Students of unrecognised schools including schools which follow CBSE syllabus do not require transfer certificate (TC) to join government schools from now on. The only requirement is that the students should be in the age group in accordance to the class they join.
A student who is in class 1 in an unaided school can join class 2 in a government or aided school in the next academic year. Students of other classes also can join the next standard in the same way. Also it is not mandatory that they should pass the annual examination.
The government will issue an order every year allowing students of unrecognised schools to join from class 2 to class 10 in the government schools. Though the order is valid for only one year, it is renewed every year.
The unrecognised schools have no right to issue TC. As this can affect continuation of the students’ education, they are allowed to join government schools without TC. The students of government and aided schools must get a TC for changing school. TC is handed via online through a software of the department of education.
Though the students can directly join classes 2-10, an entrance examination is mandatory for the same. The headmaster is in charge of conducting the examination. The exam is conducted based on the textbook of the previous standard of the class to which the student seeks admission.
All subjects are included in the entrance examination. This is carried out to ensure that the student is eligible to join the class. Aadhar card and birth certificate are compulsory for joining government schools. Those who have no Aadhar card can use their Aadhar enrolment number, but they need to produce their Aadhar card later.
If the opportunity to join the government recognised schools is utilised, those who had to discontinue their studies can directly join class 10. But they should have completed the age of 14 years by the beginning of the academic year and pass the entrance examination.