The SPI (Services Preparatory Institute) was established in 1977 by the Government of Maharashtra to prepare eligible Maharashtrian boys to join the Officer Cadre of the Defence Services.
To prepare the Cadets to succeed in UPSC (NDA) written Entrance Examination, SSB interview and to build their physical and mental abilities, so as to be an asset to the nation.
The SPI is headed by the Director who is retired Defence Officer from the Indian Armed forces. The Institute comes directly under General Administration Department (Desk-28) of the Govt. of Maharashtra.
The Service Preparatory Institute (SPI) is located at Cidco, Aurangabad, Maharashtra in a well established & green Campus of 12 acres of land.
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*Two Stars on the Shoulders are better than thousands in the sky *.How true it is on today’s context, particularly, when everybody around us we see materialism, cut-throatism, corruption and violence, selfishness and dying of old values, honor and self respect. In these surroundings, youth has lost direction and has become slave to this environment. The parents appear worried and confused in the prevailing circumstances since they want their boy to be an honorable citizen and good human being . It is too much to ask for ? But where does one go to achieve it ?The one word answer, perhaps the Defense Services. But how to joint it ?Again the one word answer is SPI, sprawled over 12 acre of lush green and serene atmosphere in Aurangabad, Maharashtra. As the longest of the journeys starts with but one step, the SPI began its march in 1977 with just one room accommodation, a handful of cadets and staff but a huge resolve to succeed. Read More
Any Maharashtrian Domicile.There is no reservation of seats on any basis.Candidates studying in 10th standard with English, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics are eligible,subject to securing a minimum of 60 % marks in 10th Examination. The candidate should have also secured minimum of 60% marks in VII, VIII and IX standard examinations