Sainik Schools

Sainik School is an English medium residential co-educational school with a total of thirty-three schools all across the country. All of these institutions are well-known for being top class military schools, which provide quality education to the students. Sainik Schools are very well renowned for having their students further admitted to the National Defence Academy, The Indian Armed Forces and The Indian Naval Academy.

Sainik Schools

The concept of Sainik Schools was introduced in the year 1961 by India’s former Defence Minister V.K. Krishna Menon. At present, there are thirty-three Sainik Schools all across the country. Every state of India has at least one Sainik School in it. The schools are affiliated with the Indian Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and are managed by the Sainik Schools Society under Ministry of Defence (MoD). The schools used to be all-boys schools, but since the year 2021, the Sainik Schools have been offering admission to female cadets as well. The schools offer education to cadets from classes VI to XII. Sainik Schools are residential schools, which offer the best facilities to all cadets. Most students choosing to get admission in Sainik Schools are of a mindset which is military oriented, since the Sainik Schools happen to be a huge feeder of the National Defence Academy, the Indian Armed Forces and the Indian Naval Academy.

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The Campus of Sainik Schools

The thirty-three Sainik Schools across the country are spread in each state of India. The schools are located in the following cities; Kalikiri, East Siang, Goalpara, Nalanda, Gopalganj, Ambikapur, Balachadi, Rewari, Bijapur, Nagrota, Kodagu, Rewa, Satara, Chandrapur, Imphal, Chhingchhip, Punglwa, Bhubaneshwar, Sambalpur, Jhunjhunu, Jhansi, Mainpuri, Amethi, Purulia, Kunjpura, Ghorakhal, Kapurthala, Tilaiya, Korukonda, Chittorgarh, Amaravaythinagar, Sujanpur Tira, and Kazhakootam. The campus of all these schools is well-equipped and provide the cadets with the best facilities available.

Sainik School Kodagu Campus
Sainik School Kodagu academics

Academics of Sainik Schools


The Sainik Schools are affiliated with the Indian Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and offer education to cadets from classes VI to XII. The concept, objectives and nature of syllabus may be changed at all the schools at the behest of CBSE or Sainik Schools society. All the Sainik Schools across the country offer a different variety and mix of subjects. In class XII, the science stream is offered to the cadets with a variety of second subjects to choose from, which could vary from school to school. Cadets are prepared for the following exams in Sainik Schools:

Awards and Achievements of Sainik Schools

awards & achievements

Sports Facilities at Sainik Schools

The Sainik Schools offer a wide variety of indoor and outdoor games to the cadets. Each Sainik School lays due emphasis on the importance of sports and makes it an integral part of the curriculum. A healthy body houses a pure heart and a healthy mind.

Sainik School Kodagu Sports Facilities

Sainik Schools Admission


Sainik Schools Admission Eligibility

For admission into Sainik Schools, the following eligibility criteria has been specified:

Sainik Schools Admission Process

Sainik Schools offer admission to the cadets at the level of Class VI and Class IX. Admission is based on the performance of candidates in the All India Sainik Schools Entrance Examination (AISSEE). NTA would be conducting the AISSEE 2022 in the paper pen mode in a total of 176 cities across India. Admissions are made purely on merit within each category, on the basis of marks secured in the entrance exam. Alongside this, another pre-requisite happens to be medical fitness and verification of documents.

Admission procedure
admission form

Sainik Schools’ Admission Form

Sainik Schools open admission forms online and a candidate may apply for AISSEE, online only at

After the candidate is done filling the online form, he/she is supposed to deposit the examination fee. A candidate is not allowed to make any changes in the form, after payment of the fee.

Sainik Schools Fees

The fees and fee structure for all the Sainik Schools varies per school.

syllabus and exam pattern

Sainik Schools’ Syllabus and Exam Pattern

Important Dates for Sainik Schools’ Admission 2022:

Note: The respective entrance examination for the academic session of 2022-23 has already been conducted. 

important exam dates
school alumni

Notable Alumni of Sainik Schools

The following are a few of the eminent alumni of Sainik Schools:
  • Sh. Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Hon’ble CM of Haryana
  • Gen Deepak Kapoor (Retd.), PVSM, AVSM, SM, VSM, ADC – COAS
  • Prakash Jha, Director
  • Gurbaksh Singh Sandhu, present boxing coach of India
  • Sh. Rakesh Roshan, Director
  • Lt. Gen Om Prakash, Param Vishisth Seva Medal, Ati Vishisth Seva Medal, Uttam Yudh Sewa Medal, Seva Medal
  • G. R. Gopinath, founder of Air Deccan, retired Captain of the Indian Army, author, politician

Reservation in Sainik Schools

The schools have reservation of seats in categories mentioned below

Note: For SC/ST candidates, there are no prescribed minimum marks for the AISSEE. Their inter-se merit in the respective Entrance Test forms the basis of their admission, provided that they fulfil the eligibility requirements, medical fitness and verification of requisite documents.

Sainik School Admission

Want to get Admission in Sainik Schools?

We are well aware that admission in Sainik Schools is a dream for many children, but only a few make this dream come true. The school has a restricted number of seats, and the number of applicants is substantially higher. As a result, the entrance examination is more difficult. A child requires good direction at this time. Shori: The Prep School educates them in an unparalleled manner in order for them to get selected in Sainik Schools’ entrance examination.


Shori: The Prep School

A premier International Prep School that prepares young minds to crack the entrance examination of prestigious boarding schools. The prep school is well regarded for the high-quality entrance exams preparation and produces the best results year after year. At Shori, we focus on building a strong foundation of knowledge and concepts in children for their success and provide an excellent platform for the preparation of competitive exams and the overall development of children. The best academic support and personal care which we provide to the students helps them meet their goals and objectives. 

The core values of Determination, Honesty, Authenticity, Integrity, Devotion, Humanism, Holistic Learning, Social Ethics, and concern for society & the environment are all closely interwoven into the fiber of Shori: The Prep School. Our highly qualified and most experienced faculty are dedicated and committed to students’ complete success and provide assistive surroundings to contribute to their social, cultural, academic, and all-around development.

To our students, we impart value-based education, abundant resources, and individual attention. For the parents, we have a responsibility to nurture ethical and responsible career leadership in the children. To society, we provide a lifelong connection to ethics and excellence in global leaders.


Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Hon’ble CM of Haryana, Prakash Jha, Director, Gurbaksh Singh Sandhu, present boxing coach of India, Rakesh Roshan, Director, G. R. Gopinath, founder of Air Deccan, retired Captain of the Indian Army, author, politician.

The schools are affiliated with the Indian Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and are managed by the Sainik Schools Society under Ministry of Defence (MoD). 

For admission to Class VI a candidate should not be less than 10 years and more than 12 years of age as on 31 March of the year of admission. For admission to Class IX a candidate should not be less than 13 years and more than 15 years of age as on 31 March of the year of admission.

No, Sainik Schools are not free to attend. Fees are collected annually based on standards, infrastructure amenities, curricular, co-curricular activities, and quality. The cost of attending different schools varies. Kalikiri Sainik School has the greatest fee collection rate. The annual charge is 1 lakh 29 thousand rupees. This is in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Bijapoor Sainik School is the school with the second highest fee collection rate. The annual charge is 1 lakh 24 thousand rupees. This school is located in the state of Karnataka.

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No, there is no negative marking for a wrong answer.

The medium of Examination for Class IX is English only.

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