National Means cum Merit Scholarship Scheme: Application Last Date Extended, Check Other Details Here

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The deadline to apply for the National Means Merit Scholarship Scheme (NMCMSS) has been extended to October 31, 2022. These scholarships are awarded to meritorious students of economically weaker sections to arrest their drop-out at the Class 8 level and encourage them to continue their education at the secondary stage.

The Indian government awards 100,000 scholarships to students in Class 9 every year. These scholarships are renewable for students who remain enrolled in state government, government-aided, and local body schools through Class 12.

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How are the scholarships dispersed?
The amount of the scholarship is Rs 12000 per annum.
The National Means Merit Scholarship Scheme (NMMSS) is available on the National Scholarship Portal (NSP) – a one-stop platform for scholarship schemes given to students.

NMMSS scholarships are directly disbursed into the bank accounts of selected students via electronic transfer through the Public Financial Management System (PFMS) following the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) mode.

Students who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply for the scholarship:

– Parental income from all sources must not exceed Rs 3,50,000 per year
– Must have a minimum of 55% marks or equivalent grade in the Class 7 examination (relaxable by 5% for SC/ST students)

The deadline to apply for the scholarship is October 31. INO level (L1) verification must be completed by November 15, 2022, and DNO level (L2) verification must be completed by November 30, 2022.

How to apply:

Visit the homepage, click on ‘New Registration’, and read the guidelines. Select the undertaking you wish to register for and click ‘Continue’. Select the variables and fill in your bank details. Click on ‘Register’ to verify your mobile number and log in to fill up the form. Fill out the form carefully, as no changes can be made once you submit it. Make sure to fill out only one form, as multiple forms will result in cancellation. Save your application ID and password for future reference.

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