CBSE Introduces New Admission Rules for Class 9 and 11; Parents Unhappy
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The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has introduced major changes to the admissions in class 9 and 11 at the board’s affiliated schools. The new rules are set for those “non-affiliated” students who wish to switch to CBSE. In such cases of admissions, earlier the schools enjoyed independence and now with the new rules, CBSE took the process directly in their hands. From deadlines to making documentation necessary to the inclusion of the past five years’ results, the new admission rules for class 9 and class 11 is challenging. Parents and schools are reportedly unhappy with the new set of changes. CTET Results 2019 Declared by CBSE, Check Scores of Central Teacher Eligibility Test. 

CBSE announced the new admission rules for class 9 and class 11 in its official website; cbse.nic.in. The board issued Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for admission to classes 9 and 11, in case of transfer of students from one school to another. However, the changes in the admission process have upset the parents and schools, who call it confusing. The move, as per the board has been taken to decrease unnecessary transfers. Below are the new rules that are to be implemented from 2020.

CBSE New Rules Admission to Class 9 and Class 11

  • Candidates willing to take admission to the CBSE affiliated schools, will have to submit a substantial reason for the move.
  • A student moving for “better education,” will have to submit his or her record of the past five years from the previous school.
  • Student shifting schools due to a change in the business of parents, he or she will have to submit an old and new business address along with the bank records to the school.
  • In case of change of jobs, a copy of the appointment letter attested by the organisation where the parents of students joined.
  • If students are living with their relative, they will have to provide the relative’s identity proof and added details.

Parents and schools are unhappy with the recent decision. A member of the Delhi Parents Association, was quoted in Indian Express, “Getting a transfer certificate from school is itself a tedious task; getting details regarding their result, that too of the past five years, is really not possible. Ideally, such data should be provided on school websites, but there is no such provision. This will only make parents run from pillar to post for admissions.” Again, a principal of an UP-based school stated in the same report how the new rules are going to add challenges for the parents and students in taking admissions to CBSE schools. There will also be an added burden of paper works for schools, which lacks enough management to undergo the process.