YSR Vidyonnathi


NTR ysr vidyonnathi is a popular scheme that the TDP government had initiated for the scheduled caste and scheduled tribes’ students. The primary aim of this scheme is to bring equality in education amongst the students. The NTR vidyonnathi scheme is now popularly offered as the Ysr vidyonnathi scheme that was presented by Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy. This scheme was launched by Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu in 2015 for the betterment of SC and ST students by starting with free coaching. The students working under this scheme shall offer free coaching to SC and ST students. However, there have been some modifications that are brought by the present government

It is not just the renaming of the scheme but also there have been some additional benefits that have been initiated to help the poor students. Now, this scheme is looking forward to the free coaching not just to the ST and SC but also to brahmins, EBC, Kapus, and BC to name some.

About ysr vidyonnathi scheme

Ntr vidyonnathi scheme 2020 which popularly is now the YSR Vidyannathi scheme has been initiated to offer free coaching services for the applicants belonging to Kapu, Minority, EBC, BC, Brahmin castes, and SC. More than 3500 civil applicants get Advantages from such a program. Aspirants who get selected for the entrance exam are eligible for coaching for nine months under this scheme. However, because of the pandemic crises, the process was on hold, and is still hoping to reschedule once the lockdown gets lifted.

The extension of the advantages of the scheme after it got changed to ysr vidyonnathi scheme 2020- and 2021-year applications are yet to be processed. The government has decided to offer advantages to Kapu candidates under the Kapu welfare department. Once the students apply to the official website, the advantages can be availed once the department approves the form.

Eligibility for YSR Vidyonnathi               

  • The annual family income should be less than 2 Lakhs.

  • The students applying must be permanent residents of Andhra Pradesh.

  • The minimum age is 21 years and a maximum of 37 years candidates are eligible.

  • Applicants must complete a Bachelor's Degree from a recognized University/Institute of State /Central government.

Documents Required for Ysr vidyonnathi scheme

  • Candidate’s passport size photograph for online upload.

  • Disability if required.

  • Candidate’s parent income certificate.

  • Aadhar card

  • Candidate’s caste certificate.

  • To verify the DOB candidate should provide his SSC certificate.

  • Frontpage Xerox of the candidate’s bank passbook.

  • Scanned sign of the candidate for online upload. (size 30kb)

YSR Vidyonnathi Process for Selection 

The process to choose the students entirely depends on the test which is being conducted. It is a written test that the department organized. Those students who apply for this type of entrances test are eligible for writing the exam

Once the test is finished then comes the selection process. This process entirely depends on the reservation order that the government has set and the written test. Those applicants who wish to apply need to do so using the YSR Vidyonnathi official website. They can start preparing for the written examination as the notification of the same shall be out anytime.

Selection Committee

There is a selection committee that has already been set. The members of these committees are highly qualified and hold respectable positions too. With years of experience and knowledge, these committee members decide as per the ability of the student and the guidelines that the government has set. The selection committees consist of

  • Commissioner of collegiate education and

  • Commissioner of Technical Education

  • Commissioner of BC welfare and Brahmin Corporation

  • Commissioner of social welfare, tribal welfare, and Kapu welfare.

  • Representative nominated by the Finance Department

Three Guidance Program 

The program consists of three guidance programs for the student. It covers the whole criteria of education that need to be cleared out. The guidance program consists of:

  1. Integrated Guidance

The students who get selected are entitled to get guidance from the CSAT + Main’s exam experts. There is a scheme tenure that has been decided to nine months.

  1. Mains Guidance

There is another program by the name of mains guidance. This is a two-month program that has been set for those students who get qualified in the preliminary examination. This is also one of the most important exams that have been set so far for the students. It shows the ability of the students to grasp the knowledge.

  1. Personality Test Guidance

The final stage is the personality test guidance. In this, the applicants who get chosen under the mains will be eligible to get four months. This course will depend on the UPSC interview level and is one of the good steps for the career growth that applicants can choose.

Fee payment and attendance importance

The structure of the fee payment is not at all complex. Rather it is categorized into two installment course fees that shall be paid by the government. This includes:

  • Installment 1: 

The 1st installment payment shall be done by the AP government. Once the selected applicants are reported at a reputable institution the payment shall be processed.

  • Installment 2: 

Once the whole course is finished, then comes the next installment. This will however be paid only when the whole course is over.

It also is based on the behavior and attendance of the candidates. To get the fees back from the government, attendance is extremely important. The study circle director of the state will be responsible for sending the reports every month to those candidates who are in the selected institutions.

The fee payment's significant impact is through the attendance. There will be another installment that shall be done entirely depending on the attendance of the candidate

The applicant’s average attendance in the academic year needs to be 90% to avail of the second installment of the fees that government shall release

  • SR Vidyonnathi for Kapu Candidates

The government has also extended the Vidyonnathi Scheme to Kapu candidates who can avail advantages of the scheme just like other students who are eligible for this scheme,

  • For BC Candidates

The candidates of BC can get free coaching on the civil service. These students who wish to be an IAS officer can apply for such a type of scheme.

  • For SC / ST Candidates

The ST and SC students have already been utilizing the free coaching facility under this scheme. The government however has decided to extend the scheme advantages for ST / SC candidates


Those students who get selected under this scheme can get three guidance programs from reputed and selected institutions. It is the Committee of senior officials who selects the institution. The students’ fees payment is done by the government who shall then be subjected for the institute attendance. There will also be reputable institutions that will be chosen to offer Civil Services coaching to the selected students in this scheme.

Questions and Answers

How is the allotment of candidates to the institutions?

The candidates can get an opportunity to coach the persons that get selected in the integrated exams. Some institutions are decided under this category. the selection committee depending on the interest of the candidate will give the Reputed institutions.

How does the Application Process work?

The process to apply for such a scheme is not at all challenging. If you have all the documents handy and you fall under the eligibility criteria then there are high chances for you to get chosen for this scheme. Talking of which the scheme includes the process of application in the following steps:

  • Students who want to apply for YSR Vidyonnathi must visit the official website https://apgpcet.apcfss.in/Vidyonnathi/.

  • On the home page under YSR Vidyonnathi, click on the “APPSC Group-1 Mains Registration.”

  • A form appears. Fill the form with all the mandatory information required and check the eligibility for application.

  • Applicants must write an online exam held by the department.

  • Qualified students will receive SMS.

  • Applicants must enter UID, Date of Birth, Mobile number in the link and select institutes’ preferences.

What Key Features of YSR Vidyonnathi can a student get?

Once the application process gets approved then comes the benefits and features that a person is entitled to achieve. Many features are added to the scheme. This includes:

  • Students must study in highly rated institutions.

  • The scheme is for the weak and helpless students.

  • Fee payment for the students subjected to their attendance at the institute.

  • The Committee of Senior Officials will choose the Institutions.

  • Selected applicants will get three guidance programs from selected and reputed institutio