PM Scholarship Scheme (PMSS) 2024 – Dates, Eligibility, Application Process, Selection Criteria

PM Scholarship 2024 – The Prime Minister Scholarship Scheme (PMSS), is an initiative of the Kendriya Sainik Board Secretariat, Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare, Ministry of Defence, Government of India. It is a scholarship scheme that aims at encouraging higher professional and technical education for the dependent wards and widows of Central Armed Police Forces & Assam Rifles (CAPFs & AR) and State Police Personnel.

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The PM scholarship scheme was initiated in the year 2006-07 by the Government of India. This scheme has helped numerous students to pursue their academic career dreams with ease.

This article consist of the benefits, eligibility conditions, documents required, and application process for the PM scholarship scheme.

PM Scholarship 2024 – General Overview

Name of Scheme  PM Scholarship Scheme (PMSS)
Provider Welfare and Rehabilitation Board,  Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India
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Eligibility  Dependent ward/widow of ex-servicemen and ex-coast guard personnel
Awards ₹36,000 annually for girl child 

₹30,000 annually for a boy child

Application Timeline  Yet to be announced 
Application Mode  Online 

PM Scholarship 2024 – Key Eligibility

Students need to read the eligibility conditions carefully to apply for the scholarship. The key eligibility conditions that candidates need to fulfil for this scholarship include:

  • Applicant must be dependent ward/widow of ex-servicemen and ex-coast guard personnel
  • Students must have taken admission in the 1st-year of a UG course (except lateral entry & integrated courses)
  • Candidate must have scored 60% marks and above in Minimum Educational Qualification (MEQ)* i.e. Class 12/diploma/graduation

*Note: The Minimum Educational Qualification (MEQ) for entry to various professional courses differs. A candidate must have a minimum of 60% marks in MEQ to apply for the PM Scholarship Scheme. The calculation will include all subjects, including optional subjects, and not just the best subjects.

PM Scholarship 2024 – List of All Eligible Courses

Students can check the list of all the eligible technical/professional courses for the PM scholarship.

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S.No. Course Name & Duration
1. B.Tech. (4 years)
2. B.E. (4 years)
3. B.Arch. (4 to 5 years)

Medical Courses

S.No. Course Name & Duration
1. M.B.B.S (4.5 years)
2. B.D.S (5 years)
3. B.A.M.S (4.5 years)
4. B.H.M.S (4.5 years)
5. B.S.M.S (4.5 years)
6. B.U.M.S (5 years)
7. B.Sc., B.P.T (4 years)
8. B.Sc., M.L.T (Medical Lab Technology) (4 years)
9. B.V.Sc .& A.H (5 years)
10. B.Pharma. (4 years)
11. B.Sc. Nursing (4 years)
12. B.N.Y.S (5 years)
13. Doctor of Pharmacy (4 years)
14. B.Sc. Optometry (3 years)
15. Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (4.5 years)

Management Courses

S.No. Course Name & Duration
1. MBA (2 years)
2. BBA (3 years)
3. BBM (3 years)
4. BCA (3 years)
5. MCA (3 years)
6. BPlan (4 years)

Other Professional Courses

S.No. Course Name & Duration
1. B.Sc. Agriculture (4 years)
2. B.F.Sc./B.Fisheries (4 years)
3. B.Sc. Horticulture (4 years)
4. Coy Secretary (4 years)
5. B.Sc. Bio-Tech (3 years)
6. B.Ed. (1 year)
7. B.M.C (3 years)
8. Hotel Management Degree (4 years)
9. B.P.Ed. (1 year)
10. B.A.S.L.P (4 years)
11. B.F.T (3 years)
12. B.Sc. Microbiology (3 years)
13. B.Sc. H.H.A (3 years)
14. L.L.B (2 to 3 years)
15. Bachelor of Elementary Education (3 to 5 years)
16. B.F.A (4 years)
17. B.F.D (3 years)
18. B.A L.L.B (5 years)

PM Scholarship Scheme – List of Professional / Technical Degree Courses Applicable for PMSS

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PM Scholarship 2024 – Rewards

While a total of 2,000 eligible candidates get benefits under this scheme every year, the number of girls receiving this scholarship is equal to the number of boys receiving this scholarship. However, the amount of scholarship given to girls is INR 3,000 per month and the amount of scholarship given to boys is INR 2,500 per month, paid annually. Furthermore, the duration of the scholarship may vary from one year to five years depending on the course duration. Adding to this, 500 more scholarships (250 for boys and 250 for girls) will be given to the wards of the State Police Personnel who are martyred during Naxal/Terror attacks from 2019-20 onwards.

PM Scholarship 2024 – Documents Required

Once candidates are aware of the step-by-step application process, they must be further willing to know about the necessary documents that they need to submit to apply for the Prime Minister Scholarship Scheme. Since the applications are accepted online, it is advised to the applicants that they prepare scanned copies of all the supporting documents before starting the application. Here is the list of all supporting documents that they must provide during the PM scholarship application.

  • Aadhaar card of student
  • Matriculation certificate for verifying the date of birth
  • Ex-servicemen/Ex-coast guard certificate duly filled up and signed by ZSB/Coast Guard HQ as per Annexure-1
  • The Bonafide certificate duly filled up correctly and signed by the Vice Chancellor/Principal/Vice
  • Principal/Dean/Associate Dean/Registrar/Dy Registrar/Director/Dy Director of the Institute/College as per Annexure-2
  • Certificate from the student’s bank stating that the Aadhaar card of the student is linked with their bank account number as per Annexure-3
  • Minimum Educational Qualification (MEQ) certificate as applicable including Class 12 mark sheet/graduation (all 3 years)/Diploma
  • First-page of the bank passbook (preferably PNB/SBI only) clearly shows the name and account number of student and the IFS code of the bank
  • PPO/ESM identity card for Category 6 and the following supporting documents in case of Category 1 to 5:
    Category 1: Part II order in case of army; general form in case of Navy; POR in case of Air Force
    Category 5: Award certificate along with gazette notification
    Category 6: Original PPO or ESM identity card (to be scanned and uploaded)

PM Scholarship 2024 – Selection Criteria

The candidates will be selected based on the fulfilment of the eligibility criteria. The order of preference for the selection of candidates will be as under:

Category 1: Wards & Widows of ESM/Ex-coast guard personnel killed in action
Category 2: Wards of ESM/Ex-coast Guard personnel disabled in action and boarded out of service with disability attributable to military/Coast Guard service
Category 3: Wards & Widows of ESM/Ex-coast Guard personnel who died while in service for causes attributable to military/Coast Guard service
Category 4: Wards of ESM/Ex-coast Guard personnel disabled in service with disability attributable to military/Coast Guard service
Category 5: Wards & Widows of ESM/ex coast guard personnel in receipt of gallantry awards
Category 6: Wards/widows of ESM/ex coast guard personnel (PBOR Only)

To be eligible for the PM scholarship for dual degree integrated courses, students must complete their first two years of non-professional courses without failing, repeating, or taking a break (RA).

If a student fails to clear all subjects in the first two years on the first attempt or within the stipulated time frame, they will not be eligible for the scholarship.

PM Scholarship 2024 – Application Process

What are the steps to be followed to apply for the PM scholarship? Can a student apply for the scholarship offline? No, the applications for the PM scholarship are made online only. For the academic year 2019-20, the application will be made through the National Scholarship Portal. Here is the step-by-step guide for the candidates to apply for the scholarship –

Step 1: Registering on NSP

  • Visit the official website of NSP:
  • Click on “New Registration”.
  • Go through the application guidelines carefully.
  • Continue to proceed.
  • Fill in all required details.
  • Click on ‘Register.’

Step 2: Complete the application

  • Log in to the portal using the application ID and password received on the registered mobile number.
  • An OTP will be generated on the registered mobile number for successful login.
  • Verify the OTP and change the password.
  • Once logged in, fill in the scholarship application form.
  • Upload the scanned copy of all supporting documents.
  • Finally, submit the application.

PM Scholarship 2024 – Renewal

The selected scholars will get the first instalment of the PM scholarship immediately after the merit list is announced, the subsequent payments are made only if the students apply for the renewal after the completion of each academic year. Just like the fresh application, a candidate can also apply for the renewal online. However, to be eligible for the renewal application, it is mandatory for them to fulfil certain conditions that include –

  • Obtaining at least 50% marks in each semester or academic year
  • Passing in all subjects in each year/semester in one attempt

Read More: National Scholarship Portal 2023-24 – NSP Login, Check Status, Last Date

PM Scholarship 2024 – Contact Details

In case, candidates have any queries related to the PM scholarship, its eligibility, award details, selection criteria, application process and more, they can directly contact the Welfare and Rehabilitation Board (WARB) on the below-mentioned contact details.
Address – Kendriya Sainik Board Secretariat, Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare, Ministry of Defence, Government of India
Email ID: | Phone Number: 011-23063111

PM Scholarship 2024 – FAQs

Can a student apply offline for the PM scholarship?

No, only online applications are accepted for PM scholarship through the official website of KSB (Kendriya Sainik Board).

If a student is studying in the 2nd year of professional course, can he/she apply for the Prime Minister Scholarship?

No, the student in the first year of professional courses only can apply for the scholarship, except for the lateral entries and integrated courses.

Is the PM scholarship applicable for diploma courses?

No, the prime minister scholarship scheme is not applicable for diploma courses. It only covers professional degree courses that are recognised by a central regulatory body like AICTE, UGC, MCI, etc.

Is the scholarship open for PG courses?

No, only MCA and Management (MBA) courses are eligible under this scheme.

Can a student use PM scholarship to study abroad?

No, the scholarship is paid to carry out studies in India only.

Can a PMSS scholar apply for the same scholarship again?

No, a student can avail the scholarship only for one course.

What are the criteria to be fulfilled to get the scholarship for the subsequent years?

The students have to secure a minimum of 50% marks in each academic year/semester to the scholarship for subsequent years failing which the scholarship will be closed for them.

Is the scholarship available for civilians or wards of Para-military personnel/central armed forced police?

No, the scholarship is only applicable to the wards and widows of Ex-servicemen who have served the Coastguards, Air Force, Army or Navy.

What are the documents required to apply for PM Scholarship?

While applying for the PM Scholarship, the students need to support their application with the documents like academic certificates, bank account details, and death certificate/service certificate/deceased certificate/certificate of gallantry award/disability certificate (whichever is applicable).


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