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Inspire Scholarship 2023 - Check Exam Dates, Eligibility, Form, Cutoff

Inspire Scholarship 2023 - Check Exam Dates, Eligibility, Form, Cutoff

Edited By Ajit Kumar Dubey | Updated on Feb 06, 2024 03:40 PM IST

Inspire Scholarship 2023 - Through the Inspire scholarship, the Department of Science and Technology (DST) gives financial aid for further education. It stands for Innovation in Science Pursuit of Inspired Research. The Inspire Scholarship 2023 is a merit-based scholarship. Students who meet the eligibility requirements can apply for the SHE Inspire 2023 scholarship.

The DST Inspire programme's major goal is to attract students to study fundamental science and provide them the opportunity to pursue a career in scientific research. Inspire Scholarship 2023 will be awarded to eligible students studying a UG in Basic and Natural Sciences subjects. For more information about the DST Inspire scholarship, including the amount, duration, eligibility, and application procedure, Continue reading the article.

Inspire Scholarship 2023 Dates

Here is a timetable of events and dates related to the Inspire 2023 scholarship that will help you keep track of forthcoming events.

Inspire Scholarship 2023 Dates


Tentative Dates

Online Inspire scholarship application release date

September 10, 2023

Last date to apply for Inspire fellowship 2023

November 30, 2023

Inspire scholarship result release date

February 2024

Inspire scholarship Cutoff date

February 2024

Inspire Scholarship Eligibility 2023

Only students who meet the following Inspire scholarship eligibility requirements are eligible to apply for the Inspire scholarship programme.

Age Criteria: Students with the age group 17-22 years can apply for scholarship.

Educational Eligibility 2023

  • The top 1% of meritorious 12th Class students from any state or central school board.

  • Students who have secured JEE or NEET rank within 10000 ranks can also apply for the Inspire Scholarship 2023.

  • Students who meet any of the mentioned qualifying requirements and are pursuing a BSc, BS, or International MSc/MS in fundamental and natural science are eligible for the Inspire scholarship programme 2023.

  • Jagadish Bose National Science Talent Search (JBNSTS), National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) scholars and International Olympiad medalists who are studying UG or PG courses in Natural and Basic science can also apply for the Inspire scholarship program.

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Subjects under the scope of Inspire Scholarship:

  • Mathematics/ Geology/ Physics/ Statistics/ Chemistry, Astrophysics/ Botany/ Biology/ Astronomy/ Zoology/ Microbiology/ Electronics/ Geophysics/ Bio-chemistry/ Geochemistry/ Atmospheric Sciences/ Anthropology/ Oceanic Sciences.

  • Inspire Scholarship 2023 is only available to regular course students.

The courses listed below are not accepted:

  • Other courses in Medicine, Agriculture, Psychology, Engineering, Seed Technology, Military Science, Anthropology, Defense Studies, Home Science, Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Geography, Economics, Physical Education, Education, Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer Applications, and Instrumentation.

  • Students enrolled in distance education are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Inspire Scholarship Application Form 2023

Students can apply for a new scholarship online and renew their existing scholarship using the same portal.

The following are the key steps to apply for the Inspire Scholarship 2023.

  • Visit the official website:

  • For a new scholarship, click on the new user registration page; otherwise, go to step 4.

  • Fill out all of the required information and submit it.

  • Log in with the generated credentials, and the candidate dashboard will appear on the screen.

  • Open the scholarship link and enter personal details, current educational information, 12th class details/National level competitive exam details, other details and contact details.

  • Now, verify all of the information and submit it.

  • Students should keep track of their Inspire scholarship status 2023 by writing down their application reference number/IVR No.

  • Take a printout of the application form for future reference.

  • Visit the National scholarship portal to apply for other state-level and national-level scholarships.

Documents required for Inspire Scholarship 2023

When applying for the Inspire 2023 scholarship, please attach a scanned copy of the following documents:

  • Passport size photograph (Compulsory for all)

  • 10th class mark sheet (Compulsory for all)

  • 12th class mark sheet (Compulsory for all)

  • Caste Certificate (for OBC/SC/ST)

  • Certificate specifying rank in National level competitive entrance exam (if applying under this category)

  • Certificate specifying award in JBNSTS/ NTSE/ International Olympic Medallists (if applying under this category).

  • Endorsement form signed by Principal/Director/Registrar of current College/Institute/University (Mandatory for all)

  • Eligibility Note/Advisory Note (Not mandatory)

  • Any other documents


Selection Procedure for Inspire Scholarship 2023

  • There is no exam conducted to provide this scholarship. Students are selected based on their performance in the 12th class.

  • Board-wise cutoff marks are released on the official website as a pdf file. Students who have attained equal or more than the cutoff marks are selected for DST Inspire scholarship.

  • They will have to open a savings bank account and link the same with Aadhar. Now, upload the scanned file of the self-attested photocopy of the passbook’s first page on the DST web portal.

Check the list of scholarships in India to know about other scholarships.

Inspire Scholarship Amount 2023

Following selection, each student will receive Rs 80,000 per year. The Inspire scholarship money is divided into two parts: annual scholarship (Rs 60,000) and summertime attachment fees (Rs. 20,000).

The yearly scholarship of Rs 60,000 is transferred into the student's account in monthly instalments of Rs 5,000.

  • Summer attachment fees of Rs 20,000 are paid to students who participated in the summer research project.

  • A total of 12,000 Inspire SHE scholarships are made available to qualified students.

  • The scholarship is available for a maximum of five years or until the course is completed.

Inspire Scholarship Cutoff 2023

The Inspire scholarship cutoff is the bare minimum number of marks required to be selected for the DST Inspire SHE scholarship. Students with the same or higher scores in their 12th board results are chosen for the scholarship.

Previous years’ Inspire scholarship Cutoff


Inspire Scholarship Result 2023

The DST Inspire scholarship results will be announced online in February 2024. Students can access their results by entering into the online portal. The selection list and rejection lists can also be downloaded from the official website. These lists will include the selected student's IVR number, name, and father's name. Students can also check the reason for rejection in the rejected list.

Renewal of Inspire Scholarship 2023

  • The scholarship's renewal is mostly determined on the candidate's performance.

  • Students must submit their performance report and result mark sheet within 12 months following the release of the results.

  • Only students who have achieved 60% or more marks (7.0 GPA or above) in the University/College exams will be eligible for the continuation of DST Inspire scholarship 2023.

  • Students who did not attend the examinations or did not get the necessary marks are not eligible for the scholarship.

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. How to renew an Inspire Scholarship 2023?

Students need to send their performance report signed by the Head of the Institution and self-attested result mark sheet.

2. Can I avail Inspire scholarship along with other scholarships?

No, you will have to surrender other scholarships in order to receive the Inspire Scholarship 2023.

3. Who is selected for Inspire Scholarship 2023?

The top 1% in 12th who achieve the cutoff marks are selected for DST Inspire scholarship.

4. What is the password format for the 2023 Inspire Scholarship?

The password must contain at least one upper case letter, one lower case letter, one digit, and one special character with minimum and maximum length of 8 and 20 characters respectively.

5. Are students eligible for Inspire scholarship 2023?

No, or engineering students can not apply for this scholarship.

6. When will I receive my 1st-year scholarship 2023?

After the approval of the 1st year performance report and mark sheets.

7. What will happen if I do not achieve 60% or more marks in College 2023?

Then your scholarship will be forfeited and it will be resumed in the next year subject to performance in the exam.

8. Can I apply for Inspire Scholarship with a gap after 12th 2023?

No, students are not eligible for DST Inspire scholarship with a gap after 12th.

9. What is DST inspire fellowship?

INSPIRE Fellowship is one of the components of INSPIRE scheme implemented by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India to strengthen the Science and Technology base of the country. This component focusses on attracting students to pursue doctoral degree in basic and applied sciences including engineering, medicine, agriculture, veterinary, pharmacy etc. after either master’s degree in science/engineering or bachelor/ master’s degree in Medicine.

10. How many students are selected for Inspire scholarship?

Under Scholarship for Higher Education (SHE component), 12,000 scholarships (from SHE-2017 batch onwards), each valued at ` 80,000/- are announced annually to students pursuing Bachelors and Masters level courses in Basic and Natural Science areas.

11. What is the age limit for inspire award?

Students with age group 17-22 years can apply for scholarship under Scholarship for Higher Education.


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