NOC – No Objection Certificate – How to get NOC for your School

The way a schools acquires the CBSE Affiliation by following Two Mandatory Steps

  1. Get Recognition from the State Board – Usually the entire process is online, and this basically means the school is qualified to operate as a school.
  2. Get NOC from the State – The No Objection Certificate is an essential document which is required if a school is looking to get affiliated with any other board like CBSE, CISCE or IB Board.

What is NOC

No Objection Certificate” means a letter issued by the Education Department of the State/Union Territory in respect of a School situated in the State/Union Territory, certifying the State/UT has No Objection for Affiliation of the school to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) or for any other board.

Why is NOC required

School Education is a State Subject (like Police, Land Revenue etc), hence any school operating will have to follow the law of the land i.e State. To ensure State Govt objectives, respect to the local culture and traditions, Holidays, RTE and other state mandate are properly carried out the state govt gives a NOC to the Board (CBSE/ CISCE/ IB). It basically states that the Govt has no objection in  case the school adopts another board. The provision of the NOC was always there but was repealed for for couple of years in between. In January 2017, CBSE brought back the No Objection Certificate requirement for schools to apply for CBSE Affiliation. Getting an NOC is a time taking procedure also it could involve complexity owning to red tape.

This is what a usual NOC looks like, I am taking a publicly displayed NOC on the website of the school by the OOTY School SF.No 992/1B3A, Onnipalayampudhur, Karamadai To Airport Road, Coimbatore – 641 019. ( or like this NOC for Sri Sai Seva Charitable Trust, Navsari, Gujarat

Kindly Note: There are certain states which give NOC in the state official language, CBSE always points out as deficiency, kindly make sure that you get a true translation from the concerned department.   

Different states have different ways of issuing NOC, let us try to search and find the procedures from different states.

  1. Madhya Pradesh (MP)
    • NOC in Madhya Pradesh is a complete Online Procedure for applying to Affiliation to CBSE / ICSE or IB Board. You have to apply by January. The website for Directorate of Public Instruction has all the procedures and manual listed out
    • Here is the link for the DPI 
  2. Chattisgarh
    • NOC in Chhattisgarh is still an offline procedure for school applying to Affiliation to CBSE / ICSE or IB Board. The file has to be moved from the DEO’s office. Once submitted the DEO appoints individual or a team to come for an inspection and subsequently the file is moved to the Secretariat for further signature
  3. Odisha
    • The Government of Odisha has create a website to help Private Schools with the process of recognition and affiliation, the website is called The Private School Management Portal. Though one has to keep a close eye on the dates during which the applications can be made through this portal. In the year 2019, the dates where July 30 – September 15 as per the this Times of India news
  4. Kerala
  5. Punjab 
    1. The Online Portal through which a school has to apply for NOC
    2. The School will make online request on Prescribed performa to the concerned DEO.
      2. Concerned DEO will order the inspection committee to inspect the school within 24 hours’ The inspection Committee members are
      l. Deputy DEO ll. One Principal of the school in same Block lll. One Headmaster of the school in same block
      3. The Committee will inspect the school and submit the report to the DEO office online within 7 days
      4. Concerned dealing assistant’ Superintendent will jointly send the case online to the DEO within 24 hours.
      5. DEO will forward the case with his recommendation to the DPI office within 24 Hours .
      6. ConcernedAssistant,Superintendent’ DCFA and Assistant Director will Jointly check the case and send to DPI within 24 hours ‘
      7. DPI will approve the case and send it to Education-3 Branch On-line within 24 hours.
      8. Senior Assistant. and Superintendent
      of education-3 branch will check the case and will recommend to the special SecretarY within 24 hours
      9. Special Secretary School Education
      will send to SecretarY school education for aPProval within 24 hours online.
      10.Secretary school education will send to Secretary School Education for approval online within 24 hours
      11. Hon’ble Education Minister Will approve the case and send to the Secretary Education within 24 hours
      12. After approving the case by the Secretary, the sanction will be system within 24 hours and will go to:
      (a) Applicant , (b) DPI office, (c) DEO, (d) Assistant Director – Total time duration for NOC case 408 Hours ( 17 days ) .
  6. Goa
    • Website :
    • Procedure to Apply
      1. Register on and login. Option Number # 10
      2. Fill in the application form.
      3. Attach relevant documents.
      4. Submit the application and note the acknowledgement no. for application tracking.
      5. Submit the hard copies of attached plans through courier/hand delivery to concern office for processing your application.
  7. Haryana
  8. Jharkhand
  9. Tamil Nadu
    • The template to apply for NOC is available at website The School has to fill the form and submit it with DEO and in the state education secretariat
    • Here is the link to the form
  10. Karnataka
    • Website:
    • Schools seeking affiliation to the Council for its examinations will have to obtain a certificate of Recommendation / No Objection Certificate from the State Department of Education concerned. Affiliation is processed on the basis of the inspection report submitted to the Council by the inspecting Officer deputed by the Chief executive and Secretary. Merely the issue of an N.O.C is not the sole criterion or sufficient for grant of affiliation .
      Schools applying to State Government for issue of a No Objection Certificate for affiliation to the Council may await the processing of the N.O.C for three months, under intimation to the Council . The Council, after the expiry of three months may consider and initiate steps for grant of provisional affiliation under intimation to the State Government concerned the CE and Secretary considers such action is warranted
    • The Form for applying for the NOC in Karnataka
  11. Uttar Pradesh
  12. West Bengal
  13. Meghalaya
    • The process is still offline, one has to approach the local DEO office to get more information
  14. Mizoram
    • The process is still offline, one has to approach the local DEO office to get more information
  15. Manipur
    • The process is still offline, one has to approach the local DEO office to get more information
  16. Aasam
    • The process is still offline, one has to approach the local SEBA / DEO office to get more information
  17. Arunachal Pradesh
    • The process is still offline, one has to approach the local SEBA / DEO office to get more information
  18. Nagaland
    • The process is still offline, one has to approach the local SEBA / DEO office to get more information
  19. Uttarakhand
    • The website doesn’t have a link specifically for NOC, WEBSITE
  20. Rajasthan

21. Andhra Pradesh / Telangana – Website for NOC
On the website, check for  Schools Corner -> Private School Registration-> New User/Existing User -> NOC for CBSE/NOC for ICSE

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32 thoughts on “NOC – No Objection Certificate – How to get NOC for your School

  • July 26, 2021 at 7:53 am

    Is there a time limit to apply for NOC in Karnataka

  • June 29, 2021 at 6:52 am

    1. how much fee in maharashtra for renewal of NOC for CBSE school
    2. How the fee will be payed
    3. who is competent authority to sign the NOC

  • August 26, 2020 at 6:53 am

    what is the procedure for taking NOC from Maharashtra state government. To whom we have to apply . Online or Offline . If online then what is the Website?
    please help us

  • February 18, 2020 at 5:07 am

    Good Morning Sir,
    What is the minimum criteria (mainly land area) for the CBSE affiliation upto Middle school(Class-I to VIII). Please guide me sir.

    • March 21, 2020 at 2:16 am

      1.5 Acres / 1 Acres/ 0.5 Acres depending on the location. Read my blog, its all mentioned

  • June 27, 2019 at 5:48 am

    What to do to convert the recognition of the UP-board from 6 to 12 to CBSE board?

    • June 27, 2019 at 8:42 am

      It will be difficult to get affiliation only for Class 6 to 12, unless you fall into the category of ‘INNOVATIVE SCHOOL’, you can read here about it, but you can certainly go for Switch Over Category as prescribed in the affiliation bye laws, if you have classes beginning from Class I. Kindly go and download the CBSE Bye Laws from for the same.

      • May 26, 2021 at 2:14 pm

        Hello sir, what documents are required to apply for NOC from govt to start a school. Please guide

        • May 26, 2021 at 5:43 pm

          For NOC, the document requirement could vary from state to state. Check the website or contact the local district education office.

    • September 23, 2020 at 11:37 am

      How To Apply For NOC From State Government (Maharashtra) For Starting CBSE School?

      • October 20, 2020 at 9:04 am

        To Apply for the NOC, you have to approach the Under Secretary Education Office

  • March 8, 2019 at 2:07 pm

    How to take noc plz help

    • March 11, 2019 at 7:38 am

      To take NOC (No Objection Certificate), you have to apply at the State Education Secretariat, the application for the same will also be sent and marked to the Local District Education Office.
      The application doesn’t have any template or format, you can simply write a Hand-Written Application requesting the NOC (a mandatory requirement for a CBSE School) from the Education Secretary (IAS) who usually sits out of the State Capital. Attach your School’s State Board Affiliation Certificate / Proof to the application.

  • July 30, 2018 at 5:05 am

    dear sir,
    i wants to Run a school nursery to 10th standard i have a own land 1.5 acre just guide me what is the document required and first what i have to do to get licence for school

    • July 30, 2018 at 7:06 am

      Dear Sanjay, Get in touch with the local District Education Office and apply for State Board Affiliation.

  • March 18, 2018 at 10:18 am

    What is role of CLU in cbse affiliation. Is it mandtory for cbse affiliation. Kindly tell as soon as possible

  • February 8, 2018 at 12:16 pm

    Sir my School is affiliated to CBSE upto class 10th and than no NOC is required. Now I want to apply for 12th so i want to take NOC or not.
    Please Help

  • November 8, 2017 at 3:56 pm

    For affiliation to CBSE, what documents are required. Pls help me. School is in Maharashtra

    • November 9, 2017 at 6:04 am

      Dear Ms Kavita,
      The list of documents is all mentioned in my blog, kindly read it here
      For the online Application, following documents are required

      Below are the list of documents required to apply and fill Online Application for CBSE Affiliation:

      [ 1] Land Certificate (in CBSE Format)
      [ 2] NOC and State Recognition ( with Hindi/English Translated copy)
      [ 3] Rent and Lease documents
      [ 4] Affidavits ( Non-proprietary Character of Society/Trust/Company and SMC, No blood relation) – CBSE Format
      [ 5] Society/Trust/Company Registration Certificate
      [ 6] General Information
      [ 7] Financial Position – Three Years Audit Report of School from CA
      [ 8] Student Enrollment of the School
      [ 9] Infrastructure Detail
      [ 10] Teaching Staff
      [ 11] Physical Infrastructure Internal
      [ 12] Facilities – Photos with Pakka Boundary Wall
      [ 13] School Management Committee Details as per CBSE
      [ 14] About school
      [ 15] Police Verification Report – All School Staff including Class IV Staff. (new)
      [ 16] Safety Audit Report from Local Police Department. (new)

  • June 29, 2017 at 9:32 am

    how many classrooms required to start a 12th standard cbse board school if only one section in each class. and how many others rooms required like pricipal office ,staff room and labs.
    thank you

  • October 6, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    Sir ours is new school affiliated to the maharashtra govt for class 1 to 12th and we applied for cbse affiliation with all formalities but unfortunately it shows file rejected and the reasons still unknown. We have the best infrastructure with 7 acres of land and all amenities. Will u please help regarding the same
    Thank you.

    • October 14, 2016 at 9:38 am

      Dear Sir,
      Kindly call me on +91 70002 40006 or +91 99934 66111. Let us see how things could be worked out.

  • February 15, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    Hello sir i wants to ask you that we have a society and nursery to kg 2 classes are running but sir i wants to continue minimum std1 to 4th but sir we have 1200 sq land sir adviced me that how i improve my school in minimum amount

    • February 16, 2016 at 9:59 am

      Dear Arshi,
      I don’t know how to help you. I suggest take a bank’s help or some NBFC to loan you some money to expand your operation, if the concept is good you will be able to repay them in time. Best of luck

  • January 21, 2016 at 5:49 am

    Which office has to apply for state noc? And what documents it’s needed?

    • January 25, 2016 at 7:46 am

      Education Department of the state. An application and affiliation of the state education board.

  • May 21, 2015 at 10:39 am

    Is CLU required for affiliation of a school from State Government?? kindly advise..

  • April 11, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    Our school is founded in 1981 and affiliated to Maharashtra state board. This year our 29th batch of std X students have appeared for board exams.Now we want to get affiliated to CBSE.From which classes we could switch to cbse and can the school have both board in same campus but different building till all state board students complete their std x.We would like your consultation on switching from state board to cbse board.
    Waiting for reply.

  • November 27, 2014 at 5:18 pm

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    please check and revert

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