Admission to Jawahar Navodaya
Vidyalayas are made through national level competitive examination
conducted by 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. Education in
Navodaya Vidyalayas is free of cost.
The selection test, called the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas Selection
Test (JNVST) is of nonverbal nature, class neutral and so designed as to
ensure that talented children from the rural areas are able to compete
without facing any disadvantages. Because of the poor communication
facilities in rural areas special care is taken .to ensure that children
from far flung rural areas get admission forms 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. As a result
rural areas are becoming aware of the Navodaya Vidyalaya Scheme. As per
the Scheme, a maximum of 80 students can be admitted in Class VI per
year in our Vidyalaya.
Eligibility Conditions : To appear at the Selection Test, a candidate has to fulfill the following eligibility conditions:
A candidate appearing for the Selection Test must be
studying in Class V in a Government/Government-Aided or other recognized
school or schools under Schemes of "Sarav Shiksa Abhiyan" or 'B'
certificate competency course of National Institute of Open Schooling in the
same 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 1st 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 Scheduled Tribes.
A candidate claiming admission from rural quota must
have studied and passed class III, IV & V from Government/Government
Aided/recognised schools located in Rural area in the preceding three
continuous academic sessions for which the Selection Test is conducted
spending one full academic session in each class without any repetition of
class, gap and/or break in.
A candidate who is not promoted to Class V before
November of the preceding academic year for which. the test is 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 class III, IV & V from Government/Government
Aided/recognized school(s) located in the rural areas.
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 district. A candidate who has studied in a school located in an
urban area, even for a part of session in any of the classes III, IV,
and V or passes any one 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 1991 census or in subsequent Government
notification. All other areas are considered rural.
Reservation of seats in favour of children belonging to Scheduled
Castes and Scheduled Tribes is provided in proportion to their population in
the concerned district provided that 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 and over and above the
candidates selected under open merit.
Efforts are made to ensure that one-third of the total seats are filled
up by girls.