National Board for Higher Mathematics (NBHM)
NBHM Master's and Doctoral Scholarship Schemes: Selection Procedures and Information

NBHM Scholarship Schemes 2024

The online application portal for the next round of selection for the NBHM Doctoral and Master's Scholarships is scheduled to open in November 2023. As in previous years, the selection process shall consist of two phases, the first of which is a Written Test (hereafter called the "test"). The test is scheduled for Saturday, 20 January 2024, 10:30 am to 1:30 pm, IST. (This date has been arrived at by applying the following formula which we intend to follow in the future: the unique Saturday in the date range 19--25 January, both inclusive.) The second phase of selection is an online interview, for which candidates shall be shortlisted based on the test scores.

As in the previous round of selection (some details about which are described below), the same test shall serve towards selection for both scholarships. At the time of application, applicants may opt to be considered for only one of the scholarships (either one) or for both. Separate interview shortlists shall be drawn up for the two scholarships, based on the test scores. As for further details (including such matters as eligibility), while these can be fully ascertained only after the publication (expected at the beginning of November 2023) of the detailed advertisement, a fairly good idea may still be had from the detailed advertisement for the previous edition, accessible through a link below.

Doctoral Scholarship Scheme 2023 and Master's Scholarship Scheme 2022-23 (as updated in June 2023)

Final Selection: Following the written test and interviews, here are the lists of candidates being recommended to NBHM by the Selection Committee for grant of the scholarships: Doctoral Selected List, Master's Selected List.

Test Scores: Candidates can check their own individual Written Test Scores (both M-score and D-score) by logging into the Online Application Portal with the credentials they created at the time of their application. (If the system doesn't accept your password, just reset it by using the "Forgot Password" option and then try.) This facility shall may not be available after June 2023.

Admission to PhD / Integrated PhD programmes based on the test scores

For information about admission to the PhD / Integrated PhD programmes at various institutions (HRI, IISER Berhampur, IISER Mohali, IISER Pune, IISER Thiruvananthapuram, IMSc, KSoM, NISER) based upon the test scores, refer to the web pages of the respective institutions.

Old Question Papers

Question papers (from October 2005 onward) along with answer keys for all written tests (master's, doctoral, and combined) are available in this repository.

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