January 11-30: Schools to start distributing and accepting application forms.
Feb 1-15 : Verification of forms by schools. In case any student is found ineligible parents and education officer to be informed with reason.
Feb 16-20: If number of applications at entry level is more than free seats (25% reservation) available, admissions will be by draw of lots in presence of three-member committee.
Feb 21-25: List of students admitted will be put up by schools on websites and notice boards. In case number of applications under 25% are less than reserved seats, all students seeking admission under RTE must be admitted. Following admissions, schools will have to once again declare list of students granted admission under general and free categories.
Feb 25-28: Schools will submit a report on admission process to the district education officer, following which district education officer will submit his report to director of education.