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LKG Interview Questions Kuwait

I did hear that its tough getting admission in LKG in DPS or FAIPS( as its call here in Kuwait) and this year I got the experience when I decided to admit my daughter in LKG in DPS.
I went to collect the LKG form with my friend on the first day itself and we were shocked to see so many parents. We had to wait for nearly 4.5 hours to get our forms. Admissions were schedule for different batches in different months. While my daughters admission date was 10 Nov’2012 , my friends son will appear on 15 Dec’2012. Another group is schedule in Jan’2013.
For admission in DPS / FAIPS Kuwait, one need to be 3 years and above as on 15th March. The cost of each form is 15KD.

After getting the forms and having a pinch of how tough the admission will be, I started to make a list of probable questions. I asked my friends whose kids got admission last year though I could find nothing on the net. That’s the main reason for writing this post which I am sure will help anxious parents of kids that are appearing for LKG admission test in Kuwait.

This is a list I have prepared from my and my friends kids experience in the previous year. I will be updating the list after few of my other friends kids appear on Dec and Jan interview.
1)  First and foremost confidence in the student is very necessary. They are very small and some kids in such tender age feel shy or loose self-confidence when they have to speak in front of new-faces. That’s what I was worried about my daughter as she sometimes becomes very shy. But I was preparing her continuously for months and also thanx a lot to her play school teachers Bharti and Gauri that they were able to imbibe self confidence in her.

2)  Kids who wish the teachers as they enter the interview rooms impress the teachers at the very first moment and my daughter thankfully did it.

3)  They should be able to say their full names. I taught her both me and my husband’s name.

4)   The colour of the dress that they will wear on the interview day.

5)  Say “A to Z”

6)   Say numbers….some were asked to say from 1 to 10; some 1 to 20. I taught my daughter 1 to 100

7)   Recognize all the colors

8)   Recognize all the shapes

9)   Able to recite few rhymes

10)  Some were asked to solve puzzle

11)   A board with drawings and few things like cars, money, clouds etc given…they had to  put the car on the roads, monkey on trees, clouds on the sky

12)   Names of few fruits. I taught my daughter names of 10 fruits

13)   Names of few vegetables. I taught my daughter names of 10 vegetables

14)   Names of few birds. I taught my daughter names of 10 birds
15)   Names of few flowers. I taught my daughter names of 10 flowers

16)   Where does domestic animals live? Or what do you mean by domestic animals?

17)   Names of few domestic animals. I taught my daughter names of 15 domestic animals

18)   Where do wild animals live? Or What do you mean by wild animals?

19)   Names of few wild animals. I taught my daughter names of 15 wild animals

20)   Though till now I have not heard asking about different modes of transport, I did teach my daughter about them

21)   What do you see in the sky?

22)   What colour is the sky?

23)   Where do you live?

24)   A zig zag line is drawn and they are asked to walk to see if they can balance  themselves.

25)   They are asked to colour pictures. Just teach them not to move out of the border.

26)   Join the dots

27)   Join the dots and colour inside

28)   Asked to write numbers 1 to 5

29)   A circle is drawn in a page and they are asked to make a face (draw eyes, nose, mouth, ears)

30)   Recognize body parts

DPS, 2nd batch of LKG interview is over and am happy that both my friends kids got admission. The questions asked were mainly I listed above but few different questions were asked....

31) How did you come to school? (car/ plane/bus etc etc)

32) What colour is your fathers car?

33) Where do fish live? ( water / sky/ road etc etc) 

After interview with the teachers , you have to wait as there will be interview with the Principal. Both school principal Mrs Anju Dheman and Junior section in-charge Sangeeta Bawa was there.

I think depending on the feedback the teachers write on the form after the interview of the kids, they ask questions. We don’t get to see what’s written as we are not handed the form.
As for my daughter they asked her nothing but said that she did very well and check the Selected Candidates list on 13th. But Anju Ma’m asked who filled the form as it was very neat and handwriting was excellent. My husband filled the form and they praised it . They asked me why I don’t join them as I have done my M.Ed. I told them I have a teaching experience of 7-8years and even now work as a tutor and freelance writer but has taken a break as full time teacher as my daughter is small and will try to join as soon as she is adjusted to her new environment.

From the feedback of few parents, I have come to know that

1)      Some students were asked to recite rhymes

2)      Some asked to recognize colors

3)      Advise parents to speak in English at home if the kid had problem understanding   what the teacher asked in the interview.

4)      If your child wants to play outside in a rainy day what will you do and why?

5)      If the husband is not there (out of Kuwait) for official reason then will be asked why  husband is not there.

6)      Ask the child where the father is?

7)      If you have kids with wide age  difference then will be asked how you handle both

8) If you had not send your kid to a playschool, they ask the reason behind it

These are just few questions that I got from few parents. Lot more questions I am sure were asked.

 Readers are requested to add more questions if you had faced the DPS / FAIPS interview, which will help concerned and worried parents.



Anonymous said...
Hi Parimita,

Very useful info. But my personal opinion is that interview questions are quite tough, considering the fact that they have kept the age limit as only 3 by March 15th. At this tender age, expecting all this from the kids is little too much taxing. Yes, sure, these days, we moms also tend to start teaching to the kids very early...good, if they learn, but this should not become the evaluation process.

btw, when (month / year) was your daughter born? My kid will be turning 3 shortly, but am little confused if I have to put him in school this year or next, though he meets the age criteria of DPS.
PARIMITA said...

My daughter is just 4 years and last year my condition was same as yours.
As a teacher myself, I felt it will be too taxing on her if I had admitted her last year. And as rules(in India) a kid should be 6 years when She/ He will be in 1st standard. So I decided to admit her this year and she will be 6 years old when she will be in her 1st standard.
As for the interview questions,I don't think they are that tough (though some questions are tough for a 3year old) but if you check LKG interview questions of Delhi, NCR or Mumbai region more tougher questions are asked.
Anonymous said...
Hi..Thanks. Has your daughter completed 4 years. In that case, is she continuing in playschool itself? How long has she been attending playschool?

Sorry for too many questions..but I am getting concerned. By nature, my son becomes totally silent when he goes outside. He simply doesn't respond to anyone, even if they are well known to us and we keep meeting them often. I don't know how to make him come over it. Any suggestions?

PARIMITA said...
Yes my daughter just completed 4 years. She is still attending her playschool as the DPS new session will start from April.

She has been attending playschool for the last 1 year.I personally feel all kids should attend playschool before their LKG admissions because it helps them to build self confidence and adjust with other kids.

My daughter too is very shy but with people whom she meets for the first time. But you will be shocked how she interacts with kids/ elders whom she meets everyday. That's why I was concerned as to how she will perform on her DPS interview day.

You must be having kids in the building who attends DPS or any of your friends kids whom your son knows well.Try to explain to him that if he answers smartly he too can attend the big school.
We have nearly 25 kids in our building who attends DPS and few of my friends kids who are 2-3 yrs older then my daughter who attends DPS. My daughter is fascinated by their dress, big bus, trolley bag's...n always cries when she sees them in the dress and wants to go to the big school. I always explained her that she has to be smart and brave,answer smartly in the interview, wish the teachers as soon as she enters and that me or my husband will not be allowed to go with her during the interview. I have been saying all these for few months and must be it was clear in her mind.Also I am very thankful to her playschool teachers.

Try to take your son out to Kuwait Magic/ Ajial Mall kids area. When he will see lot of other kids playing he too will gain the confidence to play.Is he attending any playschool? If not admit him to a playschool. You will see the change yourself. Also appreciate him whenever he do something good and this will help him to build self confidence.

Anonymous said...
Thank you all for your reply. Dear pb, ur site was really helpfull. I prepared my son all the questions you mentioned in your site. He got admission in dps. Once again thank you for your efforts.
PARIMITA said...
Subhashini said...
Hi Anonymous,

Firstly, congrats on your son's admission. Could you please update also on the questions your son was asked. My son's interview is in Jan and would like to know your experience as well.
Anonymous said...
Thanks for useful informations, it was very helpful for me to put a plan for my son , but I would like to ask which play school u advise ? U know good one?
PARIMITA said...
It will depend on the area where you stay? There are lot of good play schools but to send a small kid to a far playschool ,i feel is not a good idea.
which area are you searching ??

Indian Playschools in Kuwait

Play school is like a building block for the child. Play school educates the child physically and morally. 
They are all a means of teaching your child essential skills at an early age. Why are these skills so important? The skills a child learns at the early stages provide the foundation for all other skills that will be learned throughout life. If the proper foundation is not set, the child will ultimately struggle in school each time something new comes up. Skills taught in preschool are skills such as language recognition, proper speech, the alphabet, basic mathematical skills and much more. Without these skills, it is very difficult for a child to adjust once formal schooling is started.
But play schools have a lot to offer, and that the play schools should not be aimed at developing academic skills like reading and writing. There should be no set goals or any stress on performance; the focus should be on the sensory-motor development and the social development of the child. It is necessary as it develop age-appropriate behavior at the right time. 

Finding a play school is not an easy job. I have many queries in my blog regarding playschools (about different areas). So I have decided to gather all the information under one heading. Apart from the play school that my daughter attends or my close friends kids attends I have no personal experience about the different playschools. So readers are welcome to share their experiences which will help parents of kids to decide on the playschool.


1)    Madhubringa Nursery : More than a decade old, this playschool in Abu Halifa, Block1, is run by two sweet Indian ladies Gauri and Bharti. This is the school which my daughter attends and I have no complains about it.
You can check their facebook page
Conact No :
Gauri Ma’m 65782148.
Bharti Ma’m: 66680214

2)    Another playschool in Abu Halifa area run by an Indian lady, Shyamla is at Al Rai building Contact No 23710319


1)    Little Castle
Block 4, Street 34, Villa 33
Behind Sultan Center, Mangaf
Contact number : 23740616

2)    Jack and Jill
This playschool is run by the BHAVAN’S group.
Can contact Principal Mrs Rathi @ 97627557

3)    Happy Kids
For more details can contact 99341379/ 23740275

4)    Kids Home Play School
Block 4. Contact Mrs Roopa Hari 94473603



Near Philippine Massage Centre/SAZ Restaurant, Salmiya, Block 10
Contacts : 66651789, 66645957
Working Days : Sunday to Thursday, 8 AM to 12 Noon


MOB: 65574636, 66781423, 69078969

3)Little Flower Play School

Is located in between Amman street and public garden.
Contact No’s :90095943,25622845. 97938807

4)Little Star Groups

Contact Address: 
Salmiya Garden Branch – 25643622, 67045242
Salmiya Shara Amman Branch – 55643622, 67045242
Khaitan Branch - 55643622  

5)Kids Next home
Contact no 97232152

6) Happy Nuanihal Nursery N Day Care

Location: Essa Al Qatami Street  Opp Ceasers takeaway(Confectionery Shop)
Contact: 25639285 or 99202498

7)Future Kids Educational Center

Contact no 99404636 – 66710864
Address: Salmiya - Al-Mughera Street No. 10.
Next to Yiaco Apollo Medical Center.


1) KIDS Next Home
NEAR DAR AL SHIFA HOSPITAL, next to pakistan sunshine school
Contact No 97232152

Contact No 60339247
3)   Shining Kids Playgroup n Daycare Center
Contact no: 22629266/66246335


1)Sharan Playschool Nursery
Near Carmel school
contact: 90961971
2)Playschool Nursery 

Khaitan near Carmel school.


1)    GK Playschool n KG Classes
Contact  97748669

2)    Little Genius Play Group
Behind Crown Plaza ,Near Burger King ,Opposite Sixth Ring Road,street #3 ,Block #6
Contact # 65837861

Contact # 66834478, Location Behind Canary Restaurant.

Contact: 99157156
Location: Behind Telecommunication, Near Mahima Store, Ground Floor

3)Faith Play School/ Nursery
Located at Nice Restaurant Building
Contact 99431725


Contact No : 97937121   

Dear parents / readers

I tried to collect information about Indian Playschools in different areas in Kuwait. There might be some play schools that I have missed out. So if you know about any other such schools, you are welcome to add to the list.

Also I have no personal experience about how these playschools are…do they meet the expectations of parents? I can only tell of the First school in the list which my daughter attends. You can share your experiences so that it helps parents to make a correct decision before deciding which play school they want their kids to be admitted.