PM Scholarship Merit List 2021 Lot Generation Status

PM Scholarship is a scholarship scheme offered by the Welfare and Rehabilitation Board functioning under the Ministry of Home Affairs. This scholarship scheme provides financial aid in education to the Widows and wards of Assam Rifles (AR), Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF), and State Police Personnel (SPP).

Incoming applications for the academic year 2020-2021 has been ceased on 31st October 2020. Now the merit list is about to be generated and will be available soon on the official portal. Same will be updated here on our website. In this article, we will discuss the status of Merit list lot generation. Read the article to find out the expected dates for the generation of PM Scholarship Merit list.

PM Scholarship Merit List 2021 – Overview

ArticlePM Scholarship Scheme (PMSS)
Scheme byWelfare and Rehabilitation Board
Department of Ministry of Home Affairs
Type of ScholarshipMerit-based
Offered to12th, Graduate and Post Graduate
Academic year2020-2021
Application started on16 Aug 2020
Application ended on31 Oct 2020
Application ProcessOnline
Total Scholarships offered5500
Official Portal
PM Scholarship Merit List

The scholarship is provided in the field of technical/ professional education. So far, lakhs of students have been benefitted by this scheme. Scholarships are sanctioned by the Directorate of Welfare and Rehabilitation Board, Ministry of Home affairs. The division of the seats is 50% for girls and boys.

Here, we have mentioned some of the important dates in regard to the scholarship scheme.

PM Scholarship – Important Dates

Application started on16 Aug 2020
Application ended on31 Oct 2020
Defective application Verification ended on15 Nov 2020
Verification of Institute ended on15 Nov 2020
Verification by AR and CAPFsJan 2021 (initial week)
Merit list preparation and lot generation Jan 2021 (mid week)
Scholarship sanctioningJan 2021 (end week)
Generation of Payment FileFeb 2021
Distribution of Scholarship amountFeb 2021 (end week)
Personal letters from PM obtained inMar 2021

Also Check: National Scholarship Portal Apply Online

The scholarship scheme was started in the year 2006 for providing scholarships for the academic year of 2006-2007. The scholarship is awarded to the widows and wards of Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) and Assam Rifles (AR).

PM Scholarship Merit List 2021

In 2019, the government of India extended this scholarship scheme and included the widow and ward of State Police Personnel, martyred during any terror attack or any attacks by the Naxals

For the current year, 2020-2021, the applications have been closed by the Welfare and Rehabilitation Board. All those candidates who applied for the scholarship will be considered eligible to claim the scholarship and can check their further status of selection.


A total of 5500 scholarships are being hosted by the MHA, which will be disbursed equally among the girls and boys, i.e., 2750 scholarships to each. For the wards of ARs and CAPFs, a total of 2000 scholarships are disbursed, i.e, 1000 each to boys and girls respectively. Also, 500 scholarships are exclusively for the wards of State police Personnel and there is a special provision for the wards of the Personnel who are disabled.

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PM Scholarship for Assam Rifles and CAPF

For AR and CAPF, the scholarship will be award to the widow/ ward of the personnel or any Ex- AR and CAPF personnel who died/ disabled due to many reasons attributed to the government servicing. It is also for the wards and widows of in-service AR and CAPF personnel.

To claim the scholarship there is a criterion for Minimum Entry Qualification (MEQ), which is the minimum percentage you need in class 12th/ equivalent. The scholarship will be offered only for the technical/ professional courses, like B.Sc Nursing, BBA, Veterinary, Engineering, B.Pharma, MCA, Agriculture, etc.

PM Scholarship for State Police Personnel

For the Police Personnel of State, the scholarship is specific to the ward/ widow of personnel who was martyred during any terror or Naxal attack can claim this scholarship. To claim the scholarship there is a similar criterion of Minimum Entry Qualification (MEQ). The courses for which the scholarship can be claimed are courses like B.Sc Nursing, BBA, Veterinary, Engineering, B.Pharma, MCA, Agriculture, etc.

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Merit list lot Generation Status of PM Scholarship

The merit list lot for the scholarship has not yet been updated on the official website of the Ministry and will be updated soon. The list will be updated in the midweek of January 2021. The candidates who have applied for the scholarship are advised to check the merit list in order to claim their candidature.

The candidates who get selected to claim the scholarship will be given the annual amount of INR 36,000 (girls) and INR 30,000 (boys). The selected candidates will be given a letter by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi.

Major Takeaways of the PM Scholarship Scheme

  • PM Scholarship Scheme is only for the personnel who are lower than the Officer rank personnel.
  • Duration of Scholarship can range from one to five years, depending on the course duration but it shall not exceed beyond 5 years.
  • The scholarship is applicable only on the degree course programme and not the diploma courses.
  • The scheme of the scholarship will apply to the only one of the course program you pursue.
  • After selection, INR 3000 are offered to the girl claimers and INR 2500 to boys claimer on a monthly basis.
  • Additional 500 scholarships will be disbursed to the wards of State Police Personnel, martyred during the terror/ Naxal attacks.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can i apply to PM Scholarship?

Students willing to apply for the scholarship can visit the official website of the National Scholarship Portal

Can I renew my ongoing scholarship?

Yes, the renewal of the scholarship is available in the scheme and students can apply for renewal of their Scholarship, within one year, after the merit list is made available.

When can I renew of PM Scholarship?

The renewal of PM Scholarship scheme is available from May to December every year.

How many PM scholarships are there for Police Personnel of State?

For wards of Police Personnel 500 scholarships will be offered, 250 each, to girls and boys.

What is the last date to apply for PM Scholarship Scheme?

The last date to apply for the PM Scholarship Scheme was 31st October 2020.

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