CBSE class X Board Exam: 6 Papers MANDATORY- Remodeled Assessment Scheme.
On 9th March 2017, CBSE has send notification to head of schools regarding the remodeled assessment scheme, for Class X Board Exam for schools offering Vocational subject as compulsory (under NSQF), effective academic year 2017-18.
The remodeled assessment scheme will be effective starting academic year, 2017-18
The current assessment scheme will apply for the CBSE Class 10 Board Exam for the academic year, 2016-17.
Check our video, CBSE class X Board Exam: 6 Papers MANDATORY- Remodeled Assessment Scheme, to find more details:
Revised Scheme of Studies (under NSQF) for CBSE Class X Board Exam
Subject 1: Language 1 Subject 2: Language 2 Subject 3: Science Subject 4: Mathematics Subject 5: Social Science Subject 6 : Vocational Subject (additional)
For each of the six subjects, total marks will be 100.
As per the CBSE circular, if a student fails in any of the three elective subjects, Science, Mathematics or Social Science, then the marks scored for vocational subject will be considered in its place.
In such cases, students who failed the elective subject can still opt to reappear at the compartment exam.
Vocational Subjects under the Remodeled Assessment Scheme
There are thirteen vocational subjects under the revised scheme for CBSE Class X Board Exam , which are given below:
*Dynamics of Retailing *Information Technology *Security *Automobile Technology *Introduction to Financial Market *Introduction to Tourism *Beauty & Wellness *Basic Agriculture *Food Production *Front Office Operations *Banking & Insurance *Marketing & Sales *Health Care Services
Assessment for Vocational Subjects
Total marks : 100
Internal marks (Practical Exam): 50 (33% marks to pass)
Board Exam : 50 ( 33% marks to pass)
For more information about CBSE Class X Board Exam remodeled assessment Scheme, visit www.cbse.nic.in
Negative marks for NEET, JEE & CAT-To do Intelligent Guessing or not?
Intelligent guessing, instead of blind guessing, is important to avoid negative marks for tests like NEET/ JEE. Anyone who has appeared for NEET, JEE, CAT, and other Multiple Choice Question Tests would know how important Intelligent guessing is. Many times during the exam, you will face difficulty in finding the right answer within the limited time, despite the ambiguity the answer choices presents.
It doesn’t matter whether you have prepared well for the test or not, you will definitely face the difficult choice of whether to guess or not guess the right answer in case of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). It would be easy to go ahead and attempt all the questions if negative marking was not a problem. However, exam authorities institute negative marking to avoid guessing. So the eligible candidates who know the right answer will score higher and those who rely on guessing will lose marks. However, by doing intelligent guessing candidates can avoid negative marks while attempting maximum questions and scoring better.
Does this mean that one should never attempt questions that are difficult to answer to avoid negative marks?
You might have heard of different ways to reduce negative marks for NEET, JEE. Very often, you hear that it is better to leave the question if you don’t know the answer correctly. Or you might have heard that one should look at the Math, check the probability of getting the answer right, and act accordingly. However, there is no surefire answer to this. The most sensible method will be to make an intelligent decision between the two options, based on the difficulty level of the question.
Let us analyze all three options clearly so that we can reduce negative marking and also score better for NEET, JEE, CAT, and other Multiple Choice Question Tests. When we look at the first option, it says to leave the question if you don’t know the answer correctly. This makes sense in the beginning especially when considering the negative marking. But the problem lies in the fact that NEET, JEE, CAT, etc are competitive exams. This means your performance is ranked in relation to the performance of other candidates too.
Check below to see different options to avoid negative marks for NEET, JEE, CAT, and other Multiple Choice Question Tests:
First option to avoid negative marks: Leave the question if you don’t know the answer correctly.
Let us see an example here:
Let us compare the exam performance of you and your friend for NEET 2019. Just imagine, out of 180 total questions, you both have already got 150 answers correct. That means, both of you will get 600 marks. Now, provided you both find the same level of difficulty for the remaining 30 questions, you make the decision not to attempt any more questions.
However, check this scenario. Your friend decided to attempt all the remaining 30 questions. With 4 marks for each correct answer, and -1 for each wrong answer, your friend can score anywhere between -30 to 120 marks, just by guessing! That means he can score 570 or 720 marks, depending on how good his guessing is! Now, since you decided not to attempt any questions you are not sure of the correct answer, your marks will be 600.
Now, does that mean you should guess?
Let us now check the second and third option before coming to a conclusion.
Second option to avoid negative marks: Look at the Math, check the probability of getting the answer right, and act accordingly.
For multiple choice questions with 4 answer options, the probability of getting each answer right is 1/4th. In other words, when you answer 4 questions by guessing, the probability to get one answer right is there. For NEET, you get 4 marks for each correct answer, and -1 for each wrong answer. This means, you could score 1 mark (4 for the correct answer- 3 for the 3 wrong answers=1), by attempting 4 difficult questions. However, you could still score -4 to 16 marks, depending on whether you get 0,1,2,3,or 4 answers right!
That means, there is still the risk of losing marks! It is important to know that the risk increases depending on the scoring pattern. For example, Your risk of losing marks increases in CAT, since it is 3 marks for 1 correct answer and -1 for 1 wrong answer.
So, what is the right option? Let us see the third option.
Third option to avoid negative marks: Make an intelligent decision between the two options, based on the difficulty level of the question.
What does this mean? This means, never do wild guess. Do guess intelligently! In other words, once you have completed all your easy questions, you will have to sort out the rest of the questions based on the level of difficulty. If you are not familiar with the question or topic or don’t have any clue about the answer, it would be wise to leave it. However, if you can eliminate at least 1 or 2 answers for a particular question, it would be sensible to attempt the question. This method will help to reduce the probability of negative marking and increase the probability of getting better score for NEET, JEE, CAT, and other Multiple Choice Question tests.
In summary, the best method to score better marks and to reduce negative marking for NEET, JEE, CAT, and other Multiple choice question tests is to approach each question sensibly depending on your subject matter expertise, rather than blindly leaving difficult questions unanswered or depending on wild guessing!
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NEET Jokes/ JEE Jokes: Fun Ways to Prepare for NEET/ JEE
Make study fun with our NEET/ JEE Jokes, flash cards & riddles. Now, check our NEET Jokes/ JEE Jokes to explore fun ways to prepare for NEET/ JEE. When preparing for competitive exams, be creative! Don’t take your entrance preparation way too serious! Find innovative strategies to make learning more fun as you get ready for Medical and Engineering Exams.
NEET JEE Joke/ Riddle of the day!
Make sure you check these brain teasers daily. Get your daily dose of laughter while preparing for NEET / JEE. Also, share this riddle and a smile with your friends too!
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Share this NEET/ JEE Joke/ Riddle with your friends too! Check daily for new jokes and riddles! Have fun while learning!!!
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Add some fun to your studies………….
When studying for Medical and Engineering entrance, majority of students experience stress due to constant juggling between preparation for board exams and entrance tests. They constantly look for strategies to reduce stress by relying on solutions for stress management, time management, personal entrance coaching classes, etc. However, most students never consider any strategies or approaches to make preparation for NEET or JEE more fun.
“What we learn with pleasure, we never forget”- Alfred Mercier.
With the advent of new technologies, innovative learning tools like YouTube videos, online test preparation classes, and online question banks are available for NEET and JEE preparation. It is important that students should incorporate these tools and technologies for making preparation for Medical and Engineering Entrance exams more fun and simple. Check our NEET/ JEE JOKES regularly to make learning more fun, and less stressful!
In order to get a good score for NEET or JEE, there are two main factors to consider.
One should most importantly have mastery of the subject matter.
One should have the ability to analyze the questions and arrive at the correct answer within the allotted time.
Mostly, we think fun and studies don’t go together. In other words, we are taught from our early childhood days to always take our studies seriously! But we should remember that our brain is more receptive to new information when it is more relaxed. It is worthwhile to remember this quote by Albert Einstein- ” Play is the highest form of research.” It is worthwhile to check for ways to improve your NEET and JEE preparation, make it more fun and easy, while still continuing your current method and schedule of studying.
Try to learn from other successful candidates, incorporate study tips that interests you, and also think of more creative approaches to learning. Check below for important tips and ways to make your NEET and JEE preparation more fun and easy:
Think of ways that help you de-stress and relax. Whether it is soothing music, watching funny videos, reading, talking or chatting with friends, playing, or walking in the yard, find out ways to improve your mood. Check our NEET/ JEE JOKES regularly to de-stress while studying for Medical / Engineering Entrance.
Make a master timetable.
Keep some time apart to review the syllabus and the topics. Depending on the time available prior to the start of the Entrance exam, make a personalized timetable, by allotting more time to study difficult topics. Make a copy of the syllabus and master timetable and paste it near your study area or any place where it is easily visible. Try to stick to the timetable. This will give you an overall view of the topics you have studied and those yet to study. Find NEET 2019 Syllabus here.
Check our video, NEET 2018- SYLLABUS & TOPICS, given below:
Become more tech savvy!
Check for online study materials and youtube videos about topics, as and when it is covered in the class. This will help to improve your mastery of that particular topic and will make it easy to memorize.
It is better to note down the new questions and points in a designated place. Have a separate notebook for this or you can add these to your entrance preparation books or study guide.
Even though some students like to stick to a particular area for their studies, once in a while, try and see if you enjoy studying elsewhere, may be in the balcony or terrace.
Check for online Quiz, jokes, or animations!
You never know how people can be so creative enough to make jokes out of Medical and Engineering Entrance topics! Try to see online Quiz, jokes, or animations about the topic you are studying that particular day. Keep in mind, all fun and no study is no good. So try to limit your time online. Stick to a routine. Once you have completed studying your topics for the day, you can dedicate 10 minutes or so to do your online search for any relevant study material pertaining to those topics. Also, dedicate a few minutes daily in your daily schedule to check the latest NEET/ JEE JOKES, to learn with a smile!
Find your learning style !
Depending on what your learning style is, whether it is auditory, visual, reading/writing, or kinesthetic, use the entrance study materials that suits your learning style. Ask yourself these questions. Do I need to read notes loud or write it down to better remember the points? Or, do I have to listen to more lectures and presentations? Is it helpful to use online videos to prepare for entrance exams? Do I prefer learning from a book or an e-book? In order to make the Medical or Engineering Entrance test preparation more fun, adopt learning tools and techniques according to your learning style.
Use flashcards to memorize difficult concepts and equations.
Make your own or purchase flashcards. As it is handy and you can study on the go, flashcards are very helpful when preparing for NEET or JEE. Always keep these small handy cards with you as this will improve learning by repetition. If you make your own flashcards, try to write questions on one side and answers on other. This will help you to test your knowledge by trying to answer the questions before seeing the answers. Our NEET/ JEE Jokes serve as a substitute for electronic flashcards. You will get a chance to test your knowledge while trying to find answer to our NEET/ JEE Jokes. The fun side of flashcards is that once you test yourself and find your answers right, it acts as a positive reinforcement and soon you will be asking for more.
Make charts and display it in your study area.
It is sensible to include in the chart different concepts, pictures and equations that are hard to remember. As you see the chart many times a day, it gets easier for you to memorize these points. Once you have learned the content in the chart, make new chart with new content.
Never underestimate the power of fun in combined studies!
Try to learn difficult concepts along with your friends. Make sure you stick to your timetable. If you choose a different topic to study in that particular day, make necessary changes in the timetable accordingly. There are many funny jokes and animations that make Medical and Engineering Entrance preparation more fun. Share NEET / JEE Jokes with your friends too if it makes their life a bit easier!
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Practice, Practice, Practice!
We have always heard that practice makes things perfect. Try to answer as much questions as you can about a particular topic. Review and solve previous year’s Medical and Engineering Entrance Question papers. When you get bored, try some of our NEET/JEE Jokes to learn at ease. Every day, allot sometime to do your practice questions. Track your progress. If you want a change, you can ask your siblings, friends, or parents to check the answers for you. Let them see how hard you are studying!
Always remember this! The hours of preparation you put in for NEET/ JEE/ AIIMS is very important for your test success. However, your performance during the actual Medical or Engineering Entrance Exam is what really matters in the end! Therefore, it is important that applicants develop strategies and tips to score high in the Entrance test, to reduce negative marks, and to manage time efficiently. For more info, check our video, TOP 10 TEST DAY TIPS BY TOPPERS TO CRACK NEET/ JEE/ AIIMS:
Whether you are going for a doctor’s appointment or shopping, take your flashcards or study material with you. You never know when you are in the mood to learn! If you are not in the mood for serious learning, remember to check our NEET/ JEE Jokes to have some fun while learning.
Keep in mind, Negative marking for Medical and Engineering Entrance should not be taken lightly. While getting the maximum answers correct is important, getting minimum answers wrong is also important. Remember, NO BLIND GUESSING, ONLY INTELLIGENT GUESSING!
In an effort to financially support the education of Indian students, education loans under different schemes are available. Please review the following schemes to find out if you are eligible for any education Loans.
1. Central Scheme to provide Interest Subsidy (CSIS) on Education Loan
This scheme, by the Government of India, is aimed at financially supporting Indian students of economically weaker sections to pursue technical and professional studies from recognized institutions in India. Interest subsidies are granted for education loans taken from scheduled banks under the Educational Loan scheme of the Indian Banks Association. Under this scheme, interest subsidy is provided for the period of moratorium, which includes course period plus one year or course period plus six months after getting employed, whichever comes earlier. Find more details.
2. Educational Loan Scheme by the National Minorities Development and Finance Corporation (NMDFC)
Under this scheme, education loans are provided to eligible students belonging to Minorities, for pursuing job oriented studies. Educational loans are granted for pursuing technical and professional courses and also for studying abroad. Educational Loan Scheme by NMDFC is implemented through State Channelizing Agencies (SCAs). Find more details.
3. Educational Loan Scheme by the National Safai Karamcharis Finance and Development Corporation (NSKFDC)
Under the Education Loan Scheme of NSKFDC, education loans are offered to the members from the community of Safai Karamcharis\Manual Scavengers & their dependents for pursuing graduate, post graduate, technical and professional courses, and Ph.D studies. Loans are also given for pursuing approved job oriented diploma courses with minimum one year study. Find more details.
4. Educations loan schemes by the National Backward Classes Finance and Development Corporation (NBCFDC)-New Akanksha
Under this scheme, Education loans are given to members of Backward Classes for pursuing professional or technical courses, at graduate level and above. In order to qualify for the education loan under this scheme, the courses should be approved by authorities such as UGC, AICTE, Medical Council of India, etc . Find more details.
5. Dr. Ambedkar Central Sector Scheme of Interest Subsidy on Educational Loan for Overseas Studies for Other Backward Classes (OBCs)
This scheme comes under the Educations loan schemes by the National Backward Classes Finance and Development Corporation (NBCFDC). Under this scheme of Interest Subsidy on educational loans for overseas studies, qualified students from Other Backward Classes (OBCs) are awarded interest subsidies on education loans for pursuing Masters and PhD level studies abroad. Find more details.
6. Dr. Ambedkar Central Sector Scheme of Interest Subsidy on Educational Loan for Overseas Studies for Economically Backward Classes (EBCs)
This scheme comes under the Educations loan schemes by the National Backward Classes Finance and Development Corporation (NBCFDC). Under this scheme, eligible students from Economically Backward Classes (EBCs) are awarded interest subsidies on education loans for pursuing Masters and PhD level studies abroad. Find more details.
7. Education Loan by National Scheduled Castes Finance and Development Corporation (NSCFDC)
Eligible students are offered Educational Loans to pursue Professional or Technical courses approved by the Government of India or to study Abroad. Find more details.
8. Education loan by National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation (NHFDC)
Under this scheme, eligible Indian students with 40% or more disability are offered education loans for pursuing higher studies in India or for studying abroad. The courses in India eligible for education loan under this scheme are graduate, postgraduate, and professional courses approved by authorities such as UGC, Government, AICTE, etc. Find more details.
7. Padho Pardesh – Scheme of Interest Subsidy on Educational Loans for Overseas Studies for the Students Belonging to the Minority Communities
Under this Education Loan scheme, eligible students belonging to economically weaker sections of minority communities are awarded interest subsidies on education loans for pursuing higher education abroad. This scheme is administered by the Ministry of Minority Affairs. Find more details.
For more information about PADHO PARDESH SCHEME, including the eligibility criteria, courses covered, and the duration of interest subsidy offered under the Padho Pardesh scheme, watch the video below:
SCHOLARSHIP SCHEMES BY THE MINISTRY OF MINORITY AFFAIRS, INDIA
The Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India offers different scholarships to members belonging to minority communities, to support their education pursuits. Please take time to review the following scholarship schemes to find out if you are eligible.
1. Pre-matric Scholarship Scheme
Under the Pre-matric Scholarship Scheme by the Ministry of Minority Affairs, eligible students from minority communities are awarded scholarships for studies in a government or private school in India, from class I to class X. Eligibility is based on family income and student’s marks. In order to qualify for the scholarships under the Pre-matric Scholarship Scheme, students should have 50% or more marks in the previous years’s final examination and the family income should be Rs.1 lakh or less. Find more details here.
2. Post-matric Scholarship Scheme
Under the Post-matric Scholarship Scheme, eligible students belonging to economically weaker sections of minority community are awarded scholarships to pursue studies in government or private higher secondary schools/colleges/universities in India. In order to qualify for the scholarship, students should have received 50% or more marks or equivalent grade in the previous year’s final examination and the family income should be Rs.2.00 lakhs or less. Find more details here.
3. Merit-cum-Means Scholarship Scheme
Merit-cum-Means Scholarship Scheme provides scholarships for eligible and poor students belonging to minority community for professional and technical studies in India. This scholarship is offered to students pursuing graduate or postgraduate studies. Students who get admission to attend professional or technical courses on the basis of competitive exams are considered eligible for the scholarship. If the student secured admission not on the basis of competitive exams, 50% marks at higher secondary or graduation level is required to be eligible under the Merit-cum-Means Scholarship Scheme. The annual family income should not be more than Rs.2.50 lakhs. Find more details here.
4. Maulana Azad National Fellowship for Minority Students Scheme (MANF).
Under this scheme, eligible students belonging to minority communities are offered financial assistance to pursue research studies in India. This include M. Phil, PhD studies and equivalent research degree in institutions in India. Find more details here.
5. Free Coaching and Allied Scheme
Under this scheme, eligible students belonging to minority communities are offered assistance in the form of special coaching for qualifying exams for admission to technical/ professional courses, competitive exams for employment in posts under the Central, State governments, and autonomous bodies, and Coaching/training for private sector employment. Find more details here.
6. Nai Udaan – Support for Students for preparation of Main Examination who clear Prelims conducted by UPSC/SSC, State Public Service Commission (PSC) etc.
In an effort to increase representation of members belonging to minority communities in the Civil Services, Ministry of Minority Affairs is offering support to eligible minority students for preparation of Main Examination. In order to be eligible, students should clear Preliminary exams conducted by Union Public Service Commission, Staff Selection Commission, State Public Service Commission etc. Find more details here.
Scholarships to Study Abroad: Administered by MHRD, Government of India
Government study abroad Scholarships are available for Indian students who are planning to pursue their studies in foreign countries. In addition to the National Scholarships, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) administers external scholarships and fellowships. These are awarded by other foreign countries under programs such as Cultural Exchange Programs. Based on their field of study and their foreign country of interest, eligible Indian students can apply for these external scholarships and fellowships to study abroad. Check for new scholarship announcements by MHRD.
The subjects or field of study for which scholarships are awarded varies according to the country which offers the external scholarship. Therefore, it is important to review current scholarships and fellowships offered by different countries. As of now, following are the countries offering scholarships and fellowships to Indian students to study abroad:
Government Study Abroad Scholarships to study in United Kingdom
Scholarships are awarded to eligible students to pursue studies in Medicine, Engineering & Technology, Science, Agriculture & Allied Field, and Humanities & Social Science. Find more details.
Agatha Harrison Memorial Fellowship Eligible Indian students can apply for scholarships for studies in the field of Modern Indian Studies in History, Economics & Political Science at St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford, UK. Find more details.
Scholarships to study in China
Scholarships are awarded to eligible Indian students to pursue studies in Chinese Language & Literature and Fine Arts (Painting & Sculpture). Additional areas include Botany, Environmental Science, Plant Breeding & Genetics, Political Science/International Relations, MBA, Sericulture and Agronomy. Find more details.
Scholarships to study in Korea
Scholarships are offered by the Korean Government for eligible Indian students. It is to pursue studies in the field of Biotechnology, Korean Language & Literature and Agriculture. Find more details.
Government Scholarships to study in Israel
Government of Israel offers scholarships to eligible Indian students. It is to pursue studies in the field of Economics, Business Management, Mass Communication, Environment Studies. Also includes Judaism, Hebrew Language, History of the Jewish people, Agriculture, Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology and Middle East Studies. Find more details.
Scholarships to study in Japan
Scholarships are awarded to eligible Indian students for studies in Japan. The areas of study include Information Technology, Optical Fiber Communication, Quality and Reliability Engineering, Electronics & Communication; Additional areas are Robotics, Laser Technology, Bio-technology, Japanese Language and Literature, Fisheries, Japanese Studies, Earthquake Engineering; Also includes Environmental Science, Architecture, Aerospace Engineering, Material Science/Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. Find more details.
Scholarships to study in Belgium
Qualified Indian students can apply for scholarships for studies in the field of Environmental Science, Agronomy, and Photonics in Belgium. Find more details.
Government Study Abroad Scholarships to study in Italy
Scholarships are awarded to eligible Indian students to study in Italy. It is for studies in the field of Italian Language and Culture, Fashion Technology, Economics and Management, Information and Communication Technology, Environment, Biotechnology, and Art and Music courses. Find more details.
Scholarships to study in Mexico
Eligible Indian students can apply for scholarships for pursuing studies in Mexico. For this, areas include Agriculture, Architecture, Biotechnology, Environment Science, Latin American Studies, History, Economics, Psychology, Spanish Literature, and Geography. Find more details.
Scholarships to study in Turkey
Government study abroad Scholarships are awarded to eligible Indian students to study in Turkey. This is for studies in the field of Biotechnology, Agriculture, and Environmental Engineering. Find more details.
National Scholarships offered by MHRD, Government of India
With an increasing number of high achieving students in India, getting admitted to one’s preferred field of study in a top university still remains a dream for many. Even more, many Indian students aspiring higher education are unable to afford the high costs of education in many colleges. Indian Government, in an effort to provide financial support to such deserving students, is offering scholarships and interest subsidy on education loans for Indian students. The Ministry of Human Resource Development, under the Government of India, is responsible for awarding scholarships and education subsidies to eligible Indian students. Students should keep themselves updated about different scholarship schemes offered by the Government of India. Please take some time to explore different scholarships offered by the Government of India, and find out whether you qualify.
1. Central Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students
The Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students is aimed at financially supporting Indian students from poor families to help with their higher education expenses. National scholarships are offered to Indian students based on their family income and the results of class XII examination. Students should score above 80th percentile in the particular stream of study for specific Boards of Exam and should have family income below Rs. 6 lakhs per year . National scholarships, open to students of age group 18-25 years, is offered to eligible Indian students to pursue professional studies and graduate / postgraduate courses in colleges and universities.
Currently, eligible students are awarded Rs. 1000 per month for three years of graduate level studies and Rs. 2000 per month for Post-Graduation studies. Eligible students taking professional courses will receive Rs. 2000 monthly in the 4thand 5th year of their professional studies. Under this scheme, students receive scholarships for 10 months in a particular academic year. Currently, 82000 fresh scholarships are awarded every year, ensuring 41000 scholarships are offered for boys and 41000 for girls.
The examining bodies will shortlist qualified students within five weeks of announcement of results of class XII examination. Eligible students are selected based on the exam results and the family income. These shortlisted students will receive written notification from their Boards or other concerned authorities to find out if they are willing to accept the scholarship. Eligible students are required to reply within the time specified, or else the scholarship will be awarded to the next eligible candidate. Find more details.
2. Scheme of Scholarship to Students from Non-Hindi Speaking States for Post Matric Studies in Hindi
Scheme of Scholarship to Students from Non-Hindi Speaking States for Post Matric Studies in Hindi is aimed at promoting study of Hindi in the non-Hindi speaking states of India. Currently, 2500 Scholarships are awarded to eligible students pursuing Post-Metric to PhD level studies. The scholarship amount varies between Rs. 300 to 1000 monthly. Find more details.
3. Special Scholarship Scheme for Jammu& Kashmir
Special Scholarship Scheme for Jammu& Kashmir is aimed at improving education and employment opportunities in Jammu& Kashmir. Each year, 5000 scholarships are awarded, which includes 4500 scholarships awarded for general degree courses, 250 for engineering studies, and 250 for medical education. Find more details.
Study Abroad Scholarships- For Indian students to study in foreign universities
There are many study abroad scholarships for Indian students to study in foreign universities. Today, Indian students have multiple avenues open in front of them to pursue their undergraduate, postgraduate, or doctoral degrees in top universities internationally. Many government and private organizations, in India and abroad, offer scholarships and fellowships for Indian students to pursue higher studies abroad. However, students applying for study abroad scholarships should keep themselves updated about different scholarships offered for their area of study. Also, in order to successfully complete the scholarship application process, applicants should know the scholarship eligibility criteria, timeline for application, etc.
List of Study Abroad scholarships for Indian students
Here is a list of study abroad scholarships for Indian students planning to study abroad. Please take sometime to go through the list to find out which scholarships are applicable to you. For this, check your field of study and the universities you are interested in to pursue higher studies. Also, check scholarships for secondary school student, undergraduate, post graduate, or doctorate degree holders.
A*STAR Investigatorship (A*I) is one of the study abroad scholarships for Indian students. And, it is awarded by the Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Singapore for researchers worldwide. Also, the applicants should have a doctorate degree or equivalent.
Aichi Scholarship Program is awarded by the Aichi Prefectural Government, Japan. It is offered to eligible graduate level applicants from Asian countries, including India. Additionally, the scholarship period extends from 6 months to 2 years. And, Aichi Scholarship Program is offered to qualified students who pursue a field of study that supports Aichi’s manufacturing industry.
Ashok Khurana Scholarship is open to outstanding Indian Students for post-graduate study at the University of Adelaide, Australia. Areas of post graduate coursework includes Health Services, Education, Agriculture, Environment, Aerospace, Resources, Clean Technology, or any other area of interest if permitted by the University of Adelaide and the donor.
Commonwealth Scholarships offered by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC) provides fellowships and scholarships to citizens of Commonwealth nations. Scholarships and fellowships are awarded for professional and postgraduate studies at UK universities. Interestingly, students of developing Commonwealth nations, pursuing degree courses in UK while residing in their home country, have the opportunity to apply for the Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships.
The European Union’s Erasmus Mundus program provides scholarships for higher education and facilitate education partnership between the EU and other nations.
Scholarships are offered for Erasmus Mundus courses, including Erasmus Mundus Joint Masters Degrees (EMJMD) and Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate (EMJD) program, and Erasmus Mundus partnerships.
Global E3 or The Global Engineering Education Exchange Program is aimed at training Engineering students internationally. As of now, there are no Indian universities that are listed as member institution of the Global Engineering Education Exchange Program. However, Indian Engineering students enrolled in foreign universities can participate in Global Engineering Education Exchange Program. Thereby, they will have the opportunity to study in other participating universities in Asia, United States, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Middle East.
Her Majesty the Queen’s Scholarships (HM Queen’s Scholarships), offered by the Royal Thai Government (RTG) to eligible candidates from any Asian country. This scholarship is granted to eligible applicants with undergraduate degree. And, it is awarded to pursue Master’s degree in environmental-related field at the School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD), AIT, Thailand.
Hinrich Foundation Scholarships are offered by Hinrich Foundation. It is for eligible students to pursue Master of Arts in International Journalism Studies at Hong Kong Baptist University in Hong Kong SAR. And, nationals of India, Philippines, Cambodia, Indonesia, and Vietnam, holding an undergraduate degree in related fields can apply. Also, applicants should clear TOEFL iBT or IELTS with a valid minimum score of 79 or 6.5 respectively.
His Majesty the King’s Scholarships (HM King’s Scholarships) are awarded by the Royal Thai Government (RTG) to eligible applicants from any Asian nation. And, it is offered to eligible candidates to pursue Master Degree at School of Engineering and Technology (SET) and School of Management (SOM), the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand.
Hornby Scholarship funded by the A.S.Hornby Educational Trust, offers scholarships for English language teachers outside UK. And, it is awarded for completing one year Masters program in English Language Training at the University of Warwick, England. Moreover, Hornby Scholarship offers funding to cover all expenses, including tuition, travel, accommodation, visa, and IELTS costs for eligible candidates.
13. Huawei Maitree Scholarship
Huawei Maitree Scholarship is offered by Huawie Technologies, the global telecommunications provider. This scholarship is awarded for eligible Indian students to study in China. Additionally, for details, visit www.huaweimaitree.org
14. Inlaks Scholarship
Inlaks Scholarship is offered by the Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation. And, it is aimed at financially supporting Indian students, who are exceptionally talented. Additionally, this scholarship is for students to pursue postgraduate studies or research outside India. Inlaks Scholarships are awarded to eligible Indian students taking university courses or attending specific programs proposed by the student.
In an effort to improve the research activities in Australia, Government of Australia awards International PG Research Scholarship (IPRS) to qualified international post graduate applicants. As a part of this, IPRS supports international students to pursue research studies in Australia. And, this scholarship is granted for a duration of two years for students pursuing a research Masters degree. Similarly, scholarship is granted for three years for those pursuing a research doctorate degree. Also, applicants are required to apply to the respective universities participating in International PG Research Scholarship (IPRS) by Government of Australia.
University of Melbourne offers multiple scholarships to international students. These include the International Postgraduate Coursework Award (IPCA), International Postgraduate Research Scholarship, and Melbourne International Undergraduate Scholarship. The International Postgraduate Coursework Award (IPCA) by the University of Melbourne is offered to qualified international students pursuing graduate course work degree.
17. Oxford and Cambridge Society of India (OSCI) Scholarships
Raman-Charpak Fellowship Program was introduced by the Indo French Centre for Promotion of Advanced Research (IFCPAR/ CEFIPRA). And, this is aimed at supporting exchange of research students between India and France. So, if eligible, Indian PhD research scholars will be able to complete part of their study in France, and vice versa.
19. The Silk-Road Scholarship Program
Silk-Road Scholarship is offered by the SBS Foundation and Seoul National University. And, it is awarded to eligible candidates to pursue study in the field of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Seoul National University, South Korea. Additionally, students from all countries along the Silk Road, including India and China can apply for the Silk-Road Scholarship.
Stanford Reliance Dhirubhai Fellowships is offered by Reliance Industries Limited. And, it is aimed at providing financial support to Indian students for pursuing MBA at Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Sussex India scholarship is another study abroad scholarship for Indian students. And, it will be awarded as a tuition fee reduction to eligible Indian nationals after enrolment at the University of Sussex.
Ireland’s global university, University College Dublin (UCD) offers scholarships for eligible undergraduate students.
24. University of Oxford Rhodes Scholarships
Another one of the study abroad scholarships for Indian students is University of Oxford Rhodes Scholarships. And, it is awarded every year to five outstanding Indian students to study at University of Oxford.
Fellowships offered by United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) to Indian nationals for pursuing Masters, Doctoral research, and post doctoral studies in US.
As globalization is minimizing the distances between different nations, more and more foreign universities are embracing the idea of cultural diversity and transfer. One of the main problems Indian students face when planning to study abroad is the burden of high tuition costs and additional expenses. This has led to more students applying for study abroad scholarships and fellowships, which would ease the burden of tuition costs. However, getting access to right information at the right time is very important to find the right scholarships to apply to and to complete the application in time!