Admissions in the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas
take place on the basis of a Selection Test conducted by the CBSE.
The test is called the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection Test (JNVST)
it is of non-verbal nature, class neutral and so designed to ensure
that children from rural areas are able to compete without facing
any disadvantages due to poor communication facilities in rural
areas special care is taken to ensure that children from far flung
rural areas get admission form free of cost without any problem.
Sufficient publicity is done through
Doordarshan, All India Radio, local newspapers, pamphlets, visits of
Principals and teachers of Navodaya Vidyalayas to the local schools
of the district.
A candidate appearing for the Selection Test must
be studying in Class-V in a Govt./Govt. recognized school in that
district where he/she is seeking admission in the just preceding
academic session for which Selection Test is conducted. Actual
admission in Class-Vi in the session is, however, subject to the
condition of having passed Class-V before admission.
A candidate seeking admission must be between the
age group 9-13 years on Ist May of the year of admission for which
the Selection Test is conducted. This applies to all categories of
candidates including those who belong to the Scheduled Castes and
A candidate must have studied and passed Class
III, IV &V from recognized school/schools in the preceding three
continuous academic sessions for which the Selection Test is
conducted spending one full academic session in each Class through
the formal system of education, without any repetition of Class, gap
and/or break in attendance.
A candidate who is not promoted to Class-V before
November of the preceding academic year of which the test conducted
is not eligible to apply.
No candidate is allowed to appear in the
selection test for the second time under any circumstances.
A candidate seeking admission under the rural
quota must have studied and passed III, IV & V from recognized
school(s) located in the rural areas.
The above conditions are applicable to all the
candidates irrespective of their category or gender.
At least 75% of the seats in a district are
filled by candidates selected from rural areas and remaining seats
are filled from the urban areas of the districts. A candidate who
has studied in a school located in a urban area, even for a part of
a session in any of the Classes III, IV and V or passes any or more
of these Classes from such a school as above is considered as an
urban candidate. Urban areas are those, which are so defined in the
19991 census or in a subsequent Government notification. All other
areas are considered as rural.
Reservation of seats in favour of children
belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes is provided in
proportion to the population in the concerned district provided that
in no district, such reservation will be less than the national
average (15% for SC and 7.5% for ST) but subject to a maximum of 50%
for both the categories (SC & ST) taken together. These reservations
are interchangeable and over and above the candidates selected under
open merit. Three percent of seats are reserved for disabled
children also. Efforts are made to ensure that one-third of the
total seats are filled up by girls.
MEDIUM OF EXAM
The medium of the test (JNVST) is the medium through which the
candidate studied and passed Class-V.
EXAM PAPERS OF JNVST
Subject Time allowed Weightage
Mental Ability 60 Minutes 60%
Language 30 Minutes 20%
Arithmetic 30 Minutes 20%
ADMISSION OF CHILDREN
A maximum of eighty students are admitted in
Class-VI in each Vidyalaya subject to availability of eligible
candidates and infrastructural facilities, to house the candidates.
In the absence of adequate physical facilities the number of
admissions is restricted to forty in few schools. In case of
non-availability of accommodation even to house forty children in a
Vidyalaya, the JNVST is not conducted in the district concerned.
1. Assamese 2. Bengali 3. Bodo 4. English 5. Garo 6. Gujarati 7.
Hindi 8.Kannanda 9. Khasi 10. Malayalam 11. Manipuri 12. Marathi 13.
Mizo 14. Oriya 15. Punjabi 16. Sindhi (Arabic) 17. Tamil 18. Telegu
19. Urdu 20. Sindhi (Devnagri)
In order to optimally utilize the infrastructure
and facilities available in Navodaya Vidyalayas it has been decided
by the Samiti to fill up the vacant seats in IX and XI class through
an All India level Selection Test. The district-wise vacant seats in
the Vidyalayas are separately notified in local newspapers.
Application for admission in IX class can be
obtained free of charge from the Principal of Jawahar Navodaya
Vidyalaya of the concerned district, Format of Application Forms can
also be downloaded from the Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti website