CBSE UDAAN 2021: Registration, Dates, Eligibility, Selection Process, Benefits


CBSE UDAAN 2021 scholarship scheme is launched by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). The aim of the program is to benefit the girl students by providing them free exam preparation for Engineering entrance exams. The UDAAN Scholarship Scheme is only for girl students studying in classes 11 and 12 in the Science stream. The application form for CBSE UDAAN Scheme will be available online. Candidates must check the eligibility criteria before applying for CBSE UDAAN free engineering entrance exam preparation. To get more details about CBSE UDAAN Registration, dates, eligibility, benefits, etc, the candidates can read the complete article.

CBSE UDAAN 2021 Status


The details of the CBSE UDAAN 2021 will be available on the website of the conducting authority. However, candidates can also check the details of the UDAAN program from the table given below

CBSE UDAAN 2021 scholarship scheme Status
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UDAAN CBSE Scholarship Program 2021 Important Dates

The UDAAN Scholarship program was launched by the CBSE under the aegis of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). All the details of CBSE UDAAN 2021 Dates will be available on the portal of the conducting authority. However, candidates can also check the tentative dates of the scholarship program from the table given below:

CBSE UDAAN Scheme 2021 Dates
Important Events Dates (Tentative)
Availability of application forms September 2021
Submission of application form October 2021

CBSE UDAAN Application Form 2021

The official authority will release the application form for the UDAAN Scholarship program online. Candidates must check the eligibility criteria before filling the CBSE UDAAN Application Form from the details given in the brochure. In order to apply online, candidates must keep ready the scanned copies of all the documents and certificates. Once the registration process is completed, the candidates must fill the application form by entering all the required details. The candidates must submit a printed copy of the online application along with all the required documents to the city coordinator. The direct link to apply for UDAAN free engineering coaching for girl students will be provided in the updates section of this article. 

How to Apply for the UDAAN CBSE Scholarship 2021?

In order to apply for the CBSE UDAAN Free Engineering Entrance Exam Preparation for Girl Students, candidates must do the online registration. The details to fill the application form of the CBSE UDAAN Scholarship for Girls are given below:

  • Initially, the candidates must visit the official portal of the conducting authority.
  • Now, from various schemes, candidates will have to select the CBSE UDAAN Scheme.
  • After clicking on the UDAAN Scheme, a new page will open on the screen.
  • Here candidates will have to do the online registration by entering details like name, Aadhar card number, mobile number, email id, etc.
  • After doing the registration, candidates will have to click on the “Apply for CBSE UDAAN 2021” application form link.
  • In the application form, candidates will have to enter their personal details, academic qualification, marks in previous qualifying exams, permanent residential address.
  • After that, the applicants will have to upload the scanned copies of the photograph and signature in the prescribed format.
  • In the final step, the candidates will have to take the printout of the duly filled application form.
  • The application form has to be verified by the Head/ Principal of the respective school.
  • The schools will also provide a verification certificate to the candidates.
  • Then the applicants must submit the hardcopy of the application form along with all the required documents to the city coordinator. 

Documents Required to Apply for CBSE UDAAN 2021

The candidates must submit the printed copy of the following documents along with the CBSE UDAAN Application Form to the concerned authority.

  • Undertaking from the school to prove that the candidate is a regular student from that particular school.
  • Annual Income certificate of the Parents
  • Class X marks sheet/ certificate
  • Reservation Certificate, if applicable
  • Caste Certificate, if applicable
  • Undertaking (attached in the annexure of UDAAN Brochure), duly filled and signed by the parent/ guardian of the applicant.
  • Any photo identity proof of the candidate.

Eligibility Criteria for CBSE UDAAN 2021

The candidates applying for the CBSE UDAAN free coaching program for Engineering exams for girl students must check the eligibility criteria. The official authority will accept the application form only from the eligible candidates. The details of the eligibility criteria for the UDAAN Scholarship program are given below:

  • The program is open to Indian citizens residing in India only
  • All girl students studying in classes XI of KVs/ NVs/ Government Schools of any recognized Board/ CBSE affiliated private schools in India are eligible to apply
  • The selection of the students will be based on merit and will be considered against the city chosen by the candidate for the weekly virtual contact classes
  • Girl students enrolled in Class XI in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (PCM) stream.
  • Minimum 70% marks in Class X overall and 80% marks in Science and Mathematics for Boards that follow CGPA, a minimum CGPA of 8, and a GPA of 9 in Science and Mathematics
  • The annual family income should be less than Rs. 6 lakhs per annum

Selection Process for CBSE UDAAN Scholarship Program

  • The candidates who have applied for the UDAAN and those who fulfill the minimum eligibility criteria will be selected for the scholarship. 
  • Around 1000 girl candidates are selected every year to provide the free coaching program for preparation for the Engineering entrance exams.
  • The selected candidates will be provided free offline/online courses through virtual weekend contact classes. 
  • They will also be given free study material while studying in classes XI and XII for preparation of admission test to various premier engineering colleges in the country. 
  • The selection of the candidates will be on the basis of a merit list released by the CBSE. 
  • Candidates can get details about the CBSE UDAAN Selection process from the official website. 
  • The selection process also follows reservation policy as per the rules of the Central Government and MHRD.

CBSE UDAAN Reservation Policy

The reservation criteria as per the JEE Advanced for selecting candidates for the UDAAN Scholarship program are given below:

Category Reservation Percentage
OBS (NCL) 27%
SC 15%
ST 7.50%
PWD 3% of seats in each category


Benefits of CBSE UDAAN Scholarship Scheme

UDAAN Scheme was launched by the CBSE with an aim to improve the participation of female candidates in various prestigious Engineering colleges in India. With the help of the UDAAN scheme, the government provides free coaching for Engineering entrance exams to the girl candidates from economically poor families. Some of the salient features of the CBSE UDAAN Scheme are given as follows:

  • CBSE UDAAN Program aims at selecting around 1000 girl students every year to compete for admission in Premier Engineering Colleges in India.
  • The selection of students on merit cum means basis. However, there is also a reservation policy for a few candidates.
  • The selected candidates are provided free of cost comprehensive course in an online and offline format
  • Also, the candidates can join the tutorials, lectures videos for Engineering entrance exams. 
  • The study material for preparation for IIT JEE will be provided online and on tablets given to the students
  • A comprehensive assessment system to result in the accumulation of reward points
  • Also, Financial assistance is provided to the candidates by means of reward points redeemed towards fees in IITs and NITs
  • Also, a Student helpline desk will be provided to enhance learning
  • The authorities will organize some motivational sessions for the students as well as parents. 

Highlights of CBSE UDAAN 2021

Candidates can check the detailed overview of the CBSE UDAAN scholarship from the table given below:

CBSE UDAAN Scholarship 2021 Overview 
Name of the Scholarship CBSE UDAAN 2021
Organizing Body Central Board of Secondary Education under the Ministry of Human Resource Development,
Classes applicable Post-Matric

11th and 12th students

Level National
Online Registration September- October 2021
Application Process Online
Qualification The candidate needs to have completed his Matric in any of the disciplines in the first-class division with a 75% percentage in the examination.

The student must be pursuing Intermediate with Physics, Chemistry, and Maths as major subjects.

Selection process On the basis of marks obtained in the Matric or Inter.
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About CBSE

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is an educational body under the Government of India. CBSE controls and manages various academic activities. It conducts the exams and decides the course curriculum for Secondary and Higher Secondary education. Apart from the academic activities, the CBSE also conducts various scholarship programs for meritorious students. One of its major programs is Project UDAAN. This program was launched by the CBSE to help the girl candidates from economically poor backgrounds to take free coaching classes for engineering entrance exam preparation. As the name suggests, the project CBSE UDAAN is to provide wings to the girl candidates to fly high and help in the nation-building process. 


Q1. What is the UDAAN Scheme of CBSE?

Ans: As per the project UDAAN the girl candidates are provided with free online/offline coaching classes to prepare for various engineering entrance exams like JEE, AIEEE, etc.

Q2. Is there any financial assistance provided through project UDAAN?

Ans: Yes, the girl candidates who get selected for the UDAAN Scholarship are also provided financial assistance by the CBSE and MHRD.

Q3. I am studying in a state board school. Can I apply for CBSE UDAAN 2021?

Ans: Yes, candidates irrespective of the boards, can apply for CBSE UDAAN.

Q4. Can male candidates apply for the CBSE UDAAN scholarship 2021?

Ans: No, the UDAAN scheme is exclusively for girl candidates. 

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