NSP National Means Cum Merit Scholarship Scheme 2021-22

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EligibilityClass 9 students
RegionIndia
AwardINR 12,000 per annum
Deadline15-Nov-2021

About the Program

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NSP National Means Cum Merit Scholarship Scheme 2021-22 is an initiative for students of Class 9 who have secured at least 55% marks or equivalent grades in the Class 8 examination. The scholarship aims at providing financial assistance to meritorious students belonging to economically weaker sections to arrest their drop out at Class 8 and encourage them to continue studies at the secondary stage. 

  • NSP National Means Cum Merit Scholarship Scheme 2021-22
    Deadline15-Nov-2021
    Eligibility

    To be eligible, an applicant must -

    • Be a student of Class 9
    • Have secured at least 55% of marks or equivalent grade in Class 8 examination (relaxable by 5% for SC/ST students)
    • Have secured at least 55% of marks or equivalent grade in Class 7 examination to appear for the selection test for the award of scholarship (relaxable by 5% for SC/ST)
    • Have an annual family income of less than INR 1.50 lakh from all sources

     

    Note: The scholarship is applicable for Class 9 students and their continuation/renewal in Class 10 and 12 for study in State Government/Government-aided/Local body schools. 

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    Benefits:

    A total of 1 lakh scholarships will be disbursed under this scheme. The selected scholars will receive INR 12,000 per annum (INR 1,000 per month).

Important Dates

Scholarship Closing Date: 15th November 2021
Last Date for Defect Verification: 15th December 2021
Last Date for Institute Verification: 15th December 2021

Selection Criteria

The students will be selected on the basis of the selection test conducted by each state/UT namely

  • Mental Ability Test (MAT)
  • Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)

The students are required to pass both the tests with at least 40% marks in each (For reserved category, the cut off will be 32% marks). 

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Terms and Conditions
  • The students studying in NVS, Sainik Schools, KVS and private schools cannot apply for this scholarship. 
  • The State Bank of India disburses the scholarship to students in their accounts through PFMS (Public Finance Management System). 
  • Reservations are applicable as per state government norms.
  • For renewal/continuation of the scholarship in class 10 and 12, the awardees are required to get clear promotion from class 9 to 10 and from class 11 to 12 in the first attempt with 55% marks (relaxable by 5% for SC/ST).
  • For continuation of scholarship at the higher secondary stage (class 10), the awardees must obtain a minimum of 60% marks in class 10 (relaxable by 5% for SC/ST). 
  • The students of class 9 and 10 are required to apply for the scholarship under the Pre-Matric Scholarship category whereas students of class 11 and 12 are required to apply under the Post-Matric Scholarship category. 

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