Centrally Sponsored National Means-Cum-Merit Scholarship Examination, 2023-For the students studying in class VIII

Centrally Sponsored National Means-Cum-Merit Scholarship Examination, 2023-For the students studying in class VIII

Centrally Sponsored National Means-Cum-Merit Scholarship Examination, 2023
(For the students studying in class VIII)

Name and address of state agency:
Directorate of School Education, West Bengal, Bikash Bhavan, 7th floor, Salt Lake City, Kolkata-700091.
For any clarification applicants may contact District Inspector of Schools (Secondary Education) of his or her
School District (Address of the DI/S (SE) is given in the Notice section of the portal) or mail to

Mode of Application : ONLINE

There is no provision to submit the hard copy of the form either in the Directorate of School Education ,
Bikash Bhavan or in the office of D.I/S(SE) of any district.

Important Date :

Date of submission of Online Application: From 23.06.2023 to 25.07.2023
Date of Examination:17.12.2023
Online Application Linkwbsed.gov.in


 Students of class VIII who secured 55% and above marks in the Final examination of class VII are eligible
to appear in the Centrally Sponsored NMMS Examination, 2023 for class VIII (5% relaxation to SC, ST and
Disabled candidates).
 Students of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya and State Government run residential
schools or any Private school are not entitled to get Scholarship. The students must be studying in
recognized Government Schools/Government Aided School/Local Body and Government Sponsored
Schools including Madrasah without residential facility.
 Parental Income should be below Rs. 3,50,000/- (Rupees three lakh fifty thousand) per annum from all
sources. Income certificate is to be uploaded.

  1. For salaried persons employed in Govt. Semi Govt. & Govt. Aided Organization/Institution,
    Employer Certificate for the period from 01.04.2022 to 31.03.2023 to be uploaded.
  2. For Other person, ‘Income Certificate’ for the period from 01.04.2022 to 31.03.2023 obtained
    from any competent Authority not below the rank of Jt. B.D.O /Executive Officer or equivalent (
    in case of Corporation and Municipality area) is to be uploaded.

 Every applicant must have a bank A/c in his/her name in SBI or any Public Sector Bank or any scheduled
bank which has core banking facility. This A/c may be single or a joint A/c (In case of Joint bank A/c,
he/she must be the first holder of that A/c).Once the bank detail is submitted it is final and no request
regarding change in the bank A/c number will be entertained.
 The applicants, who have Aadhaar Cards, link the Bank A/c with your Aadhaar Card positively and
mention the same in the space provided in the application.
 There are two Educational Districts in addition to 23 Administrative Districts in West Bengal. Those are BARRACKPORE EDUCATION DISTRICT (Sub-Division:- BARRAKPORE & BIDHANNAGAR) & SILIGURI

  1. If an applicant is studying in any school under BARRACKPORE or BIDHANNAGAR Sub-division,
    he/she must choose BARRACKPORE district instead of NORTH 24 PARGANAS or KOLKATA.
  2. If the candidate is studying in any school under SILIGURI Sub-division, he/she must choose
    SILIGURI as district instead of DARJEELING.

 Applicant should opt for the district in which his/her school is situated.
 Filling up Application Form Online:
Step I:
Click on the ‘New User Register Here’ link and fill up the personal details along with one Mobile number and
email id (a Mobile number and email id used once, could not be used 2nd time for registration) and register.
A registration number will be system generated which should be noted down along with the password given
for future login to the system.
Step II
 Login to your account using registration number and password.
 Edit the form and fill in other details and upload scanned copy of your passport size photograph. The
image file for photograph should be in jpg format and maximum size limit is 50KB (3.5 x 4.5 cm,). The
background of the photograph will be white/off white and it should be clear. No selfie as a photograph
will be allowed to upload. Save the form. The form may be edited until it is locked by you.
 Once the form is completed and corrected with all particulars, the same should be locked. A printout of
the filled-in application along with the format for Certificate from the Head of the School/Institution
(HOI) should be taken out.
Step III
 Applicant has to take out the printed application form and Certificate format along with copies of other
necessary documents as mentioned below to the Head of the School/Institution (HOI) and get the HOI
Certificate signed with official seal and upload the signed Certificate to his/her account along with
scanned copy of:
(i) Income Certificate of Parent
(ii) First page of Bank Passbook
(iii) Caste Certificate issued by the Competent Authority, if applicable
(iv) Disability Certificate (40% and above disability must be certified by the Competent Medical
Board of the State Govt./Central Govt.), if applicable
The documents must be duly authenticated by the concerned School Authority. The maximum size of
each scanned document should be 200 KB (PDF).
 Then press ‘Finalize application’ Button. Without finalization, on-line form fill up of a candidate will not
be completed and admit card cannot be generated.
 Caste Certificate and Disability Certificate are required only for the SC/ST, OBC and Physically Disabled
candidates respectively. The application submission will be completed only when the Certificate from
HOI and other required documents are uploaded, else the candidature of the applicant will be
 Candidates are requested to check email which is given in the form and sms of his / her registered
mobile number regarding acceptance or rejection of his/her application after on line form fill-up from
time to time.
 The ‘rejected and unlocked’ applicant will get an opportunity to rectify the application by the date as
per notification.
 The candidature of the applicant may be cancelled at any stage of the examination process without any
reference if any incorrect information is found in the filled-in application form of the said candidate.
Also application form with incomplete/irrelevant information/photograph/scanned certificates is liable
to be summarily rejected.
 Notification for downloading Online Admit Card will be given on Notice Section. Please keep checking the
scholarship portal for the same and any further information relating the examination.

Examination pattern of NMMS:-
State level NMMSE will be conducted in two sessions on the same day as per details given below:-

Name of the TestsTypeMarksNo of ItemsDuration (in
Mental Ability TestObjective/MCQ909090 min
Aptitude Test

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