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INSPIRE Scholarship 2022-23 For Higher Education- Apply @online-inspire.gov.in

INSPIRE Scholarship

INSPIRE stands for Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research. Department of Science and Technology will start an innovative program that is INSPIRE Scholarship 2022-23 registration process in the month of November 2022.

Interested and eligible candidates can apply @online-inspire.gov.in for INSPIRE Scholarship for Higher Education (SHE) from First week of November 2022 to Last week of December 2022 by submitting fill the INSPIRE Scholarship Application Form.


Highlights of INSPIRE Scholarship 2022:

Particulars  Details 
Name of the Scholarship  Innovation in Science Pursuit for inspired Research Scholarship for Higher Education (SHE)
Offered By  Department of Science and Technology, Government of India 
Duration Maximum of five years 
Frequency Once in a year 
Number of Scholarships 10,000
Minimum Eligibility  10+2 
Selection Criteria  Based on applications 
Scholarship Amount INR 80,000 per annum 
Fellowship Duration 05 Years
Contact Phone Number 0120-4676260
Email Address [email protected]
Official Website  http://online-inspire.gov.in/

 INSPIRE Scholarship

INSPIRE Scholarship 2022 Dates:

Events Tentative Dates
Online INSPIRE scholarship application release date First week of November 2022
Last date to apply for INSPIRE fellowship 2022 Last week of December 2022
INSPIRE scholarship result release date Last week of June 2022
INSPIRE scholarship Cutoff date Last week of June 2022

INSPIRE Scholarship Scheme

Check INSPIRE Scholarship 2022 List here:

  • Scheme for Early Attraction of Talents for Science (SEATS)
  • Scholarship for Higher Education (SHE)
  • Assured Opportunity for Research Careers (AORC).

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What is the INSPIRE Scholarship Eligibility Criteria?

  • Candidate should have passed class 12th.
  • Age of candidate should be between 17-22 years to apply against INSPIRE SHE Scholarship 2022.
  • He/ She should be pursuing B.Sc. or 5-year M.Sc from a recognized institution in Natural/ Basic Science in India.
  • INSPIRE is open to the students of IISER, NISER, DAE-CBS, Top 10000 rank students in JEE Advanced.
  • Scholars of KVPY, NTSE, Olympiad toppers, JBNSTS who are choosing B.Sc and M.Sc as higher studies can apply for this scholarship.
  • Student availing any other scholarship cannot apply for this scholarship.

Subjects under the scope of INSPIRE Scholarship

Physics Biochemistry
Chemistry Anthropology
Mathematics Microbiology
Biology Geophysics
Statistics Geochemistry
Geology Atmospheric Sciences
Astrophysics Oceanic Sciences
Astronomy Ecology
Electronics Marine Biology
Botany Genetics
Zoology BioPhysics

INSPIRE Scholarship Amount

S. No. Scholarship Amount
1. INR 80,000 to selected student
2. An annual scholarship of INR 60,000
@ INR 5000 per month
3. INR 20,000 every year for undertaking
the mandatory summer research project

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Selection procedure for INSPIRE Latest Scholarship

Selection against INSPIRE Award Scholarship will be done as given below. INSPIRE Scholarship 2022 Selection Process is as follows:

  • There is no exam conducted to provide this scholarship.
  • Students will be selected on the basis of their marks secured in 12th class.
  • Board-wise cutoff marks will be released on the official website in a PDF file.
  • Students who will achieve equal or more than the cutoff marks are selected for DST INSPIRE Scholarship.
  • They will have to open a savings bank account in SBI bank only and link the same with Aadhar.
  • Then upload the scanned file of the self-attested photocopy of the passbook’s first page on the DST web portal.

How to Apply for INSPIRE Scholarship 2022?

Follow the mentioned below steps and apply against Scholarship for Higher Education 2022:

  • Visit the official website of the organization i.e. www.online-inspire.gov.in
  • Then check “Announcement” section provided at the left side of the home page for INSPIRE Scholarship Apply Online.
  • Hit “Scholarship” option from the drop down list and select the suitable link.
  • Read the details about INSPIRE Scholarship (SHE) there and check Sign in section.
  • Select “New User Registration” option and fill the correct details.
  • You will receive Login ID and password.
  • Enter the ID and password and select “Sign In” button.
  • Fill INSPIRE Scholarship Online Form with required details and upload scanned copies of essential documents.
  • Check INSPIRE Scholarship Status and hit the submit button.
  • At last, take a print out of INSPIRE Scholarship Form for further use.

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Documents Required for INSPIRE Scholarship 2022:

  • Passport size photograph (Compulsory for all)
  • 10th class mark sheet (Compulsory for all)
  • 12th class mark sheet (Compulsory for all)
  • Caste Certificate (for OBC/SC/ST)
  • Certificate specifying rank in National level competitive entrance exam (if applying under this category).
  • Certificate specifying award in KVPY/ JBNSTS/ NTSE/ International Olympic Medallists (if applying under this category).
  • Endorsement form signed by Principal/Director/Registrar of current College/Institute/University (Mandatory for all)
  • Eligibility Note/Advisory Note (Not mandatory)
  • Any other documents

Specifications of Important Documents for INSPIRE Scholarship:

S.No. Name of Document Type and size of file
1. Applicant’s passport size photograph JPEG format with size not more than 50 KB
2. Community/caste certificate in case the applicant belongs to OBC/SC/ST category PDF format with size not more than 1 MB
3. Eligibility note or advisory note if provided by the State/Central Board PDF format with size not more than 1 MB
4. Class 12th mark sheet PDF format with size not more than 1 MB
5. Class 10th mark sheet or certificate (for proof of Date of Birth) PDF format with size not more than 1 MB
6. Certificate specifying rank/award in JEE (Main)/ JEE (Advanced)/ NEET/ KVPY /JBNSTS/ NTSE / International Olympic Medallists (if the candidate is eligible under this criterion) PDF format with size not more than 1 MB
7. Endorsement Form signed by the Principal of the College/Director of the Institute/Registrar of the University PDF format with size not more than 1 MB
8. First page of applicant’s SBI bank passbook PDF format with size not more than 1 MB

INSPIRE Scholarship Renewal

Candidates who are availing the INSPIRE SHE Scholarship, have to fill the INSPIRE Scholarship 2022 Renewal Application Form to renew their scholarship. Scholarship Continuation depends on the candidate’s performance in the university conducted examination.

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INSPIRE Scholarship for Higher Education

INSPIRE Scholarship for Higher Education (SHE) aims to provide scholarship to meritorious students who are pursuing  bachelor’s and master’s courses in Natural and Basic Sciences. Every year more than 10,000 scholarship are given by Department of Science and Technology (DST).

INSPIRE Scholarship Registration

Candidates can fill the INSPIRE Scholarship form on the official portal of INSPIRE. Last date to fill the INSPIRE Online form is December 2022. Selected candidates under INSPIRE 2022 Scholarship will get INR 80,000 annually for pursuing any subject of Natural or Basic Sciences.

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FAQ’S Related to INSPIRE Scholarship 2022-23

Question 1: What is the password format for INSPIRE scholarship 2022?

Answer: The password must contain at least one upper case letter, one lower case letter, one digit, one special character with minimum and maximum length of 8 and 20 characters respectively.

Question 2: Can I apply for INSPIRE scholarship 2022 in 12th?

Answer: No, the minimum eligibility for INSPIRE scholarship program is 12th completed.

Question 3: Who is selected for INSPIRE Scholarship?

Answer: Top 1% in 12th who achieve the cutoff marks are selected for DST INSPIRE scholarship.

Question 4: Can I apply for INSPIRE Scholarship with a gap after 12th?

Answer: No, students are not eligible for DST INSPIRE scholarship with a gap after 12th.

Question 5: When will I receive my 1st-year scholarship?

Answer: After the approval of the 1st year performance report and mark sheets.

Question 6: Are B.tech students eligible for INSPIRE scholarship 2022?

Answer: No, B.tech or engineering students can not apply for this scholarship.

Question 7: What will happen if I do not achieve 60% or more marks in College?

Answer: Then your scholarship will be forfeited and it will be resumed in the next year subject to performance in the exam.

Question 8: Can I avail INSPIRE scholarship along with other scholarships?

Answer: No, you will have to surrender other scholarships to avail INSPIRE scholarship 2022.

Question 9: How to renew INSPIRE scholarship?

Answer: Students need to send their performance report signed by the Head of Institution and self-attested result marksheet.

Question 10: What is the duration of the scholarship?

Answer: INSPIRE scholarship will be valid for a maximum of five years.

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Inspire Scholarship 2022: Expected Cutoff Percentage

State/Board Name Expected cutoff percentage
Andhra Pradesh 97.5 – 98.5
Assam 82 – 84
Bihar 73 – 75
Chhattisgarh 87 – 90
CBSE 94 – 95.5
Goa 85 – 87
Gujarat 78 – 80.5
Haryana 92 – 94
Himachal Pradesh 89 – 91
Jammu Kashmir 91 – 93
Jharkhand 75 – 80
Karnataka 93 – 95
Kerala 96 – 98
Madhya Pradesh 88 – 90
Maharashtra 82 – 86
Manipur 80 – 86
Meghalaya 72 – 74
Mizoram 75 – 82
Nagaland 79 – 85
Odisha 80 – 85
Punjab 90 – 92
Rajasthan 88 – 90
Tamil Nadu 94 – 96
Tripura 85 – 90
Telangana 97 – 98.5
Uttar Pradesh 83 – 85
Uttarakhand 80 – 85
West Bengal 87 – 89
Vishva Bharati 93 – 95
AMU 93 – 95
CICSE 95 – 97

Inspire Scholarship 2022: Factors Deciding the Cutoff Percentage

  • The total number of students registered
  • Total number of scholarships
  • Minimum marks scored by a student
  • Maximum marks scored by a student
  • Board-wise quota

Previous Years’ Inspire Scholarship cutoff

Inspire Scholarship Cutoff 2019-20

State/Board Name Cutoff 2019
Andhra Pradesh 97.3
Assam 78.4
Bihar 73.4
Chhattisgarh 85.2
Goa 89.17
Gujarat 71.38
Haryana 85.8
Himacha l Pradesh 90.4
Jammu & Kashmir 90.6
Jharkhand 78.6
Karnataka 92.17
Kerala 97.5
Madhya Prad esh 88
Maharashtra 80.31
Manipur 82
Meghalaya 68.6
Mizoram 84.8
Nagaland 75
Odisha 84.33
Punjab 90.67
Rajasthan 88.4
Tamil Nadu 90.17
Tripura 89
Uttar Pradesh 77.8
Uttarakhand 83.2
West Bengal 86.4
CBSE 94.6
ICSE 96.6
Viswa-Bharathi 96.17
Telangana 98

Inspire Percentage Cut off Marks:

Boards Name XII For 2017
Andhra Pradesh 98.3
Assam 78.8
Bihar 73.4
Chhattisgarh 86.60
Goa 85.50
Gujarat 79.20
Haryana 92.0
Himachal Pradesh 88.8
Jammu Kashmir 91.4
Jharkhand 69.0
Karnataka 92.67
Kerala 96.75
Madhya Pradesh 88.60
Maharashtra 81.85
Manipur 79.80
Maghalaya 72.60
Mizoram 82.60
Nagaland 83.0
Odisha 73.33
Punjab 90.44
Rajasthan 88.60
Tamil Nadu NA
Tripura 85.50
Uttar Pradesh 83.40
Uttarakhand 78.80
West Bengal 88.0
CBSE 94.20
ICSE 95.80
Viswa- Bharathi 94.33
Telangana 98.10

Contact Details:

For any query, contact-

Email ID: [email protected]

The subject line should include prefixes:

INTERNSHIP – Internship program

SHE – Scholarship for Higher Education program


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40 thoughts on “INSPIRE Scholarship 2022-23 For Higher Education- Apply @online-inspire.gov.in”

  1. I have completed class XII from CBSE board with 89.6% in the year 2018 and now pursuing Bvsc& AH course under VCI quota, Can I apply for this scholarship SHE

  2. I am completed intermediate exam in 2017 with 97.8% but i apply the dst inspire scholarship in 2018 now i am studying b.sc degree(mpcs). Can i got this scholarship?? Please reply

  3. I am student from CBSE and I score 76.8% can I apply for the scholarship.
    If yes please provide me the details how to apply for it.
    I will be very thankful to you..
    Thank you

  4. Divisha Shukla

    I have scored 97.2 percent in my class 12th CBSE 2018 results.. Am I eligible for inspire scholarship??I have registered myself in the portal?? If eligible when can I apply??

  5. sir,i am an inspire holder with registration number 2012/3858.i want to apply for 10th advertisement, but my 4th semester results of MSc have not come yet .Please tell me an alternative for it as i do not want to miss this opportunity.

  6. Sir i am first rank holder of M.Sc in my university but i had done my 12th from NIOS BOARD. And in application form there is no option for NIOS board. Please help me what should i do now.

  7. Sir i have passed Msc in botany with 67% marks in 2015 and now i am doing Ph. D .( Enrollment 2016-17) from kumaun university, nainital. Can i get any scholarships from inspire.

  8. Dear Sir,
    I have passed MVSc in Animal biotechnology from College of veterinary science Khanapara,Assam. I am the topper and secured 86%, but my final marksheet has yet to be given by the University. Provisional ly I have taken admission in phd.
    In that case can I apply for the scholarship.

  9. sir i have passed 12th [434] marks 86.8% from up board in 2017 examination. i want to know, may i eligible for the scheme of inspire fellowship….? plz reply immedietly if no then plz tell me date of announce….

  10. I am first rank holder in MSC(computer science) . in central university of south bihar , in the year 2015-17. Can I apply for the scheme of Inspire Fellowship.

  11. Sir I got 94.4%in 12th class in cbse board now I am in bsc 2 nd year after dropping 2 years sir I want to know whether I am eligible or not for inspire scholarship

  12. Hello sir mene inspire scholarship ka form submit kr diya hoo lekin computer opretar ke dwara mera indorsment ka form ke jaghah kisee doosre ka indorsment form scan kiya gya …. Ese sudharne ke liye mujhe kya krna hoga.. Kripya mujhe guide kijiye jee

  13. Preeti Priyanka Sinha

    Preeti Priyanka Sinha

    I am student of M.Sc 2 year and my 1st year CGPS is 7.5, How can apply for inspire Fellowship. I am also get the inspire scholarship regularly.

  14. bhanupratap rawat

    i am pass madhya pradesh board with in 88.60% 2015 . iam doing b.sc. pcm . i applied for dst inspire scholarship 2015-16. i know that i am selected for scholarship

  15. dheerendra singh bhandari

    i passed 12th frm uttrakhand board with in 80.6%
    2013 . i m doing bsc(pcm) this year . i applied for dst inspire scholarship 2013-14.how i know that i m slected for scholarship or not

  16. Fahemeeda Bano Ansari

    I am first rank holder in MSC(Physics). in North Maharashtra University, in the year 2011-12. Can I apply for the scheme of Inspire Fellowship.

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