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Military Schools

Military Schools


Rashtriya Military Schools are residential schools for boys of Defence personnel and ex-servicemen, in class VI to VII. Established as King George’s royal Indian military schools for the children of Defence personnel. In 1952, the schools were reorganized on the grounds of Public Schools and admissions were begun, taking the sons of Defence Service Officers and civilians.

Rashtriya Military Schools’ motto of ‘Sheelem Param Bhushanam’, meaning ‘the character is the highest virtue’, has been the core behind the education and training provided to the students.

The schools are essentially category ‘A’ establishment of the Army. They are administrated by the Directorate General of Military Training at IHQ of MOD (Army). The Central Governing Council (CGC), headed by the Defence Secretary, Ministry of Defence, GOI, is the apex body for these schools.

Age Criteria:

Class Age On 01 Jul Qualification
VI* 10 - 12 Years V Pass
IX* 13 - 15 Years VIII Pass

VI* - Candidate should be between 10 to 12 years as on 31 march 2022
IX* - Candidate should be between 13 to 15 years as on 31 march 2022

Rashtriya Military Schools;

Chail, Ajmer, Dholpur, Banguluru, Belgaum

The curriculum of Rashtriya Military Schools:

  • All the Rashtriya Military Schools are affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary School (CBSE), and Admission curriculum followed by schools is common as per CBSE.
  • Compulsory NCC training
  • UPSC examination for admission to NDA and naval academy

To prepare for:

  • The prepare for All India Secondary School Examination of 10th board
  • All India Senior Secondary Certificate Examination of 12th board
  • UPSC examination for admission to NDA and naval academy

The Goals of the Sainik schools are:

  • To prepare boys Physically, Mentally & Academically for the entry in Defence Services (NDA & Naval Academy).
  • To enhance the qualities of children for being a good and skilled citizen.
  • Provide sound general education without religious or cast prejudices and foster leadership qualities.

Following are the requirements

  • Admissions are held only for the classes 6th and 9th, through all India entrance exam, held annually.
  • Only ‘Boys’ of Defence personnel are taken for Rashtriya Military Schools.

Admission Procedure:

  • Based on Common Entrance Test (CET) conducted in the 3rd week of December every year.
  • Boys must be between 10-11 years of age at the time of admission to class VI
  • CET followed by Interview and medical examination.
  • Admission based on merit prepared by MT-15.

Exam Pattern

Rashtriya Military Schools Exam Pattern


  • 70% for wards of JCOs/OR of Army, Navy, and AF (including ex-servicemen).
  • 30% for wards of officers of Army, Navy, and AF (including retired Officers) and wards of civilians.
  • 50 seats are reserved for wards of service personnel Killed in Action.
  • Notes: 15% and 7.5% seats are reserved for SC and ST in all categories.

Note: Six months relaxation in upper age limit is permissible for the wards of personnel Killed in Action.

Medical: Selected candidates will have to undergo medical exam at Military Hospitals as nominated by the Director-General of Medical Services prior to admission and only those found medically fit will be offered admission.

Fee Structure:

  • Officers :- ₹ 15000.00 p.a.
  • JCO' s :- ₹ 7200.00 p.a.
  • OR :- ₹ 4800.00 p.a.
  • Civilians :- ₹ 24000.00 p.a.

What they say

Vikramaditya Academy Testimonial

“I always wanted to be part of the Indian Defence to do something for my country, in fact my parents were also very about the same. Vikramaditya Academy has given me the opportunity to make my dream come true. All of the teachers and staff members are highly experienced and very supportive. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart”

Rohit Kumar Student
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“My son was got aspired by knowing about the ‘Defence Services’ and the way they work. He just wanted to wear the uniform of army and had medals upon them. Vikramaditya Academy have given him such disciplinary training that, I think no other coaching institution can ever provide.”

Dr. Anil Parent
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Academy. I would never forget the teachers who have taught me. They have not just taught me but actually have grown up me. I see myself as an officer since the very first day in joined the academy”.

Sumit Rawat Student
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“I have two sons in my family. The elder one has always been so week in studies from the very early age. This academy has taught him as such that I could never imagine he cleared the entrance of sainik school in his first attempt. And you know what his brother is now planning to go for the same and compete him….the academy has actually given my son a boost. ”

Vivek Sharam Parent