CBSE schools in Kerala set 5 years as minimum age for admission to class 1

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Kochi: The minimum age for admission to class 1 in schools affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in Kerala would be five years this academic year.

Kerala CBSE Schools Management Association President TPM Ibrahim Khan and National Council of CBSE Schools secretary general Dr. Indira Rajan said that the schools have collectively decided to follow the common minimum age of five years. The CBSE board had instructed that the schools could follow the criterion decided by the respective state governments.

As the government of Kerala has notified five years to be the minimum age for admission to class 1 this academic year, the CBSE schools in the state too can follow this. It would be practically difficult to change the age guidelines at the last moment as admission process in most schools have been completed.

Meanwhile, the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sanghatan has already decided to implement the six-year age criterion for admission to class 1 for the academic year 2022 – 23. Indira Rajan noted that the schools that prefer to follow this guideline are free to do so. 

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