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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Normal Age Of Admission in Class I & onwards for current year 2012

Government of West Bengal
School Education Directorate
Bikash Bhawan, Salt Lake, Kolkata- 700 091

No.                                                                                                      Dated:


In continuation of the circular issued by Director of School Education, West Bengal vide No. 1012-SC/Apt dated 23.11.2011 I am directed to state that although normal age of admission in class-I during the current academic years 5+ years as on 01.01.2012 but it appears that some confusion have cropped up during admission of some children seeking for admission in class-V who have not attained the minimum age of 9 years. It is learnt that previously the minimum age for admission in class-I was fixed as 4 years 9 months (+) after which the academic session was brought forward from May to January in phased manner. Some of the students during the said period were admitted at the age of 4 years 9 months (+) in class-I and as such they would not attain the minimum age as per present stipulation.

I am now directed to say that such students should be allowed to be admitted in proper classes in relaxation of their age 3 months and under no circumstances they should be debarred from admission. The minimum age for admission from class-II to class-VIII as on 1.1.2012 may be as follows for the academic session, 2012 in case of such students.

ClassII –  5 years 9 months (+)                       ClassVI – 9 years 9 months (+)
ClassIII – 6 years 9 months (+)                      ClassVII – 10 years 9 months (+)
ClassIV – 7 years 9 months (+)                      ClassVIII – 11 years 9 months (+)
Class V –  8 years 9 months (+)

This may be circulated to all concerned.

Director of School Education
West Bengal

Memo: No: 66/(80)SC/S/ Kolkata, the 10/1/2012     

Copy forwarded for information & necessary action to:-
1.            District Inspector of School (SE),
2.            District Inspector of Schools (PE)
3.            Headmaster / Headmistress,

for Director of School Education
West Bengal