NMMS Andhra Pradesh 2020-2021 for Class 8

An entrance exam will be conducted by the Andhra Pradesh state government administration to select the candidates for awarding the National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship. The scholarship will be provided on the candidates on yearly basis starting from class XI and continuing upto class XII. The amount of the scholarship will be Rs. 12000 per annum. Application form for the exam will be made available online tentatively in the month of August 2020. Get complete details of the NMMS Andhra Pradesh 2020-2021 from this post.

Important Dates for Andhra Pradesh NMMS 2020

The tentative dates related to Andhra Pradesh NMMS 2020 are provided in the table below:

ActivitiesExpected Dates
Online application form release date1st week of August 2020
Last date for submitting the application by the concerned Head Master2nd week of October 2020
Last date for submission of printed nominal roll along with other enclosures2nd week of October 2020
Issue of admit card4th week of October 2020
Date of selection test1st week of November 2020
Release of answer key1st week of November 2020
Submission of objection on the answer key1st week of November 2020
Last date to submit the objection2nd week of November 2020
Release of final answer key1st week of December 2020
Declaration of resultTo be announced later

Eligibility Criteria for NMMS Andhra Pradesh 2020

The following eligibility criteria must be fulfilled by the candidates to obtain the NMMS scholarship 2020:


  • The awardees must get promoted from class VIII to class IX to be eligible for the scholarship.
  • For continuing the scholarship in class X and XII, the candidates must pass class IX and XI respectively with not less than 55% marks (50% marks for SC/ ST students).
  • A minimum of 60% marks (55% marks for SC/ ST students) in class X exam is also mandatory.

Family income:

  • Total annual income of the candidates should not exceed Rs. 150000/- from all sources.

Andhra Pradesh NMMS Application Form 2020

  • The application form for Andhra Pradesh NMMS 2020 for Class 8 will be made available through online mode on the official website www.bseap.org.
  • Candidates need to approach the headmaster of their respective schools as the application should be routed via the school.
  • Those candidates whose applications are filled can appear for the scholarship selection test.
  • An application fee of Rs. 100/- for general/ OBC candidates and Rs. 50/- for SC/ ST/ PH candidates will also be applicable.
  • Payment of the fee can be done through SBI Collect.

Exam Pattern

Two-stage state level examinations will be conducted to select students for the scholarship:

Mental Ability Test (MAT)

  • Mode of exam: Offline
  • Duration of exam: 90 minutes
  • Medium of exam: English, Hindi, Telugu and Urdu
  • Number of questions: 90 questions
  • Type of questions: Multiple-choice questions
  • Total marks: 90 marks
  • Marking scheme: For every right answer, 1 mark will be awarded.

Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)

  • Mode of exam: Offline
  • Duration of exam: 90 minutes
  • Medium of exam: English, Hindi, Telugu and Urdu
  • Number of questions: 90 questions
  • Type of questions: Multiple-choice questions
  • Total marks: 90 marks
  • Marking scheme: For every right answer, 1 mark will be awarded.

Syllabus for Andhra Pradesh NMMS Exam 2020

The detailed syllabus for both MAT and SAT is provided below:

  • Mental Aptitude Test: Verbal & Non-Verbal Meta-Cognitive Abilities Like Reasoning & Critical Thinking, Analogy, Classification, Numerical Series, Pattern Perception, Hidden Figure, etc

Scholastic Aptitude Test:

  • Mathematics: Number System, Algebra, Ratio and Proportion, Lines and Angles, Triangles, Quadrilaterals, Circles, Visualizing 2D and 3D Shapes, Mensuration and Statistics

Social Science:


  • Class 7: Reading Maps of Different Kinds, Rain & Rivers, Tanks & Ground Water, Ocean & Fishing, Europe and Africa
  • Class 8: Reading Maps of Different Kinds, Energy from the Sun, Earth Movements & Seasons, the Polar Regions, Forests- Using & Protecting Them and Mineral & Mining


  • Class 7: New Kings & Kingdoms, Cholas King & Their Achievements, The Kakatiyas, The King Of Vijayanagara, Mughal Empire, Establishment Of British Empire In India, 1857 Revolt, Devotional Paths To The Divine and Rulers & Buildings
  • Class 8: Landlords & Tenants Under The British And The Nizams, National Movement- The Early Phase (1885-1919), National Movement- The Last Phase (1919-1947), Social & Religious Reform Movements, Performing Arts & Artistes Modern Times And Film & Print Media


  • Class 7: Making Of Laws In The State Assembly, Implementation Of The Laws In The District, Caste Discrimination & The Struggle For Equality, Livelihood & Struggle Of Urban Workers And Folk Religion
  • Class 8: Indian Election System, The Indian Constitution, Parliament & Central Government, Law & Justice, Abolition Of Zamindari System, Understanding Poverty, Right Approach To Development, Understanding Secularism, Sports, Nationalism & Commerce and Disaster Management


  • Class 7: Handicrafts & Handlooms, Industrial Revolution, Production in a Factory and Importance of Transport System
  • Class 8: Money & Banking, Impact of Technology on Livelihood and Public Health & the Government


  • Physics: Motion & Time, Weather & Climate, Electricity, Air, Winds & Cyclones, Reflection of Light, Force, Sound, Some Natural Phenomena, Friction and Temperature & Its Measurement
  • Chemistry: Acids – Bases, Combustion, Fuels & Flame, Metals & Non Metals, Coal & Petroleum, Synthetic Fibers & Plastics, Electric Conductivity of Liquids and Changes Around Us


  • Class 7: Food Components, Animal Fiber, Weather & Climate, Nutrition in Plants, Respiration in Organisms, Reproduction in Plants, Seeds Dispersal, Water Too Little To Waste and Soil Our Life
  • Class 8: What Is Science, Cell Basic Unit Of Life, Microbial World, Story Of Micro Organisms, Reproduction In Animals, Reaching The Stage Of Adolescence, Biodiversity & Its Conservation, Different Ecosystems, Production And Management Of Food From Plants, Production And Management Of Food From Animals, Pollution & Pollutants and Why Do We Fall Ill?

Admit Card

  • The Directorate of Government Examinations, Andhra Pradesh will release the admit card to appear in the exam on the official website.
  • Candidates should download their admit card and take its printout to be carried to the exam center.
  • No candidate will be allowed to enter the exam hall and give the exam in the absence of a valid admit card.
  • It is suggested that the candidates protect their admit card till from loss or damage and therefore should keep multiple copies of the same.

Answer Key

  • Authorities will release the answer key of the exam on the website of Directorate of Government Examinations, Andhra Pradesh.
  • Candidates can check the answer key and those not satisfied with the same can submit the grievances against the same.
  • A specific time period will be given to the candidates for submitting their objections.
  • Taking into consideration the objections, the authorities will prepare and release the final merit list.

Andhra Pradesh NMMS Result

  • Candidates who clear both MAT and SAT with at least 40% marks in aggregate (32% marks for SC/ ST candidates) will be considered as qualified.
  • A list of the candidates who are shortlisted for the scholarship will be made and published on the official website.
  • The list will contain details such as roll number, name, father’s name, gender, category, etc and MAT score, SAT score and overall score.

Disbursement of Scholarship

  • Candidates who clear the exam and satisfy all other criteria for eligibility will be considered for the scholarship.
  • The awardees will be required to open bank accounts preferably in SBI or any other scheduled bank with core banking facility.
  • No scholarship will be granted to the candidates for studying any course abroad.

Discontinuation of the scholarship

The following conditions will lead to the discontinuation of the scholarship:

  • In case the awardee does not join the course after 3 months of declaration of the result of the previous course, the scholarship will be discontinued.
  • If there is a gap of one academic session during the studies, the scholarship will be discontinued.
  • In case the awardee takes up any job, the scholarship will be discontinued.
  • If the awardee leaves his/ her course within a month of admission, the scholarship will be discontinued.

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