Navodaya vidyalaya (NVST) Admission 2021-22 Official

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Navodaya Vidyalaya admission test 2021 for class 6, class 9 and class 11

Navodaya Admission 2021 | NVST Online Application Form | JNVST Registration form link for entrance exam 2021: Students of class 5th and students of class 8th must appear in entrance exam conducted by the samiti to get admission in class 6 and class 9 respectively in navodaya. But students of class 10 no need to appear in any examination and the merit list will be declare on the basis of secondary (class 10 board) marks list.

Important dates and links for Navodaya vidyalaya entrance exam 2021-22

ParticularsClass 6 Phase 1Class 6 Phase 2Class 9Class 11
Official NotificationNot yet releasedNot yet releasedNot yet releasedNot yet released
Application form starting dateFirst week of September, 2020First week of September, 2020First week of December, 2020First week of February, 2021
Application form last dateSecond week of November, 2020Second week of November, 2020Second week of January, 2021Second week of April, 2021
Admit card release dateSecond week of January, 2021Second week of March, 2021Third week of March, 2021
Date of ExaminationSecond week of February, 2021First week of April, 2021First week of May 2021
CutoffUpdating soonUpdating soonUpdating soonUpdating soon
Merit listUpdating soonUpdating soonUpdating soonUpdating soon
Result declare dateThird week of March, 2021Third week of May, 2021Third week of June, 2021Second week of June, 2021
Document verification dateSecond week of June, 2021Second week of July, 2021Second week of July, 2021Second week of July, 2021
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Procedure to register online for JNV Selection Test 2020

  1. The process for submission of application for JNV Selection Test has been simplified through online process. Registration can be done free of cost through the admission portal of NVS linked through, and for class 6 , for class 9 and for class 11 .
  1. Verification of proofs for residence, age, eligibility etc will be done for selected candidates through the laid down procedure after the declaration of results.
  1. The eligible candidates have to fill up the online form and upload the certificate issued by the Head Master/Principal where the candidate is studying in class V with the photograph along with signatures of both candidate and his/her parent/guardian. The attachments should be uploaded in jpg format of the size between 10-100 kb only.
  1. In case of candidates from NIOS, candidates should obtain `B’ certificate and residence should be in the same district where he / she is seeking admission.
  1. Online platform is in open source and free of cost. Application may be submitted from any source like desktop, laptop, mobile, tablet etc.
  1. In all JNVs a help desk will be available to assist the candidates/parents to upload application free of cost. Parents may also approach the help desk in JNV along with candidate and required documents such as certificate signed by the Head Master, photograph and a mobile phone with valid mobile number for receiving the registration number and password through SMS for registration process.

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Navodaya vidyalaya admission 2021-22 complete information

Detailed and basic Information of Navodaya Vidyalaya

Objectives of Navodaya Vidyalaya

  1. To provide good quality modern education including a strong component of culture, inculcation of values, awareness of the environment, adventure activities and physical education to the talented children predominantly from rural areas.
  2. To ensure that students attain a reasonable level of competency in three languages.
  3. To promote national integration through migration of students from Hindi to non-Hindi speaking State and vice-versa.
  4. To serve in each district as focal point for improvement in quality of school education in general through sharing of experiences and facilities.

Navodaya Vidyalaya Enrollment policy

  • 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 Criteria for all the students

Eligibility conditions for admission in class 6

  1. Only the candidates from the district concerned where the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya has been opened are eligible to apply for admission. However, if the district where JNV is opened is bifurcated at a later date, the old boundaries of the district are considered for the purpose of eligibility for admission into JNVST, in case a new Vidyalaya is not started in the newly bifurcated district as yet.
  1. A candidate seeking admission must not have been born before 01-05 2007 and after 30-04-2011 (Both dates are inclusive). This will apply to candidates of all categories, including those who belong to the Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST). In case of doubtful cases of overage in comparison to the age recorded in the certificate, they may be referred to the Medical Board for confirmation of the age. The decision of the medical board will be treated as final.
  1. A candidate appearing for the selection test must be studying in Class V for the whole of the academic session 2019-20 in a Government/Government aided or other recognized schools 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 authorized on behalf of Government. Schools where students have obtained ‘ B’ certificate under National Institute of Open Schooling should have accreditation of NIOS. A candidate must successfully complete Class-V in the session 2019-20. Actual admission in Class VI for the session 2020-21 will be subject to the mentioned condition.
  1. A Candidate claiming admission under rural quota must have studied and passed classes III, IV and V from a Govt. / Govt. aided / recognized school spending one full academic session each year in a school located in rural area.
  1. Candidates passing ‘ B’ certificate competency course of National Institute of Open Schooling on or before 30th September 2019 are also eligible to write admission test provided they are in the prescribed age group. The rural status of a child from National Institute 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 studying under the above scheme and residing in urban and notified areas are not eligible for obtaining seat in rural quota.
  1. A Candidate who has not been promoted and admitted to Class-V before 15th September, 2020 is not eligible to apply.
  1. No candidate is eligible to appear in the selection test for the second time, under any

Eligibility conditions for admission in class 9

  • 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 2018-19, Lateral Entry Test for Class-IX was conducted in 544 Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas.
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. The medium of Language for the Examination is English/Hindi.

Eligibility conditions for admission in class 11

  • 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.
  1.  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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The candidates must have reasonable competency in English and Hindi.

Reservation of seats

  1. At least 75% of the seats in a district are filled by candidates selected from rural areas and remaining seats are filled from urban areas of the district.
  1. Reservation of seats in favor of children belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes is provided in proportion to their population in the district concerned provided that in 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.
  1. Minimum One third of the total seats are filled by girls.
  1. There is a provision for reservation for ** Divyang children (i.e. Orthopedically Handicapped, Hearing Impaired and Visually Handicapped) as per GOI norms. ** “ Blindness” refers to a condition where a person suffers from any of the following conditions namely:-(i) Total absence of sight; or (ii) Visual acuity not exceeding 6/60 or 20/200 (snellen) in the better eye with correcting lenses; or (iii) Limitation of the field of vision subtending an angle of 20 degree or 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 of cerebral palsy. ** “ Person with disability” means a person suffering from not less than forty percent of any disability as certified by a medical authority

Eligibility for reservation of seats

For rural students

  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.
  1. A candidate seeking admission under the rural quota must have studied in Classes-III, IV and V completing full academic session from the Government/ Government Aided/Government recognized school(s) located in rural areas. However, the candidate should study full academic session in Class-V from the same district where admission is sought.
  1. Candidates studying under the schemes of National Institute of Open Schooling should produce their rural status certificate issued by District Magistrate / Tehsildar / Block Development Officer.

For urban students

  • A candidate who has studied in a school located in an urban area even for a single day of session in Class-III, IV and V will be considered as an urban candidate. Urban areas are those which are so defined in 2011 census or through a subsequent Government notification. All other areas will be considered as rural.

For transgender students

  • No separate reservation for transgender category candidates is provided and they will be included in Boys category for reservation purpose, under various sub-categories viz Rural, Urban, SC, ST and Divyang.

Document verification after selection in navodaya vidyalaya

  1. Proof for date of birth.
  2. Proofs for eligibility as per the conditions of NVS.
  3. For candidates seeking admission under rural quota, the parents will also have to submit a certificate from the competent authority to the effect that the child had studied in an Institution / School located in a rural area.
  4. Residence Certificate in prescribed proforma in case of NIOS study only
  5. Any other documents required.

Composition of test

For class 6

Type of testNumber of questionsMarksDuration
Mental ability test405060 Minutes
Arithmetic test202530 Minutes
Language test202530 Minutes
Total801002 Hours
Syllabus and exam pattern of navodaya vidyalaya entrance exam

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