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  • CBSE age criteria for 1st class

    Looking out for school admissions? Want to know the age limit for taking admission in standard 1? Find responses from experts here for all your queries and decide when to take admission in first standard.

    My son is born on 14-10-2014 and we are planning to take admission for 1st standard of academic year 2020-21 as currently he is studying UKG.
    Is there any problem with his age for 1st standard admission.
    Please help and explain me in details.

    I searched but still not clear.
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  • According to earlier RTE rules of 2014-15, age limit for admission in Junior KG (LKG) Class should be between 3.5 and 4.5 years and for Class I should be between 5.5 and 6.5 years. But after RTE guidelines of 2016-17, a child must have completed 3 years and 10 months for admission in LKG class and 5 years and 10 months for Class I as on 01.06.2016.

    A child going to take admission in Class I must have completed 5 years 10 months as on or before June 1 of the year. In your case your son will be completing 5 years 7 months 18 days on 01 June 2020. And if a child is found smaller than the required age limit, he should be admitted to the lower class i.e. Upper KG (UKG), since upper limit can be given leverage, not the lower limit.

    His age will be 2 months and 12 days less on 01 June from required age. I think he will not be eligible for admission in class I as per CBSE norms. So there will be an option of repeating UKG. Next year when you put him in 1st Standard his grasping power will also very high as compared to this year.

  • In CBSE schools the criterion for admission to class 1 is that the student should be completing 5 years as on 1st March of the respective year. As your son is born on 14.10.2014, he will be following short by a few months by that time. So, I am afraid they will refuse to give him admission in class 1.

    Now a days parents are taking care in admitting their children in LKG only when the child has attained 3-1/2 years age so that the problem at the time of admission to class 1 can be mitigated. The kids who are less than that say 2 to 3 years can be kept in pre-KG schools and should be admitted to LKG only after they attain the correct age of 3-1/2 years. Many educational committees, based on suggestions of child psychologists, have recommended this for protecting the children from early academic load.

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  • Earlier, the age limit for admission to LKG is 3 years 6 months as on 1st June of that year. For UKG it is 4 years 6 months and for 1st class it is 5 years 6 months. But from the ye 2016-17, it is revised as 3 years 10 months, 4 years 10 moths and 5 years 10 months as 1st June of the year in which the candidate wants to get admitted.

    As 1st June this year your son will be completing 5 years 7 months and 18 days as on June 2020. So he may be under aged by 2 months 12 days. So many schools may object for his admission to 1st class. But under special condition some schools may take permission from CBSE for exemption up to 4 months. That purely depends on the schools and the Board. The school has to recommend and the board has to approve. So start working in that direction from now on words and talk to the school management and try to correspond with CBSE.

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  • As per the chart in context to age criteria issued by the CBSE for their school admission, a child is eligible for admission in class 1 if child has reached up to the minimum age of five on the 31st March of the year in which the admission is sought and the maximum of seven years of age on the 31st March of the same year.

    This could have an impact on the state level as well because as per the directives of Karnataka government, the minimum age limit has been reduced to 5.5 years from earlier of 5.10 years. While in Maharashtra now it is 5.8 years.

    However, this can often be negotiable as the admission also depends upon some preliminary exams as I also faced this in order to get admission in 1st standard.

    You haven't specified the location and therefore and if you could provide us some more details regarding the same so that we can do some more research on this topic.

  • Prior to 2016 - 17, the criteria for admission in CBSE pattern for LKG, UKG and Class 1 was 3.5 years, 4.5 years and 5.5 years respectively as on 1 st June of the same year.
    However, this has been revised upward with the increase of four months as on 1 st June from 2017 and onwards.
    While computing the age of your son on 1st June 2020, he will be 5 years 7 months and 18 days where as he should have been 5 years 10 months on the said date. Though the shortfall is very narrow and the same can be compensated with the fresh circular if floated by the CBSE Board.
    In this context, you may meet the principal of the school to fix your doubt relating to his age.
    Of course, the intake of students in respect of age varies from school to school. Hence get your doubt clarified by him. Prepare your son for the written and oral test to be conducted by the Admission - commitee.

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