As per MSDE OM F. No. SCH-13/01/2O2I-SNP dated 07th June 2021, the decision on the proposals submitted for allocation of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) targets under the Centrally Sponsored Centrally Managed (CSCM) component of PMKVY 3.0 has been deferred. This status is being periodically reviewed and applicants will be informed when a final decision on the allocation of RPL 1 and 2 targets through RFP is taken.

Recognition of Prior Learning

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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a skill certification component to enable a large number of Indian youth to take on industry-relevant skill certification which will help them to secure a better livelihood. Individuals with prior learning experience or skills can register themselves and get assessed and certified under the RPL component of the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) scheme. RPL focuses mainly on individuals engaged in unregulated sectors. So far, 47 lakh individuals have been RPL certified under the PMKVY Scheme.


Recogonition of Prior Learning commonly known as RPL largely refers to an assessment process used to evaluate a person's existing skill sets, knowledge and experience gained either by formal, non-formal or informal learning. RPL under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) 2016-20 primarily has threefold objectives...

It aims to align the competencies of the un-regulated workforce of the country to the standardized National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF),

To enhance the employability opportunities of an individual as well as provide alternative routes to higher education and

To provide opportunities for reducing inequalities based on privileging certain forms of knowledge over others.

Flow of RPL

Benefits of RPL

No fee is charged from a candidate for participating in the RPL program.

RPL recognizes the value of learning acquired outside a formal setting and provides a government certificate for skills acquired in informal settings or during work.

Every certified candidate receives a reward money of INR 500.

Candidates receive exposure to concepts such as digital literacy, financial literacy, entrepreneurship etc.

Candidates receive free of cost accidental insurance coverage for three years.