CBSE affiliation is a simple yet lengthy process, including the following steps:
Setting up and starting of the school before affiliation.
Setting up a Non-Profit Trust or Society.
Acquisition of land area for the school to be registered.
NOC from state officials; State Board affiliation is mandatory along with CBSE affiliation as education is a state-subject.
For affiliation process online registration of your school is the first step to be undertaken.
Copies of all the documents along with Bank Draft are to be sent by post to the CBSE Delhi office.
In response to these documents a letter of response will be sent by CBSE with details of the officials deputed to inspect the school.
You are required to present a file with a long list of documents, to the assigned officer, comprising of society details; constitution of the society and society By-Laws; Registration Certificate of the society; staff particulars; Infrastructure Details; School Prospectus; Fees structure; etc(details of the required documents are enlisted in the CBSE Official Website).
The assigned officer, after satisfactory inspection of your school, would send your file to the Board.
You can check online status of your application which is usually updated within forty five to sixty days of submission of the documents and if you receive a positive response from the officials then the affiliation process would be complete.
CBSE online website available at: http://cbseaff.nic.in/cbse_aff/form/Instruction.aspx.