National Merit Scholarships Scheme

National Merit Scholarships Eligibility

For IX & X class

The candidate should be

  • a student in class IX and X
  • student in government schools in each developmental block

National Merit Scholarships

National Merit Scholarships For Post Matric to Postgraduate

  1. have obtained 60% or more in marks in science and commerce and 55% in humanitie.
  2. not have received any other merit scholarships / stipend for source of study.
  3. be studying in recognised institutions.
  4. 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 P.M.

For Postgraduate
Rupee 750 P.M.

Selection Procedure for National Merit Scholarships Scheme

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.

National Merit Scholarships 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.


For details of forms to be filled for availing the National Merit scholarships attached in Annexure.

Source : MHRD

This Scholarship is Provided by : Ministry of Human Resource Development

Contact Details :

District Inspector of School / Director of Education,
State / UT Government.

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