Of the total number of candidates admitted each year, fifteen percent of the seats are reserved for candidates appearing under Scheduled Castes category and 7.5 percent of the seats are reserved for candidates appearing under Scheduled Tribes category, subject to their appearing in the entrance examination, interview and medical fitness.
67 percent of the seats in each school are reserved for boys from the State in which the school is located. If still vacancies exists after the quota has been filled, these will be open to candidates belonging to other States and Union territories.
25 percent of the total admissions each year is reserved for children of service personnel including those of officers, other ranks and ex-servicemen.
Defence Personnel are required to submit a copy of extract from their Record Office indicating the date of birth of their son.
Ex-servicemen are required to submit this document in case the child was born before the date of their retirement or discharge from service.