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Central Sector Scholarship 2018-19 for College/University Students: Apply

Central Sector Scholarship

Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India offers Central Sector Scholarship for College & University Students. Financially weak students can apply for CBSE Central Sector Scholarship Scheme by filling application form till last date that is 31-10-2018.

Applicants can fill the Central Sector Scholarship Application Form by hitting the below provided direct official link. Applicants, pursuing any Regular Course at Under-Graduate Degree level in any recognized Educational Institution can also apply for CBSE Scheme.

Central Sector Scholarship Last Date-31st October 2018

Central Sector Scholarship for College and University Students are awarded on basis of the results of Senior Secondary Examination. 82000 fresh scholarships per annum [41000 for boys and 41000 for girls] are awarded for pursuing graduate / postgraduate studies.

To grab more details regarding Central Sector Scholarship 2018-19, you need to go through the below section of this page which is well prepared by the team members of

Central Sector Scholarship

Reservation for Central Sector 2018 Scholarship:

Reservations for the various categories are as follows:

  • Scheduled Castes (SCs) 15 %
  • Scheduled Tribes ( STs) 7.5 %
  • Other Backward Classes (OBCs) 27 % and horizontally 5 % Physically Handicapped / Persons(s) with Disabilities (PwDs) in all the categories

CSS Scholarship Distribution:

The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India is providing 82000 CSSS Scheme to the talented students out of which 41000 is for girls whereas 41000 for boys.

Aspirants will get the eligibility to get Central Sector Scholarship on the basis of their marks in 12th class. No test would be conducted for giving Central Sector Scholarship MP.

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CBSE Central Sector Scholarship Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant should have scored a minimum of 80% of marks in the Plus 2/ VHS Examinations, March 2010 conducted by the Board of Higher Secondary Education / Board of Vocational Higher Secondary Education, Government of Kerala.
  • Applicant should be pursuing any Regular Course at Under-Graduate Degree level in any recognised Educational Institution, including Professional Courses such as Medical, Engineering etc. Students pursuing Parallel/ Private Registration/ Correspondence/ Distance Education courses are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.
  • Parental income (Both Father and Mother) should not exceed Rs. 4 1/2 lakhs per annum for the financial year ending March 2010.
  • Applicant should not be availing any other scholarships/ Financial Assistance.
  • Applicants should not be belonging to the Creamy-layer as defined by the Department of Personal and Training in their Notification number36012/22/93 Esst.(SCT) dated 8/11/93 (Annexure IV) and as modified vide their OM No.36033/3/2004-Esst(Res) Dated: 9/3/2004 (Annexure V) and as may be modified from time to time.

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Minimum Marks Requirement in class 12th for CSSS Scholarship Scheme 2018-2019 is as follows:

Students who want to avail of MHRD CSS Scholarship, they must score minimum marks below given. Otherwise, students will not able to get CSS Scholarship 2018.

Sr. No.Name of StreamMinimum Marks Required
3Others (e.g. Arts)315

CSSS Scholarship 2018 Rate:

  • Central Sector Scholarship 2018 will be given at graduation level Rs.10000/- per month to the eligible students.
  • The rate would be at post-graduation level is Rs.20000/- per month for next two years.
  • Central Sector Scholarship Scheme For College & University Students 2018 would be paid to candidates for 10 months in an academic year.
  • Applicants pursuing professional courses, in case, where the duration of course is five (5) years Integrated course will get Rs.20000/- per annum in the 4th and 5th year

The Central Sector Scholarship Amount would be:

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Mode of disbursal of Central Sector Scholarship:

  • Students will get amount of Central Sector Scholarship in their bank account through Electronic Clearing System (ECS) mode.
  • Aspirants have to open their bank account in any nationalized bank/commercial bank having ECS facility to receive the amount of scholarship.
  • Candidates should provide their correct bank account no., bank name, bank detailed address and the correct RTGS/NEFT branch code (11 digits alphanumeric code) of the bank.

 CSS Scholarship Renewal Form 2018-19:

To Central Sector Scholarship Renewal, aspirants are needed to fill online renewal form. The scholarship will be renewed only when the applicants has passed in 2-semester examination or annual examinations with a minimum aggregate of 60% marks in all the subjects.

Contenders should also achieve the target of 75% attendance even as avoiding punishable activities because if in any case scholarship is cancelled, it will not be renewed. Students are required to check Central Sector Scholarship Renewal Form 2018-19 Last Date while submitting the form.

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Central Sector 2018 Scholarship Selection Process:

  • Within 5 weeks of the results of class 12th announcement, all the State boards, CBSE and ICSE have prepared merit list of willing applicants for Central Sector Scheme Of Scholarship on the basis of the marks secured by the applicants in their respective board examinations.
  • The concerned officials have written the eligible students within 15 days to confirm whether they are willing to accept Central Sector Scholarship Scheme 2018 or not.
  • Only CSSS Scholarships will be considered for scholarship within 30 days. Shortlisted candidates will get the following documents:

                                1) Entitlement Card

                                2) Income Affidavit Form

                                3) A form for ‘Statement of Particulars’

  • After receiving the documents, the concerned board will collect the list of winners of scholarship award on merit basis, eligibility criteria and other guidelines.
  • The list ready will be sent to the National Scholarship Department, Ministry of Human Resource Development.

Know Here: How to Prepare For Scholarship Exam

How to Apply for CBSE CSSS Scheme 2018?

Step 1: First of all applicants need to visit the official site that is

Step 2: On the home page of the site select “Central Schemes” and hit “Department of Higher Education” link.

Step 3: Now MHRD CSS Scholarship notification will be shown on your screen, you have to read the complete notification carefully

Step 4: After that you have to hit on the “Apply Online” link and Fill the Central Sector Scholarship Online Form correctly and upload documents if required.

Step 5: Take hard copy of the Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students Application Form.

Step 6: Print out of the CSSS Scholarship application along with all the relevant documents, which are mentioned in the below passage should be submitted at the address given below.

Hit Here For: Central Sector Scholarship Fresh

Hit Here For: Central Sector Scholarship Renewal

Hit Here for: Central Sector Scholarship Online Registration

Required Documents Along With Hard Copy Of Central Sector Scholarship Application Form:

  • Duly signed online generated Application form.
  • Joining report Attested by Head of Institution.
  • Copy of Mark sheet of Sr. School Certificate Exam. Write online registration no.
    on the top of mark sheet.
  • Income Tax Returns/Form-16 of both the Parents (of the year ending March ) issued by the employer should be attached along with the affidavit wherever applicable).
  • One cancelled cheque of personal/saving account or photocopy of front page of Bank Passbook (which is used for scholarship) bearing Account number and NEFT/RTGS
  • Copy of Caste Certificate, if applicable. Write online registration no. on its top.
  • Income Affidavit on a non-judicial stamp paper of Rs.10/- in original. Write online registration no. on its top.
  • Hard copy of online application must be signed by the candidate

Postal Address:

Central Board of Secondary Education- CBSE (Head Office)

“Shiksha Kendra”,2, Community Centre,

Preet Vihar, Delhi – 110 092

Check Out Current: List of Scholarship

CSS Scholarship Disbursements & Beneficiary Year Wise:

Eligible students will get Central Sector Scholarship Scheme 2018 on the basis of their results of Senior Secondary Examination. Total number of CSS scholarships has been divided amongst the State Education Boards based on the State’s population in the age group of 18 years to 25 years.

CSS Scholarship Awarded Students List

Number Of Beneficiaries Under The Central Sector Scheme Of Scholarship For College & University Students
State / Board2011-12
(Fresh + Renewals)
(Fresh + Renewals)
(Fresh + Renewals)
3Andhra Pradesh278891804211222
10Himachal Pradesh17211095271
16Madhya Pradesh1317274943903
24Tamil Nadu1690687501509
26Uttar Pradesh663922545764
28West Bengal2415393462730
Total Beneficiaries20783511350460622

Important Date for CSSS Scholarship 2018:

Last Date to Fill Central Sector Scholarship Online Application Form: 31-10-2018


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2 Responses to "Central Sector Scholarship 2018-19 for College/University Students: Apply"

  1. Sonika

    How to apply in post graduation for css


    Is a post graduate student not eligible for this scholorship??

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