List of Merit holders in the SSC and HSC examinations is prepared by the Department. List of the students selected for this scholarship and prescribed application forms are sent to the schools or colleges from which the students have passed. Father’s annual income in such cases is required to be less than Rs.25,000/-. Total annual emoluments of the father are taken into consideration. If the income is above Rs.25,000/-, cash prize worth Rs.100/- and merit certificate are given to the concerned student. A student cannot claim any other scholarships if he opts for this scholarship. The application has to be accompanied by income certificate, mark list of the SSC or HSC examination, a pass-port size photograph etc. Such a student can avail himself of this scholarship till his graduation.