Prime Minister's Scholarship Scheme for Central Armed Police Forces and Assam Rifles 2021-22

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EligibilityStudents pursuing first Professional degree program
AwardUp to INR 3,000 per month

About the Program


Prime Minister's Scholarship Scheme for Central Armed Police Forces and Assam Rifles 2021-22 is an initiative for the dependent widows and wards of Central Armed Police Forces and Assam Rifles personnel. The candidate will receive up to INR 3,000 every month under this scheme.

  • Prime Minister's Scholarship Scheme for Central Armed Police Forces and Assam Rifles 2021-22

    1. Background Requirements

    An applicant must: 

    • Be a ward or widow of a deceased CAPF and AR personnel who died in harness at work/election duty, OR
    • Be award of personnel who became disabled due to causes attributable to Government service, OR
    • Be award of Ex-CAPF & AR personnel in receipt of Gallantry awards, OR
    • Be a ward or widow of a retired and serving CAPF & AR personnel (below officer rank)


    2. Qualification Requirements

    The applicant must:

    • Be pursuing first professional degree courses in the field of Engineering/Medicine/Dental/Veterinary/BBA/BCA/B.Pharm/B.Sc. (Nursing, Agriculture, etc)/MBA/MCA, etc.
    • Have secured 60% marks in the qualifying exam i.e Class 12, diploma, Graduation or equivalent 
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    The candidates will receive scholarships in the following ways - 

    • For Girls - INR 3,000 per month
    • For Boys - INR 2,500 per month
Important Dates

Scholarship Closing Date: 15th October 2021
Last Date for Defect Verification: 31st October 2021
Last Date for Institute Verification: 31st October 2021

Selection Criteria

The selection of the candidates is done on the basis of percentage of marks obtained by them in MEQ and the order of preference set by WARB. 

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Terms and Conditions
  • To ensure the renewal of the scholarship for subsequent years, the students need to pass the professional course with at least 50% marks. 
  • The scholarship can be tenable for up to 5 years depending upon the duration of the course pursued by the applicant. 
  • The selected students will also receive a personal letter from the Honourable Prime Minister. 
  • The students admitted in the second year of professional/technical bachelor's degree courses through lateral entry can also apply for the scholarship.
  • The selected scholars will receive the scholarship amount directly into their bank accounts through the PFMS (Public Finance Management System) under the DBT (Direct Benefit Transfer) programme. 

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