NATIONAL MEANS-CUM-MERIT SCHOLARSHIP (NMMS) EXAM

  • Overview
    It is organized by Ministry of Human Resource and Development, Government of India. It is a centrally sponsored scheme. Under this scheme scholarship is awarded to 1,00,000 students (at National level) selected at the end of class VIII. The objective of the scheme is to award scholarship to meritorious students belonging to economically weaker sections to encourage them to continue their studies till Class XII.
  • Exam Date : Generally in November
  • Eligibility Criteria

1. Must have scored 55% and above marks in Class VII examination and has been promoted to class VIII. There is 5% relaxation in marks for reserved category
2. Must be studying in Government, Local body and Private aided Schools only
3. Parental income from all sources should not exceed than Rs. 1, 50,000/- per annum
4. Parental Income Certificate issued by Govt. Employer in case the parents are Govt. Employees and affidavit attested from Magistrate/Notary in case the parents are in any private service / job has to be attached with the form

  • Exam Structure

1. The examination consists of two parts, namely
(a) Mental Ability Test (MAT) and
(b) Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) covering Science, Social Sciences and Mathematics of classes VII and VIII level.
2. Each test has 90 questions.

KISHORE VAIGYANIK PROTSAHAN YOJANA (KVPY) Exam

  • Overview
    The "Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana" (KVPY) is a program started in 1999 by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India to encourage students to take up research careers in Basic Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. The aim of the program is to identify and encourage talented and motivated students to pursue career in research. It is a national level exam.
  • Name of the Entrance Exams: Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) Aptitude Test
  • Funded by: Department of Science and Technology (DST, Govt. of India)
  • Implemented by: Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore
  • Important Dates (Tentative)

Release of Notification: July - August
Closing of Online Application: August
KVPY Aptitude Test: First Sunday of November
Result of Aptitude Test : December
KVPY Interview: January & February
Final Result Declaration: April

  • Eligibility Criteria

For Stream SA: Students studying in Class XI in Science subjects and having secured minimum 75% (65% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in Mathematics and Science in the Class X board examination.
For Stream SX: Students studying in Class XII / (+2) in Science subjects and having secured minimum 75% (65% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in Mathematics and Science in the Class X board exam and a minimum of 60% (50% for SC/ST/PWD) marks in aggregate in Mathematics and Science in the Class XII board examination.

  • Exam Structure
  • Pattern of KVPY Aptitude Test for Class XI Students:

For Stream (SA)

SECTIONS

SUBJECTS

Questions in Part-A

Questions in Part-B

TOTAL MARKS (A+B)

Section-1

Mathematics

15

5

25

Section-2

Physics

15

5

25

Section-3

Chemistry

15

5

25

Section-4

Biology

15

5

25

 

Total

60

20

100

Total: 60 + 20 = 80 Questions

The question paper consists of two parts for 100 marks. There will be four Sections in Part A (each containing 15 questions) and four Sections in Part B (each containing 5 questions).

  • Pattern of KVPY Aptitude Test for Class XII Students:

For Stream (SX/SB)

SECTIONS

SUBJECTS

Questions in Part-A

Questions in Part-B

TOTAL MARKS (A+B)

Section-1

Mathematics

20

10

40

Section-2

Physics

20

10

40

Section-3

Chemistry

20

10

40

Section-4

Biology

20

10

40

 

Total

80

40

160

Total: 80 + 40 = 120 Questions

The question paper consists of two parts for 160 marks. There will be four Sections in Part A (each containing 20 questions) and four Sections in Part B (each containing 10 questions).
But candidates are allowed to answer any three of the four subjects in Part-A and any two of the four subjects in Part-B.
Marking Scheme:

  • Both parts contain only multiple choice questions. All questions are compulsory.
  • In Part A - Each correct answer gets 1 mark and for each incorrect answer 0.25 marks will be deducted.
  • In Part B - Each correct answer gets 2 marks and for each incorrect answer 0.50 marks will be deducted.

Interview

  • Based on the performance in the aptitude test, short-listed students will be asked to appear for an interview which is the final stage of the selection procedure. The merit list is based on 75% weight-age for Aptitude Test marks and 25% weight-age for the interview marks in all the streams.
  • Rewards
  • Generous Fellowship and contingency grant are provided to the selected KVPY Fellows up to the pre Ph. D. level or 5 years whichever is earlier. In addition, summer camps for the KVPY fellows are organized in prestigious research and educational institutions in the country.

Basic Sciences

Monthly Fellowship

Annual Contingency Grant

SA/SX/SB - During 1st to 3rd years of B.Sc./B.S./B.Stat./B.Math./Integrated M.Sc. /M.S.

Rs. 5000/-

Rs. 20000/-

SA/SX/SB – During M. Sc. / 4th to 5th years of Integrated M.Sc. / M.S. / M. Math. / M. Stat.

Rs. 7000/-

Rs. 20000/-

Disclaimer

  • Dates, Pattern of Exams and Fellowship may be revised every year. Please visit the related website for latest update.