School Age Calculator India

Want to check your child's eligibility for admission to the entry classes in India. Select state/province of India and date of birth below to find out school admission age for your child to begin kindergarten/Preschool and primary school.

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Education System in India

An Overview

The school system in India has four levels:

  • Primary – Class 1 to Class 5 – Age 6 to 10
  • Middle School – Class 6 to Class 8 – Age 11 and 12
  • Secondary school – Class 9 to Class 10 – Age 13 to 15
  • Senior secondary school – Class 11 to Class 12 – Ages 17 and 18

The age of entry is different in each state in some states minimum age to enter class 1 is 5 years while in some other states its 6 years. The school years in India commonly March or April however some areas the school year starts as late as June/July.

Age Criteria for Admission

All states and UTs in India have been directed by the center to align their Class I admission age with guidelines of National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, to age six plus years, to bring about uniformity throughout the country.

What is National Education Policy (NEP) 2020?

Under the NEP 2020 5+3+3+4 education system, students will spend 5 years in the foundational stage, following 3 years under the preparatory stage, 3 years of learning in the middle stage, and finally 4 years in the secondary stage

Foundational Stage5 yearsNursery, KG1, KG2, Class 1 and Class 2
Preparatory Stage3 yearsClass 3, Class 4 and Class 5
Middle Stage3 yearsClass 6, Class 7 and Class 8
Secondary Stage4 yearsClass 9, Class 10, Class 11 and Class 12

All states and UTs in India have been directed by the center to align the age for admission and curriculum as per this structure.

Grade/Class Age Equivalent Chart by Country

You can use the below international grade comparision chart for age and grade comparision by popular countries.

Age of ChildEngland & WalesScotlandUSAAustraliaIndiaThailandKoreaMalaysiaSwedenJapanSpain
3NurseryPlaygroupPre-schoolPre-schoolNurseryEarly ChildhoodKinderPlaygroupPre-schoolNursery1º Educación infantil
4ReceptionNurseryPre-schoolPre-schoolKG 1KinderKinderKinderPre-schoolPre-Kinder2º Educación infantil
5Year 1P1KinderKinderKG 2KinderKinderKinderPre-schoolKinder3º Educación infantil
6Year 2P2Grade 1Year 1Grade 1Pratom 1Grade 1Star. 1Skolar 1Grade 11º Primaria
7Year 3P3Grade 2Year 2Grade 2Pratom 2Grade 2Star. 2Skolar 2Grade 2 2º Primaria
8Year 4P4Grade 3Year 3Grade 3Pratom 3Grade 3Star. 3Skolar 3Grade 3 3º Primaria
9Year 5P5Grade 4Year 4Grade 4Pratom 4Grade 4Star. 4Skolar 4Grade 4 4º Primaria
10Year 6P6Grade 5Year 5Grade 5Pratom 5Grade 5Star. 5Skolar 5Grade 5 5º Primaria
11Year 7P7Grade 6Year 6Grade 6Pratom 6Grade 6Star. 6Skolar 6Grade 6 6º Primaria
12Year 8P8Grade 7Year 7Grade 7Matayom 1MS 1Form 1Skolar 7Lower 1 1º ESO
13Year 9P9Grade 8Year 8Grade 8Matayom 2MS 2Form 2Skolar 8Lower 22º ESO
14Year 10P10Grade 9Year 9Grade 9Matayom 3MS 3Form 3Skolar 9Lower 33º ESO
15Year 11P11Grade 10Year 10Grade 10Matayom 4HS 1Form 41 anHigh 14º ESO
16Year 12P12Grade 11Year 11Grade 11Matayom 5HS 2Form 52 anHigh 21º Bachillerato
17Year 13P13Grade 12Year 12Grade 12Matayom 6HS 3Form 63 anHigh 32º Bachillerato

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