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In accordance with the National Policy of Education (1986), Government of India started Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs). Presently the JNVs are spread in 27 States and 08 Union Territories. These are co-educational residential schools fully financed and administered by Government of India through an autonomous organization, Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti. Admissions in JNVs are made through the JAWAHAR NAVODAYA VIDYALAYA SELECTION TEST (JNVST) to Class VI. The medium of instruction in JNVs is the mother tongue or regional language up to Class VIII and thereafter English for Mathematics and Science and Hindi for Social Science. Students of the JNVs appear for board examinations of the Central Board of Secondary Education. While education in the schools is free including board & lodging, uniform and textbooks, a sum of Rs. 600/- per month is collected only from the students of Classes IX to XII towards Vidyalaya Vikas Nidhi. However, students belonging to SC/ST categories, all Girl students and the students whose family income is below poverty line (BPL) are exempted. In respect of wards of Government employees other than exempted category (Students of classes VI to VIII, all SC/ST & Girl students and wards of BPL families) Vikas Nidhi will be charged @Rs.1500/- per month or actual children education allowance received by the parent per month whichever is less. However, VVN shall not be less than Rs.600/- per student per month.


To provide good quality modern education-including a strong component of culture, inculcation of values, awareness of the environment, adventure activities and physical education- to the talented children predominantly from the rural areas without regard to their family's socio-economic conditions.

Exam Notification





Jnv Class 6th Entrance Exam 2024-25:

Jnv Class 6th Form Last Date - 19 June To 10 July 2023 ,
Exam Date Phase-1 : 4/11/2023 (For Hilly Areas)
Exam Date Phase-2 : 20/01/2024 (For Others Areas)
Age Limit: 01 May 2012 to 31 July 2014

Jnv Class 11th Entrance Exam 2024-25:

Jnv Class 11th Form Last Date to apply- 31 october 2023
Date of Selection Test- 10th feb 2024 (Saturday)
Age Limit- 01 June 2007 to 31 July 2009
Result of the Selection Test-June 2024( expected)

Jnv Class 9th Entrance Exam 2024-25:

Jnv Class 9th Form Last Date - 31st oct 2023
Date of Selection Test- 08 April 2023(Saturday)
Age Limit- 1st may 2009 to 31st july 2011



Jnv Class 6th Entrance Exam 2024-25:

Jnv Class 6th Form Last Date - 19 June To 10 July 2023 ,
Exam Date Phase-1 : 4/11/2023 (For Hilly Areas)
Exam Date Phase-2 : 20/01/2024 (For Others Areas)
Age Limit: 01 May 2012 to 31 July 2014

Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection Test - 2024

JNV Selection Test for admission to Class-VI in JNVs for the academic session 2024-25 will be held in two phases as given below:

  1. On Saturday, the 04th November, 2023 at 11.30 A.M. in the States of Jammu and Kashmir (except Jammu-I, Jammu-II, Samba & Udhampur), Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, 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, and Leh & Kargil districts of UT Ladakh .
  2. On Saturday, 20th January, 2024 at 11.30 A.M. in the State of 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), Jammu & Kashmir (only for Jammu-I, Jammu-II, Samba & Udhampur) Jharkhand, Kerala, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tripura, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand & West Bengal (except Darjeeling), Union Territories of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Chandigarh, Dadar & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu, Delhi, Lakshadweep and Pudducherry.

The last date to submit online application is 10th August, 2023.

Issue of Admit Cards

The admit cards will be made available as per date decided by NVS in due course which will be displayed on application portal. The admit cards shall be downloaded free of cost by the candidates/parents before the conduct of JNVST.

Result of the Selection Test

The result of JNV Selection Test 2024 is expected to be announced by March/April, 2024. Candidates can get the result from the application portal. The result will also be displayed in the offices of the concerned:

  1. Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya
  2. District Education Officer
  3. District Magistrate
  4. Deputy Commissioner, Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti of the Region.
  5. The website of the Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti www.navodaya.gov.in. The Principal, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya concerned, will also inform the provisionally selected candidates through SMS on the registered mobile number followed by a speed post.

NVS will release only two wait lists against vacancies which may arise due to unwillingness and non-submission of basic essential certificates by the provisionally selected candidates. The entire admission process for the session 2024-25 will be closed latest by 31st December, 2024.



  1. Admission of candidate to class VI in a JNV is district specific. A candidate who is studying class V in a district is allowed to apply for admission to JNV in the same district only. Only the bonafide resident candidates from the district concerned where the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya has been located and studying class V in the same district are eligible to apply for admission. The valid residential proof as notified by Govt. of India of the parent of the same district where the candidate has studied class V and appeared for the JNVST is to be submitted by the provisionally selected candidate at the time of admission. However, if the district where JNV is opened is bifurcated at a later date, the old boundaries of the district are considered for the purpose of eligibility for admission into JNVST, in case a new Vidyalaya is not opened in the newly bifurcated district yet.
  2. Candidate has to reside in the district where he/she is seeking admission in the JNV located in the same District. Bonafide residence certificate of the parent is to be submitted at the time of verification of documents after the provisional selection.
  3. Candidate has to study class V in any of the Govt. or Govt. recognized schools located in the same District during 2023-24.
  4. Candidates who have passed class V before the session 2023-24 or repeated candidates are not allowed. NVS has the right to compare the application data of previous year(s) to identify the repeater candidates. If noticed, such candidates will not be allowed to appear for JNVST 2024.

A candidate seeking admission must not have been born before 01-05-2012 and after 31-07-2014 (Both dates are inclusive). The provisionally selected candidate has to produce a copy of the birth certificate issued by Government authority concerned at the time of admission. This will apply to candidates of all categories, including those who belong to the Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Other Backward Class (OBC). In case of doubtful cases of overage in comparison to the age recorded in the certificate, they may be referred to the Medical Board for confirmation of the age. The decision of the medical board will be treated as final.

A candidate appearing for the selection test must be studying in Class-V for the whole of the academic session 2023-24 in a Government/Government aided or other recognized schools or ‘B’ certificate competency course of National Institute of Open Schooling in the same district where he/she is seeking admission. The candidate who has not been promoted and admitted to class V before 31st July 2023 is not eligible to apply. The candidate who has already passed/studied class V in previous academic sessions is not eligible to appear in the selection test. A school will be deemed recognized, if it is declared so by the Government or by any other agency authorized on behalf of Government. Schools where students have obtained ‘B’ certificate under National Institute of Open Schooling should have accreditation of NIOS. A candidate must successfully complete ClassV in the session 2023-24. Actual admission in Class-VI for the session 2024-25 will be subject to the mentioned condition

A candidate seeking admission to class VI must have studied and passed classes III, IV and V from a Govt. /Govt. aided/ recognized school spending one full academic session in each class.

Candidates passing ‘B’ certificate competency course of National Institute of Open Schooling on or before15thSeptember 2023 are also eligible to write admission test provided, they are in the prescribed age group. The students studying under the above scheme and residing in Urban and notified area are not eligible for obtaining seat in rural quota. The Rural/Urban status in r/o NIOS candidates will be decided on the basis of location of residence of the parent/candidate.

No candidate is eligible to apply for the selection test for the second time, under any circumstances. Particulars filled by the candidate in the application form will be validated & if the candidate is found repeater, he/she will not be allowed to appear in the selection test. Admit card for such candidates will not be released.

Under purview of section 4(4)(b)(ii) of Aadhaar act for which Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) has notified the Aadhaar Authentication for Good Governance (Social Welfare, Innovation, Knowledge) Rules, 2020 on 05-08-2020 and in pursuance of section 7 of the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016 (18 of 2016), a child who desires admission under the scheme shall be required to furnish proof of possession of the Aadhaar number or undergo Aadhaar authentication. Necessary notifications in respect of Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti have already been released by the respective Ministry. Any child who desires admission under the scheme, who does not possess the Aadhaar Number or has not yet enrolled for Aadhaar, shall be required to make application for Aadhaar Enrolment subject to the consent of his/her parents or guardians before registering for the scheme, provided that he/she is entitled to obtain Aadhaar as per section 3 of the said Act and such children shall visit any Aadhaar Enrolment centre (list available at UIDAI website: www.uidai.gov.in) to get enrolled for Aadhaar. The JNVs are also having facility to register for Aadhaar Enrolment. This facility may be used for Aadhaar enrolment with necessary documents by the candidates. Data of the candidate/Parent will be validated using Aadhaar number with the Government portal. All personal details submitted by the candidate/ parents should match with particulars of Aadhaar and if required, the candidates should get details updated in Aadhaar.

Till the time Aadhaar number is assigned to the child, he/she may register himself/herself after uploading the residence Certificate of parent issued by the competent Government Authority concerned. However, his/her registration will be treated as provisional and he/she has to submit the copy of Aadhaar Card at the time of selection test & admission, if provisionally selected. This will ensure that eligible candidates get admission in a JNV which provides all facilities including quality education and board and lodging free of cost.


  1. At least 75% of the seats in a district will be filled by candidates provisionally selected from rural areas of the district. The remaining seats are open which will be filled on merit from both Urban and Rural Area candidates of the district as per criteria.
  2. A candidate seeking admission under the rural quota must have studied in Classes-III, IV and V completing full academic session from the Government/ Government Aided/Government recognized schools located in rural areas. However, the candidate should study full academic session under rural area in Class-V from the same district where admission is sought.
  3. Candidates studying under the schemes of National Institute of Open Schooling should produce their rural status certificate issued by District Magistrate/Tehsildar/Block Development Officer indicating that the child has been residing & studied in rural areas for the last three years.


A candidate who has studied in a school located in an urban area even for a single day of session in Class-III, IV and V will be considered as an urban candidate. Urban areas are those which are so defined by any Government notifications on the last date of submission of application for JNVST registration. All other areas will be considered as rural.


No separate reservation for transgender category candidates is provided and they will be included in Boys category for reservation purpose, under various sub-categories viz Rural, Urban, OBC, SC, ST and Divyang.


  1. At least 75% of the seats in a district are filled by candidates provisionally selected from rural areas of the district. The remaining seats are open which will be filled from Urban and Rural Area candidates of the districts on the basis of merit.
  2. Reservation of seats in favour of children belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes is provided in proportion to their population in the district concerned 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 maximum of 50% for both the categories (SC & ST) taken together. These reservations are interchangeable if qualified candidates in any of the categories are not available and over and above the candidates provisionally selected under open merit.
  3. 27% reservation shall be provided to the OBC students as per central list over and above reservation of SCs and STs. The reservations to the OBC students shall be implemented as per Central List, as applicable from time to time. The OBC candidates not included in Central list would apply as General Candidate.
  4. Minimum One third of the total seats are filled by girls. In order to ensure 1/3rd selection of girls, girls may be preferred than boys as per NVS selection criteria, wherever necessary.
  5. Rural-open seats are allocated block wise on the basis of Rural population of the concerned block as per NVS selection criteria.
  6. There is a provision for reservation for ** Divyang children (i.e. Orthopedically Handicapped, Hearing Impaired and Visually Handicapped) as per GOI norms.
  • “Blindness” refers to a condition where a person suffers from any of the following conditions namely: -

    1. Total absence of sight; or
    2. Visual acuity not exceeding 6/60 or 20/200 (snellen) in the better eye with correcting lenses or
    3. Limitation of the field of vision subtending an angle of 20 degree or worse.
  • “Hearing Impairment” means loss of sixty decibels or more in the better ear in the conversational range of frequencies.
  • “Locomotors disability” means disability of the bones joints or muscles leading to substantial restriction of the movement of the limbs or any form of cerebral palsy.
  • “Person with disability” means a person suffering from not less than forty percent (40%)of any disability as certified by a medical authority.


The parents of the candidates who are provisionally selected for admission will have to submit the following documents at the time of admission for verification: -

  1. Proof for date of birth -The copy of Birth Certificate issued by competent Government Authority concerned.
  2. Proofs for eligibility as per the conditions of NVS.
  3. 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 class III, IV and V in an Institution/ School located in a rural area.
  4. Residence Certificate: The valid residential proof (as notified Govt. of India) of the parent of the same District where the JNV is located & candidate has studied class V shall be furnished.
  5. Copy of Aadhaar Card of the candidate: As per section 7 of Aadhaar act, 2016, the provisionally selected candidate has to submit the copy of Aadhaar Card to get admission under the Navodaya Vidyalaya Scheme.
  6. Certificate by the Head Master of the school regarding study details of class III, IV & V.
  7. Medical fitness certificate.
  8. Undertaking for Migration
  9. Disability certificate (if applicable)
  10. Category/community certificate (SC/ST) if applicable.
  11. Category/community certificate OBC, as per central list if applicable. (Format Attached)

Note: - The TC from parent school after the verification of documents and confirmation of admission by the respective JNV is to be submitted after getting counter signature of District Education Authorities (DEO/BEO etc.)


1.Centre for Examination
Each candidate shall appear for the selection test at the examination center allotted to him/her as indicated on the Admit Card. No candidate is permitted to appear from any other center. No request for change of center will be entertained. No candidate can appear in the selection test without proper Admit Card. Admit card may be downloaded from the website of NVS, HQ – www.navodaya.gov.in through application portal.

2. The candidate will be permitted to appear for the selection test only on the production of either the Aadhar Card of the candidate or Govt. approved residence certificate of the parent uploaded in the application portal.

3. The photo on the Admit Card shall be matched with the candidate at the time of verification by the invigilator at examination centre.

Composition of the Test

The selection test will be of two-hour duration from 11:30 am to 01:30 pm and will have 3 sections with only objective type questions. There are 80 questions in all for 100 marks.

Type of Test Number of Questions Marks Duration
Mental Ability 40 50 60 Minutes
Arithmetic Test 20 25 30 Minutes
Language Test 20 25 30 Minutes
Total 80 100 2 Hours

A single test booklet comprising of all the three sections will be given to each candidate. Additional time of 40 minutes will be allowed for “Divyang students” (differently-abled students)