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Bind with the vision of bringing out the best of rural talent, the National Policy on Education-1986 set up numerous residential schools, which came to be known as Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya. Currently, 661 JNVs are present in 27 states and eight union territories.

The setting up of navodaya vidyalaya began as an experiment to counteract the illiteracy rate in the countryside and level them to compete with their suburban counterparts. And now, this experiment has taken the form of a beast unparalleled in driving schools, providing the best education at minimum fees.

Objectives of Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti:

  • Providing quality education to rural kids irrespective of their poor economic conditions
  • To promote national integration by offering interschool exchange programs all over the country
  • Ensuring comparability and safeguarding the heritage of people in co-ed schools
  • To establish and maintain hostels for the scholars of navodaya vidyalaya.

JNVST: Merit-Based Exam

Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti conducts entrance exams yearly for class 6 and 9 admissions under Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection Test (JNVST), designed by NCERT and CBSE. The Exam is taught at all levels in every country district annually, and the exam pattern is objective to give a fair chance to every student while attempting the test.

Reservation of Seats:

  • About 75% of seats is currently reserved for rural student portals.
  • Students from scheduled tribes and castes are given a share that is not less than the national average (15% for SC and 7.5% for ST). These reservations are interchangeable.
  • 27% of the whole chunk is given to scholars of other backward castes.
  • Students fill 3% of the seats with physical disabilities or Divyang kids.
  • One-third of the seats are reserved for girls.


For class 6th Candidate:

  • Students belonging to the district of the actual location of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya are eligible to apply for the Exam.
  • Students applying for class 6th exams must be enrolled in class 5th of any governmental, local, or national open school in the same district.
  • Students claiming rural quota must have passed classes 3 to 5 from a government-aided or recognised local school in the same district.
  • Every candidate is eligible to appear only once unless the class is repeated.

For class 9th candidate:

  • Candidates studying in class 8th in the ongoing session from a government or a governmental recognised school are eligible to appear for JNV class 9 test.
  • Students belonging to the district of the actual location of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya are eligible to apply for the Exam.
  • Students must pass out class 8 at the time of admission.

Required Documents for JNVST:

The following is the list of necessary documents after the selection of the candidate, -irrespective of the class.

  • Residence Certificate
  • Birth Certificate or any other certificate with proof of date of birth.
  • Eligibility proof according to the conditions of JNV
  • Rural quota certificate.


STEP 1: Visit the official link: for the class 6 application process or for class 9 admission.

STEP 2: Fill in all the details and upload your passport-size photographs in provided space.

STEP 3: Enter your academic details.

STEP 4: Upload the candidate's and guardian's signatures.

STEP 5: Recheck all the details carefully and submit the form

STEP 6: Print the application form for future use.

Application Fees:

Registration: Free of cost

Class 9 to class 12 has to pay Rs. 600 as board and lodging, uniform, and textbook fees every month. Students from SC, ST, all girls, and those whose families are below the poverty line are not obliged to pay any monetary amount. The wards of government employees, except the spared category, will be charged Rs. 1500 under the Vidyalaya Vikas Nidhi.


For class 6:

  1. Mental Ability Test: 
  • Odd- primary out
  • Figure matching
  • Pattern Completion
  • Figure series completion
  • Analogy
  • Geometrical figure completion
  • Mirror imaging
  • Punched hole pattern folding
  • Space visualization
  • Embedded figures
  1. Arithmetic test:
  • Number and numeric system
  • Four fundamentals operation on the whole number
  • LCM and HCF of numbers
  • Factors and multiples their properties
  • Conversion of fractions to decimals and vice versa
  • Distance, time, and speed
  • Percentage and its application
  • Profit and loss
  • Simple interest
  • Simplification of numerical expressions
  • Decimals and fundamental operations on them
  1. Language test:
  • Reading comprehension

For class 9:

  1. English:
  • Word and sentence
  • Structure spelling
  • Rearranging jumbled words
  • Passivation
  • Use of degrees of comparison
  • Modal auxiliaries
  • Use of prepositions
  • Tense form

      2.General Science:

  • Food
  • Materials 1 and 2
  • Living / non-living
  • Reproduction
  • Force
  • Light
  • Chemical effects of electric current
  • Natural phenomena
  • Solar system
  1.   Mathematics:
  • Rational numbers
  • Squares and square roots
  • Exponents and powers
  • Direct and inverse proportions
  • Percentage
  • Profit and loss
  • Discount
  • Simple and compound interest
  • Algebraic expressions and identities, including factorization
  • Linear equations in one variable
  • Understanding quadrilaterals ( parallelogram, rhombus, rectangle, square, kite)
  • Mensuration
  • Data handling ( bar graph, pie chart, organizing data, probability)

 Exam Pattern:

Class 6th:

  • Sections: Four
  • No negative marking
  • Mode: Pen and paper
  • Test duration: 2 hours or 120 minutes
  • Multiple choice questions
Mental ability test 40 50
Arithmetic 20 25
Language Test 20 25
Total 80 100

Class 9th:

  • Mode: Pen and paper
  • Test duration: 2 and half hours or 150 minutes + 30 minutes (for disabled examiners)
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Medium: English / Hindi
S. No. Subject Marks
1 English 15
2 Hindi 15
3 Science  35
Ma4 Mathematics 35

Documents required at Exam:

  • Admit Card
  • Identity Card

JNVST Category-wise Cut-offs:

General 75 to 80
OBC 70 to 75
SC 66 to 70
ST 60 to 66

How many students are selected for the navodaya exam?

Around 27 lakh students registered for the navodaya entrance exam conducted by Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti. However, only 20 lakh students appear on the actual examination day at the designated site, out of which a mere proportion of 50,000 students are selected annually. Students can check out the results in both online and offline modes.


JNVST Exam Class 6

April 2023

JNVST Exam Class 9

April 2023

JNVST Result Class 6

June 2023

JNVST Result Class 9

June 2023

Selection Test Release Date

June 2023


Navodaya results for classes 6 and 9 can be checked out in the following ways:

  • Check online on: 2023
  • Offline mode by visiting the vidyalaya of your district.
  • Using selection lists.

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