Scholarship For Talented Children From Rural Areas For Secondary
Scholarships: 43,000 (may vary from
year to year).
Level of Study: Secondary Stage
(including plus 2 stage).
The objective of the scheme 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
Govt./UT Administration every year. A student studying in a school in
community development block in class VI to VIII is eligible to compete
for the scholarship. Category wise distribution of 43,000 scholarships
is as under:
||General Category: Four Scholarships per Community
Development Block (2x5000) = 10,000.
||Children of landless laborers: Two Scholarships
per community. Laborers Development Block (2x5000) = 10,000.
||Scheduled Caste Children: Two Scholarships per
Community Development Block (2x5000) and one additional
scholarship per COB having 20 per cent or more SC population
(1x5000) = 11,500.
||Scheduled Tribes Children: 3 Scholarships per
Tribal Community" Development Block (3xsOO) = 1 ,500.
Eligible students are required to appear in two stages of examinations:
First Stage-Examination is conducted by the
State Govt./UT Administration. The number of selected students is
generally ten times the number of scholarship to be offered.
Second Stage: The final 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 organise the examination
throughout the States/UTs. The test consists of two papers of 1 1/2 hour
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 awarded
Rate of Scholarships:
Rs. 60 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
Whom to contact:
For further details and application forms you may contact
District Inspector/Director of Education