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Sainik Schools- Everything you need to know!

Sainik Schools, as we know it, are purely meant for young men who wish to serve the nation. My knowledge was limited to this single statement. However, there is a lot more as we shall see in this article. Sainik when translated means ‘Soldier’; these are a system of schools in India established and managed by the Sainik Schools Society under the Ministry of Defence. They were conceived in 1961 by V. K. Krishna Menon, the then Defence Minister of India, to rectify the imbalance caused by religion, class, and creed among the Officer cadre of the Indian Military and to prepare students for entry into the National Defence Academy (NDA) and the Indian Naval Academy (INA). Today there are 25 such schools across India. These schools come under the purview of the respective state governments and Ministry of Defence. These schools admit only boys and as the name suggests, they are groomed into little soldiers who will, later on, grow to serve the Nation.

History of Sainik Schools

Sainik Schools draw inspiration from the Rashtriya Indian Military College or RIMC. The objective of the Sainik Schools is to prepare the students to lead as officers in the Defence Services of the country. The schools select smart and promising students through a national entrance examination and mold their personality in order for them to become leaders of the Nation. Seats are reserved for children of serving Defence personnel and concessions are given to children of Government officials.

Organizational Setup

The Sainik Schools are managed by a Society which is registered under the Societies Registration Act (XXI of 1860). The Chief Executive Body of the Sainik Schools Society is a Board of Governors functioning under the Chairmanship of the Defence Minister. For exercising closer control and supervision over the affairs of Sainik Schools there is an Executive Committee under the Chairmanship of Defence Secretary. The day to day work of the Society is managed by Dir (Trg) & Hony Secy who is assisted by Inspecting Officers, Under Secretary, Sainik Schools Society and SO(Sainik School Cell). The local administration of the school is looked after by a Local Board of Administration where the Sainik School is located.

Admission Procedure

Admission to all Sainik Schools is only meant for boys and the entrance examination is organized for admission to class VI & IX. Students who are between the age of 10-11 years and 13-14 years respectively on 1st July of the year in which they wish to take the admission are entitled to take the examination. For getting admission into class IX, boys need to be studying in class VIII in a recognized school. Please note that admissions are done strictly on the basis of merit only in classes VI and IX.

Sainik Schools are fully residential schools run on public school lines. All the schools are members of All India Public Schools Conference. They offer a common curriculum and are affiliated to the CBSE, New Delhi. Each school has extensive infrastructure and land to cater to needs of comprehensive training so that boys are brought up in a conducive environment.

  • Admission is based on an entrance test comprising Mathematics, Language, and Intelligence for Class VI; Mathematics, Science, English and Social Science for Class IX, followed by Interview and medical examination.
  • Sainik Schools admit boys in classes VI & IX on the basis of their merit in the Entrance Examination and an Interview and in Class XI boys are admitted on the basis of the marks scored in Class X Board examination.
  • Boys seeking admission in Class VI should be 10-11 years of age and for Class IX they should be aged 13-14 years as on 01 July in the year admission is being sought.
  • 67% seats are reserved for boys of the State where the school is located. The balance 33% seats are open to boys from all other States and UTs. Within this broad classification, 25% seats are reserved for sons of service personnel including ex-servicemen while 15% seats are reserved for SC and 7½% for ST candidates.
  • All India Sainik Schools Entrance Examination is held in the month of January every year. The date of entrance examination for the session 2017-18 is 15th Jan 2017.

Reservation Policy of Sainik Schools

15% of the available seats are reserved for Schedule Caste candidates and 7.5% for Schedule Tribe candidates. 25% of the remaining seats are specifically reserved for the children of serving and retired defense personnel. The balance seats are occupied by open category candidates based on the order of their merit.

Generally, the application form, sample question papers, and prospectus are made available by Sainik Schools in the months of October and November.

Sainik Schools Entrance Exams Details


i. Mathematical Knowledge Test & Language Ability Test (2 hr)
ii. Intelligence Test (1hr)
The test can be taken in English, Malayalam or Hindi.

i. Mathematics and Science (2 hr)
ii. English and Social Studies (2 hr)

The Question papers for class IX will be in English only.
The syllabus and question pattern is subject to changes from time to time.

All the candidates who get selected as per merit from the qualified candidates need to appear before an Interview Board at school and a Medical Board for various tests in the Government Civil Hospital. The final merit list is announced on the basis of the marks acquired by the candidates in the written test and interview. Admissions are given on the basis of the final merit list and reservation form.

All India Sainik School Entrance Exam (AISSEE) Papers

In this section, we’re providing links to all the previous year questions papers pertaining to Class VI and Class IX Sainik School examination. You can download the question papers from the respective links provided in the table and practice from them to get an edge over the competition in the examination.

Year Class VI Class IX
2016 Paper 1 Paper 1
2015 Paper 1 Paper 1 & Paper 2
2014 Paper 1 Paper 1 & Paper 2
2013 Paper 1
2012 Paper 1
2011 Paper 1 & Model Paper 1 Paper 1, Paper 2, Sample Paper 1, and Sample Paper 2

Sainik School Entrance Exam Syllabus 

Class 9th Syllabus:

  1. History: Chapters
1. Modern Indian History & World History
2. Persons in History of India
3. Places of Importance in Indian History
4. Wars and Battles in Indian History
5. Dates and Events in Indian History
6. Events of Indian National Movement
7. Revolutions in the World (17 to 19 Century AD)
8. Industrial Revolution
9. Revolt of 1857
10. Heritage sites of India & World
  1. Civics: Chapters
1. Indian Constitution
2. About United Nations
3. Globalization, Human Rights, Rights of the Child
4. Dance & Music
5. Location of prominent Institutions in India
6. General Information on Indian Army, Indian Navy, Indian Air Force (basics)
7. Indian Railways
  1. Geography: Chapters
1. Physical Geography
2. India’s Geography
3. World Geography
  1. English: Chapters
1. Letter Writing
2. Guided Writing
3. Essay Writing
4. Vocabulary and Usage
5. Prepositions
6. Antonyms
7. Synonyms
8. Direct / Indirect Speech
9. Voice
10. Sentence types
11. Tenses
12. Clauses
13. Question Tags
14. Future time reference
15. Rearranging words to make meaningful sentences
16. Use of grammatical structures
17. One word substitutes
  1. Science: Chapters
1. The Universe
2. Soil
3. Air
4. Transformation of Substances
5. Structure of atom
6. Metals and non-metals
7. Carbon
8. Cell Structure and Functions
9. Micro-organisms
10. Refraction of Light
11. Electricity and Magnetism
12. Sources of Energy
13. Common Diseases
14. Food Production and Management
  1. Mathematics: Chapters
1. Squares and square roots of large numbers
2. Cubes and Cube roots of large numbers
3. Rational exponents and radicals including negative powers
4. Profit, loss and discount with percentages
5. Compound Interest
6. Algebraic identities
7. Factorisation of algebraic expressions
8. Division of Polynomials
9. Linear equations in one variable including word problems
10. Parallel lines and its properties
11. Quadrilaterals
12. Circle
13. Perimeter and areas of triangle
14. Surface areas and volumes of cube, cuboid, cylinder, cone, sphere, and hemisphere
15. Statistics

Class 6th Syllabus

  1. English: Chapters
1. Essay Writing
2. Comprehension
3. Vocabulary and Usage
4. Gender
5. Antonyms
6. Synonyms
7. Homophone
8. Sentence types
9. One word substitute
10. Re-arranging words to make meaningful sentences
11. Verb Forms
12. Adjective
13. Nouns
14. Adverbs
15. Grammatical Structures
  1. Mathematics: Chapters
1. Number System
2. Fractions and Decimals
3. Commercial Mathematics
4. Mensuration
5. Geometry

List of Sainik Schools in India

The Sainik Schools Society is an organization under the Ministry of Defence. The Chief Executive Body of the Sainik Schools Society is a Board of Governors functioning under the Chairmanship of the Defence Minister. There are 25 Sainik Schools spread across the Country. Let us briefly look at each.

Sainik School, Satara the first Sainik School of the country was founded through the visionary efforts of Shri Yashwantrao Chavan, the then Chief Minister of Maharashtra State. It was inaugurated by the then Defence Minister of India, Shri V K Krishna Menon on 23 Jun 1961. The school is authorized for 620 borders. All boarders from Class VI to Class XII reside in 6 houses (two juniors and four seniors’ houses).

The school is established over a sprawling campus of 115 acres. The school has a well-established infrastructure which includes well-equipped Dormitories, Cadets’ Mess, MI Room, and all sports facilities. The is among the few Sainik Schools which boost to have a Horse Riding facility, Swimming pool, and a Squash Court.

The school had secured the 2nd position among all the boys’ residential schools in Maharashtra, awarded by “Education World India” – The Human Development Magazine in India School Ranking Awards – 2013 on 14 Sep 2013.

It was on 24 July 1961, that the huge and pelf of bygone days was converted into a temple of learning by the then Defence Minister of India, Sh V.K. Krishna Menon and Sainik mansion of Nawab of Kunjpura, the symbol of power School Kunjpura was born. The school is situated off the G.T. Road, 8 km away from Karnal Town. It stands majestically sprawled over 276 acres land amidst nature’s beauty surrounded by lush green trees and grasslands.

The School has a state-of-the-art infrastructure which includes Main Block christened as Bhupinder Hooda Main Block after the Hon’ble Chief-Minister of Haryana, Sh. Bhupinder Singh Hooda, a proud alumnus of Sainik School Kunjpura. In addition, the school also has Deepak Kapoor NDA Block which houses 15 Classrooms, 2 wi-fi equipped Computer Laboratories, one fully equipped multi-media room, an impressive Lecture Hall, an Adventure Room, NDA cell and Neurobic Lab. The School has the proud privilege of having a majestic 40 ft tall Artificial Climbing Wall, only one of its kind in the entire State.

Established on 08 Jul 1961, Sainik School, Kapurthala is a pioneer in the comity of twenty-four Sainik Schools running under the Sainik Schools Society, Ministry of Defence, New Delhi. Nestled in the grand palace of the erstwhile Maharaja of Kapurthala in the lush green regal surroundings, the School sprawls over a vast area of around 200 acres and is equipped with a rich infrastructure to ensure an all-round personality development of the cadets.

The School has well-maintained, sprawling playfields for all the major games like Football, Hockey, Basketball, Volleyball and Lawn Tennis. Regular PT, NCC, Yoga, and Swimming are held to build up the stamina and endurance of the young cadets. The cadets have brought laurels to various sporting events organized by the Sahodaya Complex, CBSE Cluster, IPSC and Sainik Schools Society. The successful participation of the School Band Contingent in Republic Day Camps for many times in succession has brought a singular honor to the School.

Sainik School of Gujarat was established in the year 1961 in Jamnagar. The School is located in the Balachadi Estate which is 32 km away from Jamnagar. The Balachadi Estate was formerly a seaside summer resort that belonged to the rulers of Nawanagar. The estate comprises of 426 acres of land in the mangrove-rich coastal belt of Saurashtra. Sprawling across a wide campus along the golden sands of the Gulf of Kutch, lies a patch of land, beautiful in its rare wealth of flora and fauna.Late Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri, the then Prime Minister of India, presented the school its color on 07 Mar 1965.

Sainik School, Chittorgarh (Rajasthan) was established on 07 Aug 1961. It is one of the first five Sainik Schools started in various states by the Ministry of Defence, in association with respective State Governments under the aegis of Sainik School Society. The first batch of Class XI students of this School appeared for Indian School Certificate Examination during Nov-Dec 1961. Later, during 1978 the school changed over to CBSE and now offers only Science stream at the Senior Secondary level being a feeder institution to NDA. It is also a member of the All India Public Schools Conference (IPSC).

The Sainik School, Korukonda spread over a sprawling area of 206 acres, has a beautiful campus with well-laid out roads and buildings. There are around 1000 mango trees along with the plantation of cashew nut, Coconuts, sweet lime, sapota and guava trees. This adds scenic beauty to the School Campus. The instructional block of the School is a two-storied building with modern classrooms housed with fully equipped IT facilities along with a projector and educational software consisting of relevant classroom modules for all the subjects which are connected via LAN, well-equipped laboratories for Sciences, Mathematics and Computer Science, an art and craft gallery and various academic departments. The administrative wing of the school is housed in the Maharaja’s Palace. The school has an auditorium with a seating capacity of 650, eight spacious Houses for the cadets, a capacious Cadets’ Mess and two open parks for children. A sprawling sports complex with all the major games facilities such as football, hockey, volleyball, basketball and many more outdoor games can be played simultaneously.

Sainik School, Kazhakootam was established on Jan 1962 in the military barracks Pangode, Thiruvananthapuram. The CM of Kerala, late Shri Pattum Thanu Pillai choose the location for the school 18Km away from Thiruvananthapuram on NH-47 near Kazhakootam

The sprawling campus of 225 acres nestled between the slender strands of the Western Ghats and the Arabian sea situated on a hillock blended with vegetation, is an ideal location for a military biased residential institution

Over 4500 students have passed out of the portals of this school and have made their mark in various walks of life. The school has won the “Defence Ministers Trophy” for the highest intake to the NDA five times. It also has the consistent record of achieving excellent performance in CBSE Board Examinations. The School has achieved 100% results in class XII and class X board exams in the recent years and is always ranked among the top Sainik Schools.

Sainik School, Purulia is one of the 25 Sainik Schools in the country and the only English medium residential public school in the state of West Bengal. It was established in the year 1962 under the aegis of the Ministry of Defence for the benefit of the comparatively weaker sections of the society and for the removal of regional imbalances in the officer’s cadres of Defence Services in India. The school is situated in the idyllic foreground of the Ayodhya Hills, covering an area of 279 acres of land on the Purulia-Ranchi Road, 04 km away from Purulia town, which is a district headquarters.

Sainik School, Bhubaneswar was started by Late Shri Biju Patnaik, the then Chief Minister of Odisha on 01 Feb 1962 in an ad-hoc Govt. Accommodation. The new Building and Infrastructure was brought up within two years and was inaugurated by Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru on 08 Jan 1964.

It is located in the Capital City of Odisha and well-connected with Rail, Road, and Air. The distance of the School from Air Port is about 10 Km and from Railway Station it is only 08 Km. The climate is temperate like any other coastal city in India. Bhubaneswar is also known as City of Temples. The Sprawling Campus spread over an area of more than 200 Acres is a self-contained modern unit. The School has sufficient Playgrounds, Firing Range, spacious Classrooms, Indoor Auditorium, well-stocked Library, Computer Labs, Smart Classrooms, Laboratories, Hobby Clubs, Obstacle Course, Horse riding club, Gymnasium and Swimming Pool. The cadets are housed in 11 spacious Houses.

Sainik School, Amaravathinagar, Tamil Nadu, had its modest beginning with a noble aim in the year 1962, gained momentum and has been marching on the path of success. The alumni of this school have laid their imprint in every walk of life and have carved a niche for the school in the history of the land. The school grew along with the passing time and has achieved an all-round development in the half-century of its existence. Housed in the temporary buildings of the Amaravathi Dam construction site, the school attracted spirited youngsters from across the country.

Initially called as Sainik School, Madras, the school soon had an academic block, labs and the dormitories for the cadets. Within another few years, the school was rechristened as Sainik School, Tamilnadu and the academic and the mess buildings were replaced with new ones. Over a period of time these were also found insufficient and inconvenient and very recently the school has been equipped with the state of the art buildings for its Academic Block, Admin Block, Cadets’ Mess, MI Room and CSD and Non CSD stores, Floodlit Basket Ball Complex with eight courts, Volleyball Complex, Boxing Ring, well equipped Gymnasium, Athletic Complex with Galleries, Tennis Courts, Drill Square – thanks to the financial aid from the Central and State Govts and the Alumni Association.

Sainik School, Rewa was established in MP on 20 Jul 1962. The school is situated in a quiet and pleasant locale in the Civil Lines area of Rewa. It has a campus sprawling over 260 acres. Direct trains are available from Bhopal, Jabalpur, Bilaspur, Allahabad & New Delhi.

The school has a well-stocked library with a reading room and Internet facility to cater for the varied interests of the students. The school has its own auditorium named Manekshaw Auditorium, where morning assembly, movies, important School functions and activities are conducted.

While the greater emphasis is laid on the academic progress of the boys, the School provides ample scope for development of their creative faculties, skills, public speaking by way of organizing quiz, debate, declamation, lectures etc. The boys are encouraged to take an active interest in all these activities. The school provides facilities for major games like Volleyball, Basketball, Football, Badminton, Handball, Baseball, Cricket and Hockey. The School has a well- equipped Gymnasium and a Swimming Pool. Most of the major Indoor games like TT, Chess, Carrom, etc. are also available. Physical Training and Cross Country Run are given importance.

Sainik School, Talaya (Jharkhand) is one of the best residential schools in the country with the primary aim of preparing boys academically, physically and mentally for entry into the national defense academy. The other objectives of the scheme are to remove regional imbalance in the officer cadre of the defense services, to develop qualities of body, mind, and character which will enable the young boys of today to become good and useful citizens of tomorrow and to bring public school education within the reach of the common man.

The school came into existence on 16th September 1963 among the verdant surroundings near the Talaya dam, with the joint effort of the chief minister, Hon’ble Shri kb Sahay and our founding principal, lt col leg Smith.

  • State:  Karnataka
  • Location: Bijapur
  • Started on: 16th September 1963
  • Website:

Sainik School, Bijapur (SSBJ) began functioning in temporary shelters on September 16, 1963. Thirteenth in the series of Sainik schools set up across the country in the sixties, SSBJ was cosseted in a small corner of Vijaya College in Bijapur. The management of Vijaya College lent the school a section of its building where the morning assembly, the library, and the classrooms were housed.

The school moved to its present permanent 406-acre campus on Athani Road Bijapur in the month of November 1966. Dr. Zakir Hussain, Vice President of India, declared the school campus formally open on December 17, 1966, offering the secondary school leaving certificate at the completion of course, SSBJ now offers the CBSE syllabus of study.

Sainik School Goalpara, Assam, India, was established on 12 November 1964, under the Sainik Schools Society, New Delhi under the Ministry of Defence (India). The school was initially established in the town of Goalpara which is a district headquarter. Subsequently, the school was shifted to its present location at Rajapara Village in Mornai in Goalpara District. Sainik School Goalpara celebrated its Golden Jubilee on 12 Nov 2014. It was a year-long celebration, celebrated with great gusto with the involvement of its Old Boys Association (OBA).

The school is located in the north-eastern part of India. In this north-eastern region of India, there are two more Sainik Schools, one at Imphal, Manipur and the other one at Punglwa in Nagaland. The school is situated 18 km from Goalpara town en route capital Guwahati. Admission to the school is done for two standards – 6th and 9th.

  • State: Uttarakhand
  • Location: Ghorakhal
  • Started on: 21st March 1966
  • Email contact: [email protected]

Sainik School, Ghorakhal is one among the 25 Sainik Schools under the aegis of the Sainik School Society, Ministry of Defence and is the only school in the state of Uttarakhand. It was established in March 1966 on the magnificent estate of Nawab of Rampur. It is located approximately 04 Km from Bhowali and 16 Kms from Nainital. The nearest railway station Kathgodam is 36 Km from the School.

Situated at about 6000 feet AMSL, Ghorakhal is surrounded by lush green hillsides, famous Lake of Bhimtal and is blessed by the loving care of Golu Devta, the local deity. The mystic beauty of Deodars and Pines instill the aroma of purity, austerity, tranquility, and divinity throughout the year. The climate is cool and healthy. It provides a perfect setting for an educational institution.

Sainik School, Nagrota was the 17th school to be set up in the chain of 25 Sainik Schools existing today in various states of the country. The foundation stone of the school was laid by the then Union Minister of Defence late Shri Jagjivan Ram on 22nd August 1970.

The sprawling 108 acres of picturesque campus overlooking the sacred Trikuta hills is located on the banks of river Tawi at a distance of about 15 Km from Jammu city. The school is connected to Jammu-Srinagar National Highway NH-1A. The school is affiliated to the CBSE and prepares the boys for All India Secondary School Examination (Class X) and All India Senior School Certificate Examination (Class XII) of the CBSE New Delhi. At Hr Sec level the school offers Biology and Computer streams. The school is also an active member of Indian Public Schools Conference and Sahodaya Schools Complex.

Sainik School, Imphal is a residential English medium school for boys imparting Public School education coupled with military aptitude. The school was initially started in the war sheds near Tulihal Airport on 07 Oct 1971. Subsequently, it was shifted to its present location on 05 Mar 1974. The school exhibits a live example of national integration, as it admits students representing the three North Eastern States of

The school has adequate games and sports facilities in the field of Football, Volleyball, Basketball, Lawn Tennis and Table Tennis, etc. The school has achieved the distinguished feat of retaining All India Sainik School Football Tournament Trophy for last many years. In the field of academics, the school has achieved unprecedented success rate in class X and XII results having achieved 100% pass percentage in the last three years.

Sainik School, Sujanpur Tira (HP) was set up to cater to the needs of the people of Himachal Pradesh and was inaugurated by His Excellency Shri Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy, the President of India on 02 Nov 1978. Sujanpur Tira is located 24 Kms from its district HQ Hamirpur and is connected to all other places in the State by road.

This School admits students in class VI and IX on the basis of All India Entrance Examination conducted on Ist or IInd Sunday of January every year. The school has an extensive playground with lush green silken grass, which looks splendid against the Dhauladhar ranges and Baradari hill. The school has independent NCC unit and NCC is compulsory for all students from VI to XI standards.

Sainik School, Nalanda, the nineteenth Sainik School in the country came into existence in the pious land of Lord Gautam Buddha and Lord Mahavira on 12 Oct 2003 fulfilling the persistent demand of people of Bihar to have a Sainik School in the state as erstwhile Sainik School Tilaiya was considered for the state of Jharkhand due to the reorganization of the state of Bihar in 2000. Bihar is the first state to have opened two Sainik Schools and signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with the Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India.

The School has been functioning in a temporary accommodation, i.e. in Zila Parishad Inspection Bungalow at Rajgir since its inception. However, it has well-equipped laboratories, Language Lab, rich Library, spacious mess, smart classrooms, playgrounds, modernized gymnasium and other facilities to provide a congenial environment to the cadets.

The School has been adjudged as the Best Sainik School in the Madhya Bharat Area twice and awarded the ‘General Officer Commanding Madhya Bharat Area Rolling Trophy’ for the years 2007-08 & 2010-11.

Sainik School, Gopalganj was established on 12 Oct 2013 and inaugurated by then Hon’ble defense Minister Shri George Fernandes. It is the 20th Sainik School under the management of Sainik School Society Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India.

Sainik School Gopalganj is situated at its temporary location at Hathwa Raj Guest House, Hathwa in Gopalganj Distt of Bihar. The nearest Railway Station is Siwan Jn which is 20 Km away from the school. The State Govt of Bihar has allotted 48.84 acres of land to school at Sipaya village of Kuchaikot Block of Gopalganj district for construction of its permanent building. The construction of the school building is going on and in due course of time will shift to its permanent location.

In academic session 2012-13 the school has been awarded Merit Certificate by Raksha Rajya Mantri for standing first among all Sainik Schools in class XII CBSE Examination.

Sainik School, Punglwa, the twenty-first Sainik School of the country was inaugurated on 12 May 2007 at Punglwa (Nagaland) by Shri A K Antony, Defence Minister, Government of India. His Excellency Shri K Sankaranarayanan, Governor of Nagaland, Shri Neiphiu Rio, Chief Minister of Nagaland, Shri M M Pallam Raju, Raksha Rajya Mantri, the entire State Government Ministers and other dignitaries of Nagaland and Ministry of Defence were also present during the inaugural ceremony.

Admission to class VI & IX is granted strictly on the basis of an All India Sainik Schools Entrance Examination which is conducted simultaneously at various centers throughout India in the month of January. The designated centers in Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh are Dimapur, Kohima, Pungalwa(School Campus), Itanagar and Tawang.

Sainik School, Kodagu situated in the land of warriors was established on 18th Oct 2007 and is the 22nd in the chain of Sainik Schools, second in the state of Karnataka as well. The rest of the school is designed in such way that, at the base of the crest, we have a book that depicts knowledge and wisdom which is the foundation and the purpose of the institution. At the center of the crest is the national emblem, which is taken from Ashok Sthumba at Saranatha that stands for bravery and honor. At the backdrop is the ‘Ganda Berunda’ (Double headed eagle), the State emblem of Karnataka a legendary bird which signifies sharpness and determination. A blend of the three armed forces is presented by amalgamating the crest of three services. The intersecting swords signify the Indian Army; the anchor signifies the Indian Navy and the eagle with the open wings signify the Indian Air Force. The super imposing torch signifies the light that liberates us from ignorance and leads us to the truth.

  • State: Chhattisgarh
  • Location: Ambikapur
  • Started on: 1st September 2008
  • Website: –

One of the twenty-three schools all over the country, Sainik School, Ambikapur is situated in the Surguja district of Chhattisgarh. Ambikapur is located in the northern part of Chhattisgarh state of India. Borders of Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Orissa, and Madhya Pradesh states are adjoining to the district. This district has overextension between south-eastern parts of Vindhyanchal – Baghelkhand region of peninsular India.

Sainik School Ambikapur is the only school of its kind in the State of Chhattisgarh providing residential, public school education (affiliated to CBSE) to the youth of this state. This is more popularly known as a feeder institution to the prestigious National Defence Academy/Naval Academy and to Technical Entry Schemes. This school has started functioning in a temporary accommodation at Bishunpur Road, Ambikapur with effect from 01 Sep 2008.

Sainik School, Rewari was inaugurated by Shri. AK Antony, Hon’ble Defence Minister of India, on 29 AUG 2009 at Gothra Tappa Khori, District Rewari, located 15 KM South-West of Rewari town on Rewari – Narnaul Road. The inauguration ceremony was presided over by Sh.Bhupinder Singh Hooda; the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Haryana in the presence of Sh.MM Pallam Rajasthan, Hon’ble Raksha Rajya Mantri, and Sh.Rao Inderjit Singh, then Hon’ble Raksha Utpadan Rajya Mantri.

This school is temporarily functioning from Govt. Girls College located in sector-4, Rewari. The construction of the school complex with adequate accommodation and facilities is in progress.

Sainik School, Kalikri is a fully residential School. At present admission is offered in Class VI. The School is affiliated with the Central Board of Secondary Education. A Local Board of Administration oversees the overall administration of the School and ensures implementation of policies laid down by the Board of Governors from time to time. The School’s qualified faculty is oriented into the child-centric way of teaching and is a partner in the child’s progress. They view parents’ as an integral part of the child’s journey and encourage feedback on their child’s progress from time to time.

Sainik School Fee structure

Sainik Schools are financially self-sustaining institutions and all expenditure on establishment, training, and pension are met out of the fee collected from the students.

The amount required to be paid by the parents at the time of admission for the year 2017-2018 is as under.

Heads Quarterly basis
Half  yearly basis
Yearly basis
1 Fees 16,600-00 33,100-00 66,000-00







Cadet Messing

Pocket Money

Incidental charges

Additional charges

Caution Money (General)



















8 Total payable  by
General Cadet 
at the time of admission
55,646-00 72,146-00 1,05,046-00
9 Total payable by
( SC/ST  cadet)
at the time of admission
54,146-00 70,646-00 1,03,546-00
10 Remaining tuition fees
Payable in installments
Rs 16,600/- to be paid towards quarterly fees payable on 1st of each quarter i.e 01 Sep, 01 Dec, and 01 Mar Rs 33,100/- to be paid towards fees II and half yearly installment payable on 01 Dec

Sainik Schools Scholarships

The State Govts award scholarships on merit cum mean basis. Ministry of Defence also awards scholarships to the wards of defense personnel including ex-servicemen. In addition Ministry of Defence provides central assistance to those students who are awarded State scholarships. The sharing of expenditure on fees/scholarships amongst Central Govt, State Govt., and parents are decided by the BOG from time to time.

  • Cadets studying in Sainik Schools are eligible for State Government scholarships based on parents income. Central Government also provides scholarship share at varying rates to those receiving State Government scholarships.
  • Children of serving defense personnel and ex-servicemen admitted on defense quota are granted scholarships by the Ministry of Defence.
  • Under a new scheme, all boys studying in Sainik Schools receive about Rs.10,000/- per year as a subsidy from the MoD.
  • In some schools where amounts of scholarship are liberal, boys are studying by paying a very nominal amount. Cases have been taken up with the State Govts to increase the quantum of scholarship and the income slabs wherever they are less.

To enable children of Defense Services personnel and children from weaker sections of Society to study in Sainik Schools and avail of public school education facilities, the Ministry of Defense awards scholarships and financial assistance as under:

  1. Scholarship to the wards of Defense personnel.
  2. Centre share to those cadets who are in receipt of State Govt scholarships.
  3. The financial incentive to boys joining NDA and Central Assistance to all boys studying in Sainik Schools.

Notable Alumni

  • Mr. Bhupinder Singh Hooda holds the post of the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Haryana.
  • Commander Kamlesh Choudhary was appointed as defense advisor in the high commission of India at Nairobi.
  • PC Satish Chandran was an Asst. Director of All India Radio and a recipient of Kerala Sahithya Academy award.
  • Second Lieutenant Mohindarpal Singh Choudhary was killed in action in the night on 8/9 Dec 1971 and was awarded Vir Chakra.
  • Bollywood Stalwart Rakesh Roshan is a product of the Sainik School.

Sainik Schools are some of the Best Schools our Nation has and it has produced a worthy bunch of Alumni over the years. These Schools offer a chance to serve the Country that has done much for us.

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