Under the Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme for Minorities, the Central Government offers financial assistance to meritorious students to enable them to complete their metric examination. The assistance is in the form of admission and tuition fees and maintenance allowance for students studying in government or private schools.

Eligibility criteria

  • To apply for the scholarship, the student should have scored at least 50% marks in the previous final exam
  • The total annual income of the family through all resources should be less than INR 1 lakh

Duration and scholarship rate

The government assistance under this scheme is available for the entire duration of the course. However, the maintenance allowance is provided only for 10 months. The scholarship rates are as below:

ParticularHostel studentsDay students
Admission fees for Class VI to XINR 500 per annumINR 500 per annum
Tuition fees for Class VI to XINR 350 per monthINR 350 per month
Maintenance allowance for Class I to VNILINR 100 per month
Maintenance allowance for Class VI to XINR 600 per monthINR 100 per month

Documents needed to apply

  1. Photograph of the student
  2. Verification form as provided by the school
  3. Income certificate issued by a state or union territory competent authority
  4. Self-certified community certificate for major students or certified by parents for minors
  5. Self-certified mark sheet of the previous final examination
  6. Current course year fee receipt
  7. Bank account details including IFSC code
  8. Domicile/residence certificate
  9. Aadhar number; if not available bonafide student certificate from the school

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