GoI Pre Matric Scholarship for Students with Disabilities 2023, Apply at scholarships.gov.in

GoI Pre Matric Scholarship for Students with Disabilities 2023 or GoI Pre Matric Scholarship for PwD Students 2023 registration link would be opened on its National Scholarship Portal, https://scholarships.gov.in/.

The Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Government of India invites applications for Pre-Matric Scholarship for Students with Disabilities 2022-23 from physically challenged students of class 9 and 10.

The key objective of the scholarship is to support the students with disabilities for their studies and prepare them to earn their livelihood and find a dignified place for themselves in society.

Pre Matric Scholarship for Students with Disabilities 2023: The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India, extends Pre Matric (Class 9 & Class 10), Post Matric ( Class 11 to PG) Students with Disabilities (SwDs), with intent to support them in their pursuance to education at various levels. The detail of the aforesaid scheme is available on the website www.disabilityaffairs.gov.in of the Ministry.

Online registration on National Scholarship Portal to avail scholarships has commenced https://scholarships.gov.in/, inviting online Registration from eligible students with disabilities. Considering the essence and instrumental role of Scholarships as an effective facilitator and most sought financial relief in the empowerment of SwDs, efforts are solicited from all corners to mobilize an optimum number of eligible SwDs to register and avail the benefit of scholarship.

Pre-Matric Scholarship for Students with Disabilities 2023
Name of the scholarshipPre Matric Scholarship for Students with Disabilities 2023
TitleApply for SwD Pre Matric Scholarship 2023
SubjectDepartment of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities released Divyangjan Pre Matric Scholarship 2023
Closing Date31 October
Official Websitehttps://scholarships.gov.in/
Department of Empowerment of PwD websitehttp://disabilityaffairs.gov.in/
Pre-Matric Scholarship for Students with Disabilities Details

Objectives of the schemes are:

  • To support students with disabilities for their study in classes IX and X onwards so that the incidence of drop-out, especially in the transition from the elementary to the secondary stage is minimized,
  • To improve participation of students with disabilities in classes IX and X and at the pre-matric stage of education.
  • To support students with disabilities to study further in order to prepare themselves to earn their livelihood and to find a dignified place for themselves in the society as they face several barriers physical, financial, psychological, mental in pursuing studies and living with dignity.
  • At times such students are deprived of harnessing their latent skills and thereby miss the opportunity.
  • All Graduate & Post Graduate courses recognised by UGC will be covered under Post-Matric Scholarship

Scope of Divyangjan Pre Matric Scholarship

Scholarships under this scheme will be available for studying in classes IX, X, XI, XII, post-matriculation diploma/certificates and Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma in India and Master’s Degree from any University recognised by UGC, to students with disabilities who are covered

under the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunity, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995 and the National Trust for the Welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities Act, 1999 and/or under any relevant legal statute in force.

Only Indian Nationals will be eligible for scholarships. Scholarship under the Scheme will be awarded by the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disability, Government of India.

Eligibility for Divyangjan Pre Matric Scholarship

To be eligible, an applicant must: 

  1. Be a regular full-time student of class 9 or class 10 in government or recognised school. 
  2. Have more than 40% disability and a valid certificate for the same.
  3. Belong to the family where the annual income is not more than INR 2.50 Lakhs from all the sources.

General Conditions

  • The scholarships are open to nationals of India only.
  • The students having less than 40% disability (Certified by competent medical authority of the state Governments/UTs.) are not eligible.

Not more than two disabled children of the same parents will be entitled to receive benefits of the scheme. Provided in case the second child is a twin, the scholarship under this scheme will be admissible to both the twins.

Scholarship for studying in any class will be available for only one year. If a student has to repeat a class, she / he would not get scholarship for that class for a second (or subsequent) year.

A scholarship holder under this scheme will not hold any other scholarship/stipend. If awarded any other scholarship/stipend, the student can exercise his/her option for either of the two scholarships/stipends, whichever is more beneficial to him/her and should inform the awarding authority through the Head of the Institution about the option made.

No scholarship will be paid to the students under this scheme from the date he/she accepts another scholarship/stipend. The student can however, accept free lodging or a grant or ad-hoc monetary help from the State Government or any other source for the purchase of books, equipment or for meeting the expenses on board and lodging in addition to the scholarship amount paid under this scheme.

Scholarship holders who are receiving coaching in any of the pre-examination training centres with financial assistance from the Central Government/ State Government will not be eligible for stipend under the coaching schemes for the duration of the coaching programme.

Selection Criteria Divyangjan Pre Matric Scholarship

The following factors will be taken into consideration for selecting the scholars –

  • Fulfilment of eligibility conditions
  • Number of slots available to the State
  • Recommendation of the State Education Department
  • Academic merit of the candidate in the qualifying examination

Note: In case of a tie in marks obtained by the students, the selection will be based on the percentage of disability. Furthermore, if a tie still prevails, the age will be taken into consideration and the older candidate will get the preference. 

For Pre-matric scholarship: She/he should be a regular, full time student studying in class IX or X in a Government school or in a school recognized by Govt. or by a Central/State Board of Secondary Education.

Value of Scholarship

The value of Pre – matric scholarship includes the following for complete duration of the course: A total of 25,000 fresh scholarships and renewal scholarships will be given for the academic year 2020-21. It includes –

  • Maintenance allowance for 12 months in an academic year (for hostellers): INR 800 per month
  • Maintenance allowance for 12 months in an academic year (for day scholars): INR 500 per month
  • Book grant (for both hostellers and day scholars): INR 1,000 per annum

Disability allowance

  • Visually impaired: INR 4000 per annum
  • Hearing impaired: INR 2000 per annum
  • Physically disabled: INR 2000 per annum
  • Intellectual disability: INR 4000 per annum
  • All other types of disability: INR 2000 per annum

Rates of Scholarship and Grant

ItemsDay ScholarsHostellers
Rate of Scholarship (in Rs. Per month) payable for 10 months in an academic year.500800
Book and adhoc grant (Rs. Per annum)10001000
Rates of Scholarship and Grant


AllowancesAmount (in Rs.)
a) Monthly  Reader  Allowance  for  Blind  students160
b) Monthly Transport  Allowance, if such students do not reside in the hostel which is with in the premises of the Educational Institution.160
c) Monthly Escort  Allowance  for  Severely Disabled (i.e. with  80%  or  higher disability) Day Scholars/Students With low extremity disability160
d) Monthly Helper allowance admissible to any employee of the hostel willing to extend help to a severely orthopaedically handicapped student residing in the hostel of an educational institution who may need the assistance of a helper160
e) Monthly Coaching Allowance to Mentally retarded and mentally ill students240

Necessary Documents

  • Photo of the applicant
  • Certificate of previous academic mark sheet
  • Fee receipt of current course year
  • Age proof certificate
  • Income certificate of the family
  • Bank account details
  • Disability certificate

How to apply Divyangjan Pre Matric Scholarship?

When PwD students are aware of the scholarships that are available on the National Scholarship Portal (NSP portal) and students fulfil the eligibility conditions specified, students can apply for them online at National Scholarship Registration portal. The given steps to be followed for making a successful application on the portal.

  1. Visit the scholarships.gov.in Website

    Students with Disabilities need to visit the official website of the NSP portal, https://scholarships.gov.in in your device browser.

  2. Click on New User? Register Link

    Once you reach the official website, you click on the New User Registration link on the home page. Applicant should read and understood the guidelines for registration. After tick on the radio buttons, you can click on the Click on the Continue button.

  3. Fill the Fresh Registration Form

    After clicking on that link, a Fresh Registration form would be opened. Now, Select the Pre Matric for class 1 to 10 from the Scholarship Category and Select the Pre Matric Scholarship and fill the form with required information and click on the register button and fill the form with required information and click on the register button. Student will get a unique application ID and password through SMS on the provided (registered) mobile number.

  4. Click on Login to Apply Link

    After completion of new registration process, you can click on the Login to Apply link on the home page. Then, Login for Fresh Application web page will appear in your device.

  5. Enter Login details

    In the login web page, student shall login to NSP using application ID and password which were received at the time of registration process and click on the login button. Here, the PwD student must change the password upon first login. This password has to be kept safely and confidentially. The student can change the mobile number only before the first login, i.e. before changing the received password.

  6. Click on the Application Form link

    After clicking on the login button, an applicant dashboard will open. Now, click on the ‘Application Form’ to proceed with the scholarship application.

  7. Fill the Application Form

    After clicking on the application form link, application form web page will appear. The Application Form is divided into three Parts, i.e., Registration Details, Academic Details, Basic Details. Student should fill in all required details in the application form and Upload all supporting documents with the application form. Finally, click on the ‘Final Submit’ button.

  8. Print the Application Form

    After clicking on the submit button, your application will be submitted successfully. Now, print and save application form further reference.


  • Read the guidelines carefully, select the undertaking and ‘Continue’. 
  • Select the state of domicile, scholarship category (Pre Matric), scheme type (scholarship scheme), gender, write the applicant’s name, date of birth, mobile number, email ID.
  • Provide the bank details (Bank name, IFSC Code, Account Number)
  • Select Aadhaar or Bank Account Number as identification detail and click on the ‘Register’ button.
  • The mobile number will be verified and an OTP will be generated.
  • Now, log in using OTP and fill the form.
  • An application ID and password will be generated. Use that for future references.

Note: All the applicants are advised to fill the form correctly, no changes can be made once submitted. The applicants are also advised to fill only one application as multiple applications will lead to the cancellation of the form.

Apply From here

Source: National Scholarship Portal


  1. What is the Eligibility Criteria for Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme for Students with Disabilities under National Scholarship?

    Pre-Matric Scholarship is Open for disabled students who have more than 40% disability and a valid certificate for the same
    Students must be studying in Class 9 or 10
    The annual family income must be less than INR 2.50 lakh from all sources

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1 thought on “GoI Pre Matric Scholarship for Students with Disabilities 2023, Apply at scholarships.gov.in”

  1. No option is showing in the present class while filling the form.Due to which my form is not being completed.
    Due to which we are unable to fill the scholarship form. Last date 31-oct-2020 he pre matric scholarship


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