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De​en Dayal SPARSH Yojana

​Scholarship for ​Promotion of ​Aptitude & ​Research in ​Stamps as a ​Hobby​

     Department of Posts has notified the Scholarship Scheme called "Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana Scholarship for Promotion of Aptitude and Research in Stamps as a Hobby for students from Class VI to IX having good academic record and pursuing Philately as a hobby for the year 2022-23.

About the scheme

     Students from Class-VI to IX having good academic record and pursuing Philately as a hobby will be awarded a scholarship on the basis of a written quiz & Philately Project to be conducted at Circle level. The amount of scholarship per awardee is Rs.6000/- per annum (@Rs.500/- per month). Ten students from each class will be eligible for the scholarship according to their performance in Stage II/ Level II Project work.

Eligibility Condition

  1. A candidate must be a student [Class-VI to IX] of a recognized school within India
  2. Concerned school should have a Philately Club and the candidate should be a member of the Club.
  3. In case the School Philately Club has not been established, a student having his own Philately Deposit Account will also be considered.
  4. A candidate should have good academic record. At the time of selection for award of scholarship, the candidate must have scored at least 60% marks or equivalent grade/ grade point in the recent final examination. There will be 5% relaxation for SC/ST.

Selection Process

     The selection process will be consisting of two levels

Level-I: Written Quiz- 50 multiple choice questions (MCQ) consisting of questions from the following subjects. Each question will carry one mark. There will be no negative marking. Student of a class will compete with his peers only. Duration of the exam will be of one hour.

Sl.No Subject Total Marks


Current Affairs












Sports/ Culture



Local Philately



National Philately




Level-2: Philately Project- 40 students [subject to availability] from each standard will be selected for level-II Philately Project competition on the basis of their merit in the level-1 written quiz. The Project should be limited to a maximum of 500 words, contained in 4 to 5 pages. The display of stamps [real or images] should be limited to a maximum of 16 only.

Submission of application: Application for participation in the level-I written exam should be submitted to the Superintendent/ Senior Superintendent of Postal Division, where school of the student is situated, by registered post or speed post. Last date for submission / posting of application is 31st July, 2022. Application posted after 31-07-2022 and applications posted through ordinary post/ private courier or by hand submission will not be entertained.

Application Form in PDF

Application Form

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O/o the Chief Postmaster General
Kerala Circle
Thiruvananthapuram 695033
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