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30 September 2018

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About Pre Matric Scholarship

Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme was formed to provide equal opportunity to the minority groups in the country. The scholarship scheme is carried out under Ministry of Minority Affairs (MOMA), established to provide financial aid to students who belong to the minority community (Muslims, Christians,  Sikhs Jains, Zoroastrians (Parsis) & Buddhists and from economically backward communities of the society. Under MOMA Pre Matric Scholarship, the amount of Rs. 10,000-10,700 are distributed to the candidates whose family income is less than 1 lakh rupees per annum. Apart from renewal, 30 lakhs fresh scholarship are distributed under Pre-Matric Scholarship. 30% scholarships are reserved only for girls. This page gives information on Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme, Dates, Application Process, Eligibility Criteria, Rewards, Statistics etc. Read more on MOMA Pre Matric Scholarship.

  • Under this Pre-Matric Scholarship scheme, the Ministry provides financial aid to children from class 1 to 10 studying in government or recognised private schools/institutes in India.
  • Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme was started in the year 2008-09 to encourage parents to send their children to school and lighten their financial burden on school education.
  • From the session 2012-13 to 2017-18, an amount of Rs. 5164.45 crore was released to benefits 3,40,56,999 students under MOMA Pre-Matric Scholarship.

Latest Update: MOMA Pre Matric Scholarship registration has been started from 23 July 2018. Candidates can apply online through National Scholarship Portal. The link is available below.

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Pre Matric MOMA Scholarship Dates

Candidates can check Pre Matric MOMA Scholarship 2018 dates below:

Events Dates
Pre Matric MOMA Scholarship Fresh/Renewal Application Begins 23 July 2018
Last date to apply online for Fresh/Renewal scholarship by students 30 September 2018
Release of Scholarship to the students
account through DBT Mode
November 2018
Submission of Scholarship Requirement
from State to Ministry
November 2018


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Total Pre Matric Scholarships sanctioned from 2008-09 to 2017-18

The number of scholarships provided under Pre Matric MOMA Scholarship is given below:

Year Scholarships Sanctioned
2008-09 5.13 Lakhs
2009-10 17.29 Lakhs
2010-11 44.21 Lakhs
2011-12 55.28 Lakhs
2012-13 64.26 Lakhs
2013-14 77.94 Lakhs
2014-15 74.97 Lakhs
2015-16 51.78 Lakhs
2016-17 41.51 Lakhs
2017-18 44.74 Lakhs

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Pre Matric Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

Gender  Both
Region  India
Class/ Age Class 1-10
  • Parents Income: Student must belong to the economically backward class and the income of parents/guardians should not exceed a sum of Rs. 1 lakh per annum  from all sources.
  • Must be from the minority community (Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists, Jains & Zoroastrians )
  • Qualifying Marks: He/she must have attained at least 50% marks in previous examination.
  • Scheme will not be given to more than two students from a family.
  • The student availing scholarship under this scheme are not eligible for benefit under other scholarship schemes.

Pre Matric Scholarship Reward

The Scholarship will be disbursed shortly after the registration process will end. Pre-Matric Scholarship would cover two components course fee/ tuition fees and maintenance allowance. Course Fee/ Tuition Fees would be credited to the school/ institutions account and Maintenance allowance would be given directly to the students.

The scheme will cover other allowances if the student lives in a hostel. The scholarship will be provided for the whole course The Scholarship is subject to renewal and would be continued only if the student scores a minimum 50% marks in the previous examination.



Day Scholar

Admission Fees  

Class 1-5



Class 6-10

 Rs.500 subject to actuals  Rs.500 subject to actuals 

Tuition Fees


Class 1-5

 Nil Nil 

Class 6-10

 Rs. 350 p.m subject to actuals

Rs. 350 p.m subject to actuals

Maintenance  Allowance  

Class 1-5


 Rs. 100 p.m

Class 6-10

Rs. 600 p.m subject to actuals

Rs. 100 p.m 

Pre Matric Scholarship Application form and Process

The students can apply for Pre-Matric Scholarship in an online mode. Candidates have to provide required information while registering for this scholarship. The Application process for Pre Matric Scholarship 2018-19 has been started from 23 July. The candidates can apply through this page for MOMA Pre Matric Scholarship 2018-19. The link to apply online is available now.

MOMA Pre-Matric Scholarship Application can be filled through National Scholarship Portal by click on the link below:

Pre Matric MOMA Scholarship Application Form - Apply Online

  • The State Government will supply the forms, but till then the computerised system can be put into use for applying.
  • Pre Matric Application Forms will be supplied through state governments/union territory administration.
  • All necessary documents should be attached with the application form.
  • Income certificate must be self-certification basis and from parent/guardian of the student applying for the scheme.

Documents required for Pre-Matric Scholarship

  • Self- attested Passport size photo with signature
  • Attested copies of previous examinations           
  • Income declaration
  • Document and proofs regarding permanent address
  • Receipt of acknowledgment of scholarship in the previous year duly countersigned by the Head of the school/institute.
  • Minority certificate, giving proof of the candidate falling under this category.
  • Income certificate must be self-certification basis and from parent/guardian of the student applying for the scheme.

Pre-Matric Scholarship Distribution

Pre-Matric Scholarship

Pre Matric Scholarship Contact Details

11th floor, Paryavaran Bhavan, 
CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, 
New Delhi-110003

Fax- 011-24364279 / 011-24364310
Helpline no- 18001122001

MOMA Scholarship Helpline Number for all States & UTS   

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