Military Schooling In India – Intro and Admission Procedure

by Sachin Kumar on November 27, 2014

Military is known for its discipline and quality of life. Soldiers of our armed forces are courageous, disciplined and they bring glory to our nation by their services. In India, no. of institutions provide military educations in the schools so that the future warriors can learn to live a way of life from their childhood.

Military Schooling In India

Some of these institutes are:

Rashtriya Indian Military College

The Rashtriya Indian Military College (RIMC), Dehradun was founded in 1922. The objective of RIMC was to provide necessary preliminary training for Indians who wanted to become officers in Indian Armed Forces. RIMC runs school classes from 8th to 12th on 10+2 CBSE pattern and serves as a feeder institution to the National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla (Pune).

Admissions: Only 25 Cadets are admitted every six-month. Admissions are made to Class VIII only. The Candidate must be studying in Class VII or above in a recognized school at the time of joining. Application forms are to be submitted to respective State governments.

Candidates are selected on the basis of their performance in an All India Entrance Examination held twice a year successful candidates are called for Viva – Voce test. A merit list is prepared and those who qualify are sent for medical examinations. Those finally cleared are invited to join up.

Sainik Schools

The Sainik Schools Society is an organization under the Ministry of Defence. Its board of governors is chaired by the Minister of Defence. Sainik Schools were started in 1961 to remove regional imbalances in the officer’s cadre of the Defence Forces.

Sainik Schools are a joint venture of the Central and State Governments. All the 26 schools are affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). U.P. Sainik School is the only Sainik School which is run by a State government.

Details of Sainik Schools:

  1. Sainik School, Kazhakootam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
  2. Sainik School Amaravathinagar, Tamil Nadu
  3. Sainik School, Ambikapur, Chhattisgarh
  4. Sainik School, Balachadi, Gujarat
  5. Sainik School Bhubaneswar, Odisha
  6. Sainik School Bijapur, Karnataka
  7. Sainik School Chittorgarh, Rajasthan
  8. Sainik School Ghorakhal, Nainital, Uttarakhand
  9. Sainik School Goalpara, Assam
  10. Sainik School Gopalganj
  11. Sainik School Imphal, Manipur
  12. Sainik School Kapurthala Punjab
  13. Sainik School Bijapur, Karnataka
  14. Sainik School Korukonda, Andhra Pradesh
  15. Sainik School, Kunjpura, Haryana
  16. Sainik School Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
  17. Sainik School Nagrota, Jammu & Kashmir
  18. Sainik School Nalanda, Bihar
  19. Sainik School Pungalwa, Nagaland
  20. Sainik School Purulia, West Bengal
  21. Sainik School Rewa, Madhya Pradesh
  22. Sainik School, Rewari, Haryana
  23. Sainik School Sujanpur Tira, Himachal Pradesh
  24. Sainik School Tilaiya, Tilaiya, Jharkhand
  25. Sainik School Satara, Maharashtra
  26. Sainik School Kodagu, Karnataka

Admissions: The entrance examination is held for admission to class VI & IX. Boys who are between the age of 10-11 years and 13-14 years respectively are eligible to take the examination. Admissions are made strictly in order of merit only in classes VI and IX. As per merit, selected candidates face an Interview Board at school and a Medical Board in the Government Civil Hospital. The final merit list is prepared on the basis of marks obtained by the candidates in the written test and interview.

Rashtriya Military schools

Rashtriya Military schools were eastablished to provide education to the sons of defence personnel. In 1952, the schools were reorganized on Public School lines and admissions were made open to the sons of Defence Service Officers and civilians. The schools were renamed Military Schools in 1966 and in 2007, the schools were renamed again as Rashtriya Military School.  Rashtriya Military Schools are CBSE affiliated which function under the Ministry of Defence. These schools serve as a feeder institution to the armed forces of India and several of its alumni occupying high positions in the Armed Forces.

Details of Rashtriya Military Schools:

  1. Chail Military School (Shimla)
  2. Ajmer Military School
  3. Bangalore Military School
  4. Belgaum Military School
  5. Dholpur Military School

Admissions:  The Common Entrance Test (CET) for admission to Class VI and Class XI is held. Candidates who clear the CET then appear for Interviews at respective Rashtriya Military Schools. Final merit list will be prepared after the Interview. Finally selected candidates then join their respective schools.

SSB is regarded as the toughest interview in India. Large no. of applicants apply for the various entries but at the end only few make it. The reason behind their selection is that they were different from the others. How you can be different than others and how can you crack the SSB? Find out in the following article:

  1. Speak truth: Truth Alone Triumphs. Whatever you speak it must be true. In case you don’t know anything about a particular question then don’t lie to the IO. Remember that he interviews many candidates like us and he can catch you easily when you are lying.
  2. Show your knowledge: Keep yourself updated with the latest happenings in the world and India. When it comes to GD and Lecturette then your knowledge will surely help you to earn more points. Your knowledge will grab others attention and you will become the center of attraction. In case of you interview, show your full knowledge of games you played, NCC etc.
  3. Motivate others: In GTO tasks, you may find that some people get nervous or they are not able to express themselves clearly. In that case you must give them a helping hand and motivate them to express themselves. A leader never lets his soldier feel low or nervous.
  4. Work for a team: When it comes to PGT,HGT,FGT and snake race, always think for the team first. Make a balance in giving ideas and helping others. In snake race, always help the weak members to cross the obstacles before you.
  5. Don’t panic: While Psychological testing, Interview and Individual tasks, don’t panic. Nobody is going to kill you. Just keep yourself calm, hold your breath, leave all the tensions behind and give your best performance.
  6. Don’t beat around the bush: In case of Interview and GD, if you don’t know anything about a particular topic then don’t beat around the bush or give illogical ideas and answers. Just give it a small try and leave the topic if it is not going in your favour.
  7. Don’t apply others ideas: This happens mostly in psychological testing. Some people discuss with others (who already had appeared for SSB) and ask them that what they wrote in the pictures, situations and words. If they find it good, then they apply the same ideas in their own SSB. This is a wrong technique as it may not match your personality.
  8. Be cooperative: Don’t argue with other, don’t shout and don’t be loud. Cooperate with others and keep the discussion healthy.
  9. Express yourself/ Good expressions Power of expression is most important. Express your points with full confidence and positivity in such a way that it leaves a positive impact on the audience. When you are answering a question in your interview then make sure that you are expressing your thoughts clearly and precisely. Don’t hurry and speak slowly with an ease.
  10. Be cheerful and lively: Whatever you do, so it with full energy and keep smiling. A cheerful and lively person is admired by all. Always keep a smile on your face. Smile costs nothing. It shows that you are enjoying your tasks/conversation with the IO and nervousness is far away from you. A gloomy face shows lack of confidence and interest.
  11. Be confident and have faith on you: Always be self-confident, be positive and have faith on you that whatever you are doing is right. It removes nervousness. Whatever you speak, speak with confidence. If you are confident, then every question will be easy for you to answer.
  12. Be positive: In Psychological testing some negative pictures, situations and words are displayed to check candidate’s reponse. In that case one must display positivity and remove the negative aspect of the above by his logical and positive thinking. But if you reflected negative thoughts, then you are gone.
  13. Take initiative:  A leader always lead his team to victory. Take initiative in performing tasks. Also, have ideas from team members.
  14.  Adapt the environment: Sometimes you may feel that people are not that friendly with you. For e.g the GD becomes the fish market and people may not listen to you. All you need to do is to adapt the environment and act accordingly.
  15. Show your OLQ’s: You are aware of 15 OLQ’s? Keep all the qualities in your mind and show it your assessors be it you Psychological testing officer, GTO or IO. If you show these OLQ’s then believe me, victory is yours.

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