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How to prepare your child for an interview in a private school in India?

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Searching for the tips to crack a school interview? The interviewer may ask several questions, simple as well as complex, at the time of the school admission interview. Primary school interview questions are simple and can be answered easily by a toddler at the time of nursery admission or KG admission. On the contrary, students seeking admission in a higher class in a reputed school or a CBSE, CISCE, IB, or IGCSE board can be asked tough questions. Whether your ward is going to attend a school interview at the primary, secondary, or senior secondary level, he/she should be prepared well beforehand. Agra Schools has summarized a list of sample questions asked in a school interview for different classes.

Nursery Admission Interview Questions

  • What is your name?
  • What are your mom’s name/ papa’s name?
  • When your birthday is? How old are you?
  • Which color/ shape is this? (while showing an object) What is the color of an apple?
  • Which alphabet/ number is this?
  • What is the phonetic sound of this alphabet?
  • Which cartoon do you see?
  • What animal/ bird is this?
  • Please recite your favorite poem?
  • What do you do with your eyes/ ears/ nose?
  • C’mon. Give me a high-five. (To check his/ her confidence level)

School Admission Sample Questions for Secondary and Sr. Sec. Classes

  • Tell me something about yourself.
  • Why did you left your previous school?
  • Why did you apply to this school?
  • What are your strengths?
  • What are your weaknesses/shortcomings?
  • What subject do you love studying? Why?
  • What subject do you want to quit and Why?
  • What are your hobbies? How do you spend your free time?
  • How do you spend your summer vacations?
  • What is the biggest accomplishment in your life?
  • Do you read books? Which is your favorite book? Who is your favorite author?
  • What are your favorite co-curricular/ extracurricular activities?
  • What is the biggest challenge of your life? Why?
  • How do you deal with criticism or conflicts?
  • Tell me something about your family/ personal life.
  • Do you recommend any modifications in education system?
  • Why should we admit you in our school? How will you contribute to our school?
  • How will you help someone in your class/ school? (To check moral and ethical values).
  • How would you react if someone in the class asks to copy your project or assignment?
  • What can your teachers expect from you?
  • Do you want to ask us anything?

Boarding School Admission Interview Questions

In addition to the interview questions mentioned above, you should be prepared for the following questions if you are seeking admission to a boarding school.

  • Why are you willing to pursue a boarding school? Why do you want to switch to a boarding school?
  • Are you aware of the rules and regulations of a boarding school?

Additional tips to make a good impression at a school interview

  • Greet the interviewer(s) in an appropriate manner.
  • Dress appropriately.
  • Keep a smile on your face.
  • Behave confidently.
  • Reach at time. Don’t be late.
  • Flaunt with your communication skills and social skills.
  • Keep your posture erect.
  • Maintain eye contact.
  • Don’t use strong perfume or pungent grooming products.
  • Be genuine and polite. Answer truthfully.
  • Stay attentive.
  • Use phrase like ‘Thank you’, ‘Have a good day’, or ‘Nice to meet you’ as a matter of courtesy before leaving the room.


Do you think that you will be unable to answer any of these questions? Post your queries in the comment section below and let us know if you need any assistance from our end.


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