JNV Navodaya School Admission Process, Procedure

In accordance with the National Policy of Education (1986), the Government of India started Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs). Presently, the JNVs are spread in 27 States and 7 Union Territories. These are co-educational residential schools fully financed and administered by the Government of India through an autonomous organization, Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti. Admission in JNVs are made through the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection Test (JNVST) at Class VI. 

 JNV Admissions, Procedure For Examinations 

The medium of instruction in JNVs is the mother tongue or regional language up to class VIII and English thereafter for Maths and Science and Hindi for Social Science. Students of the JNVs appear for X and XII Class examinations of the Central Board of Secondary Education. While education in the schools is free including boarding, lodging, uniforms and textbooks, a nominal fee of Rs. 200/- per month will have to be collected from the children from IX to XII classes. However, children belonging to SC/ST, Girls, Physically Handicapped, and from families whose income is below the poverty line are exempted from payment of fees.

Procedure For Admission

Admission to Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya are made through a national-level competitive examination conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education and the children are admitted at class VI level. Children are also being admitted against the vacant seats in class IX and in class XI also through regional level examination/marks in the previous qualifying examination. A total of 75% of seats are reserved for rural children and a minimum of 33% of seats are reserved for girls. SC/STs also have due reservations of 15% x7½% respectively. The Scheme envisages the establishment of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas, one in each district of the country.


The test called the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection Test (JNVST) is of nonverbal nature, class neutral and so designed as to ensure that talented children from the rural areas of Una District are able to compete without facing any disadvantages and also to ensure that children from far-flung rural areas get admission forms free of cost without any problem.

All the children who have studied in and passed from Class V from any recognized school of Una District and are between 9 to 13 years of age are eligible to appear JNVST for Class VI. As per the Scheme, a maximum of 80 students can be admitted in Class VI.

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    Let me know more about details about lateral entry

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