Sainik School Cadets

Sainik Schools Society (SSS) is an autonomous organisation under the Ministry of Defence, Govt of India. The Society runs Sainik Schools. Sainik Schools are English medium residential schools affiliated to CBSE. Sainik Schools prepare Cadets to join the National Defence Academy (NDA), Khadakwasla (Pune), Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala and other Training Academies for officers. At present there are a total of 33 Sainik Schools across the country. Full form of AISSEE is All India Sainik Schools entrance exam.

Sainik Schools offer admission at the level of Class VI and Class IX.

Ministry of Defence (MoD) has approved 18 New Sainik Schools, which operate in partnership with NGOs/private schools/State Governments. These approved New Sainik Schools function under the aegis of Sainik Schools Society.

These approved New Sainik Schools offer admission to Sainik School Stream at the level of  Class VI only.

Admission to both Sainik Schools as well as New Sainik Schools is based on the performance of candidates in the All India Sainik Schools Entrance Examination (AISSEE).

Thus, AISSEE 2024 covers admission to:

  • Class VI and Class IX of the Sainik Schools and
  • Class VI of the New Sainik Schools for the academic year 2024-25.

The admission of candidates will be carried out on the basis of e- counselling as per Merit List of AISSEE 2024, medical fitness approved by competent medical authorities and verification of original documents.

Get AISSEE 2024 schedule here. Read about Sainik School Eligibility here. We have arranged for you authentic Sainik School AISSEE previous year question papers so as to get you exam ready. Visit this page to download Sainik School exam papers. Read about New Sainik Schools here. Read about Old Sainik Schools here.

AISSEE 2024 is common for those who are seeking admission to Sainik Schools and those who are seeking admission to approved New Sainik Schools.  Both have to have to appear in AISSEE 2024 and qualify for admission to Sainik Schools or approved New Sainik Schools. Sainik School Society has entrusted the responsibility of conducting the AISSEE 2024 to the National Testing Agency(NTA) for the academic year 2024-25. NTA will be conducting the AISSEE 2024 in the paper pen mode in 180 cities across India.

The responsibility of NTA is limited to inviting online applications for AISSEE 2023, conduct of the AISSEE 2023, processing and declaration of result and providing the merit list to the SSS. For more details about the exam, candidates are advised to go through the Information Bulletin for the year 2023-24.

For details about the Sainik/New Sainik School, kindly visit the school website concerned.
Candidates can call on any of the following numbers of NTA for any assistance/clarification: 011 40759000, 01169227700. 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.