AISSEE-2022: Admission for girls in military schools
The National Testing Agency (NTA) has recently issued the All India Sainik Schools Entrance Examination (AISEE) –2022 Notification for admissions in Sainik Schools. In this context, let us see the latest decisions of the Central Government regarding Sainik Schools, the admission process in Sainik Schools etc.
Sainik Schools were established under the Ministry of Defense fifty years ago. The Sainik School Society was established specifically under the Ministry of Defense to oversee Sainik Schools. From 6th class to 12th class, CBSE offers academic teaching on a residential basis. The main purpose of these schools is to provide training from the school level to enable the students to join the three forces. The Central Government has recently taken a number of key decisions towards reforms in relation to the Sainik Schools which have gained prominence.
100 new sainik schools
The Union Cabinet recently approved the setting up of 100 new sainik schools. It was decided to set up these in a public-private partnership, or in collaboration with interested state governments or NGOs. As a result, about 5,000 new students will be admitted to military schools each year. At present there are 33 military schools in the country. Three thousand of them are admitted in the sixth class every year. With the latest decision, a total of more than 8,000 students will have the opportunity to study in military schools. The Center has also decided to provide financial incentives to the newly established Sainik Schools in partnership with government, private and voluntary organizations.
Steps are being taken to ensure that the newly established Sainik Schools get CBSE accreditation. The government will provide assistance in the necessary infrastructure, quality of teaching, curriculum, etc. Students of Sainik Schools will have the opportunity to achieve ranks in the entrance examinations conducted at the national level with the CBSE syllabus.
Admission for girls in Sainik Schools
So far, only boys have been admitted to sainik schools. It was decided to admit girls into all sainik schools as well. It has been announced that this will be implemented from the 2022–23 academic year. Ten per cent of the total seats will be allotted to girls. In fact, as a pilot project, girls were admitted to Mizoram Sainik School from 2019 onwards. From the 2020–21 academic year, girls will also be admitted to sainik schools in Bijapur, Chandrapur, Ghorakal, Kalikiri and Kodagu.
Representation that will grow
With the latest decision taken by the government, the number of women in the armed forces is likely to increase further in the future. It is known that recently women in the three forces were given the rank of Permanent Commission for those who qualified in the NDA. It was decided to admit girls to military schools with the intention of training them at the school level so that women could also compete for higher level jobs in the three forces in the future. At present, the total number of women employees in the Army, Navy and Air Force is up to 8,000.
It can be said that the number of students in Sainik Schools is somewhat higher among those selected for the three forces. For example, up to 30 percent of those selected for the NDA each year are students from Sainik schools. This is mainly due to training in that direction from the high school level, NCC training and other physical training. With the establishment of one hundred new sainik schools, the representation of sainik schools in the three forces is expected to increase further in the coming days.
AISSEE 2022 Admission process
The enrollment process for the 2022–23 academic year has begun in Sainik schools. National Testing Agency All India Military Schools Entrance Examination (AISEE) –2022 Notification has been issued. NTA has announced that written test will be conducted for admissions in classes six and nine in 33 sainik schools across the country. Girls were also declared eligible for admissions in the sixth grade. The notification said that ten seats in each Sainik school would be allotted to girls. 67% of the seats in each Sainik School are Home State quota and the rest students from other states may also compete for seats. There are military schools in Kalikiri and Korukonda in the Telugu states.
AISSEE 2022 Sixth class examination
The entrance test for Class VI in Sainik Schools is for a total of 300 marks. Questions are asked from all four sections. They are ..
- Section A Mathematics 50 questions –150 marks,
- Section B Intelligence 25 questions –50 marks,
- Section C Language 25 questions –50 marks,
- Section D 25 questions –50 marks. The test time is 150 minutes.
AISSEE 2022 Ninth Class exam
The ninth class entrance examination is conducted for a total of four hundred marks. Questions are asked from five sections.
- Mathematics 50 50 questions – 200 marks,
- Intelligence 25 questions – 50 marks,
- English 25 questions – 50 marks,
- General Science 25 questions – 50 marks,
- Social Science 25 marks – 50 marks.
Both the tests are done in pen and pencil format. Students are required to mark the answers on the OMR sheet.
AISEE-2022 Important Information
- The age of boys and girls for the sixth class should be between 10–12 years as on 31.03.2022. Must have been born between April 1, 2010 and March 31, 2012.
- Age of boys for ninth class should be between 13–15 years as on 31.03.2022. Must have been born between April 1, 2007 and March 31, 2009. Only boys currently in eighth grade are eligible for ninth grade.
AISSEE 2022: How to apply: Apply online.
- Last date for online application: October 26, 2021
- Editing in Online Application: October 28 to November 2.
- AISEE Sixth and Ninth Class Entrance Exam Date: January 9, 2022
- Website for full details: https://aissee.nta.nic.in
Sainik Schools.. Highlights
- There are currently 33 Sainik Schools with a capacity of 3,000 students.
- One hundred new sainik schools will be formed under PPP system in the next academic year.
- Admission to another five thousand in addition into the new sainik schools.
- Girls are also eligible for admission in sainik schools.
- Ten percent of the seats in every sainik school are for girls.
- About 30 percent of the troops in the three forces are students from sainik schools.