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National Scholarship For Talented Children From Rural Areas For Secondary Stage Study

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 scholarships.

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 progress.


Whom to contact:

For further details and application forms you may contact

District Inspector/Director of Education
State/UT Government.


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