Admission to school is made once a year in the month of April to Class VI and IX only. The written examination for selection of the candidates is normally held in January every year. The actual dates of the examination are notified on school website.

Application form to be filled online only through the school website


(i) Applicant and Father of applicant must be a domicile of UP.

(ii) Date of Birth Application are invited from applicants born between dates given as under for the academic session 2024-25, for appearing in Captain Manoj Kumar Pandey UP Sainik School Entrance Examination to be held on 24 Dec 2023 :-

          (a) For Class VI : 02 July 2012 to 01 January 2015 (both dates inclusive)

          (b) For Class IX : 02 July 2009 to 01 January 2012 (both dates inclusive)

(iii) Applicants can appear in the exam as per following details:

          U P Sainik School, Lucknow – Class 6 (Only Boys) Class 9 (Boys & Girls)

          U P Sainik School, Gorakhpur – Class 6 (Boys & Girls) Class 9 (Boys & Girls)

(iv) Must have passed class V and VIII for admission in class VI and IX respectively by 20 May 2024 from a recognized school.

Selection Procedure:

3.1 For admission to school, candidates must qualify in the written examination consisting of one question paper i.e., English, General Knowledge, Mathematics & Intelligence. Exam will be OMR based. Three times candidates in respect to the no. of vacant seats will be called for the Interview on basis of merit. Admission is granted on the basis of merit after Medical Examination and Interview. 10 seats are declared as part of Payment seats. School Fee of the Payment seat is double the Normal seat fee. Payment seats therefore will be offered to the candidates in order of merit till the merit rank of 100 only.

3.2 Scheme of examination will be as under:-
OMR based One question paper having English, General Knowledge,Mathematics & Intelligence of 200 Marks in time duration of 2:30 hours.

Examination Centres:

4.1 The Written examination is held at the following centres in Uttar Pradesh: Agra, Ayodhya, Bareilly, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Meerut, Prayagraj, Varanasi and Lucknow. School has all right reserved for allotment of exam center and can increase or decrease as and when required.

4.2 The Written Entrance Exam will be completed in a day only.


Standard of the Written Examination is that of Class V/VIII of U.P. Board / Central Board of Secondary Education/ Council for Indian School Certificate Examination for admission to Class VI/IX respectively.

Sample Papers


Results of the written examination are displayed on the school website and also on the school notice board.

Medical Fitness:

Shortlisted applicants in the written exam on the basis of merit are required to complete their medical exam on the prescribed format of school and then appear for Interview on the laid down dates in the school campus.


Candidates qualifying in the written examination are interviewed at the Captain Manoj Kumar Pandey U.P. Sainik School Lucknow by a selection board.

Merit List:

1.) Finally a merit list is prepared and candidates are admitted according to their placement in the merit list, the number of vacancies available and medical fitness.

2.) The candidates are required to make their own arrangement for boarding and lodging in connection with Written examination, Interviews and Medical examination. No TA/DA is admissible.

3.) Under no circumstances, the candidates or their parents, guardians, relatives or friends will be permitted to approach any Officer of the school or any other person connected with the selection of candidates. Any attempt to do so will disqualify the candidate.


Out of total vacancies, 27 % of the seats are reserved for OBC, 21 % for SC, 02% for ST and 10 % for EWS category. Vimukt Jati will not be considered in the ST category.
If any false caste certificate is found at any time his candidature will be cancelled and legal action will be initiated as per rules.


 Parent/ guardian of each cadet is required to execute an agreement to the effect that if his ward does not appear at the N.D.A. Entrance examination of the Union Public Service Commission or having taken the examination does not join NDA if selected, he would have to refund the entire amount spent on his son/ward during his stay at the school. This will also be the position if he leaves the school at any intermediate stage.