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List of merit-based scholarships in India

Scholarship Name Applicable For Application Period*
M-Scholarship Class 12th passed students with minimum 80% marks in the qualifying exam July to August
Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme for Central Armed Police Forces and Assam Rifles Students willing to pursue a professional program in graduation or postgraduation July to October
SOF Scholarship of Excellence in English (S.E.E) Students of class 1 to 10 July to December
Merck India Charitable Trust (MICT) Scholarship Program Class 10th passed students with at least 80% marks July to August
IDB Undergraduate Scholarship Programme Class 12 passed students June to August
Siemens Scholarship Program 1st year govt. college B. Tech students June to August
Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) Class 11, 12 (PCM/B), BSc 1st year, Int. MSc 1st year students June to August
11th All India Maths Science (AIMS) Talent Examination Students of class 1 to 10th July to August
Dhirubhai Ambani Scholarship Programme Class 12th passed students June to August
National Scholarship Exam School students of class 5 to 12 and diploma/degree students July to September
BTSE Bihar Talent Search Examination Students of class 7th to 10th June to August
National Science Concours (NSC) Students of class 6th to 12th July to November
J C Bose National Fellowship (Science & Engineering Research Board) Citizens up to 68 years of age June to December
Nagaland State Merit Scholarship Class 11th to Post Graduate May to July
JM Sethia Merit Scholarship Scheme Students enrolled in class 9 to 12, Graduation, Postgraduation May to July
JSPN Scholarship Class 11th to graduation May to July
SIA Youth Scholarship in Singapore Class 10th passed students June to July
A-STAR India Youth Scholarship Class 8th passed students June to July
NBHM Scholarship for Post Graduate Studies in Mathematics Graduates in Mathematics or students enrolled/pursuing PG in Mathematics June to July
Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection Test Against Vacant Seats (for class 11) Class 10th Passed June to July
G.P. Birla Education Foundation Scholarship Class 12th pass students from West Bengal May to July
Bighelp National Merit Scholarship Class 10th passed students April to June
RGIPT M. Tech Fellowship B. Tech/BE March to June
Vel Tech Mahatma Gandhi National Merit Scholarship Class 12th passed December to January
Abdul Kalam Technology Innovation National Fellowship Professionals working in the Engineering profession in public-funded institutions June to December
e-Kalyan scholarship (post matrix, UG, PG). This is for Scheduled Tribe, Scheduled Caste, Minority and Backward Class Welfare Department, Govt.of Jharkhand. October to December