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Organization : Tripura Directorate Of Tribal Welfare
Scholarship Name : Pre-Matric ST Scholarship Schemes 2023-24
Applicable For : Scheduled Tribes students
Applicable State : Tripura
Application Last Date : 30-11-2023
Apply Online :
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What is Pre-Matric ST Scholarship?

Pre-Matric ST Scholarship Schemes is organized by Tripura Directorate Of Tribal Welfare. It is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme implemented by Ministry of Tribal Affairs to grant scholarship to eligible ST students for pursuing education in Classes IX and X. Scholarship under the Scheme will be available to ST students for studies in India and will be directly transferred to the account of the student. The scholarship will be awarded by the Government of the State/Union Territory to which the applicant belongs as per the terms of domicile decided by the State/UT. Last Date of Scholarship is 30th November 2023.

Related / Similar Scholarship : Tribal Welfare Tripura Post-Matric Scholarship for ST Students 2023-24

Eligibility of Pre-Matric ST Scholarship

I. Applicant student should belong to the Scheduled Tribe, so specified in relation to the State/Union Territory to which he/she actually belongs (Domicile State).
II. The student should be studying in a Government School or in a School recognized by Government or a Central/State Board of Secondary Education.
III. The family income of student from all sources should not exceed Rs. 2.5 lakh per annum.
IV. The student should have a valid account in a Scheduled Bank, linked with Aadhaar and mobile number.
V. The student should not be getting any other scholarship.
VI. Scholarship for studying in any class will be available for only one year. If a student has to repeat a class, he/she would not get scholarship for the same class twice. The student can renew scholarship for the next class when he/she is promoted.

How to Apply for Pre-Matric ST Scholarship?

Students applying for scholarship for the first time (Fresh Students) need to “Register” on the portal as fresh applicant 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 / guardian of students who are below the age of 18 years on the date of registration.

Before initiating registration process, students / Parents / guardian are advised to keep the following documents handy:
1. Educational documents of student.
2(a). For major applicants – Aadhaar will be mandatory for the applicants who have attained 18 years of age on the date of registration. Applicant, who have not yet been assigned Aadhaar will be required to enroll for Aadhaar and then register using Enrolment Identification (EID). However, her registration will be provisional and attain final status on submission of Aadhaar and completion of Aadhaar based eKYC, which will be a prerequisite for release of her scholarship.
2(b). For minor applicants – All applicants, who have not attained the age of 18 years on the date of registration, shall register using Aadhaar with the consent of their parents/legal guardians on voluntary basis. In case Aadhaar has not been assigned to such applicants, they can register using EID. However, in all cases, where Aadhaar/EID of the minor applicant is not provided, Aadhaar of at least one parent/legal guardian will be required. In such cases, the parent/legal guardian will be treated as the Beneficiary. Further, it will be mandatory for students, who register without Aadhaar, to complete their Aadhaar based eKYC on completion of 18 years of age for continuation of registration/ scholarship.
3. In case of EID, no disbursal of scholarship would happen till Aadhaar is submitted in a given timeframe.
4. Payment will be made in Aadhaar Seeded account.
5. If Institute/School is different from domicile state of the applicant, then Bonafide student certificate from Institute / School.
6. Name, gender, DoB must be same as in student’s Aadhaar.
7. Name, gender must be same as in parent’s Aadhaar.
8. After filling the application form Student must do their eKYC.

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Documents Required for Pre-Matric ST Scholarship

Students need to carefully go through State/ NSP portal for required documents to be uploaded with the application form as mentioned in clause 3 of guidelines.
a. Aadhar Number
b. Domicile certificate
c. ST certificate issued by competent authority of State.
d. Family Income Certificate.
e. Disability certificate.
f. Scanned copy of the passport size photograph

The State/UT may specify the procedure for issuing ST certificate, family Income Certificate and Disability certificate and the competent authority to issue such certificate. If the State has online system of issuing such certificate including certificate of examination passed, State/UT may link the portal through Digilocker so that the certificates placed in Digilocker can be fetched automatically.

Note 1: – Self-declarations or affidavits of self-assessment of income shall not be acceptable and the State Governments shall make appropriate arrangements to notify a competent income-certificate issuing authority for this purpose.

FAQ on Pre-Matric ST Scholarship

Question 1: Who are eligible to apply for ST Scholarship Schemes?
Answer: ST Student, who are domicile in Tripura and students’ family income from all sources should not exceed Rs.2.50 lakh per annum.

Question 2: What is the definition of Income?
Answer: Income means gross income including income from all sources without any exemption and deductions available in the Income Tax Act.
The family income shall be computed in the following manner: –
I. In case where both father and mother are working, the combined income of both of them from all sources shall be taken into account in computing total family income.
II. In case any other member of the family, other than father and mother is an earning member, his or her income shall not be included in computing total family income.
III. In case only one parent is alive, the income of that parent shall be taken into account for considering total family income. If other sibling or family member is an earning member, their income shall not be included in computing total family income.
IV. In case of an orphan, supported by a guardian, income criteria shall not apply.

Question 3: Students’ father & mother is a Govt. employee, is he/ she eligible for ST scholarship scheme?
Answer: Yes, in those cases income from Salary should not exceed Rs.2.50 lakh per annum.

Question 4: How can student apply online for scholarship?
Answer: Both the schemes, ST Pre-Matric (IX & X) and Post-Matric Scholarship are available in National Scholarship Portal, students are advised to visit the website through URL

Question 5: Is the Aadhaar Number mandatory for applying the ST scholarship schemes?
Answer: Yes, Aadhar Number is mandatory for applying ST scholarship schemes from the academic/ financial year 2023-24.

Question 6: What is UID number/Aadhaar Number?
Answer: Aadhaar is a 12-digit individual identification number issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India on behalf of the Government of India.

Question 7: Do the student need to link the mobile number with his Aadhar?
Answer: Yes, students need to linked their mobile number with Aadhar before applying ST scholarship through NSP, since Aadhar based (OTP) authentication is mandatory from the academic/ financial year 2023-24. (Students are advised to check the mobile linking status please visit.

Question 8: Do the students need to filled e-KYC through Aadhaar based bio-metric authentication?
Answer: Yes, Aadhaar based bio-metric authentication and e-KYC to be made mandatory from the academic/ financial year 2024-25. However, in order to ensure smooth transition, One-Time-Password (OTP) based authentication will also be permitted for the academic/ financial year 2023-24.

Question 9: Do the students need to seed the Aadhar with their Bank account?
Answer: Yes, since all scholarship payments will be made using Aadhaar Payment Bridge System (APBS) through PFMS and scholarship payment will be credited to the concerned students Aadhar seeded account. (Students are advised to ensure that bank account must be seeded with Aadhaar.

Question 10: Is it possible to edit/update the information in NSP application by the students?
Answer: Except Name, Mobile No., Aadhar No., Bank details student may edit/ update information before the final submission of application in NSP. After final submission student cannot edit/ change the information in application

What is the Last Date of Scholarship?

Last Date of Pre-Matric ST Scholarship is 30th November 2023.

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