Sainik School Complete Exam Details

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To offer quality education to the children of rural masses and to develop qualities of body, mind and character which will enable the young boys to become good and useful citizens and eventually be a feeder to National Defence Academy.


The school was conceived with the motive of bringing public school education to the door step of the common man and sending a maximum number of its cadets to National Defence Academy.

Exam Notification

Sainik School Entrance Examination 2023-24 Session

Sainik School Eligibility Criteria:

  • Students who has passed or appearing in the previous classes means Class Vth and VIIIth are eligible to appear in entrance examination.

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Date of form:- 1 Sep. to 30 september 2022
Date of Exam: - 8 January 2023(Sunday)

Age Limit For 2023 Exam

  • For Class VI – 10 to 12 years. Student should be born between 01 April 2011 to 31 March 2013 (Both Dates inclusive).Admission for Girls is open in Class VI only in all Sainik Schools.
  • For Class IX – 13 to 15 years. Applicant should be born between following dates – 1 April 2008 to 31 March 2010 (Both Dates inclusive).


    Date of form:- 01 August to 30 september 2023
    Date of Exam: - 07 January 2024(Sunday)

    Age Limit For 2024 Exam

    • For Class VI – 10 to 12 years. Student should be born between 01 April 2012 to 31 March 2014 (Both Dates inclusive).Admission for Girls is open in Class VI only in all Sainik Schools.
    • For Class IX – 13 to 15 years. Applicant should be born between following dates – 1 April 2009 to 31 March 2011 (Both Dates inclusive).

    • Exam Fees: Rs 400/- for SC/ST and Rs 550/- for all others
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Reservation in Admission at Sainik School

S.No Category Reservation
1 Home State Students 67%
2 Boys from other states and UTs 33%
3 OBC Reservations 27%
4 SC (Scheduled Caste) 15%
5 ST (Scheduled Tribe) 7.5%
6 Child of service personnel including ex-servicemen 25%

List of Documents Required:

  1. Student Birth Certificate
  2. Student passport size photo
  3. Student signature
  4. Father Domicile Certificate
  5. Caste Certificate for SC, ST & OBC
  6. Income Certificate
  7. Student Aadhaar Card
  8. Father Aadhaar Card
  9. Serving certificate for defence person

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AISSEE Exam Pattern 2023-24

AISSEE Class VI Exam Pattern 2023-24

Subject Name: No. of Questions & Marks Total Marks
Math 50 * 3 150
GK (Sc & Sst) 25 * 2 50
Language 25 * 2 50
Intelligence 25 * 2 50
  Total 300


AISSEE Class IX Exam Pattern 2023-24

Subject No. of Questions * Marks Total Marks
Math 50 * 4 200
English 25 * 2 50
Intelligence 25 * 2 50
General Science 25 * 2 50
Social Studies 25 * 2 50
Total Total Questions 150 400


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  1. Candidates can apply for AISSEE 2023 “Online” only on the website . The Application Form other than online mode will not be accepted.
  2. Only one application is to be submitted by a candidate
  3. If a candidate submits more than one Application Form for admission to the same level, all his/her Application Forms shall summarily be rejected.
  4. Candidates must follow the instructions strictly as given in the Information Bulletin and on NTA website Candidates not complying with the instructions shall be summarily disqualified.
  5. Candidates must ensure that e-mail address and mobile number provided in the online application form are their own or that of their parents, as all information/ communication will be sent by NTA through e-mail on the given e-mail address or SMS on given mobile number only.
  6. Instructions for filling Online Application Form:
    • Download and read the Information Bulletin carefully to ensure your eligibility.
    • Follow the steps given below to Apply Online:
    1. Step-1: Apply for Online Registration using unique Email ID and Mobile No.
    2. Step-2: Fill in the Online Application Form and note down the system generated Application No.
    3. Step-3: Upload the following documents:
      • Scanned images of Candidate’s Photograph (file size: 10 kb - 200 kb) in JPG/JPEG format
      • Candidate’s Signature (file size: 4kb - 30kb) in JPG/JPEG format.
      • Candidate’s left-hand thumb impression. (file size 10 kb -50 kb) in JPG/JPEG format. (In case of any eventuality of left thumb being unavailable, right hand thumb impression may be used)
      • Date of Birth Certificate
      • Domicile Certificate
      • Caste/ Community/ Category Certificate
      • Certificate of service (for Defence category-serving) and PPO for Exservicemen, as applicable.
        (The certificates as detailed above: File size (100 kb to 400 kb) in JPG or JPEG format).
        (If the information given or documents uploaded are not correct or incomplete or cannot be corroborated with the required original certificates at the time of admission, the candidate is liable to be rejected and admission denied to him or her)
    4. Step-4: Pay fee using SBI/ICICI Bank/Paytm Payment Gateway through Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking/UPI and keep proof of fee paid. In case the Confirmation Page is not generated after payment of fee, then the transaction is cancelled and amount will be refunded to the candidate’s account. However, the candidate has to make another transaction, in case the Confirmation Page is not generated.
    • Download save and print copies of confirmation page after successful remittance of fee and keep copies safely for future reference.
    • All the 4 steps can be done together in one go or at different times.
  7. The final submission of Online Application Form will remain incomplete if Step-3 and Step-4 are not complete. Such forms will stand rejected and no correspondence on this account will be entertained.
  8. Candidates are advised to keep the application number and password generated during registration confidential and use them to view registration data and download admit card, results etc.
  9. Any request to change the exam centre, date and time provided on the admit card shall not be considered under any circumstances.
  10. No request for refund of fee once remitted by the candidate will be entertained by NTA under any circumstances.
  11. The entire application process of AISSEE 2023 is online, including uploading of scanned images, certificates, Payment of Fees, and Printinhocument(s) including Confirmation Page to NTA through Post/ Fax/ by Hand.
  12. Candidates are advised to keep visiting the NTA website regularly for all examination related updates and to check their emails. However candidates are advised to visit the respective school website for information about the school.
  13. Candidates are NOT allowed to carry Instrument/ Geometry/ Pencil box, Handbag, Purse, cap, goggles, jackets, any kind of Paper/ Stationery/ Textual material (printed or written material), Eatables (loose or packed), Mobile Phone/ Ear Phone/ Microphone/ Pager, Calculator, DocuPen, Slide Rules, formulae, Log Tables, whitener, Camera, Tape Recorder, Electronic Watches with facilities of calculator, any metallic item or electronic gadgets/ devices, pointed instruments etc in the Examination Hall/Room.


  1. Candidates are advised to read the Information Bulletin carefully and go through the instructions regarding filling of Online Application Form given on AISSEE 2022 website ,before starting online registration.
  2. Candidate should ensure that all information entered during the online registration process is correct.
  3. Online information provided by candidates like name of candidate, gender, contact/ address details, category, educational qualification details, date of birth, etc during online registration for AISSEE 2023 will be treated as correct/final and NTA will not entertain, under any circumstances, any request for change in information provided by the candidates.
  4. NTA disclaims any liability that may arise to candidate(s) due to incorrect information provided by the candidate(s) during online registration process.
  5. NTA does not edit /modify/alter any information entered by the candidates after completion of registration process under any circumstances. Any request for change in information thereafter will not be entertained. Therefore, aspirants are advised to exercise utmost caution while filling up correct details in registration system.

Usage of Data and Information:

NTA can use the data provided by the candidate for internal purpose(s) including training, research and development, analysis and other permissible purpose(s).

Help Desk:

Candidates can call on any of the following numbers of NTA for any assistance/clarification:
011 4075 9000, 011 6922 7700
Help Desk will be open from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm, Monday to Saturday.
They can also write to NTA at
Candidates are advised to quote their application number, email ID and mobile number in their correspondence with NTA or the respective schools.



Sample Papers

Last 10 Year Solved Paper

List of Sainik Schools



Form Date:
1 Sep. to 30 september 2022
Exam Date:
For Class VI: 8 January 2023(Sunday)
For Class IX: 8 January 2023(Sunday)


Form Date:
1 August to 23september 2023
Exam Date:
For Class VI: 07 January 2024(Sunday)
For Class IX: 07 January 2024(Sunday)

For Class VI: From 02.00 pm to 04.30 pm
For Class IX: From 02.00 pm to 5.00 pm
Sec Subject Number of
Marks per
A Mathematics 50 3
B General Knowledge 25 2
C Language 25 2
D Intelligence 25 2
Total 125 300
Sec Subject Number of
Marks per
A Mathematics 50 4
B English 25 2
C General Science 25 2
D Social Studies 25 2
E Intelligence 25 2
Total 150 400
Medium of the question paper of the exam for admission to Class VI will be any one of the following languages, opted by the candidates in their application form: English, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada, Marathi, Odiya, Gujarati, Assamese, Punjabi, Bengali and Urdu
You can change any of the details that was earlier filled in in the exam from through the Correction Window at during the period from 21.12.2020 to 25.12.2020. You can also upload the correct document/s through the correction window, in case there was an error in the documents you had earlier uploaded. No correction can be carried out either through email or fax or letter. Please read the Information Bulletin and check the NTA website for updates.
Extra payment, if any, made by you will be refunded to you, soon after the closure of the correction window, after fee reconciliation. In case you do not receive the refund as stated above, you may write to us at stating your application number, name, transaction reference number, date of the transaction, name of the bank/payment gateway through which payment was made.
On the log in screen of the portal,, click the “forgot application number” button and follow the procedure give there. You will get your application number.


The admit card will be uploaded on NTA website as per the announcement on NTA website. Candidates need to check the admit card carefully for all particulars e.g. Roll No. Name, Medium, Date of Birth, Gender, Examination City/Centre, Date and time of the exam, Category, etc
Admit Card contains a Declaration cum Undertaking regarding COVID 19. You are required to affix your photograph and left hand thumb impression at the foot of the Declaration/Undertaking and also get the signature of your parent affixed at the space provided, before reaching the centre. You will be required to sign on the admit card in the presence of the Invigilator at the exam centre and also submit the same to the Invigilator after the exam.
    You are permitted to carry, only the following items to the test centre:
  • Pen (Black/Blue)
  • Personal transparent water bottle (500 ml))
  • Personal hand sanitizer (50 ml))
  • Admit Card along with Self Declaration (Undertaking) downloaded from the NTA website (a clear printout on A4 size paper) duly filled in and photo affixed.)
  • Valid ID cards)
Class VI:
For those who opted for English or Hindi, the question paper will be in English and in Hindi.
For those who opted for any of the specified languages, the question paper will be in the specified language and in English.
In case of any discrepancy or error in a question (other than those in the Language Section of the Class VI paper), in the version of the paper in the opted language, English version shall prevail


- After the conduct of test, the scanned OMR answer sheet of candidates will be made available on the NTA website. Exact date of display of scanned images of OMR Answer Sheets, will be communicated after the examination on NTA website.
- Candidates will be able to view their respective OMR answer sheet by applying for it and paying a non refundable fee of Rs. 100/-.
- After exam, experts shall verify the answer keys for the question paper administered.
- NTA will display the Questions and Provisional Answer Keys on the NTA website, on a date communicated to candidates through NTA website and public notice/press release in advance.
- Candidates, who are not satisfied with the answer key, may challenge by filing online application form and paying a non refundable sum of Rs. 200/- per question, through the given window. Applications received by hand or by fax or email will not be considered.
- Experts test the challenges received, and if needed key is revised.
- The result will be complied on the basis of final answer keys.
- No grievance with regard to answer key(s) after declaration of result will be entertained. The NTA’s decision on the challenges shall be final and no further communication will be entertained.
- Candidates are advised to remain in touch with the NTA website or for the exact dates and other updates.
Responses will be processed based on the answer keys verified and finalised.
NTA shall address discrepancies if any in the following manner
If more than one option are found to be correct, post challenge or during key verification – Marks will be awarded to only those students who have marked any of the correct options.
If all options are found to be correct – Full marks to be awarded to all students, who have attempted the question.
If none of the options is correct/Question is found to be wrong – All students who appeared in the exam would be awarded full marks
A candidate is eligible for admission to the Sainik Schools, if he/she secures a minimum of 25% marks in each subject of the exam and 40% marks in aggregate of all the subjects of AISSEE 2021. However, admission will be based on relative merit (in AISSEE) of candidate in his/her category in the school opted by him/her, medical fitness and verification of requisite documents. However, no minimum marks are prescribed for candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe category. They will be admitted on the basis of inter-se merit at the Entrance Examination within their respective categories, subject to medical fitness and verification of requisite documents.
Result will be processed and hosted on NTA website by the end of February 2021. Be in touch with the NTA website for updates.