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Old 5th June 2020, 11:50   #961
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The forms given during Jan last week, as you mentioned in your previous post, were for the kids studying in Xth and joining XI in June 2020 right?
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One of my friend's son also took the same approach (integrated) and got admission to IIT last year. I see you are not in favor of integrated college approach. Any reasons why?
Yes the forms were for class XI 2020-21, so now the school has basically completed their admission procedures for the academic year without the entrance test and not mentioning any cut-off marks that were considered when selecting the candidates.
Coming to integrated PUC courses, it is basically run by institutes/tutorials as they were referred to earlier.

These guys have tied up with mostly small time PUC colleges and use their facilities/campus. Of course, now most of the classes are conducted online.
This works well for those who want to pursue engineering/medicine/IIT courses. These institutions basically prepare them for the PUC exams as well as the various entrance exams.

My personal opinion is that some of the institutes are focused more on how to crack the entrance tests rather than teach concepts to the students.

As for my daughter, she wants to pursue a course in Design/Architecture, so prefers to study at one of good/old school PUC colleges. DQ Labs is one of institutions that provide coaching for the entrance tests related to these disciplines but we're currently undecided about enrolling her there.

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Sending kids to school this year is risky. Even if one kid falls sick there will be pandemonium, countrywide. Home schooling/Baijus appears the best solution for now.
At this point do we know or can we be confident that it won't be risky next year ? We're dealing with a new unknown and lots of uncertainty, we just need to live with this in the new normal and take abundant precautions going forward not just this year but for several years probably.
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Contrary to my apprehensions, National Public School is indeed conducting the entrance test for Class XI 2020-21, albeit in Online format for the very first time this year!

It is scheduled for Sunday June 7 2020 and today (June 6) is the last date for Pre-registration to confirm. The email in this regard was sent on 5 June, so they're moving pretty quickly on the admissions front.

*Of course one needs to have submitted the application form back in October 2019

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I have a slightly different question. June 2020 my kid should have been in LKG (Age: 3.6 yrs) but we are thinking to Home School him given the COVID situation for this year.

If we proceed on these lines, how easy/difficult would it be to get him an admission for June 2021 for UKG?

I believe the process of admissions for UKG for June 2021 also would be starting sometime around now as soon as COVID settles - is that right?

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Did you get an admission at 3.6 for lkg? My kid is sep born and missed cut offs at many schools.

Most schools don't have a separate admission process for UKG. Generally based on vacancies and have to approach the school directly. Shouldn't be very difficult though.
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I have a slightly different question. June 2020 my kid should have been in LKG (Age: 3.6 yrs) but we are thinking to Home School him given the COVID situation for this year.

If we proceed on these lines, how easy/difficult would it be to get him an admission for June 2021 for UKG?
LKG & UKG are actually pre-school years So:

Theoretical answer : should not be a big deal to get him admitted next year or another year later to class 1

Practical answer: some schools will not be forthcoming with admissions next year for UKG or if you try a year later to class 1 and they will (try their best to) use this situation to their advantage and try to make you feel desperate since you made the mistake of not admitting the child in LKG. When you show more keeness in getting the admission, they will collect the fees and then it will seem like a win-win situation. Sadly, this is how most schools in India work

Also, your child needs to be 5 years 10 months old as of June 1 when joining Class 1. If possible, I would suggest delaying the child's admission by a year, it will only help the child more in terms of mental growth. My nephew is a November born who joined school a tad late and it helped immensely by the time he took the class X board exams

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Also, check Legacy School Bangalore. I studied there for 3 years and absolutely loved it!
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Did you get an admission at 3.6 for lkg? My kid is sep born and missed cut offs at many schools.

Most schools don't have a separate admission process for UKG. Generally based on vacancies and have to approach the school directly. Shouldn't be very difficult though.
Not yet - we were sending him to Montessori at Pearls & Petals before the LockDown. But I think your point will impact my son as well as he is mid-Dec 2016 born.
So does it mean we have to actually attempt at getting him into LKG next year ?


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Also, your child needs to be 5 years 10 months old as of June 1 when joining Class 1. If possible, I would suggest delaying the child's admission by a year, it will only help the child more in terms of mental growth. My nephew is a November born who joined school a tad late and it helped immensely by the time he took the class X board exams
Thanks - he is Dec 2016 born, so I guess we have to plan for LKG next June which should possibly make things easier then.
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