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RTE Admission Process Begins Today

Reservation of seats

The New Indian Express

06-01-2014

The process to admit students under the Right to Education Act (RTE) for the year 2014-15 will begin from Monday.

As per the calendar of events released by the Department of Public Instructions, block education officers (BEOs) across the State will release the list of availability of seats under the Act for the next academic year. Following that, interested and eligible candidates can apply.

The applications to fill seats under the RTE quota will be received from January 7 to February 8. The verification of applications will be done till February 17 and the verified applications will be submitted to the respective BEOs.

BEOs must submit the list of the selected candidates to the schools on February 28 and the admission process will begin from March 3.

Parents can download the applications through www.schooleducation.com or pick them up from BEO’s office free of cost.

Highlights

Parents whose annual income is less than `3.5 lakh can apply. First preference will be given to those whose annual income is less than `1 lakh. If the number of applicants is more, seats will be allotted by lottery

Out of 25 per cent of RTE seats, 7.5 per cent is for SCs, three per cent for STs, three per cent for physically challenged, two per cent for HIV affected and 16 per cent for OBCs.

Details of RTE Seats

In 2013-14, there was a huge demand for RTE seats across the State. The total number of applications received under the RTE Act was 1,58,151, while the available seats were 1,08,344. As many as 58,525 students had applied for pre-nursery schools and 24,240 secured admission. Out of 99,626 applications for first standard, 48,859 were selected. As many as 35,236 seats remained vacant.

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