Sainik School Entrance Exam

Sainik School Admission 2022: Application Started, Dates, Age Limit

Last date to apply

26 October 2021

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About Sainik School Admission

Sainik School Admission 2022 process for Class 6 and 9 started for all the 33 Sainik schools located in India. The entrance test for Sainik School Admission Process that is All India Sainik School Entrance Examination 2022 (AISSEE) was conducted on 9 January 2022. The Sainik school application form was released on 27 September and students can follow the link given below to fill Sainik School Online Application Form.

These Sainik Schools across India are being centralized by the Central Government i.e. Ministry of Defence (MoD). The main objective for Sainik School Admission is to prepare aspirants academically, mentally and physically for entry into National Defence Academy (NDA). 25% of cadets in NDA are from Sainik Schools.

Admission Form: Before applying for the test, one must go through the eligibility norms for Sainik School 2022 Admission. Also, candidates are advised to be familiar with the Sainik School Admission age limit, which will be different for Classes 6 and 9.  The last date to fill application form for Sainik School Admission 2022 is 26 October 2022.

As per the Sainik School Admission test pattern, for class 6, the question paper will have 125 questions and for Class 9, there will be a total of 150. The AISSEE 2022 for Class 6 will be out of 300 marks in total and 400 marks for Class 9. Read the article Sainik School Admission 2022 process, age limit, application form, exam pattern, result, reservations and more.

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Sainik School Admission Dates 2022

Candidates can check the important dates related to Sainik School admission 2022 from the table below. With the help of Sainik School admission dates, aspirant scan keep a track of all the crucial events.


Sainik School Admission dates

Availability of Sainik School admission form

27 September 2021

Sainik School admission form last date

26 October 2021

Correction of details filled in Application Form on Website only

28 October to 2 November 2021

Download Sainik School Admit Card

15 Days before the exam date

Sainik School Entrance Exam Date

9 January 2022

Evaluation of Answer Scripts

 February 2022

Publication of Sainik School merit list 

 February 2022

Medical exam

 March 2022

Release of Merit List with Waiting List

 March 2022


Sainik School Entrance Exam Scholarship

The scholarship of Sainik School on the basis of merit and income are available for the eligible aspirants. Each Sainik School provides a particular amount of scholarship. In order to check the Sainik School scholarship of the particular state, aspirants are advised to check their official website. The Sainik School Scholarship is provided by the Ministry of Defence.

Sainik School Admission Eligibility

As mentioned earlier, aspirants willing to apply for Sainik School admission 2022 must apply after checking the eligibility conditions. The basic Sainik School 2022 eligibility criteria which must be fulfilled by candidates are

  • Nationality: Candidates must be of Indian nationality
  • Qualification for class 6: Aspirants should be studying in class 5 in a recognized school
  • Qualification for class 9: Students must be studying in class 8 in a recognized school are eligible to appear for AISSEE admission test for class 9

Sainik School Age Eligibility

  • Age for class 6 students: Candidates appearing for admission test in class 6 be of age between 10 and 12 years as on 31 March of the year in which admission is sought. Admission for Girls is open for Class VI. Age criteria for girls are the same as boys.
  • Age for class 9 students: Boys applying for Sainik School admission test 2022 must be between 13 and 15 years as on 31 March of the year in which admission is sought. Admission to Class IX is not open for girls

Sainik School Admission Form

The application form of Sainik School admission test 2022 is available online. Both boys and girls are eligible to fill Sainik School Admission Form 2022. Sainik Society has released a common application form for admission to all Sainik Schools.

Sainik School Admission Form - Steps to Online Form


Sainik School Admission form procedure

Step 1

Sainik School admission registration

Step 2

Filling of online application form

Step 3

Uploading of scanned images

Step 4

Payment of AISSEE application fee

Step 5

Final submission of AISSEE application form

The detailed procedure of the Sainik School application form has been released. AISSEE application fee is as follows

Application Fee


AISSEE application fee

General and Defence category

Rs. 550


Rs. 400


Sainik School Lucknow is not covered under the AISSEE 

Sainik School, Uttar Pradesh is being administered by the state government. Besides this, Sainik School, Uttar Pradesh, only offers admission to girl aspirants in class 9. Sainik School, Lucknow also conducts its own entrance examination for admission to class 7 and 9. Only candidates who are domicile of Uttar Pradesh can appear for the Sainik School Lucknow Admission.

Sainik School Entrance Exam Admit Card 2022

The admit card of Sainik School 2022 will be released 15 days before the exam date. Only aspirants whose application form was accepted by the authority can download the Sainik School admit card 2022 in online mode. Candidates need to enter the Sainik School Registration Number and Password to download the admit card. A link to access the Sainik School 2022 admit card will be provided on this page once it will be released. AISSEE admit card will display of candidates, date as well as the time and venue of examination. It is mandatory for candidates to download and take a printout of Sainik School admit card to carry at the exam centre.

Sainik School Exam Centres 2022

The exam centres of Sainik School 2022 are the venue at which the entrance examination will be conducted. Last year, Sainik School admission test was conducted in a total of 228 Sainik School exam centres across 36 state of India. While filling the application form, candidates are required to provide their preferences of Sainik School 2022 exam centres. The allotment of exam centres will be done strictly on the basis of preferences filled. The details such as the name and complete address of examination centres will be available in the admit card.

Sainik School Exam Pattern 2022

Sainik School entrance examination will be conducted in offline mode and aspirants have to mark their answers in the OMR sheet provided at the centre. AISSEE 2022 for class 6 will contain 125 questions, while admission test for Class 9 will contain 150 questions.

Sainik School Entrance Exam Guidelines Class 6 

  • Mode of exam: Offline
  • The medium of exam: English, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odiya, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu
  • Type of questions: Multiple choice questions
  • Exam Duration: 150 minutes
  • Total number of questions: 125
  • Section-wise number of questions: Maths – 150,Intelligence – 25, Language – 25,GK – 25
  • Total marks: 300 marks
  • Marking scheme: +3 marks for questions from Maths, +2 marks remaining sections

AISSEE Question Paper Pattern Class 6


Number of questions

Marking scheme

Total marks



3 marks for each correct answer




2 marks for each correct answer




2 marks for each correct answer


General Knowledge


2 marks for each correct answer







Sainik School Entrance Exam Guidelines Class 9

  • Mode of exam: Offline
  • The medium of exam: English
  • Type of questions: Multiple choice questions
  • Exam Duration: 180 minutes
  • Total number of questions: 150
  • Section-wise number of questions: Maths – 20, English – 25, Intelligence – 25, General Science – 25, Social Studies - 25
  • Total marks: 400 marks
  • Marking scheme: +4 marks for Maths and +2 marks for remaining subjects
  • Negative marking: There is no negative marking

AISSEE Question Paper Pattern Class 9


Number of questions

Marking scheme

Total marks



+4 marks for each correct answer




+ 2 marks for each correct answer




+ 2 marks for each correct answer


General Science


+ 2 marks for each correct answer


Social Studies


+ 2 marks for each correct answer







Sainik School Entrance Exam Question Papers 2022

The question papers of Sainik School 2022 will be available by the conducting authority after the examination is over. Candidates can download Sainik School question paper from the link provided on this page. Using Sainik School question papers, aspirants can understand the exam pattern and structure of paper in a better manner. With the regular preparation from Sainik School question papers, aspirants can improve their level of speed and accuracy.

Sainik School Previous Year Question Papers - Class 6

Sainik School Entrance Exam Answer Key 2022

After the completion of the Sainik School entrance test, the conducting authority will release the answer key of Sainik School 2022. The answer key will display the solutions to the questions asked in the entrance examination. With the help of the Sainik School 2022 answer key, candidates can match their marked responses with the solutions printed in it. Using the marking scheme mentioned above, aspirants can calculate the probable scores to be secured in Sainik School Admission 2022. 

Sainik School Result 2022 - Download Merit List 

As mentioned earlier, the result will be released in the form of Sainik School merit list 2022. The merit list for written exam will be published in February, while the final merit list will be declared in March. Sainik School 2022 merit list will be prepared on the basis of scores secured in the entrance examination.

In order to be eligible for admission to Sainik School for a particular academic year in case of General, OBC(NCL) and Defence/ex-servicemen category, it shall be necessary for a candidate to obtain a minimum of 25% marks in each section/subject and an aggregate of 40% marks in the AISSEE 2022.

Sainik School 2022 Merit List – Tie-breaking method

In case there is a tie with regard to overall marks, the marks for individual subjects/ factors will be considered in the following order of priority:

Priority in Tie Breaker

Tie-breaking method Class 6

Tie-breaking Method Class 9

Tie-breaker 1

Marks in Mathematics will be considered


Tie-breaker 2



Tie-breaker 3



Tie-breaker 4


General Science

Tie Breaker 5

Lower Age

Social Science

Tie Breaker 6


Lower Age


Sainik School Medical Test 

Candidates who will qualify in Sainik School Admission 2022 test will be called for Medical Test. The students who have qualified will be sent a call-up letter in which the details of the medical examination will be given. The call-up letter will include the date for a medical test and the venue. If the students do not qualify in the medical test then they will not be eligible for admission.

Sainik School Admission – Reservation Policy

In the Sainik School admission, out of the total Sainik School Seats following are reserved for the SC/ST/children of service personnel and other category-wise candidates:

  • Scheduled Caste - 15%
  • Scheduled Tribes - 7.50%
  • Boys from the state in which Sainik School is located - 67%
  • Boys from other States and UTs - 33%
  • Children of service personnel ( Including ex-servicemen) - 25%

Sainik School Admission Procedure 2022

The result of Sainik School 2022 for the written examination will be announced in February 2022. AISSEE 2022 result will be released in the form of merit list in PDF format. In order to download the Sainik School result, candidates need to enter the roll number and date of birth. A link to download Sainik School 2022 result will be provided on this page when released.

Sainik School Admission 2022 - Selection Process

The selection of the candidates will be done for any of the Class will be done based on the entrance test. The method of selecting the candidates are given below

The Interview is no longer the part of selection process for admission in Sainik School.

Sainik School Selection Process

  • Class 6: Based on an entrance test comprising Mathematics, Language, and Intelligence.
    • Sainik Schools admit boys in class 6 on the basis of their merit in the Entrance Examination and medical exam.
  • Class 9 - Based on entrance test comprising Mathematics, Science, English and Social Science followed by medical examination.
    • Sainik Schools admit boys in class 9 on the basis of their merit in the Entrance Examination 
  • Class 11 - Boys are admitted on the basis of the marks scored in Class 10 Board examination.

Sainik School  Fee Structure

The Sainik School Fee might change. The students should go to the official website of the Sainik school where they are seeking admission and check the latest fee.


Sainik School



Annual Admission Fee (Approx.)
General SC/ST

Sainik School Satara


 Rs.90,239 Rs. 88739

Sainik School Kunjpura


Rs 1,03,590  Rs 1,02,090

Sainik School Kapurthala


 Rs 83,193 Rs 81,693

Sainik School Balachadi


 -- --

Sainik School Chittorgarh


Rs.95500 Rs.95500

Sainik School Korukonda

Andhra Pradesh

 -- --

Sainik School Kalikiri

Andhra Pradesh

Rs 1,00,000 Rs 98,500

Sainik School Kazhakootam


 Rs 52,000 Rs. 52,000

Sainik School Purulia

West Bengal

 Rs.90,453 Rs. 90,453

Sainik School Bhubaneswar


Rs 81,000  Rs 81,000

Sainik School Amaravathinagar

Tamil Nadu

 Rs 56,418 Rs 56,418

Sainik School Rewa

Madhya Pradesh

Rs 81,332  Rs 79,332

Sainik School Tilaiya


Rs 87,453  Rs 86,043

Sainik School Bijapur


 Rs 72,995 Rs 72,995 

Sainik School Kodagu


 Rs 90,584 Rs 89,084 

Sainik School Goalpara


 Rs 29,000 Rs 29,000

Sainik School Ghorakhal


 Rs 85,242 Rs 83,742 

Sainik School Lucknow

Uttar Pradesh

Rs 35,000 Rs 35,000

Sainik School Nagrota

Jammu & Kashmir

 --  --

Sainik School Imphal


--   --

Sainik School Sujanpur Tira

Himachal Pradesh

Rs 73,143  Rs 73,143 

Sainik School Nalanda


 -- -- 

Sainik School Gopalganj


 Rs 85,000 Rs 83,000 

Sainik School Punglwa


 -- -- 

Sainik School Ambikapur


 Rs 82,505 Rs 81,005 

Sainik School Rewari


--  -- 


Sainik School Admission 2022 - FAQs

Some of the frequently asked questions regarding Sainik School Admission 2022 are as follows -

Q. To which board are the Sainik Schools affiliated to?

Ans. The Sainik Schools are affiliated with Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), New Delhi.

Q. In which classes admission is taken?

Ans. Admissions are taken in Classes 6 and 9 only.

Q. What is the Sainik School Admission Policy?

Ans. Students are admitted to Sainik Schools as per their performance in AISSEE and medical test.

Q. When is the entrance test conducted?

Ans. The All India Sainik School Entrance Exam is conducted on the first Sunday of every year. This year, the Sainik School Entrance Test was held on 7 February 2022.

Q. What is the medium of the entrance test?

Ans. For Class 6, the medium of the test will be English, Hindi and other regional languages. But the Class 9 test’s medium will be English only.

Q. Is the Sainik School Admission test or the All India Sainik School Entrance Exam is the only exam to qualify the test?
Ans. No, apart from All India Sainik School Entrance Exam, there is a medical test. Candidates who have successfully qualified in the entrance exam will be shortlisted for the medical round. The final result will be announced after the conclusion of the medical test.

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Sainik School Admission Contact Details


Sainik Schools Society, Ministry of Defence
Room No.- 101, 1st Floor, D1 Wing,
Sena Bhawan, New Delhi -110011

In case of any query regarding the admission process, you can write in the comments section below.

Contact Details

Phone - 23014731, 23014826, 23011498, 23015769

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