Hardly a conversation about the best schools in Hyderabad passes without the mention of at least one Kendriya Vidyalaya. This is because Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) have a long-standing reputation for being among the best educational institutions not just in the city but also in the country.
Did you know that there are 1209 KVs in our country and more than 1275795 (subject to change) students? There are over 65 KV schools in Hyderabad alone and the demand for these schools is always very high. The popularity is because KV schools have modern facilities, follow a disciplined routine, and help children of all walks of life. Education is of the highest priority at a KV but children are also free to explore their creative side. They have numerous opportunities and facilities to engage in sports, arts, and other activities. KVs are actually known to be epitomes of holistic growth and education.
All KV schools follow the CBSE curriculum and NCERT books. They also use technology and activity-based learning to make education more child-centric. The overall facilities are comparable to any reputed school in the country and more often than not, surpass expectations.
However, everyone seems to be curious and puzzled about one thing – How do you get admission to KV schools in Hyderabad or any other region? The more people you ask, the more confused you will get because everyone has a different idea at the moment. This is why we decided to pen this down for you. In this article, we shall explain the process of getting admission in a KV in detail.
Who can get admission to a KV?
This is a burning question because it is a known fact that not everyone can apply and get in. But then, is it only restricted to the children of central government employees? Not really. Admissions are open to all and it is generally mentioned in the admission announcement. The only catch is that KVs has a list of priorities to go by to fill the seats. Below is a snapshot of the list:
- Children of transferrable and non-transferrable employees of the central government
- Children of ex-servicemen
- Children of transferable and non-transferable employees of Institute of Higher Learning of the Government of India/Public Sector Undertaking/Autonomous bodies
- Children of transferable and non-transferable employees of the state government
- Children as well as grandchildren of the Project Sector employees
- Single girl child (with no other siblings)
15% and 7.5% seats are reserved for the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, respectively. Furthermore, 3% of the total seats are reserved for differently-abled children.
In case there are seats vacant even after the last date of admissions (usually 30th June), the Deputy Commissioner of the particular region has the right to allow admissions until 31st July or until the prescribed strength for each class is met. These admissions will also be undertaken priority-wise.
There are also special provisions for children and dependent grandchildren of serving and retired KVS employees, members of the Hon’ble parliament, central government employees who died in harness, and recipients of awards such as Vayu Sena Medal, Nav Sena Medal, Sena Medal, Kirti Chakra & Shourya Chakra, Ashok Chakra, Veer Chakra, Mahavir Chakra, and Paramveer Chakra.
Moreover, children who have won bravery awards, Rashtrapati Puraskar in Scouts & Guides, meritorious sports children, single girl children, children of recipients of the National Award for Teachers, 100 children of Ministry of HRD employees, and children with special talents in Fine Arts, showcased at the National or State level, etc. are considered in this list.
The special provisions are considered over and above the prescribed strength of each class until stated otherwise.
Procedure for admissions
Towards the end of February, the authorities usually make a public announcement about the admission schedule. This appears in local newspapers and on the official website.
Post this, on the mentioned date, registrations begin. However, if there is no vacancy for a particular class, the management does not accept registrations. Registration forms are available for free.
Admission tests are not conducted for children up to grade VIII. They are selected based on priority and if the number of applicants is higher than the number of seats, the lottery system is followed. For class IX, an admission test is conducted and a merit list is prepared, again based on priority.
Children admitted in KV schools in Hyderabad or any other region also enjoy fee concessions based on their quota.
Even though KV admissions are open to everyone, it is relatively tough to get admission if you don’t fit any of the priority categories. We encourage you to go through the websites