Inspire Scholarship Application Form 2020
Updated on Jan 27, 2020 - 4:35 p.m. IST by Apoorva Singh

Inspire Scholarship Application Form 2020 - Inspire scholarship application forms will be available in online mode from November 1, 2020, tentatively. The Inspire Scholarship application form 2020 will be released on the official website online-inspire.gov.in. Students need to create an account from a valid email ID and then fill the required details. Students are also required to submit the scanned copies of the required documents such as Passport size photo, signature, mark sheet of class 12, etc. Inspire scholarship will be provided on the basis of merit. This merit list will be prepared on the basis of student’s performance in class 12 exams. Along with this, students' performance in NEET & JEE will also be considered. "Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) is a scholarship program for the students enrolled in the first year degree course in Basic science. It is sponsored and managed by the Department of Science & Technology. Read the complete article to know all the details of the Inspire Scholarship 2020 application form.

Inspire Scholarship Application Form 2020 - Important Dates

In the below table, the Inspire scholarship 2020 application form dates are given. Check the dates carefully so as not to miss any important event.

Important Dates of Inspire Scholarship Application Form 2020

Particulars

Dates (Tentative)

Inspire scholarship registration date 2020

November 1, 2020

Inspire scholarship registration last date 2020

December 31, 2020

Release of the list of selected candidates for Inspire Scholarship

April 2020

Inspire Scholarship 2020 - Eligibility Criteria

Students should check the eligibility criteria carefully before filling the Inspire Scholarship application form 2020. The eligibility of students to Inspire scholarship will be based on the following factors-

  • Student’s age must be between 17-22 years.

  • The students must be already enrolled in a regular degree course (No correspondence course) in Basic sciences.

  • Performance of students in the Class XII Board Examinations within the cut-off marks provided by authorities for State or Central Board Examination in the year 2020.

  • Performance of students in any of the below given competitive examinations within stipulated cut off ranks.

  • JEE (Main): Top 10,000 Rank as per Common Merit List(CML)

  • JEE (Advanced): Top 10,000 Rank as per Common Merit List(CML)

  • NEET for Medical: Top 10,000 Rank as per Common Merit List(CML)

  • Recipient of various scholarships and medals such as All Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojna (KVPY) Fellows, National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) Scholars, International Olympiad Medalists, and Jagadis Bose National Science Talent Search (JBNSTS)Scholars.

Previous Year Cut Off percentage of Inspire Scholarship

After filling the Inspire Scholarship application form 2020, the cut-off marks will be released for state boards, CBSE, ICSE, and other boards. In the image below, the previous year cut off percentage for various courses are provided. Check the state-wise cutoff below.


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How to fill Inspire Scholarship Application Form 2020

Check the detailed guidelines to fill the Application form for Inspire Scholarship below. Students have to register themselves as a new user first. This must be noted that no changes will be allowed in the application form once you submitted the form. Here are the steps students need to follow while registrations.

Step 1 - Visit the website online-inspire.gov.in

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Step 2 - In the ‘sign in’ option click on ‘New registration’ option.

Step 3 - A new page for Inspire Scholarship application form 2020 will be displayed on your screens. Fill all the requisite details.

Step 4 - Enter the captcha and click on the submit button.

Step 5 - Your user id and password along with an activation link will be sent to your registered email id. Click on the link to activate your account.

Step 6 - Now log in using your user ID and Password and scan the required documents.

Step 7 - A screen will appear where you have to click the ‘Scholarship’ link and then click on ‘Apply for Scholarship’.

Step 8 - Fill the required fields and click on the submit button. Now a screen will appear, which says your application has been successfully submitted.

Step 9- In the next step, you need to scan and save all the required documents.

Step 10 - Log in again using your user ID and password. Click on the scholarship link and fill the required fields one by one by clicking the edit button. At last click on the submit button.

Step 11 - Note the Inspire Scholarship application form 2020 reference No. /IVR No. for future reference and correspondence.

Inspire Scholarship Application Form 2020 - Details to be filled

Students need to fill the below-mentioned details in the Inspire Scholarship application form.

  • Name & gender

  • Date of birth

  • Valid email

  • Father’s Name

  • Mother’s Name

  • Social Community (if any)

  • Educational Details

  • Correspondence address

Documents required to submit with Inspire Scholarship Application Form 2020

In the table below, the complete list of documents is given. Students need to submit these documents while submitting the Inspire Scholarship 2020 application form. Students must check the table and keep their documents ready in the prescribed format.

Documents required to submit with Inspire Scholarship Application Form

Name of the Document

Type

Maximum Size

Passport size photograph

JPEG

50 KB

Caste Certificate for OBC/SC/ST(only if applicable)

PDF

1 MB

Eligibility Note/Advisory Note if provided by the State/Central Board

PDF

1 MB

Marksheet of class 12

PDF

1 MB

Marksheet of class 12 (for proof of Date of Birth)

PDF

1 MB

Certificate specifying Rank or Award in JEE (Main)/ JEE (Advanced)/ NEET/ KVPY /JBNSTS/ NTSE/ International Olympic Medallists [If the student is eligible under this criteria]

PDF

1 MB

Endorsement Form signed by the Principal of the College/Director of the Institute/Registrar of the University

PDF

1 MB

Any other supporting documents

PDF

1 MB

Inspire Scholarship Amount and Duration of the Scholarship

  • Each eligible student will receive a scholarship amount of Rs. 80,000/- annually.

  • The cash payable to the scholarship holder will be Rs. 60,000/- per annum along with a summertime attachment fee of Rs. 20,000/- which will be paid only to those students who undertake summer time research project.

  • Selected students will receive the scholarship for the maximum period of five years starting from 1st-year course in B.Sc./ B.Sc.(Hons)/BS and integrated course of M.S. or M.Sc. or till the completion of the course, whichever is earlier.

  • The continuation of the scholarship will entirely depend upon the performance of students during their course.

Scope of subjects under Inspire Scholarship

  1. Physics

  2. Chemistry

  3. Mathematics

  4. Biology

  5. Statistics

  6. Geology

  7. Astrophysics

  8. Astronomy

  9. Electronics

  10. Botany

  11. Zoology

  12. Bio-chemistry

  13. Anthropology

  14. Microbiology

  15. Geophysics

  16. Geochemistry

  17. Atmospheric Sciences

  18. Oceanic Sciences.

How to renew the Inspire Scholarship Application Form 2020

In order to renew the application form of Inspire scholarship, students have to renew the scholarship through the link available on the official website. There are certain criteria that will be considered while renewing the Inspire Scholarship application form 2020.

  • Students shall pass in all the appearing subjects.

  • It is necessary to score a minimum of 60% marks or 7.0 CGPA in the examination.

  • If a student fails, or could not attend the annual examination, then their scholarship for next year will not be reviewed.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - Inspire Scholarship Application Form 2020

Question: Students who are unable to pass can apply for Inspire Scholarship?

Answer:

No, those students can not apply for Inspire scholarship.

Question: What is the duration of INSPIRE-SHE?

Answer:

The duration of the Inspire scholarship is 5 years.

Question: When will I be informed about my selection?

Answer:

A provisional offer letter will be sent to the web portal, which you can access by entering your user ID and password.

Question: How will I receive my scholarship amount?

Answer:

The scholarship will be transferred to your SBI bank account through DBT.

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