Eligibility Criteria for Stage-I:
Only Indian students are eligible to appear in this level.
The students studying in Class X are eligible for appearing in this test.
Minimum 60% marks for General Category and 55% for SC, ST and PH category candidates, in their Class IX (last academic year).
Candidate must be a student in a recognized school in the respective State or Union Territory.
Students registered under Open Distance Learning (ODL) are also considered eligible for the scholarship examination, if he/she is below the age of 18 years (as on July 1, 2017) and is not employed while appearing for Class X exam.
Eligibility Criteria for Stage-II:
Based on Stage I, students recommended by state, are eligible for the Stage-II to be held by NCERT at National level.
All the students, who secure the minimum required marks at Stage-II, are eligible for the scholarship program.
All the eligible students, who wish to appear in the scholarship programme, are required to register for the same. After the scrutiny of the applications, only eligible candidates are allowed to appear in the exam.