West Bengal NMMS 2023: Dates, Eligibility, Application, Syllabus and Results


West Bengal NMMS 2023 or National Merit Cum Means Scholarship Scheme Examination is a kind of entrance exam that is organized every year by the official authorities with the idea of finding eligible applicants of class 8 from the economically weaker sections and providing them with scholarships and inspiring them to continue their further education. The students were leaving their studies just because they were financially poor. That is why the MHRD designed the National Means Merit Cum Scheme. This scheme is centrally sponsored and the students who pass the exam will get scholarships till they complete their higher secondary which is class 12. Read the complete article to get more details about the West Bengal NMMS 2023 notification, registration, exam dates, rewards, and scholarship amount.

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Important Dates of NMMS West Bengal 2023-23


West Bengal NMMS 2023 Important Dates
Application form begins First week of October
Application form ends Second week of  November

Application Form for NMMS West Bengal 2023-23

Candidates eligible for the National Merit Cum Scholarship Scheme, they are required to fill the application form as per the below-given steps:

  • Visit the official site of the WBBSE.
  • Make download the form.
  • Now students have to fill in the required information. 
  • Now the students have to upload the  form back on the official portal along with

Documents Required

  • Income certificate
  • Disability Certificate.
  • Class 6th mark sheet.
  • copy of the first page of the candidate’s bank passbook.

NMMS West Bengal 2023-23 Scholarship Eligibility

The criteria for eligibility of an NMMS candidate depends on both percentage of marks as well as the income of the Candidate’s parents. Candidates who come under the below-mentioned criteria can apply for the exam:

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  • Students who study in 8th class can apply for NMMS 2023-23 
  • The student should not be a class 8 repeater.
  • The student should have passed 8th class with a minimum of 55%
  • Students from a General Category family 55% marks 
  • Students from scheduled caste or scheduled tribe Categories should have passed 8th class final exams with a minimum of 50% marks
  • Candidates whose parental per annum Income should be less than 1,50,000/- can apply for NMMS West Bengal 2023-23

Students Not Eligible For Application Of West Bengal NMMS 2023-23 

  • Students who are studying in “ Kendriya Vidyalayas”, JNVs and Sainik schools are not eligible to apply for NMMS Scholarship.
  • Students pursuing their education from Residential schools with facilities of  boarding, lodging, and education can’t apply for this scheme 
  • Students of private schools are not eligible for the NMMS scheme.

NMMS West Bengal 2023-23 exam pattern

  •  The Exam is in the form of Written examination on the basis of two phases of examination.
  • Mental Ability Test (MAT) which students have to complete within a time of 90 minutes
  • Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) which students have to complete within a time of 90 minutes
  • The students will be given a maximum of 90 minutes for each phase . Each question in the paper carries one(1) mark

NMMS West Bengal 2023-23 Syllabus

  • Syllabus is completely based on the books of the NCERT as well as  ICSEC. 
  • Maths, Science, Social Studies and Reasoning are the four subjects included in the syllabus of NMMS West Bengal 2023-23

NMMS West Bengal 2023 Admit Card

  • The admit card for the exam will be published by the West Bengal board. 
  • All the students should carry the admit card with them during the exam.
  •  Admit card is an important document for student identification.
  •  Some states provide the admit cards through schools and some states provide them online through websites.

How to Download WB NMMS 2023 Hall Ticket?

The responsible authorities announce all the required information through an online NMMS admit card. Students have to strictly verify their details on the NMMS 2023 admit card.

  • Student name
  • Student photo
  • Student’s scanned thumbprint
  • Father’s name
  • Roll number of the student
  • Gender of the student
  • Date of birth
  • Exam centre details
  • Exam date and time
  • Exam duration
  • Exam instructions

NMMS West Bengal 2023-23 Answer Key

  • The answer key of the exam is usually revealed a month after the exam on the official portal.  
  • Students have to visit the official website to look for the answer key. 
  • The answer key helps the students to know if they did well in the exam even before the results are announced.

NMMS West Bengal 2023-23 Result

Once the students are done with the exam, the government announces the results of the exam. The students have to pass both SAT and MAT with a minimum of 40%. The School Education Department is usually responsible for the upload of results online in the form of district-wise merit lists. The result checking process includes:

  • visit the official Website 
  • click on ‘result’ 
  • Enter roll number 
  • Download the result list

Counselling Process West Bengal 2023-23

Shortlisted students of the NMMS scheme will receive the scholarship amount if they score 55% marks in Class 9. They will have to fill NMMS scholarship application form through the National Scholarship Portal.

Rewards By The Scholarship Of West Bengal 2023

  • NMMS offers almost 100,000 scholarships after each exam every year 
  • Students are awarded 12,000 rupees per annum which equals to 1000 rupees per month to the selected students. 
  • The stipend amount is paid to the selected students by the State bank of India (SBI).

Preparation Tips for NMMS West Bengal 2023-23

  • Model question papers and previous year papers are provided to the students  from the official website of NCERT and many other websites as well. 
  • Solving model question papers and previous year papers is the best way to prepare for the exam.
  • The students should be aware of the syllabus and should work hard and complete the syllabus before the exam to get a good score. 

WB NMMS 2023 Highlights

West Bengal NMMS 2023 Overview
Exam Name NMMS West Bengal 2023-23
Full Name National Means Cum Merit West Bengal
Exam level State
Conducting authority Directorate of Primary Education
Launching Authority Department of School Education and Literacy
Official Website scholarships.wbsed.gov.in
Beneficiary Students of class 9
Application available date October and November

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