Kalpana Chawla National Scholar Exam: Apply Now!

By Divya

Kalpana Chawla National Scholar (KCNS) 2017, has released an official notification for the students of Class 5-9 of CBSE, ICSE & State Board affiliated schools in India. Interested and eligible candidates should apply on or before December 9, 2017.

Eligibility criteria for KCNS exam:

  • The candidate must be an Indian citizen.
  • The KCNS exam is applicable to the students of Class V - IX of CBSE, ICSE & State Board affiliated schools in India.
  • Candidates must be enrolled for the current academic year.

How to apply for KCNS?

  • Log in to the link to apply online.
  • Sign up as a new user.
  • Fill in all the required details.
  • Attach all the required documents.
  • Finally, submit the form.
Kalpana Chawla National Scholar Exam

KCNS award details:

For Students:


The total categories of prizes are 4. Each prize category has 21 winners. The total number of winners are 84 students across all the prize categories.

  • 1st Prize: Top 21 students will get to go to NASA camp.
  • 2nd Prize: The Cash prize of INR 1,00,000 will be awarded to 21 students.
  • 3rd Prize: The Cash prize of INR 50,000 will be awarded to 21 students.
  • Consolation Prize (4th): Cash prize of INR 21,000 will be awarded to 21 students.

KCNS Selection process:

The KCNS exam will be conducted in two stages.

  • The first stage will be the Online Scholarship Exam. The class-wise merit list will name the qualifiers.
  • In the second stage, the qualifiers will have to go through the Rapid Fire round through Skype or Video call. (Applicable only to the qualifiers.)

Important dates for KCNS exam:

Online Enrollment Start Date  11 August 2017
 Preparatory Sessions On 9 Sundays between 11 August to 5 December 2017.
 Online Enrollment End Date December 9, 2017
 KCNS Exam Date December 10, 2017
 Rapid Fire Round Date December 15, 2017 & December 16, 2017
 Personnel interviews, Visa documentation formalitiesDecember 18, 2017 
 Declaration of winners December 27, 2017
 NASA Camp Dates 3rd - 4th week of January 2018

For more information about the scholarship, click here

Also read: Government of Tripura Offers Post Matric Scholarship for General Category Students

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