Jammu: The J&K Board of School Education (JKBOSE) has extended the deadline to October 15 for submitting the National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme (NMMSS) forms due to poor response. Earlier, the JKBOSE had fixed September 25 for the submission of the NMMSS application forms.
An amount of Rs 12,000 per annum each will be given to the selected Class VIII students, those selected for Classes IX to XII will receive a total scholarship of Rs 48,000 for three years.
Farooq Ahmad Peer, the Director, Academics, JKBOSE, said the response was not very encouraging, especially from the Kashmir valley.
“Due to the prevailing tense situation, the response has been quite poor from the entire Valley. Even though the application forms were distributed in all government schools, not many students could fill them due to suspended Internet services since August 5, post the abrogation of Article 370,” Peer added, as quoted by The Tribune.
1,068 students to be awarded
- The written test for the National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme comprises two papers i.e. Mental Ability Test (MAT) and Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT).
- Both the papers carry 90 questions of 1-mark each and the total time duration is 90 minutes.
- A total of 1,068 scholarships will be awarded in 2019.
Poor Response after August 5
The director of JK BOSE, academic, Farooq Ahmed Peer said, after the abrogation (August 5, 2019) the response is quite poor. Even though the forms were distributed in all government schools, many students could not fill them due to suspended Internet services.