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Mayo College – Boys, Ajmer, Rajasthan




Boys Boarding School




Mayo College, Ajmer is a boys’ boarding school affiliated with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). It is routinely included in all league tables of India’s top boarding schools. This vintage institution is highly regarded for its superb architecture, infrastructure and globally benchmarked education. It was promoted in 1870 to provide British-style public school education to the progeny of pre-independence India’s princes. This Ajmer (Rajasthan)-based all-boys Mayo College has made a smooth transition into a class IV-XII legacy boarding school.

The distinguishing characteristic of Mayo is that it provides a well-balanced education experience combining academic rigor with “Globally unparalleled co-curricular and sports facilities” to its students. The institutional objective of the school is to develop the self-confidence and leadership qualities of its students. This wholly boys’ residential school is organized into junior school (classes IV-VI) and senior school (classes VII-XII) and is notable for its extensive sports and field games facilities and splendid architecture.

The school is an active member of the Round Square International Conference and has a vibrant student exchange program with schools in several countries including Germany, France, USA, Australia and the Middle East.


Mayo College is located at foothills of Madar with an area of 187 acres. It is a fully residential School with 12 boarding houses, three dining halls and modern classrooms.

Mayo College has the unique distinction of a great campus infrastructure in terms of its co-curricular facilities which include a nine-hole golf course, a polo ground, stables housing 50 horses for Horse-riding, polo and equestrian, a 400m athletic track and 110m obstacle race (hurdle) track, two swimming pools, a well-equipped gymnasium, a 10m air rifle shooting range, two cricket fields which includes a turf wicket with separate cricket nets, 14 tennis courts, five squash courts, four basketball courts, five soccer fields, two hockey fields, a badminton court, trampoline, boxing ring, artificial climbing wall and indoor table tennis courts in boarding houses and Bikaner pavilion.

Mayo College also has a green campus with a lake for water harvesting.


Mayo College is affiliated with the CBSE board and follows the CBSE curriculum. At present, the senior school has classes from VII to XII and the junior school has classes from IV to VI. The boys take the class X examination at the age of fifteen and the class XII at the age of seventeen. The medium of instruction is English, but the school lays an equally strong emphasis on Hindi.

The subjects taught in the normal curriculum are:

English, Hindi, Sanskrit, Punjabi, French, geography, history, civics, economics, business studies, accountancy, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, psychology, music, computer studies, fine arts and physical education.

Head of Institute

Lt Gen Surendra Kulkarni (director)

General Information

Min Fee
Max Fee
Admission Age
8 years
Teacher Student Ratio
Student Mix
No of Students
Campus Size
187 acres
Computer, science and audio-visual labs
Internet Wi-Fi
Golf, polo, horse riding, athletics, swimming, rifle shooting, cricket, tennis, squash, basketball, soccer, hockey, badminton, boxing, wall-climbing and tennis.


Admissions in Mayo College are made on the basis of the performance in the common aptitude analysis. Brothers of present students and children of old boys are given weightage.

The common aptitude analysis for admission to Mayo College is held in the third week of November every year at various centres in India. It can also be arranged overseas through the India Embassy in that country. The analysis evaluates the candidate in English, Hindi and mathematics to test the age specific skills in mathematics and languages. Parents are notified in the month of August preceding the year in which admission is sought. Only the students who are eligible as per their previous class of study and who are registered for admission are allowed to take the aptitude analysis.

The lowest class that the school has is class IV, and students on passing class III, preferably from an English medium school, can take the common aptitude analysis. Age stipulations are strictly observed and the parent is responsible for compliance as required.

The common aptitude analysis is held only for admission up to class IX. For entrance to class XI, admission is considered on the basis of the Board’s result of class X. Admission is subject to merit and vacancy and rarely do students with less than 85 percent get admitted. 

The merit list is drawn on the basis of performance in aptitude analysis and those who qualify are asked to appear for an interaction in the month of December, January or February. Admissions are finalized by the Education Committee comprising members of the Board (of which the Director is a member) based on the cumulative performance of aptitude analysis and the interaction. The new entrants join in the month of April.

Students will have to produce a transfer certificate and should have gained promotion to the class of admission by July of the year in which they are being admitted. In case the boy is asked to join on a specific date without taking the final examination, a transfer certificate of promotion to the previous class will have to be provided.


The school is an active member of the Round Square International Conference and has a vibrant student exchange program with schools in several countries including Germany, France, USA, Australia and the Middle East.


It is a fully residential school with 12 boarding houses for boys and three dining halls.



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Address : Srinagar Road, Ajmer, Rajasthan.

Email : [email protected]

Contact : +91 1452661154

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