The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has changed the rules for admission in class 9 and 11, taking the admission process directly into its hands, while earlier schools enjoyed autonomy. Under the new set of laws introduced by the board, if candidates wish to take admission in a CBSE-affiliated school in class 9 and 11, they will have to substantiate reasons behind the shift. For instance, in case a student is moving for prospects of ‘better education’, they will have to provide a record of the past five years of their previous as well as new school they are applying to. Obtaining such data will be the purview of the ward and their parents. Further, students from ‘unaffiliated’ schools will not be allowed admission in these classes.
The rules have also changed for schools, which will have to send all requests for class 9 and 11 in one go to the CBSE. This will ensure a fixed deadline for the schools, in terms of accepting applications.
The rules will be implemented from the academic year 2020, implying those seeking change in school can do so in the current year as per the present rules. The move, said the board in a written notice, is to demotivate unnecessary transfers. Controller of Examination, CBSE, Sanyam Bhardwaj in the curriculum said, “The last-minute shifting of schools does not provide a conducive educational environment to students, as they are not well-acquainted with new classmates and teachers.”
In case a student is shifting schools due to a change in the business of parents, then they will have to provide an old and new business address and bank records to the school and hence to the CBSE. In case of change of parents’ jobs, a copy of appointment letter attested (in blue ink only) by the organisation/establishment where the parent(s) of student joined. If the student would be living with a relative in the new city, identity proof of relative and their details would also be needed.