To appear at the Selection Test, a candidate has to fulfil the following eligibility conditions:
A candidate appearing for the Selection Test must be studying in Class V in a Government / Government-Aided or other recognized school or schools under Schemes of "Sarv Shiksha Abhiyan"; or 'B' certificate competency course of National Institute of Open Schooling in the same district where he/she is seeking admission in the just preceding academic session for which Selection Test is conducted.
Actual admission in Class VI in the session is, however, subject to the condition of having passed Class V before admission. A candidate seeking admission must be between the age group 9-13 years on 1st May of the year of admission for which the Selection Test is conducted. This applies to all categories of candidates including those who belong to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.
A candidate claiming admission from rural quota must have studied and passed class III, IV & V from Government / Government Aided / recognized schools located in Rural areas in the preceding three continuous academic sessions for which the Selection Test is conducted spending one full academic session in each class without any repetition of class, gap and/or break in.
A candidate who is not promoted to Class V before November of the preceding academic year for which the test is conducted is not eligible to apply.
No candidate is allowed to appear in the selection test, for the second time under any circumstances. The above conditions are applicable to all the candidates irrespective of their caste or gender.