The Indian education system is regulated by the Ministry of Education and can be divided into primary education, secondary education, senior secondary education and higher education. Elementary education is eight years. Secondary and senior secondary education (called 10+2) consists of two years of education each. Higher education in India starts after passing the higher secondary education or the 12th standard. Classes are taught in English, Hindi, or the local language in certain states.
Most Delhi schools follow Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) system of education, which involves examination in major subjects (e.g., mathematics, science, and language arts) in the 10th and 12th standard.
Admission procedures vary from school to school, but often involve waiting lists. Many schools require students to take aptitude tests before joining, although Hindi language requirements will naturally be waived for foreign students in most cases.