There are various types of epilepsy especially in children. There are various types of classifying these epilepsies. Earlier we call idiopathic epilepsy, now it is replaced by genetic term where epilepsies are caused because of underlying genetic problem. In these children usually the development, IQ everything will be normal. In the family there will be a history of epilepsy. These children are usually well controlled with medications. The second one is symptomatic epilepsy which is the most common cause of epilepsy in India and other developing countries. It is because of underlying brain injury in the past like birth related injury to the brain, cerebral palsy. Infections in children like brain fever, viral encephalitis or bacterial meningitis can cause damage to the brain and develop epilepsy in the future. Other epilepsies are secondary to brain injury like road traffic accident or any other injury. It may be due to stroke in the previous years. These are called symptomatic epilepsies and these children are little difficult to treat compared to idiopathic. These children may require long term medications. Other groups are cryptogenic where based on currently available investigations we are not able to find out the reason. There will be a developmental delay and children are little difficult to control with epilepsy compared to idiopathic epilepsy, but the outcome is better compared to symptomatic epilepsy. Other types of classification are based on etiology, based on where it is arising, if it is a generalised seizures or focal seizure. In generalised seizure there is loss of consciousness and involvement of all the body. In generalised also again there are subtypes like generalised tonic clonic, generalised tonic, generalised clonic, myoclonic, atonic and abscent seizures where the drugs of selection are different compared to focal seizures. Focal seizures origin of epilepsy is from one part of the brain. It is again classified into simple focal or complex focal. Simple focal there is no loss of consciousness. In complex partial seizure there will be loss of consciousness. This classification is helpful to find out where it is arising from the brain and also it is helpful to select the drug of choice. In children there are other epilepsy syndromes like West syndrome, Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, Dravet’s syndrome which are difficult to control. In syndromic epilepsy classification there are two types like benign epilepsy syndrome where epilepsy can be controlled usually or malignant epilepsy syndrome where it is difficult to control. Some of the rare epilepsy are like hot water epilepsy which is usually found in Karnataka, they will develop convulsions following hot water bath. In children whenever they get fever they can develop convulsions. So there are various types of epilepsy.