PM Scholarship 2018 for RPF: Application Form, Eligibility, Scholarship 

Last date to apply

15 October 2018

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About PM Scholarship 2018 for RPF

PM Scholarship 2018 for RPF is introduced to encourage higher technical as well as professional education for the dependent wards of Ex/Serving RPF/RPSF personnel and widows. PM Scholarship Scheme (PMSS) for Railway Protection Force (RPF) was started from the Academic year 2008-09 by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India in his address to the nation on 15 August 2005 at the Red Fort. A total number of 150 students have been earmarked to RPF for an academic session. Half of the scholarships are reserved for the female candidates, i.e. 75.

Professional Degree Courses like BE, B. Tech, BDS, MBBS, B. Ed., BBS, BCA, MCA, B. Pharma., etc. are the courses which are eligible for the Prime Minister Scholarship Scheme. These courses are duly recognized by the respective Government Regulatory Bodies, such as AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education), MCI (Medical Council of India), UGC (University Grants Commission), NCTE (National Council for Teacher Education) etc. The candidates also have to note that Master Degree courses are not eligible under the PM Scholarship Scheme for RPF.

Latest Update:  The last date to apply for the PM Scholarship (RPF) is 15 October 2018.

PM Scholarship for RPF 2018 Dates

Candidates can check PM Scholarship for RPF important dates in the table given below.

PM Scholarship (RPF) Events

PMSS (RPF) Dates

PM Scholarship 2018 (RPF) Application Form last date

15 October 2018

Scrutiny/verification & confirmation by College/Institute/University

December 2018

Scrutiny/verification & confirmation of application by CAPFs & AR

January 2019

Preparation of Merit List

January 2019

Processing for sanctioning of scholarship by Security Dte., Ministry of Railways, from PMO

January/ February 2019

Disbursal of scholarship amount

February 2019

Dispatch of personal letters from Hon’ble Prime Minister

March 2019

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PM Scholarship 2018 for RPF Eligibility Criteria

Gender Any
Region India
Class/ Age Class 12, Diploma/Graduation 

Students should have secured minimum 60% marks and above in MEQ (Minimum Educational Qualification) i.e. Class 12, Diploma/ Degree.

The scholarship is admissible for only two wards per family and should be ensured by the beneficiaries as well as by the concerned zonal railways/ RPSF.

PM Scholarship 2018 for RPF Reward

PM Scholarship payment will be granted after the approval of the DG/ RPF as per order of merit in each year. A Letter From Hon’ble Prime Minister - All the selected candidates under new category will be given a personal letter from the Hon’ble Prime Minister in an appropriate language.

The Reward of PM scholarship for RPF would be as follows:

PM scholarship Scheme for RPF PM Scholarship Amount
Male Students Rs. 2000 per month
Female Students Rs. 2250 per month


PM Scholarship 2018 for RPF Application form and Process

All the eligible candidates need to apply online on the website www.scholarship.gov.in by 30 September 2018. The final compiled list of eligible candidates will be prepared by the Security Directorate, Railway Board by 20 October for further submission to PMO.

A valid mobile number is mandatory to register on the National Scholarships Portal on which OTP (One Time Password) will be received by the candidates for further process. A maximum of two registrations can be made with a mobile number.

PM Scholarship (RPF) Application - Documents Required

Following documents in the respective category are mandatorily required to be submitted/ uploaded by the candidates for applying for PM Scholarship Scheme - RPF:

  1. Service Certificate issued by respective offices of the serving personnel for category-4
  2. A copy of the PPO/ Discharge certificate/ book for Categories 1, 2 and 3.
  3. The candidates are required to upload a duly attested scanned copy of the mark sheet/ Grade card of MEQ (Minimum Educational Qualification) i.e. 10+2/ Diploma/ Degree.

PM Scholarship (RPF) 2018 - Steps to Apply

Students can check the steps given below to apply for Prime Minister Scholarship Scheme for RPF. 

Step 1: Click on the link given below to visit the scholarship portal

Step 2: Click on Apply Button & Register as a New User 

Step 3: Fill in Registration Form to get Student Registration ID

Step 4: Login with Student Registration ID & Click on "Application Form"

Step 5: Fill the Application Form and Click on "Save & Continue"

Step 6: Click on the “Final Submission” and take print out for further use.

Click Here - Apply for PM Scholarship for RPF

PM Scholarship Scheme Renewal for  RPF 

The renewal of PM scholarship scheme for RPF can be done by the candidates on the National Scholarship Portal by providing their application ID generated at the time of registration. The documents may be uploaded by the candidates which including a certificate from the College/ Institute indicating the percentage of marks/ grade points secured as well as indicating that the student is pursuing the course.

PM Scholarship 2018 for RPF Selection Process

If the number of applications exceeds the number of available scholarships, then the order of preference for allotment of the scholarship will be as under:

Category (1): Wards/widows of ex-RPF/ RPSF personnel who died in harness due to causes attributed to encounter with terrorist or with criminals while protecting Railway Property, Passengers and Passenger Area or those who die during election work.

Category (2): Wards/Widows of ex-RPF/ RPSF personnel who died while in service.

Category (3): Wards of ex-RPF/ RPSF (retired) personnel.

Category (4): Wards of serving RPF/ RPSF personnel.

PMSS for RPF - Minimum Marks in MEQ

At least 60% marks in MEQ to get entry in various Professional Courses for the initial sanction of the PM scholarship.

MEQ for various courses are as under:


Professional Course/ Technical Course

MEQ (Minimum Educational Qualification)


MBBS including all Medical Courses of Graduation level

Class 12


 B.E., B.Tech

10+2/Diploma(Diploma in case of lateral entry)


BBA, BCA, B.Sc.(Ag) etc.

Class 12





BALLB/BBA LLB (5 year Integrated course only)

Class 12


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PM Scholarship 2018 for RPF Contact Details

Security Directorate
Ministry of Railways
Rail Bhawan, New Delhi

Email: pc.bairwa@gov.in
Telephone number: 011-23303283, 23303484 & 030-43283 (Rly)

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