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In accordance with the National Policy of Education (1986) Government of India started Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs). Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs) is situated in 28 States and 07 Union Territories. The notification and application form of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas for selection test of Class VI has been released. The application process of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Entrance Test 2019 is in online mode. The education in the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya is free including boarding, lodging, uniforms and textbooks, a nominal fee of Rs. 600/- per month is collected from the students of Classes IX to XII only. In respect of ward of Govt. employees who are eligible for children education allowance, fee @ Rs.1500/- per month has to be paid. However, children belonging to SC/ST, Girls, Divyang and from families whose income is below poverty line (BPL) are exempted from payment of a fee. Candidates can check the complete information of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Entrance Test 2019 from this article.

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JNVST 2019

The objectives of the Scheme

  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 of quality of school education in general through sharing of experiences and facilities.

State-wise Distribution of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas

According to the Navodaya Vidyalaya Scheme, one Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya is to be set up in each District in a phased manner. At present, there are 661 Vidyalayas are sanctioned in 28 States and 07 Union Territories. Out of which 629 are functioning. The State-wise distribution of JNVs sanctioned is as under:

Andhra Pradesh 13+02 Himachal Pradesh 12 Punjab 22+01
Assam 27+01 Jammu & Kashmir 22+01 Pondicherry 04
Arunachal Pradesh 18 Jharkhand 24+02 Rajasthan 33+02
Andaman & Nicobar Islands 03 Karnataka 30+01 Sikkim 04
Bihar 38+01 Kerala 14 Tripura 08
Chandigarh 01 Lakshadweep 01 Telangana 09
Chattisgarh 27+01 Madhya Pradesh 51+02+01 Uttar Pradesh 75+01
Delhi 09 Maharashtra 33+01 Uttarakhand 13
Daman & Diu 02 Manipur 09+02 West Bengal 19+01
Dadra & Nagar Haveli 01 Meghalaya 11+01 Total 632+22**+1*= 661
Goa 02 Mizoram 08
Gujarat 33+01 Nagaland 11
Haryana 21 Orissa 30+01

Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Entrance Test Important Dates

Event Dates
Last date for submission of Application 30 Nov 2018 15 Dec 2018, 24:00 Hrs
Last date for submission of Application through Phase-II 17 Dec 2018, 24:00 Hrs
Downloading of submitted application form 19 Dec 2018
Issuance of Admit Card 01 March 2019
Date of Selection Test for class VI 06 April 2019
Result last week of May 2019

A maximum of eighty students is admitted in Class VI in each Vidyalaya through a Selection Test subject to availability of suitable candidates. The Samiti reserves the right to reduce the seats to forty or to withhold result and/or withhold admission and/or withhold ** Additional conduct of JNVST in case adequate accommodation is not available.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates studying in class V during 2018-19 in a Govt./Govt. recognized schools in a district are eligible to apply for the JNV located in the same district.
  • A candidate seeking admission must not have been born before 01-05-2006 and after 30-04-2010 (Both days 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.
  • A candidate appearing for the selection test must be studying in Class-V for the whole of the academic session 2018-19 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 2018-19. Actual admission in Class-VI for the session 2019-20 will be subject to the mentioned condition.
  • 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.
  • Candidates who will be passing „B‟ certificate competency course of National Institute of Open Schooling on or before 30th September, 2018 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.
  • 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 has not started in the newly bifurcated district as yet. 4.7 A Candidate who has not been promoted and admitted to Class-V before 15th September 2018 is not eligible to apply. 4.8 No candidate is eligible to appear in the selection test for the second time, under any circumstances.

For Rural Candidates

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Candidates:

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 Candidates:

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

Method of Recording Answers

  • A separate Answer sheet will be provided. Candidates are required to indicate their answers at an appropriate place on the OMR sheet. A copy of specimen OMR Sheet will be uploaded in the website of NVS.
  • Only Blue/Black Ball Point Pen is to be used to write on the OMR Sheet. Candidates should bring their own ballpoint pens. Use of pencil is strictly prohibited.
  • For each question, there are four probable answers, out of which only one is correct.The candidate is required to select the correct answer and darken the corresponding circle of the chosen answer.
  • No change in the darkened circle is allowed. Striking, applying white/correction fluid and erasing on the OMR sheet is also not allowed. Such answers will not be evaluated.
  • No negative marking will be done.

About Instruction and Example

  • The candidate must carefully read the instructions given on the cover page of the test booklet as well as those for each section before attempting the questions. Candidates are advised to confirm that the test booklet received by them is of the language opted by them for the test. In case test booklet in language opted is not provided, the candidate should get it changed before the start of the examination. It is the responsibility of the candidate to obtain the test booklet of his choice as opted in the application form. No representation in this regard will be entertained after the examination is over.
  • The total time would be two hours without any break. Additional time of 30 minutes will be allowed for “Divyang students” (differently-abled students).
  • Securing qualifying marks in each of the three sections is essential. Candidates are advised not to spend more time on each section of test than suggested, although they are free to adjust the total time, as they like
  1. No candidate will be allowed to appear in the selection test without proper Admit Card.
  2. Candidates have to be seated in the allotted rooms latest by 11:00 a.m. Late comers will not be permitted to appear for the test.
  3. There will be a bell after every 30 minutes.
  4. No candidate will be permitted to leave the examination hall/room till the completion of full allotted time.

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