Below is the information about Scholarship Exams in Maharashtra for class 4, class 5, class 7 & class 8 for year 2018 – 2019. This post covers Maharashtra scholarship exam details like important dates, exam date, Syllabus, Sample papers of previous years exams, official website link of mscepune, exam fee etc. These scholarship exams are also known as Pre Upper Primary and Pre Secondary Scholarship Exam.

Important Dates

Application Form Filling (Online)

With Regular Fees November 8 to December 7, 2018
With late fees December 8 to December 15, 2018
With Super Late Fees December 16 to December 3, 2018

Exam Dates

Below given is the probable schedule and timetable for students of Standard 5 & 8 (Class V & VIII) for year 2018 – 2019

Date: February 2019

Timing: 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM & 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM

Detailed Time Table Click Here



Students with Maharashtra domicile (Minimum 15 years in Maharashtra)


Studying in Govt. approved Aided, UnAided, Granted, Not Granted school

Age limit

Class 5 Exam: 11 Years (15 Years for differently abled students)

Class 8 Exam: 14 Years (18 Years for differently abled students)

Benefits of Scholarship


If set-ABCD then HSS-300
If set-E then MSS-500 and HSS-750
If set-FGHI then MSS-250 and HSS-400
If set-JK then MSS-1000 and HSS-1500
If set-K then MSS-1000 and HSS-1500


The scholarships are awarded on the basis of the results of the competitive examination conducted every year by the Maharashtra State Council of Examinations Pune

Renewal Policy

The Scholarship is continued on the basis of satisfactory progress and good conduct. The tenure of the Scholarship is for 3 years at each stage.

Exam Pattern

Objective and Multiple choice questions (वस्तुनिष्ठ व बहुपर्यायी प्रकारचे प्रश्न )

Multiple Sets A, B, C, D

Out of 4 choices/options, only one option will be correct (४ पर्यायांपैकी एकाच पर्याय बरोबर असेल)

For Class 5 & Class 8

Structure of Paper 1 (1.30Hrs)

Subject Questions Marks
First Language 25 50
Maths 50 100
Total 75 150

Structure of Paper 2 (1.30Hrs) 

Subject Questions Marks
Third Language 25 50
Buddhimatta Chachani 50 100
Total 75 150

Question toughness level:

Easy: 30%, Medium: 40%, Difficult: 30%

For class 8, Max. 20% of questions will be with two correct options and its compulsory for students to tick both the options.

Medium of Exam

  1. Marathi
  2. Urdu
  3. Hindi
  4. Gujarati
  5. English
  6. Sindhi
  7. Telugu
  8. Kannada

Exam Fee

Check the table provided here for detailed fee structure for Maharashtra Scholarship Exam for Class 5 & class 8

No exam fee for MSCERT schools SC, ST, NT, VJ-A, NT-B, NT-C, NT-D but students of CBSE & ICSE schools should pay the fees.

No exam fee for differently abled students

Important Links

Detailed Govt. Notification: Click Here

Syllabus: Click Here