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.
The school system in India has four levels:
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.
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.
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 Stage||5 years||Nursery, KG1, KG2, Class 1 and Class 2|
|Preparatory Stage||3 years||Class 3, Class 4 and Class 5|
|Middle Stage||3 years||Class 6, Class 7 and Class 8|
|Secondary Stage||4 years||Class 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.
You can use the below international grade comparision chart for age and grade comparision by popular countries.
|Age of Child||England & Wales||Scotland||USA||Australia||India||Thailand||Korea||Malaysia||Sweden||Japan|
|5||Year 1||P1||Kinder||Kinder||KG 2||Kinder||Kinder||Kinder||Pre-school||Kinder|
|6||Year 2||P2||Grade 1||Year 1||Grade 1||Pratom 1||Grade 1||Star. 1||Skolar 1||Grade 1|
|7||Year 3||P3||Grade 2||Year 2||Grade 2||Pratom 2||Grade 2||Star. 2||Skolar 2||Grade 2|
|8||Year 4||P4||Grade 3||Year 3||Grade 3||Pratom 3||Grade 3||Star. 3||Skolar 3||Grade 3|
|9||Year 5||P5||Grade 4||Year 4||Grade 4||Pratom 4||Grade 4||Star. 4||Skolar 4||Grade 4|
|10||Year 6||P6||Grade 5||Year 5||Grade 5||Pratom 5||Grade 5||Star. 5||Skolar 5||Grade 5|
|11||Year 7||P7||Grade 6||Year 6||Grade 6||Pratom 6||Grade 6||Star. 6||Skolar 6||Grade 6|
|12||Year 8||P8||Grade 7||Year 7||Grade 7||Matayom 1||MS 1||Form 1||Skolar 7||Lower 1|
|13||Year 9||P9||Grade 8||Year 8||Grade 8||Matayom 2||MS 2||Form 2||Skolar 8||Lower 2|
|14||Year 10||P10||Grade 9||Year 9||Grade 9||Matayom 3||MS 3||Form 3||Skolar 9||Lower 3|
|15||Year 11||P11||Grade 10||Year 10||Grade 10||Matayom 4||HS 1||Form 4||1 an||High 1|
|16||Year 12||P12||Grade 11||Year 11||Grade 11||Matayom 5||HS 2||Form 5||2 an||High 2|
|17||Year 13||P13||Grade 12||Year 12||Grade 12||Matayom 6||HS 3||Form 6||3 an||High 3|