Admission in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya is made on the basis of a Selection Test, designed and conducted by the CBSE. The test is called the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection Test (JNVST). It is of non-verbal nature, class-neutral and designed so as to ensure that talented children from rural areas are able to compete without facing any disadvantage. Special care is taken to ensure that children from far flung areas get admission forms free of cost, without any difficulty. Sufficient publicity is done through Doordarshan, All India Radio, local newspapers, pamphlets, Vidyalaya websites and through visits of Principals and teachers of Navodaya Vidyalayas to the local schools of the district.
The medium of the Test (JNVST) will be in any language out of 21 languages as notified.
|Exam. Papers of JNVST Class-VI|
|No. of Students on Rolls|
|Mental Ability||60 Minutes||50 %|
|Arithmetic||30 Minutes||25 %|
|Language||30 Minutes||25 %|
|Medium/ Languages in which JNVST is Conducted|
|Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection Test - 2020|
|SL . NO.||Dates||STATES|
|1||On Saturday, the_11th January, 2020 at 11.30 A.||Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh (except Dibang Valley & Tawang Districts), Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh (except Chamba, Kinnaur, Mandi, Sirmour, Kullu, Lahaul & Spiti and Shimla Districts), Jharkhand, Kerala, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tripura, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, & West Bengal (except Darjeeling), Union Territories of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Chandigarh, Dadar & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu, Delhi, Lakshadweep and Pudducherry|
|2||Saturday, the 11th April, 2020 at 11.30 A.M.||Jammu and Kashmir, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Uttrakhand and in the Districts of Dibang Valley and Tawang of Arunachal Pradesh, in the Districts of Chamba, Kinnaur, Mandi, Sirmour, Kullu, Lahaul & Spiti and Shimla of Himachal Pradesh, in the District of Darjeeling of West Bengal.|
|The last date to submit online application is 15th September 2019|
In order to optimally utilise the infrastructure and staff facilities available in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas, vacant seats in Class-IX are filled up through Lateral Entry Test. During the year 2019-20, Lateral Entry Test for Class-IX was conducted in 550 Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas.
To appear in the Selection Test, a candidate has to fulfill the following eligibility conditions :
Admission Test consists of questions of Class-VIII standard in the following subjects.
|Sl. No.||Subject Total Marks|
The test is conducted in objective/descriptive of type 3 hours duration without any break.
The Centre for the JNVST Class-IX Examination is Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya of the respective district.
The existing vacant seats in the SC/ST category, as notified, are reserved for the SC/ST students.
The vacant seats available in each JNV is notified every year in the local newspapers by the JNV concerned of that district. The admission in Class–XI is completed by 15th July every year.