Rashtra Defence Academy

Rashtriya Military Schools

What is Rashtriya Military Schools ?

About Rashtriya Military Schools:

Rashtriya Military Schools are English medium residential Public Schools run by the Ministry of Defence on the lines of Sainik school to impart quality education to wards of defence personnel and civilians from Classes VI to XII. These Schools are the founding members of the Indian Public School’s Conference (IPSC). Established in the year 1925, these Schools are among the oldest Public Schools in India. There are five Rashtriya Military Schools (RMS) located at Chail in Shimla Hills of Himachal Pradesh, Ajmer and Dholpur in Rajasthan, Belgaum and Bangalore in Karnataka. Cadets are admitted into Class VI & IX through a Common Entrance Test (CET) conducted under the aegis of the Integrated Headquarters, Ministry of Defence (Army).

Admission Procedure:

  • Common Entrance Test for admission to Class VI and IX is held in Dec.
  • The exam for Class VI will be automated OMR based in subjects of Intelligence, English, Mathematics and General Knowledge.
  • Examination for admission to Class IX will also be OMR based in the subjects of English, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies and Hindi.
  • Admission to Class XI will be based on Class X board exam results.
  • No written exam will be held for admission to Class XI.
  • For admission to Class VI, a candidate should not be less than 10 years and more than 11 years of age as on 01 Jul of the year of admission.
  • For admission to Class IX, a candidate should not be less than 13 years and more than 14 years of age as on 01 Jul of the year of admission.
  • For admission to Class XI, a candidate should not be less than 15 years and more than 17 years of age as on 01 Jul of the year of admission.
  • Admission into Classes IX and XI is on the basis of available vacancies.
  • A candidate studying in Class V is eligible to appear in the admission test. However, he must pass Class V from a Govt. recognised school before the date of admission to a Rashtriya Military School.
  • Parents/students should also note that all admissions are in the category of Boarders only. No day scholars are allowed.
  • Admissions are exclusively for boys.
  • Important dates for admission in Rashtriya Military Schools are as under:-
    • Last date of submission of Application Forms for Class VI & Class IX – Sep.
    • Date of Written Examination for Class VI & Class IX – Dec.

Reservation Policy:

The schools have the reservation of seats in the categories mentioned below:-

  • 70% of seats are reserved for the wards of serving and retired JCOs/ORs those in the Army, Navy and Air Force.
  • 30% of seats are reserved for the wards of Officers & Civilians.
  • 50 seats are reserved for wards of service personnel Killed in Action.
  • 15% and 7.5% of the seats in each category (excluding Officer Category) are reserved for SC and ST candidates.
  • A total of 50 seats (Not more than 15 in either of the school) are earmarked for the wards of personal killed in action.

Scheme of examination for class 6:

Subject Qualifying Marks % Maximum Marks
Mathematics 40% 50
English 35% 50
Intelligence Test 40% 50
GK and Current Affairs 40% 50
Total   200
Interview   20

Scheme of examination for class 9:

Subject Qualifying Marks % Maximum Marks
English 50% 100
Hindi 50% 100
Social Science 50% 100
Mathematics 50% 100
Science 50% 100
Interview   50

Syllabus of the examination of class 6:


  • Number system
  • HCF and LCM
  • Square and square root
  • Simplification
  • Fraction and decimal
  • Unitary method
  • Average
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Percentage
  • Simple interest
  • Profit and Loss
  • Time, Speed and Distance
  • Area and Perimeter
  • Volume and surface area
  • Algebra, Geometry
  • Measurement
  • Data Handling


  • Noun
  • Pronoun
  • Verb and Modal
  • Adjective
  • Adverb
  • Conjunction
  • preposition
  • Article
  • Tense
  • One Word Substitution
  • General Vocabulary
  • Reading Comprehension

Intelligence Test:

  • Analogy
  • Classification
  • Series
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Ranking Test
  • Mathematical operations
  • Blood Relations
  • Direction Sense Test
  • Clock and Calendar
  • Sitting Arrangement
  • Counting of Figures

General Knowledge:

  • Important Events in Indian History
  • The Solar System, Continents
  • Oceans of The World
  • River System of The World
  • Energy Resources
  • Environment and Ecology
  • Major Crops
  • Census 2011 Important Statistics
  • Features of The Indian Constitution
  • National Symbols
  • First in The World
  • First in India
  • Superlatives in The World
  • Superlatives in India
  • Indian States and their Capitals
  • Union Territories and their Capitals
  • Major countries, their Capitals and Currencies
  • Abbreviations
  • Books and Their Authors (International)
  • Books and Their Authors (Indian)
  • Timeline of Space Exploration
  • Sports, Awards
  • Indian Festivals
  • Common Names of Chemicals
  • Disease: Their Origin and Prevention/Cure
  • Computer

Syllabus of the examination of class 9:


  • Grammatical Structure
  • Comprehension & passages
  • Antonyms
  • Synonyms
  • Vocabulary
  • Prepositions
  • Composition
  • Homonyms
  • Framing Questions
  • Articles
  • One word substitution
  • Comprehension Passages
  • Affirmative and Interrogative
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Spelling Check
  • Error correction
  • Grammar (Verbs, Adjectives, Noun, Gender, Structure, etc)


  • भाषिक अनुप्रयोग और व्याकरणिक कुशलताए
  • अपठित बोधात्मक प्रश्न
  • वर्ण विचार / वर्तनी विवेक
  • शब्दभेद (स्त्रोत / उत्पत्ति)
  • लोकोक्ति
  • पद परिचय
  • पर्याय/विलाम
  • मुहावरा
  • वाक्य रचनान्तरण (सरल/संयुक्त/मिश्र)
  • शब्द विवेक (शब्द प्रयोग में सूक्ष्म अंतर)
  • अशुद्ध वाक्य को शुद्ध करना
  • पद भेद (व्याकरणिक कोटि) की पहचान

Social Science: For the Social Science Paper, the questions will set on the basis of class 8th from NCERT. Mathematics:

  • Number System (LCM, HCF, Place Values, Smallest and greatest numbers, Rounding off, Number series and patterns, BODMAS, Square, Square roots, cube and cube roots, prime factorisation, Conversion of fractions to decimals or percentages and vice-versa, etc)
  • Roman numeration and Rounding off numbers
  • Comparison of numbers
  • Greatest and smallest numbers
  • Unitary Method
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Time, Work, Distance and Displacement
  • Lowest form and equivalent
  • Profit and loss based problems
  • Circle and its parts
  • Basic geometrical concepts such as point, line, line segment, ray etc
  • Classification of angles
  • Angles, triangles, circles etc
  • Angle sum property of triangles and quadrilaterals
  • Area of Triangles, Rectangle, squares, etc
  • Volume of Cube and cuboid
  • Area of Circle
  • Triangles, quadrilaterals and polygons
  • Conversion of units of Area and volume
  • Interior and exterior of given figures
  • Place value and face value of numbers
  • Temperature Measurement in degree Celsius and degree Fahrenheit
  • Angle sum property of triangles and quadrilaterals, etc


  • Reproduction
  • Food
  • Chemical Effects of Electrical Current
  • Electroplating
  • Solar System
  • Natural Phenomena
  • Energy
  • Light
  • Living /Non Living
  • Materials, etc

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