Delhi Nursery Admission 2019: Dates, Forms, Age, Criteria

While the Directorate of Education (DoE), Delhi has directed schools to forgo 62 discriminatory criteria. ‘Parents, who have more than two children including whose admission is sought, need not apply,’ reads one of the criteria for nursery and pre-primary admission in the school. For pre-primary, kids must 4+ years as on 31 March 2019 and for nursery admission, the child must be 3+ years.

Delhi Nursery Admission 2019 Important Dates

As per the directions of the honourable high court in a lot of cases, the revised admission schedule for the academic year 2019-20 is:



Uploading details of schools January 2019
Taking a suggestion from schools regarding residential area January 2019
Filling online application online January 2019
Last date of submission of online application by the EWS/DG category applicants February 2019
The date of first computerised draw of lots March 2019
Date of draw March 2019

Application Form for Delhi Nursery Admission 2019

The application form for the nursery class admission will be available till January 2019 in each school. The last date to apply for the same is in February 2019.

Queries related to Admission

General Category:

  • Minimum number of seats available in a school
  • The number of seats at the entry level classes shall not be less than the highest number of seats in the respective entry class in the last 03 academic years.

Charges for admission registration: An amount of Rs. 25/- is charged for the registration of admission. It is not refundable.

Minimum or maximum Age Limit

The minimum age required for the admission is 3, 4 & 5 years by 31 March 2019, for pre-school, pre-primary and class I. There is no maximum age limit which has been set by the Government.

Distribution of seats made in a private school

  • 25% of EWS and DG Category students.
  • 5% seats as Staff Quota.
  • 5% seats as girls’ quota for co-ed schools. It shall be filled through draw of lots out of all registered girl applicants. Unfilled seats will be spilt over to open seats.
  • The remaining seats will be under open quota.


Can schools display the list of selected children for admission on dates of their discretion?

The school has to display its first and second list on different dates. Subsequent dates will be displayed. These dates will be common for all the schools in Delhi.

 EWS/DG Category:

Who belongs to EWS category?

Any child belonging to such parent or guardian whose annual family income is less than one lakh rupees from all sources comes under the category of EWS.

Who belongs to DISADVANTAGED GROUP category?

A child who belongs to:

  • Schedule Caste
  • Schedule Tribe
  • Non-creamy layer
  • Orphans as defined in Juvenile Justice Act
  • Suffering from disability and with special needs

How will the admission be done in EWS & DG category?

  • The registration forms will be available at school which will be free of cost.
  • Admission for vacant seats will be held as per the schedule of admission.
  • When the admission process is over, each school has to go send the details of vacant seats to the online module available on the Directorates’ website.
  • Then, it has to be sent to the Chairman of the D.A.M.C.
  • After that, the Chairman shall take further necessary steps to fill the vacant seats as per the directions contained in the sub-clause.

What are the documents required for seats under EWS & DG category?

  • AAY Ration card (Pink coloured) or BPL Ration card(Yellow coloured) or Income Certificate issued by a Revenue Officer.
  • A self-declaration of annual income on affidavit shall be submitted every year to have the benefit.
  • But, no student can be debarred or expelled from the school for not submitting such documents.
  • For the DG-category, a proof of residence is required.
  • And a certificate issued by the Revenue Officer or any other competent authority. The certificate can be in the name of the child or his/her parents.

What are the documents required for proof of residence?

  • Ration card in the name of parents
  • Voter I- card of any of the parents
  • Aadhar card issued in the name of parents
  • Passport/Electricity bill/water bill/telephone bill in the name of parents


No. School should accept forms under EWS & DG category without any barrier which includes the distance of residence of the student too.

Point System:

It means a system for distributing or allocating resources or for ranking candidates on the basis of points allocated or accumulated. It is based on the following fixed parameters:

  • Neighbourhood up to 8 km – 70 points
  • Sibling studying in school – 20 points
  • Parent Alumni of School – 05 points
  • Inter-state transfer case – 05 points

Neighbourhood (For open seats):

All the applicants within 08 km will be considered in one slab only and given 70 points.

What is the concept of the neighbourhood?

It is one of the most important criteria when it comes to admission.

  • It has been assigned 70 points
  • It has been limited to the 8km distance by road
  • All the applicants within 8km will be considered for admission.
  • If a number of applicants are in excess then, the draw of lots will be made.
  • If applicants are less in number then, the seats will be decided through a draw of lots from applicants residing beyond 8km.

Sibling Category

Who will get benefit under sibling criteria?

A child whose sister or brother, is studying in the same school, will get the benefit under sibling criteria. Cousin will not be considered under those criteria.

Will Twins be considered under sibling category?

Yes, one of the twins will be considered under this category.

Is the benefit of sibling category is available to more than 2 siblings?

Yes, because it will be convenient for parents in terms of timings/transportation etc.

Parent Alumni Category

The school will decide on its own level the criteria for admission under ‘Parent Alumni Category’.

Interstate Transfer Category

The interstate transfer scores are not limited to Government Sector alone. So, the school shall make sure that proper modalities for considering transfers in private sector worked out at their own level.

Open Quota

Can a disabled child apply under open quota seats?

Yes, the candidate will be considered under open quota seats and the benefit of the free ship will not be applicable to the candidate.

Under what cases draw of lots will be made?

  • When there is an excess number of applications with the same scores.
  • When the there number of vacant or unfilled seats.

Management Quota

Is there any management quota in unaided recognized school?

There shall be no management quota in admission in any private unaided recognised school of Delhi.

Minority Schools

What are the admission criteria specific to Minority Schools?

  • 5% staff quota and 5% girls quota are applicable to minority schools.
  • 25% EWS and DG quota are not mandatory to minority schools.

Payment or Refund of Fee:

  • The school can collect tuition fee from the parents only on monthly basis.
  • If the admission is cancelled subsequently due to non- submission of the original document by the due date or if the information submitted at the time of registration is found wrong, then the entire fee except the registration fee, charges shall be refundable.


Parents need to submit only self-attested certificates/documents at the time of submission of application. The school cannot force for submission of attested copies. School can ask for production of original documents for verification at the final stage of submission of admission.

The school may cancel the admission of the candidate if the information on documents is found wrong.

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