KVS and private schools cannot apply for this scholarship. 
  • The State Bank of India disburses the scholarship to students in their accounts through PFMS (Public Finance Management System). 
  • Reservations are applicable as per state government norms.
  • For renewal/continuation of the scholarship in class 10 and 12, the awardees are required to get clear promotion from class 9 to 10 and from class 11 to 12 in the first attempt with 55% marks (relaxable by 5% for SC/ST).
  • For continuation of scholarship at the higher secondary stage (class 10), the awardees must obtain a minimum of 60% marks in class 10 (relaxable by 5% for SC/ST). 
  • The students of class 9 and 10 are required to apply for the scholarship under the Pre-Matric Scholarship category whereas students of class 11 and 12 are required to apply under the Post-Matric Scholarship category. 

To know more, click here



Apply for National Means Cum Merit Scholarship Scheme 2019-20

Apply for National Means Cum Merit Scholarship Scheme 2019-20
For more information visit https://scholarships.gov.in/fresh/newstdRegfrmInstruction
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Last Date for Apply : Tuesday October 15 2019 (57 Days left for Apply)
(Note : Last date for Apply may vary, if any corrigendum published on the official website. So visit official website regularly for any corrigendum /Admit Card / Exam Result/ Previous Year Question Papers)
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