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Himachal Pradesh

H.P. Swaran Jayanti Middle Merit Scholarship Scheme For Govt. Schools

Class V
Application Process
Documents Required
Frequently Asked Questions
The scheme “H.P. Swaran Jayanti Middle Merit Scholarship Scheme for Govt. Schools” was launched by the Department of Elementary Education, Government of Himachal Pradesh for students studying in Class V is meant to identify the talent and nurture it at an early stage. The meritorious students for the award of benefits under the scheme will be selected through a state-level examination. The examination will be conducted every year at the state level by the SCERT, Solan (H.P.).
A total of 100 scholarships can be distributed among twelve districts of the State, determining the district quota based on an average of the last three years' enrollment in class five (as per UDISE data of the latest three years) of the Government Schools in the State.
Important Dates: Tentative dates for submission of the application form and conduct of examination etc. are given below:
Sl. No.Important DatesDate
1Date of advertisement for the examinationWill be fixed by SCERT
2Date of applying for creation of login ID of Primary Schools for the examinationWill be fixed by SCERT
3Last Date of SubmissionWill be fixed by SCERT
4Date of Issuing of Roll NumberWill be fixed by SCERT
5Date of ExaminationFirst Sunday of the month of November
6Declaration of ResultIn the month of December
The pattern of Examination: The state-level examination will comprise one test of 100 marks consisting of 100 multiple-choice questions of one mark each. The question paper will cover mental ability tests, scholastic aptitude tests, and language tests with the following distribution of marks:
Sl. No.Question PaperNumber of Questions
1Mental Ability test40 questions
2Environment Science Scholastic Aptitude Test20 questions
3Mathematics20 questions
4Language Test

Hindi10 questions

English10 questions
Mental Ability Test: It will be for testing verbal and non-verbal Metacognitive abilities like reasoning and critical thinking. The question in the test may be on analogy, classification, numerical series, pattern perception, hidden figures, etc.
Scholastic Aptitude Test: It will cover subjects mainly Mathematics & Environment Science as taught up to 5th Class in the Govt. Schools of the State.
Language Test: It will test the general understanding of Hindi and English language according to the curriculum of Class 1 to Class 5 of the Govt. Primary Schools in Himachal Pradesh.
Duration of Examination: The test will be of two & half hours (150 minutes) in duration. Children with a disability may be given half an hour of extra time.
Note: There will be no negative marking in the examination.
Process of examination: The centers of examination, important dates, and other details regarding the examination for the scholarship scheme will be notified through advertisements in daily newspapers. The information will also be available on the official website of SCERT, Solan (H.P.). SCERT will prepare and print the question paper and OMR sheets for the examination.
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