NMMS Bihar 2020-2021 for Class 8

To grant the National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship to the deserving and needy candidates of Bihar, the State Council of Educational Research & Training (SCERT) will conduct an entrance exam. Application form for the exam will be released tentatively in the month of September 2019 and the exam will be conducted in the month of November 2020. The scholarship will be granted at the rate of Rs. 6000/- per annum. Get complete details related to the NMMS Bihar 2020-2021 for Class 8 from this article below.

NMMS Bihar 2020- At a Glance

  • The scholarships will be granted from class IX and would continue till class XII depending on the academic performance of the candidates.
  • Candidates with disability will be given extra time of 30 minutes to complete their examination.
  • Any kind of grievances against the answer key submitted after the prescribed date will not be considered.
  • No grievances against the answer key will be accepted via hand, post, SMS, WhatsApp, etc and should only be sent via email.
  • Income certificate of the candidates’ parent(s) should also be enclosed along with the application form.

NMMS Bihar Important Dates 2020

Check the tentative dates related to Bihar NMMS 2020 in the table below:

EventsTentative Dates
Availability of online application form3rd week of September 2019
Last date to submit the application form3rd week of October 2019
Verification of defective applicationLast week of October 2019
Online verification of the application by the schoolsLast week of October 2019
Online admit card release date1st week of November 2019
Date of examination3rd week of November 2019
Display of answer key4th week of November 2019
Last date to submit objections on answer key1st week of December 2019
Declaration of result1st week of April 2020

NMMS Bihar Eligibility Criteria

Candidates need to fulfill the criteria mentioned below to be eligible for the NMMS Bihar entrance exam 2020:

  • The candidates need to clear their class VIII exam from a recognized school scoring not less than 55% marks in aggregate.
  • Candidates belonging to the SC/ ST category will be given a relaxation of 5% in qualifying marks.
  • The applicant should be a regular student of any Government, Government-aided and local body schools.

Bihar NMMS Application Form 2020

The application form for NMMA Bihar 2020 will be made available through online mode. Candidates will be able to obtain and download their application form by visiting the official website of the SCERT www.biharscert.in.

  • Into the application form, basic person and academic details related to the candidates will be asked.
  • Photograph and signature of the candidates also should be provided into the application form as well.
  • Choice for exam city might also be asked in the application form.
  • After providing all the details into the form, the candidates should carefully check the same as any incorrect information can lead to cancellation of the form.
  • Duly filled application form complete and correct in every manner can then be submitted to the SCERT.
  • A copy of the application form should also be kept by the candidates for future reference.

Exam Pattern

The exam pattern for Bihar NMMS 2020 for both MAT and SAT is provided below:

ParticularsMental Ability Test (MAT)Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
Exam duration1 hour 30 minutes1 hour 30 minutes
Mode of examPen and paper based testPen and paper based test
Number of questions90 questions90 questions
Type of questionsObjective type questionsObjective type questions
Total marks90 marks90 marks
Marking scheme1 mark will be awarded for every right answer1 mark will be awarded for every right answer

 Syllabus for Bihar NMMS Exam 2020

Check out the syllabus for the MAT and SAT for NMMS Bihar exam 2020 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: British Empire in India, Struggle for Equality, Industrial Revolution, Rain & Rivers, Revolt of 1857, etc
  • Class 8: National Movement, Earth Movements & Seasons, Social & Religious Reform Movements, Law & Justice, Money & Banking, etc


  • Physics: Temperature & Its Measurement, Air, Winds & Cyclones, Motion & Time, Electricity, Force, Reflection of Light, Sound, Some Natural Phenomena and Friction
  • Chemistry: Metals & Non Metals, Changes Around Us, Acids & Bases, Fuels & Flame, Combustion, Synthetic Fibers & Plastics, Coal & Petroleum and Electric Conductivity of Liquids
  • Biology: Cell Basic Unit Of Life, Weather & Climate, Different Ecosystems, Nutrition in Plants, Reproduction In Animals, etc

Admit Card

  • Admit card will be available for the candidates whose complete applications are submitted in time.
  • Candidates can download the admit card by visiting the official website of SCERT Bihar www.biharscert.in.
  • Important details regarding the exam such as center, date and time will be mentioned in the admit card.
  • A printout of the admit card should be taken by the candidates and carried to the exam center on the day of exam.
  • The candidates should note that admit card will not be sent by post or courier and will only be available online.

NMMS Bihar Answer Key

  • Candidates will be able to check the answer key of the exam by visiting the SCERT website.
  • The answer key will be uploaded into PDF format and will contain the question number and the correct option written next to it.
  • Those who have any objection regarding the answer key can send an email at the exam.scertbihar@gmail.com within the given time limit.
  • Applicants should also enclose the appropriate proof for the objection in the form of attachment.
  • Authorities will then make the appropriate corrections into the answer key and re-release it.

Bihar NMMS Result 2020

  • Result of the scholarship exam will be declared through online mode tentatively in the month of April 2020.
  • Based on the marks obtained by the candidates in the selection test, a rank list of the candidates will be drawn.
  • Candidates can check this list by visiting the official website of SCERT Bihar.
  • The list will contain the following details- roll number, date of birth, father’s name, gender, category, marks in MAT & SAT, rank of the candidate, etc.
  • Only the candidates with names in this list will be shortlisted for the scholarship award given that they meet the other criteria as well.

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