Prime Minister’s Scholarship

Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme was introduced from the Academic year 2006-07. To encourage higher technical and professional education for the dependent wards of Ex Servicemen / Ex Coast Guard personnel and their widows ( below officer rank only ).

Scholarships Available

A total number of 5500 students will be selected equally for boys & girls ( ie. 2750 each )

Eligible Courses

Professional Degree Courses like BE, B Tech, BDS, MBBS, B Ed, BBA, BCA, B Pharma, etc. duly recognized by the respective Government Regulatory Bodies, such as All India Council for Technical Education, Medical Council of India, UGC. ( Master Degree Courses are not eligible for
PMSS except MBA, MCA ). Students can see the list of eligible courses for details. Students studying abroad are not eligible for this scheme. Students getting stipend for the Professional Degree Courses are also not entitled. No distance learning course is permitted under PMSS. PMSS
can be availed for one course only.

Scholarship for Integrated Courses

The facility under PMSS is restricted for first Professional Degree Course only, such as BEd but not for BA+B Ed, In case of integrated ME / M Tech / M Pharma, initial three / four years degree will be considered for scholarship. 10. Minimum Marks in MEQ should be 60%. MEQ for entry to various Professional Courses differs e.g. for MBBS it is 10+2 where as for BE / B Tech it is 10+2 / Diploma, It is graduation for B Ed and MBA. A candidate must have minimum 60% marks in MEQ to apply for PM Scholarship Scheme.

Duration of Scholarship

One to five years as duration of the course approved by the concerned Regulatory Body subject to clearing exams every year in first attempt. Scholarship will be stopped in case of failure or re-appearance in any subject during the course.

Amount of Scholarship

The amount of scholarship would be as follows :

  • Rs. 2000/- per month for boys Paid initially on selection and subsequently on successful completion of Board / University / College / Institute Examinations each year without failure.
  • Rs. 2250- per month for girls

Prime Minister’s Scholarship Eligibility

  • Students who have taken admission in the academic year are only eligible to apply for PMSS online on KSB web portal Students should have scored 60% and above in Minimum Educational Qualification ( MEQ ) i.e 10+2 / Diploma / Graduation.
  • Students studying in 2nd and subsequent years are not eligible.
  • Students who are Dependent Wards / Widows of Ex Servicemen & Ex Coast Guard personnel who died in harness / disabled due to causes attributable to military service / coast guard service, irrespective of the rank.
  • Dependent wards of Ex Servicemen / Ex Coast Guard personnel and their widows ( below officer rank only ).
  • Wards of Civilians including Para Military Personnel are not eligible.

Prime Minister’s Scholarship Application Form

Application to be filled online by visiting KSB website No hard copy / paper application will not be entertained. One candidate can apply for one course only.

Documents to be uploaded along with PMSS Application Form :

  • Ex-Servicemen / Ex-Coast Guard Certificate. ( Original to be scanned and uploaded ).
  • Bonafide Certificate duly filled up correctly and signed by Principal / Dean / Registrar of the Institute / College. ( Original to be scanned and uploaded ).
  • Certificate from his / her bank stating that Aadhaar Card of student linked with his / her bank account number. ( Original to be scanned and uploaded ).
  • Matriculation Certificate duly self attested for verifying the Date of Birth ( Original to be scanned and uploaded ).
  • Minimum Educational Qualification ( MEQ ) certificate as applicable. ( 10+2 Mark sheet / Graduation ( mark sheets of 3 years ) / Diploma ( mark sheets of all semesters ). ( Original to be scanned and uploaded ).
  • 1st page of Bank Pass Book ( PNB / SBI only ) clearly showing name and A/c Number of Student. ( Original to be scanned and uploaded ).
  • Copy of PPO and the following supporting documents.

Prime Minister’s Scholarship Selection Process

The applications will be short listed based on category of Ex Servicemen / Ex Coast Guard and percentage of marks obtained in MEQ. Merit List of selected students will be uploaded on KSB Website

Payment of Scholarship

First payment will be paid automatically just after the selection in merit list of 5500 candidates. For subsequent payment of scholarship, the candidate should submit online Payment cum Renewal Form alongwith Bonafide Certificate duly signed by the Principal / Dean / Registrar of the Institution / College, on completion of their each academic year, till completion of the course.

For subsequent payments, 50% marks are mandatory in each semester / academic year and passing of all subjects in each semester / year in first attempt is mandatory requirement for continuation of scholarship.

Account Details

All candidates to open bank account in State Bank of India or Punjab National Bank which has “Electronic Clearance System” / Core Banking and should be linked to student’s aadhaar number., to facilitate transfer of the scholarship amount. In case of minor account of any candidate, the same
must be converted into major account. In case of minor account, a joint account with parent will also fulfill the requirement. Candidate to scan and upload 1st page of passbook ( in original ), showing name of student and account number clearly.

Important Instructions For PM’s Scholarship Scheme

  • The candidate should fill up the application and upload the relevant documents & certificates on KSB website latest by November.
  • The concerned ZSBs / Coast Guard HQ to carry out 100% check of requisite documents uploaded on the website by the candidates with their original documents within five working days of receipt at their HQ and forward the same to RSB. Coast Guard HQ will recommend the applications online to KSB directly latest by November. Action to be initiated against the respective officials of ZSB/RSB in case ineligible candidates have been recommended.
  • The concerned RSB to carry out 2nd stage check for their respective state and recommend the applications online to KSB if found eligible as per the laid down policy and guidelines latest by December.
  • ZSBs / RSBs to recommend the applications online to next higher formation as and when they receive the application from the wards / widow of Ex-servicemen within five working days ( if found eligible as per policy ). Application at no time should be kept pending more than five working days at their level/end. However, if any application is not meeting the criteria, should be rejected by ZSBs / RSBs / CG HQ / KSB and reasons of rejection to be given in remarks column. In case of rejection, a phone call / email should also be sent by ZSB / RSB / Coast Guard HQ to the concerned student.
  • The merit list will be finalized by nominated Board of Officers and will be forwarded to RSBs / Coast Guard Headquarter. The merit list of selected candidates will also be uploaded on KSB website
  • The scholarship is admissible for only two children of ESM / Ex-Coast Guard. This should be according to the Discharge Book / Certificate of the Ex-servicemen / Ex-Coast Guard. If the ward is born after retirement / release, an affidavit to be prepared, scanned and uploaded by the Ex-serviceman
  • The first year scholarship amount will be remitted into the bank account after the selection of the candidate. The subsequent payments will be made on successful completion of the each academic year uninterrupted with minimum 50% marks till completion of the course. If a student failed in any subject / semester and / or aggregates, his / her scholarship will be closed forever and no correspondence whatsoever will be entertained in this regard.
  • The candidate must submit ‘ONLINE’ Payment-cum-Renewal Form, Bonafide Certificate for subsequent Payment of PMSS and Mark Sheets of both semesters / academic year & 1st page of bank pass book within one year of completion of academic year / course, thereafter the scholarship will be closed.
  • Candidature of a student shall stand automatically rejected if, at any stage, it is discovered that he / she has secured scholarship fraudulently by making false statement or misrepresentation of facts. Candidate shall have to refund the amount already paid and also will invite criminal police proceedings.
  • In case of change of any address, course, college, it is to be intimated immediately to Kendriya Sainik Board in writing. Always mention Selection Number, Name of Applicant and ESM / Ex-Coast Guard particular for all correspondence with KSB after getting selected for PM scholarship.
  • The Ministry of Defence, Government of India can suitably modify these instructions to remove anomalies at any time, for successful implementation of the scheme, as may be necessary from time to time and will be applicable to all students under the scheme.
  • PM scholarship is eligible to the dependent wards of ESM ie. male ward upto 25 years of age at the time of admission in the said course and female ward till she gets married. No age limit for widow candidate.
  • Change of the Course / College by the Selected Student and get fresh admission in subsequent academic year will lead to rejection of his / her scholarship forever.
  • For any query or help, candidate should contact 011-26715250 or email to

75 thoughts on “Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme

  1. Respected Sir,

    This is Harish from mangalore and i have got Distinction in PUC in this year (2015-16).and i could not proceed further my education due to personal commitment .am i eligible for any PM scholarship . I have heard about PM scholarship that the student who scored 85% will get 20,000/- is that true or fake ..i would like to know ..eagerly waiting for your reply …

    Best Regards,

  2. sir actually i applied for my scholarship renewal for this year 2015-16,as i got scholarship last year without any fault, but this time as it was through online i couldn’t find my college name in list ,so i went for registration of my college but it dint got approved and stayed in pending state till the last date of certificate verification .so my application for scholarship also got accepted i guess. i tried in many ways to submit my application but failed in all this was the only source for scholarship . As my dad is a govt employ i cant get state scholarship benefits. i wish once you go through this and suggest the alternate for this . my colg name is apollo institute of medical sciences and research .I am perusing MBBS 2nd year now. I HOPE YOU CONSIDER THIS AND SUGGEST SOLUTION FOR THIS. THANKING U

  3. Sir,
    with due respect to you ,my name is Parikshit Bera s/o Gopibalav Bera , resident in kolkata. I am a [hons] graduate student , now I studding in CA IPCC ,registration no ERO-0206839. My family income is very weak and i am not getting any type of scholarship .
    So, if you kindly help me for education assistance i am really obliged to you.
    thanking you.

  4. when will open the ON LINE submission , i already submitted the application in Zila Sanik Board Ernakulam. No response from them.

  5. my parents mom and dad are died but i dont have any support i belong to OBC categery but our teachers said due to lack of some paper it is not possible to reimbursement the fees even i have caste certificate

  6. Sir, I was told by the Zilla Sainik Board that this year the application for PMSS is also required to be submitted ONLINE. When will this process start and through which website it is required to be submitted? I’ll remain grateful for this information.

  7. Respected sir,
    how to apply Defence Student scholarship in current year. not received for application form. give the online details address and last date submission for the scholarship form




  11. Sir,I am studying first year agbsc in pajancoa Karaikal under NRI scheme,I got 946/1000 marks,and my father is a teacher,are there any chances of receiving this or any other scholarship from government sir kindly infirm me about the details if possible sir.

  12. Sir I have been applied for pm’s scholarship from last year to till now I didn’t get any information about this will you please send me the detailed information about the scholarship.

  13. when will be yhe scholarship amount credited to the account? I have been selected for the scholarship in 2015 academic year.

  14. i got pms scholarship for past 2yrs..previous yr i got the amount at this same july end ..but this yr i wont get..pls tell the reason to us or atlest inform to district office.thank u,,.. 🙁

  15. Is there any scholarship for General category students. Like national merit scholarship. Howvto apply

  16. respected sir
    you giving scholarship only defence students What about other
    poor students education ……….

  17. How do I know whether I am in the merit list of PMSS 2014-2015???? I am doing my BE and its almost an year and there is still no information about the scholarship so kindly help me out.

  18. hw can we know our prime minister schoralship selection serial number, pls provide any link if available

  19. sir,i am studying bds 3rd yr and receiving pmss for last two selection no. is 23052 .my qry is when shall the pmss scholarship renewal for 2014-15 will be released? pls confm. thanks

  20. i have already applied the scholarship before 30 nov 2014.And i am doing B.E Final year.My serial number is 23710. i want to know whether i am selected or not.Please reply me as soon as possible

  21. Sruthi.m.ajith
    I Had seen about pm’s scholorship for those students had joined professional Course on 2014. My father is an ex service man .i had seen the news january .can i send the application form. I had join. .ed mbbs on 2014 ,sep1 andi had scored 97% in +2.can i request for scholarship now.

  22. sir, i am student of bds 3rd yr and received pmss schlarship last two consecutive yrs.i would like to know that when will the scholarship amount for yr 2014-15 will be disbursed? thank you sir

  23. Sir,Iam student of BE(Ist year) and I passed 12th with 87.08%,can I get this scholarship ? pleas reply

  24. Dear,Madam
    I am Dipti Sarkar from west bengal.Now i am a student of B.A(1st year)pol.sccience(Hons.).I got good marks(74.2% marks)in H.S examination,but i can’t continue my study due to money problem.So i have required this scholership.Please mam help me to fill my mobile no- 7278522956.

    Thanking you
    Dipti Sarkar

  25. Sir, I am studentstudent of B.Sc. and I passed 12th with 80.2% marks.can i get this scholarship ? Pls give me reply

  26. Sir, i m a student of 2nd year of chemistry hons under in calcutta university. I want to gain my study up to higher. But we are very poor. My father worked as a daily laboure and have a family income only Rs.35000. So i need a schoolarship from central Govement. If u wish my want then i will be very happy.

  27. Sir I have started this course on 2011 and passed in my 1st and 2nd year exam above 50% marks .sir can I apply now for PM scholarship in 2014 for getting the benefits

  28. Respected sir. I am a student of 3rd year BAMS. Can I apply My 1st year scholarship In 3rd year❓ . My dad is working in cisf so can I get the benefits. Of PM scholarship

  29. madam,
    i am julai mondal from west i am a student of B.A.(1ST YEAR)english hons.i got good marks(more than 75%) in HS examination.but i cant continue my study due to money i have required this scholarship.please mam help me to fill my dream

  30. Hi Sir,
    One of my co-villagers is done very good result(more than 75 % in Arts) in HS and admitted in Subarnarekha college in Jhargram(West Bengal)but due to poverty of her farmer father, Now she will not able to continue her higher education any more.
    So we request you please help her so that she can continue her education.

  31. Sir, I am Asraful Malitha from west Bengal. I have required this scholarship. Plz help me out how to apply this and where will I submit this? Pls answer me …

  32. Sir,
    My self Manisha Giri pursuing btech 4th year.I had applied for pm Scholarship 2011-12 and got selected. My selection no is 23829.
    I received the 1st and 2nd instalments on 2012 and 2013.But this time my name is not there in the list of students granted scholarship in july. But i had sent the renewal form in nov 2013. Please check out the reason and help me with the next steps to obtain the same. Please.. sir
    My mail id is
    My pmss no 23829

  33. Sir, my name was in the merit list for the year2013-2014. But i have not received the scholarship amount.
    Selection serial no:29977.
    Please expidite.

  34. Respected Sir,
    I have got my B.Tech 4th year percentage as 86%.Now i am pursuing my M.Tech project at Acharya Nagarjuna University. But still now i did not receive any information about my scholarship. Please send me mail about my scholarship.

  35. Sir, I am Janani from Puducherry. I did my UG B.Tech (ECE)- (2012-13) Batch. I got a first year scholarship only. but i cant get a second installment year 2013-14 and selection No 26265. kindly confirm the above said installment.

  36. sir,
    i didnt got the scholarship money for my acedemic year 2013-14.And alsomy name is not there in the merit list of this year.
    So , I kindly request you to please see on this matter.

  37. Respected Madam,
    I am Debabrata Mondal from vill-fatepur,p.s-pursurah,dist-hooghly, state-west bengal
    when i study diploma then got scholarships, but when i study b-tech course, then i didn’t but i submit all document at nabanna,howrah, kindly request you to do needful

  38. my name is nekkalapudi priyanka. i got 84% in this year. but i dont have my name in merit list.hope you can see to it.

  39. Sir, I am Himani Prabhakar from Mangalore (D.K.)Karnataka i did my B.E. 2013 batch i got first,second, third year scholarship but i didn’t get final year scholarship my selection no 15275. kindly request you to do the needful.

    Thanking you,

    Himani prabhakar

  40. sir i am vishnudevi from trichy(dt),tamilnadu(state).i did my UG course B.TECH(IT)-(2010-2014)Batch.i got a first,second,third year scholarship.but i cant get a final year scholarship.whether any procedure to apply a form to getting scholarship sir please request you to answer my question selection number is 19474

  41. I’m studying second year b-pharmacy… i belong to west godavari district, andhra pradesh..
    i qualified in all subjects in b-pharm first year, except mathematics which is a non credit subject for us..
    i got my scholarship for intermediate…. will i attain my scholarship for b-pharm first year????…
    please i request u to let me know the answer to my question..

  42. Sir,
    My slection serial of scholarship is 17002. May I know wheter my name is in slected list. If so, when is likely to be relesed. Thanks.


  44. I m supriya rani from Meerut ,I have completed my MBA in 2013 .I have submitted my form in 2013 dis year in march but I didn’t recd my 1st year scholarship even after submission of all documents and MBA 1st year I got more than 60%.Please provide me feedback on this

  45. hello sir ,I m supriya rani from meerut and i have completed my MBA in 2013 ,August. I have submitted my form for PM Scholarship for 1st year in 2013 but i didnt recd my scholarship please provide me feedback on this . My father is an ex-serviceman. My email id is

  46. Sir,
    This is to inform that My ward has applied for PM Scholarship last year and in this regard I have received a confirmation mail also from KSB stating that scholarship has been awarded with Sl. No-25659.The documents asked by your office has also been timely sent to you but we are yet to receive any scholarship amount. Kindly update me in this regard and also let me know by when will it be credited to the account.

  47. sir i am an student of final year B.E, my father is an employee of CISF he is now in BRBNMPL, MYSORE in the office they are saying that they did not get any intimation about PM scholarship so how can i apply for the PMS.

  48. sir , i am a student of mba 1st sem and i am applying for pm scholarship , sir do i have to attach the marksheet of each semester of degree seperatly or i can attach the consolidated marksheet of all the three years together .pls reply on

  49. SIR i am from CISF Is there a scholarship scheme for 10 th pass cbse students for there higher studies

  50. Mr Vishnuvardhan Reddy T
    S/O Ex Nk T Venkateswara Reddy
    H No-87-1400-3 Dhanalaxmi Nagar
    teh- kallur Dist- Kurnool
    Andhra Pradesh-518002
    sir, i have applied for the PM’S scholarship for the year 2010-2011,2011-2012 in the month of NOVEMBER 26 2012 by speed post i have not yet recieved my scholarship for both the years. so, please kindly refer my problem and report me to my mail ID

  51. sir, I am poreddy sreelatha studying B.Tech 2nd year .I found my name in the prime minister scholarship selected list of 2011-12.But I cannot receive any scholarship of first session yet.can you please tell me what may be the reason for not getting the scholarship. I had sent my renewal scholarship form.My selection serial number is 21162.So please kindly verify the renewal form and sanction the scholarship.

  52. Sir, I am studying in Engineering college for the past four months
    I have not yet completed my first sem
    when can i apply for PM’S SCHOLARSHIP as my daughter was a EX-SERVICEMEN
    please give me the correct information to apply the scholarship

  53. Sir,I NAGULURI ANUHYA D\O N.SRINIVASA RAO ,have completed B.Tech final year in Jun 2012.I applied for renewal of prime minister scholarship 4th year but i did not get scholarship.please tell me to whom i should contact.My selection serial number is 10200

  54. sir, I am working in CISF My doughters studing in 3rd year in BCA at coimbatore I applied for prime Minister scholarship scheme –

  55. sir, I am working in CISF My doughters studing in rd year in BCA at coimbatore I applied for prime Minister scholarship scheme –

  56. sir, i am student of 3rd year,in the DEPT. of AEIE, at westbengal, name :- DUMKAL INSTITUTE OF ENGG. & TECH. I applied for prime Minister scholarship scheme?
    i look forward for your responce….

  57. sir, I am working in CISF My son studying . I applied for prime Minister scholarship scheme,but still i am away from these facilities , can u tell me plz. to whom i should contact for having these scholarship . –

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