Sainik School Eligibility Criteria 2020
Updated on Dec 2, 2019 - 12:16 p.m. IST by Maniprabha.singh
#Sainik School Admission

Sainik School Eligibility Criteria 2020 - Sainik Schools Society has released the Sainik School eligibility criteria for admission into class 6th and 9th. Eligibility criteria include a minimum age, state of domicile, educational qualification etc. Only boy students who are studying in class V or VIII from a recognized school are eligible to apply for Sainik School admission 2020. Students applying for the All India Sainik Schools Entrance Examination 2020 (AISSEE) must read the Sainik School Eligibility Criteria 2020 before filling the forms. The exam conducting authority will reject the application forms of ineligible candidates. Hence, read the complete article to know the Sainik School Eligibility Criteria.

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Sainik School Eligibility Criteria 2020

Only candidates who satisfy the mentioned eligibility clauses can proceed further to fill the AISSEE application form. Applicants do note that only boys are eligible to get admission in Sainik Schools. Besides, their nationality should be Indian. Students residing outside India are not eligible for admission. Any student who will find ineligible at any stage will not be granted admission and the fee paid while filling the form will not be returned either. Refer to given class-wise Sainik School eligibility criteria 2020 for more clarification-

Sainik School Class 6th Eligibility Criteria

Students have to fulfill the eligibility norms for Sainik School admission

  • Nationality- Only Indian can apply for All India Sainik Schools Entrance Exams (AISSEE) 2020.
  • Gender- The exam conducting authority will accept applications of Boys only.
  • Age Limit- The age of a student should be between 10-12 years i.e they should be born after April 1, 2008 and before March 31, 2010.
  • Education Qualification- Class 5th students are eligible to send their application.

Sainik School Class 9th Eligibility Criteria

To get admission in Class 9th, students should satisfy all the below-given terms of Sainik School Eligibility 2020

  • Nationality- Only Indian can apply for AISSEE 2020.
  • Gender- The application forms of Boys will be accepted for further admission process.
  • Age Limit- Student's age should be between 13-15 years i.e they should be born between April 1, 2005 to March 31, 2007.
  • Education Qualification- Class 8th students are eligible to send their application.

Sainik School Eligibility Criteria 2020- Documents Required

Students have to upload certain documents to satisfy their eligibility. Below is the list of required documents

  1. Date of Birth Certificate
  2. State Domicile Certificate
  3. Caste Certificate
  4. Income Certificate
  5. Aadhaar Card

Along with the above Sainik School eligibility criteria 2020, students will need to pass the AISSEE 2020 and medical examination to get shortlisted to final document verification round. There are only 80 seats available in Class 6th & 10 seats in Class 9th in all 26 Sainik Schools. However, a large proportion of the seats are reserved for candidates from the state in which a particular branch of the school is located.

Reservation of seats in Sainik School

Sainik schools follow a specific Sainik school 2020 reservation criteria as mentioned below:

S.NoCategoryReservation Percentage
1SC (Scheduled Caste)15%
2ST (Scheduled Tribe)7.5%
3Home State67%
4Boys from other states and UTs33%
5Wards of service personnel including ex-servicemen25%

Sainik School Admission Form 2020

  • Admission in Sainik Schools will be granted on the basis of their eligibility and performance in the written test (AISSEE) & medical exam.
  • Sainik School 2020 application forms will be available online from August 5 till September 23, 2019.
  • Students fulfilling Sainik School eligibility criteria 2020 can apply for the admission which includes a written exam, interview and medical examination.
  • Students have to submit the application form, required document and application fee of Rs 400/- (Rs. 250/- for SC/ST candidates) online before the last date.
  • The mode of payment is only online either by debit card/ credit card/ net banking.
  • No hard copy of the application form will be accepted by the exam conducting authority.

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How many sainik schools are available for admission of girls for class 9th for the year 2021-22.

shivangi mehta 13th Jan, 2020


There are 27 sainik schools in India but for girls there are 3 sainik schools as follows:

1.  Captain Manoj Kumar Pandey UP Sainik School, Lucknow


(i) Father of candidate must be a domicile of UP.

(ii) Female candidates are eligible for Class 9th. For example, for session 2020-21 a candidates must have been born not before 02 Jul 2007 and not later than 01 Jan 2010 for Class VII and a candidates must have been born not before 02 Jul 2005 and not later than 01 Jan 2008 for Class 9th.

(iii) Must have passed Class VI and VIII for admission in class VII and IX respectively by 20 May 2020 from a recognized school.

You will see the more details on  entrance exam and admission procedure on its official website ( .

2. Kittur Rani Channamma residential sainik school, Kittur, Karnataka

  • This school is only for girls.
  • Females from all over India can apply for the entrance exam to take admission.
  • The entrance test to take admission is only for class 6th.
  • You will see more information on its official website ( .

3. Sainik School Chhingchhip , Mizoram : It takes entrance exam for class 6th.

Note: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has given an approval to admit girls in Sainik schools across the country from the 2021-22 academic session.

So it can be guessed that girls can take admissions in all over 27 Sainik schools across India.

Hope it helps.


when will sainik school merit list come

Apoorva Student Expert 10th Jan, 2020

Hello dear student,

Dear student you have not mentioned exactly what merit list you are talking about you can check for the merit list on the official website of the sainik School as it will be  easy for you to check there and you can contact to the school for your further help in your query. I hope this helps

Thank you



sarthak goel 10th Jan, 2020

Hello Srinavasulu,

No the exam is in two languages which are  English and Hindi. The students are admitted in two classes, which are 6th and 9th. You can download the previous year paper for 6th class admission by following the below link:

For more information , kindly refer the below mentioned link:

Hope this Helps


when the answer key will be released

Pragya Singh 10th Jan, 2020

The various coaching institutes have released their answer keys like resonance, akash, fiitjee but there can be some discrepancy in their answers. The official answer key would probably be released by nta by the first week or Feb or may be a little bit after that. As previously it was released after one month of examination.

I hope this helps.


how to check advance result of sainikschool

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 5th Jan, 2020


you did not mention which entrance test you are asking about or which class admission result you want to know,

you may follow the below link to know about sainik school entrance test and all other notifications,

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