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Criteria, Documents Required & Important Dates for Nursery Admission 2019

Abha Toppo
Abha Toppo

The process of nursery admission for the academic year 2019-20 started on 15th December 2018 in Delhi. Out of around 1600 private as well unaided schools in the national capital, 105 schools have been directed to put on hold the admission process as they failed to make their criteria public within the fixed deadline. Hence parents are advised not to apply in these schools unless the Directorate of Education (DoE) issues any further notice in this regard.

Criteria of Nursery Admission

The criteria listed by most of the schools for admissions to the entry level classes include:

  • Distance of the student from his/her residence to school.

  • Single child.

  • First child.

  • Sibling quota (studying in that school).

  • Parents being alumni of the school.

Points applied to different categories and order in which the schools prefer the criteria varies from school to school.

Upper Age Limit

The government has fixed an upper age limit of less than 4 years to be eligible for nursery class, less than 5 years for the KG and less than 6 years for entry into Class 1.

EWS category

25 percent seats in pre-school, pre-primary and Class 1 has been reserved for the economically weaker sections (EWS) or disadvantaged groups (DG). However no schedule of the EWS admissions has been released so far.

Documents Needed

Here is a list of important documents needed at the time of admission:

For Residence proof, parents or guardians can bring any one of the below-mentioned document:

  • Ration Card or Smart Card issued in the name of parents (either mother or father with name of the child in it).

  • Domicile certificate of the child or of his parents.

  • Voter I-Card of mother or father.

  • Electricity bill or Water bill or Telephone bill or Passport in the name of parents.

  • Aadhaar card or UlD card of the parents.

For sibling criteria: Many schools in Delhi ask for the tuition fee receipt or any other valid school document of the sibling studying in that particular school.

For alumni criteria: Schools demand documents that prove the alumnus has/had passed out Class 10th or 12th from the school.

Important Dates

Important dates that the parents need to keep in mind:

  • Start of admission process and availability of forms – 15 December, 2018

  • Last date of submission of application forms - 7 January, 2019

  • 1st list of selected candidates - 4 February, 2019

  • 2nd list of selected candidates - 21 February, 2019

  • Subsequent list of admission, if any - 15 March, 2019

  • Closing of admission process – 31 March, 2019

All the very best to the students as well as parents!!!!

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