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.
Eligibility Conditions and Composition of the Test
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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 2021-22, Lateral Entry Test for Class-IX was conducted in 600 Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas.
To appear in the Selection Test, a candidate has to fulfill the following eligibility conditions :
Only those candidates who have studied in Class-VIII in one of the Govt./Govt. recognised schools of the district where the JNV is functioning can seek admission in Class-IX.
A candidate seeking admission must be between the age group 13-16 years on 1st May of the year of admission for which the Selection Test is conducted. This is applicable to all categories of candidates including those who belong to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.
The medium of Language for the Examination is English/Hindi.
Composition of Test for Class-IX
Admission Test consists of questions of Class-VIII standard in the following subjects.
Sl. No. Subject Total Marks
1. English 15
2. Hindi 15
3. Maths 35
4. Science 35
Total Marks 100
The test is conducted in objective of type 2.5 hours duration without any break.
Centre for JNVST Class-IX
The Centre for the JNVST Class-IX Examination is Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya of the respective district or outside center on need basis.
The existing vacant seats in the SC/ST/OBC category, as notified, are reserved for the SC/ST students.
Eligibility Conditions and Composition of the Test For Class XI
LATERAL ENTRY FOR CLASS-XI
Issue of Notification for Admission in Class-XI
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.
Eligibility for Admission in Class-XI
Students seeking admission in Class–XI should be within the age limit of 14-18 years as on 1st July, of the year of admission.
The candidate must have passed Class–X from a recognized school (affiliated to CBSE or any other State Education Board) of the district where the JNV is located during the academic session of the year of admission.
The merit list will be prepared as per marks obtained by the applicant in the Class–X Board Exam and the admission will be given as per eligibility of candidate and the seats available in the JNV concerned.
The candidates must have reasonable competency in English and Hindi.