Documents required for a child's admission in CBSE Schools

Looking for the documents required for the admission procedure in the best CBSE schools in India? Check out this page to know the list of mandatory documents required for Nursery, KG, and higher classes when applying for admission in private schools as well as government schools in India.

Different schools in India ask for different documents in their admission process. Getting your child admitted to the best school in India is one of the most tedious tasks of parenthood. Whether you are looking for a top academic school or top sports school, CBSE, CISCE, IB, and IGCSE/ Cambridge board school; you need a list of various documents for nursery admission of your child.

Nursery Admission Documents

  1. Child's passport size photograph (colored).
    • The photograph must be recent, preferably not older than 6 months.
    • The background should be white.

  2. Father's/ Guardian's passport size photograph (colored).
    • The photograph must be recent, preferably not older than 2 years.
    • The background should be white.

  3. Mother's/ Guardian's passport size photograph (colored).
    • The photograph must be recent, preferably not older than 2 years.
    • The background should be white.

  4. Family photographs, including grandparents if the child is living with them.
    • The photograph must be recent, preferably not older than 3 months.
    • All family members must be in a single photo.
    • The background should be white.
    • A family photograph is mostly required in Tier-1 city schools only like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, and Pune.

  5. School Admission Documents

  6. Aadhar Card of the child (both sides).
  7. Aadhar Card of both parents (both sides).
  8. Birth Certificate of the child duly issued by the Municipal Corporation and countersigned by the Registrar of Birth.
  9. Medical fitness certificate of the child, including the vaccination card.
    • You need to get it from your pediatrician or any registered medical practitioner.
    • The medical fitness certificate should bear the child's name, date of birth, and other medical information (like height, weight, blood group, any allergies, any disease, etc.) with the name and signature of the RMO and his/her registration number.

  10. Residence Proof, having the same address as mentioned on the admission form (any of the following)-
    • Voter ID Card (both sides)
    • Ration card issued in the name of any parent bearing the child's name as well
    • Passport in the name of any parent (both sides)
    • Electricity bill/ Telephone bill/ Water bill in the name of any parent
    • Aadhar Card of any of the parents or the child.

Optional documents required for school admission

  1. In case of any sibling (child of the same parent) studying in the same school, the latest fee receipt and identity card of the sibling.
  2. In the case of alumni parents (mother or father studied in the same school), provide the Class XII examination passing certificate and CBSE mark sheet issued by the concerned authority.
  3. In the case of single-parent, provide marital status proof (divorce decree or death certificate issued by the concerned authority).
  4. In the case of staff parents, provide a valid identity card issued by the school.
  5. In the case of Minorities, provide minority certificates issued by the religious group or community.
  6. In case of Transfer, posting or transfer order to the city is required along with the joining letter.

Documents required for admission in Class 2nd to Class 9th and Class 11th

In addition to all documents mentioned above, the examination pass certificate of the previous class is required for admission in Class 2nd to Class 9th and Class 11th. School authorities may also ask for admission tests.

How to upload documents

Nowadays, most schools invite applications in online mode only, i.e. fill out the application form online along with the scanned copy of all required documents and submit them. While uploading the scanned copy of documents required for the registration of your child, you should take care of the following points-
  • In the case of photographs, crop the image so that only the required photograph (face, shoulder, and half chest) is visible.
  • In the case of documents, crop the image so that only the required area of the document is visible.

Is a birth certificate and Aadhar card mandatory for school admission in India?

People often ask- I don't have my child's birth certificate. Is it mandatory for school admission? Yes, it is mandatory to have a birth certificate if your child is seeking admission to any school in India. Similarly, an Aadhar card is also required at the time of school admission. Hence, it is advisable to get these documents ready before seeking admission to a government or private school.

Do you still have any doubts or queries related to the documents required for the school registration process? Feel free to drop your query below. I shall try to help you.

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Guest Author: Rahul Kr04 Dec 2022

Aadhaar is not required for admission in schools, unless the student is seeking any government subsidy, etc.

Author: Nidhi09 Dec 2022 Member Level: Gold   Points : 1

Thanks for your feedback, Mr. Rahul. But an aadhar card is mandatory nowadays. Either they ask it at the time of admission or within 2-3 months post-admission.

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