CSSS Scholarship 2021: Apply Online, Eligibility, Last Date Online Renewal

CSSS Scholarship 2021: CSSS Scholarship i.e. Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students is a Central Government funded scholarship scheme that was started in 2008. CSSS Scholarship is implemented by the Department of Higher Education, Govt. of India under its National Scholarship Division. Every year applications for invited from meritorious students from across the country. For the academic session registration for CSSS Scholarship 2021 is active at present and eligible students can apply till 30th November 2021.

Update: CSSS Scholarship registration will close on 30th November 2021. Interested candidates can apply through the link shared below.

CSSS Scholarship 2021

The CSSS Scholarship was launched to provide financial assistance to meritorious students coming from low-income families from various parts of the country so that they can meet their day-to-day expenditure while pursuing their higher education after completing their higher secondary. Those who wish to get benefits under this scholarship program can apply through the National Scholarship portal and those who are already registered and renew it before 30th November 2021.

In case you are wondering how to register on NSP for this scheme and searching for essential details then must read this article at least once. Here we have compiled all the important information about the scholarship program from eligibility to the credit of the scholarship amount to the student’s account.

CSSS  Scholarship 2021

CSSS Scholarship 2021: A Brief

Name of the scholarshipCentral Sector Scheme of Scholarship (CSSS)
Concerned Ministry/DepartmentDepartment of Higher Education, Govt. of India
Academic Year2021-2022
Official portalNational Service Portal (NSP)
PurposeTo provide expenses for higher education to meritorious students from poor families.
Application statusActive
Date of applicationTill 30th November 2021
Mode of applicationOnline
Mode of transfer of scholarship amountDirect Benefit Transfer (DBT)
Official portalscholarships.gov.in

Important Dates

Last date of registration/ closing date30th November 2021
Date of verification of application & documentsOpen till 15th December 2021  
Institute verificationOpen till 15th December 2021

Rate of CSSS Scholarship

Every year 82000 scholarships are awarded to girls and boys under this scheme. The scholarships are provided on a 50-50 basis to the students which means 41000 scholarships to girls and 41000 to boys. Take a look at the details of the rate of scholarship offered to students shared here-

  • Students are provided Rs.10000/- per year at Graduate level for 1st three years and for post-Graduation level the rate of scholarship is Rs. 20000/- per annum.
  • Students in Technical courses are provided Rs.20000/- per year in the 4th and 5th year.
  • Students in B.Tech./BE program are provided Rs.10000/- per year as instalment for first 3 years and Rs.20000/- per year in the 4th year.
  • Students who have registered for the scholarship and are availing the benefits are required to renew the scholarship through NSP portal every subsequent year.  

CSSS Scholarship Eligibility Criteria  

All the students who are willing to apply for CSSS Scholarship must satisfy the given eligibility criteria –

  • Students from all the states and UTs are eligibility to apply.
  • They must have secured more than 80 percentiles of successful candidates in class 12th examination in the respective stream affiliated from a recognised Board. Students must be in top 20th percentile list of the respective Board.
  • They must be pursuing regular courses. Students pursuing courses through distance mode or correspondence studies are not eligible.
  • Students pursuing diploma courses are also not eligible under this scheme.
  • The annual income of the family should be less than Rs.8 lakhs.
  • Students should be enrolled and receiving scholarship benefits and fee reimbursement under any other scheme.

How to apply for CSSS Scholarship 2021?   

The application process is completely online and thus any physical application shall not be accepted.

Check the online registration and application process CSSS Scholarship 2021 shared as under-

  • Go to the official website of NSP i.e. scholarships.gov.in.
  •  Click on “New Registration” link.
    CSSS Scholarship 2021 online registration
  • Read alll the instructions carefully and click on “Continue” button.
  • Fresh registration form will open. Fill all the details as asked in the registration form and click on “Register” button.
  • Once registration on NSP will be completed, applicants will receive application number and login credentails.
  • After successfull registration, students can proceed to application process.
  • Click on Login button and select Fresh 2021-2022 from the dropdown menu.
  • Enter the application Id, Password and enter your captcha code. Click on “Login” button.
  • Now, enter the required details in the respective space, select CSSS scholarship from the dropdown menu.
  • Fill in all the information carefully in the application form.
  • Add Aadhaar Number
  • Check your status
  • Print the application form and keep it safe for further references.

Application Fee

The registration for CSSS Scholarship is a completely free process. No application fee is charged from any of the students.

Documents Required to be Uploaded

Candidates are advised to keep the following documents handy while filling the application for the scholarship-

  • Educational qualification certificates and documents of student
  • Aadhaar Card of the Student
  • In case Aadhaar is not available, students can get thier Bonafied students certificate the concerned school.
  • Bank Account details of the student. In case of pre-matric scholarship students not having a bank account can provide bank details of their parents,
  • If student’s school is different from domicile state then he/she can provide bonafide from the respetcive schools.


The merit list for the selection of suitable candidates is prepared on the basis of marks in qualifying exams. The category-wise reservation is also applicable for preparing merit list-  

CategoryReservation %
Persons with Disabilities (PwDs)5%

Board-Wise and State/UT-wise allocation of CSSS Scholarships

Have a look at the state-wise distribution of scholarship quota given as under-

Board-Wise and State/UT-wise allocation of CSSS Scholarships

Quick Links

NSP Official portal- scholarships.gov.in
CSSS Scholarship Fresh Application 2021- Registration Link
CSSS Scholarship Fresh Application- Login Link
CSSS Scholarship Renewal Link
Scholarship In India State Wise


For any technical issue related to the CSSS Scholarship application process, applicants can contact at the details given as under-

Phone No.- 0120 – 6619540
Email- helpdesk@nsp.gov.in

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