As we know that we have many boards in our country for education and the most common are the State, CBSE and the ISCE. Every board has their own age criteria and I would like to put in board wise for more clerification.
State Board: When we talk about state board, every state has their norms and we need to follow as per the residing state. As you are talking about Pune - Maharashtra, the Maharashtra state government has fixed the age criteria for the academic year 2020-2021 as follows and the cut-off date is taken as 30th September 2020.
As per the Right to Education (RTE) Act and Education department director Dattatray Jagtap he has asked every board and schools to follow a uniform cut-off date of i.e. September 30 for admission process.
As per the request, the minimum age for admission to Ist Std. is 6 years. If one follow the below criteria, their children or ward will be in the correct age and in the correct class or standard.
3 years - Nursery, 4 years - Jr Kg, 5 years - Sr Kg and 6 years - 1st Standard.
CBSE Board: As per the rules framed by The Central Board Of Secondary Education (CBSE), The cut-off date for the admission to any class is taken as 31st March. Now according to their admissions rules, a child should have completed the minimum age requirement of 5 years or the maximum age of 7 years inorder to secure admissions into class 1 in CBSE board school.
ISCE Board: The Indian School Certificate Examinations (ISCE) has the cut-off date 1st June for the admission. For admitting a child to Class 1, he/she should have completed 5 years and 8 months as of the cut-off date. As per the given DOB of your son, he completes 5 yrs, 7 months and 11days only as of 31st May 2020 which falls short as per the ISCE admission rules, thus the ISCE board school has declined his admission for Class 1.
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