Admission Notification to Class VI in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (2023-24) 

Online applications are invited for admission to class VI in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas through Selection Test for the session 2023-24. 

General Salient features 

Co-educational Residential School in every District. Separate Hostel for Boys & Girls Free Education, Board and Lodging Wide Cultural exchange through Migration Scheme Promotion of Sports & Games NCC, Scouts & Guides and NSS 

ELIGIBILITY • Candidates who are bonafide residents of the district and studying in class V in the academic session 2022-23 in Govt./ Govt. recognized school in the same district where JNV is functioning and to which they are seeking admission. • Studied full academic session in each class and passed classes III & IV from Govt. / Govt. recognized school and born between 01.05.2011 to 30.04.2013 (Both the dates inclusive)


At least 75% Seats in a district will be filled by candidates from rural areas. • Reservation for SC, ST, OBC and Divyang candidates as per Govt. Norms. • Minimum 1 /3 of the seats are reserved for girl students.  

Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas admission important dates : 

Last Date to apply 31.01.2023   

Date of Exam 29.04.2023 


For Registration & Details Log in:  https://navodaya.gov.in 

Link for applying Navodaya  admission 2023-24 click here 


Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection Test - 2023 :    JNV Selection Test for admission to Class-VI in JNVs for the academic session 2023-24 will be held On Saturday, 29th April 2023 at 11.30 A.M. The last date to submit online application is 31st January 2023.

Procedure to register online for JNV Selection Test 2023 :  The process for submission of application for JNV Selection Test has been simplified through online process. Registration can be done free of cost through the admission portal of NVS linked through https://navodaya.gov.in ❖ Candidates/ parents have to go through the notification cum prospectus and ensure the fulfillment of eligibility criteria. 


The following documents in soft form (.JPG format of size between 10 to 100 kb) may be kept ready for registration: 
    • • Certificate verified by the Head Master mentioning the details of candidate in the prescribed format
    • • Photograph 
    • • Signature of parent • Signature of candidate
    • • Aadhaar details/ Residence certificate issued by competent Government authority

Presently the JNVs are spread in 27 States and 08 Union Territories. These are co-educational residential schools fully financed and administered by Government of India through an autonomous organization, Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti. Admissions in JNVs are made through the JAWAHAR NAVODAYA VIDYALAYA SELECTION TEST (JNVST) to Class VI. 

MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTIONS IN Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas : The medium of instruction in JNVs is the mother tongue or regional language up to Class VIII and thereafter English for Mathematics and Science and Hindi for Social Science. Students of the JNVs appear for board examinations of the Central Board of Secondary Education. 

Issue of Admit Cards The admit cards will be made available as per date decided by NVS in due course which will be displayed on application portal. The admit cards shall be downloaded free of cost by the candidates/parents before the conduct of JNVST.

 Result of the Selection Test The result of JNV Selection Test 2023 is expected to be announced by June 2023. Candidates can get the result from the admission portal. 

FEES OF STUDENTS IN Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas

While education in the schools is free including board& lodging, uniform and textbooks, a sum of Rs. 600/- per month is collected only from the students of Classes IX to XII towards Vidyalaya Vikas Nidhi. However, students belonging to SC/ST categories, Divyang students, all Girl students and the students whose family income is below poverty line (BPL) are exempted. 

In respect of wards of Government employees other than exempted category (Students of classes VI to VIII, all SC/ST & Girl students and wards of BPL families) Vikas Nidhi will be charged @Rs.1500/- per month or actual children education allowance received by the parent per month whichever is less. However, VVN shall not be less than Rs.600/- per student per month. 

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, 649 Vidyalayas are functional in 27 States and 08 Union Territories. The State-wise distribution of functional JNVs is as under:


ALL CANDIDATES:  Only the bonafide resident candidates from the district concerned where the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya has been located are eligible to apply for admission. The valid residential proof as notified by Govt. of India of the parent of the same district where the candidate has studied class V and appeared for the JNVST is to be submitted by the provisionally selected candidate at the time of admission. However, 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 is not started in the newly bifurcated district as yet. 

 Candidate has to reside in the district where he/she is seeking admission in the JNV located in the same District. Bonafide residence certificate of the parent is to be submitted at the time of verification of documents after the provisional selection. 

Candidate has to study class V in any of the Govt. or Govt. recognized schools located in the same District during 2022-23. 

 Candidates who have passed class V before the session 2022-23 or repeated candidates are not allowed.

A candidate seeking admission must not have been born before 01-05-2011 and after 30-04-2013 (Both dates are inclusive). 


At least 75% of the seats in a district are filled by candidates provisionally selected from rural areas of the district. The remaining seats are open which will be filled from Urban and Rural Area candidates of the districts on the basis of merit. b) Reservation of seats in favour of children belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes is provided in proportion to their population in the district concerned provided that in no district, such reservation will be less than the national average (15% for SC and 7.5% for ST) but subject to maximum of 50% for both the categories (SC & ST) taken together. These reservations are interchangeable and over and above the candidates provisionally selected under open merit. c) 27% reservation shall be provided to the OBC students as per central list over and above reservation of SCs and STs. The reservations to the OBC students shall be implemented as per Central List, as applicable from time to time. The OBC candidates not included in Central list would apply as General Candidate.

Minimum One third of the total seats are filled by girls. In order to ensure 1/3rd selection of girls, girls may be preferred than boys as per NVS selection criteria, wherever necessary. e) Rural-open seats are allocated block wise on the basis of Rural population of the concerned block as per NVS selection criteria. f) There is a provision for reservation for ** Divyang children (i.e. Orthopedically Handicapped, Hearing Impaired and Visually Handicapped) as per GOI norms.

DOCUMENTS TO BE SUBMITTED AFTER SELECTION:     The parents of the candidates who are provisionally selected for admission will have to submit the following documents at the time of admission for verification: - i. Proof for date of birth -The copy of Birth Certificate issued by competent Government Authority concerned. ii. Proofs for eligibility as per the conditions of NVS. iii. For candidates seeking admission under rural quota, the parents will also have to submit a certificate from the competent authority to the effect that the child had studied class III, IV and V in an Institution/ School located in a rural area. iv. Residence Certificate: The valid residential proof (as notified Govt. of India) of the parent of the same District where the JNV is located & candidate has studied class V shall be furnished. v. Aadhar Card of the candidate: As per section 7 of Aadhaar act, 2016, the provisionally selected candidate has to submit the copy of Aadhaar Card to get the benefits such as boarding & lodging, assistance for stationeries and other benefits under the Navodaya Vidyalaya Scheme. vi. Certificate by the Head Master of the school regarding study details. vii. Medical fitness certificate. viii. Undertaking for Migration ix. Disability certificate (if applicable) x. Category/community certificate (SC/ST) if applicable. xi. Category/community certificate OBC, as per central list if applicable. (Format Attached) 

Composition of the Test : The selection test will be of two-hour duration from 11:30 am to 01:30 pm and will have 3 sections with only objective type questions. There are 80 questions in all for 100 marks. 



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