Inspire Scholarship 2020 – Inspire Application Process, Eligibility Last Date


Inspire scholarship 2020-20 offers 10,000 scholarships every year to Rs. Eighty thousand to candidates from age 17-22 years, for pursuing Bachelors’s and Masters’s level education in Basic and Natural Science.
The Online application will start from 1st of November 2020 at 10 AM, and the last date of application is 31st of December 2020. The application will be accepted in online mode only on the official website
Inspire Scholarship was started by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, in November 2008. INSPIRE has three-parts – Scheme for Early Attraction of Talents (SEATS), Scholarship for Higher Education (SHE) and Assured Opportunities for Research Careers (AORC).

The main aim of the Scholarship is to enhance rates of youth to undertake higher education in science by providing scholarships and mentorship.


Inspire Scholarship 2020

Inspire 2020-20 offers 10,000 scholarships every year to Rs. 80,000 to candidates from age 17-22 years, for pursuing Bachelors’s and Masters’s level education in Basic and Natural Science.
There is no exam conducted for the candidates who want to take the scholarship, and it based on the eligibility criteria of the candidates.

Interested candidates can apply online on the official website. Candidate should note that the selected candidate will receive a scholarship of Rs. 5,000 per month, which in total will be Rs. 60,000 in a year.
All the scholars who have taken scholarships need to undertake a summer research project under an active researcher in any identified research centres in India.

The scholarship will give a summer attachment fee of Rs. 20,000 to the scholars for the mentorship every year. Candidates need to submit the project report and certificate after the completion of the project within the due course of time to the mentor.

Inspire Scholarship 2020 Important Details

Candidates who are willing to take scholarship can check the table below for more details related to it –

Name of the Scholarship INSPIRE (Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research)
Department of Scholarship Department of Science and Technology (DST)
Total number of scholarship 10,000 every year
Post category Admission
Application mode Online mode
Official Website



Inspire Scholarship 2020 Important Dates

Candidates who will take scholarships can follow the below table for important dates related to it.

 Application form Availability 15 October 2020.
 Online Application Starts 1st of November 2020  at 10 AM
Last Date to apply 31st of  December 2020 up to 5 PM
Inspire Scholarship Result May 2020

Scholarship 2020 Inspire Selection Process

Inspire Scholarship selection procedure will be started by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) at least four months after the last date of application submission.
The selected candidates will receive a provisional offer letter on the official web informing them that they have selected for Inspire Scholarship.

Candidates will have to upload their required documents on the website within the given period for further procedures. Candidates should note that all selected candidates will receive an Email notification informing that they selected for the Inspire scholarship. To download Scholarship Offer Letter, selected candidates should log in to the online website to download the offer letter.

Inspire Scholarship 2020 Eligibility

Candidates who willing to apply for Inspire Scholarship 2020-20 must check the eligibility criteria to check whether they are eligible or not for the scholarship. Below are the important points: 

  •  Candidates who are among the top 1% in class 12 at their respective board examinations and are pursuing courses in Natural and Basic Sciences at the BSc or Integrated MSc levels are eligible for the scholarships.
  • Candidates should have passed class 12 from any recognized state or central Board in India.
  •  The student must be pursuing three years B.Sc., B.Sc (Hons), four years B.S or five years integrated M.Sc./M.S programs in any UGC recognized College or University or Institutions in India in natural and basic sciences and must be in the top 1% of the Board or have achieved a High Rank in National Entrance Exam Top 1% in Board Exams.
  •  Candidates who have scored in the Joint Entrance Examination and have also study Natural and Basic sciences in any institute or university leading to graduate and post-graduate degrees are eligible.

Scholarship 2020 Affiliated Subjects

Inspire Scholarship affiliated subjects under Basic and Natural Sciences are listed below. Candidates can check the subjects name from the list mentioned below-

  1. Physics
  2. Botany
  3. Chemistry
  4. Zoology
  5. Mathematics
  6. Biochemistry
  7. Biology
  8. Anthropology,
  9. Statistics
  10. Microbiology
  11. Geology
  12. Geophysics
  13. Astrophysics
  14. Geochemistry
  15. Astronomy
  16. Atmospheric
  17. Sciences
  18. Electronics
  19. Oceanic Sciences

Inspire Scholarship 2020 Application form

The Scholarship application form is available on the official website. The last date for submission of the Scholarship is December 2020.
The filled-in application form of Scholarship will be submitted in online mode only. Candidates are not allowed to send the filled Inspire application form or any document through the post.
Before the final submission of the application form, candidates need to verify all the full details carefully, as the corrections will not allow after that.

How to Apply for Inspire Scholarship 2020

Below are the steps of how to apply for the Scholarship 2020 application form given below. Candidates can check the steps from below-

  1.  Firstly candidates need to do the online registration of Inspire Scholarship on Click Here.
  2. Then candidates need to upload their documents in the Inspire online application form
  3.  After filling the form, candidates need to recheck all the filled details.
  4.  After checking candidates need to submit the Application form.

Candidate should note that they should only send one application form and should make sure that the application form is correctly filled.

Before proceeding further with the online application process for Scholarship, the student should keep the scanned copy of the following documents ready.

Document To Be Uploaded For Scholarship

  • Passport Size Photograph of the candidate (mandatory).
  • Caste Certificate of the candidate only if they belong to OBC /SC /ST category.
  • Eligibility Note or Advisory note provided by the State/Central Board.
  • Class 10 Mark sheet of the candidate for their Date of Birth proof.
  • Class 12 Mark Sheet.
  • Certificate specifying Rank or Award in Joint Entrance Examination (Main) or Joint Entrance Examination. (Advanced) or in any International Olympic Medalists.
  • Endorsement Form (mandatory).

Inspire Scholarship 2020 Cutoff

The Inspire Scholarship will given to those candidates only who will come in the top 1% in their class 12. The cut off is minimum qualifying marks obtained by the candidates to qualify for the exam. So the candidates need to score good marks in the exam to take a scholarship.
Inspire scholarship cut off 2020 will be released by the Department of Science and Technology (DST). Given below is the previous year cut off list, candidates can check the list from the table below and can prepare themselves according to it.

Andhra Pradesh 98.10%
Assam 84.20%
Bihar 73.60%
Chhattisgarh 89.20%
Goa 86.50%
Gujarat 78.00%
Haryana 93.40%
Himachal Pradesh 90.80%
Jammu Kashmir 92.40%
Jharkhand 80.00%
Karnataka 94.17%
Kerala 97.92%
Madhya Pradesh 89.80%
Maharashtra 86.00%
Manipur 85.60%
Meghalaya 72.40%
Mizoram 74.00%
Nagaland 79.00%
Odhisa 84.33%
Punjab 91.33%
Rajasthan 88.60%
Tamil Nadu 95.08%
Tripura 89.60%
Telangana 98.50%
Uttar Pradesh 83.80%
Uttarkhand 85.20%
West Bengal 88.20%
CBSE 95.20%
ICSE 96.33%
AMU 94.40%
Vishwa Bharati 94.00%


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