Port Blair, Nov. 19: The State Institute of Education, Port Blair will be conducting the NMMSS Examination in A&N Islands on Dec. 29, 2023 under the guidance of Ministry of Education (MoE). The Selection Test/ Examination will be conducted to select students presently studying in Class VIII (Eight) for award of Scholarship under the centrally sponsored scheme National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme (NMMSS) for the academic session 2023-2024.

Students who have secured minimum 55% marks or equivalent Grade in class VII examinations (relaxable by 5% for SC/ST candidates), presently studying in Class VIII (Eighth) in Government, Govt. Aided and Local Body Schools of State/ UT and whose parental income does not exceed Rs.3.5 Lakh per annum from all sources are eligible to appear in NMMSS Examination.

The students of Kendriya Vidyalayas, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas and Residential Schools run by State Government and Private unaided Schools are not eligible for scholarship under the National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme (NMMSS).

NMMSS examinations students have to produce Mark Statements of the qualifying examinations (i.e. Mark Statement of Class –VII for NMMSS examination). To appear in the NMMSS Examination, students should produce parental Income Certificates issued from Revenue Authority not below the rank of Tehsildar concerned with their application forms. Category Certificate are also to be produced by the candidates who come under reserved categories.

Application forms can be obtained from the Office of the Principal, State Institute of Education, Port Blair/Zonal Education Officers of Education Department.

Application forms duly filled in all respect along with supportive documents should be submitted in the Office of the Principal, SIE/ Nodal Officer, NTSE& NMMSS on or before 30th November, 2023. Application submitted after the due date will not be entertained. For further clarification if any, contact over telephone/ Mobile No. 03192- 232730/ 9474233649/9476044759.