The CBSE Affiliation Fee and the Reserve Deposit – Basic Information

When a school applies for CBSE they have to pay a certain amount of Money as part of the Affiliation Fee. The figure of the CBSE Affiliation fee keeps on changing from time to time.
While writing this post as on date (10 April 2016) the Affiliation Fee is as follows;

A. Affiliation Fee in respect of Independent Schools
Approval of middle class syllabus:
Independent schools within the country Rs.50,000/-
Independent Schools Rs.2,00,000/-
Fresh Provisional Affiliation for Secondary Classes (Class X)
Independent schools within the country Rs.1,50,000/-
Rs.1,00,000/- (If already affiliated upto Middle Class)
Overseas Independent Schools Rs.2,50,000/-
Rs.1,50,000/- (If already affiliated upto Middle Class)
Upgradation Senior Secondary level
Independent schools within the country Rs.1,00,000/-
Rs.2,50,000/- (If switch over from other Board)
Overseas Independent Schools Rs.2,00,000/-
Rs.2,00,000/- (If switch over from other Board))
Introduction of additional subject
Independent schools within the country (Science Subject) Rs 10,000/- per subject
Independent schools within the country (Other Subject) Rs 5,000/- per subject
Overseas Independent Schools (Science Subject) Rs. 50,000/- per subject
Overseas Independent Schools (Other Subject) Rs. 20,000/- per subject
Extension of Provisional Affiliation
Independent schools within the country Rs 50,000/-
Overseas Independent Schools Rs 2,00,000/-
Late Fee Rs.20,000/- (Rs. Ten Thousand Only) per month till Rs 1 Lac

How to submit the Affiliation Fee

  1. Affiliation fee is to be deposited separately by Demand Draft drawn in favour of Secretary, Central Board of Secondary Education, Delhi.
  2. Schools can also remit prescribed fee through a system generated e‐challan at any branches of HDFC Bank or through NEFT /RTGS through branches of any nationalized /scheduled Banks

Please Note: For this purpose HDFC Bank branch locater is provided on the website www.cbseaff.nic.in . The HDFC Bank will accept requisite fee amount by cash/DD/Cheque. However the confirmation page of online application can be generated by schools only after crediting requisite fee in the CBSE account with HDFC Bank. Schools opting to remit fee through NEFT /RTGS in the CBSE account with HDFC bank can also take print of confirmation of online application form subject to realisation of the requisite fee in the CBSE account with HDFC Bank. After taking printout of confirmation page of online application form, the same duly signed by the Principal and Manager of the school alongwith enclosures and CBSE copy of fee payment challan shall be sent to the Board at the following address:The Deputy Secretary(Affiliation) Central Board of Secondary Education Shiksha Kendra 2, community Centre, PreetVihar, Delhi ‐110092

Now a relevant question could be ‘What happens to the affiliation Fee if a schools doesn’t get or is Rejected for CBSE Affiliation’.

Here is a circular from CBSE which explains the financial repercussions, have a look

RefundofSchoolFee2016

It basically states an amendment in the bye law from a 10% deduction in the affiliation fee it has been increased to 50%. So total refund a school will get post rejection will be 50% of the submitted Affiliation Fee. The time period is within a year.

School Reserve Fund

“Reserve Fund” means fund created by the school authority as per requirement of the Board, in a Post Office/Nationalized Bank in the joint names of the Managing Trustee/ Society Member / Company and the Principal of the School concerned.

I believe the amount is of hardly any consequence but still it is mandatory requirement.

1) The school shall maintain reserve fund to the extent indicated below:

Enrolment of students from 1st and onwards

Amount of Reserve Fund

Upto 500 students

Rs. 60,000/-

From 501 to 750 students

Rs. 80,000/-

From 751 to 1000 students

Rs. 100,000/-

Above 1000 students

Rs. 100/- per student’ rounded to the nearest thousand.

Abhiney Singh

Abhiney Singh

Managing Director at Brighton International School
I run a school called Brighton International School (www.brightoninternational.in).
I am also now a partner with a School consulting company which helps budding educators or investors start school or gain access to help related to school. The help could be in the form of Turnkey School Consultation, Detailed Project report, Project Finance, Business Plan consulting, Recruitment planning, Infrastructure consultation, Affiliation Consultation, Teacher’s Training, Academic and Curriculum Planning. I now have a decade of work experience. I strongly believe in improving every day and I have tremendous respect for people who pursue their dreams with undying passion and enthusiasm.
I have worked in Mumbai for about 6 years as a Marketing-Media professional which has helped me in shaping what I am today. I am Chemical Engineer with an MBA in Marketing.
You can know more about me at www.linkedin.com/in/abhineysingh

You can mail me on abhiney@brightoninternational.in or call me on +91 70002 40006. This number is also on whatsapp.
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Abhiney Singh

I run a school called Brighton International School (www.brightoninternational.in). I am also now a partner with a School consulting company which helps budding educators or investors start school or gain access to help related to school. The help could be in the form of Turnkey School Consultation, Detailed Project report, Project Finance, Business Plan consulting, Recruitment planning, Infrastructure consultation, Affiliation Consultation, Teacher’s Training, Academic and Curriculum Planning. I now have a decade of work experience. I strongly believe in improving every day and I have tremendous respect for people who pursue their dreams with undying passion and enthusiasm. I have worked in Mumbai for about 6 years as a Marketing-Media professional which has helped me in shaping what I am today. I am Chemical Engineer with an MBA in Marketing. You can know more about me at www.linkedin.com/in/abhineysingh You can mail me on abhiney@brightoninternational.in or call me on +91 70002 40006. This number is also on whatsapp.

13 thoughts on “The CBSE Affiliation Fee and the Reserve Deposit – Basic Information

  • July 28, 2017 at 4:30 am
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    Reserve fund to cbse in which bank.only in hdfc bank or other nationalised bank.pl tell

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    • July 31, 2017 at 12:41 pm
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      Dear Manoj,
      It can be any bank of your choice. There is NO restriction to do it with HDFC only.

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  • August 20, 2016 at 12:38 pm
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    some one told me that there should be two doors of a room as per the new norms of CBSE, but it is not written any where. is it True?

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  • August 19, 2016 at 7:16 am
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    The school missed the last date of online submission of form and fees for upgradation of school to sr.sec level (2017-18), and the site is closed now! what is the way further? will the link be reopened again? im the new principal who has joined recently…and dont want my students to suffer!please guide!

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    • August 21, 2016 at 7:57 am
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      Dear Ms Patel,
      I am sorry to hear that, I regret though there is not much which can be done now, but to wait for the affiliation window to open for next year. Let me know if you need any consultation services, i can be reached at +917000240006 or you can also mail me at abhiney@brightoninternational.in

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  • August 10, 2016 at 5:39 am
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    Mr. Abhinay Singh,
    I have a small question regarding land requirement. We have a society registered and running hundreds of primary schools in India. To get recognition from state government do we need to have land in the name of School though we have our land and buildings in the Name of our organization.

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    • August 10, 2016 at 6:08 am
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      Dear Sir,
      The land can be in the name of the society or leased to the society whites running the school.

      So answering your specific query, if the land is in the name of your organisation which if is a Trust or a Society than it is alright for you to apply for affiliation.

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  • June 29, 2016 at 1:42 pm
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    Dear sir,
    I want to Open Play Group Jr. Kg. Sr. Kg in CBSE how to process pleas suggest

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    • July 19, 2016 at 9:31 am
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      There is no CBSE or ICSE affiliation for Play Group and Pre Primary Classes.

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  • June 5, 2016 at 1:58 pm
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    I WANT TO KNOW WHAT IS THE ICSE BOARD ROOM SIZE FOR MIDDEL CLASS HOW MANY LAND FOR MIDDEL CLASS SCHOOL

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  • April 23, 2016 at 11:35 am
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    I want to open a CBSE school upto class 10th.Kindly provide details and procedure

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    • April 28, 2016 at 5:05 am
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      Dear Sachindra,
      I have already mentioned the procedure in my blog across posts, kindly read the bye laws and the posts. They should help.

      Reply

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