RTE or Right to Education Act

The Right to Education Act (RTE) is an Act of the Parliament of India enacted on 4 August 2009, which describes the modalities of the importance of free and compulsory education for children who qualify under certain criteria.

1. What is RTE or Right to Education?

The Right to Education Act (RTE), which was passed by the Parliament in 2009 and provides for free and compulsory education to children between the ages of 6 and 14 years.

2. How do I apply for RTE Tamilnadu?

To apply for RTE online, Click on the following link https://rte.tnschools.gov.in/

3. What is the application start date?

The application start date is 20th April 2022.

4. What is the application end date?

The application end date is 18th May 2022.

5. What are the documents required while applying for RTE?

1. Photograph of Applicant(150 px X 175 px)

2. Birth Certificate

3. AADHAR / Ration Card of Parent or Guardian

4. Income Certificate for Weaker Section Candidates

5. Community Certificate for Disadvantage Group Candidates

6. Disadvantaged Group Special Category Certificate

Documents required for applying under RTE Tamilnadu:

The following documents are required to be uploaded while applying for RTE Tamilnadu online are as follows as per the guidelines provided in https://rte.tnschools.gov.in/moredetails

1. Student Photo [மாணவர் புகைப்படம்]

  1. Width-150px, Height-175px
  2. Image size should not exceed 100 KB

2. Proof of Birth of student [பிறப்பு சான்று]

Only JPG / JPEG files with maximum size 1MB

3. Parent ID (Father or Mother or Guardian) [பெற்றோர் அடையாள அட்டை]

Only JPG / JPEG files with maximum size 1MB

4. Address Proof [முகவரி சான்று]

Only JPG / JPEG files with maximum size 1MB

-Family Card

-Voter ID Card

-Aadhar ID Card

-Driving License

-Bank Pass Book

-Telephone Bill

-PAN Card

-Certificate of Residence issued by VAO

-ID Card issued by State Govt./ Central Govt. / Public Sector Undertakings

5. Category under which Applied[எந்த வகை கீழ் விண்ணப்பிக்க இருக்கிறீர்]

Only JPG / JPEG files with maximum size 1MB

Weaker Section

-Income Certificate [வருமான சான்றிதழ்]

Disadvantaged group

-Community Certificate [சாதி சான்றிதழ்]

-Community Certificate for BC, MBC

-Community Certificate for SC

-Community Certificate for ST

Disadvantaged Group Special – Other Certificate

-Certificate for the Orphaned

-Certificate for HIV affected

-Certificate for the Transgender identified

-Children of Scavenging workers

-Children of Scavenging workers who are not employed in Corporations, Municipalities, Town panchayats and Village panchayats.


To register your child’s application under RTE Tamilnadu, click on the following link https://rte.tnschools.gov.in/reg-personal

To ensure that the application is not rejected, please verify the details entered while submitting the RTE Tamilnadu application multiple times and if needed, contact the school office in case of any queries.