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PM YASASVI 2023 Entrance Test Cancelled by NTA, Selection To Be Based On Merit Lists

National Testing Agency has cancelled the PM YASASVI 2023 and said that the selection of the candidates will be done on merit.

Vivek Singh
NTA cancels PM YASASVI 2023 entrance examination (Photo: Krishi Jagran)
NTA cancels PM YASASVI 2023 entrance examination (Photo: Krishi Jagran)

The NTA has decided to cancel the PM YASASVI Entrance Test 2023 due to concerns about the additional burden it would place on applicants. Instead, the selection process for this year will rely on a merit list that takes into account the marks obtained in the 8th and 10th classes, in accordance with scheme guidelines. Student selection will be conducted through the NSP Portal, and those with scores of 60% or higher in either the 8th or 10th class are eligible to apply.

The National Testing Agency had originally scheduled the PM YASASVI entrance test for September 29, 2023, and admit cards were set to be released soon. This test was intended to identify scholarship recipients under the scheme. However, with the cancellation of the entrance test, candidates will now be chosen based on their performance in the 8th and 10th grades, with eligibility for application extended to those with scores of at least 60% or higher.

PM YASASVI Scholarship

MSJ&E, a national testing agency under the Indian government, conducts standardized tests for higher education admissions. It has introduced the PM Young Achievers Scholarship Award Scheme for OBC, nomadic, semi-nomadic tribes, and DNT students in 9th and 11th grades. Eligibility details are available in the following section. This scholarship is only for Indian students residing in their respective state or union territory. Recipients will be chosen through the YASASVI ENTRANCE TEST 2023, promoting fair access to education.

About PM YASASVI Entrance Test 2023

The NTA's planned examination, originally slated to be conducted in a traditional pen-and-paper format, was designed with a question paper consisting of a total of 100 multiple-choice questions. Students were expected to complete the exam within a time limit of 150 minutes.

The Prime Minister's Young Achievers Scholarship Award Scheme for Vibrant India (PM YASASVI) aims to recognize and support talented students hailing from OBC, EBC, Denotified, Nomadic, and Semi-Nomadic Tribes backgrounds. This scholarship program is specifically targeted at students in Classes IX and XI, most of whom come from families with an annual income not exceeding Rs 2.5 lakhs and are enrolled in prestigious, nationally recognized schools throughout India.

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