NSP Central Sector Scheme for School Students (OBC/EBC/DNT) 2023

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EligibilityOBC, EBC and DNT category students studying in Class 9 to Class 12
AwardUp to INR 1,25,000 per annum

About the Program


Last Updated On : 19-01-2023   Posted By : Rincy Kaur

NSP Central Sector Scheme for School Students (OBC/EBC/DNT) 2023 is an opportunity offered by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment with the assistance of the State Governments and the National Scholarship Portal to the meritorious students belonging to OBC, EBC and DNT category by providing them financial assistance from Class 9 onwards till the completion of Class 12. The selected candidates will receive a scholarship of up to INR 1,25,000 per annum. 

  • NSP Central Sector Scheme for School Students (OBC/EBC/DNT) 2023

    To be eligible, an applicant must - 

    • belong to OBC, EBC and DNT category
    • be studying from Class 9 to 12 in a public (Central/State/Local Body) or aided school or private school
    • have an annual family income of INR 2,50,000 
    • The scholarship grants under this scheme will be covering tuition fees, hostel fees and other educational expenses as required by the school. 

    • The students of Class 9 and 10 will receive a maximum amount of INR 75,000 per annum and the students of Class 11 and 12 will receive INR 1,25,000 per annum.

    • Aadhaar card (Note - In case aadhaar the applicant doesn't have aadhaar card, alternatives like aadhaar enrolment Id slip, an application made for aadhaar enrolment, voter ID card, driving license, PAN, passport, etc., can be used.)
    • Previous qualifying class marksheet
    • Income certificate
    • Bank account details
    How can you apply?

    Eligible candidates can apply for the scholarship through the following steps -

    Step 1: Click on the 'Apply Now' link below. 
    Step 2: Navigate to 'Applicant Corner'and click on 'New Registration'.
    Step 3: Now click on 'Click here for Scholarship Schemes hosted on NSP for AY 2022-23'.
    Step 4: Read the guidelines carefully, select the undertaking, and 'Continue'
    Step 5: Select the state of domicile, scholarship category (Pre Matric), scheme type (scholarship scheme), gender, and write the applicant's name, date of birth, mobile number, and email ID.
    Step 6: Provide the bank details (Bank name, IFSC Code, Account Number)
    Step 7: Select Aadhaar or Bank Account Number as identification detail and click on the 'Register' button.
    Step 8: The mobile number will be verified and an OTP will be generated.
    Step 9: Now, log in using OTP and fill out the application form.
    Step 10: After successful submission of the application form, an application ID and password will be generated which can be used for future references.

    Note - All the applicants are advised to fill the form correctly, no changes can be made once submitted. The applicants are also advised to fill in only one application as multiple applications will cancel the form.

Important Dates

Application Deadline - 31st January 2023

Selection Criteria

The candidates will be selected based on the fulfilment of the eligibility criteria.

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Terms and Conditions
  • At least 30% of these scholarships are reserved for girls
  • The students must have a bank account and while applying under the scheme should provide all necessary details.
  • Students studying in schools assisted under this scheme shall not be eligible for assistance under any other scheme of the government for the items/ purposes already covered under this scheme.
  • The number of slots available under the scheme for each State and each class would be announced in the month of April each year.
  • There shall be a state-wise merit list for each class for boys and girls separately prepared on the basis of the marks obtained in the final exam of the previous class, and allocation of the scholarships shall be automatically done based on merit.


Note - For detailed information, kindly refer to the 'Scholarship Detail Document'.

This scholarship is closed for further applications. It is expected to be launched by January, 2024. You can follow this scholarship for further updates.

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