Nursery Admission 2017-2018 (Delhi)
2nd January 2017 will mark the onset of Nursery Admission for the Calendar Session April 2017. Below are assumptive points criteria and guidelines, published by Delhi government’s Directorate of Education, for private schools working in land provided by Delhi Development Authority.
Admission Schedule for Unaided Private Schools on DDA Land –
The sale of Application Form, both online or at School Campus, will begin from 2nd January 2017 onwards. Forms can be collected from School Reception or can also be downloaded and submitted online (only if this facility is provided by the school). A Registration Fee of Rs. 25 is kept as the standard for admission form submission.
|Commencement of admission process||02/01/2017 (Monday)|
|Commencement of availability of application for admission||02/01/2017 (Monday)|
|Last date of submission of application form in schools||31/01/2017(Tuesday)|
Draw Date / 1st List of Admissions: As per School Notification, the last date for 1st Cut off list is February 15, 2017.
Admission Schedule for EWS and DG category:
|Commencement of admission process||10/01/2017 (Monday)|
|Commencement of availability of application for admission||10/01/2017 (Monday)|
|Last date of submission of application form in schools||31/01/2017(Tuesday)|
Draw Date / 1st List of Admissions: The first list will be displayed on February 28, and subsequent lists will come out on March 15 and 31.
Minimum & Maximum Age for Admissions –
The admission procedure requires students to be of a specific age when applying for any particular school. The Age of the Child should be:
|For Nursery (Pre-School)||The minimum age limit is 3 years and the maximum age limit is 4 years as on 31st March 2017|
|For KG (Pre-Primary)||The minimum age limit is 4 years and the maximum age limit 5 years as on 31st March 2017|
|For Class – 1||The minimum age limit 5 years and the maximum age limit is 6 years as on 31st March 2017|
No relaxation will be given on minimum age criteria; however, certain relaxation will be given in maximum age criteria for Differently Abled Children (as per Specific Guidelines).
Nursery Admission Seats Quota (On an average – below are the Seat Allocations) –
Just like past few years, nursery admissions are going to follow a specific Seat Allocation Quota in schools. Following is the breakdown of seat categories:
- 25% to EWS (Economically Weaker Section & Disadvantaged Group) – This quota applies to individuals whose Annual Household Income is under 1 Lakh INR or those suffering with 25% Disability/Orthopedically Challenged.
- 75% to Open Category for Admissions – These are the General Seats available for Nursery admission in schools.
Criteria for Neighbourhood:
- Admission shall first be offered to students residing within 1 km of the school.
- In case the vacancy remains unfilled,students residing within 1 to 3 kms of the school shall be admitted.
- If there are still vacancies, then the admission shall be offered to other students residing within 3 to 6 kms of the school.
- Students residing beyond 6 kms shall be admitted only in case vacancies remain unfilled even after considering all the students within 6 kms area.
- This point system will consider the close proximity to the school and will be the most important criteria for Nursery admission in 2017.
Procedure of Admission within Neighbourhood:
- The school shall declare the total number of seats for General Category (Total seats – EWS/DG seats) as per the guidelines prescribed by the department.
- The school shall first segregate the applications having residence within the first neighbourhood range of 0-1 km.
- Out of the total applications from the first neighbourhood range of 0-1 km, the school shall first give admission to all siblings.
- If the applications of sibling category, in neighbourhood range of 0-1 km are in excess of the seats of General Category, the draw of lots of all sibling applications (which have residence within 1 km), shall be conducted to admit the students against the number of available seats.
- If the applications of sibling category within 0-1 km are less than the seats of General Category and if seats still remain vacant after exhausting sibling applications, the school shall admit the students on the basis of draw of lots from the remaining applications received under the neighborhood range of 0-1 km.
- In case the total applications of 0-1 km is less than the number of seats of General Category, and vacancies still remain unfilled after exhausting the applications from the distance range of 0-1 km, the applications from the second distance range of neighbourhood of 1-3 kms shall be considered in the above manner.
- If vacancies still remain unfilled after exhausting the applications from the distance range of 1-3 kms, the applications from the third distance range of neighbourhood of 3-6 kms shall be considered in the above manner.
- Students residing beyond 6 kms shall be admitted only in case vacancies remain unfilled even after considering all the students within 6 kms after following the procedure as mentioned above.
Regarding Minority Schools:
Minority schools shall have the right to reserve seats for the students belonging to the minority concerned. The extent of seats reserved and admission procedure to be followed for reserved seats shall be publicized through their websites and notice boards. The process of admission for the reserved seats shall be fair and transparent. The remaining unreserved seats shall be treated as Open/General Seats and admission to these seats will be conducted on the basis of neighborhood limits.
Regarding Schools set up for the Specific Categories:
The schools set up for the Specific Categories (such as schools set up for specific Government services like Armed Forces/Paramilitary Forces/Central Services/All India Services; schools set up for Children With Special Needs etc.) may reserve seats for admission of wards of specific respective segments. The extent of seats reserved and admission procedure to be followed for reserved seats shall be publicized through their websites and notice boards. The process of admission for the reserved seats shall be fair and transparent. Such schools shall reserve 25 % seats for EWS/DG Category as mandated by Right to Education Act, 2009. The remaining seats shall be treated as Open/General Seats and admission to these seats will be conducted on the basis of neighborhood limits
Point Basis Selection for Open Category (2017 – 18 Nursery Admissions) –
There is no single criterion for Nursery Admission but a select criterion is followed by each school. The schools may decide to publish their point based system on their website:
The criteria can be completely planned by school and points will be allocated depending on the defined Distance. Some schools will follow a range wise point distance allocation, for eg. up to 6 Km – 40 Points, 6 to 8 Km – 30 Points, More than 8 Km – 20 Points, etc. On the other hand, some schools will allocate points like, Flat 40 Points for Distance upto 15 Kms and Zero Point for more than 15 Kms. The schools are independent to choose their desired neighbourhood points system.
Sibling Points: Real siblings (brother or Sister) Studying in Same School in the Current Academic Session can avail Sibling points for admission. The school cannot allocate admission points referring cousins in this system.
For Girl Child / Single Parent: These points are given to the Girl child, but some schools do not offer this point in their admission selection procedure.
Transferred Defence or Para Military Employee: These points are reserved for children with parents in Defence Sector (one’s who are Serving the Nation). Some schools offer 5 to 10 Points in this system.
For Parents as Alumni: These points are given to the children with parents who are alumni of the same school or Group.
There will be no points allocated for Parent Educational Qualification and Job. Also, No Parents or Kid Interview will be required for Nursery Admissions
Admission Procedure When Students Attain Same Points –
For students securing similar points, the decision will be done by drawing the lot. The DOE (Directorate of Education) has released guidelines to maintain the transparency in the system, wherein a video recording will be done by all Private Schools conducting the draw.
Also, draw of lot will only be done in front of parents, where a date pre hand will be announced conducting draw of lot for children having similar points for selection process
Documents for Nursery Admission to be Submitted with Application Form –
These are the mandatory documents that need to be submitted at the time of Nursery Admission:
- Completed Application Form along with Two Photographs (you need to submit the form physically in the school, if asked)
- One to two different photocopies of Residence Address Proof, which could be Rent Agreement / Telephone Bill / Electricity Bill / Bank Statement etc (Some Schools may ask for 2 different residential proof documents)
- Birth Certificate for the Age Proof of the Child
- Photocopy of ID card of the Sibling (if applicable, for studying in the same school)
- Photocopy of Medical Certificate or Immunization Chart (School’s own terms)
- Photocopy of High School or Relieving Certificate of Parent as Alumnus of School (If Alumni Applicable)
- Photocopy of transfer letter of Parents from company (Applicable mainly for government employees, as per school terms)
- Certificate from Competent Medical Officer for Disability (If Children with Special Needs)
- Any other document (as per point system or discretion of School Management)
Documents Not Required for Nursery Admission –
- No Education Degree of Parents or Marks Sheet is required (unless Parents declaring them as School Alumni).
- No Business Card or Professional Proof of Parents is required (unless Parents declaring them in Economically Weaker Section).
- No Recommendation Letter is needed.
Note: As per recent guidelines by Government, don’t pay any Donation or Capitation Fees for seeking admission in the schools. Parents can also lodge a complaint if asked for same.