Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas offers admission in Class IX, against the vacant seats, which are likely to be available during the academic year 2016-17. The admission is through an All India Test to be conducted at specified date and time in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya of the district concerned. The medium of test is English/Hindi. Candidates can check the detail of JNV Lateral Entry Test 2016 application process, eligibility criteria and other information on this page below.

Important Notice – Candidates may please note that Lateral Entry Test for Class-IX to fill up the vacant seats during 2016-17, which is scheduled on 24 Apr 2016 is POSTPONED due to administrative reasons. The fresh date of conduct of examination will be notified soon.

JNV Lateral Entry Test 2016

Candidates seeking admission in JNV Lateral Entry Test 2016 can download the application from the official website. The main objective of these Vidyalayas is to provide quality modern education to the children predominantly from rural areas. Though the admission into these Vidyalayas is at Class VI , it is intended to fill vacant seats with a lateral entry test at Class IX level. Admit Card for appearing at the Selection Test will be issued to the candidates as per schedule date. Result of the Selection Test will be notified in the Vidyalaya Notice Board as well as published in the website of JNVs concerned.

Schedule for the JNV Lateral Entry Test 2016 is given below.

Event Date
Availability of Application form 25 Jan 2016
Last date of submission of application form 29 Feb 2016
Dispatch of Admit card 11 Apr 2016
Date of Examination 24 Apr 2016
Postponed till further Notification
Evaluation of Answer sheet / compilation of Result 02 May 2016
Dispatch of Selection list 09 May 2016
Completion of Admission process 30 Jun 2016

JNV Lateral Entry Application Form 2016

The Prospectus-cum-Application form containing detailed instructions can be obtained free of cost from the Office of Principal, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya and office of District and Block Education Officers of the District. Application forms can also be downloaded from JNV official website http://www.nvshq.org. Neatly typed and Xeroxed copy of the applications also can be used for applying.

Application Form duly completed in all respect must reach the Office of the Principal, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya of the concerned district on or before the last date of application as per schedule. Duly filled in application forms must be sent through registered post A/D. If the candidate prefers to submit Application Form in person, he/she is advised to get the acknowledgement from the office of the Principal of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Only those candidates who have studied/is studying in class VIII during the Academic Session 2015-16 in one of the Govt./Govt. recognized schools of the district where the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya is functioning and where admission is sought.
  • Candidate appearing for the selection test must pass Class VIII in the academic session 2015-16 from a Govt./Govt. recognized school in the district where he/she is seeking admission.
  • Candidates seeking admission must not have been born before 01.05.2000 and after 30.04.2004. This will apply to candidates of all categories including those belonging to SC/ST.
  • Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti reserves the right to refer any candidate to a Medical Board for confirmation of the age of the candidate in case a doubt arises about the age certificate produced by the candidate before the admission is given.


The existing vacant seats in the SC/ST category as notified are reserved for the SC/ST students.

JNV Lateral Entry Admit Card 2016

Admit Card for appearing at the Selection Test will be issued to the candidates as per schedule date after the completion of application process. If the candidate does not get the Admission Card, he/she must contact the office of the Principal of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya for obtaining the same.

JNV Lateral Entry Exam Pattern

Subject Marks
English 15
Hindi 15
Maths 35
Science 35
Total 100

The test will be objective/descriptive type with 03 hours duration without any break. Centre for the examination will be Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya of the concerned district.

Exam Centre : Centre for examination shall be in the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya the district concerned.

Medium of Language for Examination will be English/Hindi.

JNV Lateral Entry Result 2016

Selection Test for admission to Class IX will be conducted as per schedule above in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya of concerned district. Result of the Selection Test will be notified in the Vidyalaya Notice Board as well as published in the website of JNVs concerned. Selected candidates will also be intimated by post.

JNV Lateral Entry Selection Procedure

Selection in the selection test will not vest any right upon candidate to secure admission into JNV till the candidate produces all the relevant certificates such as date of birth, pass certificate of VIII class with mark sheets, SC/ST certificate as prescribed by NVS for the admission.

Details of the marks obtained in the test are not communicated and there is no provision for re-checking/re-totaling.

Candidates will be considered for the admission only into that Vidyalaya for which he/she has appeared for Selection Test.

At the time of admission, candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes (SCs) Scheduled Tribes (STs) & Other Backward Classes (OBCs) categories will have to produce the required Scheduled Caste/Tribe or OBC Certificate issued by the competent authority.

In case of any dispute, the decision of NVS will be final and binding on the candidates.

For more detail of JNV Lateral Entry Test 2016 – Download Information Brochure.

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