The exam will be conductedat all Revenue Divisional Headquarters of 23 districts in the state.
The State Level National Means-Cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme Examination for class VIII will be conducted on November 21, at all Revenue Divisional Headquarters of 23 districts in the state.
According to a notification issued by the Director of Government Examinations Pronoti Suhasini Kavoori on Saturday, the entrance test will be conducted from 10am to 1pm.
Students can take the test in Telugu, Hindi, Urdu or English media.
Kavoori called on students to collect the required Application Forms and Nominal Rolls from the eligible schools.
OC/BC students who have scored at least 55% of marks, and SC/ST students who have scored at least 50% marks in their class VII examination (studied during the year 2009-10), and who hail from a government school or a local body school (or a school aided by the government), are eligible to apply.
The applicant's annual parental income must be less than Rs. 1,50,000, from all sources. Candidates must produce the latest original Annual Income Certificate issued by the MRO in case of private employees, and a certificate issued by the employer, in case of government employees.
Students studying in the VIII class in AP Residential High Schools, AP Social Welfare Residential Schools, AP Tribal Welfare Residential High Schools, Government Ashram High Schools and Kasturba Residential Schools, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas, Kendriya Vidyalayas, and in private unaided schools, are not eligible to appear for the examinations.
Candidates also must submit their original caste certificates (issued by the MRO) to the Headmaster, as well as the original VII class Pass Memo of marks.
The examination fee has been fixed at Rs. 100 for OC/BC students and Rs. 50 for SC/ST students.
The last date for remittance of the examination fee by the candidates to the Headmasters of the schools concerned is September 15.