Admission in a Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya takes place 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 so designed to ensure that talented children from rural areas are above to compete without facing any disadvantage. Because of the inade-quate communication facilities in areas, 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, visits of Principals and teachers of Navodaya Vidyalayas to the local schools of the district. As a result people of rural areas are becoming aware of the Navodaya Vidyalaya Scheme.


To appear in the Selection Test, a candidate has to fulfill the following eligibility conditions:

  1. Only the candidates from the district where the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya has been opened are eligible to apply for admission. However, the district where JNV is opened and is bifurcated at a later date, the old boundaries of the district are considered for the purpose of eligibility for admission into JNVs, in case a new Vidyalaya has not started in newly bifurcated district as yet.
  2. A candidate appearing for the selection test must be studying. In Class –V for the whole of the academic session in a Government/ Government – Aided or other recognized schools or schools under Schemes of “Serva Shiksha Abhiyan” or ‘B’ certificate competency course of National Institute of Open Schooling in the same district where he/she is seeking admission. A school will be deemed recognized if it is declared so by the Government or by any other agency are to be sponsored by Govt. or Govt-authorized agencies. School where students have obtained ‘B’ under National Institute of Open Schooling should have accreditation of NIOS. A candidate must successfully complete Class – V. Actual admission in Class – VI will be subject to this condition.
  3. A candidate seeking admission must be within the age group between 9 to 13 years. This will apply to candidates of all categories, including those who belong to the Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs). In case of doubt of overage of candidates seeking admission, they may be referred to the medical board for confirmation of the age. The decision of the medical Board will be final.
    1. A candidates claiming admission from rural quota must have studied and passed Classes – III, IV and V from a Govt./Govt. aided/recognized school in the preceding three years spending one full academic session each year in a school located in rural area without any repartition of class, gap and break in attendance.
    2. Candidate who will be passing Class – V from Schemes of “Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan” or ‘B’ Certificate competency course of National Institute of Open Schooling on or before 30th September are also eligible to write admission test provided they are in the prescribed age group. The forms of such candidates will be verified by DEO/DIOS. The rural status of Open Schooling will be decided on the basis of a certificate to be issued by Tehsildar/District Magistrate of the District indicating that the child has been residing in rural areas for the last three years. Students under the above scheme from urban and notified areas are not eligible for obtaining seats in rural quota.
    3. A candidate who has not been promoted and admitted to Class – V before 30th September, he/she is not eligible to apply.
  4. No candidate is eligible to the selection test for a second time, under any circumstances.


  1. At least 75% of the seats in a district will be filled by candidates selected from rural areas and remaining seats will be filled from the urban areas of the district.
  2. A candidate seeking admission under the rural quota must have studied in Classes – III, IV & V completing full academic session without repetition in class, gap and/or break from the recognized school(s) located in rural areas.
  3. Candidates studying under the schemes of Serva Shiksha Abhiyan and National institute of Open Schooling should produce their rural certificate issued by District Magistrate/Tehsildar/Block Development Officer.


A candidate who has studied in a school located in an urban area even for a single day of session in any Class – III, IV & V will be considered as under candidate. Urban areas are those which are so defined in 1991 Census or through a subsequent Government Notification. All other areas will be considered as rural.


  1. There is a provision for reservation of seats for SC and ST candidates.
  2. There is a provision for reservation of seats for girls.
  3. There is a provision for reservation of 3% Seats for disabled children (i.e. orthopedically Handicapped, Hearing Impaired and Visually Handicapped).

“Blindness” refers to a condition where 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 of worse.

“Hearing Impairment” means loss of sixty decibels or more in the better ear in the conversational range of frequencies.

“Locomotor disability” means disability of the bones joints or muscles leading to substantial restriction of the movement of the limbs or any form or cerebral palsy.

“Person with disability” means a person suffering from not less than forty percent of any disability as certified by a medical authority.


The medium of the Test (JNVST) is the medium through which the candidate studied and passed Class – V.

Examination Papers of JNVST Class – VI

Subject Time allowed Weightage Items
Mental Ability 60 Minutes 60%
Language 30 Minutes 20%
Arithmetic 30 Minutes 20%


The JNVST is Conducted in the following Languages

1 Assamese 2 Bengali 3 Bodo
4 English 5 Garo 6 Gujarati
7 Hindi 8 Kannada 9 Khasi
10 Malayalam 11 Manipur 12 Marathi
13 Mizo 14 Oriya 15 Punjabi
16 Sindhi (Arabic) 17 Tamil 18 Telegu
19 Urdu 20 Sindi (Devnagri)    



A maximum of eighty students are admitted in Class – VI in each Vidyalaya subject to availability of eligible candidates and infrastructural facilities, to house the candidates. In the absence of adequate Physical Facilities. The number of admissions is restricted to forty in few schools. In case of non – availability of accommodation even to house forty children in a Vidyalaya, the JNVST is not conducted in the district concerned.



In order to optimally utilize the infrastructure and staff facilities available in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas, It has been decided to fill up the vacant seats in Class – IX through an All India level Selection Test.


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. recognized 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 of 13-16 years on 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.
  • Medium of Language for Examination is in English or in Hindi.


Admission Test has consists of questions of Class – VIII standard in the following subjects as per the weightage. The test is conducted in objective / descriptive type with 3 hours duration without any break:

S.No. Subject Total Marks
01 English 15
02 Hindi 15
03 Maths 35
04 Science 35
  Total Marks 100



Centre for the examination will be Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya of the concerned district.


The existing vacant seats in the SC/ST category as notified are reserved for the SC/ST students.

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The prospectus cum application form for lateral entry for admission to class IX during 2015-2016 against vacant seats in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalays Dhilwan. The eligible canditate can get it from the office of the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalays Dhilwan as well as from the office of distt. Education office Barnala on any working day from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The application foms duly completed in all respect must be reach the office of principal Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalays Dhilwan on or before 15th may 2015. Selection test will be conducted on Sunday 14th June 2015 at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalays Dhilwan at 10 a.m.