March 3, 2018

Kendriya Vidyalayas - Class 1, Nursery Admissions Open!

The admission to Class I in Kendriya Vidyalayas is set to begin from Thursday and will continue till March 19, while admissions for Class II and above will be held from April 2 to 9.

While registration for Class II and above will be conducted only if vacancies exist in the respective classes, admission forms for Class XI will be available as soon as the CBSE result is declared, depending on vacancies in the KVs.

As per the guidelines, preference will be given to the wards of current and former servicemen in all KVs. An upper age limit has also been set for applicants of all classes — with 5-7 years set for students of Class I; Class X students applying for admission must be between 14 and 16 years, as per the guidelines. All ages will be counted as on March 31, though an applicant born in April 1 will also be considered.

Meanwhile, an age relaxation of 2 years has been granted to students with disabilities, should the principal deem fit.

The KVs also have reservations for SC/ST candidates in all fresh admissions. Besides this, the 25% reservation for EWS students, as mandatory under the RTE has also been earmarked. For differently-abled students another 3% of total seats has been ear marked.


January 7, 2018

CBSE vs ICSE vs IGCSE vs IB - which one is better (Answered!)

Although it is too early to talk o this topic but if you as parent are wondering which curriculum is better than the other, and looking for comparision between CBSE, ICSE, IB and IGCSE then you may want to head to this article that gives you a detailed view which is easy to understand.

Get to know the History of these boards, understand the key differences between Curriculum & Course Content, and how they run Exams and Boards operate, and even look at how the Assessments, Tests and Exams are different across these education board and lot more. 

Hope you find this article useful.

December 30, 2017

Schools do NOT care about DOE orders! Read on!! was first to report the Delhi Nursery Admissions Dates and even projected accurately that the porints critria data will be delayed as it happened last year too. This proves that schools hardly care about DOE orders and take it lightly.

Last year even after one month into admissions process many schools did not upload the data and no one complained or bothered. 

December 27, 2017

Delhi Nursery Admission 2018-19: Neighborhood gets max points....

As per the Directorate of Education, Delhi Nursery Admissions for the academic year 2018-19 would start from today, December 27. As per the official notification, the schools are to upload the nursery admission criteria on their official website by today. Parents would be allowed to check the point base criteria on the school website and apply on the website. The applications for Delhi Nursery Admissions 2018 would start from December 27, 2017, and end on January 17, 2018. Almost all the top schools in the city have listed neighborhood as the top criteria with a maximum number of points, with many schools giving 40-60 points for the proximity to the school. The second largest criteria seem to be a sibling in the school, which would help you with about 27 - 30 points.

The top criteria in the point based system include alumni, girl child, single parent. with own transport, two generation alumni apart from neighborhood and siblings. There are separate points if the child is eldest, second or third child. Also, if a child knows a 4th language and can read, write or speak, he or she would be granted additional points by Sardar Patel Vidyalaya. Delhi Public Schools would give you points if both the parents are alumni of the school while Modern Vasant Vihar is offering additional points if three or more generation alumni from the school are part of the child's family - following the trend with most of the private/ Ivy League institutions in the west. 

Not all is questionable though. Some schools have extended their points system to include additional 5 - 10 points for children with special needs and disability. Some schools have even added points for children with disabled parents. Girl Child has also gotten an extra push with many schools awarding 5 to 10 points for the girl child. Kids of the staff would also get additional points in Tagore International Schools. 

Please note that this year, in spite of the suggestion, there is no upper age limit for nursery admissions. Schools have, however, been directed to have a minimum age limit of 3, 4 and 5 for admissions to nursery, kindergarten and class1 respectively. The details of the application would be released by February 1, 2018, and the first allotment list by February 15. Please note, this year, about 7 days would be given to parents for grievance redress as opposed to the 2 days given in 2017 admissions. 

All interested in applying for nursery admissions are informed that as per the High Court ruling, parents' habits, educational qualification and ethnicity cannot be considered as criteria. The complete list of criteria which cannot be included is available online. However, minority institutions are allowed to add various criteria regarding parent's eating and drinking habits. Also note, all schools are required to conduct the allotment by means of a draw of lots which would be done in presence of the parents. The draw of lots is also mandated by DoE to be video graphed