Approx 25 Cadets are admitted every six-month. Candidates should not be less than 11 1/2  years of age or must not have attained the age of 13 years on 01 (Jan) and 01 (July) of the term they join. Admissions are made to Class VIII only. The Candidate must be studying in Class VII or passed class VII from a recognized school at the time of joining. Application forms are to be submitted to respective State governments.

Candidates are selected on the basis of their performance in an All India Entrance Examination held twice a year.