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School Level Scholarships





Level of Study

Secondary Stage (including +2


Number of Scholarships- 43000 per



This scheme has been in operation

since 1971-72. The objective of the

scheme is to provide opportunities

to school students from rural areas

to pursue secondary stage

education. The number of

scholarships allocated is

communicated to the State

Govts./UT Administration every year.

A student studying in a school in a

community development block in

class VI to VIII is eligible to

compete for the scholarship.

Category-wise distribution of 43

,000 scholarships is as under:-

1  General Category 4 Scholarships

per Community Development Block

(4x 5000)


2  Children of Landless Labourers

2 scholarships per Community

Development Block (2x 5000)


3. Scheduled Castes Children 2

Scholarships per Community

Development Block (2x 5000) and 1

additional scholarship per CDB

having 20% or more SC

population(1x 1500)


4  Scheduled Tribes Children  3

Scholarships per Tribal Community

Development Block (3x 500)



Eligible students are required to

appear in a two stage examination:

First Stage: Examination is

conducted by the State Govts/UT

Administration. The number of

selected students is generally ten

times the number of scholarship to

be offered.

Second-stage-The final

examination is conducted at the

National level by NCERT. The local

unit set up in the State Institutes of

Education in consultation with the

national level unit in the NCERT,

prepare the test papers and

organise the examination

throughout the States/UTs. The test

consists of two papers of 1 1/2

hours each for testing the innate

abilities of students. It is common

to the entire State/UT. The final

selection is made with the

Community Development Block as

the Unit and top students in each

block are awarded scholarships.

Rate of Scholarships

Rs. 30 to 100 per month. The

scholarship is paid to the scholar

through institution. Scholarship

commences from the month in

which the admission is obtained in

a School and is paid up to the

month in which last examination of

the secondary stage education is

held. In the case of renewal in the

succeeding year, scholarship is paid

from the month following that for

which the scholarship was paid

during the previous academic year.

The scholarship is renewed subject

to good academic progress.

Suspension of Scholarship

If the scholar does not make

satisfactory progress, the

scholarship is suspended.

Contact Address

District Inspector of School/Director

of Education State/UT Government.

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