1. Admission: General Conditions
1.1 (a) A student seeking admission to any class in a 'School' will be eligible for admission to that class only if she: -
- has been studying in a school recognised by or affiliated to this Board or any other recognised Board of Secondary Education in India;
- has passed qualifying or equivalent qualifying examination making her eligible for admission to that class;
- satisfies the requirements of age limits (minimum and maximum) as determined by the State/Union Territory Government and applicable to the place where the school is located; and
- produces:- the School Leaving Certificate/transfer certificate signed by the Head of the School last attended and countersigned; document(s) in support of her having passed the qualifying or equivalent qualifying examination.
(b) No school or person shall, while admitting a child, collect any capitation fee and subject the child or her parents or guardian to any screening procedure, as stipulated in section 13(1) of The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009. Any School or person, if in contravention of the above provisions-
(i) Receives capitation fee, shall be punishable with fine which may extend to ten times the capitation fee charged;
(ii) Subjects a child to screening procedure, shall be punishable with fine which may extend to twenty-five thousand rupees for the first contravention and fifty thousand rupees for each subsequent contravention or as may be decided from time to time, as stipulated in section 13(2) of The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009.
(c) For the purposes of admission to elementary education, the age of a child shall be determined on the basis of the birth certificate issued in accordance with the provisions of the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act,1886 or on the basis of such other document, as may be prescribed, as stipulated in section 14(1) of The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009. Explanation: (a) A person who has been studying in an institution which is not recognised by this Board or by any other recognised Board of Secondary Education or by the State/Union Territory Government of the concerned place shall not be admitted to any class or a "School" on the basis of Certificate(s) of such unrecognised institutions attended by her earlier. (b) 'Qualifying Examination' means an examination, the passing of which makes a student eligible for admission to a particular class; and 'equivalent examination' means an examination conducted by any recognised Board of Secondary Education/Indian University or an institution recognised by or affiliated to such Board/University and is 13 recognised by the Board equivalent to the corresponding examination conducted by this Board or conducted by a "School" affiliated to/recognised by this Board.
1.2 No student migrating from a school in a foreign country other than the school affiliated to this Board, shall be eligible for admission unless an eligibility certificate in respect of such a student has been obtained from this Board. For obtaining eligibility certificate from the Board, the Principal of the School to which admission is being sought will submit to the Board full details of the case and relevant documents with her own remarks/ recommendations. The eligibility certificate will be issued by the Board only after the Board is satisfied that the course of study undergone and examination passed is equivalent to corresponding class of this Board.
1.3 No person who is under the sentence of rustication or is expelled from any Board/University/ School or is debarred from appearing in the examination for whatever reason by any Board/ University shall be admitted to any class in a School affiliated to this Board.
1.4 No student shall be admitted or promoted to any subsequent higher class in any school unless she has completed the regular course of study of the class to which she was admitted at the beginning of the academic session and has passed the examination at the end of the concerned academic session, qualifying her for promotion to the next higher class.
1.5 No student shall be admitted in Class XI and above in a school affiliated with the Board after 31st day of August of the year except with prior permission of the Chairman, CBSE/Competent Authority as may have been defined in the State/Union Territory Education Acts. The application for permission to grant admission after 31st August shall be routed through the Principal of the school specifying the reasons which are unavoidable. The candidate shall complete the required percentage of attendance (75%) for Class XI and XII as per Examination Byelaws of the Board to make her eligible for the examinations conducted by the Board. In such cases where the admission by the candidate could not be taken in a higher class by the stipulated date because of the late declaration of result by the Board in respect of the examinations conducted by the Board such permission would not be required, provided the candidate applied for admission within a fortnight of the declaration of the result.
1.6 No child shall be subjected to physical punishment or mental harassment. Whoever contravenes the provisions of Sub-Section (1) shall be liable to disciplinary action under the service rules applicable to such person, as stipulated in sections 17(1) and (2) of The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009. 2. Admission to Class XI
2.1 Admission to class XI in a school shall be open only to such a student who has:
- Obtained minimum Grade D in at least five subjects of external examination (excluding the 6th additional subject) as per the Scheme of Studies and a Qualifying Certificate/ Grade Sheet cum Certificate of Performance at the Secondary School (Class X) Examination conducted by this Board/ School affiliated to this Board.
- Has passed an equivalent examination conducted by any other recognised Board of Secondary Education/Indian University and recognised by this Board as equivalent to its secondary school examination. Notwithstanding anything contained in the rules above, Chairman shall have the powers to permit admission in Class XI in respect of such students who have opted for not appearing for the Secondary School examination conducted by the Board but changing school after passing the 14 Secondary School examination conducted by a school affiliated to the Board on grounds of shifting of family from one place to another, transfer of parent(s), for better academic performance or on medical grounds, etc., to avoid undue hardship to the candidate(s).
3. Admission to Class XII
(i) As the syllabus prescribed at senior level is of two years integrated course, no admission shall be taken in class XII directly. Provided further that admission to Class XII in a school shall be open only to such a student who:
- has completed a regular course of study for Class XI and has passed class XI examination from an institution affiliated to this Board;
- has completed a regular course of study of Class XI and has passed class XI examination from an institution affiliated to this Board and migrating from one city/ State to another only on the transfer of the parent(s) or shifting of their families from one place to another, after procuring from the student the mark sheet and the Transfer Certificate duly countersigned by the Board; and
- has completed a regular course of study for class XI and has passed class XI examination from an institution recognised by / affiliated to any recognised Board in India can be admitted to a school affiliated to this Board only on the transfer of the parent(s) or shifting of their families from one place to another, after procuring from the student the mark sheet and the Transfer Certificate duly countersigned by the Educational Authorities of the Board concerned. Notwithstanding anything contained in the rules above, Chairman shall have the powers to allow change of school for better academic performance, medical reason, etc., to avoid undue hardship to the candidate(s). In case of all such admissions the schools would obtain post facto approval of the Board within one month of admission of the student.
(ii) Notwithstanding anything contained in paragraph 3 (i)- (a, b and c)above, the admission of students passing qualifying examination from an examination body outside India shall be regulated according to the provisions contained in clause 1.2 of this chapter; provided that the condition of completing a regular course of study for class XI is satisfied in cases of admission to Class XII.
4. Admission Procedure
- Admission register in the form prescribed by the State Government concerned/Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan/Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti as the case may be, shall be maintained by the "School" where the name of every student joining "the School" shall be entered.
- Successive numbers must be allotted to students on their admission and each student should retain this number throughout the whole of her career in the school. A student returning to the school after absence of any duration shall resume admission on her original number.
- If a student applying for admission to a school has attended any other school, an authenticated copy of Transfer Certificate in the format given in the Examination Byelaws from her last school must be produced before her name can be entered in the admission Register.
- In no case shall a student be admitted into a class higher than that for which she is entitled according to the Transfer Certificate. 15
- A student shall not be allowed to migrate from one "School" to another during the session after her name has been sent up for the Senior School Certificate (Class XII) Examination conducted by the Board. This condition may be waived only in special circumstances by the Chairman.
- A student leaving her school at the end of a session or who is permitted to leave her school during the session on account of migration from one city/State to another on the transfer of the parent(s) or shifting of their families from one place to another or parents' request, especially in classes XI/XII, as the case may be, shall on payment of all dues, receive an authenticated copy of the Transfer Certificate up to date. A duplicate copy may be issued if the Head of the School is satisfied that the original is lost but it shall always be so marked.
- In case a student from an institution not affiliated to the Board seeks admission in a school affiliated to the Board, such a student shall produce a Transfer Certificate duly countersigned by an authority as indicated in the format given in Examination Byelaws.
- If the statement made by the parent or guardian of a student or by the student herself, if she was major at the time of her admission to a school, is found to contain any wilful misrepresentation of facts regarding the student's career, the Head of the School may punish her as per provision of the Education Act of the State/ Union Territory or Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan/Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti Rules, as the case may be, respectively and report the matter to the Board.