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Staff Recruitment and Service Rules in CBSE Schools

Staff Recruitment and Service Rules in CBSE Schools

Not many changes have been made to the existing Staff Recruitment and Service Rules in the newly released Affiliation Bye-Laws 2018. To protect the rights and interests of the staff, whether teaching or non-teaching, the CBSE has defined the recruitment process and service rules in the Affiliation Bye-Laws 2018.

Qualifications of Teaching Staff:

*To determine the minimum qualifications the guidelines notified by the NCTE shall be followed.
*The Recruitment rules laid down by the State Government, KVS or JNVS May also be followed.
Principal, Vice Principal, Post Graduate Teachers:
Masters degree and a degree in Education with relevant experience are mandatory.

Trained Graduate Teachers:
Graduation in a school teaching subject and B.Ed. is required.

Primary and upper primary Teachers:
Graduation in a school teaching subject with B.Ed. And D.El.Ed. is required.

Pre Primary Teachers:
Senior Secondary passed or Graduate with Nursery Teachers’ Training, Montessori Training, D.El.Ed. or B.Ed. is required.
Teachers of Physical Education and Extra Curricular Activities:
Relevant Post Graduation or Graduation in the subject from a recognized university is mandatory.

B.Lib or M.Lib or its equivalent from a recognized university is mandatory.

Recruitment Process:
All the staff, teaching and non-teaching should be appointed following the recruitment rules of the State Government where the school is located.
Pay scales and other Allowances should correspond to those offered by the State Government.
All staff should be appointed only with the approval of the School Management Committee.
On being selected the staff should be issued appointment letters which clearly mention the Terms and Conditions of service, designation, a period of probation, pay scale and other allowances to which the staff is entitled.
A contract of service must be signed and the copy must be attached to the service book of each employee.
Service records must be maintained and updated regularly. Personal files of individual staff with a self-attested copy of his degrees or diplomas must be maintained and updated.

Service Rules:
Service Rules of employees shall be the same as the rules for staff appointed in the State Government and approved. By the School Management Committee of the school. The Service Rules should provide for all the aspects of the employment of the staff.

Pupil-Teacher Ratio:
The pupil-teacher ratio as defined in the Affiliation Bye-Laws is 30:1.
The teacher section ratio is 1.5:1
The Principal, Physical Education Teacher, and Counselor are excluded.


  • Rajneesh

    May 18, 2019 - 4:22 pm

    Can a Cbse school terminate to the teacher who are teaching more than one year without notice period suddenly.

    • ieducare

      May 25, 2019 - 11:53 am

      Termination of any staff should go with appointment policy, moreover sudden termination can happen only incase of serious offence, but that too insight of the guidelines mentioned in the institution’s HR policy

    • Educare India Advisory

      July 17, 2019 - 11:05 am

      Dear Rajneesh….
      Any act of appointment and termination should go as per the terms and conditions of the appointment signed by the teacher. It has nothing to do with the duration of working. If the the appointment terms have a specific mention of notice period from either side, then it must be honoured and executed.

    • Educare India Advisory

      November 2, 2019 - 3:09 pm

      Any termination for that matter has to comply the terms and condition of letter of appointment. The notice period could be one month or 3 month also.

  • Imthiyas

    May 26, 2019 - 1:57 pm

    Cbsc school can hold teachers original degree certificate?

    • Educare India Advisory

      November 2, 2019 - 3:57 pm

      Dear Imthiyas,
      Looking at the high attrition rate of teachers in the industry, various schools have adopted lots of backup plans to counter this. Holding back original degree certificate (or) Security deposit is one of them. There is not such law which speaks on this in particular.


    June 4, 2019 - 8:01 am

    In the interview and appointment order, I insisted the Correspondent not to give me any teaching
    work for me as I was appointed for Coordinator. Now they force me to take classes for 11 & 12 th Maths.
    Need your opinion.

    • Educare India Advisory

      June 9, 2019 - 10:26 am

      Dear Paul
      If you have been appointed as academic coordinator, then taking classes is important. It may not be the same as any regular full time teacher, who is not a coordinator. Infact CBSE suggests the Principals also to take minimum 02 periods per day.

  • Manish Sharma

    June 19, 2019 - 9:28 pm

    Can CBSE affiliated school appoint teachers for first year on temporary basis and then two years on probation. Before confirmation is due after two years can they terminate teachers.

    • Sukhvir Dhillon

      September 2, 2019 - 10:17 pm

      Dear Mr Manish,
      Normally the appointments are made with a provision of first two years probation. If the staff is performing satisfactorily you may clear the probation period and regularise the teacher. if you are not satisfied , may extend the probation. the services of any employee on probation can be terminated without giving any reason in the termination letter.

  • Soni Sharma

    July 9, 2019 - 1:18 pm

    Planning to open my own School. Need your guidance on staff recruitment and other important steps to follow before proceeding.

  • NP Jayamohanan

    August 11, 2019 - 12:35 pm

    A teacher working in CBSE high school for 18 years. Admitted to EPFO and ESI in 2007. EPF and ESI deductions made from the salary every month by manager. The problem is that for the last one year it was deducted but not paid to the concerned authorities. PF instalments not credited in teacher’s account. What to do?

    • Sukhvir Dhillon

      September 2, 2019 - 10:26 pm

      Please approach to the Employees Provident Commissioner office in the respective state with the evidence of your deductions of PF from your salaries during the period of your employment with the organisation.

    • Sukhvir Dhillon

      September 2, 2019 - 10:31 pm

      Please approach to the Office Employees Provident Commissioner in the respective state with the evidence of your deductions of PF from your salaries during the period of your employment with the organisation.

  • Himanshu upadhayay

    September 22, 2019 - 9:34 pm

    Dear sir
    A teacher can teach two different subject in PGT level…

    • Educare India Advisory

      September 23, 2019 - 3:46 pm

      Himanshu ji

      It depends on the subject, for ex. PGT computer science can teach multiple subjects like computer science and IP both

  • Anil Arora

    October 29, 2019 - 7:11 pm

    is it compulsory to appoint the staff for upgradation up to sen.sec. before the visit of aff.inspection committee.

    • Educare India Advisory

      November 2, 2019 - 3:53 pm

      Yes, because every inspection is suppose to ensure the readiness of the school being upgraded to next level. Unless you have the majority of requirement of teachers being fulfilled, the board will not be confident of granting the permission

      • Sayed Abdullah Alvi

        November 28, 2019 - 1:48 am

        I Want to discuss and need help on some very sensitive matters of my School.

      • Educare India Advisory

        December 14, 2019 - 6:15 pm

        Dear Sayed

        You may please share the matter. We shall try to help and guide you with the best of our abilities.

  • Meena Takle

    November 11, 2019 - 10:26 pm

    For a House keeping supervisor what is the number of working in a week?

    • Educare India Advisory

      November 18, 2019 - 3:10 pm

      Dear Meena

      Normally for any workmen there should be one weekly off, unless there is an emergency to address for time being, that too is suppose to be compensated on some other days.


    November 15, 2019 - 7:26 pm

    I want to know that how many classes a teacher is supposed to take in a day/wéek according to cbse guidelines

    • Educare India Advisory

      November 18, 2019 - 3:15 pm

      Dear Atiya

      There is no specific guidelines for number of periods, but the standard teacher section ratio given by cbse is 1.5 teachers per section. It indicates that on average, maximum of 5.5 periods per day out of the scheduled 8 periods.

      if there are 8 periods in a day
      for 02 section number of teachers are going to be minimum 03.

      for 02 sections, total number of periods would be 16 to be divided amongst 03 teachers
      16/3 = 5.5 approx

  • Ruhika

    November 21, 2019 - 7:02 pm, B.ed ( English and Economics) can be a primary teacher

    • Educare India Advisory

      November 26, 2019 - 1:31 pm

      Dear Ruhika

      Yes B.Com B.Ed can be a primary teacher

  • Deepika

    November 25, 2019 - 7:48 pm

    Can the applicant apply as a pgt in cbse school who has degree of m. Tech

    • Educare India Advisory

      November 26, 2019 - 1:30 pm

      Dear Deepika

      No only M. Tech cannot apply for the post of PGT

    • prakash narahari

      December 12, 2019 - 2:30 pm


      • Educare India Advisory

        December 14, 2019 - 6:16 pm


  • Yuvraj

    November 29, 2019 - 8:19 am

    I am working as a PGT(bio) in a private CBSE school and i am taking 8 periods out of 9 periods scheduled by my school plus a zero period of one hour extra. I have left no time for copy corrections and test checking etc. is that fair on school’s part ? Can a school take 10 periods a day(including zero period) without Morning assembly being held ?? Please guide me.

    • Educare India Advisory

      December 14, 2019 - 6:15 pm

      Dear Yuvraj,

      Usually the zero period is created for a short duration of activities. It could be some remedial classes or may be a preparation time for any of the scheduled function in the school. As far as number of period is concerned, the norms of cbse says 1.5 teachers per section, it gives an indication that the total no of periods in week to be distributed with 1.5 teachers (or 3 teachers for 02 sections). You may calculate the expected load with this process.

    • Kalyanaraman

      December 31, 2019 - 8:22 pm

      No, minimum 2 free periods should be given every day for teaching staff

  • Pushpa

    December 17, 2019 - 5:57 pm

    In a CBSE school, how many hours a teacher is supposed to work in a week.

    • Educare India Advisory

      December 17, 2019 - 9:59 pm

      Dear Pushpa

      On an average the teacher is suppose to work for 7-8 1/2 hrs per day.

  • Kalyanaraman

    December 31, 2019 - 8:25 pm

    Is mandatory for principal to attend the school during summer vacation?

    • Educare India Advisory

      January 3, 2020 - 6:57 am

      Dear Kalyanraman

      Usually summer vacation is the time when the Principal get sufficient amount of productive hours for better planning of the session. Otherwise in normal working days your are tied up with lots of routing work.
      As far as leave during vacation in concerned, it goes with your contract of service and leave policy of the management which may have a provision of partial leave (may be approx 2 to 3 weeks) for the Principal.

      Best wishes and a very happy new year to you

  • Firdous anjumpasha

    January 8, 2020 - 1:40 pm

    Y, do they hold original b. Ed certificate for verification process means

    • Educare India Advisory

      January 12, 2020 - 9:23 am

      Dear Firdous

      CBSE inspection team is suppose to verify all the original documents of teaching staff which qualifies you as a teacher along with Principal, Librarian, Physical Education teacher along with counselor and special educator, during the process of affiliation, upgradation or extension.

      This is required only during the visit of inspection committee. As far as requirement of original certificates.

      Rest of the period, the originals are not required

  • Smita

    January 23, 2020 - 7:59 pm

    Can a person with bachelor degree in dentistry along with B.ed is eligible for PRT in CBSE school?

    • Educare India Advisory

      February 1, 2020 - 6:01 pm



    January 31, 2020 - 11:08 pm

    Can any Physical Education Teacher holding BPE, MPE and M.Phil. degree with an experience of 23 years be appointed as VICE PRINCIPAL
    The experience of being Dean non Academics, Resident House master, Examination and time table In-charge, IAYP Award leader. Etc.

    • Educare India Advisory

      February 1, 2020 - 6:01 pm

      Yes. any teacher with the said qualification can be appointed as vice principal.

      • anish

        February 11, 2020 - 9:48 am

        any teacher from music and dance who is dance teacher as well as hod and music with their bachlor degreee and 15 year of experiance can be principal or vice principal wi

      • Educare India Advisory

        February 11, 2020 - 3:56 pm

        B.Ed is must

  • Mamta Dutta

    February 6, 2020 - 10:31 pm

    Can bsc b ed m ed enough for teaching upto class 8

    • Educare India Advisory

      February 11, 2020 - 3:57 pm

      Dear Mamta Dutta

      Yes for teaching upto classes 8th B.Sc.. B.Ed is fine. Infact Gradaution with B.Ed is eligible to teach upto 10th

  • Shyam K

    February 15, 2020 - 10:58 am

    Dear sir/madam,
    My school has the class from 1 to 7 with two divisions each(total 14 sections)Pls let me know no of PRT ,TGT and PGT required for CBSE affilliation.

    • Educare India Advisory

      February 17, 2020 - 9:22 am

      Dear Shyam K

      As per cbse norms the teacher section ratio should be minimum 1.5:1 (i.e. 1.5 teachers per section). Since you have 14 sections all together, then you would be requiring minimum 21 teachers, out of which (minimum 06 TGT’s and rest PRT’s). You may have more number of TGT’s and can reduce the number of PRT’s accordingly. This count is in addition to the P.E, Librarian, Counselor, Special Educator and Principal of the school.

      For any more queries you may plz contact us at 8889063333 and

      Best wishes

    • Rabindra Chandra

      February 28, 2020 - 6:20 pm

      Yes, you can up to 12 th standard.
      I suggest for 10 th and after experience 12 th
      Revise the syllabics as demo is there to qualify.
      Mr Chandra

  • Kanika

    February 17, 2020 - 9:40 am

    Hi. I m 34 yes and in july this year have to appear for my final year b.ed exam , I hv cleared CTET level 1 and 2 both and have done ( Hons
    ) Physics and MBA also hold 7 years of corporate experience in financial sector . Would like to start as a teacher .please suggest me the applicable options for me as a teacher in private and govt schools on delhi. As I am not getting any clear information regarding the appointment guidelines followed by cbse private schools on delhi . Please help can I become maths or science teacher with these qualification and at this age ? And till what class can I apply as a teacher . Can I apply as PRT TGT and also as science teacher upto 10th plz suggest

    • Educare India Advisory

      February 20, 2020 - 6:53 pm

      Dear Kanika

      Plz speak to the Mrs. Krishnan, the contact details have been shared with you over the text message.

      best wishes

    • Rabindra Chandra

      February 28, 2020 - 6:18 pm

      Yes, you can up to 12 th standard.
      I suggest for 10 th and after experience 12 th
      Revise the syllabics as demo is there to qualify.
      Mr Chandra

  • J

    March 12, 2020 - 11:17 pm

    Can a , B.Ed (eng , Ss) teach classes 6 to 8th?

    • Educare India Advisory

      March 15, 2020 - 12:26 pm

      Dear J

      Yes teacher with the given qualification can teach provided these subjects are covered in their course of graduation.

    • Ranjani

      February 25, 2021 - 6:55 pm

      How is possible studying b.ed without doing M.COM?

      • Educare India Advisory

        April 15, 2021 - 10:33 am

        Dear Ranjani

        The minimum eligibility criteria for admission B.Ed is graduation, M.Com is not essential.

  • AmitChhabria

    April 20, 2020 - 12:50 pm

    I am 40 years old. I have done B.Sc. in 1999. I have been doing family business of textile. Now I want to become a teacher.I am willing to do B.Ed now. But before that I want to confirm whether is there any age criteria for becoming a teacher?

    • Educare India Advisory

      April 24, 2020 - 3:20 pm

      Dear Amit

      You may always look forward to become a teacher even at this age also. The restriction would be the age of superannuation only.

      Best wishes

  • Vikash

    June 11, 2020 - 4:41 pm

    Dear sir/ madam
    Is M. Tech with B. Ed eligible for the post of pgt in cbse schools?

    • Educare India Advisory

      June 12, 2020 - 4:44 pm

      Dear Vikash….

      You can be eligible, provided the subject you wish to teach as PGT , were there in your post graduation also.

      best wishes


    September 7, 2020 - 5:24 pm

    can a B.Tech graduate teach computer science for primary classes in CBSE?

    • Educare India Advisory

      April 15, 2021 - 11:17 am

      Dear Usha

      As per new affiliation Bye laws, B.Ed is essential.

      Should you have any more query, please connect with us at 8889063333 or mail us at

  • Fr. Zacharias

    February 12, 2021 - 10:35 am

    could I get definite guidelines to upgrade PRT teachers to TGT grade in the CBSE affiliated school. Please guide .

    • Educare India Advisory

      April 15, 2021 - 10:41 am

      Dear Fr. Zacharias

      CBSE is having a minimum eligibility criteria for appointing TGT teachers for any of its affiliated school. This criteria is no where asking for any experience as PRT. It means, promoting a teacher from PRT to TGT is based on your appraisal policy and candidate qualification (matching with board norms)

      Should you have any more query, please connect with us at 8889063333 or mail us at


    March 14, 2021 - 2:07 pm

    Why not there is PET, Principal eligibility test exam for private schools ?.
    For teachers these people are demanding different qualifications though teachers are having experience and qualifications for cbse schools.
    if principals and management are not abled then ,total labourers of teachers get spoilled.
    Is there any rule to control such Principal and management.

    • Educare India Advisory

      April 15, 2021 - 10:32 am

      Dear Mr. Prasad,

      Your concern is really thought provoking one.. But to be the Principal, one is expected to fulfil the minimum eligibility criteria as per the norms of the board. This is decided by the Board (CBSE OR ICSE). Incase if any such criteria is to be added, this would be the prorogative of the respective board.

  • Pal

    April 1, 2021 - 8:40 pm

    i am working in non granted CBSE english medium school since 2011, on 25th Jan’21 principal and coordinators have forcefully taken sign on written document which was not given to me and not allowed to read also, mentioning that all teacher has signed and i have to sign the same, and on 31st mar’21 all teachers were called to school and they told me today is last day of mine in school, the letter which they had signed was termination letter. I received message from bank on 31st mar evening at 1lac balance is credited to my account from school. Kindly guide me what i can do to resume my job. Now they’re not allowing me to enter school premises. Management,Principal and coordinator as bullying and harassing me.

    • Educare India Advisory

      April 15, 2021 - 10:27 am

      Dear Pal,

      Usually it never happens, but unfortunately for whatsoever may be the reason, it had happened and you are feeling being betrayed, than you may raise your concern to the local District Education Officer and also to the RO, CBSE Panchkula along with a copy to Secretary and Chairman CBSE to help and guide you in this matter.

  • Miss. Jenisha

    June 9, 2021 - 5:12 pm

    Can a , b.ed (maths & english) with 4 yrs of teaching experience in icse & CBSE school can teach primary or secondary section in cbse board.

    • Educare India Advisory

      April 25, 2022 - 1:39 pm

      Dear Jenisha
      you may teach in cbse school.
      You may please call us at 8889063333 or drop a mail at

  • Ruturaj Bandal

    October 19, 2021 - 7:12 pm

    I am M.A.(history), B.Ed.(history, hindi). I have completed my education in Marathi medium school. But I can speak English. Am I eligible to teach in English medium CBSC school.

    • Educare India Advisory

      April 25, 2022 - 1:26 pm

      Dear Ruturaj

      As per the affiliation Bye Laws, you are not eligible to teach in English medium school from grade 6th onwards. For primary classes you may.


  • Deepali Karche

    November 10, 2021 - 11:25 am

    If I do B.ed through Singhania University, will I be eligible for gov.teacher job?? It’s open,UGC approved but not NCTE approved University. Kindly guide me???

    • Educare India Advisory

      April 25, 2022 - 1:29 pm

      Dear Deepali

      The university BEd program should be NCTE approved also.


  • Bharatraj Sharnagat

    November 21, 2021 - 3:50 pm

    How much required administrative staff for running school of 350 student. Which post alloted by cbse ? Just like clerks, managers, accountant and other post please reply me.

    • Educare India Advisory

      April 25, 2022 - 1:30 pm

      Dear Bharatraj
      There is now specific count of compulsory staff requirement is mentioned by CBSE school having a strength of any number.
      Depending on the job profile you may appoint as many staff, who can take care of all the office work requirements.

      You may please call us at 8889063333 or drop a mail at


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