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Maharashtra RTE Admission 2019-20 Application Dates, RTE Schools, Age Criteria

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Maharashtra RTE Admission 2019 20 Application Dates RTE Schools Age Criteria

Time flies! And this is felt most when a child is growing up. As parents, you still remember the day when your child was this tiny little bundle of joy wrapped in a blanket. However, before you know it he/she is a three year old ready for the first steps into the world of education and schools.

Getting your child admitted to a good school is every parent’s dream. This is because the school is the foundation for the kid’s academic future hence paving the way for educational and social upbringing. As the year draws to a close, new school admission procedures for the next year begin in full swing giving parent’s sleepless nights and frantic anxieties.

Maharashtra School Admission 2019-20 Under RTE Act 

The admissions for the year 2019-20 for schools in Maharashtra are not far away. Here is taking a look at all that you need to know regarding school admissions in Maharashtra for the next academic year. However, before that a step by step guide for parents applying for new admissions. Helpful Read: 10 tips to Prepare Child for Admission Test Interaction

RTE Maharashtra Application Registration Dates

Every school opens up its application process for a period of time. This usually falls between the months of November – December. Application forms have issued that need to be duly filled and attached with the required documents within the stipulated time allotted by the respective schools. Documents to be attached usually include a photograph of the child, the birth certificate, any proof of residence as well as application fees to be paid on the purchase of the application form. Again most information regarding the procurement, filling, and submission of the forms is easily available online on the websites of the school.

Living in cities Mumbai, Pune, Thane, Nagpur, Jalgaon, Nanded, Nashik, Ahmednagar, Amravati, Aurangabad, Kolhapur, Palghar, Solapur, Wardha & one can always go to the concerned school to inquire about the dates when the application registration forms are available & their submission dates. You Can Apply Here for RTE Maharashtra 2019-20 session

Admission Events Events
Application Form Submission Last Date 22 Feb 2019
Online Application Submission Date 11 March 2019
Application Draw Schedule on Dates 14 & 15 March 2019

Maharashtra RTE Admission Age Criteria

First of all, it is very important to know if your child has reached the appropriate cut off age for admission. The Maharashtra Government had issued a resolution in 2015 stating that a child must be six years of age while seeking admission in Class I. Thus a child must complete three years of age when applying for admission in nursery. The cutoff date was first issued as of July 31 and later pushed to September 30. This essentially means that your child must have completed three years as on September 30 if applying for nursery admissions. [How to Apply in Maharashtra RTE Online for 25% Reserved Seats?]

School Research & Shortlist

Mumbai, Pune as well as the many cities of Maharashtra are home to a large number of different schools. The government, government aided and private schools are the basic categories, each with a number of schools with varying fees structure, syllabus, infrastructure, and board examinations. As a parent one has to first find out which are the schools best suited to your need and convenience. Of course, the quality of education is the prime factor to take into account, however, distance from home, fees structure, extracurricular activities, and the examination board are also things that are good to consider. By speaking to other experienced parents, reading and following the websites of the school's parents can get a good idea about the standard and quality of different schools.

Thus the first thing to do is chalk out a list of the potential district-wise schools that you would like to apply for new admissions. 

District-wise Schools List
District  RTE Schools RTE Vacancies Applications
Pune 933 16422 42108
Nagpur 662 6985 23631
Thane 640 16594 12696
Aurangabad 565 6371 11120
Nashik 466 6589 10416
Ahmadnagar 395 5367 4621
Solapur 351 3697 3570
Kolhapur 347 3501 1455
Mumbai 347 8374 10628
Jalgaon 261 3817 5244
Nanded 234 3329 6006
Amravati 233 3070 7080
Total 8980 126124 188432

RTE or Right To Education in Maharashtra

According to the RTE rules, the Maharashtra government has reserved 25% of the seats for poor children across the government, government aided and private schools. The official website of Maharashtra RTE allows applicants to select their district and apply. All rounds of the admission process are over for the academic year 2019-2020. However, one can keep this in mind for application to Class I in the subsequent years.


Mumbai and Pune are educational centers and home to some of the finest learning institutions of the country. November and December are the peak months for parents to be aware of the new admissions since application forms are usually released then. With diligence, parents can follow up on the admission process to ensure a healthy academic environment for their child.

Finally, the child learns through various mediums and institutions. However, the school remains as one of the most important centers of education and learning after home.


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