Delhi: Admission Start Day Preparations

Delhi: Admission Start Day Preparations


• Please avoid the first 5 days and last 7 days for going to school/ filling form on the school website since every parent would be in a rush & chances are that the school website might also crash due to high traffic. There is NO first come first served criteria. Every admission form submitted before the last date would be allocated points.

• Whenever visiting a school, carry a folder with all the documents self-attested by parents, glue stick, stapler, extra set of documents.

• Identify a notary near your place who can make all the affidavits (first child, girl child, distance from school, twins etc). The affidavit should be on a Rs. 10 stamp paper attested by a notary. Will cost you Somewhere between Rs. 60- Rs. 100.

• Apply to all the Tier-1 and Tier-2 schools in a radius of 9-10 KM. Shortlist schools after you get through. Do not shortlist NOW.



• Online Filling And Online Submission (Approx 60% of schools follow this process)

• Online Filling and Offline Submission (Approx 30% of schools)

• Offline Collection and Offline Submission (Approx 10% of schools)



Documents are essentially one of the major requirements of the Delhi School Admissions. The school has the rights to reject an application basis the authenticity of an admission document. So all the parents out there, please make sure that all your documents are up to date, have matching details and most importantly are authentic. Here are some sample documents required (General/EWS/DG Category) for Delhi School Admissions.


1. Child, Father, Mother Photo

2. Family Photo (The size of the photo can be similar or slightly bigger than a passport-sized photo. The orientation of the photo can be landscape and must have the parents and the child in the photo. In the case of twins, you can have both twins along with the parents. In the case of single parents, you can have the parent and the child in the photo).

3. Address Proof (Some schools might demand 2 address proof): Ration Card/Smart Card issued in the name of parents (Mother/Father having the name of child)/ Domicile certificate of child or of his/her parents/ Voter I-Card (EPIC) of any of the parents/ Electricity bill/MTNL telephone bill/Water bill/ Passport in the name of any of the parents or child/ Aadhaar Card/Ulfr card (Front & Back) issued in the name of any of the parents.

4. Child Birth Certificate

5. Child, Father, Mother Aadhar Card (Although it is stated as non-mandatory by the government, some schools still ask for it).

6. Child Medical Certificate & Immunization Card


• Make a visit to the photo studio and get the latest passport size photographs of the family, the child, the father, and the mother printed in bulk! This is one thing you can’t do without! Make sure to print a good number of photos of both the parents, as most schools demand them. Also, scan these passport size photographs or ask the photo studio to mail you a soft copy (For the schools with online Admission process)

• Aadhar Card of the child. Even if you don’t have it, apply for it and get a temporary enrolment slip. You must produce the updated Aadhar card at the time of admissions (After securing a seat). Note: Even though the government has made Aadhar card non-mandatory, a lot of schools still ask for it.

• Be ready with all the other mandatory documents and documents which are valid to you (Alumni, Sibling, Affidavits, Aadhar cards, Residence Proves etc.).

• All documents should have the same details e.g. Address, spelling etc.

• Photocopy sets of documents with your signatures (Attested). Do at least 20 photocopies each.



Age of the applicant is calculated as on 31 March of the admission year.


•For Nursery/Pre-School: Between 3Yrs-4Yrs

• For KG/Pre-Primary: Between 4Yrs-5Yrs

• For Class 1: Between 5Yrs-6Yrs

Old Rule: The child should be exactly between 3 years and 4 years as on 31 March of the admission year to qualify for nursery admissions.

There are few children who are born on eg 5 April 2017 (child will be less than 3 years of age as on 31 March 2020) or 25 March 2016 (child will be more than 4 years as on 31 March 2020), till last year the schools Would have rejected Such applications and would nor have accepted even a day’s difference.

As per the new rule, there is a relaxation of 30 days, both of lower and upper age limit. Parents need to drop a manual application in the school. Similarly for KG and 1st class admissions.

Note: Parents seeking age relaxation may approach the concerned school principal for seeking exemption through a manual applIcation.



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