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Prime Minister's Scholarship Scheme For Central Armed Police Forces & Assam Rifles 2016

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open31-Dec-2016
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What is Prime Minister's Scholarship Scheme For Central Armed Police Forces & Assam Rifles 2016?

Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme (PMSS) under the aegis of the National Defence Fund, was introduced from the academic year 2006-07 to encourage higher technical & professional education for the dependent wards & widows of Central Armed Police Forces & Assam Rifles (CAPFs & AR) Personnel.

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

  1. Wards/widows of deceased CAPFs & AR personnel died in harness/election duty, wards of personnel disabled due to causes attributable to Government service and wards of Ex-CAPFs & AR personnel in receipt of Gallantry Awards. 
  2. Wards/widows of retired and serving CAPFs & AR Personnel. (Personnel below Officer Rank)
  3. Pursuing first professional degree programme in the field of Engineering, Medicine, Dental, Veterinary, BBA, BCA, B. Pharma, B.SC (Nursing, Agriculture, etc.), MBA and MCA etc. in accordance with the guidelines as mentioned in Para- 8 (B).
  4. Having minimum 60% marks in Minimum Entry Qualification (MEQ) i.e. 10+2/Diploma/Graduation or equivalent in case of new applicant. Or For applicants applying under renewal category, it is mandatory to pass the each subsequent academic year of the professional courses being pursued by them with minimum 50% marks.
  5. A grace period of one year only for cases, where there is a delay on part of candidate for submission of application for renewal of scholarship may be entertained.

How can you apply ?

  1. To apply the student has to login 
  2. Then select the student login on the Home Page 
  3. In the student login - Select Register 
  4. To register in the National Scholarships Portal - To Register the Student has to fill the basic details and then submit 
  5. System will generate temporary registration ID and the same will be forwarded to the student Mobile number via SMS only. 
  6. Then select proceed. 
  7. Once clicked on the proceed then an Online Application form would be made available to the student to fill the details, which includes the -Personal details - Registration details, Basic details Bank details. - Academic details - Scheme Details - Contact details 
  8. In the basic details select Parental/Guardian Occupation as “ CENTRAL ARMED POLICE FORCES/ASSAM RIFLES”. 
  9. Then it will ask to fill /Select the following particulars - a. Force b. Rank of personnel c. Category d. Whether the person is Serving/Retired/Deceased e. Name of the personnel f. Email g. Force number h. PPO number 
  10. Then fill the Academic details present and previous. 
  12. Upload the all required documents as required. 
  13. Fill all the contact details. 
  14. Finally, submit the form for Application verification.

Terms and Conditions

Number of Scholarship

Total 2000 of Scholarship to be sanctioned equally for both girls & boys under PMSS will be given for the each academic year in addition to renewal cases of previous years.

Order of Preference
Applications received from the eligible applicants under new category will be shortlisted on the basis of order of preference as mentioned below and percentage of marks obtained by them in MEQ:-

  • Category-A Wards/Widows of CAPFs & AR personnel killed in action.
  • Category-B Wards of Ex-CAPFs & AR personnel disabled in action.
  • Category-C Wards/Widows of deceased CAPFs & AR personnel died for causes attributable to Government service including casualties during conduct of Election.
  • Category-D Wards of Ex-CAPFs & AR personnel disabled while in service with disability attributable to Government Service.
  • Category-E Wards of Ex-CAPFs & AR personnel in receipt of Gallantry Awards.
  • Category-F Wards of Ex- CAPFs & AR personnel (PBOR).
  • Category-G Wards of serving CAPFs & AR personnel (PBOR) subject to availability of scholarship.


  1. Wards of deceased CAPF/AR personnel will be considered for scholarship under Categories “A” to “F” as per their priority, even on compassionate appointment of spouse/NOKs in CAPFs.
  2. There will be no rank restriction for the Categories A to E.
  3. The Wards of Assistant Commandant, holding Local Rank of CAPFs & AR (who are not entailing the pay benefits of Assistant Commandant and drawing the Salary of Inspectors) are eligible for granting PMS under category “F” & “G” also.
  4. This scholarship is admissible for only two children per family and should be ensured by the beneficiaries as well as by the respective CAPF & AR.
  5. The applicants irrespective of his /her marital status is eligible for PMSS.

Duration of Scholarship
One to five years (depending upon the duration of the course being pursued by the applicant and as approved by the respective regulatory body).

Amount of Scholarship

  1. Rs. 2250/-per month for girls.
  2. Rs. 2000/- per month for boys

To be paid annually after selection @ Rs 27000/- to each girl & Rs 24000/- to each boy

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