PMSS Scholarship for Central Armed Police Forces and Assam Rifles

PM Scholarship for Central Armed Police Forces and Assam Rifles 2019-20

Last date to apply

15 December 2019

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About PMS Scholarship for CAPFs and AR

PM Scholarship for Central Armed Police Forces and Assam Rifles is given by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). The scholarship is given to encourage higher technical and professional education of dependent wards and widows of Central Armed Police Forces and Assam Rifles (CAPFs and AR) Personnel. The last date for application submission of PM Scholarship for Central Armed Police Forces and Assam Rifles is 15 December 2019

Prime Minister Scholarship Scheme (PMSS) was introduced under the guidance of National Defence Fund in 2006-07. A total of 2000 scholarship will be granted equally to both the girls and boys under Prime Minister Scholarship in each academic year. In addition to renewal cases of previous years. The Shortfall in fresh cases shall not be adjusted from girls/ boys if applicants (Boys/Girls) are selected less than 1000.

  • Depending on the type of the course pursued by the applicant, the duration of the scholarship will be from one to five years.
  • The Scholarship is admissible only for two children per family. 

PM Scholarship for CAPF and AR Important Dates



Application begins

6 November 2019

Last date for Online Application form

15 December 2019

Scrutiny/verification & confirmation of application by College/Institute/University 

16 December to 31 December 2019

Scrutiny/verification & confirmation of application by
CAPFs & AR Last Date

1 January to 15 January 2020

PM scholarship Merit List Preparation & Lot Generation Phase 16 January  to 26 January 2020
Processing for sanctioning of scholarship by R&W DTE,
MHA from PMO
27 January to 5 February 2020
Payment File Generation 6 February to 15 February 2020
Disbursement of scholarship amount 16 February to 28 February 2020
Dispatch of personal letters from Hon’ble Prime Minister
in an appropriate language from WARB/ CAPFs/AR
15 March 2020


Note - All the dates mentioned above are tentative, the actual dates will be updated once they are released.

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PMS Scholarship for CAPFs and AR Eligibility Criteria

Gender All 
Region India
Class/ Age Wards/widows of CAPFs and AR personnel

Wards/widows of CAPFs and AR personnel

  • The deceased wards/widows of CAPFs and AR personnel died in harness/election duty
  • Wards of disabled CAPFs and AR personnel caused due to government services and works
  • Wards of Ex-CAPFs & AR personnel who is a recipient of Gallantry Awards
  • Wards/Widows of retired and serving CAPFs & AR personnel below Officer Rank. 

Minimum Entry Qualification (MEQ)

  • The applicant should have secured 60% marks in 10+2 Diploma/Graduation. The MEQ differs for entry to various professional courses. For Example, MEQ for MBBS is 10+2 whereas for BE/B. Tech is 10+2 Diploma, and for graduation, it is B.Ed and MBA. Minimum 60% marks in Minimum Entry Qualification (MEQ) i.e. 10+2/Diploma/Graduation or equivalent in case of a new applicant
  • In case of applicant passed 12 exam from CBSE  mark considered for calculating the percentage of marks in MEQ.


  • Pursuing first professional degree programme in the field of Engineering, Medicine, Dental, Veterinary, BBA, BCA, B. Pharma, B.SC (Nursing, Agriculture, etc.), MBA and MCA etc.
  • Wards admitted in 2nd year of (BE/B.Tech etc) through lateral eligible for PMSS.

PM Scholarship for Integrated Courses

The PMSS is restricted to first Professional Degree Courses only.

Renewal of PM Scholarship

For applicants applying under renewal category, it is mandatory to pass each subsequent academic year of the professional courses being pursued by them with minimum 50% marks.

A grace period of one year only for cases, where there is a delay on part of a candidate for submission of application for renewal of scholarship may be entertained.

PMS Scholarship for CAPFs and AR Reward

Prime Minister Scholarship Scheme for CAPFs and AR will grant a total of 2000 scholarships equally for both girls and boys for each academic year and in addition to the renewal of the scholarship for the previous years.

Similarly, total 500 scholarships will be given to the wards of State Police Personnel who are martyred during Terror/ Naxal attacks in equal number lo the Bols and Girls (i.e. 250 for boys and 250 for girls).

PM scholarship Amount for CAPF and AR

Amount Per Month

Amount Per year

Girls: Rs 3000

Rs. 36000

Boys: Rs 2500

Rs. 30000


Letter from honourable Prime Minister

The candidates who will be selected under the New category will be given personal letters from honourable Prime Minister in an appropriate language.

PMS Scholarship for CAPFs and AR Application form and Process

PM Scholarship for CAPFs and AR Application form can be filled both Online and Offline by the candidates. The candidates must read all the necessary eligibility and other instructions to fill the PM Scholarship form.

The steps to fill the PM Scholarship Online Application Form are as follows

Login and Register: The candidates who wish to apply for PM Scholarship for CAPFs and AR need to login to the official website that is www.scholarship.gov.in. The candidates need to select the student log into National Scholarship Portal on the Home page and select Register. The candidates need to fill the necessary details and then click on submit.

The system will generate a temporary registration ID, and the same will be forwarded to the mobile number of the student via SMS. The candidate must click on proceed to fill the entire application form.

Details: After clicking on the proceed button, an online application form will open, students need to fill in the following details:

  • Personal data: Registration details, Basic details and Bank details
  • Academic details
  • Scheme details
  • Contact details

In the basic details, the candidate has to select the Parental/Guardian Occupation as “ CENTRAL ARMED POLICE FORCES/ASSAM RIFLES”. Then the following particulars need to be filled:

  1. Force
  2. Rank of the Personnel
  3. Category
  4. Whether the person is Serving/Retired/Deceased
  5. Name of the Personnel
  6. Email
  7. Force Number
  8. PPO number
  • The candidates need to select the “PRIME MINISTER’s SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME”

Documents to be uploaded with Fresh PM Scholarship Application

  • Service Certificate: To be issued by the H.O.O in case of serving personnel
  • Bonafide Certificate: To be issued by the Registrar/Dean/Principal of the College/Institution/University
  • Cancelled Cheque: A Cancelled blank cheque and a copy of the passbook clearly showing the account number and name of the account holder
  • Academic Certificates: All the candidates must upload the scanned copies of the following Minimum Entry Qualification certificates:
  • Class 10 Certificate: Class 10 certificate for verifying the date of birth of the candidates.
  • Marksheet of class 12/Diploma/Graduation as per MEQ
  • PPO/discharge certificate/book (mandatory for category A to F)
  • Dependent Certificate (mandatory for category A to F)
  • Disability Certificate (mandatory for category B & D)
  • Death Certificate (mandatory for category A & C)
  • Certificate of Gallantry award (mandatory for category E)

The details of the Categories (A to F) are given towards the end of this page.

Documents to be uploaded for the Renewal of PM Scholarship

  • Service Certificate: To be issued by the H.O.O in case of serving personnel
  • Bonafide certificate: To be issued by the Registrar/Dean/Principal of the College/ Institution / University
  • Cancelled Cheque: A cancelled blank crossed cheque and copy of the passbook clearly showing the account number and name of the account holder
  • Applicants are required to upload scanned copy of Mark Sheet of the previous academic year passed duly attested by the Principal of respective college/institute.

It is to be noted by all candidates: All the candidates apply for PM scholarship for CAPFs and AR must have an active and valid Bank Account in any Nationalized Bank which has Electronic Clearing System (ECS)/ Core Banking facility in order to transfer the scholarship amount directly to their account. In case of a minor account, the same will be converted into major account. Aadhar number linked with the bank account is mandatory from the Academic Year 2017-18 onwards

Submission of PM Scholarship

The candidates need to submit the Online Application Form after filling all the basic details and uploading all the required document Online for Application Verification on or before the due date. The candidates can also submit the offline application form. The PM Scholarship will not be given to a student if s/he does not submit the application form before the last date. 

PMS Scholarship for CAPFs and AR Selection Process

After receiving all the PM application form the eligible candidates under New Category, candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of the order of preference and Percentage of marks obtained in MEQ as mentioned below:

Category A

Wards/Widows of CAPFs & AR personnel killed in action.

Category B

Wards of Ex-CAPFs & AR personnel disabled in action.

Category C

Wards/Widows of deceased CAPFs & AR personnel died for
causes attributable to Government service including casualties
during the conduct of Election.

Category D

Wards of Ex-CAPFs & AR personnel disabled while in service
with disability attributable to Government Service.

Category E

Wards of Ex-CAPFs & AR personnel in receipt of Gallantry Awards

Category F

Wards of Ex- CAPFs & AR personnel (PBOR).

Category G

Wards of serving CAPFs & AR personnel (PBOR) subject to
availability of scholarship.

Deceased wards of CAPF/AR personnel will be considered for the scholarship under Categories “A” to “F” as per their priority, even on the compassionate appointment of spouse/NOKs in CAPFs. There will be no rank restriction for the Categories A to E.

  • The Wards of Assistant Commandant, holding Local Rank of CAPFs & AR who are not entailing the pay benefits of Assistant Commandant and drawing the Salary of Inspectors are eligible for granting PMS under category “F” & “G” also.
  • The applicants irrespective of his /her marital status are eligible for PM Scholarship.

 PM Scholarship for CAPF and AR: List of Eligible Courses



MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery)

4 Year & 6 Months

BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)

5 Years

BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurvedic  Medicine Surgery)

4 Year & 6 Months

BHMS (Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine Surgery)

4 Year & 6 Months

BSMS( Bachelor of Siddha Medicine Surgery)

4 Year & 6 Months

BUMS(Bachelor of Unani Medicine Surgery)

5 Year

BSC, BPT(Bachelor of Physiotherapy)

4 Years

B.SC MLT(Medical Lab Technology)

4 Years

B V Sc& AH(Bachelor of Veterinary Science & Animal Hospitality)

5 Years

B.Pharma(Bachelor of Pharmacy)

4 Years

B SC Nursing(Bachelor of Nursing)

4 Years

B N Y S(Bachelor of Naturopathy & Yogic Science)

5 Years

Pham “D”( Doctor of Pharmacy)*

4 Years

B Sc Optometry(Bachelor of Science in Optometry)

03 Years

B. Oct. Thep. ( Bachelor of Occupational Therapy)

4 Years 6 Months


*Scholarship Applicable for 04 years only i.e. duration of B.Pharma only.

Engineering/Architecture Course for PM scholarship



B.Tech (Bachelor of Technology)

4 Years

B.E. (Bachelor of Engineering) 

4 Years

B. Arch (Bachelor of Architecture) 

4-5 Years


Management Courses for PM Scholarship




2 Years


3 Years

B B M( Bachelor of Business Management)

3 Years

B C A ( Bachelor of Computer Application)

3 Years

M C A ( Master of Computer Application)

3 Years

B. Plan ( Bachelor of Planning)

4 years


Other Professional Courses



B. Sc. Agr. (Bachelor of Agriculture.)

4 Years

B. Fisheries/BF Sc (Bachelor of Fisheries Science)

4 Years

B. Sc. Horticulture

4 Years

Coy Secretary

4 Years

B.Sc. Bio-Tech(Bachelor of Bio-Technology)

3 Years

BEd (Bachelor of Education)

1 Year

B.M.C (Bachelor of Mass Communication)

3 Years

H.M. (Degree in Hotel Management)

4 Years

BP Ed (Bachelor of Physical Education)

1 Year

BASLP (Bachelor of Audiology & Speech Language (Pathology)

4 Years

BFT (Bachelor of Fashion Technology)

3 Years

BSc MICRO (Bachelor of Science in Microbiology)

3 Years

B SC HHA( Bachelor of Science Hospitality and Hotel  Administration)

3 Years

LLB (Bachelor of Laws)

2-3 Years

B EL. Ed (Bachelor of Elementary Education)

3-5 Years

BFA ( Bachelor of Fine Art)

04 Years

BFD ( Bachelor of Fashion Designing )

3 Years

BA LLB (Bachelor in Art with Bachelor in Law)

5 Years

PMS Scholarship for CAPFs and AR Contact Details

Room No. 204-205
IInd Floor, “F” Wing Nirman Bhawan 
New Delhi – 110011

Tel/Fax: 011-23063111
E-mail: secywarb-mha@nic.in

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