National Merit Scholarships Scheme

Eligibility Criteria

1. For IX & X class

The candidate should be

  1. a student in class IX and X
  2. student in government schools in each developmental block

For Postmatric to Postgraduate

The candidate should

  • have obtained 60% or more in marks in science and commerce and 55% in humanities
  • not have received any other merit scholarships / stipend for source of study
  • be studying in recognised institutions
  • parents income from all source not exceeding Rupee 1.00 lakhs per annum for all categories

National Merit Scholarship Scheme Details

Number of Fellowships

For IX & X class :

  • 2 Scholarships per block maximum of 5381 blocks

For Post matric to Postgraduate

17000 ( varies from year to year )

Duration : Post matric to postgraduate level.

Value for National Merit Scholarships Scheme

  • For IX & X class ( in rural areas ) : Rupee 250 PM
  • For XI and XII of 10 + 2 pattern : Rupee 300 PM
  • For Graduate ( BA / BSc / BCom / BArchaeology etc : Rupee 500 PM
  • For Postgraduate : Rupee 750 PM

National Meritr Scholarships Selection Procedure

For IX & X class

  • Based on the Block-wise merit list prepared on basis of marks obtained in VIII class examination in the designated schools in rural areas
  • For post matric to postgraduate

Based on state – wise merit list from the results of the following

  1. 10th Class / Matriculation / High school : For award of scholarships in +2 level / pre – university / pre – degree / Intermediate level.
  2. 12th Class of 10 + 2 pattern / Intermediate / Pre – university / Pre – Degree. For award of scholarships in first year BA / BSc / BCom / BArchchelogy etc.
  3. 12th Class of 10 + 2 pattern / Intermediate / Pre – university / Pre – Degree. For award of scholarships in First year of Diploma / Professional and Engineering studies / Diploma in Hotel Management / Diploma in Homeopathy/ BDS / BTech / MBBS

Graduation : For award of scholarship for courses after graduation like LLB / BEd / Post graduation.

Others : For details of forms to be filled for availing the scholarships attached in Annexure.

Source : MHRD

Scholarships Postgraduate

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