West Bengal Pre Matric Scholarship 2020-21

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EligibilityStudents of Class 1 to 10
AwardMultiple awards

This scholarship is closed for further applications. It is expected to be launched by August, 2021. You can follow this scholarship for further updates.

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About the Program

West Bengal Minorities’ Development & Finance Corporation invites applications for West Bengal Pre Matric Scholarship 2020-21 from minority students of West Bengal studying in Class 1 to 10. The scholarship aims to motivate the minority communities to send their children to schools so that there could be less number of drop-out students. Selected meritorious students will be able to receive financial assistance of up to INR 11,000.

Scholarship Details
  • West Bengal Pre Matric Scholarship 2020-21 DeadlineClosed

    To be eligible for this scholarship, an applicant must:

    • Be a domicile of West Bengal
    • Be studying in class 1 to 10 at a school or institution which is affiliated with a Council/Educational Board/University of State or Central Government
    • Have scored at least 50% marks in his/her last qualifying exam (except for Class 1)
    • Have a family income of less than INR 2 lakhs per annum
    • Belong to the minority section of West Bengal

    Note – Students pursuing their studies outside West Bengal are not eligible for this scholarship


    Class 1 to 5 Students

    • Maintenance Allowance – INR 1,100 (for day scholars)

    Class 6 to 10 Students (For Day Scholars)

    • Admission fee & tuition fee – INR 4,400
    • Maintenance Allowance – INR 1,100

    Class 6 to 10 students (For Hostellers)

    • Admission fee & tuition fee – INR 4,400
    • Maintenance Allowance – INR 6,600

    After online submission of the application, the applicants have to submit the hard copy of the completed application form along with the following documents to the concerned institute - 

    • Photocopy of bank passbook containing IFSC code and account number
    • Self-declaration of annual family income
    How can you apply?

    Follow the steps mentioned below to apply for the scholarship:

    Step 1: Go to the official website and read all the details.
    Step 2: Click on New Registration
    Step 3: Select the District where the applicant's institute is situated and click on 'Proceed'.
    Step 4: Fill in the required details under 'Student Information' and 'Scheme Eligibility' sections.
    Step 5: Click on Submit and Proceed.
    Step 6: Note down the User ID as displayed on the screen. 
    Step 7: Login using the registered user ID and password.
    Step 8: Fill all the required information under 'Basic Information', 'Academic Information', 'Bank Account Details' section.
    Step 9: Verify and lock the application.
    Step 10: Print & submit the application form along with the required documents to the concerned institute.

Important Dates

Application Start Date: 01st August 2020
Application deadline: 15th December 2020

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Terms and Conditions
  • Scholarship amount will be credited to the student’s bank account through the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) mode.
  • Students applying for this scholarship should fulfill the attendance criteria of the institute in which they are enrolled.
  • Maintenance allowance will be provided for only 10 months in an academic calendar.
  • The students can avail scholarship from any one source only.
  • Students pursuing courses through distance mode are not eligible. 
  • A maximum of two applications can be made through one mobile number.

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