Note: The Times Spark Scholarship Exam for 2018 has not been announced yet. We’ll publish the details on Noticebard as soon as it is announced by TOI.

UPDATE: Scroll down to see the results!

times spark national scholarships
Times Spark is an initiative by Times of India to encourage students of classes 9 – 12 to develop a reading habit that helps them understand about our society and environment, so that they can go on to write the future.

The Times of India will carry engaging articles across a range of fields like current affairs, science and technology, sports, politics, social issues, global development etc. Over a span of 3 months, these articles will provide multi-dimensional perspectives to help you get a deeper understanding of various interesting subjects.

At the end, there would be an online test followed by an interview to assess your understanding and perspectives.

Scholarship Amount: 

Upto 400 students will get an educational grant ranging from Rs. 1 Lakh to Rs. 2 Lakhs.

For the top 20, Bennett University will organise a special orientation program with its partner institutions – Cornell and Georgia Tech.

Eligibility for Times Spark Scholarship:

Students of class 9 to 12 can apply for this programme.

  • Level 1 – Students with birthdate from 01-07-2001 to 30-06-2004
  • Level 2 – Students with birthdate from 01-07-1998 to 30-06-2001

Register online on this page.

There is no registration fee for this programme.

Important dates for Times Spark:
  • Registrations start: July 25.
  • Registrations close: August 15 August 30 (the date has now been extended)
  • Articles start appearing in the paper: September 5 (Teacher’s day)
  • Online test: January 7, 2018.

For any queries, please call +91-9833431076 or send an email to

The Times Spark scholarship is being advertised on TV and even in Cinema Halls which will ensure that the competition for this is going to tough. NoticeBard wishes all students participating all the very best!


For more information about Times Spark, please visit the official website by clicking here. 

For the list of articles to study for Times Spark Exam, click here.


Click here for Times Spark exam preparation guidelines. 


Click here to get some important tips for applying to this scholarship.


Click here to check out more educational opportunities for school children.


UPDATE: The results of the first round of the Times Spark Exam are announced and the list of shortlisted candidates for the second round is given here.

The final winners list of Times Spark exam are given below.

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  1. Wow…there are many who have money…but no one have any zeel to help poor …you are doing that hope it will be an encouraging initiative. ..thank u …TOI for this…

  2. Unable to register online. Email sent to Times Spark, no reply received yet. Called 9833431076, nobody responded. has anyone registered successfully ?

    • Hi, some people have registered. Request you to wait and reapply. Also, I am sure that ToI’s phone number would be getting a lot of calls. Maybe they’ll release a list of FAQs with answers.

  3. How I can apply it please say me I am interested in this scholarship exam because i belong to poor family

  4. In 1st mock test there are 8 questions for correct answer we will get 1 marks , wrong answer 0.5 marks deducted , then how students are getting above 8 marks. EX:Tamanna Ghosh. marks-21.00 how??????

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