Sainik Schools are fully residential schools run on public school lines. All the schools are members of All India Public Schools Conference. They offer a common curriculum and are affiliated to the CBSE, New Delhi. While developing a wholesome personality of the boys so that they are fit for the NDA, the schools also prepare boys for class-X and XII examination of the CBSE as well as UPSC exam for the NDA. The medium of instruction is English even though English is not a pre-requisite for admission. Since these schools prepare boys for NDA in the +2 stage only the Science stream is offered. Besides academic excellence the students are encouraged to develop creative faculties through co-curricular activities and socially useful work. They are systematically introduced to all major games and given compulsory NCC training upto class-XI. Adventure activities form an integral part of training. Each school has extensive infrastructure and land to cater to needs of comprehensive training so that boys are brought up in conducive environment.

Admission is based on an entrance test comprising Maths, GK (Sc & Sst),Language and Intelligence for Class VI; Maths, Intelligence, English ,General Science and Social Studies for Class IX, followed by Interview and medical examination.

Sainik Schools admit boys in classes VI & IX on the basis of their merit in the Entrance Examination and an Interview.


Ser No. Subjects Questions and Marks Total Marks
(i) Maths 50×3 150
(ii) GK (Sc & Sst) 25×2 50
(iii) Language 25×2 50
(iv) Intelligence 25×2 50
Total 300


Ser No. Subjects Questions and Marks Total Marks
(i) Maths 50×4 200
(ii) Intelligence 25×2 50
(iii) English 25×2 50
(iv) General Science 25×2 50
(v) Social Studies 25×2 50
Total 300

Maths – 200 Marks
English – 125 Marks
GK – 75 Marks
Total – 400 Marks

For Class VI, age should be 10 – 12 years as on 31st March 2019 and within 1st April 2007 – 31st March 2009. For Class IX, age should be 13 – 15 years as on 31st March 2019 and within 1st April 2004 – 31st March 2006.

67% seats are reserved for boys of the State where the school is located. The balance 33% seats are open to boys from all other States and UTs. Within this broad classification, 25% seats are reserved for sons of service personnel including ex-servicemen while 15% seats are reserved for SC and 7½% for ST candidates.

The prospectus and application form are available in the month of October every year and can be obtained from the respective school where the student wants to take admission. The application form can also be applied online by clicking on the link

You can obtain 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.

List of Sainik Schools In India
Sainik School, Kazhakootam, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Kerala
Sainik School Amaravathinagar, Tamil Nadu Established: 16-Jul-1962
Sainik School, Ambikapur, Chhattisgarh Established: 01-Sep-2008
Sainik School, Balachadi, Gujarat Established: 08-Jul-1961
Sainik School Bhubaneswar, Odisha Established: 01-Feb-1962
Sainik School Bijapur, Karnataka Established: 16-Sep-1963
Sainik School Chittorgarh, Rajasthan Established: 07-Aug-1961
Sainik School Ghorakhal, Nainital Uttarakhand Established: 21-Mar-1966
Sainik School Goalpara, Assam Established: 12-Nov-1964
Sainik School Gopalganj, Bihar Established: 12-Oct-2003
Sainik School Imphal, Manipur Established: 07-Oct-1971
Sainik School Kapurthala Punjab Established: 08-Jul-1961
Sainik School Bijapur, Karnataka Established: 08-Jul-1961
Sainik School Korukonda, Andhra Pradesh Established: 18-Jan-1962
Sainik School, Kunjpura, Haryana Established: 03-Jul-1961
Sainik School Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh Established: Jul-1960
Sainik School Nagrota, Jammu & Kashmir Established: 22-Aug-1970
Sainik School Nalanda, Bihar Established: 12-Oct-2003
Sainik School Pungalwa, Nagaland Established: 02-Apr-2007
Sainik School Purulia, West Bengal Established: 29-Jan-1962
Sainik School Rewa, Madhya Pradesh. Established: 20-Jul-1962
Sainik School, Rewari, Haryana Established: 29-Aug-2009
Sainik School Sujanpur Tira, Himachal Pradesh Established: 02-Nov-1978
Sainik School Tilaiya, Tilaiya, Jharkhand Established: 16-Sep-1963
Sainik School Satara, Maharashtra Established: 23-Jun-1961
Sainik School, Sambalpur, Odisha (proposed)



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