Before the outbreak of COVID-19, this time of the year generally marked the starting of a new academic year. Young kids would go to schools for the first time, making new friends, and the older ones would get promoted to higher classes and sometimes also meet new friends. All of this is happening this year too, but only from our homes.
As schools gradually opened up for admissions in different parts of the country, parents had been flooded with queries regarding the school that they would choose for their young ones. As of now, many states have completed the online school admissions procedure of nursery schools, as Delhi did by the end of March. But Kendriya Vidyalayas are yet to release their list of admitted students seeking to get admitted in classes I to XII.
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We are all familiar with the Kendriya Vidyalayas around us. But do we have all the basic information about the largest chain of schools in India?
The first Kendriya Vidyalaya was established back in 1963. This chain of schools was then known as Central Schools as it was an effort of the Human Resource Development and the Education Ministry to make access to the right education easier for the kids that needed it.
Kendriya Vidyalas make access to education easier for the kids that constantly have to change schools because of their parents’ transferrable jobs. The Kendriya Vidyalas across the country follow the same books and follow the same curriculum, making it easier for the children to catch up even in a new school environment. Also, all Kendriya Vidyalayas are affiliated with the Central Board of Secondary Education.
As of now, India has 1247 different KV Schools situated across the country and 3 abroad.
The KV School admissions have been delayed a little this year due to the impending horrors of the pandemic. The admission process finally started on April 1 and the admission forms were released on the KV official site. The registration for online admissions to KV Schools closed on April 19, upon which the list of selected students was to be released by the schools. But as per the latest updates, the KV Schools administration has pushed it to a later date. And as of now, there has been no information as to when the list of selected candidates will be revealed.
Hence, as parents await this decision, here are some of your queries related to KV School admissions, duly answered.
The starting class for admission into Kendriya Vidyalayas is Grade I. There are no LKG and UKG classes in Kendriya Vidyalayas.
No, the process of seeking admissions is not the same for all the classes. Admission forms for admission into Grade I are available online and hence, the entire process of admission into Grade I will be online. However, for admission into Grade II and above, admission forms will have to be procured from the specific Kendriya Vidyalaya that the child is seeking admission in and the admission process will take place offline.
No, KV School admissions aren’t reserved for only the children of central government employees. Even private employees and self-employed people can apply for their kid’s admission to a Kendriya Vidyalaya.
As mentioned above, there is no limitation for filling the admission form of a Kendriya Vidyalaya. However, in case of limitation of seats, the KV School management admits students on a priority basis.
· The first priority is given to the children of central government employees.
· The second priority is given to children of Army and Ex-Army personnel.
· The third priority is given to state government employees.
· The fourth priority is given to the single girl child.
· The fifth priority is given to children of private employees and self-employed people.
For admission into grade I, the child must have completed at least 5 years of age on or before 31st March of the year when the admission is sought. The child should not exceed 7 years of age on or before 31st March of the year when the admission is sought. Accordingly, the minimum and maximum age limit for the upper classes keeps increasing by one year.
Yes, KV Schools do follow reservation criteria for admissions into Kendriya Vidyalayas.
· 25% of the seats are reserved for students of the economically weaker sections.
· 15% of the seats are reserved for students belonging to the Scheduled caste (SC).
· 7.5% of the seats are reserved for students belonging to the Scheduled Tribe (ST).
· 3% of the seats are reserved for the differently-abled students.
For admission into Grade II to X, there are no entrance exams or anything of that sort. You just need to fill the admission forms. However, as the number of students seeking admission is usually greater than the number of seats available, admissions often take place following the priority basis.
Admissions to Grade XI, and into the three different streams, take place per the marks scored by the students in Grade X.
· For admission into the Arts stream, students should have passed the 10th-grade exams,
· For admission into the Commerce stream, students must have scored at least 55%.
· For admission into the Science stream, students must have scored at least 60%.
Grade X exam results are yet to be declared. The registrations for admission into Grade XI will be open until after a week of the declaration of the Grade X results.
Feel free to contact us at Ezyschooling if some of your queries are yet unanswered.