SAINIK SCHOOL ADMISSION AND SAINIK SCHOOL ENTRANCE EXAM COACHING
- Sainik Schools : a Brief History. The Sainik Schools comprise of chain of schools in India started in 1961 by India’s then Defence Minister Krishna Menon to rectify the regional and class imbalance amongst the officer cadre of the Indian armed forces. The model of Sainik Schools was adopted from the Rashtriya Indian Military College (RIMC) which have given India many service chiefs and the public school system of England. Deserving students can get high quality education at Sainik schools irrespective of their income or class background. Since their inception, Sainik Schools have sent thousands of students to the Army, the Navy and the Air Force as officers and produced many more responsible civil citizens of the nation.
- The Sainik Schools in India. As of now, there are 28 Sainik schools, at least one major states, of the Republic of India. These schools prepare their cadets to lead as officers in the Defence Services of the country. However, alumni of Sainik Schools have excelled themselves in diverse walks of life. The schools selects the best and capable students through a national level entrance examination and attempts to mould their overall personality with emphasis on extracurricular activities. The Sainik school cubs had their baptism of fire in the 1971 Indo – Pak war and emerged with flying colours. Remember how the young officers led their troops upfront, uphill, undauntedly through the cannonade to recapture the Kargil massifs? And many alumni of Sainik schools have rose to the highest pedestal by becoming chiefs of Army, Navy, Air Force. These residential schools admit students in class VI and provide them with an education that imbibes the Orwellian ‘Officer Like Qualities’ making them, ideally, fit to join the National Defence Academy. Admission is also given in class IX, subject to availability of vacant seats which have been carried forward successively. The Sainik Schools are managed by a Society which is registered under the Societies Registration Act (XXI of 1960). The administration of the Sainik School is vested with an autonomous body under the Board of Governors with the Rajya Raksha Mantri as its Chairman. The Chief Ministers and the Education Ministers of the States are also the members of the Board of Governors. The Local Board of Administration meets at regular intervals to review the progress of the School and to devise measures for improvement.
- Locations of Various Sainik Schools. The locations of various Sainik Schools in the country and dates of their establishment are given below:-
|1.||Sainik School, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, July 1960|
|2.||Sainik School, Satara, Maharashtra, 23 June 1961|
|3.||Sainik School, Kunjpura, Haryana, 03 July 1961|
|4.||Sainik School, Balachadi, Gujarat, 06 July 1961|
|5.||Sainik School, Kapurthala, Punjab, 08 July 1961|
|6.||Sainik School, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan, 07 Aug 1961|
|7.||Sainik School, Korukonda, Andhra Pradesh, 18 Jan 1962|
|8.||Sainik School, Kazhakootam, Kerala, 26 Jan 1962|
|9.||Sainik School, Purulia, West Bengal, 29 Jan 1962|
|10.||Sainik School, Bhubaneswar, Orissa, 01 Feb 1962|
|11.||Sainik School, Amaravathinagar,Tamil Nadu, 16 July 1962|
|12.||Sainik School, Rewa, Madhya Pradesh, 20 July 1962|
|13.||Sainik School, Tilaiya, Jharkhand, 16 Sep 1963|
|14.||Sainik School, Bijapur, Karnataka, 16 Sep 1963|
|15.||Sainik School, Goalpara, Assam, 12 Nov 1964|
|16.||Sainik School, Ghorakhal, Uttaranchal, 21 March 1966|
|17.||Sainik School, Nagrota, Jammu and Kashmir, 22 Aug 1970|
|18.||Sainik School, Imphal, Manipur, 07 Oct 1971|
|19.||Sainik School, Sujanpur, Tira, Himachal Pradesh, 02 July 1978|
|20.||Sainik School, Nalanda, Bihar, 12 Oct 2003|
|21.||Sainik School, Gopalganj, Bihar, 12 Oct 2003|
|22.||Sainik School, Punglwa , Nagaland, 12 May 2007|
|23.||Sainik School Kodagu, Karnataka 18 Oct 2007|
|24.||Sainik School Ambikapur, Chhattisgarh 01 Sep 2008|
|25.||Sainik School Rewari Haryana, 29 Aug 2009|
|26.||Sainik School Jhunjhunu Rajasthan 13 Dec 2012|
|27.||Sainik School East Siang, Arunachal Pradesh 11 Sep 2018|
|28.||Sainik School Chingchhip, Mizoram|
- Minimum Admission Requirement. For admission in Sixth Standard boys must be between the age group of 10 – 11 years on the 1st July of the year in which admission is sought. For vacant seats, admission is given in class 9th, for which the student must be between the age group of 13 – 14 years on the 1st July of the year in which admission is sought.
- Reservation of Seats. 67% vacancies are reserved for boys belonging to the State in which the school is located. Out of this 15%, 7.5% and 25% seats are reserved for the candidates belonging to Schedule Caste, Schedule Tribe and Service Personnel including Ex – servicemen.
- Admission Procedure. All India Entrance Examination, generally conducted on the First Sunday of January every year at various centers all over India. The examination notification is published in all leading newspapers. Syllabus for written test consists of questions on Mathematical Knowledge, Language Ability and Intelligence. Selected candidates are shortlisted for interview and Medical Examination after results of written exam.
- Syllabus For Class VI.
(a) Paper 1. Mathematical Knowledge Test -100 Marks and Language Ability Test – 100 Marks (Time 2 Hours).
(b) Paper 2. Intelligence Test – 100 Marks (Time 40 minutes).
- Syllabus for Class IX.
(a) Paper 1. Mathematics – 200 Marks and Science – 75 Marks (Time 2.30 Hours)
(b) Paper 2. English – 100 Marks and Social Studies – 75 Marks (Time 2 Hours)
9. Interview. In addition to 300 Marks prescribed for written examination for class VI and 450 Marks for class IX, 50 marks for both classes VI and IX would be set apart for interview. An appropriate number of candidates from amongst those who qualify in the entrance examination shall be called for interview and medical examination. Keeping in view the number of vacancies, a final list of candidates will be drawn strictly in order of merit for admission.
- Benefits of Joining Sainik Schools.
(a) Stringent and impartial all India level selection process by Sainik Schools Society through All India Sainik Schools Entrance Exam ensures only best candidates are admitted in various Sainik schools of India. This ensures availability of proper peer group in the school.
(b) All Sainik Schools are affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education, Delhi. CBSE pattern education suits the requirement of various competitive exams in future. They prepare students academically for All India Secondary School Examination (Class X), All India Senior School Certificate Examination (Class XII) and also for the UPSC Entrance Examination to the National Defence Academy.
(c) A student join Sainik Schools at a very young and impressionable age which helps him to inculcate various qualities of body, mind and character which shapes the young boys to become useful citizens of tomorrow. Apart from academics, Sainik Schools endeavor to develop Character, Team Spirit, Loyalty, Esprit – de – Corps and high sense of Discipline among cadets of the School.
(d) The intake of various Sainik Schools at all India level is designed to remove regional imbalances in the officer cadre of the Defence Services.
(f) All Sainik Schools are residential School for boys run on the lines of Public School. They bring Public School Education within the reach of the common man. They are member of the Indian Public Schools Conference 6
(g) The students are encouraged to develop their creative faculties through co – curricular activities and hobby clubs. They are also introduced systematically to various outdoor and indoor games. Compulsory NCC training adds new dimension to their personality. Selected students are exposed to adventure activities like mountaineering, but experience of camp life is given to all of them. A large number of extra – curricular activities such as debates, declamations, quiz competitions, dramatics etc., are held regularly throughout the year. Opportunities are provided to participate in competitions and contests outside the school. Facilities are provided for variety of hobbies in Art, Craft and Music etc., each under the charge of a Master. The schools have a Reading Rooms cum library and the facility exists for issuing books to the boys. Newspapers and Magazines are also made available for reading.
(h) Boys are taken on excursion every year to various Defence Establishments and other places of educational interest. Selected boys are sponsored for courses at Himalayan Institute of Mountaineering, National Institute of Mountaineering etc.
(j) All schools have has a well – equipped computer lab with the latest computers and multimedia kit as well as internet broadband connection.
(k) The Principal , Vice Principal and Administrative of the school are Armed Forces officers of the ranks of Col and Lt Col / Major respectively or their equivalents from Navy or Indian Air Force. The teaching staff is recruited by UPSC New Delhi and the persons are highly qualified, experienced, motivated and have the ability for Public Schools. Besides, there is also a substantial staff to cater to the administrative needs of the school and students.
- Conclusion. You cannot get this unique type of education plus overall development with the same magnitude in any other school system in India or for that matter of the world. Sainik schools teaches you “the art of self – discipline”. When you are self – disciplined things will be automatically on track for all the good reasons.