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Procedure for the Academic Year 2021
- An Admission Form to be obtained from the School Office.
- Postal address: Headmaster Bishop Cotton School Shimla 171002. H P
Charges – Rs. 1500/- to be paid through DD in favour of “The Headmaster, Bishop Cotton School” payable at Shimla/RTGS in the following bank accounts.
A/C NAME- HEADMASTER, BISHOP COTTON SCHOOL
CURRENT A/C NO- 19710200000001
BANK- UCO BANK, BCS, SHIMLA H.P.
A/C NAME- BISHOP COTTON SCHOOL
BANK- HDFC BANK, NEW SHIMLA
CURRENT A/C NO- 50200039445899
- Admission Form to be filled and returned to the School Office along with a payment of Rs. 10,000/- towards registration charges.
- Once registration formalities are completed, you will receive a formal call letter for the Entrance Test/Interview with the Director.
- Entrance Test/Interview Schedule (tbc)
All registered candidates are expected to participate in the entrance procedure. The offer of a place is dependent on a merit rating and places being available. The merit rating includes points from the Student Information Form which the parents are expected to complete. In this way the school tries to balance the emphasis on students entering school between pure academic capability and perceived potential.
Our academic session begins from 1st March and ends on 30th November.
The usual entry points are Classes III to V. Candidates may apply for places in Classes VI-IX, but these are always limited in availability. Places will be awarded subject to candidates reaching the pass mark in each subject and thereafter based on strict merit rating order and subject to availability. If places are not immediately available any candidates of the requisite merit rating will be placed on a waiting list in strict merit rating order.
Parents applying for admission in March will need to prepare their child for an entrance test for in the preceding September. If, for example, a child is seeking admission to class V, then he has to prepare for the examinations using the frame of reference for admission into class V.
The test will comprise half hour written tests in English, Hindi, Mathematics and General Awareness. There will also be a reading assessment and a verbal and non-verbal assessment to see if your child is prepared to cope with life in a residential school. There is no syllabus for the test, neither are sample question papers available. At the time of registration, a FRAME OF REFERENCE for the class concerned is forwarded to applicants and the entrance test is based on this.
Normally the entrance tests are conducted over the first weekend of September at Shimla and second week end of September at Delhi and other test centres (tbc).
The reporting time for the test is usually 9:00 a.m. It would be best if you reach Shimla/Delhi/Other centres at least the day before so that candidates will have a chance to acclimatize.