Ramakanta Biswas

The Board of Secondary Education (BSE), Odisha has started inviting applications from students for the National Rural Talent Scholarship (NRTS) Examination, 2023.

A student of any school recognised by the government of Odisha having passed Class-VIII and continuing in Class-IX is eligible to appear at the NRTS Examination. 

However, students of schools not following syllabus of Board of Secondary Education, Odisha are not eligible for this scholarship.

Step By Step Instructions for NRTS Application 

Online application for National Rural Talent Scholarship (NRTS) Examination, 2023 can be filled up by visiting the website www.bseodisha.ac.in from 07/08/2023 till 19/08/2023 midnight. Deposit of fee and online submission of forms have to be completed by 19/08/2023 midnight. 

The log in authorities for online application shall be the Head of the Institution of all recognised high schools affiliated to Board of Secondary Education, Odisha. They will login with their school code as user ID and password which they last used. 

Award of Scholarships 

The B.S.E., Odisha will declare the results of the scholarship examination and hand over the merit list to the concerned District Education Officers. 2. The District Education Officer will prepare the list of selected students for each district on the basis of the result and merit list provided by the B.S.E., Odisha, after verification of correctness of the data in the merit list. 3. The District Education Officer will issue the award memo in favour of selected students. In no case, the total number of awardees in a Block (Rural & Urban taken together) shall exceed 10.

Rate of Scholarships

The selected students will get Rs.250/- per month for 24 months till he/ she continues his/ her studies in the Secondary level i.e. in Class-IX and X with satisfactory performance.

Disbursement of Award Money

The scholarship money shall be disbursed to students through electronic transfer to their Bank Accounts. Soon after the publication of result and issue of award memo the awardees will be informed to open a joint bank account (student and one of the parents) and submit the account details to the District Education Officer who will transfer the award money to the account of the student. No other mode of payment is allowed.

Examination Fees 

The fee for NRTS Examination, 2023 is Rs.60/- (Rupees Sixty) per candidate.

For more details, read official notification HERE