Sainik school admits boys in Classes VI & IX. Their age should be 10-11 years for class VI and 13-14 for class IX as on 1st July of the year in which admission is sought.
The scheme of entrance examination for admission to class VI & IX envisages a written examination and an interview. The candidates who qualify in the written examination according to the prescribed standards are called for interview keeping in view the number of vacancies available. Admission is further subject to the candidates being found medically fit according to medical standards prescribed for entry to National Defence Academy. However, factors like height and weight which are variable with age are ignored.