Kendriya Vidyalaya Admission Procedure, Fees and exemptions 2020 – 21 (Updated)

By SchoolMyKids Expert|11 - 12 mins| August 12, 2020

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 2020- 21 on the official website on 14th of July 2020. Also the Schedule for admission was released on 15th July 2020.

अभिभावक 12 अगस्त 2020 को प्रातः 6:00 बजे से " आवेदन की स्थिति" पर क्लिक करके विभिन्न प्रवेश श्रेणियों के लिए आयोजित की गयी लॉटरी में अपने आवेदन की स्थिति ज्ञात कर सकते हैं।
Parents can check the status of their applications in lotteries to be conducted for various admission categories by clicking on "Check Application Status" from 6am, 12 Aug 2020.




Admission Guideline for admission in Kendriya Vidyalaya class I  - 2020

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 2020-2021 will commence at 10:00 am on 20 July 2020 and will close at 7:00 pm on 07 August 2020.

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 2020

As per the latest update Registration for Admission to Class I (left out vacancies) and Class II to IX will commence from 20 July 2020 through offline mode in kendriya vidyalayas across the country subject to availability of vacancies.

Registration for Class II and above will be done from 20 July 2020 and 8:00 am to 25 July 2020 upto 4:00 pm if vacancies exist (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 2020

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 2020

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 2020-2021

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 2020-21

Online Registration for Admission to Class I in Kendriya Vidyalayas for the Academic Year 2020-2021 will commence at 10:00 am on 20 July 2020 and will close at 7:00 pm on 07 August 2020. Registration for Class II and above will be done from 20 July 2020 and 8:00 am to 25 July 2020 upto 4:00 pm if vacancies exist (in offline mode).

The studies of Class I will commence from 15 th Sept, 2020 either online or regular in vidyalaya depending upon improvement in situation due to COVID-19.

Important Dates for Admission

The Admission Schedule for the Session 2020-21 will be as under:-

ClassParticularsDeadline (Dates)
AllAdvertisement for Admission (प्रवेश के लिए लवज्ञापन)17 July 2020 (Friday)
Class IOnline Registration for Class 1 (कक्षा-I के लिए पंजीकरण - ऑनिाइन माध्यम)20 July 2020 (Monday) 10 AM Onwards
Class Iऑनलाइन आवेदन की अंतिम तारीख : Last date of online Registration for Class 17 August 2020 till 7PM
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: 11 August 2020
  • (Tuesday)
  • 2nd List: 24 August 2020
  • (Monday)
  • 3rd List: 26 August 2020
  • (Wednesday)
Class IDeclaration of provisional select list of candidates as per priority service category for unreserved seats, if any (keeping the left over reserved seats blocked).27 August 2020 to 29 August 2020
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 31 August 2020 (Monday)
Registration from 31 August 2020 (Monday) to 05 September 2020 (Saturday)
Display of list and Admissions 07 September 2020(Monday) to 11 September 2020 (Friday)
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)20 July 2020 to 25 July 2020
Class II and Above (Except Class XI)Declaration of list of Class II onwards29 July 2020 at 4PM
Class II and Above (Except Class XI)Admission for class II onwards30 July 2020 to 7 August 2020
Class XIRegistration for Class XI (KV Students)Within a week of declaration of class X results
Class XIDisplay of List and Admission to Class XI (KV students)Within two weeks of 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 X
AllLast date of admission for all classes including XI.15 September 2020 (Tuesday) (tentative, depending on the declaration of class X result)

Kendriya Vidyalaya Admission Age requirement

For admission to class I  the minimum age is 5 years and maximum 7 years as on 31st March 2020 (academic year in which admission is sought). PH candidates will have a 2 year relaxation in upper age limit. Child  born on 1st April will also be eligible for admission to Class I.

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)68
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) 2020

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

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


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