Updated December 17th, 2023 at 09:29 IST

AISSEE 2024 registration deadline extended, Sainik School entrance test dates revised

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has revised the registration deadline and exam dates for the All-India Sainik Schools Entrance Examination (AISSEE)-2024.

Reported by: Nandini Verma
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The National Testing Agency (NTA) has revised the dates for the All-India Sainik Schools Entrance Examination (AISSEE)-2024. Instead of January 21, 2024, the exam will now be held on January 28, 2024. Also, the last date to register for this exam has been extended to December 20, 2023. The earlier deadline was December 16, 2023. Candidates can also make the payment until December 20, and from December 22 to 24, 2023, they can make corrections in their applications.

The reason for these changes is to avoid any conflicts with other important exams. According to an official notification, the AISSEE-2024 was rescheduled due to a clash with some major national exams on January 21, 2024. Candidates can register for AISSEE 2024 before the deadline by visiting the official website-


Students aiming to join English medium residential schools affiliated with CBSE can visit the National Testing Agency's official website to register for this entrance exam.

Sainik School Admissions Details

The AISSEE-2024 is conducted for class 6 and 9 admissions in these residential schools preparing cadets for entry into the National Defence Academy, Indian Naval Academy, and other Officer Training Academies.

For general category and wards of defence personnel, the exam fee is ₹ 650, while for SC/ST candidates, it is ₹ 500. Payment can be made via debit/credit card, internet banking, or UPI until December 20, 2023.


Students planning to enter class 6 at Sainik schools must be between 10-12 years old by March 31, 2023. There's also admission opportunity for girls in class 6, provided there are vacancies, and they must meet the same age criteria as boys.

For admission to class 9, candidates should be between 13-15 years old by March 31, 2024, and have passed class 8 from a recognized school. Girls can also apply for class 9, subject to vacancy availability, and must meet the same age criteria as boys.


Published December 17th, 2023 at 09:28 IST

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