Are the schools still interviewing parents? The money involved and the sheer effort to get the child into a school, especially a "reputed" one , is insane. Either you should make a ridiculous amount of money or be in an "influential" position where one phone call does a lot of things. This trend is really dangerous and unfortunately is here to stay. My cousin is going to 10th class next year and for his IIT coaching FIITJEE will be taking taking 80k for 10th, 90k for 11th and 40k for 12th! Let's not talk about what his "reputed" school in Chandigarh is charging as fees. Mega bucks. Makes you wonder where this entire system is heading?