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Sainik School Nalanda, Pawapuri, Nalanda

School is upto Senior Secondary School (XI-XII) and affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). The School is a Boys Boarding School, with classes from VI to XII. It is an English Medium school.

Pawapuri, Nalanda - Bihar, India

Boys, Boarding School - since 10/12/2003

Sainik Schools Society, Ministry of Defence

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About School

Know about Sainik School Nalanda, Pawapuri: Board & Curriculum, Admission Procedure, Fees & Fee Structure, Contact Details, Facilities and Ranking, Rating and Reviews.

Sainik School Nalanda Pawapuri, is a Senior Secondary School (XI-XII), affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). The School is a Boys Boarding School, with classes from VI to XII. It is an English Medium school. The school is located in Nanand area of Pawapuri. Sainik School Nalanda was established in 2003. It is a Government School and is part of Sainik Schools and is managed by Sainik Schools Society, Ministry of Defence.

Sainik School Nalanda Nanand is a Boys Boarding School, which services the educational need of over students from VI through XII. The classes in Sainik School Nalanda for every academic year starts from April to March

Sainik School Nalanda was established with the primary aim of preparing boys, particularly of Bihar domicile academically, physically and mentally for entry into thee National Defence Academy and the Naval Academy. The School is a residential public school for boys functioning under the aegis of Sainik Schools Society, Ministry of Defence, Govt of India.Inaugurated by the Hon'ble Raksha Mantri  Shri George Fernandes,The School came into existence on 12 Oct 2003 and has been functioning in its permanent building at Nanand village in Nalanda District of Bihar.Mauryans have made their presence felt at the National Level Though, the School is only 12  years old, made its presence felt not only at State level but also at the National level by producing the; best results in the All India Secondary School Examination.  The School  has also bagged the "General Officer Commanding, Madhya Bharat Area Jabalpur has adjudged Sainik School Nalanda as the Best Sainik School among all the five Sainik Schools of Central zone on overall performance for the academic session 2014-15 fourth times. It is pertinent to mention that the school has received coveted " Raksha Mantri Trophy" for sending maximum cadets to NDA in 2013. The School topped among all the Sainik Schools in the country in the Class X CBSE Board Exams and received the coveted "Merit Certificate " presented by the Ministry of Defence, Govt of India for the best Academic Performance in the AISSE five times.

The scheme to establish Sainik Schools was introduced in 1961 with the primary aim of preparing boys academically, physically and mentally for entry into the National Defence Academy. The schools are a brain child of Sh. V.K. Krishna Menon, the then Defence Minister.The Sainik Schools are established and managed by the Sainik Schools Society under Ministry of Defence.

Sainik Schools are fully residential schools run on public school lines. All the schools are members of All India Public Schools Conference.

Most Sainik Schools are designed for 525 cadets spread over from class-VI to XII. So far these schools have contributed about 7,000 officers to the three defence services.

School Awards and Recognitions

The school received Raksha Mantri Trophy for sending maximum cadets to NDA in year 2013.

Sainik School Nalanda, Pawapuri is one of the best Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) schools in Nanand, Pawapuri and ranks among the top schools in Pawapuri. Here, the dedicated and professional teachers ensure that the children get the maximum out of their education in this Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) school in Delhi. The school has given exceptional results in the academic sphere and its students have excelled in extra co-curricular activities too.

Checkout everything about Sainik School Nalanda, Pawapuri Bihar. The best gift you can give to your child is a right school for his/her academic, co-curricular and overall development. Read about Sainik School Nalanda Admission Procedure & Policy, Important Dates for Admission, Sainik School Nalanda Fee Structure, School Curriculum & affiliation, medium of instruction, level, Extracurricular Activities, Facilities, Alumni, Faculty, Contact Details and other important information. You can also explore list of best schools in Pawapuri or checkout Best Schools in Nanand Pawapuri.

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Address & Contact Information

School Address

Village Nanand,PO:- Pawapuri Distt.:- Nalanda State :- Bihar PIN :- 803115

School Contact Person

Phone Number


Email Id

School Website

School Principal & Management Committee


Admission Details

Academic Year

April to March

Admission Period

October Onwards

Admission Contact Details

Contact Person

Phone Number

(+91) 8510055577, 8510044411

Email Id

For admissions, Email Id :

Sainik School Nalanda offers following grades and levels
  • VI
  • VII
  • VIII
  • IX
  • X
  • XI
  • XII
  • Middle School (VI-VIII)
  • Secondary School (IX-X)
  • Senior Secondary School (XI-XII)

The School has students enrolled from VI to XII. Find below the admission schedule, procedure, Contact Details, documents required and instructions for parents for Sainik School Nalanda Admission.

In this section, we will answer the common questions like What is the admission process like and what are the key dates? Is their any admission test? Will School also hold an interview or an interaction? What is the age criterion for admission to Sainik School Nalanda for the upcoming academic year?

Sainik Schools admit boys in classes VI, IX on the basis of their merit in the Entrance Examination and an Interview. Parents have to fill the online registration form and upload the necessary documents.

Application for admission is ONLINE process through Sainik School Nalanda website and Sainik Schools Society Admission website “”. Prospectus can be downloaded from both the Websites. Submission of application form and deduction of fees is through online mode only.

Boys seeking admission in Class VI should be 10-12 yrs of age and for Class IX they should be aged 13-15 yrs as on 31st March in the year admission is being sought.

The prospectus and application form are available in the month of October every year and can be obtained from the respective school where the student wants to take admission.

Seat Reservation Policy
  • 67% seats are reserved for boys of the State where the school is located.
  • The balance 33% seats are open to boys from all other States and UTs.
  • Within this broad classification, 25% seats are reserved for sons of service personnel including ex-servicemen while 15% seats are reserved for SC and 7½% for ST candidates.

Admission Schedule

The Programme for the entrance examination is given below:-
  • Sale of Prospectus/Admission Form : 08th October, 2018 to 26th November 2018
  • Last date for receipt of application: 01st December, 2018 (Saturday)
  • Date of Entrance Exam: 6th January, 2019 (First Sunday of January)
  • Publication of Merit List Roll Number-wise of candidates called Medical Examination and issue of Call Letters: 4th February, 2019 (Monday)
  • Medical Exam (Tentative): 11th February 2019 to 28th February, 2019
  • f) Publication of final Merit List including Waiting List: 11th March, 2019 (Monday)

The Registration charge will be included in the selling price of the prospectus-cum application forms at the following rates:-

  • General and Defence Category : Rs.400/-
  • b) SC/ST : Rs.250/-

All India Sainik Schools Entrance Examination is held in the month of January every year.

Medium of Examination for Class VI examinations will be English, Hindi. The question papers for Class VI will continue to be set in English and all the recognized official languages. But question papers for class IX will be set in English only and students are required to answer in English.

Admission is based on an entrance test comprising Maths, GK (Sc & Sst),Language and Intelligence for Class VI; Maths, Intelligence, English ,General Science and Social Studies for Class IX, followed by Interview and medical examination.

The minimum qualifying marks for general category candidates as well as children of Defence Services Personnel and ex-servicemen will be 25% in each subject with 40% in aggregate.

Territories, where Sainik Schools are not established, will be that of the schools indicated against each

  • Delhi - Sainik School, Kunjpura
  • Chandigarh - Sainik School, Kapurthala
  • Tripura, Sainik School, Imphal
  • Lakshadweep & Mahe Sainik School, Kazhakootam
  • Puducherry & Karaikal Sainik School, Amaravathinagar
  • Goa Sainik School, Satara
  • Diu & Daman, Dadra & Nagar Haveli - Sainik School, Balachadi 
  • Meghalaya & Sikkim - Sainik School, Goalpara 
  • Andaman & Nicobar Island - Sainik School, Purulia. 
  • Yanam & Telangana - Sainik School, Korukonda 
  • Uttar Pradesh - Sainik School, Ghorakhal, Uttarakhand
Examination subjects & Break down of marks


Ser No. Subjects Questions and Marks Marks
(i) Maths 50x3 150
(ii) GK (Sc & Sst) 25x2 50
(iii) Language 25x2 50
(iv) Intelligence 25x2 50
    Total 300


Ser No. Subjects Questions and Marks Marks
(i) Maths 50 x 4 200
(ii) Intelligence 25 x 2 50
(iii) English 25 x 2 50
(iv) General Science 25x2 50
(v) Social Studies 25x2 50
    Total 400

Fees Details

Fees: Fee Structure & Details

Refer below for Sainik School Nalanda fee structure and current fees.

The School Fees are fixed by the Board of Governors periodically. Following payments are required to be made by the parents at the time of admission in the School:

  • School/Tution Fee : Rs. 79,860/- (Annually)
  • Caution Money : Rs. 3,000/- (Rs. 1,500/- (For SC/ST) Refundable.)
  • Clothing Money : Rs. 27,000/- (Only Rs. 20,000/- Claimable as Clothing Money from Scholarship, Rs. 7,000/- non claimable/non refundable.)
  • Diet Fee : Rs. 34,220/- (@ Rs. 118 per day for 290 days).
  • Utensil Charges : Rs. 1,500/-
  • Incidental Money :
    • Rs. 16,000/- (Annually for new Admissions)
    • Rs. 5,000/- (Annually for old Cadets )
  • Electricity & Gen Charges : Rs. 2,300/-p.a
  • Washing Charges : Rs. 3,080/- p.a
  • Postage Charges : Rs. 100/- p.a
  • Insurance Premium : Rs. 1,000/- (Valid for 5 Years only)
  • Entertainment Charges : Rs. 200/- p.a
  • SMS Charges : Rs. 150/- p.a
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Infrastructure & Facilities

The Sainik School Nalanda campus is spread over acres of land in Nanand area of Pawapuri , Bihar state. The School is a Boarding School. The School's infrastructure includes but is not limited to

Education Facilities and Infrastructure

Activity Center
Computer Labs
Language Labs
Maths Labs

Other Facilities and Infrastructure

AV Facilities
Kitchen & Dining Hall
Medical Facility

Sports Facilities and Infrastructure

Horse Riding
Kho Kho
Play Area
Table Tennis
Safety & Security Measures at the School

All Sainik Schools have an infirmary.  A resident Medical Officer, assisted by a fully qualified Nursing Assistant attend to the ailments/medical cases of the students. 

Extra-Curricular Activities

Compulsory NCC training is imparted to all the students right from Class VI to XII. Specialised coaching is imparted in various sporting disciplines by qualified coaches deputed by the SAI.

School Clubs and Societies

The School has organisations/Clubs/Societies that organize various activites to develop the skills and extract the best out of every child. These scholastic and co scholastic clubs are a great way to explore the interest of any student or even develop new ones. The Clubs are:

Art and Craft
Computer Club
Dramatics Theater
Scouts and Guides
Social Service

Academic Programs

School Timings and Vacations

What are the school timings?

The school works in Shift 1 (Morning). The School timings are

What is the typical school vacation schedule?

The School holidays are from

Language of Instruction
  • English
School Level & Classes

Which grades will you have in the new session?

Sainik School Nalanda is a Middle School (VI-VIII) to Senior Secondary School (XI-XII) for both boys and girls and has following grades/levels
  • VI
  • VII
  • VIII
  • IX
  • X
  • XI
  • XII
School Senior Secondary Streams
  • Science with Mathematics
  • Science without Mathematics
Number of Students

Number of Teachers

Students to Teachers Ratio

Academics Programme and Curriculum Structure

The Academic session at Sainik School Nalanda starts from April to March. The School provides education to students from VI to XII.

Sainik School Nalanda is a coed Englishmedium Boarding School which offers National curriculum, CBSE from VI to XII.

Sainik Schools prepare boys for the following examinations

  • CBSE All India Secondary School Examination (Class X).
  • CBSE All India Senior School Certificate Examination (Class XII).
  • Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Examination for admission to National Defence Academy (NDA).


Sainik School Nalanda is authorised to offer the following

CBSE Board India Schools
Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)

National Level Curriculum under the Union Government of India, Board of Education for public and private schools conducts. CBSE is the largest educational board in the country and is duly recognized by the Department of Education.

  • Secondary School Examination
  • Senior Secondary certificate examination

Sainik School Nalanda is recognised by and affiliated to the CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) board and follows curriculum prescribed by it. The school is affiliated to CBSE since with CBSE affiliation number 380004.

The Schools offers following CBSE boards

  • All India Senior School Certificate Examination (AISSCE) (12th)
  • All India Secondary School Examination (AISSE) (10th)
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    Curriculum offered in Sainik School Nalanda by Class

    In this section, we will answer What board of education does Sainik School Nalanda intend to follow over the years?

    Level - Class/Grade Curriculum
    Pre school/ Pre Primary Classes
    Primary Classes
    Class 1st to 5th (I-V)
    Middle School
    Class 6th to 8th (VI-VIII)
    • School follows CBSE Curriculum in Middle School.

    Secondary School
    Class 9th-10th (IX-X)
    • School is Affiliated to CBSE and offers CBSE AISSE (SSE) curriculum in Secondary classes (class IX & X). Followed by CBSE Board Exam (AISSE All India Secondary School Examination) at the end of the Class 10th.

    Senior Secondary School
    Class 11th-12th (XI-XII)
    • School is Affiliated to CBSE and offers CBSE AISSCE curriculum in class XI & XII. Followed by CBSE Board Exam (AISSCE All India Senior School Certificate Examination) at the end of the Class 12th.
    • At the Senior Secondary level, school offers Science with Mathematics, Science without Mathematics streams.

    Class 10th - Secondary School Examination

    From the academic year 2017-18, CBSE students have to appear for 5 papers along with one extra vocational subject in class X. Also based on the feedback received from Schools and Parents, CBSE has decided to restore Class X Board Examination with Effect from academic session 2017-18. Please note the New examination pattern for CBSE class X is effective for all students appearing for Class X CBSE exam starting 2018 (2017-18 academic session).

    The CBSE students have to study 5 subject and 1 vocational subject in class 10th. CBSE has made it compulsory for class 10 students to appear for a vocational subject as an additional course. final marksheet for Class X will have separate assessment for the Scholastic Area, co-Scholastic Activities and Discipline (Attendance, Sincerity, Values). Know more about the Class 10th subjects, assessment pattern, Prescribed books and paper format

    Click on the below subject name for CBSE Class 10th Secondary School Examination Syllabus, Unit weightage, Exam Paper Format and Prescribed Books.
    Scholastic Area
    1. Language 1
    2. Language 2
    3. Science
    4. Mathematics
    5. Social Science
    6. 6th Additional Subject
    Co-Scholastic Area
    1. Work Education or Pre Vocational Education
    2. Art Education
    3. Health & Physical Education

    Students can select any language or subject from list of additional subjects as 6th Subject. Know about list of subjects available in Class X, Syllabus, course structure, Exam paper Format and Prescribed books. Also know about the list of subjects available as 6th subject and their syllabus and course structure.

    CBSE Class 10th Previous Year Question Papers and Sample Papers solved - Coming Soon

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    Sainik School Nalanda
    5 5 1
    Best for NDA and also one of the best Sainik school but the lower classes such as 6 and 7 have to face a lot of problems that I don't like but those problems also make you emotionally, physically and mentally strong.So if your aim is NDA then no doubt this is the best school but for those people whose aim is not NDA Don't even try to look over this school.

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    This is very enjoyful and discipline school and also good school

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    Undoubtedly this exceptional place nurtures your personality and all round development. Gives u the best experience being a cadet here.

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