Level of Study
Secondary Stage (including
+2 stage) Scholarships 43000
The objective of the scheme
(in operation since 1971-72) 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 Governments/UT
Administration every year.
A student studying in
school in community development block in class VI to VIII is eligible to
complete for the scholarship. Category-wise distribution of 43,000
scholarships is as under:-
||General Category 4 Scholarships per
Community Development Block (4x 5000)
||Children of Landless Labourers
||2 scholarships per Community
Labourers Development Block (2x 5000)
||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)
||Scheduled Tribes Children
||Scheduled Tribes Children3
Scholarships per Tribal Community Development Block (3x 500)
Eligible students are
required to appear in two stages of examinations: First Stage: Examination
is conducted by the State Governments/UT Administration. The number of selected
students is generally ten times the number of scholarship to be offered.
examination is conducted at the National level by NCERT. The local unit
set up in the State Institution of Education in consultation with the
national level unit in the NCERT, prepare the test papers and organize 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/Uts. The final selection is made with the
Community Development Block as a Unit and top students in each block are
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 taken. 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.
If the scholar does not
make satisfactory progress, the scholarship is suspended.
District Inspector of
School/Director of Education State/UT Government.