age limit has been fixed for entry level classes by the directorate of
education, Delhi. There was always a debate on the upper-age limit but the
minimum age was fixed in 2007. Separate limits have been imposed for
differently-abled children and even further relaxation have been permitted for
mentally challenged ones by the DoE, a departure from their usual practice.
distribution systems are likely to be altered due to this as according to this
nursery admissions are conducted.
nursery classes, the upper-age limit will be less than four years as on 31st
March of the year in which admission is sought. For KG (pre-primary) classes,
it is five years and for Class I, six years. This was contained by the order
issued on December 18. According to principal of Ahlcon International School,
Mayur Vihar and chairperson, National Progressive Schools Conference, Ashok
Pandey, it's a thoughtful move. He said that due to difference between ages of
children from two months to two years were creating issues with the cognitive
and social development of students."
physically-challenged kids, the age limit is five years for pre-school, six
years for pre-primary and seven for class I. Pandey agrees of these different
rules for differently abled children. He further says that for the mentally
challenged, it is less than five years as on 31st March which can be further
Vohra of admissionsnursery.com said that to select mature and toilet-trained
kids many school were giving points on age. Parents may be disheartened who
couldn't secure seats last year. There need to be admission rules and vacancies
to be announced in KG as well.