State Council of Education Research & Training (SCERT) , Bihar will conduct the National Means – cum – Merit Scholarship Scheme Exam (राष्‍ट्रीय आय-सह-मेधा छात्रवृत्ति परीक्षा) 2018 on September 5, 2017. The eligible students can apply by downloading the application form from the official website of SCERT Patna.


The the students those who are willing to apply for the Scholarship Exam must have following criteria:-

  • Students must have passed the class VIIth (Class 7th) from the Bihar state government schools with 55% marks in the academic session 2016-17.
  • Students must studying in class VIIIth (Class 8th) in the Bihar State Government in the academic session 2017-18.
  • Students family income must be less than 1.5 Lakh (One Lakh fifty thousand).
  • Students from SC/ST and PwD category will get 5% marks relaxation.

Important Documents for Scholarship Scheme Exam

  • Disability Certificate – Students those who are Physically Challenged Students have to Submit the Disability Certificate issued from the Civil Surgeon with Application Form.
  • Caste Certificate – Students those who belongs to reserved category must have to submit the Caste Certificate issued from Block Development Officer for reservation category.
  • Income Certificate –   All Students have to submit the family income certificate issued from the Block Development Officer.

Application Process

Eligible students have to download the application letter format from the official website of the SCERT Patna Fill the application form with correct details and submit to their school principal on or before August 31, 2017. So that Principal will submit the application forms list in Alphabetically MS Excel Sheet to the District Education Officer office on or before September 2, 2017.

Examination Fee

Students don’t have to pay the National Means – cum – Merit Scholarship Scheme Examination 2018.

Admit Card

Students those who have successfully submitted the application form will get the Admit Card for the Scholarship Scheme Exam 7 days before the exam date. Admit card will be issued from the District Education Official Office to the related district. Schools Principal have to sent the special person to collect the admit card. So that  Students will be get the admit card from their related school.

Selection Process

Students will be selected for Scholarship by the SCERT Patna. Students have to appear in the written examination conducted by the SCERT Patna.

Examination Pattern

The examination pattern of the National Means – Cum – Merit Scholarship Scheme Exam 2018 is as follows:-

SubjectNo of QuestionsTotal marksDurationDuration for Disablity Students
Mental Aptitude Test (MAT)909090 Min120 Min
Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)909090 Min120 Min


Cut-off Marks for the Scholarship Scheme Exam

There are cut-off marks for the Scholarship Scheme Exam for both subjects as follows:-

SubjectGeneral Category Cut-off MarksSC/STOBC/PwD Category Cut-off Marks
Mental Ability Test (MAT)36 (40%)29 (32%)
Scholastic Ability Test36 (40%)29 (32%)

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