Children’s education happens to be a major concern for NRIs returning to India. The transition to a new curriculum, from a foreign education system to the Indian one, is anything but smooth. Also with a population of over 1.33 billion in India and a major portion being school-going children, admissions can never be easy. As parents, it is necessary to ensure proper education for your children. Hence, the CBSE School Admission process for NRIs moving to India must be understood clearly. So let us take a look at the process of admission and the associated rules and guidelines of the CBSE affiliated schools:
Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is one of the largest educational boards in India with more than 17,000 schools affiliated with it. The most important benefit of sending your child to a school affiliated with CBSE is that the institution will be following the same syllabus and structure. So, even if you wish to come back to India later on, it won’t affect your child’s education.
Common Admission Rules of CBSE
- To be eligible for admission, the student must pass the qualifying course from any state/government recognized board. The schools might not recognize International qualifying exams and special permission might be required.
2. Admission of the students will be based on compatibility with the age of the class they are applying for.
3. Students must clear the qualifying exam by obtaining the required minimum marks.
4. Students coming from a foreign country will not be eligible for admission unless their previous school was CBSE affiliated. In such cases, an eligibility certificate from the board is required to be obtained by the student. The request for this certificate will be sent by the principal of the school to which admission is sought for.
5. CBSE needs to be convinced that the exam passed, and the studies completed by the overseas student are equivalent to the corresponding class of the CBSE. Only then the eligibility certificate will be issued.
6. For admission to class 10, it is essential to take classes of 9 and 10 in the same school as registration for the board exam is done at this stage. However, for direct admission to class 10, you need to provide a valid transfer certificate, migration certificate, etc., from the previous school.
7. For admission to class 11, the students should have passed their 10th from a recognized board in India. After that, a minimum score is required for admission in each of the streams (Science, Commerce, and Arts). The registration for the class 12 CBSE board exam is done in class 11.