Admissions Overview

To be admitted in the 7th standard, a boy must be over 11 years and under 12 years of age in September of the year in which he sits for the entrance test. To be admitted in the 8th standard, he must be over 12 years and under 13 years of age in September of the year in which he sits for the test.

Admissions is a two step process.
In the first step, boys write an entrance test conducted in the major metropolitan cities in India (Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai and Dehradun). Overseas candidates may take the test at their respective Indian embassies/consulates. Please click here for the current list of centres for The Doon School Entrance Examination.

The written test is held in November of every year. The test consists of five papers: English, Hindi, Mathematics, and two abstract reasoning tests (Verbal Reasoning and Non-verbal Reasoning).

Hindi is a compulsory language up to and including the 10th standard. Therefore, all boys must appear for the test in Hindi. Exemption may be granted to those candidates who have not studied Hindi in the five years prior to the entrance test. In such cases, parents should inform the school, explaining in detail why the boy had not studied Hindi in that period. They should submit supporting letters and certificates from the previous school(s).

In the second step of the admissions process, those boys who qualify in the written test are invited for a personal interview. The interviews are usually done in December, at the school and in select cities in different parts of India (Kolkata, Mumbai, and Bangalore/ Hyderabad/Chennai).

The school gives some consideration to the sons, grandsons, and brothers of Old Boys as also to brothers of boys currently in school.

The school does not admit boys after the 8th standard.
In order to sit for the entrance examination again, the candidate must meet the age requirement set out above.

The number of boys admitted every year depends on the vacancies that become available after the candidates for the ISC and ICSE have left the school.

For further details on admission, please contact the Head of Admissions, Mr. Madan Kothari. Email: . Phone no: +91-135-2526406

Admission offers are made in January and a complete set of admission documents is sent out which includes a detailed clothing list. The first year is probationary and the terms of the agreement, which are executed on stamped paper before admission is granted, must be abided by.