Sainik School, founded in 1961 by the Late Defence Minister VK Krishna Menon, aims at bringing public school education to the doorstep of the common man and sending a maximum number of its cadets to National Defence Academy (NDA), has now opened its online registration window for only girl candidates from 26 November 2019 to 6 December 2019 for admissions to Sainik Schools at Bijapur and Kodagu (Karnataka), Chandrapur (Maharashtra), Ghorakal (Uttarakhand) and Kalikiri (Andra Pradesh).
Sainik School Society had closed its application process for the All India Sainik School Entrance Exam (AISSEE) on October 31.
All India Sainik School Entrance Exam (AISSEE) is held to select students for admission to class 6 and class 9. AISSEE 2020 will be held on January 5, 2020.
Girl students can apply for AISSEE 2020 through the official website, ‘sainikschooladmission.in’. For admission to Class 6, a child should be between 10 and 12 years, and for admission to Class 9, a child should be between 13 and 15 years as on March 31, 2020.
The registration fee for AISSEE is Rs. 400 for General category and Defence category students and Rs. 250 for SC, ST category candidates.
The entrance exam will be OMR-based. The prescribed marks for class 6 entrance test id 300 and class 9 entrance test is 400.
Admission of girl students in Sainik schools is a recent phenomenon. In 2017, there were reports of government considering opening doors of Sainik School for girl students. Soon after, Sainik School Lucknow allowed girl students to apply for the entrance exam for the first time and admitted the first batch of girl students in the 2018 academic session.
The motivation for Sainik Schools came from the Rashtriya Indian Military College (RIMC) which has given India many service chiefs and the public school system of England. Today there are 28 Sainik schools all across the country. This school comes under the Defence Ministry of India.