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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 2021 registration process in the month of November 2021.

Interested and eligible candidates can apply for INSPIRE Scholarship for Higher Education (SHE) from First week of November 2021 to Last week of December 2021 by submitting fill the INSPIRE Scholarship Application Form.

Highlights of INSPIRE Scholarship 2021:

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 
DurationMaximum of five years 
FrequencyOnce in a year 
Number of Scholarships10,000
Minimum Eligibility 10+2 
Selection Criteria Based on applications 
Scholarship AmountINR 80,000 per annum 
Fellowship Duration05 Years
Contact Phone Number0120-4676260
Official Website

 INSPIRE Scholarship

INSPIRE Scholarship 2021 Dates:

EventsTentative Dates
Online INSPIRE scholarship application release dateFirst week of November 2021
Last date to apply for INSPIRE fellowship 2021Last week of December 2021
INSPIRE scholarship result release dateLast week of June 2022
INSPIRE scholarship Cutoff dateLast week of June 2022

INSPIRE Scholarship Scheme

  • 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 Eligibility Criteria for INSPIRE Scholarship?

  • Candidate should have passed class 12th.
  • Age of candidate should be between 17-22 years to apply against INSPIRE SHE Scholarship 2021.
  • 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.

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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

 Selection procedure for INSPIRE Latest Scholarship

Selection against INSPIRE Award Scholarship will be done through contender’s performance in Board Examinations/ performance in any of the specified Competitive Examinations/ recipient of various scholarships and medals.

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How to Apply for INSPIRE Scholarship 2021?

Follow the mentioned below steps and apply against Scholarship for Higher Education 2021:

  • Visit the official website of the organization i.e.
  • Then check “Announcement” section provided at the left side of the home page.
  • 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 2021:

  • 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

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Specifications of Important Documents for INSPIRE Scholarship:

S.No.Name of DocumentType and size of file
1.Applicant’s passport size photographJPEG format with size not more than 50 KB
2.Community/caste certificate in case the applicant belongs to OBC/SC/ST categoryPDF format with size not more than 1 MB
3.Eligibility note or advisory note if provided by the State/Central BoardPDF format with size not more than 1 MB
4.Class 12th mark sheetPDF 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 UniversityPDF format with size not more than 1 MB
8.First page of applicant’s SBI bank passbookPDF 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 2021 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).

Subjects under the scope of INSPIRE Scholarship:

S.No.Name of subjects
17.Atmospheric Sciences
18.Oceanic Sciences
20.Marine Biology

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 2021. Selected candidates under INSPIRE 2021 Scholarship will get INR 80,000 annually for pursuing any subject of Natural or Basic Sciences.

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INSPIRE Scholarship 2021 Selection Process:

  • 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.

FAQ’S (Most Asked questions)

Question 1: What is the password format for INSPIRE scholarship 2021?

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 2021 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 students eligible for INSPIRE scholarship 2021?

Answer: No, 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 2021.

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 2021: Expected Cutoff Percentage

State/Board NameExpected cutoff percentage
Andhra Pradesh97.5 – 98.5
Assam82 – 84
Bihar73 – 75
Chhattisgarh87 – 90
CBSE94 – 95.5
Goa85 – 87
Gujarat78 – 80.5
Haryana92 – 94
Himachal Pradesh89 – 91
Jammu Kashmir91 – 93
Jharkhand75 – 80
Karnataka93 – 95
Kerala96 – 98
Madhya Pradesh88 – 90
Maharashtra82 – 86
Manipur80 – 86
Meghalaya72 – 74
Mizoram75 – 82
Nagaland79 – 85
Odisha80 – 85
Punjab90 – 92
Rajasthan88 – 90
Tamil Nadu94 – 96
Tripura85 – 90
Telangana97 – 98.5
Uttar Pradesh83 – 85
Uttarakhand80 – 85
West Bengal87 – 89
Vishva Bharati93 – 95
AMU93 – 95
CICSE95 – 97

Inspire Scholarship 2021: 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 NameCutoff 2019
Andhra Pradesh97.3
Himacha l Pradesh90.4
Jammu & Kashmir90.6
Madhya Prad esh88
Tamil Nadu90.17
Uttar Pradesh77.8
West Bengal86.4

Inspire Percentage Cut off Marks:

Boards NameXII For 2017
Andhra Pradesh98.3
Himachal Pradesh88.8
Jammu Kashmir91.4
Madhya Pradesh88.60
Tamil NaduNA
Uttar Pradesh83.40
West Bengal88.0
Viswa- Bharathi94.33

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40 Responses to "INSPIRE Scholarship 2021 For Higher Education- Apply"

  1. Nithin J Mathew

    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. Mahesh

    After getting inspire scholarship letter with marksheet from Pune Divisional Board, What should do ahead?

  3. Reena meena

    I am 12 class passed for 86.2 % i will get scholarship?

  4. Renuka

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

  5. Jatin

    My marks in bsc 74.52% from kuk can I am selected for inspire scholarship

  6. Arun

    I am a student in autonomus college…and i have secured 65% marks in msc 1st yr…am i applicable for this scholarship???

  7. Yuvraj

    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

  8. Sachin Pradeep

    I got 100 percent in 12th board exam. I havent yet received any note about the scholarship from my board. How can i apply

  9. Khusboo bisht

    Sir I’ve got 83% in uk board 2018 am I eligible for inspire scholarship please reply sir🙏

  10. 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??

  11. sohit saini

    sir ,if I do the B. PHARMA . then will i eligible for this scholarship.

  12. Chaitali autkar

    I am student of agricultural and I got 82.92%in hsc sir,tell me am I eligible for this scholarship

  13. poojabajaj

    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.

  14. Bhanu Pratap singh

    I have scored 90.40% marks from rajasthan board…..i want to know that what is the last date for applying for the form of Inspire Scholarship

  15. sayuj

    Sir I have echieved 97.6% in my higher secondary education under Kerala board. Am I eligible for this scholarship?. Expecting a very soon reply….

  16. Navjot

    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.

  17. santhoshi


    i am santhoshi, i got 98.5% in inter i got a letter to apply for inspire scholar ship but i donot know how to apply p

  18. mbhandari

    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.

  19. Dr.Madhusmita

    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.

  20. Harinand singh

    I am found 90.4% 12th board exam in 2016. I am apply inspire scholarship and I am found 64% marks in 1 st year . What I am found this sceam ? Plz send daitals in my email

  21. kusumlata

    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….

  22. Ankita kumari

    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.

  23. rifa khilji

    I have done 12th with 89.6% in 2017 . Agar 4 year course mein admission Lein to scholarship milti

  24. arun kumar

    sir or mam I have passed 12th with 440 marks (88%) from up board in 2017 examination.
    thank u

  25. shweta

    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

    • Uday singh Yadav

      Sir I passed 12th in 2016 (1year gap). Can i egible to fill this scholarship form. Please sir guide me

    • Devendra

      ya of course

  26. Lakshya Kanwar

    Sir I m in BSC 1 st year …and I passed 12 class with 88% in 2016-17 can I are elligible for inspire schloriship

  27. monika

    i passed 12th class from hbse board .i got 91 percent marks .can i apply for inspire scholarship

  28. nipun singh

    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

  29. 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.




  31. sivasangari

    i finished my M.Sc(integrated ) Bio – Medical science in bharathidasan university with 71% . can i apply to this Inspire scholrship ?

  32. bhanupratap rawat

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

    • admin

      For getting Scholarship details, you may check this page regularly- Scholarships

  33. 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 i know that i m slected for scholarship or not

  34. mounica

    i secured 97.6% in my intermediate. now i was pursuing my 1st year b-tech can i apply for scholarship

  35. 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.

    • admin

      You can easily get all eligibility information from the official website of inspire fellowship scholarship.

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