Bihar NMMS 2024: Application Form, Syllabus, Exam Date

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. The scholarship will be granted at the rate of Rs. 6000/- per annum. Get complete details related to the NMMS Bihar 2024 for Class 8 from this article below.

Bihar NMMS Bihar NMMS 20242024 Overview

  • 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.

Bihar NMMS 2024 Important Dates

Check the tentative dates related to Bihar NMMS 2024 in the table below:

EventsTentative Dates
Availability of online application formOctober 2023
Last date to submit the application formWill be updated soon
Verification of defective applicationWill be updated soon
Online verification of the application by the schoolsWill be updated soon
Online admit card release dateWill be updated soon
Date of examinationWill be updated soon
Display of answer keyWill be updated soon
Last date to submit objections on answer keyWill be updated soon
Declaration of resultWill be updated soon

Bihar NMMS 2024 Eligibility Criteria

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

  • 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 2024 Application Form

The application form for NMMS Bihar 2024 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

  • 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.


Scholarship and Olympiad

Bihar NMMS 2024 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern for Bihar NMMS 2024 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

Bihar NMMS 2024 Syllabus

Check out the syllabus for the MAT and SAT for NMMS Bihar exam 2024 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
  • 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 2024 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 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 2024 Result

  • Result of the scholarship exam will be declared through online mode.
  • 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.


What will be the mode of Bihar NMMS application?

It will release online.

What will be the duration of Mental Ability Test (MAT)?

1 hour 30 minutes

What will be the mode of MAT?

Pen and paper based test

What will be the mode of Scholastic Aptitude Test?

Pen and paper based test

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