JNVST admission on the basis of Merit
Navodaya Vidyalayas draw their strength from talented children, selected on the basis of merit test, called the Jawahar Navodaya Selection Test, designed, developed and conducted by NCERT initially now, by the CBSE. The test is held annually on All India basis at block and district levels. It is objective, culture-free class neutral and is so designed as to ensure that rural children are not at a disadvantage.
Reservation for Rural, S.C., S.T. and Girl Students
Admission is predominantly for children from the rural areas, with a provision of 75%. Reservation seats are reserved fro children from the SC and ST communities in proportion to their population in the district but not less that the national average. 1/3rd of the seats are for girl students. 3% of the seats are for disabled children.
Co-educational Residential Secondary Schools with Free Education
Navodaya Vidyalayas offer free education from Class- VI to Classes XII and are affiliated to the CBSE. Entry to a Navodaya Vidyalaya is in Class-VI only. Each Navodaya Vidyalaya is a co-educational residential institution providing free of charge amenities like boarding and lodging, expenses on uniforms, text books, stationery, to and fro rail and bus fare
Promotion of National Integration
Navodaya Vidyalayas aim at inculcating values of national integration through special programmes of migration which is scheme of inter regional exchange of students for one academic year between Hindi and Non-Hindi speaking states and vice-versa. Efforts are made to promote understanding of the diversity and plurality of Indian people & cultural heritage through activities that promote national integration.
Rural Location, Cost free land State Govt
Navodaya Vidyalayas are located as far as possible in rural areas. The State Govt. is to offer cost free land and rent free temporary buildings for the setting up of Navodaya Vidyalaya.
Board Results of Navodaya Vidyalayas students compare favourably with their counterparts, Navodaya Vidyalayas have been conceived as on idea, a progressive forward looking concept making modern India and the area of focal development through educational excellence. Board Results of Navodaya Vidyalaya students have been much higher than the national pass percentage averages achieved by the CBSE affiliated schools.