Goa opens military training scheme for its school students

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Goa has opened the central government scheme for its school students where they can enter national military training schools for the academic year 2013-14.
Rashtriya Indian Military College, Dehradun; Sainik School, Satara in Maharashtra and other such military training institutions in the country admit students from across India studying from Class VIII to XII. The entrance exams are held twice a year for selection for admissions to the national institutes and state wise quota is marked for students.
Schools like the Rashtiya Indian Military College admit around 250 students a year from across the country. The bi-annual All India Entrance Exams are conducted by the respective states and union territories, where admissions are purely on merit basis and candidates qualifying in the written exam have to undergo a viva and medical examinations.
The scheme has now been opened to any students studying from Class VIII to XII in regular government recognized schools in Goa. Upto 10 cadets from Goa can opt for the scheme if they qualify in the national test and will receive a scholarship of Rs 20,000 from the central government per academic year to undertake the training in the national institutes. [TOI]

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