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Organisation : Kerala Directorate of Higher Secondary Education
Scholarship Name : Merit cum Means Scholarship For BPL Students 2018-19
Applicable For : Government and Aided Higher Secondary Schools Students
Applicable State : Kerala
Application Deadline : 21/01/2019
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DHSE Kerala Merit cum Means Scholarship

Kerala Directorate of Higher Secondary Education invites applications for Merit cum Means Scholarship For BPL Students for the year 2018-19. The amount of scholarship was fixed at Rs. 5000/-

Related : Kerala Pareekshabhavan LSS/USS Scholarship Examination 2019 :

MCM Scholarship Eligibility

** The students of the Government and Aided Higher Secondary schools only are eligible for the BPL scholarship.

** Those students whose parents or guardians come under the BPL category and who have secured higher grades in their SSLC/any other equivalent examination are eligible to be selected for the scholarship.

** The candidates who are eligible for the scholarship in the first year will be eligible for the same in the second year also provided he/she shall obtain D+ or above in the annual examination at least through two chances and whose percentage of attendance shall be at least 70%.

MCM Application Procedure

The list of eligible Class XI students under SC/ST category shall be forwarded in the respective proforma with necessary documents to the District Panchayat concerned before 14/01/2019 Secretaries positively.

The list with necessary supporting documents of Arts/Sports/IED category students shall be forwarded along with respective proforma, with covers titled as “ BPL SCHOL: 2018-19 Arts/Sports/Differently Abled Category application” to the Director Higher Secondary Education, Housing Board Buildings, santhinagar, Trivandrum -1, before 21/01/2019 positively.

Selection Procedure

i. The eligible candidates belonging to the general category shall be selected by the Selection Committee at the school level.

ii. The selection of eligible candidates belonging to the SC/ST communities shall be done by the district level Review Committee from among the list of candidates selected by School Level Selection Committee.

iii. The number of scholarships allotted to each district shall be intimated to the Review Committee by the Directors concerned.

iv. The candidates coming under the sports, arts and differently abled categories shall be selected by the Director from among the list forwarded by the school level selection committee

Notification :


The following guidelines are issued for the selection of the eligible applicants
** The weightage of Grade Point Average (WGPA), without bonus points, of the SSLC/equivalent exam calculated at the time of admission to the first year course (Std. XI) is the criterion for deciding merit.

** If two or more candidates belonging to the BPL category have equal WGPA, the following additional criteria shall also be followed in the order of priority

i. Students whose parents are no more.
ii. Children of unwedded mothers.
iii. Candidates whose mother is a widow or legally separated or divorced or unwedded mothers.
iv. Students whose father alone is alive.

v. Candidates whose parents suffer from incurable disease like cancer, heart ailments, leprosy. TB, AIDS, Kidney ailments, stroke related paralysis, and lunacy.
vi. Children of differently abled parents.

vii. Either father or the mother engaged in any traditional industries like coir, cashew, beedi, handloom, pottery, brick or tile making industries, Match industries, etc.
viii. Parents having no land or house of his/her own.

** The community status of Candidates belonging to SC/ST will be decided based on school records.
** Those who have scored A grade in the state school youth festival will be considered for that category.

** In the school level also, if eligible candidates are not available, the remaining scholarship will be passed over to the SC/ST pool in the same District

** The candidates who belong to the differently abled category shall produce the certificate from the competent medical board to the effect that they have at least 40% disability

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  1. Please, can you help me out to get form (1) and form (5)?

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