Admission Process of Karachi Grammar School

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Karachi Grammar School

Karachi Grammar School is the one of the most widely known elite school not only in Karachi but across Pakistan.
Parents whose children are going to Karachi Grammar School often boast about it or deep inside they know that their child has an edge over all the other children just because hes going to an “Elite School”

So this makes it every parents dream to send their child in to an Elite school and in Karachi, and Karachi Grammar School is the Elitist.

But many people here often think that the competition in Karachi Grammar School is literary cut throat but this is not true rather the main method of granting admissions to students is SELECTION NOT COMPETITION.

And by selection I mean the power people (their decisions affect the masses).
The school is very much interested in what do you do, your profession, what is your position in the company, are you a government officer, or a manager in the bank, what is your business? are you an influential media personality?
Its the social class of the children attending the school which elevates the schools standard.
Stake holders, directors of Government offices, bank CEO’s, influential media personality, its their children who are eligible for an elite school.

Yes Karachi Grammar School and also other elite schools already decide on whom to select mostly even before they assess your kid.

The pre interview form usually gives much information about your family background and your code of work.

Registration in Karachi Grammar School

People often claim that since there is only one day allocated to register your child and the window is open for only one hour, its a looong line and people often line up their drivers and maids from 5 in the morning.

This is a big exaggeration and its not true.

I have myself collected the appointment slip and I left home at 7:30 and got the slip very easily without even waiting in line.

Start checking the schools website from February and mostly the date for registration is announced in the beginning of March.

And two dates are specified for collecting the appointment slips

One is for Grammarians or people who already have one child in Karachi Grammar school.

And the other date is for all other applicants.

Please bear in mind that you have to take certain documents when going to collect the appointment slip.

And if even one document is missing your child will not be registered.

Documents Required at Karachi Grammar School for Registration

  • Original birth certificate (NOT a recent extract), with photocopy
  • B-Form issued by NADRA, with photocopy
  • Passport-size photograph of the child 1 copy taken in the same year
  • Family photograph of parents and child 1 copy taken in the same year
  • CNIC of both parents (copies)

Next step you will be given the appointment slip mentioned with a date and it says that the child is not needed to accompany the guardians.

Try to reach 15 minutes before the specified time on your appointment date and always carry a pen with you.

After waiting in the hallway you will be escorted to a room where many other parents will be seen filling up forms and that’s exactly what you have to do, the teachers will hand a questionnaire and the parents have to fill it up.

Its usually your basic personal info whats your work and your child’s previous academic record.

Once you submit this form you will be assigned an interview date.

Interview in Karachi Grammar School

Parents appearing for the first time in Karachi Grammar School interview appear to be very nervous and anxious.

Being granted the admission will be like a big WOW and being rejected is something like it never happened. (though the heart will be a bit sour for some time).

Some  parents go over the top when it comes to dressing for the interview trust me your Gucci bag and your designer suit will get you nothing unless you are a person of substance.

So wear simple, neat and presentable clothes.

Karachi Grammar School Interview Questions

Questions asked by the Principal to your child in front of you.

  • What’s your name?
  • Which school do you go to?
  • What do you like to play in school?
  • What do you do in class?

After this brief interview your child is escorted in another room with the teacher.

Questions Addressed to the Parents

  • Where do you work?
  • Whats your position in the job?
  • For how long have you been working with this company?
  • Whats your qualification?asked to both mother and father.
  • How old is your business?
  • Which school did you attend?
  • Can you please explain your business model in detail?
  • What are the future aspirations of your company?
  • Do you read to your child daily?
  • How many hours do you spend with your child?
  • Do you help the mother with the daily chores related to your child?
  • As a parent what is your most important duty towards your child?
  • Which is the most important quality you need to inculcate in your child?

What they ask the children is a bit of a mystery because its very hard to extract from a 3 year old all the questions.

However I was able to deduce from my child that they ask the child to draw a face, then they ask about different objects what they are, for e.g cars, trucks etc and they ask about farm animals and wild animals.

After this interview all you have to do is wait for the results on the schools website.

My observation says that the names of the selected candidates has something in common, the last names specify that these kids have a strong bureaucratic background and their parents belong to a power position in the country.

So if you are a simple man but with a good size of a pocket the chances are your child will be rejected.

Other Elite Schools in Karachi

Center of Advanced Studies

Convent of Jesus of Mary

British Overseas School

Karachi American School

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.kgs.edu.pk/

 

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14 Comments

  1. Atiya Ahmed on

    Hello, just started following your blog and its very interesting. Yes I do think children studying in KGS have an edge over children studying in various other institutions, not really in terms of intelligence, but rather in terms of having strong alumni at their backs once they enter their practical lives, and start looking for jobs, and since the school is over 150 years old one can count on the alumni occupying major positions in multinational companies and foreign banks. I still don’t see the point of making my kids go through the gruelling preparations and tuitions for the the admission test, and if they don’t get admission the process starts anew. I would rather send them to a school where they try to bring out the best in them, and alhamdulillah I’m satisfied in this regard.

      • obviously not grammar school.People usually pass cynical remarks about schools where their children were rejected…….and they have all the information about schools where their children dont go……..specially refering to the author who wrote this blog

        I think people should refrain from commenting about things they dont know….but here again im talking about educated people.

  2. As miss kanwal said regarding the parents position etc then what is this

    It is the policy of the Board that students of good academic ability should not be prevented from accessing good quality education because of lack of family finances. Accordingly, provision is made for remission of fees according to merit and need for students of Class III and older. Applications forms are available from the Principal’s office.

    • Thanks for the comment. There are nice things written in our constitution as well which is the highest book of law but unfortunately the ground realities are always different in this part of the world.

  3. Nida Naveed on

    Hi Ms Kiran. I was looking for some information about KGS so I found your blog and it is really very informative. Thanks for giving some neutral kind of views.
    Keep writing

  4. Im sorry I do not completely agree with you about the KGS admission selection criteria my kids go to grammar school neither am I a grammarian nor is my husband.During the interview they never inquired about the business details all they want to know is that you are educated, belong to decent family, what you expect from the institution and how much time do you spend with your child.These were the few basic questions, believe me there are so many kids studying there who come from educated middle class background.I think being honest as you are is the key of course they do expect the child to be able to answer and have confidence enough to interact.Anyhow this is my opinion as im talking from my experience.

  5. Assalamoalikum n greetings..hope you are doing well…. I visited your blog…n i found it intresting…. My daughter is studying in Happy Palace Grammar school…I want to ask is it a goood school or i should try for another….
    Ragards…
    Sana

  6. Hi kiran, can u tell me anything about A-level admission process n their criteria about grades in grammar school would be help ful.

  7. Hi my son is 19 months old , last year I hv moved to Pakistan, Karachi , I am Japanese and since January this year I’m trying to get registered my son in a good Montessori.
    So I went to Preeschool plus they didn’t even open the door they said your son is not eligible because he is cross the admission age our registration age is 0 to 3 months
    Then I went to Bay view thank god they let us in because that was the admission day so filled the form and submitted , then I got the interview date but unfortunately that day was my Son operation day at Agha Khan hospital so I called them and asked them to give me another date but they simply refused they are so cruel only money making schools they don’t care so pls do not go there they are not good schools

  8. Currently I am going through the same feelings. a feeling of deception as I say.
    BEING an educationist , I m lost and am trying to figure out what to do since my child didn’t get in this school. As they say the admissions were transparent .

    I am wondering what this Merit word has to do in a country like Pakistan.

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