How much is too much? CBSE has given clear guidelines that no school can have more than 40 students in one section. Several private schools have been found violating this norm by the board’s online affiliated school information system (OASIS).

The board will be sending a show-cause notice to about 1700 private schools for withdrawal of affiliation along with a fine of Rs 500 or more per extra child. It has also been noticed that schools often enroll students who are actually taking private coaching and the attendance is marked in their absentia. The board will down heavily against this ‘renting of seats’ by private schools.