Education is a life long and continuous process. It is the fundamental right of each and every citizen of the country. And the progress of the country depends on the development the individual, whether it is intellectual, social, spiritual, emotional, moral, physical or academic development. Today, the education system in India is in developing countries but abroad, countries like U.K., U.S.A, have developed educational system. The present status of Indian schools is still not much better, due to poor infrastructure and economical facility. Some schools provides good infrastructure and education, all this is depends upon the demonstration and manpower. They have better teaching faculty and the intellectual level of the students are high because of good academic record, whereas some have low intellectual level due to poor academic record. Thus, in order to improve the status and conditions of the schools, ‘motivation’ and ‘achievement’ are the factors, which has to be kept in mind. Thus, in this paper, researcher studies the academic motivation and academic achievement of the senior secondary students of CBSE AND HBSE schools respectively.
 Assistant Professor, Shree Birkha Ram College of Education, Khora-Bhura, Naraingarh, Ambala (Haryana)