CBSE Affiliation

CBSE Norms Of Affiliations

Norms for Affiliation

1. The Board may affiliate several categories of schools all over India and abroad, as for


(i) Government or Government aided schools;

(ii) Schools run by autonomous Organisations under the Government like Kendriya

Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS), Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS), Central Tibetan Schools

Organisation (CTSO), Sainik Schools Society etc;

(iii) Schools run by Government Deptt. directly like Defence, Railways etc.

(iv) Schools managed directly by Public Sector Undertakings or by reputed societies for

Public Sector Undertakings under the financial control of such Public Sector

Undertakings or by Societies formed by such undertakings.

(v) Private, unaided schools established by Societies registered under the Societies

Registration Act 1860 of the Government of India or under Acts of the State Governments

as educational, charitable or religious societies having non-proprietary character or by


2. Applications for affiliation may be considered under the following four categories:

(i) approval of middle class syllabus.

(ii) provisional affiliation of a secondary school.

(iii) upgradation/provisional affiliation of a school for senior secondary stage.

(iv) Regular affiliation to schools run by the Govt./Govt. Aided/Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan

(KVS)/Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS)/Central Tibetan Schools Organization (CTSO).

(v) Permanent Affiliation.


clause 13.9.

3. Any educational institution in India or outside India which fulfils the following essential

conditions (without which the case cannot be processed) can apply to the Board for

affiliation :

(i) The School seeking Provisional Affiliation with the Board must have formal prior

recognition of the State/U. T. Govt. Its application either should be forwarded by

the States Govt. or there should be a No Objection Certificate to the effect that

State Government has no objection to the affiliation of the school with the C.B.S.E.

‘No Objection Certificate’ once issued to any school will be considered at par

even if it prescribes a specific period unless it is withdrawn. Condition of submitting

a No Objection Certificate will not be applicable to categories 3.1 (i) to (iv).

The Board may grant Affiliation in vocational courses only as per provision contained in



Society/Trust managing the school must have about two acres (or as otherwise permitted

measurement) of land and a building constructed on a part of land and proper

playgrounds on the remaining land.

(a) The School/Society/Trust, or the Congregation or other Religious Body controlling the


School as per the following criteria:

Category A + School Permanently

affiliated school

Category A School Provisionally

affiliated school with land of at

least 2 acres or of such measurement as

has been permitted under Rule 3(ii), (b),

(c), (d) & (e)

Category B School Provisionally

affiliated school with following


a) recognized by the Education Department or whose application has been

forwarded by it.

b) does not possess land as per Category ‘A’ but has not less than 1.5 acre of

land and also satisfies the following:

* 250 sq. mtr. of area + 1 for every student on

the rolls (for a middle school).

* 500 of area +1 for every student on

the rolls (for a Secondary school).

* 750 of area +1 for every student on

the rolls (for a Senior Secondary school).

c) pays salaries as per State Govt./U.T. scales of pay

d) satisfies all the other conditions of Affiliation Bye-Laws

(b) In metropolitan cities with a population exceeding 25 lacs, the land should not be less

than one acre with adequate building & arrangement with other institution/

organization for imparting Physical & Health Education and for conducting

games, to the satisfaction of the Board. In case of lease, it will be accepted if it is for at

least 30 years. Provided further that in case of any portion which is leased out below 30

years, such case may be considered provided that land has been allotted by the Govt.

or Govt. Agencies andit is as per the Law of the land. In all such cases school should

have at least one acre of land by ownership or by lease for 30 years and in all case the

total land area should not be less than about 2 acres.

Provided that the school may be graded as Category A+, Category A & Category B


Body at its meeting held on 27/06/2006

Rule added in the Affiliation Committee’s meeting held on 16/03/2005 and approved by the Governing


Rule added as per approval of the Governning Body at its meeting held on 27/06/2005.


(c) In hilly areas, the land should not be less than one acre. The norms as prescribed by

the Planning Commission shall be applicable for determining the hilly areas.

(d) The land area for the schools seeking affiliation in NCT, Delhi should not be less

than the following:1.

Senior Secondary School Classes from preAll

the 4 4000sq. mts.

Primary to class XII streams

2. Senior Secondary School Classes from preMaximum

3000sq. mts.

Primary to class XII two streams

3. Secondary School Classes from pre_

2000 sq. mts.

Primary to Class X

(e) Classified cities under A -1 viz. Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai within their

limits of Municipal Corporation be at par with the relaxation in land requirement as has

already been prescribed for Delhi under Sub-Clause (d) above.

(f) The schools which were granted affiliation upto Secondary level on or before

the year 1996 under the (relaxed condition of land requirement under category “B” or

“C” may be considered for Upgradation to +2 stage provided. that they should have

atleast one acre of land.


one for non-vocational stream and one for vocational stream with the provision that

the number of candidates shall not exceed 40 in each section.

Provided further also that if the school is found to have opened more than two sections it will

attract violation of provisions of Affiliation Bye-Laws of the Board.

(iii) The Trust or Society/Management running the school should be of non-proprietary

character. The list of members with their addresses, occupations, qualifications and an affidavit

from the Chairman/Secretary stating how the members are related to each

Provided further that such school will have only two sections at +2 level preferablyother or they

are not related to each other duly attested by first class magistrate should be submitted.

(iv) The school should have well qualified staff as per the norms of the Board given in

Chapter IX.

(v) The school in India must pay salaries and admissible allowances to the staff not less

than the corresponding categories of employees in the State Government schools or

as per scales etc. prescribed by the Government of India. The schools outside India

should pay salaries not lower than those of the teachers in government schools in

that country or not less than the salaries and foreign allowances payable to KVS

teachers if officially posted to that country. A certificate to this effect should be

obtained from the Indian Diplomatic Mission.


Body at its meeting held on 9/12/2005.

Rule added in the Affiliation Committee’s meeting held on 6/10/2005 and approved by the Governing


(A) Provisional Affiliation :

Those schools which fulfil the essential conditions of the Affiliation Bye-Laws may be

considered for Provisional Affiliation for a period of three years subject to fulfilling

all the norms and conditions of the Affiliation Bye-Laws with in this period. In case the school(s)

do not fulfil the norms and conditions of the affiliation due to some prudent reasons the Board

may grant extension of provisional affiliation granted for a further period of 3 years to 5 years

subject to fulfill the conditions of affiliation in the extended period.

(B) Regular Affiliation :

The schools run by Govt./Govt. Aided/KVS/NVS/CTSO will be granted one time regular

affiliation subject to satisfying and fulfilling all the norms/conditions of the Affiliation Bye - Laws

including of the land etc. Such school need not apply for extension of affiliation, but they have

to remit annual fee as may be prescribed.


(C) Permanent Affiliation

i. Schools managed directly by the Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) or by reputed

societies of PSUs under financial control of such PSUs or by societies formed by such

undertakings, and private, unaided schools established by societies/trusts as per

Affiliation Bye-laws may apply for Permanent Affiliation.

ii. Those schools which have been granted Provisional Affiliation may be considered for

permanent affiliation after the expiry of period of provisional affiliation of 3 years or

such extension of provisional affiliation as the case may be subject to fulfillment of all the

norms and conditions of the Affiliation Bye-Laws in force by the Board.

Provided further that preference may be given to such schools which have been provisionally

affiliated with CBSE for a period of 10 years or more and satisfying all the conditions of Affiliation

Bye Laws.

Provided further also that in case of non/partial fulfillment of conditions as mentioned in various

chapters of Affiliation Bye-Laws, the application will be summarily rejected.

iii. The school seeking permanent affiliation must also satisfy the following conditions:

(a) Infrastructure

The infrastructural facilities should be as follows:- .

(i) Class rooms - minimum size should be 8 m x 6 m (approx 500. sq. ft.).

(ii) Science Labs. (Composite for Secondary or/and separate Physics, Chemistry

and Biology for Senior Secondary)- minimum size should be 9 m.x 6 m.each

(approx 600 sq. ft) and fully equipped.


Body at its meeting held on 27/06/2005.

Rule added in the Affiliation Committee’s meeting held on 20/06/2005 and approved by the Governing


(iii) Library - minimum size should be 14 m.x 8 m. fully equipped and with reading

room facility.

(iv) Computer Lab. and Math Lab. - No minimum size is prescribed, however, the

school should have separate provision for each

(v) Rooms for extra curricular activities - either separate rooms for music, dance,

arts & sports or one multi purpose hall for all these activities should be available.

(b) General

Besides fulfilling the other conditions, the school must satisfy the following:(

i) All admissions and. withdrawal registers are properly maintained.

(ii) The Service records of teaching and non-teaching staffs are duly maintained and


(iii) No teachers are appointed on ad-hoc basis

(iv) Teaching & non-teaching staff are appointed on prescribed pay scales & no staff are

appointed on consolidated pay. They are also paid DA & admissible other allowances

as per Central or respective State Govt. rates.

(c) Quality of Education

The school seeking permanent affiliation must be quality driven and must strive for

excellence in all aspect of its activities. It must satisfy the board’s direction regarding

no school bag and no homework to the students upto class II, Continuous and

Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) in primary classes with no pass-fail criterion and

also extension of CCE gradually upto class VIII.

Provided also that the school seeking permanent affiliation must implement the academic

initiatives like Introduction of Alternative to Homework from class III to V, Introduction of Life

Skills Education for classes VI to VIII, and maintenance of Proper records of

internal assessment from classes VI to X .The average result of the school in the last

three years must not be less than the Board’s average in class X and XII examinations.

iv. Appeal against rejection

(a) The school whose application has been rejected will have the opportunity to

appeal against such rejection to the Appellate Authority after payment of an

Appeal Fee. The Appellate Authority shall consist of Chairman of the Board and two

other Members as may be nominated by the Board.

(b) The school whose request has been rejected by the Appellate Authority also,

will be eligible to apply only after two academic years, excluding the academic year in

which the application has been rejected. The fee, including the fee for Appeal, once

deposited shall not be refunded under any circumstances. .

v. Miscellaneous


(a ) The Permanent Affiliation will be granted after physical inspection of the school

and satisfaction of the Board that it is meeting with all the conditions prescribed for the


(b) The inspection of schools requesting Permanent Affiliation will be conducted by a

Committee consisting of three members, at least one of which. must be an academician

of repute to look into the academic activities.

(c ) It is the responsibility of the school to ensure that it is satisfying all the conditions laid

down in the Affiliation Bye-Laws duly supported with documentary evidences in the

prescribed formats. In case an application is rejected due to non-fulfillment of all the

conditions/non furnishing of documentary evidences, the fee deposited will not be

refunded even if the school has not been inspected.

(d) The schools which are permanently affiliated will be required to remit annual fee at an

amount to be prescribed from time to time. The annual fee will be deposited along

with annual examination fee.

(e) The schools which are permanently affiliated, will observe various ‘Dos’ and ‘Don’ts’

mentioned in Chapter II Bye-Laws 3 of Affiliation Bye-laws All other condition of

Affiliation Bye-laws of the Board will also be applicable ‘mutatis-mutandis’.

(f) The permanent affiliation granted to schools shall not be treated as absolute. The

Board has the right to inspect such schools as deem fit so as to ensure that the

norms/ conditions laid down in the bye-laws in force are strictly complied with.

(g) Such schools which are/would be permanently affiliated with the Board may be permitted

to introduce additional subjects as and when they like but before introduction of

additional subjects they may remit the requisite fee and supply the necessary information

with regard to infrastructure made available in the school and staff provided for the

subject under introduction.

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