Girls Empowerment Initiative - CBSE Udaan Scholarship

What is CBSE UDAAN Scheme?

The CBSE UDAAN Scheme is a project launched by the Central Board of Secondary Education under the support of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). 

Importance and aim of the UDAAN Scheme

The project is designed to provide the deserving girl students of class 11 with easy-to-understand & free online and offline study resources that will help them get prepared for engineering entrance examinations.

This project’s major focus is increasing the number of female students enrolled in prestigious engineering colleges in our country. Students are provided with better opportunities to enrich their learning, especially in subjects like physics, chemistry, and mathematics. 

Objectives of the CBSE Udaan Scheme

» To address the low enrolment of female students in popular engineering colleges.

» To address the teaching gap between conventional school education and engineering entrance examinations.

» To facilitate aspiring students to pursue their technical education from the best engineering colleges in our country

» To nourish the teaching-learning methodologies at the Senior Secondary level.

Features of CBSE Udaan

» The Udaan scheme can help numerous (currently the limit set by CBSE is 1000) chosen female students free of cost to attend the engineering entrance exams.

» This scheme offers study material for preparation through an online portal  which include diverse study materials and tutorials. 

» Around sixty centers located in major cities of India provide virtual classes for students. 

» Eligible candidates can get tablet computers or monetary support to purchase those devices. 

» The scheme provides certain assignments that are specifically designed to offer constructive feedback to students. It also ensures that necessary steps are taken to rectify students’ learning process. 

» Under this Scheme, meritorious students are catered to with benefits like peer learning and mentoring. 

» Motivational sessions will be conducted for both students and parents.

» Students can clarify their doubts with the use of student helpline services. 

» The progress of the students is continuously evaluated and regular updates are provided to the parents. Parents can track their child’s learning progress using the student learning and support technology.

» The scheme can assist students in the application process for admission to engineering colleges.

» The scheme also brings other exciting offers. For example, suppose the beneficiary female student acquires a seat in a centrally funded Technical Education Institution like an NIT or an IIT and has secured a minimum of 75% in the Udaan classes. Then such a student is provided with financial aid in terms of admission fees, tuition fees, and hostel expenses.

When did the UDAAN scheme launch?

The CBSE Udaan scheme for empowering female students was launched in New Delhi on Nov 14, 2014 (IANS).

About CBSE UDAAN Scheme


The registration should be done on the official website of the CBSE Udaan Scheme. The candidates can have to visit the website and fill in the application form that the Ministry of Human Resource Development will release, Government of India.


Important dates 

» The start of application for Udaan by CBSE is generally during July/August

» The last date to apply for Udaan by CBSE is the first week of August

Please note that the application period mentioned here is tentative and subject to change at the discretion of the provider.


Documents required 

Candidates must have the following documents ready while applying for the CBSE Udaan Scheme. 

» AADHAAR card of the applicant

» Original address proof of the applicant

» Income certificate that shows the yearly income of the applicant’s parents or legal guardian

» Payment receipt of fees made towards the course of their study

» Scorecards of matriculation or intermediate or secondary school examination

» Caste certificate of the candidate

» Bank passbook showing the existing bank account details of the candidate


Selection Process 

The female candidates who have applied for this scheme are assessed and selected on the basis of merit. The applicants can choose the city for virtual classes, and the scheme considers the city opted for by the applied candidate. Once the selection process is done, the candidates can access the online portal by logging in to it.


CBSE UDAAN Reservation Policy 

The candidates belonging to the categories SC, ST, OBC, and PWD categories get a reservation of 15%, 7.5%, 27%, and 3% seats, respectively.

Eligibility Criteria for CBSE UDAAN Scheme

Indian Citizens

The scheme is designed for Indian citizens. Only female students who are Indian citizens and residents of India can apply for the CBSE Udaan scholarship. 



The female candidates must be pursuing class 11 from any Kendriya Vidyalaya (KV) / Navodaya / government schools recognized by any Board or in CBSE-affiliated private schools of India.


Stream & Major Subjects

The candidates must be pursuing the science stream that includes Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics (PCM) subjects.


Class 10 score requirement 

The applicants of this scholarship must have secured an average of at least 70% marks in class 10. They must have scored a minimum of 80% marks in Mathematics and Science. 

For candidates who enroll from those schools which follow CGPA grading, a minimum CGPA score of 8 and a GPA score of 9 in Science and Mathematics will be required.


The annual income of the family 

The annual income of the family of the applicant must not be more than INR 6 Lakh.

How to apply for the CBSE UDAAN scholarship?

Steps to apply for CBSE UDAAN Scheme Online 

Candidates who are interested in the CBSE Udaan scheme can submit their applications online. Eligible female students can register through the official website of CBSE Udaan.

The steps involved in the application process are given below:

Step 1: The candidates shall visit the official website of the Udaan scheme. In order to access the features, one would have to first register on the website. 

Step 2: The candidates must read all the important information provided on the website with great care and only then register themselves.

Step 3: To complete registration, the candidates are required to complete a four-step process. They have to fill out the application form with all the necessary accurate information. Errors made in the filling can later lead to troubles while availing the benefits of the scheme to the fullest. 

Step 4: Once the application form filling is completed and submitted, a registration number will be generated, displayed on the screen, and sent to the registered email ID.

Step 5: After the generation of the registration number, the candidates must upload their photograph by entering their registration number and date of birth in the corresponding slots. 

Step 6: Finally, the applicants shall download the application form and the declaration form. They can take a printout of these forms and keep them with themselves for future reference. 

Please note that some printouts might require the signatures of parents and the principal of the school, along with the applicant’s confirmation certificate.

Students may visit the official website to get the latest updates on the program.

A look at CBSE UDAAN's benefits

Free online and offline classes and study materials 

The candidates are provided with free study materials through online/offline methods. Those materials include tutorials, videos, study resources, etc.


Comprehensive assessment and evaluation 

Assessments of this scheme are designed to provide students with useful feedback on learning. Students are also provided with remedial steps to correct their learning process. Apart from that, motivational sessions are provided to students and also to their parents. 


Student Helpline services 

Udaan scheme has the ‘Student Helpline’ services to facilitate various helpful activities like clarifying students’ doubts, monitoring their progress, and providing them with technological support.


Peer learning and mentoring prospects 

Meritorious students of this scheme shall receive peer learning and mentoring opportunities. Candidates also get constant monitoring and progress tracking with feedback.


Virtual contact classes 

The CBSE Udaan scheme organizes virtual contact classes at around 60 designated centers in India.


Udaan study material for CBSE 


The Udaan books are prepared based on the CBSE plus one and plus two syllabi of physics, chemistry, and mathematics. Tutorials, lectures, and study material for preparation for IIT JEE are provided online by CBSE. 

Give wings to your daughter's dream

To address the teaching gap between school education and All India engineering entrance & to enrich the learning of mathematics & science, CBSE has launched the project called Udaan that provides free online resources to female students of Class XI and Class XII and empower them to get prepared for the admission test of engineering entrance.

The major aim of this project is to address the low enrolment rate of female students in prestigious engineering colleges and to help girl students to receive special encouragement, benefits, and support so that they can join prestigious institutions and pursue their dreams. 

Preparation tips for students

» The program will offer online resources free of cost, so students are not required to worry about any payments. 

» Eligible students shall receive pre-loaded tablets, under the responsibility of the parents. The devices will be loaded with all the required study materials.

» Financial support will be provided for the students who require it.

The student shall prepare all necessary documents before applying for this scheme. 

Fees for the CBSE Udaan Scheme

The CBSE authorities have not yet specified any fees for the CBSE Udaan Scholarship application. In case any such fees are applicable, they will be notified on the official CBSE website.

CBSE UDAAN - Contact Details

In case of query regarding the Udaan scheme by CBSE, the applicants can get in touch with the authorities through the contact details mentioned here:


Office Address:

Central Board of Secondary Education

Shiksha Sadan,17 Rouse Avenue,

New Delhi 110 002.


Telephone: 011-23214737

Email: [email protected]

Official Website:  or 

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