Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship

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Central Sector Scholarship Scheme Logo
  • Rs. 10,000/- per year for Graduation.
  • Rs. 20,000/- per year for Post Graduation.
  • Rs 10,000/- per year for first 3 years and Rs. 20,000/- per year for 4th and 5th year
    for an integrated course.
  • Rs. 10,000/- per year for first 3 years and Rs. 20,000/- in 4th year for a Technical Course.
    (B.Tech., B.Engg etc.)
Customer Care
  1. Ministry Help Desk :-
    • 011-26172917.
    • 011-26172491.
    • 011-26165238.
  2. National Scholarship Portal Helpline Number :- 0120 6619540
  3. National Scholarship Portal Helpdesk Email  :- helpdesk@nsp.gov.in
Overview Of The Scheme
Name of the Scheme Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship.
Launched In 2008
Number of Seats
  • Boys :- 41000
  • Girls :- 41000
  • Total :- 82000
Amount of Scholarship
  • Rs. 10,000/- per year for Graduation.
  • Rs. 20,000/- per year for Post Graduation.
  • Rs 10,000/- per year for first 3 years and Rs. 20,000/- per year for 4th and 5th year
    for an integrated course.
  • Rs. 10,000/- per year for first 3 years and Rs. 20,000/- in 4th year for a Technical Course.
    (B.Tech., B.Engg etc.)
Age Limit 18-25 years.
Objective Providing financial assistance to students who belongs to low income families to meet the expenses
while pursuing higher studies.
Nodal Ministry Ministry of Education/Department of Higher Education.
Mode of Applying Only Online Mode Available through National Scholarship Portal.


  • Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship is a scheme for College and University Students.
  • It is a 100 % centrally funded scheme.
  • It was launched in the year 2008.
  • The main objective behind launching this scheme is to provide financial assistance to the students who belongs to the low income family group.
  • There are 82000 seats available for the students every year.
  • Out of which 41000 seats is for boys students and 41000 seats is for girls students.
  • Amount of scholarship is also varies according to the course.
  • Rs. 10,000/- per year will be given to the students for pursuing graduation.
  • Rs. 20,000/- per year will be given, when student pursuing post graduation.
  • In the case of integrated course Rs. 10,000/- will be given for the first 3 year of course and after that Rs. 20,000/- per year in 4th and 5th year respectively.
  • In 4 year courses like B.Tech/BE, the amount of scholarship is Rs. 10,000/- for first 3 years and after that Rs. 20,000/- for the 4th and final year.
  • The scholarship application is subject to renewal every year.

Eligibility Conditions

  • Students who are above 80th percentile in class 12th from a particular Board of Examination.
  • Pursuing regular course (not correspondence or distance mode).
  • Family income should be less than Rs. 8 lakh per annum.
  • Student should not be a beneficiary of any other scholarship and fee reimbursement of any kind.
  • Diploma students are not eligible under this scheme.


Name of the Category Reservation %
Schedule Caste (SCs) 15 %
Schedule Tribe (STs) 7.5 %
Other Backward Class (OBCs) 27 %
Physically Handicapped/
Person with Disabilities (PwDs)
5 %

Amount of Scholarship

S. No. Name of Exam Amount Period of
1. For Graduation Rs. 10,000/- per year 3 years
2. For Post Graduation Rs. 20,000/- per year 2 years
3. For Integrated Course
(5 years)
  • Rs. 10,000/- for 3 years.
  • Rs. 20,000/- in 4th year.
  • Rs. 20,000/- in 5th year.
5 years
4. For Technical Courses
(B.Tech, B.Engg)
  • Rs. 10,000/- for 3 year
  • Rs. 20,000/- in 4th year.
4 years

Document required

  • Class 12th Marksheet.
  • Income Certificate.
  • Caste Certificate.
  • Disability Certificate (If required).
  • Aadhar Card.
  • If Aadhar is not available then the alternate ID proof used are :-
    • Aadhar Enrolment ID Slip
    • Application made for Aadhar enrolment.
    • Voter Identity Card.
    • Permanent Account Number (PAN).
    • Passport.
    • Driving License.
    • Certificate of Identity issued by Gazetted Officer or Tehsildar.
    • Identity issued by college or Institute.

How to Apply

  • The only mode to apply for this scheme is through National Scholarship Portal.
  • Candidate have to register themselves first by clicking on New Registration.
  • Candidate have to fill required details :-
    • State of Domicile.
    • Select scholarship category post matric.
    • Name.
    • Select Scheme Type Scholarship.
    • Date of Birth.
    • Gender.
    • Mobile Number.
    • Email Id.
    • Bank IFSC Code.
    • Bank Account Number.
    • Aadhar Number.
  • After Filling all the necessary details, click on Register.
  • With log in credential given to you by portal, Log in to submit your application.
  • Select Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students, fill all the required details and click on submit the application.
  • The application will be scrutinized by the institution where the student is studying and also the State Education Board of the State/UT where the student resides and then the selected candidate would be intimated through Email or SMS.
  • This scheme is subject to renewal, so candidate have to renew their applications every year.

Features of the Scheme

  • It is a merit-cum-means scholarship scheme of Department of Higher Education.
  • Maximum duration of the scholarship is 5 years.
  • Age limit under this scheme is 18- 25 years.
  • Number of scholarship allotted to state education board is distributed among pass outs of the Science, Commerce and Humanities streams in the ration of 3:2:1.
  • Direct Benefit Transfer where scholarship is being disbursed directly into the bank account of beneficiaries started on 01.01.2013.
  • No scholarship is award to those students who already availing or availed any kind of other scholarship.
  • Students studying in diploma courses are not eligible under this scheme.
  • Reservation are applicable in this scheme.
  • If candidate choose to change his/her course of study to a different stream, they would allow to avail the benefit of the scheme.
  • Bank account in the name of student is mandatory.
  • Candidate also track their payment status on Public Financial Management System Portal.

Number of Scholarship Allocated to States/UTs

S.No. State/UT Seats per Year
1 CBSE 5413
2 ICSE 577
3 Andhra Pradesh 3527
4 Arunachal Pradesh 77
5 Assam 2002
6 Bihar 5624
7 Chhattisgarh 1387
8 Delhi 1162
9 Goa 113
10 Gujarat 3944
11 Haryana 1591
12 Himachal Pradesh 461
13 Jammu & Kashmir 768
14 Jharkhand 1878
15 Karnataka 4237
16 Kerala 2324
17 Maharashtra 7417
18 Madhya Pradesh 4299
19 Manipur 181
20 Meghalaya 166
21 Mizoram 75
22 Nagaland 176
23 Odisha 2736
24 Punjab 1902
25 Rajasthan 3978
26 Sikkim 44
27 Tamil Nadu 4883
28 Telangana 2570
29 Tripura 236
30 Uttar Pradesh 11460
31 Uttarakhand 616
32 West Bengal 5941
33 Andaman & Nicobar 31
34 Chandigarh 82
35 Dadra & Nagar Haveli 21
36 Daman & Diu 19
36 Lakshadweep 4
37 Puducherry 78
  Total 82000

List Of Recognized Education Boards

State Name of Education Board
Andhra Pradesh Board of Intermediate Education, Andhra Pradesh.
Assam Assam Higher Secondary Education Council.
Bihar Bihar School Examination Board.
Chattishgarh Chhattisgarh Board of Secondary Education.
Goa Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education.
Gujarat Gujarat Secondary & Higher Secondary Education Board.
Haryana Board of School Education Haryana.
Himachal Pradesh Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education.
Jammu & Kashmir J & K Board of School Education.
Jharkhand Jharkhand Academic Council.
Karnataka Department of Pre-University Education Bangalore.
Kerala Kerala Board of Higher Secondary Examination Thiruvananthapuram.
Madhya Pradesh Board of Secondary Education Bhopal.
Maharashtra Maharashtra State Board of Secondary & Higher Secondary Education Pune.
Manipur Council of Higher Secondary Education Manipur.
Meghalaya Meghalaya Board of School Education.
Mizoram Mizoram Scholarship Board.
Nagaland Nagaland Board of School Education.
Odisha Council of Higher Secondary Education Odisha.
Puducherry Directorate of Higher and Technical Education Puducherry.
Punjab Punjab School Education Board Mohali.
Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education Ajmer.
Tamil Nadu T.N State Education Board, Chennai.
Telangana Telangana State Board of Intermediate Education Hyderabad.
Tripura Tripura Board of Secondary Education Agartala.
Uttar Pradesh Board of High School and Intermediate Education Uttar Pradesh Allahabad.
Uttarakhand Board of School Education Uttarakhand.
West Bengal West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education Calcutta.
CBSE Central Board of Secondary Education.
CISCE Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations.

Important Links

Contact Details

  • Ministry Help Desk :- 011-26172917, 011-26172491, 011-26165238.
  • National Scholarship Portal Help Desk :-  0120-6619540
  • National Scholarship Portal Email Help Desk :- helpdesk@nsp.gov.in
  • Address :- National Scholarship Division
    Ministry of Education, Department of Higher Education
    West Block 1, 2nd Floor, Wing 6, Room No. 6,
    R. K. Puram, Sector 1, New Delhi - 110003.

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What about the average student.... they don't have right to study on scholarship haan



i had completed my ss education from abroad but i am a indian citizen am i eligible



jaruri hai graduation ke starting me h benefit le agr 3rd 4rth year me ho tb bhi le skte hai kya



my apllication got rejected for an unknown reason. is there possible way i can appeal against that?



BA first year छात्रवृत्ति का फोर्म मैनें गलती से दुसरी कोलेज का नाम राजस्थान केंद्रीय विश्वविद्यालय (अजमेर ) का फोर्म भर दिया हैं कृपया क्या करूं एप्लिकेशन आइडी scholarship /2023-24/3874852 नाम चम्पाराम



2 year b.ed. nsp department of higher edu. (Obc) Me form bar sakte h kya

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