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Introduction :

Welcome to The Doon School. We are a school which specializes in all boys boarding education for pupils aged 12-18. The school is probably the only ‘All India’ school with applications from almost every state each year, as well as from Indian families overseas. Established in 1935, The Doon School is one of India’s finest schools, with a strong intellectual heartbeat. The Doon School is a full boarding school for boys only and not simply a school which welcomes boarders. The school’s beautiful seventy acre campus with a vast range of flora, fauna and bird life provide all boys with ample green space and fresh air where they are able to live and learn. It is an environment rarely offered by schools in large and small cities in India, or indeed some other countries. All boys are able to seek advice from the teaching staff, the Wellness Centre and the school counsellor living on the school campus throughout the seven day week. Boys discover that they have much more time to study and pursue their wider interests. There is no wasted time travelling to learn Sport, Art, Music, Drama and benefit from Careers Guidance as well as other necessary university and college entrance preparation.

Mission And Vision

Our mission is “To attract and develop exceptional boys and teachers from all backgrounds to serve a meritocratic India; inspire them to be just and ethical citizens; train them to be wise and principled leaders; and prepare them to enter one of the strongest alumni fraternities – for life.”
Our vision is “India’s top school joining the ranks of the world’s great schools.”

Exam Notification

Admissions Timeline-2022

  1. As the Covid-19 situation is improving the School has decided to conduct the test offline on Sunday, 9th October beginning at 9:30 a.m. (IST)
  2. A list of admission test centres has been shared with parents who have registered their sons/wards for the admission test. In case you are interested and have not registered your son yet, you may do so by visiting our website www.doonschool.com You may register your son/ward by 15th September 2022
  3. The admission test will consist of subjective as well as object type questions in the subjects mentioned above. The specimen questions with their answers in each subject will shared with the prospective parents

Age Critaria for Admission

For entry into Class VII (D Form)

The Doon School operates a strict age policy for each entry point. For entry into Class VII (D Form), a candidate needs to be over 11 years and under 12 years in September of the year he sits the examination.

For entry into Class VIII (C Form)

For entry into Class VIII (C Form) a candidate needs to be over 12 years and under 13 years in September of the year he sits the examination. Boys who did not pass the admissions test on their first attempt in Class VII are permitted to appear for the test again in Class VIII, but boys are also welcome to sit the admissions test for the first time in Class VIII itself. All boys compete on an equal basis for the places available.

Supporting Documents

  1. Evidence of competing at district, state or national level
  2. We are not looking for piles of participation certificates at school level


For Indian Residents The School Fee Is Applicable As Follows:
  • School Fee : Rs 11,20,000/- per annum
  • Admission Fee : Rs 5,00,000/- One time fee at the time of admission (Non-refundable)
  • Security Deposit : Rs 5,50,000/- One time fee at the time of admission (Refundable)
  • Incidental expenses : Rs 25,000/- per term

For NRIs/Foreign Nationals The School Fee Is Applicable As Follows:
  • For NRI’s/Overseas
  • School Fee : Rs 14,00,000/- per annum
  • Admission Fee : Rs 7,00,000/- One time fee at the time of admission (Non-refundable)
  • Security Deposit : Rs 7,00,000/- One time fee at the time of admission (Refundable)
  • Incidental expenses : Rs 25,000/- per term

You may download the Application for Registration from our website www.doonschool.com and send us the completed form along with a copy of birth certificate of your son/ward and a draft payable to the ‘Headmaster, The Doon School’ according to the registration fee schedule given below.

You may register your son any time after his birth.

Registration is completed on : (i) submission of a certified copy of the boy’s birth certificate and (ii) payment of the Registration fee, by Demand Draft according to the schedule given below:

Age Fee For Overseas Registration
Up to 3 years Rs. 12000/- $ 600 US Dollars
3 – 5 years Rs. 15000/- $ 850 US Dollars
5 – 7 years Rs. 18500/- $ 1000 US Dollars
7 – 9 years Rs. 22000/- $ 1300 US Dollars
9 – 11 years Rs. 29000/- $ 1500 US Dollars
11 – 13 years Rs. 36000/- $ 1800 US Dollars

Registration does not guarantee admission.

IR (Indian Resident) registration fee includes a charge of Rs. 1000 for the registration form.

Offline Student Registration Process – Registration Form For Admission Test 2023 And Onwards.

Step 1:
Download the application form by clicking here. Download Application Form

Step 2:
Pay the registration fee as per the fee table via Demand Draft or Cheque in favour of “The Headmaster, The Doon School”, payable at Dehradun. OR make the payment online.

Step 3:
Send the scanned copies of completed application form, birth certificate of your son and receipt of online payment by email to Ms. Archana Singh, Admissions Officer, admissions@doonschool.com.

Entry To Doon

The Doon School’s mission is to recruit India’s exceptional boys who, apart from being strong in academics, will bring character, positive attitudes and talents and interests in fields such as sport, music and cultural activities to the school. We recruit boys from every state in India, Indian nationals from the SAARC countries and Indian nationals from all other parts of the globe. It almost goes without saying that The Doon School’s first priority will be a boy’s ability to cope with our academic curriculum, as well as to contribute strongly to the wider life of our school. In addition to their academic ability and potential, the school looks for qualities in boys that show they will make the very best use of the extraordinary opportunities offered here, in and out of the classroom; and boys who will seek to make their mark in the school, with active and positive participation, and leave a legacy behind them. We want boys not only to benefit themselves from a Doon education but also to add value to the lives of the other boys. The Doon School also wishes each of its boys to be leaders in their communities, their countries and around the world.

The Doon School is very fortunate to have many applicants for both entry classes (Classes VII and VIII) every year, so we are looking for boys with the desire to stretch themselves to the limit. We hope that a boy will serve his school and realize his own potential as he prepares to go on to us to the first class university or college of his choice.

The Doon School is unusual in that new boys are admitted in only two year groups, in Class VII and Class VIII. Please note that no boy will be able to join School after Class VIII for any reason. We do this to ensure that the boys become a closely knit community by the time they pass out from Doon. Registrations open from the day a boy is born. His name may be registered then, or as late as the day before the entrance examination if he decides to sit the entrance examination at the school (or ahead of that date if he sits it at one of the school’s centers outside Dehradun in India). The school does not refund any of the registration fee to candidates who fail to show up on the day of the entrance examination.

Our entrance examination is held in October each year. The non-refundable registration fee is on a sliding scale, so it is much cheaper to register your son for the entrance examination sooner rather than later.

The school makes every effort to keep in regular communication with all of its prospective parents. However, ultimately it is the parent’s responsibility to update the school of any physical location changes or changes of telephone or email details.

Admission Tests Overview

  1. Four, one-hour long tests
  2. English, Mathematics, Reasoning & Case Studies and Science component
  3. For Hindi proficiency we assess students once they join the School and curate a learning plan accordingly
  4. We are looking for evidence of how boys think and whether they are able to articulate their thinking clearly
  5. We will give opportunities for boys to demonstrate their understanding and creativity

The process of offering a place

  1. The assessment of the first round will be based on the candidate's performance in the written tests. Successful candidates based on cut-off in the first round of our admission process will be invited for an interview/interaction
  2. The number of candidates called for the interview would be roughly twice the number of places available
  3. This cut-off may vary from year to year as the performance of the candidates varies, too

The process of offering a place

  1. As a policy we do not disclose the marks achieved in the tests
  2. Only those qualified will be called for the interviews
  3. The interview will be in the form of a group discussion
  4. Weightage is given to the different elements of the process. To reiterate, we will not be disclosing results, only the offer of a place to selected candidates
  5. You will be informed of our decision to offer a place at The Doon School a few days after completion of the admission process
  6. The School will be communicating with further instructions in due course of time

School Reports: What Counts?

  1. Schools report in all sorts of ways
  2. Evidence of student engagement in the classroom and of consistent practice and improvement
  3. Evidence of having an impact on the school community
  4. Correlation between the scores on our tests and their English, Mathematics and Science scores in their current school
  5. Co-curricular activities mentioned in the rep
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