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Organization : Tamil Nadu Directorate of Government Examinations
Scholarship Name : TRUST 2020-21 Tamil Nadu Rural Students Talent Search Examination
Applicable For : IX Std Students
Applicable State : Tamil Nadu
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Tamil Nadu Directorate of Government Examinations invites applications for TRUST (Tamil Nadu Rural Students Talent Search Examination ) Exam for the year 2020-21.

Related / Similar Scholarship : DGE TN NMMS 2020-21

To identify the students of high scholastic achievement in middle school and give scholarship to them for higher studies.

Who Can Apply?

** The Scholarship scheme for the Talented Rural Students shall be conducted for the students studying in the schools located in Rural Areas only.

** Schools in Rural Areas would mean all the Government Recognised schools other than the schools located in Municipal Corporation and Municipalities (Except Chennai and Pondicherry).

** The Students who are currently studying in IX std in recognized schools and Secured 50% of marks in VIII std. annual examination
** Parental annual Income does not exceed Rs. 1,00,000/- are eligible to apply for the above examination.

Application Procedure

The blank application form can be had from the Chief Educational officer’s. The Head of Institution will collect the form and issue the same to eligible willing Candidates.

Download Application Form :

The filled in application with income certificate from Tashildar should be counter signed by the respective Headmasters / Headmistress and send to the Chief Educational officers.

This Office does not receive the application form directly but only Nominal Roll received from C.E.O’s Offices.

Hall Ticket :
Hall tickets are distributed from all CEO’s office to all the centres.

TRUST Exam Details

Tamil Nadu Rural Students Talent Search Examinations being conducted every year in the month of September, to encourage the rural students.

50 girls and 50 boys are selected from each district and a scholarship of Rs.1000/- per annum is granted for a continuous period of four years. Now, the students are allowed to apply through online. In the year 2016, 53,888 students appeared for the TRUST examination and 3,100 students were eligible for scholarships.


The results of the above examination is computerized and on the basis of the highest marks.

A merit list of 50 boys and 50 girls from each Revenue District is prepared and the same is sent to the Director of School Education, Chennai –6 since he is the implementing the Scheme for awarding the Scholarship amount.

The selected students under the scheme if detained or discontinued his / her studies will not eligible for Scholarship amount.

About Us :
The Directorate of Government Examinations has been entrusted with the onerous responsibility of conducting the Board examinations for the students studying in the State Board in Std X and XII.

The mark certificates issued to the students of standard X and XII is considered as a vital and valued document for continuing higher education and for seeking job opportunities.

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