Selection Process

Application process

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 process is online at

Date of entrance examination : All India Sainik Schools Entrance Examination is held in the month of January every year . 

The National Testing Agency (NTA) would be conducting the  All-India Sainik Schools Entrance Examination (AISSEE)-2024 on 21 Jan 2024 (Sunday) for admissions to Classes VI and IX in 33 Sainik Schools spread across 23 States and one Union Territory. The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has approved 19 New Sainik Schools, which operate in partnership with NGOs/private schools/State Governments. These approved New Sainik Schools function under the aegis of Sainik Schools Society. Admission to the Sainik School stream of Class VI of the New Sainik Schools, for the academic year 2024-25 is also through AISSEE-2024. The online applications closes on 16 December 2023. Candidates are required to submit their applications after registering on the website A detailed information bulletin is also available on the NTA site-

Reservation policy and scholarships

At least 40% of the seats will be filled by drawing candidates who appear and qualify in AISSE examination conducted by NTA and desirous of taking admission in the new sainik school through merit list of  AISSEE conducted by NTA. upto 60% of the total number of seats may be filled by the students already enrolled in that school, based on a qualifying test to be taken by students of class V of the same school and willing to take admission in sainik school vertical/ The test can be conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) or any other appropriate testing body as prescribed by SSS.

Scholorship Criteria

S.No.Income Bracket of parents MeritRemarks
(a)Upto Rs. 3 lakhs Per annumUR   – 75% OBC – 60% SC/ST– 50%For the first year an entry in class 6th in line of admission mode ratio, the number of students to be provided fee assistance can be framed at the same rate of the students admitted directly by the school and those through AISSE examination respectively. Two merit lists for the two verticals will be made and requisite numbers taken from merit list.If the required number of students are not available in one group, students from other groups can be selected for the remaining numbers.A 5- member selection committee of the school comprising of 2 teachers and 2 parents and one representative nominated from the sainik school society may be constituted at each school level to have a transparent process.For Class 7th onwards marks received in the previous class examination will be considered.    
(b)Rs. 3 to 5 lakhs Per annumUR   – 75% OBC – 60% SC/ST– 50%
(c)    Rs. 5 to 8 lakhs Per annum    UR   – 75% OBC – 60% SC/ST– 50%