Karnataka Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Rules, 2012

Frequently Asked Questions (in Kannada)

List of Circulars


The Karnataka government has issues a detailed notification which defines eligibility:

Disadvantaged Groups

    • Scheduled Class*

    • Scheduled Tribe*

    • Backward Classes

    • Category I*

    • Category II A*

    • Category II B*

    • Category III A*

    • Category III B*

    • Orphan

    • Migrant and Street Children

    • Child with Special Needs

    • HIV infected/affected

*Various caste/tribes constituting categories, shall be prescribed by the Social Welfare Department from time to time

Weaker Section

    • Other castes and communities whose parent's/guardian's annual income is less than `3.5 lakhs (or the socially and educationally creamy layer as prescribed by the social welfare department)


Out of the earmarked 25 percent of seats:

    • 7.5 % Scheduled Castes (S.C.)

    • 1.5 % Scheduled Tribes (S.T.)

The balance of 16% seats shall be provided to other categories of children belonging to disadvantaged group and children belonging to weaker sections living in the neighbourhood.

Circular regarding admission process of students for the Academic year 2015-16

Circular regarding the revised admission process of students to private Pre-Primary, Primary and High School for the Academic year 2015-16


From the official Government Website

RTE-2016 Online Lottery Allotment Results (Ist Round)

RTE Latest Provisional Eligibility Status | Districtwise RTE Eligibility List | Rejection List

Circular on Admission Process under RTE for the year 2016-17

RTE Revised Time Table for the year 2016-17

RTE Online Application 2016


For assistance in submitting applications, please contact

CIGMA Foundation Trust

No.29, R.V.Road, Basavanagudi,

Bangalore – 560004

Phone: 080-41554225 ( 9 am to 5 pm)

Mobile : 9241778866 ( 9 am to 9 pm)


District-wise list of neighbourhood schools and number of seats available for the year 2015-16


Call Government Helpline: 080-22222180 | 180042534567

RTE Helpline Numbers (District and Taluk)

RTE Students and Parents Association,

No. 80/1, 13th Cross, 1st K Block, Rajajinagar (ph: 8884676944);

Priyadarshini Health Care and Public Information Centre,

5th Main, ‘D’ Block, 2nd Stage,


(ph: 9845029593 or 7899882346)

Mathikere Youth Association,

3rd Main Road, 4th B Cross, Mathikere

(ph: 9448064861 or 9986455557)

Tips for Parents

Entry Level: Admission is only for LKG and 1st Std only

Names of 5 Schools: Parents must carefully choose and give names of 5 schools in order of preference

Free Education: Students who get admission through this quota will get FREE education till their 10th std. They do not have to pay admission fee or tuition fee.

Original Documents: At the time of document verification, the parents must produce all original documents at the choice of school.

Online Applications: Selection of students is based on online applications and lottery.

Paper Applications: Filled in online forms must be submitted to all the schools selected in the online application.

[Source: Milli Gazette]


Minister (Primary Education)

Principal Secretary (Primary and Secondary Education)

Joint Secretary (Education)

Deputy Secretaries (Education)

Deputy Commissioners (Districts)

Member of Parliament - Lok Sabha | Rajya Sabha

Number of Seats


Toll Free Numbers in all districts to monitor admission process in private schools

Karnataka Information Commission


Karnataka Commission for the Protection of Child Rights


Karnataka RTE 2015 Online Application facility at CIGMA Bangalore (The Milli Gazette, 4 Febraury 2015)

Karnataka to amend RTE rules to teach in Kannada (The Times of India, 30 January 2015)

Online admissions to schools under RTE for 2015-16(The Hindu, 6 January 2015)

Rent agreement as address proof for RTE admissions being examined (The Hindu, 10 July 2014)

RTE: court notice to State, schools on students’ plea (The Hindu, 2 July 2014)

13 linguistic minority status pleas rejected (The Hindu, 1 July 2014)

Forum for Karnataka RTI activists launched (The Hindu, 20 June 2014)

RTE: hearing adjourned on State’s appeal on minority status of schools (The Hindu, 28 June 2014)

Schools question new norm for determining minority status in Karnataka (The Hindu, 28 June 2014)

RTE: hearing adjourned on State’s appeal on minority status of schools(The Hindu, 27 June 2014)

Parents, activists oppose Cabinet decision on minority schools (The Hindu, 19 June 2014)

‘Decision on minority tag will hit RTE quota admissions’ (The Hindu, 18 June 2014)

Change minority clause: ABVP (The Hindu, 18 June 2014)

Many Karnataka schools to be eligible for minority status (The Hindu, 17 June 2014)

Expert panel to fine-tune RTE admission norms (The Hindu, 17 June 2014)

With change in criterion, many schools to be eligible for minority status (The Hindu, 16 June 2014)

New guidelines for granting minority tag to Karnataka educational institutions (The Hindu, 14 June 2014)

‘Bear cost of textbooks and uniforms’ (The Hindu, 6 June 2014)

School told to admit 12 children under RTE (The 4 June Hindu, 2014)

Some children excited, while others return with puffy eyes and a yawn (The Hindu, 3 June 2014)

Complaint filed against RTE ads (the Hindu, 31 May 2014)

‘Obtain recognition for playschools, kindergartens or face action’ (the Hindu, 30 May 2014)

Shikshana Hakku Samiti stages protest in Hassan (The Hindu, 25 May 2014)

Too many RTE quota seats go abegging (the Hindu, 23 May 2014)

RTE Act and the ground realities (Deccan Chronicle, 9 May 2014)

Private schools refuse admission to many after SC order on RTE Act (CNN-IBN, 9 May 2014)

Classify Schools, Then Enforce RTE, Govt Told (The New Indian Express, 1 May 2014)

No RTE seats in linguistic minority schools for a month: HC (Deccan Herald, 1 May 2014)

RTE receives good response in Dharwad district (Srinivas Reddy, Times of India, 30 April 2014)

Setback for School, Order on RTE Set Aside (Express News Service, 30th April 2014)

No RTE seats in linguistic minority schools for a month: HC (Bangalore, Apr 30, 2014)

Students denied seats under RTE (Deccan Herald 09 Apr 2014)

RTE activists criticize lottery system (Times of India 29 March 2014)

Minority tag of 17 schools questioned (Tanu Kulkarni, The Hindu, 27 April 2014)

RTE: applications still fewer than no. of seats (The Hindu, 4 February 2014)

Union members demand extension of RTE deadline (The Hindu, 4 February 2014)

Seven vie for every RTE quota seat in Bangalore Rural (The Hindu, 2 February 2014)

Private schools urge Government to fix land norms immediately (The Hindu, 2 Feb 2014)

DSS: some schools still not following RTE norms (The Hindu, 1 February 2014)

RTE response poor, measures to fill up seats (Srinivas Reddy, TNN 31 December 2013)

Youth Congress to help in implementation of RTE Act (The Hindu, 28 February 2014)

Youth Congress to launch ‘Vidya Sahaya Hasta’ (The Hindu, 26 January 2014)

Youth Congress workers to help with RTE (The Hindu 28 January 2014)

Awareness on RTE Act (The Hindu, 24 January 2014)

Over 2,000 seats reserved under RTE (The Hindu, 19 January 2014)

Parents getting a raw deal instead of free seats under RTE (The Hindu, 18 January 2014)

DPI issues notice to 10 private schools (The Hindu, 18 January 2014)

Admit students under non-RTE quota in March,schools told (The Hindu, 13 January 2014)

Pvt. school managements admit to violating norms (The Hindu, 11 January 2014)

RTE: admission to children of BPL families to be made mandatory (The Hindu, 9 January 2014)

Complaints galore on day one of RTE admission process (The Hindu, 8 January 2014)

Admissions under RTE Act from tomorrow (The Hindu, 6 January 2014)

Officials confident of filling RTE quota this year (The Hindu, 6 January 2014)

Admission process under RTE Act begins in Karnataka officially (Sruthy Susan Ullas, TNN 6 January 2014)

Poor implementation of RTE Act liable for punishment:Lokayukta (The Hindu, 6 January 2014)

Parents urged to make use of RTE quota (The Hindu, 1 January 2014)

Fee reimbursement: State releases Rs. 45 cr. (The Hindu, 31 December 2014)

Schools asked to strictly implement RTE (The Hindu, 31 December 2014)

Applications invited for admissions under RTE (The Hindu, 31 December 2014)

Do not admit students before May, Coimbatore's private schools told (The Hindu, 27 December 2013)

Do not admit students before May, private schools told (The Hindu, 27 December 2013)

Unaided minority schools exempted (The Hindu, 26 December 2013)

‘RTE Act not implemented effectively’ (The Hindu, 26 December 2013)

Many still unaware of RTE provisions (The Hindu, 25 December 2013)

‘Streamline and simplify admissions under RTE quota’ (The Hindu, 23 December 2013)

Handbill on RTE (The Hindu, 19 December 2013)

‘Spread awareness on RTE Act’ (The Hindu, 19 December 2013)

Demand of private schools for ‘extra fee’ from RTE quota children opposed (The Hindu, 19 October 2013)

Private schools threaten to defy RTE rules (Rashmi Belur, The New Indian Express, 13 October 2013)

Panel to monitor schools over RTE implementation (Express New Service, 9 October 2013)

RTE: 26 private schools deny seats (Deccan Herald, 29 August 2013)

Admit children under RTE quota: HC (Deccan Herald, 14 August 2013)

No takers for over 37,000 RTE seats (Garima Prasher, TNN, 7 August 2013)

'Most city schools turn away RTE kids' (Express News Service, 28 July 2013)

RTE minority list finally ready (Deccan Chronicle, 18 July 2013)

Schools discuss problem areas (TNN, 28 June 2013)

Only address proof issued by Revenue Department to be considered for RTE admissions (The Hindu, 25 June 2013)

Six lakh dropouts? HC seeks govt response (TOI, 20 June 2013)

Two private schools in dock for 'misleading' RTE parent (The New Indian Express, 18th June 2013)

Lokayukta orders probe into wealthy cornering RTE seats (TNN, 19 June 2013)

Wealthy parents grab seats meant for RTE students (Garima Prasher, TNN, 17 Jun 2013)

No takers for RTE seats in Belgaum (R Uday Kumar, TNN, Jun 14, 2013)

Out-of-school children: High Court seeks response (The Hindu, 13 June 2013)

Set up authority to monitor RTE implementation: Democratic Youth Federation of India (Vinobha KT, TNN, 11 Jun 2013)

Government seeks Rs 153 crore from Centre for RTE (Bharat Joshi, The New Indian Express, 10 June 2013

School is for the moneybags (G.T. Sathish, The Hindu, 8 June 2013)

Admissions under RTE see a rise this academic year (Kevin Mendonsa, TNN, 5 June 2013)

Officials blamed for lapses under RTE (The Hindu, 5 June 2013)

RTE-related pleas to be heard from June 3 (The Hindu, 29 May 2013)

'Quota only one aspect of RTE Act, implement others' (The Hindu, 29 May, 2013)

Activists blame govt, schools for poor RTE implementation (Deccan Herald, 28 May 2013)

Is this a new dawn for kids? (Margaret Cohen, Talk, 23 May 2013)

Only 262 schools include 8th std under primary (MV Pawan, Times of India, 17 May 2013)

RTE squad to check irregularities in admission (Times of India, 15 May 2013)

Parents sceptical about second round of RTE quota admissions (The Hindu, 11 May 2013)

Bangalore School Accused of 'Branding' RTE Students (Outlook, 19 April 2013)

The challenge begins now for ‘RTE children’ (K.C. Deepika, The Hindu, 1 April 2013)

Government schools worry about being passed over (The Hindu, 1 April 2013)

Schools ‘collecting fees’ from children under RTE (Tanu Kulkarni, The Hindu, 26 March 2013)

Karnataka: Families forge income certificates, RTE scam flourishes (Deepa Balakrishnan, CNN-IBN, 20 Mar 2013)

When their dreams of studying in a ‘big’ school came crashing (Tanu Kulkarni, The Hindu, 16 March 2013)

1.54 lakh applicants for 1.06 lakh seats (The Hindu, 16 March 2013)

Parents allege graft in RTE admissions (The Hindu, 12 March 2013)

‘Peg RTE quota income at Rs. 1 lakh’ (The Hindu, 10 March 2013)

Awareness sends RTE admission applications soaring (Pawan MV, TNN, 7 March 2013)

RTE: priority for children from weaker sections (The Hindu, 27 February 2013)

Round table on RTE Act (The Hindu, 27 February 2013)

RTE admissions: priority for children from weaker sections (The Hindu, 26 February 2013)

Certificates come in the way as RTE deadline expires (The Hindu, 21 February 2013)

RTE admission criteria ‘vague’, says court (The Hindu, 15 February 2013)

Special fund sought for RTE (The Hindu, 31 January 2013)

Declaration of minority status by schools not valid (The Hindu, 20 January 2013)

‘Create awareness among schools on responsibilities under RTE’ (The Hindu, 18 January 2013)

Court terms income limit for RTE quota ‘irrational and atrocious’(The Hindu, 18 January 2013)

Schools misguide parents seeking RTE quota (The Hindu, 17 January 2013)

State has promised to lower income limit for RTE quota admissions: school body (The Hindu, 11 January 2013)

State government wants Centre to pitch in with funds for RTE, midday meals (The Hindu, 9 January 2013)

RTE: reimbursement begins in Hassan (The Hindu, 6 January 2013)

Hold talks on RTE by Jan. 15, private schools tell State (The Hindu, 27 December 2012)

Private schools seek clarity in RTE rules (The Hindu, 23 December 2012)

Officials urged to ensure admissions under RTE quota (The Hindu, 21 December 2012)

RTE quota: government justifies income limit fixed for admission (The Hindu, 6 December 2012)

Private schools in Bangalore start admissions a month in advance (The Hindu, 5 December 2012)

“Sensitize schools in inclusivity” (The Hindu, 10 November 2012)

Admission procedure notified under RTE rules (Deccan Herald, 10 May 2012)

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