NHBM Scholarships for M.Sc / M.A Mathematics Students [Rs 6K/Month]: Exam on Oct 19; Apply by Aug 25

By: Usha | 23 Aug 2019 6:24 PM

The National Board for Higher Mathematics (NBHM) invites applications for the grant of scholarships to students pursuing studies leading to a masters degree in mathematics.


Only candidates belonging to one of the following categories are eligible (even to appear for the written test):

  • Students who have either completed or expect to complete by end of July 2019 all requirements for a recognized B.A. / B.Sc. degree in mathematics, with cumulative marks 60% or more (or equivalent).
  • Students who have either completed or expect to complete by end of July 2019 all requirements for a recognized B.A.(Hons.) / B.Sc.(Hons.) degree in mathematics, with cumulative marks 50% or more (or equivalent).
  • Students who have either completed or expect to complete by end of July 2019 three or four years of a recognized five-year integrated masters programme in mathematics, with cumulative marks 60% or more (or equivalent).
The Scholarship

Successful candidates will receive a scholarship of Rs. 6,000/- (Rupees six thousand only) per month, during the two year period of the post-graduate programme (or the final two years of the five-year integrated masters program). The scholarships are sanctioned for one year at a time and are renewable at the end of the year, subject to satisfactory progress.

Students selected for the award of the scholarship when in the final year of the M.A. / M.Sc. or five-year integrated masters program will receive their scholarship for only one year.

To avail of the scholarship, a student must be enrolled in a recognized post-graduate (including integrated five-year masters) programme in mathematics in India. The scholarship will be disbursed through the student’s institution.

Selection Procedure

Selection will be on the basis of a written test followed by an interview. Candidates will be short-listed for the interview based on the performance in the written test.

The written test is scheduled for Saturday, 19th October 2019. Its duration will be 150 (one hundred and fifty) minutes. It will involve questions requiring short answers (including multiple choice, possibly with negative marking as indicated), primarily in the areas of
analysis and algebra, but also in other areas of mathematics covered in undergraduate mathematics programmes. Question papers from previous years along with the keys are available here.

These are however only indicative. The pattern and difficulty of the written test are subject to change without any notice whatsoever.

The written test will be conducted at the following centres (divided into zones as indicated):

  • Zone 1: Chandigarh, New Delhi, Srinagar.
  • Zone 2: Indore, Jabalpur, Prayagraj, Raipur.
  • Zone 3: Goa, Mumbai, Pune, Vallabh Vidyanagar.
  • Zone 4: Bhubaneswar, Guwahati, Kolkata, Ranchi, Shillong.
  • Zone 5: Bengaluru, Chennai, Cochin, Hyderabad

The interview will be conducted in only one centre (to be announced later) in each zone. The date(s) of the interview will also be announced later and may vary with the zone.

Candidates must make their own arrangements for travel and stay for the written exam.

How to apply

Applications to appear for the written test will be accepted exclusively online. The relevant web page is here.

An application fee of Rs. 300 (along with applicable collection charges) needs to be paid online at the time of the application (following the instructions given on the above web page).

It is the responsibility of the applicants to ensure their eligibility to appear for the written test. Application fee once paid cannot be refunded, even if the applicant is deemed ineligible.

Important Dates
  • Last date for online application: August 25
  • Download of admission tickets starts: September 06
  • Date of written test: October 19 (Sat)

For issues with the online application process, an email may be sent (after sufficient circumspection) to

For contact details of regional coordinators, view the official notification below.

Click here for the official notification. 

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