Sainik schools …. Admissions into Sainik Schools, Rashtriya Military Schools and Rashtriya Indian Military College

August 26th, 2010| Education.

Sainik schools …. Admissions into Sainik Schools, Rashtriya Military Schools and Rashtriya Indian Military College

Rashtriya Indian Military College

Rashtriya Indian Military College is a step to get entry into National defence academy.  It provides education from 8th to 12th classes.  After finishing 12th class one can join National Defence Academy directly.

Specialty of this military college is to conduct entrance exam twice a year for admissions.  Notification is released at least a year in advance for every session.  Candidate should not be less than 11 ½ years of age or must not have attained 13 years of age.  The candidate should be studying 7th class of finished 7th class at the time of admission.  State public service commission also undertakes the admission and notification procedure along with Rashtriya Indian Military College. Entrance Exam is held in June, July every year.  Admission will be given to the candidates after an interview and medical test.  25 candidates will be admitted per session.  The written exam consists of a test paper in English for 125 marks, general knowledge for 75 marks and mathematics for 200 marks.  Candidates can appear for the mathematics test in English and Hindi medium.  General knowledge paper can be written in the regional language.  The standard of question paper is of 7th class.

To reach to the VIVA (interview) stage, candidate has to obtain at least 50% marks.  State governments give scholarships of Rs.10,000 to Rs.20,000 for these students.  Andhra Pradesh state gives Rs. 14,000 to every student studying in these schools.  Various private organizations also help these students.

Students of Rashtriya Indian Military College get a chance to participate in various extracurricular activities like rifle shooting, riding, music, art, journalism and current affairs.  Body building is given importance.  By the time the student finishes 12th class, he will be ready for a defence career.

Rashtriya Military Schools

Rashtriya military schools prepare the students for defence careers from a very young age.  Many students from these schools, which have a history of over 50 years, are occupying high positions in the armed forces and serving the country.  These were established for the children of defence personnel.  But now admissions are given for common people also.  CBSE syllabus is followed in these schools.

Admissions are through an entrance test conducted every year for admission into 6th class. These schools provide education from 6th to 12th class.  Preference will be given to the children of defence personnel. 67% seats are reserved for children of army, navy and air force personnel.  20% are reserved for officer rank officials children.  13% of seats are open for common people.

Notification for the entrance test is released for admission into 6th, 10th and 11th classes.  Common entrance test is conducted for admission into 6th class.  Admission into 11th class is based on the marks secured in 10th class.  Common entrance test notification will be release separately by each of the 5 schools separately for admission into 9th class.  Separate applications are to be submitted for each school.  The admission procedure consists of 3 stages.   First stage is an entrance test.  Students who got through this test have to attend an interview.  Final stage is the medical test.

The standard of the entrance test is of the standard of the same class the applicant is studying.  It consists of general knowledge, intelligence, mathematics and English.  Knowledge in basic grammar, famous personalities and important dates is enough to get good marks in English and general knowledge. Notification is released in the end of July or the first week of August every year.  This is published in all the prominent news papers and employment news.  One month time is given to apply.  Exam is generally conducted at the end of December.  Students between 10 years and 12 years of age can apply for the academic year before 1st July.  That is for the academic year of 2011-1012, applicant should be between 10 and 12 years of age by 1st July.

Sainik Schools

These schools were established in 1961 to prepare students for entry into National Defence Academy.  There are 24 schools in our country.  More than 12,000 students are studying 6th to 12th classes in these schools.  Korukonda Sainik School in Vijayanagaram district of Andhra Pradesh is famous all over the country.

Entrance test is held for admissions into 6th and 9th classes. Admission is given only after an interview and medical test.  Admission into 11th class is based upon the marks secured in 10th class.  Specialty of these schools is to give preference to home state students.  67% seats are reserved for the home state students.

Entrance test is for 300 marks. It consists of mathematics, language ability and intelligence test each for 100 marks. English basic skills are tested in language ability test.  Standard of the test is of an average student.  Entrance test for 9th class is for 450 marks. It consists of mathematics paper for 200 marks, science paper for 75 marks, English for 100 marks, social studies for 75 marks.  Notification is released in November every year.  One month time is given for applying.  Application can be had from the respective Sainik school websites of the principals of the schools. Exam will be held on the first Sunday of January.

The applicant should be below 11 years for admission in to 6th class, between 13 and 14 years for admission into 9th class.  For the academic year 2011-12 the applicant’s age should be in the given limit.

Scholarship facility is also available for the students.  Students are also eligible for State government scholarships.  Central defence ministry is giving Rs.10, 000 subsidies to each student studying in the Sainik schools.  Official websites are www.sainikschoolsociety.ors and http://sainikschoolkorukonda.org.

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