Guidelines for Registration on National Scholarship Portal


  • How to Apply for National Scholarship? 

Students applying for the scholarship for the first time (Fresh Students) need to “Register” on the portal as fresh applicants by providing accurate and authenticated information as printed on their documents in the “Student Registration Form”.

The registration form is required to be filled by parents / guardians of students who are below the age of 18 years on the date of registration.

Before initiating the registration process, students / Parents/guardian are advised to keep the following documents handy:

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  • 1. Educational documents of student
  • 2. Student’s Bank account number and IFSC code of the bank branch
    Note: For the pre-matric scholarship scheme, where students do not have their own bank account, parents can provide their own account details. However, parent’s account numbers can only be used against scholarship applications for a maximum of two children.
  • 3. Aadhaar number of the Student
  • 4. If Aadhaar is not available, then Bonafide student certificate from Institute / School and
  • 5. Aadhaar Enrolment ID or Scanned copy of Bank passbook
  • 6. If Institute/School is different from the domicile state of the applicant, then Bonafide student certificate from Institute / School.

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Brief instructions for filling up the online Application Form are given below (Fields marked with * are mandatory fields):

1. Date of Birth (DOB)* Provide DOB as printed in educational certificates.
2. State of Domicile*

Domicile state means the state in which students have 

their permanent address.

Students are required to provide their domicile state correctly as the “Application Id” allotted to them will be based on a domicile state. This application Id will also be 

used as “Login Id” on the portal and for future references.

Once allotted the student will not be allowed to change the

 domicile State under any circumstances.

The student needs to provide a Bonafide Certificate in the 

prescribed proforma if the Students domicile state is 

different from the state of the Institute/School, he/she is studying.

3. Scholarship Category*

Scholarship schemes are divided into the following major 

categories described below (Students are required to select 

the relevant category based on their class/course in which 

they are studying):

2.1 Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme: For students studying

 from Class 1st to Class 10th.

2.2 Post – Matric Scholarship scheme/Top Class

 Scholarship Scheme/Merit Cum Means Scholarship 

Scheme: For students studying from Class 11th, 12th and 

above including Courses like ITI, B.SC, B. Com., B. Tech, 

Medical /students studying top level colleges such as IITs 

and IIMs/ students doing Technical and Professional 

courses etc. (Attach a hyperlink mentioning details of 

schemes of different Ministries)

4. Name of Student*

Provide name as printed in educational certificates. 

For students applying for Post Matric, Top Class and 

MCM scholarship scheme preferably provide name as 

printed in class 10th certificate.

For students providing Aadhaar number to ensure that 

your name is correct in your Aadhaar card.

5. Mobile Number*

Provide correct and authenticated mobile number, 

as all the communications and One-time passwords 

related to portal activities will be sent as SMS on this 

mobile number.

  • (i) In case of Post Matric, Top Class and MCM 
  • scholarship scheme only one registration is allowed
  •  with one mobile number.
  • (ii) For pre-matric scholarship scheme, where 
  • students do not have mobile number, parents’ mobile
  •  number can be provided. The parents’ mobile number 
  • can only be used for filling scholarship applications for 
  • maximum of their two children only.
6. Email Id
Provide correct and authenticated email id, as all the

 communications and One-time passwords related to 
portal activities will be sent on this email Id.

7. Bank account details

Provide active bank account number and IFSC code of 

the bank branch of the student. The name of bank will 

be automatically mentioned based on your IFSC code. 

If not, then write it as printed on the bank passbook.

In case of Post Matric, Top Class and MCM scholarship 

scheme one registration must be done with one bank 

account number.Whereas, for pre matric scholarship 

scheme, where students do not have their own bank 

account number parent’s account number can be used. 

However, parent’s account number can only be provided 

for maximum of their two children.

8. Identification Details

Select and provide the information in this field very carefully. 

You are required to select one of the following methods for 

identification details:

7.1 Aadhaar Number: Students who have Aadhaar 

number are required to provide 12-digit Aadhaar number 

as printed on Aadhaar card.

Upon submitting the registration form, the system will match 

the personal identification details of the applicant with the 

Aadhaar records.

Only one registration is allowed with one Aadhaar number. 

However, if multiple applications of a student are found 

in the system at a later stage, all his/her applications are 

liable to be rejected.

It may be noted that your Aadhaar Number could also 

be used for crediting scholarship amount in the bank 

account linked* to your Aadhaar number in fast track mode.

For all such cases, where student does not possess Aadhaar, 

he is required to provide a bonafide certificate issued by 

his Institute/School in the prescribed proforma along-with 

Aadhaar enrolment number or scanned copy of first page 

of his Bank passbook (containing the photograph of the 


*To link your bank account with Aadhaar number for 

receiving scholarship in the same, please visit you bank 

branch and submit a “bank consent form for receiving 

DBT”. You can check which bank is 

linked to your Aadhaar number on NPCI mapper 

here or through 

An aadhaar-enabled micro-ATM machine of any of these banks.

Important Note:

 After submitting the application, the default login id and password to log into the NSP portal will be sent to the provided mobile number. In case the password is not received, the option for forgot password at the login page shall be used.

2. Students are advised to provide “Annual Family Income” as per the Income Certificate issued by a competent authority in their scholarship application.

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