NSP OTR Registration 2024 – Check Complete Process

NSP OTR registration is mandatory for students who want to register for the first time on the National Scholarship Portal. Only after completing the One Time Registration (OTR) process can applicants fill the NSP Scholarship online application.

In this article, we have explained every step related to One Time Registration (OTR) and eKYC with Face Authentication in detail, so please read the complete article which will help you in online registration.

NSP OTR Registration 2024 - Check Complete Process
NSP OTR Registration

What is One Time Registration (OTR)?

One-Time Registration (OTR) is a unique number provided to simplify the registration process. Users register with their mobile number and complete e-KYC (Electronic Know Your Customer). Once this process is completed, an OTR number is generated and sent to the user’s phone.

This unique number allows users to log in and access various services without registering again. The OTR number is generated once and remains valid throughout the student’s academic period.

Step by Step Process for NSP One Time Registration (OTR)

Here follow these steps for applying NSP One Time Registration for academic year 2024-25.

  • Step 1: Visit Official Website – scholarships.gov.in
  • Step 2: Click On Students Button
  • Step 3: Next Click on OTR Login and Click on Register Yourself.
  • Step 4: Read One Time Registration (OTR) Guidelines for Scholarships Hosted on NSP and Click on I agree to the following then click on Next.
  • Step 5: Enter Your Active Mobile Number and Get OTP and Enter OTP sent to your mobile number.
  • Step 6: Next Step is eKYC Here there are three options click on your choice
    • I Have Aadhar
    • Aadhar Not assigned ( I have EID)
    • Parent/Legal Guardian Aadhar Card
  • Step 7: Enter Your Aadhar Card Number and click on Get OTP.
  • Step 8: Enter OTP and Captcha and click on verify.
  • Step 9: See your Details and Enter Your Mother’s Name, Father’s Name and Email and enter Captcha and Click on finish.
  • Step 10: Now you generated the reference Number.
  • Step 11: Now Kindly download NSP OTR mobile App and complete your face authentication for generating OTR.
    • Download and install AadhaarFaceRD services in the android device.
    • Download and install the NSP OTR App from the Google Play Store.
  • Step 12: After opening the mobile app below screen will appear on your device. Select the option “eKYC with FaceAuth”.
  • Step 13: Enter Your Refrence Number and Send OTP and enter Captcha Code and click on Next button.
  • Step 14: Your Details will appear
  • Step 15: Click on “Proceed for Face Authentication” button highlighted in red in above screen.
  • Step 16: On Successful completion of face-authentication OTR no. will be generated (refer below screen) and will also be sent on your registered mobile no
  • Step 17: Student shall apply for scholarship using One Time Registration (OTR) Number.

NSP Renewal Registration

Instructions to the students who have received the OTR No.

  1. NSP earlier launched the face-authentication service in AY 2023-24 and it was optional for the students to perform their face authentication.
  2. NSP has generated the One Time Registration (OTR) no. for the students who have performed the face-authentication in AY 2023-24 and the same has been sent to the applicant through SMS on their registered mobile no.
  3. Students who have received the OTR no. can directly apply for scholarship on NSP portal.
  4. In case, the student has not received the OTR number through SMS, OTR no. can be retrieved using “Know your OTR” available on National Scholarship Portal.

Required Documents

  1. Active mobile number
  2. Aadhaar number
  3. Mobile number linked with Aadhaar.
  4. NPCI Seeding status (desired)

If you don’t have an Aadhaar

  1. Active mobile number
  2. Aadhaar enrolment slip or Parent’s/Legal Guardian’s Aadhaar (in case student is minor)
  3. Mobile number linked with EID or Parent’s Aadhaar
  4. NPCI Seeding status (desired)

Important Links

Apply For One Time Registration (OTR)
Login Your Application
Know Your OTR/Reference (for AY 2023-24)
Previous Year Application Status
Check Aadhaar Seeding Status
Download and install AadhaarFaceRD services in the android
NSP OTR App is available on Google Play Store.
Official Website

Helpdesk NSP

  • helpdesk@nsp.gov.in
  • 0120 – 6619540 (8:00 AM to 8:00 PM on all days, except government holidays)


Q. Is One-Time Registration mandatory for all services on NSP?

Ans: Yes, One-Time Registration is mandatory for all services on NSP. It serves as the username for logging in and is also required to complete the face authentication process.

Q. Is there a fee associated with One-Time Registration?

Ans. No, One-Time Registration is free on NSP and its processes.

Q. Where to download AadharFaceRD App and NSP OTR App?

A. Visit the Google Play Store to download AadhaarFaceRD and NSP OTR App.