Pre Matric Scholarship for SC Students (Class 9 & 10) - Puducherry 2023-24

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EligibilitySC Students studying in Classes 9 and 10
AwardMonthly scholarship and other grants

About the Program


Last Updated On : 26-10-2023   Posted By : Disha Bhatt

Pre Matric Scholarship for SC Students (Class 9 & 10) - Puducherry 2023-24 is an initiative of the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India to financially assist the SC students of Puducherry studying in Class 9 and 10. The scholarship aims to improve the participation of SC children so that they can perform better and have a chance of progressing to the post-matric stage of education. The selected candidates will receive monthly scholarship and other grants.

Source: National Scholarship Portal

  • Pre Matric Scholarship for SC Students (Class 9 & 10) - Puducherry 2023-24

    To be eligible for this scholarship, an applicant must -

    • be a domicile of Puducherry
    • belong to Scheduled Caste (SC) category
    • be studying in Class 9 and 10 at a recognized institution
    • have an annual family income of less than ₹ 2,50,000 per annum

    Note:- Students must not be receiving any other centrally-funded pre-matric scholarship.


    The eligible students will receive the following awards - 

    Item Day Scholars Hostellers
    Scholarship (In ₹ per month for 10 months) 225 525
    Books and Ad hoc grant (In ₹ per annum) 750 1,000


    The students with disabilities studying in Classes 9 and 10 in private un-aided recognized schools will be eligible for allowances under this scheme, as follows:-

    Allowances for students with disabilities studying in Private unaided Schools Amount (In ₹)
    Monthly reader allowance for blind students 160
    Monthly transport allowance for students with disabilities (as defined in the Persons with Disabilities Act 1995), if such students do not reside in the hostel which is within the premises of the educational institution 160
    Monthly escort allowance for severely disabled (i.e. with 80% or higher disability) day scholars/students with low extremity disability 160
    Monthly helper allowance is admissible to any of the hostels willing to extend help to a severely orthopedically handicapped student residing in the hostel of an educational institution who may need the assistance of a helper 160
    Monthly coaching allowance to mentally retarded and mentally ill students 240

    Note:- The disability as defined under the Persons with disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation Act, 1995) Act has to be certified by competent medical authority of the state govt./UT administration.

    • Domicile certificate
    • Passport size photograph
    • Self-attested copies of certificates, diplomas, degree, etc
    • Caste certificate duly signed by an authorised Revenue Officer not below the rank of Tehsildar
    • Income declaration certificate from the parent/guardian
    How can you apply?

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

    Step 1: Click on the 'Apply Now' link below. 
    Step 2: Click on the 'Register' button and fill in the required registration details. (Note: If already registered, log in using Gmail/Mobile number/Email ID).
    Step 3: Navigate to 'Applicant Corner' and click on the 'New Registration' tab.
    Step 4: Read the details carefully, tick the checkbox and click on the 'Continue' button. 
    Step 5: Select the respective Aadhaar option, enter mobile number, captcha code, and OTP, then submit.  
    Step 6: Fill in the required details and click on 'Save & Register' to complete the registration process. 
    Step 7: Now click on the 'Fresh Application' tab and log in using the application ID and password.
    Step 8: Fill in the required details, upload the necessary documents and submit the application.

    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

Scholarship Deadline: 30th November 2023

Selection Criteria

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

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Terms and Conditions
  • The scholarship will be payable for 10 months in an academic year.
  • Students who have passed Class 9 examination are eligible to receive a scholarship for Class 10 subject to good conduct and regularity in attendance. 
  • The provisions of this scheme can be changed at any time at the discretion of the Government of India.
  • Students who are residents of one state but attend college in another state may be eligible for scholarships from their home state. Students should contact the scholarship authority in their home state and submit an application to apply for the scholarship scheme.

Note:- For detailed information, kindly refer to the 'Scholarship Guidelines.'

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