National Sports Talent Search Scheme (NSTSS) 2022

National Sports Talent Search Scheme (NSTSS) 2020 [ Pratibha Khoj Chhatravriti Yojana] [Login, Online Portal, Registration Form Download, Contest, Grant, Beneficiary List, Eligibility, Scholarship Amount, FAQ]

What is National Sports Talent Search Scheme ?

The government of India has taken the initiative of National Sports Talent Search Scheme. This talent hunt initiative will help to bring out the hidden talent throughout the country. Under the entitled scheme, students can enroll, but they have to follow the eligibility criteria that have been set by the Indian government. Also, the online portal has been launched for the entitled scheme through which the interested candidates can opt for registration. Read the following part of the article that will help you get hands-on other relevant information about the scheme. 


Full Form

National Sports Talent Search Scheme (NSTSS)

Launch date


Main aim

Sports talent search

Eligible Age 

8 to 12 Years 

Scholarship Amount 

5 million

Scholarship period 

8 years

Procedure of application


Online Portal

nationalsportstalenthunt .com

Toll-free number

Not applicable

Scheme Supervised By

Department of the ministry of youth programs

Key Features Of the Sports Talent Hunt  

Provide Suitable Platform For Hidden Talent  –

The scheme has been launched with the main focus on providing a proper opportunity for hidden talent in the country. By providing them a suitable platform, they can fulfill their dreams and exercises their choice both in the national and international level.

Training is given to students –

As per the scheme rules, training will be given to beneficiaries. However, for the training session, a total of 1000 student will be selected.

Scholarship Benefit – 

 As scholarship amount, beneficiary students will get rupees 500000. However, this beneficiary amount will be given to beneficiaries yearly for the next 8 years. By this financial help, the students can get proper training in sports according to their interest.

Who can eligible for the national talent hunt program ? 

Age Criteria  –

Any Indian student who is living in India and belonging to the age group of 8 to 12 years can opt for scheme benefits. However, only the candidates who have taken part and passed physical efficiency and sports aptitude test can get scheme benefits.

Caste Criteria –

Students belonging to any caste in India can apply under the scheme. Besides, there is no limit on the annual income of the family, and therefore, students belonging to any community can become part of the scheme.

Candidates belonging to any state

Players from any Indian state can register under the scheme. Therefore, candidates can get forms both in Hindi and English, including other regional languages. So, when filling the online application, they can choose the language as per convenience and select the form.

Chance For Disqualified beneficiary  –

When any student is unable to register for the scheme or they are considered disqualified under the scheme, they can again opt for registration after six months.

Some Other Criteria –

However, students taking part in this scheme must have made certain achievements in their area. So to be part of the scheme, students should upload their bio-data, videos, including other relevant information in the online portal.

How can apply online For Sports Talent Search Scheme?

For easy online registration, the portal has been launched. However, candidates have to go through three steps of online registration. The details of the step are given in the following part of the article.

  1. Registration method

Students interested for National Sports Talent Search scheme have to visit National Talent Search Scheme Official Website . Upon visiting the page, they have to click on the registration link that is available on the homepage itself. Following this, as the application form shows up, they have to fill it up with relevant details and submit it. By submitting, students will get login ID and password that should be kept for future access to the site. 

  1. Login procedure

After completion of the registration procedure, students have to visit the home page of the portal and click on login option. Under the login portion, they have to provide the user ID and password that they have received on the registered mobile number.

After students log in to their profile, they should provide necessary information whether they have received a medal, certificate, or mention any other achievements in sports that are relevant to the introduction letter. Once the online information is complete, students should click on the submit button to submit the application in the online portal. 

  1. SAI registration

After completing the profile, students have to apply under the Sports Authority of India, and for this, the online portal is the suitable option. Through online selection mode, it will be easy for the Sports Authority of India to select candidates online by going through qualifications. However, if students wish to check the inclusion of their name in the list of the beneficiary, they have to do so through the online portal.   

How can beneficiary check their status through the online portal?

For checking status, beneficiaries have to visit the online portal. But this can be done only if they have submitted the online application. They can look for the beneficiary list whether they can avail the scheme benefits.

Sports are covered under the scheme

If the students are considered as beneficiaries, they can choose the name of the game according to their choice. Some 30 games are included in the scheme, and some of them are enlisted in the following part of the article.

  1. Badminton
  2. Boxing
  3. Cycling
  4. Judo
  5. Hockey
  6. Handball
  7. Gymnastics
  8. Football
  9. Fencing
  10. Athletic
  11. Kabaddi
  12. Kho-Kho
  13. Shooting
  14. Softball
  15. Swimming
  16. Table tennis
  17. Taekwondo
  18. Volleyball
  19. Weightlifting
  20. Wrestling
  21. Youth
  22. Archery
  23. Basketball
  24. Rowing game

Training center details

To get hands-on the training details list, candidates have to visit the online portal. From the portal, they can get the list. By filling some necessary details, students get to know about the details of the training center.

What is the test procedure?

The test will be done depending on the talent of students and the sports they have applied for. They have to click on ‘test’ tab that comes on the home page of the scheme portal. After this, they have to click on the sports of their choice and get the required information.

FAQs For the Sports Talent Search Scheme (NSTSS)

Q: Can a 19-year-old apply under the scheme?

Ans: No, the scheme is applicable to the age group of 8 years to 12 years.

Q: Can parents fill the form for a minor?

Ans: Yes, if the applied candidate is a minor, parents can fill a form on children’s behalf.

Q: How many days does it take for the candidate’s name to be included in the scheme beneficiary list?

Ans: It takes nearly 1 to 2 months after filling up the online application form. After this, the form will be scrutinized by Head Quarter following which it will be sent to the training center for further approval. Then, the sports committee will conduct tests based on the sports that the candidate has applied for. After all these steps, the student can look for their name in the beneficiary list.

Q: Can a student apply under more than one scheme?

Ans: No, students can opt for only one scheme benefit at a time.

Q: Can students apply under the scheme if they have not received any medals?

Ans: Yes, students can apply, but they should meet all other eligibility criteria to avail scheme benefits.

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