(a) 67% of seats in each Sainik School are reserved for candidates from the State/UT in which the Sainik School is located and 33% of the seats are reserved for candidates from Other States/UT. For the purpose of seat allocation, two lists are prepared – „List A‟ (for candidates from Home State/UT) and „List-B‟ (for candidates from Other State /UT). The qualified candidates from the Home State/UT and other than Home State/UT are arranged in order of merit as per their category under List-A and List-B respectively. The candidates will be allotted seats as per the percentage of reservation specified in Para (b) and (c) below
(b) Firstly, within each list (list „A‟ and List „B‟, ie. Under both Home State/UT and other States/UT and Other States/UT), 15% of the total seats are reserved for Scheduled Castes, 7.5% seats for Scheduled Tribes and 27% seats for Other Backward Classes- Non Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL). Reservation for OBC-NCL category will be considered as per the central list of Other Backward Classes available on National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC), Government of India website www.ncbc.nic.in, as on the first day of the month in which the process of Online admission Form commences.
(c) Out of the balance seats, 25% seats within each list (List „A‟ and List‟B‟, ie under both Home State/UT and Other States/UT), are reserved for children of service personnel including ex-servicemen (Defence category). The remaining seats are reserved for children belonging to General category under both Home State/UT (List „A‟) and Other States/UT (List „B‟).
(d) Distribution of Seats under “Other States/UT Quota. Seats under “ Other States/UT” quota in all the categories (i.e. SC, ST, OBC-NCL, Def & Gen) in List B will be distributed to candidates based on merit, with a condition that Candidates from a particular State/UT will not exceed 25% of the total vacancies in these categories. After allocating the seats under all five categories in Other States/UT quota (List B) to the candidates as per merit and proportion of 25% seats per State/UT, the balance unutilized seats shall be filled by the candidates from Home State/UT (List A) in the corresponding category.
(e) Distribution of Seats for Girl Candidates in Class VI . In Class VI, the total number of boys and girls under each category shall not exceed the prescribed limit of reservation under that Category. The authorised strength of the school should not be exceed either. One seat per category for girls is to be ensured. In this regard, 10% of the strength of Class VI or 10 number seats (whichever is higher) will be reserved for girls candidates in any school, in order to cater to all the categories.