Sainik School, Lucknow was established in July 1960. It was the first Sainik School in India. Later, other Sainik Schools were established under the Ministry of Defence, Government of India. Captain Manoj Kumar Pandey UP Sainik School is a co-educational school affiliated with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). The UP Sainik School Society manages and administers this institution. From the academic session 2024-25, UP Sainik School, Gorakhpur will also start functioning. Hence, there is a better opportunity for students to secure their seats in one of the two schools. These schools are fully financed and managed by the State Government.
Much before anyone in the country thought of setting up an institution as a pre-preparation for the National Defence Academy, Dr Sampurnanand, the then Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, had the vision of conceiving the idea. He observed that Uttar Pradesh, the most populous State of the Union, had a very poor representation in the officers’ cadre of the Armed forces. Thus, playing the role of a pioneer and a visionary leader, he established a school in Lucknow as early as 1960 to train selected state students for a career in the Officers’ cadre of the Defence Force of India through the National Defence Academy. Dr. Sampurnanand established Sainik School, Lucknow in July 1960 to fulfill his vision. The alumni of Sainik School, Lucknow Capt Manoj Pandey posthumously received the Param Vir Chakra. The school is now named Capt Manoj Kumar Pandey UP Sainik School.
From academic session 2024-25, UP Sainik School will take admission in classes 6th and 9th.
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UP Sainik School Scheme of Examination for Class VI and IX
The UP Sainik School exam for class VI and IX is an OMR sheet-based exam consisting of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). It comprises four subjects, namely, Mathematics, Intelligence, English, and General Knowledge. Students need to pass each section individually to clear the written examination. The detailed pattern is as follows:
|Section||Topic||Number of Questions||Marks for Correct Answer||Total Marks|
|Duration – 150 minutes||Total||200|| ||200|
No negative marking