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Kendriya Vidyalaya Admission Procedure, Fees and exemptions 2023 – 24 (Updated)

By SchoolMyKids Expert|12 - 13 mins read| July 13, 2023

Are you planning to get your kid into Kendriya Vidyalaya? In this article we have talked about the Kendriya Vidyalaya admission procedure, Kendriya Vidyalaya Fees and exemptions available to students under various categories. Read our other article to know about Kendriya Vidyalaya schools and the list of Kendriya Vidyalaya schools in India. You can also read about Kendriya Vidyalaya Pass Percentage CBSE 10th and 12th or CBSE Result Analysis – Kendriya Vidyalaya Central Schools vs other Private and Public Schools.

There are more than 1000 Kendriya Vidyalaya schools (KVs), the KVs admission procedure, Kendriya Vidyalaya Fees structure and exemptions remain same for all these schools. Kendriya Vidyalaya Schools are divided into 25 regions, you can visit the website of the individual school or the regional office to know more about these. Visit this link for Kendriya Vidyalaya schools list. Explore Kendriya Vidyalaya Schools.

Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, KVS has released fresh guidelines for admission 2023- 24 on the official website 25th March 2023.

Admission Guideline for admission in Kendriya Vidyalaya class I  – 2023

Admissions for class I are being done through online mode & for other classes it is offline.

Online Registration for Admission to Class-I in Kendriya Vidyalayas for the Academic Year 2023-24 will commence at 10:00 am on 27 March 2023 and will close at 07:00 pm on 17 April 2023.

The admission details for the class I can be obtained at KV Admission Portal. Parents can find information on KVS admission rules, regulations and guidelines at kvsangathan website

Important Links for Admission

  1.  अपना आवेदन प्रिंट करें / Print your application
  2. अपने आवेदन की स्थिति जांचें / Check your application status
  3.  आवेदन फॉर्म भरने के लिए निर्देश / Instructions for filling the application form
  4. आवेदन फॉर्म भरने के लिए वीडियो निर्देश / Video Instructions for filling the application form

Pro Forma Documents Samples

Certificate TypeDownload Sample Format
Self Declaration Distance Between School And ResidenceClick Here
Service Certificate Central GovernmentClick Here
Format Service Certificate State GovernmentClick Here
Affidavit for Single Girl ChildClick Here
Died In Harness CertificateClick Here
Transfer CertificateClick Here

Important Questions

Is there any fee for application?  Ans : No, the application processing is absolutely free of cost.

क्या आवेदन के लिए कोई शुल्क है? उत्तर: नहीं, आवेदन प्रक्रिया बिल्कुल मुफ्त है

Kendriya Vidyalaya Admission Procedure

Now you can apply to Kendriya Vidyalaya online using Kendriya Vidyalaya admission online form. Step by step admission procedure and guidelines

  1. The candidate should first search the desired Kendriya Vidyalaya and then apply for admission.
  2. To apply online, do not wait for the last date of admission to avoid difficulty. Apply Online
  3. Follow the instruction on the online form. Submit your form after filling all details
  4. Take Printout of submitted registration form. Parents have to submit printout of this form and all required documents at the time of admission if shortlisted.
  5. You can check the status of your application: click here to check the status

Please note: 1. If any parent submits wrong information, the application for admission of their ward will be rejected. 2. Parents/student shall fill up only one form in one school in a shift. They can apply in other KVs or second shift of the same KV. 3. Attested true copy of the following documents are to be attached along with the Registration form/required by the Vidyalaya later on: proof of age Certificate, Residence Proof, Caste Certificate if any, Blood group report, Adhar Card, Service certificate with last drawn salary slip for Category –I,II and III, Single Girl child certificate.

Seat Allocation Method

Out of the available seats of fresh admission 25% shall be reserved for Right To Education (Hereafter referred to as ‘RTE’), 15% shall be reserved for SC, 7.5% shall be reserved for ST and 27% seats shall be reserved for “OBC- Non Creamy Layer”. (Hereafter referred to as “OBC-NCL”)

After admission of students under RTE Act followed by Differently Abled (Hereafter referred to as ‘DA’), the children belonging to Cat-1 will be taken up. The students admitted under Cat-1 will also include SC/ST/OBC-NCL. Similarly, after admission of Cat-1, admission of Cat-2 will be taken up which will include SC/ST/OBC-NCL (up to Cat-3 in case of Project/IHL School)

Admission Guideline for admission in Kendriya Vidyalaya class II to VIII 2023

As per the latest update Registration for Admission to Class I (left out vacancies) and Class II to IX will commence from 03 April 2023 through offline mode in Kendriya Vidyalayas across the country subject to availability of vacancies.

Registration for Class II and above will be started from 03 April 2023 (Monday) at 08:00 am to 12 April 2023 (Wednesday) upto 04:00 pm if vacancies exist in offline mode only (in offline mode).

Registration for Class II and above except Class XI will be done only if vacancies exist. Please check with the school for vacancies.

Their won’t be any Admission test for admission to Class II to VIII. The admission may be granted based on Priority category system check the category system below.

A lottery system will be followed in each category including single girl child quota (Class VI onwards) in case the applications received are more than the number of seats.

Admission Guideline for admission in Kendriya Vidyalaya class IX 2023

Kendriya Vidyalaya will conduct an admission test for admission to Class IX. A merit list will be prepared for each category of priority separately. Admission shall be granted in the sequence of priority categories in the order of merit.

About the Admission test

  • Admission test will cover topics from all subjects: Hindi, English, Maths, Social Science, and Science.
  • Admission test will be only one paper. The test will be of 3 Hours duration & 100 marks comprising Hindi, English, Maths, Social Science & Science each of 20 marks.
  • Candidates must secure 33% marks in aggregate to qualify. Students belonging to SC/ST/Divyang category(PH) will be eligible for admission on securing 25% in aggregate.

Admission Guideline for admission in Kendriya Vidyalaya class XI 2023

For class XI, application forms will be issued immediately after the declaration of Class X results, subject to availability of Vacancies in the Vidyalayas.

For Class XI, Registration forms may be downloaded from Vidyalaya Website as per the schedule for admission 2023-2024.

Admission to various streams of Class XI – Science, Commerce, humanities will be based on CGPA or percentage scored in Class X 10th exam.

For existing KV students

  • Science stream: minimum 60% marks in aggregate of all subjects
  • Commerce Stream: minimum 55% marks in aggregate of all subjects
  • Humanities: all students of KV who have passed class 10th exam

If still the seats are vacant than non KV students can apply and selection will be based on above criteria.

Kendriya Vidyalaya Admission Important Dates 2023-24

Online Registration for Admission to Class-I in Kendriya Vidyalayas for the Academic Year 2023-24 will commence at 10:00 am on 27 March 2023 and will close at 07:00 pm on 17 April 2023. Registration for Class II and above will be started from 03 April 2023 (Monday) at 08:00 am to 12 April 2023 (Wednesday) upto 04:00 pm if vacancies exist in offline mode only (in offline mode).

Important Dates for Admission

The Admission Schedule for the Session 2023-24 will be as under:-

ClassParticularsDeadline (Dates)
AllAdvertisement for Admission (प्रवेश के लिए लवज्ञापन)Latest by 25th March 2023
Class IOnline Registration for Class 1 (कक्षा-I के लिए पंजीकरण – ऑनिाइन माध्यम)27.03.2023 (Monday) 10:00 AM onwards
Class Iऑनलाइन आवेदन की अंतिम तारीख : Last date of online Registration for Class 117.04.2023 (Monday) 7:00 PM
Class IDeclaration of provisional select and waitlist of registered candidates for Class 1

Admission of eligible candidates of selected list in following order: (i) RTE (ii) From Service Priority Category (I and II) only (iii) Shortfall of Reservation Quota after admission in (i) and (ii) above
1st List: 20 April 2023 (Thursday)2nd List: 28 April 2023 (Friday)3rd List: 04 May 2023 (Thursday)
Class IExtended date for Second Notification for offline registrations for admissions to be made under RTE Provisions, SC/ST and OBC(NCL) if sufficient applications not received in online mode.Notification on 03.05.2023
(Wednesday)
Registration from
04.05.2023 (Thursday) to
11.05.2023 (Thursday)
Display of list and
Admissions
18.05.2023(Thursday) to
25.05.2023(Thursday)
Class II and Above (Except Class XI)Registration for Class II onwards (except XI) – Subject to the availability of vacancies in particular class (offline mode)03.04.2023 (Monday) to
12.04.2023 (Wednesday)
Class II and Above (Except Class XI)Declaration of list of Class II onwards17.04.2023 (Monday)
Class II and Above (Except Class XI)Admission for class II onwards18.04.2023 (Tuesday) to
29.04.2023 (Saturday)
Class XIRegistration for Class XI (KV Students)Within 10 days after
declaration of class X
results
Class XIDisplay of List and Admission to Class XI (KV students)Within 20 days after
declaration of class X
results.
Class XINon-KV students: Registration, display of admission list & admissions in class XI (Subject to availability of vacancies)After the admissions of KV
students in class XI.
AllLast date of admission for all classes including XI.30 days from the date of declaration of class-X results by CBSE

Kendriya Vidyalaya Admission Age requirement

The minimum age for admission to class 1 is 6 years and the maximum admissible age is 8 years as on 31st March (academic year in which admission is sought), with a 2 year relaxation in upper age limit for “Differently-Abled” candidates. Child born on 1st April should also be considered.

Please refer to below table for class age eligibility criteria for class II onwards. PH candidates will have 2 years of relaxation on upper age limit for all classes. for example the upper age limit for class 5th admission is 11 years for Non-PH candidate, for PH candidates it will be 13 years.

ClassMinimum age (both PH and Non-PH candidates)Maximum age (Non-PH candidates)
II (2nd)79
III (3rd)79
IV (4th)810
V (5th)911
VI (6th)1012
VII (7th)1113
VIII (8th)1214
IX (9th)1315
X (10th)1416

Kendriya Vidyalaya Fees or KV Fee Structure (per month) 2023

This is new fee structure for  Kendriya Vidyalaya Schools with effective from 01.04.2013

No tuition fee is charged from boys up to Class VIII, girls up to Class XII, from SC/ST students, children of KVS employees, children of Officers and men of the Armed Forces killed or disabled during the wars of 1962, 1965, 1971, 1999-Kargil War (against China and Pakistan).

1.Admission FeeRs. 25.00
2.Re Admission FeeRs 100.00
3.Tutition Fee 
3(a)Class IX & X (Boys)Rs 200.00
3(b)Class XI & XII Commerce & Humanities (Boys)Rs 300.00
3(c)Class XI & XII Science (Boys)Rs.400.00
4.Computer Fund 
4(a)Class III onwards wherever Computer Education is being impartedRs 100.00
4(b)Computer Science Fee. (for elective subjects) + 2 stageRs 150.00
5Vidyalaya Vikas Nidhi (Classes I – XII)Rs. 500.00

Kendriya Vidyalaya Fee exemption – Category wise

Following type of students and categories are exempted from Fee Tuition Fee, Computer fund and VVN (Vidyalaya Vikas Nidhi).

KV Fee Exemption
Category Tuition fee Computer fundVVN (Vidyalaya Vikas Nidhi)
 Girls Students from class I to XIIExemptedExemptedExempted
 SC and ST studentsExemptedExemptedExempted
 Children of KVS employeesExemptedExemptedExempted
 Children of officers and men of Armed Forces and Paramilitary killed or disabled in War,  Military operations or any counter-insurgency operations.ExemptedExemptedExempted
 Children of parents who are living below poverty line, upto two children and having BPL cardExemptedExemptedExempted

Priorities in Admission to Kendriya Vidyalayas

The following priorities shall be followed in granting admissions:-

1. Kendriya Vidyalayas under Civil/Defence Sector Children of transferable and non-transferable

  1. Category I : children central government employees and children of ex- servicemen
  2. Category II : employees of Autonomous Bodies/Public Sector Undertaking/Institute of Higher Learning of the Government of India
  3. Category III : State Government employees.
  4. Category IV : employees of Autonomous Bodies/ Public Sector Undertakings/Institute of Higher Learning of the State Governments.
  5. Category V : Children from any other category including the children of foreign nationals who are located in India

2. Kendriya Vidyalayas under Public Sector Undertakings/ Institutes of Higher Learning:

  • Category I : Children of transferable and non-transferable
  • Category II : central government employees and children of ex- servicemen.
  • Category III : employees of Autonomous Bodies/Public Sector Undertaking/Institute of Higher Learning of the Government of India.
  • Category IV :State Government employees.
  • Category V : employees of Autonomous Bodies/ Public Sector Undertakings/Institute of Higher Learning of the State Governments.
  • Category VI : Children from any other category including the children of foreign nationals who are located in India.

KV Transfer from one school to another

For more Guidelines on Admission to Kendriya Vidyalayas, please visit the official website of KVS :- www.kvsangathan.nic.in

Overview of Kendriya Vidyalayas – KV Schools

The Scheme of Kendriya Vidyalayas (Central Schools) was approved in November 1962 by the Govt. of India on the recommendations of the Second Central Pay Commission. Over the years, the number of Kendriya Vidyalayas steadily increased to 1248 as on 31st March 2022.

Key Facts

All Kendriya Vidyalayas are coeducational, composite schools. All Kendriya Vidyalayas are affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education ( CBSE).

  • Total Number of KVs (Including 3 abroad) – 1248
  • Total Number of Students – 14,30,442
  • Student-Teacher Ratio: 30:1
  • Class XII Board Examination Pass Percent: 97.08%

List of Kendriya Vidyalaya Schools – KVS Schools in India

Check the list of KVS schools in India or Click on the state name to see the list of schools in that particular state

Andaman and Nicobar Islands Schools
Andhra Pradesh Schools
Arunachal Pradesh Schools
Assam Schools
Bihar Schools
Chandigarh Schools
Chhattisgarh Schools
Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu Schools
Delhi Schools
Goa Schools
Gujarat Schools
Haryana Schools
Himachal Pradesh Schools
Jammu and Kashmir Schools
Jharkhand Schools
Karnataka Schools
Kerala Schools
Ladakh Schools
Lakshadweep Schools
Madhya Pradesh Schools
Maharashtra Schools
Manipur Schools
Meghalaya Schools
Mizoram Schools
Nagaland Schools
Odisha Schools
Puducherry Schools
Punjab Schools
Rajasthan KVS Schools
Sikkim Schools
Tamil Nadu Schools
Telangana Schools
Tripura Schools
Uttar Pradesh Schools
Uttarakhand Schools
West Bengal Schools
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