Admission Navodaya - JNVST

Admission in Navodaya Vidyalaya can be sought only after clearing JNVST. JNVST (Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection Test) is conducted by CBSE each year.

Enrollment Policy :

Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection Test (JNVST) for admission in JNVs is designed in such a manner that ensures selection of talented children from rural areas without any difficulty. Sufficient publicity is done through different mode of advertisement which includes Doordarshan, All India Radio, local newspapers, pamphlets, Vidyalaya websites etc.

Region Wise candidated registered for Navodaya Admission Class 6 JNVST in the Session 2018-19
Region Wise candidated appeared for Navodaya Admission Class 6 JNVST in the Session 2018-19

JNVST : Eligibility Criteria

To apply for admission, the candidates must be a resident of the district where the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya JNV is situated.

The candidate must be studying in Class-V for the entire academic session in a Government / Government-Aided, other recognized school or 'B' Certificate Competency Course of National Institute of Open Schooling, in the same district where he / she is applying for admission

Candidate applying for admission must be within the age group of 9 to 13 years.

A candidate can claim admission from rural quota if he / she have studied and passed Classes- III, IV and V from a Govt. / Govt. Aided / recognised school spending one full academic session each year in a school located in a rural area.

Any candidate can appera in JNVST only once.

JNVST : Composition of Exam

Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection Test ( JNVST ) can be given in any one language out of 20 notified languages.

Papers of JNVST Class-6 consists of :
1. Mental Ability 60 Minutes 50 %
2. Arithmetic 30 Minutes 25 %
3. Language 30 Minutes 25 %

State-wise Distribution of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas for Admission Through JNVST

According to the Navodaya Vidyalaya Scheme, usually one Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya is set up in each District in a phased manner. At present, 661 Navodaya Vidyalayas are sanctioned in 28 States and 07 Union Territories, out of which 636 are functioning. The State-wise distribution of JNVs sanctioned is given below :

State-wise Distribution of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas

** Additional JNVs sanctioned for the Districts having large concentration of SC/ST population. * Special JNV

A maximum of eighty students are admitted in Class VI in each Vidyalaya through a Selection Test subject to availability of suitable candidates. The Samiti reserves the right to reduce the seats to forty or to withhold result and/or withhold admission and/or conduct of JNVST in case adequate accommodation is not available

Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection Test (JNVST) for Admission in Class-6

JNVST for admission to Class-6 in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas for the academic session 2020-21 will be held in two phases as given below:

JNVST Phases for Admission in Class-6

The last date to submit online application is 15th September 2019.

Procedure to register online for JNVST

The process for submission of application for JNV Selection Test has been simplified through online process. Registration can be done free of cost through the admission portalof NVSlinked through and

The eligible candidates for admission have to fill up the online form and upload the certificate issued by the Head Master / Principal where the candidate is studying in class V with the photograph along with signatures of both candidate and his / her parent / guardian.

In case of candidates from NIOS, candidates should obtain 'B' certificate and residence should be in the same district where he / she is seeking admission.

In all Jahawar Navodaya Vidyalaya a help desk will be available to assist the candidates / parents to upload application for admission free of cost.

JNVST : Issue of Admit Cards JNVST

The admit card for JNVST are made available from the month of December and March in respect of phase 1 exam and phase 2 exam for class VI JNVST respectively on application portal which can be downloaded free of cost by the candidates / parents before the conduct of JNVST.

Documents to be summitted at the time of admission in Navodaya Vidyalaya

Proof for date of birth.

Proofs for eligibility as per the conditions of Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti.

For candidates seeking admission under rural quota, the parents will also have to submit a certificate from the competent authority to the effect that the child had studied in an Institution / School located in a rural area.

Residence Certificate in prescribed proforma in case of NIOS study only

Any other documents required

Lateral Entry for Class-9 & Class-11

To utilise the resources available in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas to its full capacity, vacant seats in Class-IX are filled up through Lateral Entry Test. One can also take admission in Class-11 through Lateral Entry. Lateral entry in JNVs totally depends on availability of vacant seats in those Classes.

For more details you can check the official website of Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti