Delhi Nursery School Admissions: Forms To Be Out Next Wed, First List On Feb 15
The application forms for nursery admissions to around 1,500 private schools will begin from December 27 with the first list of selected candidates to be announced by schools on February 15 next year.
The directorate of education (DoE) on Tuesday announced the admission schedule for nursery admissions for the class of 2018 in unaided recognised private schools in the city.
This year the government is not bringing any changes in the admission criteria and schools get to decide their own criteria and allot points to various criterions such as distance, first child, girl child and alumnus.
“…all private unaided recognised schools shall develop and adopt criteria for admission which shall be fair, reasonable, well defined, equitable, non-discriminatory, unambiguous and transparent,” the DoE said in a circular.
The DoE also said that all schools will have to abide by the government’s order that had abolished 62 criteria considered “unfair, unreasonable and non-transparent”. These include oral tests, interviews, achievement of parents, non-smoking parents, and vegetarian parents.
The last date to submit application forms in schools is January 17 next year. A DoE official said that on February 2, 2018, schools will have to upload a list detailing marks given to each applicant based on the point system adopted by the school.
“On February 15, 2018, schools will display the first list of selected students with points allocated to each student,” the official said.
Schools have to keep 25% of their total seats reserved for the candidates from economically weaker section and admissions for this category are conducted by the department through computerised draw of lots.
The second list of selected candidates will be announced on February 28, 2018 and the subsequent admission lists, if any, will be announced on March 15, 2018.
The nursery admission process will close on March 31, 2018, the DOE circular said.