For Class IX
A boy seeking admission should have completed 13 year of age but not completed 14 years as on 01 July of admission.The boy seeking admission to class IX should be studying in class VIII in a recognized school. He should not have appeared for Sainik School Entrance Examination for Class IX from any other center in India earlier.
Reservation of Seats applicable to both class VI and IX
67% of the seats of each school are reserved for boys from the state in which the school is located. The shortfall, if any and the remaining seats will be open from other states and union territories. 25% seats are reserved for children of service personnel (including officers & ex-Service men and other ranks subject to a maximum of 36 full scholarships per sainik school. However ex-service men who are discharged at their own request with less than five years of service on discilipinary grounds will not be entitled to the reservation quota or scholarship of the ministry of defence. 15% and 7 ½ % of the total vacancies is reserved for scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes respectively.
There are approximately 100 seats for Class VI and 20 seats for Class IX. However total vacancies may vary depending upon withdrawal / passing out of XII std boys.
The medium of examination for both class VI and class IX will be in English or any other recognised official language. The question papers of Class VI will be set in English and all the recognized official languages. But the question paper for class IX will be set in English only.