CBSE Merit Scholarship CSSS 2013

Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for Class 12 Passed Students

CBSE Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship (CSSS 2013)

Scholarship Provider

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) under its scheme of Merit Scholarships, invites ‘Online Applications’ (fresh / renewal) from students who have passed Class 12 Senior School Certificate Exam in 2013 conducted by CBSE for Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship (CSSS 2013) to pursue studies in College and University.

Amount & Duration of Scholarship


Scholarship Amount



₹ 1000 per month for three years

To be disbursed lump sum Amount of ₹10,000 at end of academic year.

For 4th and 5th year of Professional Courses @ ₹ 2000 per month.


₹ 2000 per month for two years after Graduation

To be disbursed lump sum Amount of ₹ 20,000 at end of academic year.

Mode of Scholarship Disbursal

Scholarship amount is sent by CBSE to the selected candidate’s Bank Account by ECS only. Candidate has to provide their Bank Account details in application. CBSE will not entertain any request for sending the amount of scholarship by Draft or in account of parents or joint account.  

Who can Apply / Renew for CSSS 2013 (Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship)

  • Should be an Indian national.
  • The applicant should have passed the Senior School Certificate Examination 2013 (Class 12) conducted by CBSE with the following minimum total aggregate marks as per the stream opted by the student: Science - 418, Commerce - 401, Others - 338.
  • The applicant must be pursuing higher studies and has taken admission in an UG course from a recognized educational institution in India.
  • Candidates pursuing an UG course through Distant Mode of Education will not be considered by CBSE.
  • Candidates must not be availing any other scholarship / fellowship.
  • Total income of the parents of applicant should not exceed Rs 4.5 lacs per annum.
  • The applicant should not belong to ‘creamy layer’ as defined by DoP&T from time to time. (Govt. of India Dept of Per. & Trg. OM No. 36033/S/2004-Estt. (Res.), dated 14-10-2004.  
  • Those students who have passed Class XII Exam from CBSE prior to 2013 are not eligible to apply.
  • Renewal of Application: The scholars, who have been granted CBSE Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University in the previous years, may also apply for renewal of their scholarships in a Separate Renewal Application Form provided the applicant has passed in all the subjects in semester/annual examinations with not less than 60 per cent marks in the aggregate of 2 semester or annual examinations and have maintained 75 per cent attendance, good discipline and not involved in ragging activities etc. Scholarship once cancelled will not be revived under any circumstances.

How to Apply for Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship (CSSS 2013)

  • Before you apply keep these documents ready to be submitted along with the printout (Hard Copy) of Online generated Application Form bearing Registration No. to “Section Officer (Scholarship), 7th floor, CBSE, Shiksha Kendra, 2, Community Centre, Preet Vihar, Delhi- 110092” by ordinary post superscribing “Online CSSS-2013” on top left:

1. Duly signed Online generated Application Form.

2. Joining report Attested by Head of Institution/Report.

3. Copy of Mark sheet of Senior School Certificate Exam – 2013 (i.e. Class 12 mark sheet issued by CBSE) Write online registration no. on its top.

4. Income Affidavit on a non-judicial stamp paper of Rs.10/- in original. Write online registration no. on its top.

5. Income Tax Returns / Form-16 of both the Parents (of the year ending Mar 2013) issued by the employer should be attached along with the affidavit wherever applicable).

(Updated: 9-Aug-2013)

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