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(Entrance Test) JNV : Admission To The IX Class against Vacant Seats During 2013-14 held on 23st June, 2013

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Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti

Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection Test For Admission In Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (Class IX)


In accordance with the National Policy of Education (1986), Government of India started Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs) all over the country except Tamil Nadu. These are co-educational, residential schools, fully financed by Government of India and run by an autonomous organization, Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti, under the Ministry of Human Resource Development. Though admission to these Vidyalayas is at Class VI level, in order to optimally utilize infrastructure facilities available, vacant seats at Class IX level are filled through an All India level Selection Test. While education in the schools is free including boarding, lodging, uniforms and textbooks, a nominal fee of Rs.200/- per month will have to be collected from the children from IX to XII Class. However, children belonging to SC/ST, Girls and from the families whose income is below poverty line are exempted from payment of fees.

Objectives of the Scheme

  • 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 from rural areas without regard to their family’s socio-economic condition.

  • To ensure that students attain a reasonable level of competency in three languages as envisaged in Three Language Formula; and

  • 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

As per the provisions of the Scheme, one Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya is to be set up in each district. At present, there are 595 Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya spread over 34 States and UTs.

Admission To IX Class Against Vacant Seats

In order to optimally utilize the infrastructure and facilities available in these Vidyalayas, it has been decided by the Samiti to fill the vacant seats in IX class through an All India level Selection Test. The district-wise vacant seats in the Vidyalayas are separately notified in local newspapers.


  • Only those candidates who have studied in class VIII during the Academic Session 2012-13 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 2012-13 from a Govt./Govt. recognized school in the district where he/she is seeking admission.

  • Candidates seeking admission must not have been born before 01.05.1997 and after 30.04.2001. 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 MEDICAL BOARD for confirmation of the age of the candidate in case a doubt regarding age certificate produced by the candidate before the admission is given.

Nature of the Selection Test

SI.NO Subject Marks
01 English 15
02 Hindi 15
03 Maths 35
04 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.

Venue & Date of The Selection Test

Selection Test for admission to IX class will be conducted on Sunday, the 23st June, 2013 in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya of concerned district.

Duration - Three hours (10.00 Am to 1.00 PM)

How To Submit The Application Form

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 our Office website . 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 Monday, the 20th May 2013. 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.

Courtesy : JNV

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