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Admission Criteria

Daanish School is committed to ensure admission in the School on purely merit-based within a particular category or sub-category as mentioned in the Daanish Act 2010..

The School shall admit a batch of 110 students, ten percent seats be filled with students  who shall pay the fee and other expenses, as may be determined by the authority and remaining seats of 99 students be filled with the most deprived and marginalized students, whose total combined gross income of  the household of the student does not exceed fifteen thousand rupees per month(this was Rs.15000/ initially), or any other amount as may be notified by the Authority and the student, in order of precedence, falls in either of the following sub-categories:

  • he is orphan having lost both of his parents and having no guardian or being taken care of by an elder sibling or a member of extended family;
  • he is orphan and living with his mother;
  • his both parents are illiterate, the parents do not own any immovable property and either of them is disabled;
  • he has been a school dropout and his both parents are illiterate and the parents do not own any immovable property;
  • his both parents are illiterate, the parents do not own any immovable property and do not have any fixed job or source of income;
  • he is not resident of a town, tehsil or district headquarters and any of his parent is a semi-skilled or unskilled menial village worker, and the parents do not own any immovable property and are illiterate; and
  • he is resident of a town, tehsil or district headquarters and his household resides in a katcha house.

The Daanish School may admit a student whose parent is an employee of the School.

Likewise, seeing the success of the venture, the Provincial Governments approached and 2 seats for boys and girls in each of the 14 campuses were reserved as a provincial quota with FATA (especially South and North Waziristan and Baluchistan getting 2 extra seats for students in Attock and Rajanpur respectively.

The Academic Wing would make the tests for the written test which would be checked under strict controlled settings, to eliminate any bias. Once the lists are made the Head office sends the lists for antecedent verification.

The antecedent verification will determine the verification of the student’s application and category status. It shall be carried out by the local Government once the schools send them the complete data. The selection and merit is made in the Head office.

The Authority may, for reasons to be recorded in writing, alter or set aside a decision of the antecedent verification committee if it finds that the decision is not based on the criteria for admission.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Be a student of Grade-V
  • Passed exams of Class V either PEC or any other
  • 10-12 years for boys
  • 10-13 years for girls
  • Must fall below the approved maximum income bracket
  • Must fall in one of the deserving categories
  • Should clear the written test.
  • Clear antecedent verification
  • Clear the Medical test
  • Be among the first 87 or 100 students on merit.

Initiation of Admission Process:

An advertisement is given in the two national and one local newspapers in October of each year which specifies the selection criteria, time, place and all other conditions and the admission process is started and follows the given sequences of steps. Admission forms are available at Daanish Schools and website. They can be downloaded or can be obtained from the schools. The admissions form must be deposited into the respective Daanish Schools along with the following attested documents: 

  •  Four passport size photographs
  •  Result of Punjab Education Commission Examination or final result of class 5th
  •  Photocopy of father’s ID card
  •  Birth certificate B Form

Short Listing Students On The Basis Of Admission Form:

Call letters for the written test are issued, indicating:

  •  Detail about the subject to be tested
  • Marks distribution
  • Reference books
  • Test conduction venue
  • Test conduction time
  • Things required to attempt the paper
  • Roll numbers slip (attached with call letter)

Written Test

  • Tests will be made centrally at the Head Office by the Academic Wing.
  • English, Urdu, Math, Science and IQ will be tested.
  • One paper will be made, separated by sections for different subjects
  • English Section carries 35 marks, Gen science 15 marks, Mathematics 20 marks, Urdu 10 marks and IQ 20 marks
  • Gen Science and Mathematics Sections can either be attempted in English or Urdu.
  • Data of only successful candidates will be sent to the Head office who would select on merit the list to be sent for antecedent verification