NSP OTR Registration 2024, Steps to Complete Face Authentication

NSP OTR (One Time Registration) is a unique numeric code/ID allotted to each student who going to apply for a scholarship on the National Scholarship Portal for the academic year 2024-25. The NSP OTR is mandatory for an applicant to collect the scholarship and is valid for his/her entire academic life cycle. This OTR module has been made available on google play store as NSP OTR app. Students can easily access the app and visualize his/her profile through the reference number given to them by the NSP through SMS. Only a single OTR can be applied against one student. Renewal applicants can also apply for it through the NSP portal.

NSP OTR Registration 2024-25

One Time Registration (OTR) is a redesigned version of the verification process, with a unique 14-digit ID, required to submit a new or renewal application on the NSP. OTR Registration has been implemented on the National Scholarship Portal to avoid the repeated registration process of students. This unique ID number, which can be generated through the NSP portal using Aadhaar card or Aadhaar Enrolment Number (EID), is essential for applying for any scholarship in the academic year 2024-25.

NSP Face Authentication service has been introduced for the academic year 2023-24, optional for applicants. Several applicants have completed and the rest have not. But from the academic year 2024-25, OTR registration has been made mandatory for availing scholarships on the National Scholarship Portal. Applicants who will apply for any scholarship on the NSP portal in 2024-25 or in the future, will have to login to the portal using OTR, then they will be able to fill the fresh/renewal form.

Document needed for OTR Registration

The documents required to complete the one-time registration on the National Scholarship Portal are mentioned below.

  • Aadhar Card/Aadhaar Enrollment No (EID)
  • Aadhar-seeded Mobile Number
  • NPCI Seeding status
NSP OTR Registration 2024-25

Process for NSP OTR Registration 2024-25

OTR registration is required to apply for any scholarship in NSP 2024-25. One can complete the OTR registration process by following the steps mentioned below.

  • Navigate to https://scholarships.gov.in in any browser, it will open the official NSP portal.
  • Next, click on the 3 dots (ellipsis) icon and select ‘Apply for One Time Registration (OTR).
  • Then click on ‘Register’ and read the instructions, click on the button labeled ‘Next’.
  • Enter the mobile number, and click on ‘Get OTP’.
  • Next input the OTP received on the registered mobile number; enter the captcha code, click on ‘Verify’.
  • Choose your preferred e-KYC method; enter Aadhaar number, click on ‘GET OTP’.
  • Enter the OTP received on the Aadhaar-linked mobile number; then click on ‘Verify’.
  • Wait for details to fetch; Enter the Mother’s/Father’s name, and email.
  • Enter the captcha code, check the NPCI status, then click on the button labeled ‘Finish’.

Note: Following the above process, the registration process will be completed and you will get a reference number but in this method the OTR number will not be generated, so follow the process below to generate.

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Process to Complete Face Authentication

After the registration is completed, the applicants have to complete the face authentication process to get the OTR number. To do this, they need to download two apps from the Play Store; AadhaarFaceRD and NSP OTR. Then follow the steps below.

  • Open the NSP OTR application.
  • Select the option highlighted ‘eKYC by FaceAuth’.
  • Enter the reference number and click on ‘Send OTP’.
  • Carefully enter the OTP and captcha code, then click on the button labeled ‘Next’.
  • Click on ‘Proceed for Face Authentication’ and accept the consent.
  • Upload your photo, and you will get an OTR number and password on your registered number.

How to Login and Update Password

  • Open NSP OTR app, then enter OTR number and Password send to your number and login.
  • Enter your current password, set a new password, confirm it.
  • Enter the captcha code then click on ‘Next’.
  • Following the steps above will allow you to change the default password.

OTR Registration for 2023-24

  • In the AY 2023-24, the NSP introduced the Face Authentication process which was optional. Applicants who have completed face authentication on that time will not have to go for OTR registration, as they have already received the OTR number directly through SMS. If received, they can directly login to the portal and apply for the scholarship.
  • However, those who have completed the face authentication but still have not received the OTR number through SMS, will have to visit the National Scholarship Portal to retrieve the OTR number, the process of which we have explained below.
  • If applicants get the reference number instead of the OTR number, the possible reason is they have only completed eKYC and face authentication is still pending, so they will have to complete the face authentication process on NSP.

How to Know your OTR No.?

In any case, if you have forgotten your One Time Registration Number, there is a way you can retrieve it. The step-by-step instructions to recover the OTR Number is available below.

  • To begin with, visit https://scholarships.gov.in in any browser, it will open the official NSP Portal.
  • Click on ‘Student’ option from homepage.
  • Now locate and click on button labeled ‘Log in.
  • Select ‘Forgot OTR’ and click on Continue.
  • Enter your Aadhaar No., Captcha Code, then click on ‘Submit’ button.
  • Once done, you will see a pop up like your request has been successfully processed, all you need to do is scroll down the page and at the bottom you will see your OTR ID No.

Note: If case you see the reference number instead of the registration number during the OTR retrieval process, it must be due to KYC incompleteness, so you need to complete your EKYC as soon as possible.

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I have the reference number, how can I register for OTR?

To complete a one-time registration, students do not have to actually register. They just need to complete the face-authentication process and by doing so, they can get the OTR number. We have explained the in-depth steps above .

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