CBSE Affiliation


CBSE Norms Of Affiliation with CBSE

(सी.बी.एस.सी. एफिलियेसन )



Status of affiliation




Permanent / Regular / Provisional




(i) Affiliation no.




(ii) Affiliation with the Board since




(iii) Extension of affiliation upto



Essential conditions


1.School must have formal prior recognition and No Objection Certificate of the State/UT Government.

2.The School should run by a Registered Society/Trust/Section 25 Company having non proprietary character.

3.School should have about 02 acres (or as otherwise permitted measurement) of land and a building constructed on a part of land and proper playground on the remaining land.

4.The school should have well qualified staff as per norms as whole time employees. The pupil teacher ratio should not exceed 30:1 and section teacher ratio must be 1:1.5.

5.The School must pay salary and admissible allowances to the staff not less than the corresponding categories of employees in the state Government school or as per pay scales etc. prescribed by the Government of India.




1.  The institution should have facilities commensurate with its requirements.

2.  It should satisfy the minimum conditions laid down for school building, class rooms etc. The minimum floor space should be at least 1 sq. mtr. per student.

3. The number of students in the class should not be very large. The optimum number in a section of a class is 40.

4.  the Library should be well equipped and spacious. It should have at least 05 books (other than text books) per student in its stock subject to a minimum of 1500 at the beginning.

5. The school should subscribe sufficient number of newspapers and magazines suitable for students and there should be at least 15 magazines at the beginning.

6. Class rooms minimum size should be 8mX 6m (aprox 500 sq. ft).

7. Science Labs (composite for secondary or/and separate Physics, Chemistry and Biology for senior  Secondary). Minimum size should be 9mX6m each (approx 600 sq.ft) and fully equipped.

8. Library minimum size should be 14mX8m fully equipped and with reading room facility.

9. Computer lab and Maths lab no minimum size is prescribe; however, the school should have separate provision for each. The Computer Lab should have 10 computer or computer students’ ratio of 1:20.

10.Roms for extra curricular activities either separate rooms for music, Dance, Arts and sports or one multi purpose Hall for all these activities should be available.

11. The School should have adequate facilities for providing recreation activities and Physical Education.


 Admission and Fees


1.Admission in the School affiliated to the CBSE shall be made without any distinction of religion, race, caste, creed, place of birth or any of them. As regard reservation of SC/ST students are concern it shall be governed by the education act/rules applicable to the state/ U.T where the school is situated .

2.Fees charges should be commensurate with the facilities provided by the institution. Fees should normally be charged under the heads prescribed by the department of education of the state/U.T for schools of different categories. No capitation fee or voluntary donations for gaining admission in the school or for any such malpractices the Board may take drastic action leading to disaffiliation of the school.

3.The unaided schools should consult parents through parent’s representatives before revising the fees. The fees should not be revised during the mid session. In case a student leaves the school for such compulsion as transfer  of parents or for health reason or in case of death of the student before completion of session, prorata return of quarterly/term/annual fees should be made.


Staff and service conditions


1.Besides the minimum requirement for salaries as laid down in section 3( 3), the school should have adequate teaching staff processing the necessary qualification laid down for various post/subject teacher by the board. The pupil teachers ratio should not  exceed 30. Also there must be 1 ½ teacher per section to teach various subjects.

2. Salary should be paid through Account Payee Cheques drawn on a scheduled bank, from the date of first appointment of the teachers on probation.

3.The School should have well defined condition of service as per norms of state/U.T government and should issue letters of appointment to the employees at the time of joining service and should also sign a contract of service. The contract should be similar to the format given in appendix III in these Byelaws or in the form of prescribe by the state/U.T government, in case the act of the state/U.T provides so. The period of probation should normally be one year extendable for another year. In case the management is not satisfied with the performance , the same should be brought to the notice of the employees concerned in writing. Probation should not be extended  beyond  two years and the management should arrive at the decision to conform the teacher or not before the end of the probation period.

4.The School should have contributory provident fund of Gratuity or pension, Gratuity and general  provident fund as retirement benefits. These schemes should be as per Government rules of the state/centre. In addition, it will also consider providing other welfare measures like free children education, leave travel concession, medical benefits, leave encashment etc.

5.Normally a teacher should be engaged as a whole time employee except in special cases where work load does not justify the whole time teacher. No teacher, teaching the secondary, senior secondary classes shall be required to teach more than ¾ of the total periods in a week.

6.The number of students in the class should not be very large. The optimum number in a section of a class is 40.

7.Every School should take steps to provide reorientation to all its teaching staff, at least once in five years, Such orientation may be organized by school itself or in collaboration with other school or by the state or regional institution or by the Board or by a National Agency.

8.The management of the school shall not retain the original degree/diplomas certificates of the teachers and other employees of the school with them. The original certificates etc. taken for verification shall be return at the earliest after verification. Photostats copies may be obtain from the employees and kept in their personal files.

9.Check gender specific violence, strictly comply with the guidelines and norms prescribed by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in the writ petition ( Criminal) no. 666-70 of 1992 Vishaka and others V/s State of Rajasthan and others delivered on 13/8/1997 for protection of women from sexual harassment at the work place.


Management of Private Unaided schools


1.In case of schools belongings to category 3(1)(V) there should be a properly constituted Registered society/ trust/.It should be offer non proprietary character and its constitution be such that it does not vest control in a single individual or members of a family. The aims of the society/ Trust should be as laid down under section 19(1) and(2)

2.Formation of the society/trust/ should also conform to the state Government rules in which the school is located.

3.The schools other than the Government schools affiliated with the Board shall have a school managing committee which shall have the powers to supervise activities of the schools for its smooth functioning.


Financial Resources


1.The school must have sufficient financial resources to guarantee its continued existence. It should have permanent source of income to meet the running expenses of the school so as to maintain it at a reasonable standard of efficiency/, to pay salaries to teachers and other categories of staff regularly at least at par with the corresponding categories in the state Government schools and to undertake improvement/ development of school facilities. In case of institutions which are in  the receipt of grant-in-aid from the state Government/U.T. the permanent source of income shall include the amount of grant-in-aid also.

2.No part of income from the institution shall be diverted to any individual in the trust /society/ school. Management committee or to any other person. The savings, if any after meeting the recurring and non recurring expenditure and contribution to developmental, depreciation and contingency funds may be further utilized for promoting the school . The accounts should be audited and certified by a Charted Accountant and proper accounts statements should be prepared as per rules. A copy each of the statement of Accounts should be sent to the Board every year.

3.The channeling of funds by the management to person (s) or enterprise other than for furthering education in the school will contravene the rules governing affiliation and call for appropriate action by the Board.