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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 2023-24.

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. 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 oo 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.


Total Marks

1 Current Affairs 5
2 History 5
3 Geography 5
4 Science 5
5 Sports/ Culture 5
6 Local Philately 10
7 National Philately 15
  Total 50

     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 05th September, 2023. Application posted after 05-09-2023 and applications posted through ordinary post/ private courier or by hand submission will not be entertained.

Last date of posting of application is extended to 11.09.2023

Application should be submitted by Registered post or Speed post only



Application Form Application Form in PDF
SOP for SPARSH Application Form in PDF
SPARSH result 2022-23 Application Form in PDF

Contact Us
Circle Philatelic Officer
O/o the Chief Postmaster General
Kerala Circle
Thiruvananthapuram 695033
Phone: 0471-2560728
e-mail: phil.kl@indiapost.gov.in
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