15% seats for Scheduled Caste and 7.5% for Scheduled Tribes shall be reserved in all fresh admissions. However, for schools in civil sector except those meant for para military forces the percentage of reservation of seats shall be equal to the percentage of SC/ST population in the State/UT subject to the minimum of national average ( i.e. 15% for S.C and 7.5% for S.T. ) and maximum (S.C. and S.T. taken together) limited to 50%. Basing on these formulations, the percentage of reservation for civil sector Kendriya Vidyalayas except those meant for para military forces in different States / UTs shall be strictly as per annexure-IV.
3% seats will be horizontally reserved for physically handicapped children - blind, orthopaedically hearing impaired etc. Horizontal reservation would mean that 3% of 15% would be reserved for handicapped children of SC, 3% of 7.5% would be reserved for handicapped children of ST and 3% of 77.5% would be reserved for handicapped children of general categories.
In case enough SC and ST candidates eligible for admission are not available till 20th July, such vacant seats for SCs will be offered to STs and vice versa. The seats remaining unfilled thereafter shall be de-reserved with the approval of the Asstt. Commissioner of the Region and offered to the candidates belonging to categories I,II,III etc. (in that sequence).