CBSE class-wise age eligibility criteria for 2022-23

Looking for CBSE age rules? Unable to understand your child's appropriate age for admission in a CBSE private school? Learn through this article the class-wise CBSE age limit criteria along with updated rules for school admission.

Want to know the right age for admission of your child in Class 1? Do you have confusion about the correct age for KG admission in CBSE schools? The Directorate of Education (DoE) follows a strict policy for admission of students into affiliated schools. For admission to a private school in India, you need to calculate the age of your child as on 31st March of the year in which admission is sought.

The rule of age criterion helps in eliminating major differences between the age of students studying in the same class. These rules also make sure that there is the same level of brain development of all the students studying in the same standard.

CBSE Age Criteria 2022-23: Updated Rules for School Admission Age Limit

CBSE has introduced a new rule for the age limit. According to this new rule, relaxation of 30 days is provided to the child in the lower age limit as well as upper age limit. Thus, if a child who is seeking admission in Nursery class and is born on 7th April (age being less than 3 years as on 31 March) or born on 27 March (age being more than 3 years as on 31 March), then he is eligible to apply for age relaxation. To get a CBSE age relaxation of 30 days, parents of the child have to drop a manual application along with the birth certificate.

CBSE Age Limit for General Category

  • Pre- Nursery: 2-3 years (born between 1 April 2019 and 31 March 2020)
  • Nursery: 3-4 years (born between 1 April 2018 and 31 March 2019)
  • KG: 4-5 years (born between 1 April 2017 and 31 March 2018)
  • Class 1: 5-6 years (born between 1 April 2016 and 31 March 2017)
  • Class 2: 6-7 years (born between 1 April 2015 and 31 March 2016)
  • Class 3: 7-8 years (born between 1 April 2014 and 31 March 2015)
  • Class 4: 8-9 years (born between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2014)
  • Class 5: 9-10 years (born between 1 April 2012 and 31 March 2013)
  • Class 6: 10-11 years (born between 1 April 2011 and 31 March 2012)
  • Class 7: 11-12 years (born between 1 April 2010 and 31 March 2011)
  • Class 8: 12-13 years (born between 1 April 2009 and 31 March 2010)
  • Class 9: 13-14 years (born between 1 April 2008 and 31 March 2009)
  • Class 10: 14-15 years (born between 1 April 2007 and 31 March 2008)
  • Class 11: 15-16 years (born between 1 April 2006 and 31 March 2007)
  • Class 12: 16-17 years (born between 1 April 2005 and 31 March 2006)

Physically challenged and mentally challenged students get an age relaxation of 1-2 years in each class which can be further relaxed by the Principal of the school if required.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the age criteria for Kendriya Vidyalaya or Central Schools?
As Kendriya Vidyalayas (KV) are all affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education, they follow the same rules as laid by the Board.

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Author: DR.N.V. Srinivasa Rao09 Oct 2021 Member Level: Platinum   Points : 2

I think there is a typographical mistake in the calculation of the age limit for admission to pre-nursery classes. The age should be between 2 to 3 years for admission to pre-nursery as mentioned in the article. So a kid born between 1 April 2019 and 31 March 2020 should be eligible for admission. But the figures shown within brackets are different in the article. Since the figures are very important here, I am mentioning this here.

Author: Nidhi09 Oct 2021 Member Level: Gold   Points : 0

Thanks for pointing the error sir. I will fix it.

Author: Rajnish Shettigar14 Oct 2021 Member Level: Bronze   Points : 1

Hello Author,
As per the article, it states "Class 1: 5-6 years (born between 1 April 2016 and 31 March 2017)"

My son is born on 5-Jan-2017, so as per the article's info. he should be eligible for 1st standard. We reside in Pune Maharashtra and we checked a few CBSE board schools and they are saying NO for admission FY 2022-23. Could you please confirm the same and is there any document to prove the same so I can submit it during admission. Any help would be appreciable.

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