Top Schools in India 2020 - Selecting the right school is the biggest concern of parents and students. Considering the same, we have provided the list of top schools in India. These best schools are shortlisted based on their pass percentage, quality of education, and more. India has succeeded in bringing over 20 million children into primary school education in just about two decades. A stupendous achievement in terms of statistics. But when we look at it in terms of quality, a yawning gap appears which is a matter of grave concern. More so, because we are a country that has pledged to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goal of quality education.

Top Schools in India 2020

The first step in this direction would be to improve the quality of learning in the schools of India. This can be possible only if we have a student learning tracking system. The way students are assessed doesn’t leave many options for optimism. The focus is still on statistics. How many students pass an exam, the scores, cut-offs for higher education admission and so on and so forth? Nobody asks any question on learning outcomes. There are an overloaded curriculum and too much pressure on students. Creativity and innovation are sacrificed at the altar of rote learning and exams.

It is here that the role of top schools in India becomes crucial in creating a community of leaders who will think out of the box to solve the knowledge gaps for a country on the cusp of becoming a superpower. We need authentic and credible data to determine how schools in India fare in bettering the learning outcomes rather than sheer numbers in terms of pass percentage. Challenges of the knowledge century cannot be solved by rote learners. The question is, are our schools in India imparting quality education? Unless we answer this, India will not have a credible protocol to assess its quality of education.

How Careers360 selects Top Schools in India?

What we have attempted to do is to look a sizeable universe of 9000 schools and rate them based on quantifiable parameters like infrastructure, strength of faculty, number of students and final results etc. (For more, refer to methodology given below). Through this painstaking exercise, we have been able to rate nearly 3000 best schools in India (10% of the universe) in terms of their learning outcomes.

Top Schools in India 2020 (State-Wise)

We have provided a state-wise list of Best schools in India. This list has been created after evaluation of several factors that you can check in the below content. Refer the table to check state-wise best CBSE schools in India along with other state schools.

Top Schools in Delhi

School NameBoard
Sardar Patel Vidyalaya, Lodi EstateCBSE
The Mother's International School, Sri Aurobindo MargCBSE
Vasant Valley School, Vasant KunjCBSE
Ahlcon International School, Mayur ViharCBSE
Amity International School, SaketCBSE
Apeejay School, PitampuraCBSE

Top Schools in Chandigarh

Bhavan Vidyalaya, ChandigarhCBSE
Carmel Convent School, Chandigarh (Only for Girls)CBSE
Delhi Public School, ChandigarhCBSE
Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School, ChandigarhCBSE
St John's High School, ChandigarhCBSE

Top Schools in Kerala

Loyola School, Thiruvananthapuram (Only for Boys)ISC
St. Antony's Public School, KanjirappallyCBSE
Bhavan's Varuna Vidyalaya, ThrikkakaraCBSE
Christava Mahilayalam Public School, Thottumughom (Only for Girls)CBSE
Kendriya Vidyalaya, PattomCBSE

Top Schools in Tamil Nadu

National SchoolBoard
Chettinad Hari Shree Vidyalayam, ChennaiISC
D A V Senior Secondary School (Boys), MogappairCBSE
DAV Boys Senior Secondary School, Gopalapuram (Only for Boys)CBSE
DAV Boys Senior Secondary School, Lloyds Road, Chennai (Only for Boys)CBSE
DAV Girls Senior Secondary School, Gopalapuram (Only for Girls)CBSE

Top Schools in Karnataka

National SchoolBoard
Ebenezer International School, Bangalore
The Valley School, BangaloreISC
Little Rock Indian School, BrahmavarCBSE
Bishop Cotton Boys School, Bangalore (Only for Boys)ISC
Bishop Cotton Girls School, Bangalore (Only for Girls)ISC

Top Schools in Maharashtra

National SchoolBoard
Campion School Fort, Mumbai (Only for Boys)CBSE
Delhi Public School, NerulCBSE
RN Podar High School, SantacruzCBSE
Smt Sulochanadevi Singhania School, Thane
Apeejay School, NerulCBSE

Top Schools in Uttar Pradesh

National SchoolBoard
La Martiniere Girls College, Lucknow (Only for Girls)ISC
Amity International School, NoidaCBSE
City Montessori High School, Rajinder NagarISC
City Montessori Inter College, Aliganj
City Montessori Inter College, Chowk

Top Schools in Odisha

DAV Public School, Unit VIII, BhubaneswarCBSE
The Mother's Public School, BhubaneswarCBSE
DAV Public School, ParadeepCBSE
DAV Public School, AngulCBSE
DAV Public School, BerhampurCBSE

Top Schools in Gujarat

National SchoolBoard
Delhi Public School, SuratCBSE
Delhi Public School, VadodaraCBSE
Essar International School, Hazira, SuratCBSE
J H Ambani Saraswati Vidya Mandir, Surat (Only for Girls)CBSE
Prakash Senior Secondary School, BodakdevCBSE

Top Schools in Rajasthan

National SchoolBoard
Birla Shishu Vihar, PilaniCBSE
Maharaja Sawai Man Singh Vidyalaya, JaipurCBSE
Mayoor School, AjmerCBSE
Rajmata Krishna Kumari Girls Public School, Jodhpur (Only for Girls)CBSE
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's Vidyashram, JaipurCBSE

Top Schools in India 2020 - Check Other States Best Schools

Students can follow the given links to check the best schools of India available in their state.

Best state-wise Schools

Top Schools in AssamTop Schools in Meghalaya
Top Schools in Andhra PradeshTop schools in Nagaland
Top Schools in Arunachal PradeshTop schools in Punjab
Top Schools in BiharTop schools in Sikkim
Top Schools in ChhattisgarhTop Schools in Telangana
Top Schools in HaryanaTop schools in Tripura
Top Schools in Himachal PradeshTop Schools in Uttarakhand
Top Schools in JharkhandTop Schools in West Bengal
Top Schools in Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Top Schools in India 2020 - Rating Criteria

Of the 3000 rated schools, only 50 best schools in India got the highest ratings of 5A. This is so because these top schools in India are blessed exceptionally with infrastructure, quality faculty, and students belong to the elite International Baccalaureate program. But these schools are quite lean in numbers compared to other boards. The primary reason is that schools with enviable infrastructure do not perform well when it comes to academic performance. The next rating AAAA+ is earned by nearly 250 top schools in India indicating that the challengers are much larger in volume than leaders and that is a very good sign for the country. Of rated India's best schools, 500+ have gained the AAAA rating indicating that most schools have a basic level of delivery capabilities.

What can be inferred from the ratings is that a basic level of infrastructure is essential for good academic performance. But there is absolutely no correlation between over-the-top infrastructure or five-star level facilities and student performance. Therefore, this is something important to keep in mind when the school you approach for your child boasts of a fully air-conditioned campus and ‘N’ number of co-curricular activities.

India's Top Schools 2020- Rating Methodology

The objective of this research exercise was to arrive at the of top 3,000 good schools in the country by adopting a stringent process of shortlisting data through questionnaire, interacting with school administrators and teachers, and finally analyzing quantifiable data. We gathered the basic data from the School Scorecard website maintained by the Ministry of HRD.

Rating Schema for Top Schools in India





95-99 percentile



90-94 percentile



80-89 percentile



70-79 percentile

Very Good


60-69 percentile



50-59 percentile



40-49 percentile


Note: In the Rating Sheet select IB schools also offer other curricula. Those offering CBSE are identified by an asterisk and ISC by two asterisks Top Schools in India.

Careers360 is known for rating institutions across higher education domains on the basis of objective parameters and has continued the practice in the case of schools, making use of data on students, faculty, infrastructure or performance indicators such as grades, pass and aggregate percentage. Most of the boards do not publish the pass percentage and scores in general. A team of researchers worked round the clock to download the data of individual schools by inputting their relevant codes. The tables below list the top schools in India 2020 across the States.

Also check :

10th Board Result12th Board Result
CBSE 10th Result 2020

CBSE 12th Result 2020

Karnataka SSLC Result 2020

BSEB 12th Result 2020
UP Board High school Result 2020
UP board Intermediate Result 2020
Maharashtra SSC Result 2020
AP Inter Result 2020
AP SSC Result 2020
Karnataka PUC Result 2020
HBSE 10th Result 2020
Telangana Board 12th Result 2020
PSEB 10th Result 2020
HP Board 12th Result 2020
RBSE 10th Result 2020
Tamil Nadu 12th Result 2020
Tamil Nadu SSLC Result 2020
JKBOSE 12th Result 2020
CGBSE 10th Result 2020
PSEB 12th Result 2020
Bihar Board 10th Result 2020GSEB HSC Result 2020
Telangana SSC Result 2020JAC 12th Result 2020
HPBOSE 10th Result 2020
HBSE 12th Result 2020
JK Board 10th Result 2020
MP Board 12th Result 2020

MP Board 10th Result 2020
RBSE 12th Result 2020
GSEB SSC Result 2020

Maharashtra 12th board result 2020
JAC 10th Result 2020

TBSE 12th Result 2020

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - Top Schools in India 2020

Question: Which is the best government school in India?


Kendriya Vidyalaya and Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya are the best government schools in India.

Question: Which is the best CBSE school in India?


Each state has the best CBSE schools based on the faculty, teaching, infrastructure and more. However, DAV Sr. Sec School, Chennai is considered as the best among all.

Question: Is Kendriya Vidyalaya a government school?


Yes, Kendriya Vidyalayas are affiliated and maintained by the central government.

Question: Which is the best boarding school in India?


The Lawrence School, Sanawar is one of the best boarding schools in India.

Question: How to get admission into best CBSE school in India?


The admission is provided as per guidelines of the school. So you should refer the official website of the respective school to know about the admission process.

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