FAQ: How to Apply for Nursery Admissions in Private Delhi Schools?

Nursery admissions in Delhi began on 18 February and will conclude by end of March. 

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Nursery admissions in Delhi will begin on 18 February and conclude by end of March. 

Admissions to entry-level classes across private unaided schools in the national capital began for the open category from 18 February with the distribution of forms, and the entire process will be wrapped up by the end of March, according to the Delhi government’s Directorate of Education.

But what are the dates? And when will merit lists be out?

How will the process begin?

The Delhi government has asked private unaided schools to upload the criteria and their points in the module of the department by 17 February, following which admission forms will be available on 18 February.

Schools cannot charge more than Rs 25 from parents as registration fees. The purchase of prospectus is optional. 

However, parents must keep in mind that the last date for submitting admissions forms in schools is 4 March.

What happens after forms have been submitted?

Five days after the deadline for submitting forms, schools have to upload details of children who have applied under the open category.

Following this, schools have been asked to upload marks (according to the point system) given to each of the children who have applied under the above-mentioned category by 15 March.

When will the first list be declared?

According to the schedule provided by the Delhi government, the first list for selected candidates under the open category will be put out by schools on 20 March. This will include students who are in the waiting list, along with marks allotted under the point system.

Additionally, from 22-23 March, parents can have their queries regarding allotment of points to their children in the first list addressed by schools through written, Email or verbal interaction.

When will the second list be declared?

The second list will be released on 25 March, followed by resolution of queries on 26 March.

If seats are left available after the second list, an additional list will be released on 26 March, followed by closure of the entire admission process on 31 March.

What is the age limit?

  • Pre-school (Nursery) : Minimum three years and less than four years as on 31 March of the admission year.
  • Pre-Primary (KG): Minimum four years and less than five years as on 31 March of the admission year.
  • Class 1: Minimum five years and less than six years as on 31 March of the admission year.

Which documents will be accepted as proof of address?

  • Ration card or smart card issued in the name of parents of the child
  • Domicile certificate of the child or of the parents
  • Voter ID of any of the parents
  • Electricity/MTNL, Telephone/Water bill
  • Passport in the name of the parents or the child
  • Aadhaar card issued in the name of any one parent

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