Admission is a two-step process. Admission is granted on the basis of an entrance examination conducted by the school. Overseas students may be granted admission based on evidence of exceptional academic performance in their previous school. Meritorious students from good Indian Schools having a good academic record may be granted direct admission provided they furnish the last two years’ certified mark sheets from their present schools.
It is desirable that all admission formalities be completed well before the end of March. However limited vacancies may exist in the middle of the academic year. Information on midyear vacancies may be obtained by e-mailing the schools Admissions Coordinator. However it is best to apply early.
In the first step, students write an Aptitude/Proficiency Assessment Test conducted at the school campus. This test is normally held in the month of February for Day-Scholars and for Boarders it is held in November/December of the year preceding that in which admission is sought. The dates on which these entrance examinations will be conducted are communicated well in advance by the school admissions office to the parents of children seeking admission.
The Aptitude/Proficiency Assessment Test consists of four one hour papers in English, Hindi, Mathematics, and General Knowledge and is administered over a four and a half hour stretch on one days (with a half hour break after two papers).
Since Hindi is a compulsory language up to Class X, all students must appear for the Test in Hindi. Exemption for appearing in Hindi will be given to those students whose mother tongue is not Hindi and who came from non-Hindi speaking States or who are residents abroad and have not studied Hindi over the past 5 years. In such cases, parents should inform the school office giving reasons in detail, with letters/certificates from their previous school. Such students will be given special instruction to come up to the level of Hindi after they are admitted.
After the Written Test is evaluated, an Admission Committee consisting of the Principal, Vice Principal, Senior Master, Dean of Studies scrutinize the results and decide on a qualifying mark for inviting students to come to School for an interview.
In the second step of the admissions process, those students who qualify in the written test are invited for a personal interview. Offers of admission are given on the basis of the results of these Assessments and depend on the number of vacancies in each class. The merit of the students is the sole criterion of selection.
Regular absence without leave or unexplained absence for more than six consecutive working days or non-payment of school fee renders the student liable to his/her name being struck off from the school rolls. Re – admission may be granted only on the payment of fresh admission fee at the discretion of Principal.
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF ADMISSION
The following documents are required as a part of the Admissions procedure for every student applying for admission:
Original Birth Certificate:
The original birth certificate must be brought to the School at the time of admission. This is returned after verification. Misrepresentation or falsification of date of birth will result in cancellation of admission forthwith. In case of Pre Primary Wing Admissions, only this document is required.
Transfer Certificate, Character Certificate:
A valid Transfer Certificate from the School last attended, issued by the Principal immediately prior to the student joining Maa Anandmayee Memorial School, Raiwala attested by the District Education Officer (DEO) as well as a Character Certificate, are essential requirements and must be submitted on the day that the child joins School. In addition, the student is required to present the last Report Card indicating promotion to the next class, as well as proof of attendance for the previous year. Until the Transfer Certificate and other documents are received by MAMS, the child’s admission is considered as provisional.
All new entrants are required to produce a medical certificate certifying that they are free from any contagious or infectious disease and are otherwise physically fit to be admitted to the school. The parents must give an undertaking in writing to this effect. If the child is found medically unfit, the admission stands cancelled and the child is sent home.
Three recent passport size photographs are required to be submitted by each new student.
This is required for admission to Class XI in the case of students from Boards other than the CISCE.
In the case of overseas applicants an offer of admission is made on the basis of the previous academic performance of the child. Parents of overseas applicants must provide documentary and duly attested evidence to the school that the child has obtained the desired level of academic excellence. The school requires details of the academic record of the student, current mark sheets and a letter of recommendation from a teacher. The admissions committee of the school will subsequently offer admission to students who fulfill the stringent admission criteria of the school. Once the offer of admission has been made, foreign nationals would need to contact their local Indian Embassy/Consulate along with the letter of admission to obtain a student visa which is essential for studying in India.
For admission to Class XI, there is no mark-up since this depends on the Board examination results.
“The Information given above, outlining various procedures, aims, objectives and facilities of the School, are not a detailed document of rules and regulations etc. Maa Anandmayee Memorial School, Raiwala reserves the right to delete/alter/revise/change the contents at any time without giving any prior notice. For any dispute or claim, of whatsoever nature against the School Trust, any of its employees, or office bearers, the Haridwar/Rishikesh courts alone will have jurisdiction.”