Admissions for nursery will begin across 1600 private schools in Delhi from December 15 with the upper age limit taking effect from this year.
The last date of submitting application forms for nursery class admission for 2019-20 session is January 7, detailed schedule released by Delhi government's Directorate of Education (DoE) mentioned.
The first list of selected children will be released along with the marks on February 4 while the second list will be out on February 21. The entire nursery admission process will end on March 31.
Twenty-five per cent seats in pre-school, pre-primary and Class 1 will be reserved for economically weaker sections/disadvantaged groups (EWS/DG). The directorate has instructed all private schools to upload their criteria (with points for each criterion) for admission in open seats, on its official website by December 14.
The government has also set an upper age limit of less than four years to be eligible for nursery, less than five years for kindergarten, and less than six years for admission to Class 1.
The proposal for an upper age limit was challenged in court last year. Though a Delhi High Court order last year had allowed the imposition of the upper age limit, the DoE had decided that the order will be applicable only from 2019 academic session.
Apart from the abolished criteria, the schools have been given autonomy to come up with their own points system.