The admission process has started in all Sainik School. The National Testing Agency (NTA) would be conducting the All India Sainik Schools Entrance Examination-2021 (AISSEE) on 10 Jan 2021 (Sunday) for admissions to Classes VI and IX in 33 Sainik Schools spread across 23 States and one Union Territory. The process of online applications which started on 20 October 2020 will close on 19 November 2020. Candidates are required to submit their applications after registering on the website https://aissee.nta.nic.in. A detailed information bulletin is also available on the NTA site- www.nta.ac.in.
From the academic session 2021-22, reservation in admission for OBC-NCL category has been introduced. Girl candidates are now eligible for admission to Class VI in all 33 Sainik Schools.
Earlier, only boys were admitted in Sainik schools, but now girls will also be admitted in it. This is a good opportunity for daughters who dream of serving the country as military officers. In view of the increasing participation of women in the army, this step has been taken.
In October, 2019, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh had approved the proposal for admission of Girls in Sainik School with effect from academic session 2021-22. This decision was taken after a successful pilot project which was started by Ministry of Defence in Sainik School of Mizoram 2 years ago.
In a pilot project of Ministry of Defence, Sainik School of Mizoram gave admission to 6 girl students in class VI and Sainik School of Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) gave admission to 15 girls in class IX in April, 2018.