Procedure for Admission ::
Eligibility Conditions ::
Lateral Entry ::
with the National Policy of Education (1986), Government of India
started Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs). Presently, the JNVs
are spread in 27 States and 7 Union Territories. These are co-educational
residential schools fully financed and administered by Government
of India through an autonomous organisation, Navodaya Vidyalaya
Samiti. Admission in JNVs are made through the Jawahar Navodaya
Vidyalaya Selection Test (JNVST) at Class VI. The medium of instruction
in JNVs is the mother tongue or regional language up to class VIII
and English thereafter for Maths and Science and Hindi for Social
Science. Students of the JNVs appear for X and XII Class examinations
of the Central Board of Secondary Education. While education in
the schools is free including boarding, lodging, uniforms and textbooks,
a nominal fee of Rs. 200/- per month will have to be collected from
the children from IX to XII Class. However, children belonging to
SC/ST, Girls, Physically Handicapped and from the families whose
income is below poverty line are exempted from payment of fees.
Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya 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. A total of 75% of seats are reserved for rural children
and a minimum of 33% of seats are reserved for girls. SC/STs also
have due reservations of 15% x7½% respectively. The Scheme envisages
establishment of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas, one in each district
of the country.
Till 1998, the
Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection Test (JNVST) was conducted
by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT).
The medium of the test is in 20 Indian languages and is largely
non-verbal and objective in nature and is so designed that talented
children from rural areas are able to compete without suffering
a disadvantage. All the children who have studied in and passed
from Class V from any recognized school of Thrissur District and
are between 9 to 13 years of age are eligible to appear JNVST for
As per the Scheme,
a maximum of 80 students can be admitted in Class VI .
Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas take place on the basis of a selection
test designed and conducted by the CBSE. The test, called the Jawahar
Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection Test (JNVST) is of nonverbal nature,
class neutral and so designed as to ensure that talented children
from the rural areas of Thrissur district are able to compete without
facing any disadvantages and also 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 Principal and teachers of
Navodaya Vidyalayas to the local schools of the Thrissur district.
As a result rural areas are becoming aware of the Navodaya Vidyalaya
To appear at
the Selection Test, a candidate has to fulfill the following eligibility
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 "Sarv Shiksha 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 / recognized 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.
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.
The above conditions
are applicable to all the candidates irrespective to their caste
At least 75%
of the seats in the 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.
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.
In order to
optimally utilize the infrastructure and facilities available in
Navodaya Vidyalayas it has been decided by the Samiti to fill up
the vacant seats in IX class through an All India level Selection
Test. The district-wise vacant seats in the Vidyalayas are
separately notified in local newspapers.
admission in IX class can be obtained free of charge from the
Principal of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya of the concerned district,
Format of Application Forms can also be downloaded from the
Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti website