ADMISSION PROCEDURE AND GUIDELINES
Admissions in the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas take place on the basis of a Selection Test 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 children from rural areas are able to compete without facing any disadvantages due to poor communication facilities in rural areas special care is taken to ensure that children from far flung rural areas get admission form free of cost without any problem.
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.
A candidate appearing for the Selection Test must be studying in Class-V in a Govt./Govt. recognized school in that 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 Ist 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 must have studied and passed Class III, IV &V from recognized school/schools in the preceding three continuous academic sessions for which the Selection Test is conducted spending one full academic session in each Class through the formal system of education, without any repetition of Class, gap and/or break in attendance.
A candidate who is not promoted to Class-V before November of the preceding academic year of which the test conducted is not eligible to apply.
No candidate 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 III, IV & V from recognized school(s) located in the rural areas.
The above conditions are applicable to all the candidates irrespective of their category or gender.
At least 75% of the seats in a district are filled by candidates selected from rural areas and remaining seats are filled from the urban areas of the districts. A candidate who has studied in a school located in a urban area, even for a part of a session in any of the Classes III, IV and V or passes any 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 19991 census or in a subsequent Government notification. All other areas are considered as rural.