Who are Given Priorities in KVS Admission?

Kendriya Vidyalaya is the most popular chain of schools in India. These schools are managed by Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS). Admission to these schools is highly sought after due to their reputation for academic excellence. The admission process is designed to give priority to certain groups of students. Parents/ candidates applying for admission often ask about these KVS Admission priorities.

Children of central government employees are given top priority in Kendriya Vidyalaya admission. This includes children of army personnel, government officials, and public sector employees. However, there are some special provisions, reservation criteria and admission rules that give opportunities to other students as well.

Kendriya Vidyalaya Admission Priority Criteria

The overall priority criteria for KV Admission depends upon the type of Kendriya Vidyalaya to which you are looking for admission. Kendriya Vidyalaya schools under the Civil/ Defence Sector have different priority criteria as compared to KVs under Public Sector Undertakings/ Institutes of Higher Learning. Let’s check out the details below.

Admission priority in Kendriya Vidyalayas under Civil/ Defence Sector

1st Priority

Children of transferable/  non-transferable employees of the Central government and children of ex-servicemen. This will also include children of Foreign National officials, who come on deputation or transfer to India on invitation by Govt. of India.

Note – Central government employees are those who are working regularly under the central government and get salaries from the Consolidated Fund of India. Non-Regular employees are not considered. 

2nd Priority

Children of transferable/  non-transferable employees of Autonomous Bodies/ Public Sector Undertaking/ Institute of Higher Learning of the central government.

Note – Autonomous bodies/ Public sector undertakings are those organisations which are fully financed by the government or if the share of government is more than 51%.

3rd Priority

Children of transferable/ non-transferable State Government employees.

4th Priority

Children of transferable/ non-transferable employees of Autonomous Bodies/ Public Sector Undertakings/ Institute of Higher Learning of the state governments.

5th Priority

Children from any other category including the children of foreign nationals who are located in India for their work or any personal reasons

Note – Wards of foreign nationals would be considered for admission only if no children of Indian nationals are on the waiting list. 

Priority of Admission in Kendriya Vidyalayas Under Public Sector Undertakings/ Institutes of Higher Learning

1st Priority

Children and Grandchildren of employees of the Project Sector/ Institutes of Higher Learning which are the sponsors of the Vidyalaya. Wards of Project employees & Post Graduate students who are working on long-term research projects. Children of regular Council of Wardens (COW) employees and Grandchildren of retired employees.

Note – Children and Grandchildren of a serving employee will get preference over children/ grandchildren of retired employees. 

2nd Priority

Children of transferable/ non-transferable Central government employees and children of ex-servicemen. This includes wards of Foreign National officials, who come on deputation or transfer to India on invitation by the central government.

3rd Priority

Children of transferable/ non-transferable employees of Autonomous Bodies/Public Sector Undertaking/Institute of Higher Learning of the central government.

4th Priority

Children of transferable/ non-transferable employees of the state government.

5th Priority

Children of transferable/ non-transferable employees of Autonomous Bodies/ Public Sector Undertakings/ Institute of Higher Learning of the State Governments.

6th Priority

Students from other categories including the children of foreign nationals who are in India for their work or any personal reasons.

Note: Preference in admission to all KVs will be granted based on the number of transfers of parents in the last 7 years.

Special Provisions for KVS Admission

Students from the following categories will get admission over and above the class strength.

  1. The Children of serving KVS employees (Kendriya Vidyalayas, Regional Offices, ZIETs and KVS headquarter) can get admission at any time of the year irrespective of the class strength/ year of transfer/ recruitment. However, such candidates need to clear the admission test for class 9th admission. Such facilities are not available to retired KVS employees.
  2. 6 seats on the basis of recommendations by each directorate of education of the Armed Forces i.e. Army, Air Force, Navy and Coast Guards. This rule applies only to Kendriya Vidyalayas located in the defence sector. No such admission will be given in class 10th or 12th.
  3. Wards of those central government employees who die in harness.
  4. Children of recipients of the Sena Medal (Army), Nausena Medal (Navy), Vayu Sena Medal (Air Force), Kirti Chakra, Shourya Chakra, Ashok Chakra, Veer Chakra, Mahavir Chakra, and Paramveer Chakra.
  5. Children of the president‟s police medal for gallantry & police medal for gallantry recipients.
  6. Those meritorious children who secured 1st, 2nd, or 3rd position in National/ SGFI/ State/ CBSE level games organised by the government.
  7. Single girl child in class 1st and from class 6th onwards (Maximum two such admissions in a class are allowed). This rule also includes twin girl children.
  8. Recipients of Rashtrapati Puraskar in Scouts & Guides.
  9. Those students who have shown special talent in fine arts and have been recognized at the state or national level.
  10. Those children who are recipients of the National Bravery Award/ Balshree Award by National Bal Bhawan.
  11. 60 seats in Kendriya Vidyalayas located anywhere in India (including 15 seats in hostels) are granted to children of employees of the Ministry of External Affairs each year. Such children should be returning from abroad along with their parents after their posting in the current or previous year. Not more than 5 such admissions are allowed in one school.
  12. Children orphaned due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This provision is only for those candidates who are registered in the “PM CARES for Children” portal. The District Magistrate (DM) provides the list of such candidates. Only two such admissions are permissible in one class.
  13. 50 seats in Kendriya Vidyalayas are for children of Group B & C employees of CRPF, BSF, ITBP, SSB, CISF, NDRF, and Assam Rifles. Admissions are provided only if employees are posted in difficult areas based on a list provided by the MHA.
  14. 15 seats are for children of the employees of the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW). Out of these 15 seats, a maximum of 5 seats can be given in Delhi and the rest of the seats would be outside of Delhi.
  15. The following rules will apply to the admission of Kashmir Migrants’ wards:
    1. A 30-day extension of the admission date.
    2. Relaxation in cut-off percentage will be as applicable to SC/ST candidates subject to minimum eligibility requirements.
    3. Admissions are provided over and above the class strength.

Reservation Criteria For Kendriya Vidyalaya Admission



Scheduled Caste (SC)

15% seats

Scheduled Tribes (ST)

7.5% seats

Other Backward Classes (OBC)

27% seats

Differently Abled Children (Horizontal Reservation)

3% seats

Admission Rules For KV Transfer Candidates (Including Local Transfer)

  • If the parent has been relocated from one station to another, admission of children with KV TC (Transfer Certificate) will be automatic (over and above Class Strength). The efforts to open new sections will take place if there are more than 55 students in the class.
  • When relocated to certain difficult locations or deployed in Naxal-affected areas, members of the armed/ paramilitary forces may shift their families to a station of their choice and enrol their children in a Kendriya Vidyalaya situated at the station where they would keep their families.
  • In all other circumstances, where a transfer of parents is not applicable, the admission with KV TC will take place based on prior approval of the Deputy Commissioner of the region.
  • All cases of local transfers will take place based on merit after the approval of DC (Deputy Commissioner).
  • With the prior approval of the Chairman, VMC, a student with KV TC may also get admission in project KVs only up to class strength of 45. Beyond this, project schools would not accept students with KV TC. However, for extremely deserving candidates, the Deputy Commissioner of the Region has the power to grant admission to the project or nearest KV.

Admission Rules For Children Who Were Earlier Studying In Kendriya Vidyalayas

KVs has a special rule for those children who were previously studying in Kendriya Vidyalaya but were compelled to study in a school other than KV due to any of the following reasons.

  • Transfer of parent
  • Relocation due to exigency caused by the posting of parent to field area where no KV is available.

The rule is that such students can enrol in a Kendriya Vidyalaya again if their parents get transferred to a place where a Kendriya Vidyalaya is available.

Rules for Admissions of Wards of Armed & Para Military Forces

On the basis of the transfer certificate issued by the schools (following NCERT/ CBSE curriculum) managed by the Indian Coast Guard, Armed Forces, and Para Military Forces, automatic admission will be granted to the wards of employees working in these forces.

An automatic admission will only be provided in the following cases.

  • If the parent has been deployed in Naxal-affected areas and chooses to keep the family elsewhere.
  • In case the parent has been transferred to that location.
  • Parents have chosen to stay there after retirement.

This provision is also applicable to children studying in ISRO/ AEES-run (Atomic Energy Education Society) schools.

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KV Admission Age Limit

The age limit for admission to Kendriya Vidyalayas in various classes is provided below.


Minimum and Maximum age as of 31st March of the year of admission


At least 6 years but less than 08 years.


At least 7 years but less than 09 years.


At least 7 years but less than 09 years.


At least 8 years but less than 10 years.


At least 9 years but less than 11 years.


At least 10 years but less than 12 years.


At least 11 years but less than 13 years.


At least 12 years but less than 14 years.


At least 13 years but less than 15 years.


At least 14 years but less than 16 years.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can students from NIOS/ State Boards/ ICSE get admission in Class 11th in Kendriya Vidyalayas?

Yes, such students can get admission to class 11th if vacancies exist.

What is the age limit for class 11th admission in KV?

There is no age restriction for admission to class 11th.

What is the official website of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan?

The official website is kvsangathan.nic.in.

54 thoughts on “Who are Given Priorities in KVS Admission?”

  1. मेरा नाम मुदित है मैं 5 साल छः माह हो रहा है

  2. मेरा बेटा 6 साल का है उसका नानाजी केन्द्रीय पुलिस बल में है क्या उसका केन्द्रीय विद्यालय में प्रवेश मिल सकता है क्या


  4. I’m a general public belong to OBC category, can i able to apply for the KV admission to my daughter & what is the probability of getting the seat?
    Plz provide your views !!!

  5. Hi My son currently in Army Public school in Class 1 but i am transferred to Srinagar on urgent basis and my family would be going back to my hometown Orrissa. As there is no APS in Bhubaneswar, i am planning to go for admission in KV, So what are the possibility of getting an admission?

  6. Main ek ex service man hoon.Reteirment ke baad meri State Government me selection ho gaya hai.Abhi tak mere Bachche pvt school me study kar rahe hain.Maine is bar KVS me form bharna hai. Main konsi priority/catagory ke liye applicable hoon .Cat 1 ya Cat 3.
    Please confirm me

  7. Mera kol 2 betiya ha . Mai Una nu kv school sector 80 Ch admission karwana chindi ha class 6th and 1st class Ch please meri help karo.

  8. sir my son date of birth is 19-02-2016 i.e six years one months and I am also served in ministry of education in central government my son was apply 1st class admission in kvs gol market can it confirm suggest me

  9. My son ADHAR card shows kolar district Address he is residing in Shimogha. Can he get seat in Shimogha KVS through MP quota or as per adhar card address can’t he get seat. Pls clarify. ADHAR address showing Kolar District. Shimogha MP is addressing seat. Can I get seat or it doesn’t matter ADHAR Address.

  10. Hi I live in faridabad.I do not have any govt background.My hubby works in a private firm.Is my kid eligible for the addmission in 1std?As I read the whole article and I do not match any of the category there. Can u pls help n let me know the process n documents i require to enroll him.pls reply or leave any source to contact you.


  11. Sir,
    I have a single girl child.
    My Father is retired Sub inspector from delhi police.
    Is my daughter eligible under certain quota/admission.
    KIndly guide.

  12. Respected Sir/Madam,

    My father have retired from Vizag Steel Plant , it’s Central government. My kids will be eligible for the admission ? Could you please confirm

  13. Hello sir/ madam,

    I am searching for admission for class 1in 3B coat or general . When onwards admission will start.we r not government employee . Can we get the admission for my kid. I am new user.

    • For class 1, you’ll need to register your ward online. The online registration process will start from 28th February 2022 and admission would be based on online draw of lots.

  14. Respected sir/Madam,

    Would request pls confirm 8th class admission form available date Admission 2022-23.

    • Yet to be notified expecting in third week of Jan 2022. KV Sanghthan has already released class 1 registration date on January 18 2022.

      • My daughter is 6 complete,can I get admission in kvs, if her grany is retired state government employee.

    • Hello Sir
      I am looking out to enroll my 6yrs kid in KV,we come under OBC category,we dont have any govt background to enroll,will my child be eligible to enroll.Online registrations will commence from 28.02.22,how online draws work out in this process.


  15. respected sir/Madam, Mera larka abhi(2021)KV ankur school class 1st me par raha hai uska ka firse class 1 kvs me admission karana parege.pls suggest me.

  16. Dear
    Can I get my child admitted in Kendriya Vidyalaya if my mother is a retired of PSU employees?

      • मेरे दो बच्चे(1) 5thकक्षा मे और(2) 2ndकक्षा में प्राइवेट स्कूल में पढ़ रहे हैं,

        (कोविड 19) के कारण अब स्कूल और घर बहुत दूर हो गया है,

        अब घर के पास KVS है क्या KVS (2022-2023) में 6th कक्षा, और 3rd कक्षा एडमिशन हो जाएगा?

      • Meri do betiyan hain badi beti ko private school me padha raha hun meri income Kam hai ďusre ko private me nahi padha sakta lekin beti ka bhavishya acha banane k liye mai bahut depression me hun ki kya karun ache school me hi padhana chahta hun apne jite ji ek beti ko to mai apni kami jaruraton ko maar ke acha padha raha hun dusri beti ko bhi acha padhana chah raha hun jis se meri dono beti mere na hone ke baad ye na kahe ki mere papa ne mera padhai me partiality ki Matlab ek beti 8th me hai dusri 5 saal ki hai beta hota to bhavishya ki chinta Kam hoti lekin betiyon ko acha aur uncha darja dena hai bhagwan hai ya nahi lekin mai acha insan hun kyonki bura kabhi kiya nai isliye acha hua nahi kabhi mere sath pleas help kardenge meri meri beti ko KVS me Admission mil jayega kya 😢.meri dono betiyan bahut talented hai aur active hain naam Roshan karengi jaroor agar koi meharwan ya uparwala sath dega to

        • Rajeev Ji,

          Aapki beti jo 5 saal ki hain wo eligible hain class 1 admission ke liye. Online registration class 1 ka 28 February 2022 se start ho rha hain. App register kar dijiye KV sanghthan ki official website se and admission online draw of lots ke dwara hoga.

          Dusri beti ka admission shayad aap class 9 m chah rhe hain jaha tak mai samagh pa rha hoon. To class 9 ke liye aapko offline application form bharna hoga agar vacancy hogi aur admission entrance test ke base p hogi.

          Agar koi aur confusion hain to please share karein. Thanks!

  17. Piyush Raghuvanshi ka admission KV school चौरई में करवाना है रहने वाला है कूट पिपरिया

  18. एडमिशन कराना है सर केवी स्कूल में class 1 main chhori ke KV school mein Rahane wala hun khootपिपरिया

    • Good morning all faculty and and school member

      My niece is kvs school indore shift 1
      In admission on class 1 st
      And waiting list 67 name (st) c at..
      Cls 1st me entry ke liye chance hai kya plzz tell mi 🙏🙏

  19. Namaskar ;
    My friend who is employed in Malaysia wants to get admission for his son in class V either at Sivaganga or Trichy. He is neither a Government servant nor a PSU employee. Kindly advise me whether it is possible to admit his son in your School.

  20. Good morning respected principal sir.
    My name is Mohan uppal and I am living in delhi pin 110055 .Near Karkardooma branch of kV school . I want the admission of my child in IInd class of your Karkardooma branch . He is studing in Ist standard and I want to admitted my child in your school . Pls let me confirm the process . It’s so kind of you get me respond in your prestigious time .

  21. Respected Sir,Madam, I am serving in Indian Army presently in Pune but my posting has come in Rajouri Jammu there is no family quarter availability,My both child studying in UKG and 2nd class in APS Pune. My self belongs to Madhya Pravesh so I want to admission for both child in Kendriya Vidyalaya Bairagarh Bhopal ,Son will go to 1st class and daughter is 3rd class.Pls give me details of admission for academic year 2021-22.Please guide my contact no is 8720888954 and 7499540198. With Regard
    Your sincerely
    Shailendra Rajput
    Rajouri Jammu

    • For the year 2021-2022, the admission notification are to be released soon. For class 1, you have to register your child online and in case of class 3, admission forms are issued in case vacancy exist(through offline mode).

  22. Hai sir Iwant to admission for 1st std kvs year 2021-2022
    name likith krishna pls contact 9791306681

  23. Please guide me, is there any preference for grand childrens of ex-servicemen of army or any reservation for EWS (economically weaker section) category.

  24. Respected Sir, Madam,
    I’m Ex-serviceman in paramilitary force and intend to admission my kid in class XI [ Commerce streem] in your kind commond Sir. Can I permitted or otherwise else. My kid is very interested to read in KV, who has already passed from Fatima Convent English Medium School, Rangia [ Assam ] plz info me on my C/No.9863293300, 9954959199.
    With regards,
    Yours sincerely,
    Pradip Das, Murara,
    Rangia Assam

    • R/s Sir/mam,

      I am PSU banker and interested for admission of my son in standard 7th. He is in CBSE board from Haryana. Please provide details of admission and is there any possibility of admission for academic year 2021-22. Please guide

      • Dear Sudha,

        Admission form for class 7 is released in offline mode subject to the availability of seats. Admission will be offered based on Priority Category System.

    • Dear Pradip,
      Admission to class 11 are offered based on aggregate marks scored in class X.

      For Class XI Commerce, the student must have scored at least 55% Marks in aggregate of all subjects


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