Why is PM YASASVI Scheme in news?

Why is PM YASASVI Scheme in news?- The NTA has started the registration procedure of the applicants for the scholarship programme on the NTA’s website by 10th August 2023 under the YASASVI Scheme.

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Why in News?

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has begun the application process for the PM Young Achievers Scholarship Award Scheme for Vibrant India (YASASVI) scholarship entrance test 2023.

The NTA invited applications through its official website, yet.nta.an.in from July 11th, 2023 to August 10th, 2023. The government has planned to offer 15,000 scholarships ranging from Rs.75,000 to Rs.1,25,000 per year to class 9-12 meritorious students through the PM YASASVI Scholarship test.

PM YASASVI Entrance Test 2023 Highlights

YASASVI Entrance exam will be conducted in Computer Based Test (CBT) format. The other details about the entrance exam are given below:

  • Conducting Body: National Testing Agency (NTA)
  • Application start date: 11th July 2023
  • Last date for application: 10th August 2023
  • Date of examination: 29th September 2023
  • Mode of the exam: Online mode
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Exam fee: no fee
  • Number of questions: 100 mcq’s
  • Number of scholarships: 15,000
  • Official website: yet.nta.ac.in

Structure of PM YASASVI Entrance Exam:

SubjectsNo. of QuestionsTotal Marks
Social Science25100
General Awareness/ Knowledge25100


Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment offer scholarships to meritorious students under the PM YASAVI Scheme.  The scholarship is restricted to OBC, Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic tribes, DNT. Students in 9th grade and those in 11th grade are awarded scholarships at two different levels. The written examination of the scholarship test is known as YASASVI Entrance Test.

Objective of PM YASASVI Scheme

The PM YASASVI Scheme’s principal goal is to grant scholarships to students from various impoverished classes. PM YASASVI Scheme scholarship provides these students with the resources they need to become financially independent and continue their studies.

Benefits of PM YASASVI Scheme

The benefits provided to the students under the PM YASASVI Scheme are as under:

  • Students of class 9th will be provided with financial benefit of Rs.75,000 per year.
  • Students in the eleventh grade would receive a monetary incentive of Rs.1,25,000 each year.
  • This scholarship is absolutely transparent and will be conducted to international standards.

Eligibility Criteria of PM YASASVI Scheme

The following prerequisites must be met in order to be admitted in the entrance exam:

  • The applicant must have permanent residency in India.
  • A candidate must fall in one of the following categories: OBC/ EBC/ DNT SAR/ NT/ SNT.
  • Applicants must have cleared the eighth grade in order to sit for the tenth grade examinations.
  • The yearly income of the applicant’s parents should not exceed Rs.2.5 lakh.
  • All genders can apply for the exam.

How to get registered under the PM YASASVI Scheme?

One must follow the following steps to get registered under the PM YASASVI Scheme:

  • Visit the official website of NTA i.e., yet.nta.ac.in.
  • On the home page, click on the registration tab.
  • Fill up all the required detail such as name, e-mail and date of birth and log-in using the generated credentials.
  • Enroll yourself for the YASASVI entrance scholarship test 2023.
  • Submit all the details.
  • Save the page for future reference.

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