ePASS Karnataka Scholarship: Check Payment Status Link

ePass Karnataka Scholarship 2021: ePASS Karnataka 2021 ePASS also known as KARePASS is a digital platform altered electronically in aspects of payment and form filling making it well fetched and easy for all the students. Scholarships presented by this department are actually for students who are highly aspired and studious but lacked economically. Therefore it is assimilated for the Welfare of Backward Class student of the state by the Government of Karnataka. ePASS Karnataka Scholarship was shut down due to covid-19, a large mass of students would have appeared for the exam, therefore application process of ePASS Scholarship was ceased to operate in 2020.

ePASS Karnataka Scholarship basically wants to provide financial assistance to the students who are underprivileged through introducing various scholarship schemes. The backward students are soul of the Nation and States so they should be catered well through under this initiative.

ePASS Karnataka Scholarship

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ePass Karnataka Scholarshi

ePASS Karnataka Scholarship was launched by the authorities on 1st October 2013 under the inspection of then honorable CM of Karnataka. The primary aim was to let the underprivileged students gain status on the basis of their academics.

What is ePASS?
ePASS is an electronic payment and application system of scholarship for better procedure outcome and for systematic & apt distribution of scholarships to students directly to their accounts. ePASS list out numerous scholarships schemes which in turn are known as ePASS scholarship.

ePASS Karanataka Scholarship is a broad spectrum under which various number of scholarship schemes takes effect , among them three most common are:

  • Post-Matric Scholarship (PMS) Scheme
  • Fee Concession (FC) Scheme and
  • Food and Accommodation Scholarship (FAAS).
    So far each scholarship has there own guidelines to follow.

    The approach for this year scholarship process has been varied due to pandemic and thus many scholarships were postponed.

Karnataka ePass 2021: An Overview

The ePASS scholarship Karnataka have one main purpose which is to elevate the students who belongs to backward classes in the society. The government is fulfilling this criteria by providing different schemes so as to make them grow not only in educational aspect but also in economical aspect.

Name of ScholarshipePASS Scholarship Karnataka
ePASS scholarship Launched byKarnataka government
ePASS scholarship Launched on 1st October 2013
Issuing body of ePASS scholarship Backward Classes Welfare Department, Govt. of Karnataka
Name of the Application system Electronic Payment and Application System of Scholarship (ePass)
Year 2021
Start date of the application formWill start soon
Last date of the application formWill be released soon
Mode of application Online
Mode of paymentOnline
Verification of application formThrough hard copy of application and documents attached
ObjectiveUpliftment of backward class students by providing them financial assistance
Scholarships offeredVidhyagiri is provided in the following categories :
PMS, FC, FAAS, NUR, Prathiba Purashkar Scholarship
ePass portal karepass.cgg.gov.in

ePASS Karnataka Scholarship: Prime Dates

The dates are to be differed as the ePASS Scholarship was closed due to pandemic . That is why the Scholarship application forms releasing dates has become a hassle.

Dates Events
ePASS Scholarship for Hostel facility (Start Date)1st February 2021
ePASS Scholarship for Hostel facility (Last Date)10th February 2021
Post-Matric Scholarship ( Last date extended )20th April 2021
Vidhyasiri Scholarship released date possible in the month of MAY 2021
Vidhyasiri Scholarship last datewill be released by the authority soon
Prathibha Puraskara(Expected released date)possibly by the end of July

You can also look through relevant information given below:

Karnataka Diploma CET ResultKarnataka 2nd PUC Result 2021

ePASS Karnataka Scholarship: Categories and Reservation Applicable

There is a vivid range of social group but for Scholarship, OBC is categorized more in accordance with the reservation offered.

  • Other Backward Class(OBC) category is divided into many subgroups according to there grading and so is the reservation allotted to them which are as follows:
  1. OBC
    Category 1 of OBC is classified as Most backward, reservation allotted is about 4%, groups included in this class are: Uppara, Golla and several other Nomadic communities.

    Category 2A of OBC is classified as More backward, reservation allotted is about 15%, groups included in this class are: Kuruba, Idiga and 100 other commodities included like Buddhist.

    Category 2B of OBC is graded the same as 2A “More backward”, reservation allotted is about 4%, groups included in this class are: Muslims

    Category 3A of OBC is graded as Backward, reservation allotted is about 4%, groups included in this class are: 12 Communities including reddy etc

    Category 3B of OBC is graded as Backward, reservation allotted is about 5%, Groups included in this class are: Lingayat, Veera Shaiva, 42 sub-cases like Jains and Christians.
  2. Other than these categories Scheduled Caste(SC) are allotted with 15% reservation.
  3. Also, Scheduled Tribes (ST) are allotted with 3% reservation in Karnataka.

ePASS Karnataka Scholarships : Award Amount to Students

Scholarships under Epass Karnataka are mainly concerned towards backward class of society. Officials provides scholarships in different ways :

  • Vidhyasiri (FASS) Scholarship

The amount offered with distribution in respect to categories in percent are given below:

CategoryAmount in %
  • The amount offered to Post-Matric Scholarship are stated below:
GroupScholarship offered per year (Rs)
Group A3500
Group B3350
Group C2100
Group D1600
  • Fee Concession Scheme

The following five fees are to be excused from the set rates .
i) Tuition fees
ii) Laboratory fee

iii) Examination fee
iv) Sports fee
v) Library fees

  • The amount offered in “Pratibha Puraskaram” are stated below:
Class/CourseAmount offered(Rs)
Second PUC,15,000
Graduate / Post graduate20,000
Professional Degree/ professional master degree25,000

ePASS Karnataka Vidyasiri (FAAS) Scholarship Karnataka 2021

The Vidhyasiri Scholarship is provided by the official in the following format :

  • The government offers concession of fee for the full course under these:
    PMS -Post-Matric Scholarship
    Fee Concession (FC) Scheme
    FAAS-Food And Accommodation Scholarship
    NUR- Nursing Stipend
  • Prathibha Puraskara Scholarship for SSLC/ secondary PUC
  • The government provides free accommodation of hostel and free post-matric courses.
  • There are numerous schools in Karnataka which are merged under this ePASS scholarship

ePASS Karnataka Scholarships: Eligibility Criteria

Though the qualification sub-standards may vary from scholarship to scholarship programs as every scholarship comes with its own set of rules and condition required to be fulfilled by students. Yet there is one condition or criteria that needs to be fulfilled by each student is to belong to the concerned state or must have domicile of the particular state to be eligible for the scholarship program.

Eligibility for ePASS Vidhyasiri Scholarship

  • The one condition to be filled in every form is that the student should be a citizen of Karnataka state.
  • Students must link their Aadhar Card to their bank account (COMPULSORY).
  • The student should belong to one of the categories of the backward classes.
  • The student should be studying post-matric from any of the institutions whether it government institution, government-aided institution or private institution.
  • The students who are studying in post-matric and has no proper place to live can also register for Food and Accommodation Scholarship.
  • The annual income of the students family should not exceed the limit given by the authority:
    (1) For category 1 student the annual income of the family should not exceed Rs 2.50 Lakh.
    (2)For Category 2A,2A, and 3B the annual income of the family should not exceed Rs 1 lakh.
  • The student’s house and institute where he/she is studying should be at least 5 km away or the house should be in rural areas. Also, the students who are living in one city and going to study in another city are also eligible.
  • Both the new students and the renewal must score the following market stated in the table below in their annual examination :
CategoryNew studentRenewal Student
Category-2A,3A and 3B50%60%
  • If in any case of the medical predicament the student was not able to sit for the exam then the medical certificate is to be provided which must be certified by the Medical Board.
  • If a student has attended equivalent courses more than once are not qualified to sit for this scholarship.
  • The students who are studying post-graduation but are practicing medicine are not entitled to appear for this scholarship.
  • Students of all sectors as post-matric, undergraduates, postgraduates, diploma holders are eligible under one exception, Students who might have changed their course more than once are not accepted.
  • From a Single, only two students are allowed to apply, though this rule isn’t applied for girls.
  • Students total class attendance should at least be 75%.
  • The students who are able to satisfy all the above condition should apply for the form by online conduct.
  • Students who fulfil the conditions are eligible for PMS, FC, FAAS with a bit of their exception of income which is as follows:

Family Income Criteria-

  • Post Matric Scholarship (PMS) Scheme
    The yearly income of family members should be about 2.50 Lakhs for category 1 students and 1 lakhs for Category 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B students.
  • Fee Concession (FC) Scheme
    The annual income in totality should be about 1.50 lakh for the students belonging to category 1 and 1 lakh for the students belonging to category 2A, 3A, 3B
  • Food and Accommodation Scholarship (FAAS)
    The annual income in totality should not be more than 2.5 lakh for the students belonging to category 1 and more than 5 lakh for the students belonging to category 2A, , 3A, 3B.

Prathiba Purashkar Scholarship

  • The student should be a resident of Karnataka.
  • Student caste should belong among backward classes.
  • The student should be studying in post-matric in any government concerned or government-assisted colleges.
  • This is provided only once in respect to equivalent courses.
  • The annual income in totality should be about 2.5 lakh for the students belonging to category 1 and 1 lakh for the students belonging to category 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B
  • If the above conditions are fulfilled then are eligible to apply.

ePASS Karnataka Scholarship: Selection Process

  • Students need to apply through the online procedure.
  • The online application form will contain basic information, documents required and bank account, also the hard copy of documents needs to be submitted to concerned colleges.
  • The inspection of all the documents will be done by the concerned college’s Principals and Inspection Officers. The application will be reviewed and then will be confirmed online.
  • All the documents hard copy needs to be submitted to the Taluk Backward Class Welfare Officers for a thorough inspection, which after his verification will be confirmed online.
  • District Backward Class Welfare Officer will also check all the information accordingly and give his confirmation.
  • The attendance required from a student is 75% which is also to be confirmed and verified by both The principal of the concerned college and by the Taluk Backward Class Welfare Officer.
  • Admission of the student is to be confirmed by the Principal of the concerned college and Taluk Backward Class Welfare Officer.

How to apply for ePASS Scholarship?

  • Firstly students need to go on the ePASS Scholarship official website which is State official portal.
  • After opening the website go to the “Students service” Option.
  • In the student service option, click on Create Account and select the link of notification of scholarship you wants to apply for.
  • Select the scholarship scheme you need from drop down menu .
  • Select the caste category from drop down menu , instill your aadhar details.
    (Note) Its important for the student to provide aadhar card detail of parents else student would not be permitted to get scholarship.
  • After clicking the form to fill appear now proceed by filling in basic details and attaching the documents required and adding bank details.
  • Double-checking all the details, submit the application form.
    (Note) student are allowed to change details through there login id till the last date of application submission.
  • All the students are required to take the hard copy of the application form and documents attached to the Concerned college’s authority and Taluk Backward Class Welfare Officer.
  • After submission of the form, a registration number will be created which is to be kept secure.

How to check Application Status?

After submitting application form if students needs to see where there form stands is by checking application status:

  • Firstly student needs to go to state scholarship official website .
  • After opening it , go to “Student service ” menu and the drop down menu will appear.
  • From the drop down menu select “Application Status”.
  • There the log in box will appear , by logging to this they can check the status of your application.

How to know Application Number?

  • Firstly student needs to go to state scholarship official website .
  • After opening it , go to “Student service ” menu and the drop down menu will appear.
  • From the drop down menu select “Application Status”.
  • There the log in box will appear , by logging to this they can check the status of your application.

Documents Required

  • The students admission certificate
  • The student aadhar card.
  • The student’s parent/ guardian Aadhar card
  • Category of Caste a student belongs to class category certificate
  • Copy of Bank passbook and bank details like IFSC code
  • Certificate of Income of the family.
  • Resident Proof (Domicile cerificate)
  • Transfer certificate(TC)
  • Certificate of Marks of the previous class
  • Class 10th certificate
  • Passport size photo
  • Birth certificate from school
  • The parent aadhar card information

Important Links

ePASS Scholarship Official Website Click here
ePASS Application StatusClick here
Karnataka Backward Classes Wefare Dept. (bcwd) Website (English language)Click here
Prathibha Puraskar Scholarship application statusClick here
ePass Hostel Application StatusClick here

Contact Information

ePASS Scholarship contact information-

Hostel Online 8050370006
Scholarship Online 8050770005
Prathibha, IAS/KAS Online8050770004
AddressKarnataka Backward Classes Welfare Department
No.16/D, 3rd Floor, Devraj Urs Bhavan,
Millers Tank Bed Road, Vasanth Nagar,
Bangalore – 560052.
Email-id[email protected]


Who all can apply for ePASS Scholarship Karnataka?

ePASS Scholarship Karnataka is only for backward class category students who are citizen of Karnataka .

Is it must to have our Aadhar Card linked to bank ?

Yes, it is a compulsory condition specified by the authorities to have Aadhar card linked to bank account .

How many Scholarships are offered in ePASS Scholarship Scheme?

ePASS offers numerous scholarship scheme such as Post Matric Scholarship(PMS), Fee Concession Scheme etc., but only for backward class students.

Which authority issues and regulates the process of ePASS Scholarship?

The ePASS Scholarship is mainly regulated by Backward Classes Welfare Department under Karnataka Government.

How is payment or reward provided to the students who are selected for scholarships?

The reward given to students according to the scholarship funding is directly given to students through Treasury-2 Software.

What is the minimum attendance required from applying students?

The minimum attendance a student must have for applying for ePASS Scholarship is about 75 % least.

A student who is in more than one equivalent courses , Can he/she apply for the scholarship?

A student dealing with multiple equivalent courses is not eligible to apply for scholarship under the norms set by the authority.

What is this Caste Category system in ePASS Karnataka ?

In the state of Karnataka , OBC group of the Caste system is sub divided into four sub categories according to there areas and commodities they belong to. The 4 backward category are Category 1, 2A,3A,3B.

Can I apply for more than one Scholarship ?

As according to the rules per scholarship it may vary but yes students can apply for scholarship they think they are eligible for.

What is the last date of application submission for Post-Matric Scholarship ?

The last date for application submission of Post-Matric Scholarship is extended to 20th April,2021.

Are the application form for vidhyasiri ePASS Scholarship available ?

Currently, the form for Vidhyasiri Application forms are not available. but possibly the application may get available around the month of May.

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