What is Sainik School?
Sainik Schools are a network of residential schools in India that aims to provide quality education along with military training to prepare students for a career in the armed forces. These schools were established to nurture young students’ physical, mental, and intellectual capabilities while instilling in them a sense of discipline, leadership, and patriotism.
The education system in Sainik Schools emphasizes discipline, physical fitness, leadership skills, and a strong sense of national identity. Cadets (students) are called “cadet officers and follow a disciplined daily routine. They receive rigorous academic instruction, participate in regular physical training, engage in outdoor activities such as sports and adventure camps, and learn drill exercises.
In addition to academics, Sainik Schools focus on character-building, moral values, and fostering a spirit of teamwork and camaraderie among the students. They also encourage participation in the National Cadet Corps (NCC) and engage in community service activities.
Graduates of Sainik Schools have an advantage when pursuing careers in the armed forces. However, the education and skills acquired at these schools also equip students with a strong foundation for various other professions, including engineering, medicine, administration, and more. Overall, Sainik Schools provide a unique educational experience that combines academic excellence with physical fitness, character development, and military training. They aim to shape well-rounded individuals who possess leadership qualities, discipline, and a sense of national pride.
Important Timelines Related to Sainik School Admission Notification for Session 2024-25
The important dates to remember for the AISSEE 2024 examination are:
|Release of AISSEE 2024 official notification||07 November 2023|
|Online applications begin||07 November 2023|
|Last date to submit the online application||16 December 2023 (Upto 5 PM)|
|Release of AISSEE 2024 admit cards||January 2024|
|Date of Examination||21 January 2024 (Sunday)|
|Timings of Examination||Class 6 – 2 pm to 4:30 pm
Class 9 – 2:00 pm to 5 pm
|Release of Provisional Answer Key||February 2024|
|Challenge Answer Key||February 2024|
|Declaration of Final Result||March 2024|
|Date of Medical Examination||March 2024|
|Final Merit||April 2024|
Note: The correction window will open from 18.12.2023 to 20.12.2023 to enable candidates to do correction of details in the application form.
Eligibility as per Sainik School Notification 2024
Sainik School Eligibility Criteria for Class 6
- Age: A candidate should be between 10 and 12 years as of 31 March 2024 for admission to Class VI, i.e. he/she should have been born between 01 April 2012 and 31 March 2014 (both days inclusive) for admission to the academic year 2024-25.
- Gender: Admission for Girls is open for Class VI. The age criterion is the same as that for boys. In their best interest, candidates must check the availability of seats for girls. The information bulletin contains details about the number of seats available for girls in any particular Sainik School. The information bulletin is available on the official website of NTA https://exams.nta.ac.in/AISSEE/
Sainik School Eligibility Criteria for Class 9
- Age: A candidate should be between 13 and 15 years as on 31 March 2024, for admission to Class IX, i.e. he should have been born between 01 April 2009 and 31 March 2011 (both days inclusive) for admission to the academic year 2024-25.
- Gender: Admission to Class IX is open for girls. That’s a great piece of news for female aspirants. In their best interest, candidates must check the availability of seats for girls.
- Educational Qualification: He should have passed the Class VIII exam from a recognized school at the time of admission.
Documents Required for Sainik School Online Application
To successfully submit an online application for AISSEE 2024, candidates need to upload the following documents:
- Scanned images of Candidate’s Photograph (filesize:10kb-200 kb) in JPG format
- Candidate’s Signature (file size: 4kb-30kb) in JPG format.
- Candidate’s left-hand thumb impression (file size 10 kb -50 kb) in JPG format. (In case of any eventuality of the left thumb being unavailable, candidates can upload a right-hand thumb impression)
- Date of Birth Certificate File size (50 kb to 300 kb) in PDF format
- Domicile Certificate File size (50 kb to 300 kb) in PDF format
- Caste/Community/ Category Certificate( if applicable) File size (50 kb to 300 kb) in PDF format
- Certificate of service (for Defence category-serving) and PPO for ex-servicemen, if applicable. File size (50 kb to 300 kb) in PDF format
Note: It is in the best interest to upload the candidate’s domicile certificate. However, if the domicile certificate of the candidate is not available, applicants can upload the domicile certificate of the parent in the relevant field for the purpose of submitting the online application. Successful candidates must furnish proof of domicile at the time of admission.
Reservation of Seats in Sainik Schools 2024-25
Every year in January, the National Testing Agency (NTA) conducts an entrance test for admission to Sainik Schools in classes 6 and 9. Before filling online application, it is in the best interest to know the number of seats available in various Sainik Schools in classes 6 and 9 and also the reservation policy adopted.
Reservation Policy according to Sainik School Notification 2024
67% of the seats are reserved for candidates domiciled in the State/ UT where the Sainik School is located. 33% of the seats are reserved for candidates from Other States and Union Territories (UT). Within each Category of Home State/ UT and Other States/ UT quota, seats are reserved on the following norms:
a) 15% of the seats are reserved for the Scheduled Caste (SC) category
b) 7.5% for the Scheduled Tribe (ST) category and
c) 27% for the Other Backward Classes category belonging to the Non-Creamy layer (OBCNCL) as per the central list.
Hence, 49.50% of the seats in Sainik School are reserved on the basis of the above-mentioned norms. Out of the remaining 50.50% of the seats in the Home State/ UT and Other States/ UT quota, 25% of the seats are reserved for the wards of defence (Serving personnel of Indian Army/Indian Airforce/ Indian Navy) personnel and ex-servicemen.
In the “Other States/ UT” quota, seats will be allotted in each category as per merit, subject to a maximum limit of 25% of vacancies in the category for any State or Union Territory. For example,
if there are 10 seats in the Other States/UT General Category, not more than 3 seats will be allotted to any one State, i.e. 25% of 10 or 2.5 rounded off to 3.
In Class VI of each Sainik School, 10% of the total vacancies or 10 seats, whichever is more, are reserved for girls.
Note: In case an SC/ST/OBC (NCL) category candidate comes in the general merit on his/her own, he or she will get admission against the general seat and will not get adjustment against their reserved share of SC/ST/OBC(NCL) seats.
How to clear the AISSEE 2024?
The NTA will conduct the AISSEE 2024 exam on 21 January 2024. This is the ideal time to start your preparation. The Sainik School Entrance Exam is a tough nut to crack. The standards and competition are way higher than one could think. Getting admission into Sainik School is the dream of thousands of young boys and girls. However, only a few are able to turn this dream into reality.
To succeed in this competitive environment, it is important for candidates to prepare thoroughly, maintain a disciplined study routine, and focus on developing a strong foundation in the relevant subjects. Regular practice, solving sample papers, and mock tests can help in building confidence and improving performance. Additionally, maintaining physical fitness and participating in extracurricular activities can enhance overall candidacy.
It is important to remember that the competition is tough. However, dedication, hard work, and a positive mindset can significantly increase your chances of securing admission to a Sainik School. Here, Shaurya Bharat can be a perfect guide to students. Shaurya Bharat is the best online platform for students preparing for the Sainik School entrance examination. The Shaurya Bharat app provides the best content in the form of live classes, video lectures, and e-books.
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