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About Sainik School

The Sainik Schools are a system of schools in India established and managed by the Sainik Schools Society under Ministry of Defence. They were conceived in 1961 by V. K. Krishna Menon, the then Defence Minister of India, to rectify the regional and class imbalance amongst the Officer cadre of the Indian Military, and to prepare students for entry into the National Defence Academy (NDA), Khadakwasla, Pune and Indian Naval Academy. Today there are 26 such schools covering all the states of the country.


Sainik Schools Society

The Sainik Schools Society is an organization under the Ministry of Defence. The Chief Executive Body of the Sainik Schools Society is a Board of Governors functioning under the Chairmanship of the Defence Minister. For exercising closer control and supervision over the affairs of Sainik Schools there is an Executive Committee under the Chairmanship of Defence Secretary. The day-to-day work of the Society is managed by Dir (Trg) & Hony Secy who is assisted by Inspecting Officers, Under Secretary, Sainik Schools Society and SO(Sainik School Cell). The staff for the cell is provided by the MoD. The local administration of the school is looked after by a Local Board of Administration whose Chairman is the GoC-in-C of the concerned Command where the Sainik School is located.


Sainik Schools

State                               Location

Maharashtra                  Satara

Punjab                            Kapurthala

Gujarat                           Balachadi

Haryana                          Kunjpura

Rajasthan                       Chittorgarh

Andhra Pradesh            Korukonda

Kerala                             Kazhakootam

West Bengal                  Purulia

Odisha                           Bhubaneswar

Tamil Nadu                    Amaravathinagar

Madhya Pradesh           Rewa

Jharkhand                     Tilaiya

Karnataka                      Bijapur

Assam                            Goalpara

Uttarakhand                 Ghorakhal

Jammu & Kashmir       Nagrota

Manipur                        Imphal

Himachal Pradesh       Sujanpur Tira

Bihar                             Nalanda

Bihar                             Gopalganj

Nagaland                     Punglwa

Karnataka                     Kodagu

Chhattisgarh                Ambikapur

Haryana                        Rewari

Andhra Pradesh           Kalikiri


Sainik School Admission

School Admission is confined to boys in Sixth and Ninth Standard. Admissions to boys are granted on the basis of the merit prepared as per written examination, interview and medical examination. All India Sainik School Entrance Exam is the exam which students have to qualify for getting admissions to Sainik schools. This exam is conducted on the First Sunday of January every year at various centers.


Structure and Pattern of All India Sainik School Entrance Exam:

For the Class IX students

  • The medium of examination for Class IX is English. However, students are allowed to write the exam in any of their preferred languages.


  • Mathematics and Science (200+75 marks)

  • English and Social Studies (100+75marks) 

For the Class VI students

The question paper is prepared in English, Hindi and all other recognized regional official languages.


  • Mathematics and Language Ability Test (200 marks)

  • Intelligence Test (100 marks) 

Question paper pattern keeps on changing every year. The syllabus for the VI and IX entrance exams is usually based on the NCERT books of V and VIII respectively.

Qualification Criteria for All India Sainik School Entrance Exam

Boys aged between 10 and 11 years are eligible to appear for the entrance exam to VI standard and those aged between 13 and 14 years are eligible for IX standard. The students must have completed their previous years’ education from recognized school to get admission to Sainik School. For SC candidates 15% and for ST candidates 7.5% of total seats are reserved. 25% of seats are reserved for the children of service personnel and ex-servicemen.

Application Procedure for All India Sainik School Entrance Exam

You can obtain a prospectus, application form and question papers can be obtained from the Principal of the respective Sainik schools at the residing place of the candidate.  Applicants can also take application forms online from the official website of CBSE. These application forms have to be duly filled and send along with the application fee to the regional office address in New Delhi.


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