private schools in Delhi will begin on Thursday. As per the official announcement, the admission registration will start from November 23 and the last date for applications is December 15. Most schools will conduct the registration process online, and the first list of selected candidates will be released on January 12, 2024.
For 25% of seats in each private school, allocated for economically weaker section/disadvantaged category, the admissions will be conducted online by the Directorate of Education.
The admission process follows a point system, where each criterion is assigned a specific number of marks. However, the definition of each criterion may vary from school to school.
Neighbourhood is an important criterion, with different schools assigning varying points. For example, Amity International School allocates 30 points for neighbourhood, while The Indian School assigns 60 points.
Delhi Public School, Mathura Road divides it into two stages — 70 points for those living within 10km and 60 points for those within 10-12km. The distance calculation will be automatically done by Google Maps, which is linked to the registration form.
Other common criteria include siblings and alumni, with points ranging from 10 to 30 in different schools. Some schools also consider factors such as firstborn, girl child, and single parent, and allocate points accordingly.
MM Public School, Pitampura assigns 50 points for neighbourhood, 20 points for a girl child, 10 points for siblings studying in the school, 10 points for the firstborn, and 10 points for alumni parent. Amity International School also includes 20 points for staff ward, in addition to the neighbourhood, sibling, and alumni criteria.
A few schools, like Bal Bharati