New Delhi, August 16, 2023 – Maharashtra State Scholarship Examination – The much anticipated online registration for the 2024 Maharashtra state scholarship examination for class 5 and 8 students is all set to begin from September 1, 2023. The official website will invite applications from candidates for this scholarship opportunity.
Originally scheduled to begin on July 1, 2023 the registration process had to be postponed due to unforeseen technical challenges. However, the Maharashtra State Council of Examination and Paper Publishing System has resolved these issues, ensuring a seamless registration process this year.
A notable highlight of the 2024 Maharashtra state scholarship examination is the substantial increase in the scholarship amount. Students from class 5 will now receive a scholarship amount of ₹5,000, a substantial raise from the previous year.
Similarly, class 8 students will receive ₹7,500 as a scholarship reward. This reflects the state government’s commitment to promoting education and supporting young talent.
Maharashtra State Scholarship Examination – Overview
|Department||Maharashtra State Council of Examination|
|Scholarship||MSCE Scholarship for 5th and 8th Standard Students|
|Scholarship Exam Type||State Level Exam|
|Scholarship Type||Pre-Upper Primary Scholarship Examination (PUP)- Class 5th
Pre-Secondary Scholarship Examination (PSP)- Class 8th
|Year||2024 – 2025|
|Start Date of Online Registration||September 1, 2023|
|Official Website||Click Here|
Maharashtra State Scholarship Examination – Age Limit
|Exam Name||All Category||Handicapped|
|Pre-Higher Primary Scholarship Examination (5th Class)||11 Years||15 Years|
|Pre-Secondary Scholarship Examination (8th Class)||14 Years||18 Years|
Maharashtra State Scholarship Examination – Eligibility Criteria
- The student should be a resident of Maharashtra i.e. parents must have resided in Maharashtra for at least 15 years.
- Students should be studying in 5th or 8th standard in a recognised Government/Aided/ Unaided/Permanent Unaided/Self-financing school.
- The student’s family income must be less than ₹2 lakh per annum.
Maharashtra State Scholarship Examination – Documents Required
- Student’s passport size photograph with signature (jpg/jpeg/png/bmp format) with size less than 100 KB
- Aadhaar Card
- Other documents as applicable to student’s category
Note: After filling the registration form, note down the application number of a student. Application number shall be required to download the hall tickets.
The Maharashtra State Scholarship Examination has gained significance over the years as it serves as a platform to recognise and reward academic excellence among young learners. It not only encourages students to excel academically but also aids in reducing financial burdens on deserving families.
Candidates and their parents are urged to mark their calendars for September 1, 2023 and to visit mscepuppss.in to initiate the registration process promptly.
Maharashtra State Scholarship Examination 2024 – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What is the Maharashtra state scholarship program for class 5 and 8 students?
Ans: The scholarship program is known as the MSCE Scholarship. It is designed for the students of 5th and 8th standard. It includes the Pre-Upper Primary Scholarship Examination (PUP) for 5th class and the Pre-Secondary Scholarship Examination (PSP) for students from 8th class.
Q: When does the online registration for the 2024 scholarship examination begin?
Ans: The online registration for the 2024 scholarship examination is all set to begin from September 1, 2023.
Q: Why was the initial registration date of July 1, 2023 postponed?
Ans: The registration process was postponed due to unexpected technical challenges, which has been resolved now to ensure a smooth experience of registration process.
Q: What is the significance of the increase in the scholarship amount for the 2024 program?
Ans: For students of class 5, the scholarship amount has been raised to ₹5,000, and for students of class 8 students, it has been substantially increased to ₹7,500. This reflects the state government’s commitment to promoting education and supporting young talent.
Q: Who is eligible to apply for the scholarship examination?
Ans: The students applying for the scholarship should be a resident of Maharashtra. He/she should be studying in either 5th or 8th standard in a recognised Government/Aided/Unaided/ Permanent Unaided/Self-financing school. Their family income must be less than ₹2 lakh per annum.
Q: What are the documents required for registration?
Ans: Students need to provide a passport-sized photograph with signature in jpg/jpeg/png/bmp format.The size of the photograph should be less than 100 KB. Aadhar card, and other applicable documents based on their categories should be made available as per the stated requirements.