Scholarship Scheme for CBSE & AISSCE XII Passed Students

The Ministry of Human Resources Development, Department of Higher Education , Government of India has introduced a scholarship scheme from the year 2008 titled Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students” with the objective to provide financial assistance to meritorious students from low-income families to meet day-to-day expenses while pursuing higher studies.

The scholarship shall be awarded on the basis of the results of All India Senior School Certificate Examination (AISSCE), (Class XII) 2009.

The total number of scholarships will be divided amongst the State Boards based on the State’s population in the age group of 18-25 years, after segregating share of CBSE and ICSE on the basis of number of students passing out from various Boards in the country. The number of scholarships allotted to a Board would be distributed amongst pass outs of the Science, Commerce and Humanities streams of the Board in the ratio of 3:2:1.

The scholarships will be given @ Rs.1000/- per month at Graduation level for first three years of College and University courses and Rs.2000/- per month at Post Graduation level. Students pursuing professional courses would get Rs2000/- per month in the 4th & 5th year. The scholarships would be paid for 10 months in an academic year.

Eligibility conditions for award of scholarship are as follows:

  • The scholarship shall be awarded to the Indian Nationals only.
  • The student should have scored a minimum of 80% of marks in the All India Senior School Certificate Examination (AISSCE), 2009 conducted by the CBSE.
  • The Undergraduate /Professional /Degree courses are pursued as regular courses, (not correspondence or distance mode) in recognised educational institutions in India and not availing of any other scholarship scheme. The scheme is applicable to all categories of students both ‘general’ and ‘reserved’.
  • The student should belong to non-creamy layer. Income ceiling for ‘non –creamy layer’ is 4.5 Lakhs per annum.
  • The reservation of various categories are: SC 15% , ST 7.5%, OBC 27% and horizontally 3% for Physically Handicapped.

The detailed guidelines along with the application form regarding “Scheme of Scholarship” and “Instructions for CBSE Candidates” of this scholarship scheme may be seen in the Board’s website or MHRD’s website

The CBSE students who fulfill the eligibility conditions are requested to send their application in an envelope superscribing “Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students-2009” duly complete in all respect, immediately to Deputy Secretary (Admn. & Vigilance), Scholarship Unit, Central Board of Secondary Education, 2 Shiksha Kendra, Community Centre, Preet Vihar, Delhi-110092.


  1. pintu says:

    I passed 12th in arts .i beling from obc .kya mai scholarchief receive kar sakta hu .plz reply on my id

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  3. Daksh says:

    When we would get result about the scholarship 2014

  4. Daksh says:

    Mam I want to inquire about scholarship for general category of 2014

  5. Shweta Gupta says:

    when we get the results of 2041

  6. deepak says:

    Mam i want to enquire about that students passing XII class with 92% will get scholarship or not

  7. bhumika says:

    I had passed 12 in 2013-14, bt that tym I didn’t knw about dis scheme…so could I apply dis year for dis scholarship???

  8. pragya rikhari says:

    sir/ma’am i have secured 474/500 marks in 12th(2014). i could not apply last year . Can I apply for it now to get the scholarship for remaining two years of my graduation??

  9. shreya patil says:

    hello sir myself shreya patil and i have scored 82%in cbse board 2013-2014 and now iwant to apply for scholarship please give me some information about this i am eligible for scholarship or not and right now COULD I APPLY THIS YEAR FOR THIS SCHOLARSHIPiam studying in FIRST YEAR at B PHARMACY WHICH IS AGRADUATION LEVEL COURSE PLEASE REPLY ME FAST ….SIR THANKING YOU

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