1.1 Introduction

In accordance with the National Policy of Education (1986) Government of India started Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas(JNVs). Presently the JNVs are spread in 27 States and 7 Union Territories. These are co-educational residential schools fully financed and administered by Government of India through an autonomous organisation, Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti. Admissions in JNVs are made through the JAWAHAR NAVODAYA SELECTION TEST (JNVST) at Class VI. The medium of instruction in JNVs is the mother-tongue or regional language up to Class VIII and English thereafter for all subjects. Students of the JNVs appear for X and XII class examinations of the Central Board of Secondary Education. 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 paid by the children from IX to XII class. However, children belonging to SC/ST, Girls, physically handicapped and from the families whose income is below poverty line are exempted from payment of fees.

1.2 Objective of the Scheme

(i) 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.

(ii) To ensure that students attain a reasonable level of competency in three languages.

(iii) To promote national integration through migration of students from Hindi to non-Hindi speaking State and vise-versa.

(iv) To serve in each district as focal point for improvement of quality of school education in general through sharing of experiences and facilities.

1.3 State-wise Distribution of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas

Accordingly 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 551 Vidyalayas spread in 27 States and 7 Union Territories. The State-wise distribution of JNVs is as under:

Andhra Pradesh - 22+2 , Kerala - 14, Assam - 27+1, Lakshadweep - 01, Arunchal Pradesh - 16, Madhya Pradesh - 48+2, Andaman & Nicobar Islands- 02

Maharashtra - 32+1, Bihar - 38+1, Manipur - 09, Chandigarh - 01, Meghalaya - 07+1, Chattisgarh - 16+1, Mizoram - 08, Delhi - 02, Nagaland - 09, Daman & Diu

02, Orissa - 30+1, Dadra & Nagar Haveli - 01, Punjab - 20+1, Goa - 02, Pondicherry - 04, Gujarat - 25+1, Rajasthan - 32, Haryana - 19, Sikkim - 04

Himachal Pradesh - 12, Tripura - 04, Jammu & Kashmir - 14, Uttar Pradesh - 68, Jharkhand - 22+2, Uttaranchal - 13, Karnataka - 27+1, West Bengal - 17+1


A maximum of eighty students are admitted in Class VI in each Vidyalaya, 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 conduct of JNVST in case adequate accommodation is not available.

1.4 Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection Test 2015

Last date for submission of Application Form in BEO’s Office 20th November 2014.

i) Examination will be held on Sunday 07th February, 2015 at 11.30 A.M. in the State of Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, West Bengal (except Darjeeling) Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh (except Chamba, Kinnaur, Mandi, Sirmour and Shimla Districts), Jharkhand, Kerala, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttaranchal, Delhi, Arunachal Pradesh (except Tawang District), Union Territories of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Chandigarh, Dadar & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu, Lakshadweep and Pondicherry and in the Jammu & Kathua, Districts of Jammu and Kashmir and Sikkim (except North Sikkim District) 


2.1 How to get an Application Form?

Application forms for admission may be made on the prescribed Application Form (attached with the prospectus) available free of cost from:

(i) Block Education Officer (BEO)

(ii) District Education Officer (DEO)

(iii) Headmaster of any Govt./Govt. aided / Recognised Accredited Institute/ Centre of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan / NIOS where he/she is studying.

(iv) Principal, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya.

In case of non-availability of JNVST prescribed Application Form from the above, you may copy the format of Application Form on plain paper (preferably 21cm x 30cm) from website at the address or the newspaper advertisement and apply on it.

2.2 How to submit an Application Form?

Duly filled in application form must reach the Block Education Officer latest by 31st October 2006. It shall be signed by the Head of the recognized school/Special Education Scheme (Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan) where the child is studying in Class-V, on or before 30th September 2010(Candidates are advised to get the acknowledgement from the BEO at the time of submission of Application Form).

2.3 Issue of Admit Cards

Admit Cards, duly prepared by the Principal, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya will be issued to the candidates through the office of the Block Education Officer. Candidates, who do not receive their Admit cards one week before the JNVST, they should immediately contact to Principal, JNV/BEO/DEO for the same.

2.4 Result of the Selection Test

The result of JNVST 2015 is expected to be announced by end of May of the year of admission. The result will be displayed in the offices of the concerned (i) Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (ii) District Education Officer (iii) District Magistrate (iv) Deputy Commissioner, Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti of the Region. The selected candidates will also be informed through registered post by the Principal, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya concerned. The result will also be displayed on website of the Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti at the address


3.a) Selection in the test will not vest any right on the candidates to secure admission into the JNV. At the time of seeking actual admission, each selected candidate will have to produce all relevant certificates, as prescribed by the Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti. Until admission, the selection is provisional.

3.b) In case of any dispute, the decision of Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti shall be final and binding on the candidates.

3.c) Marks obtained by candidates (both selected and unselected) in the test are not communicated.

3.d) There is no provision for re-evaluation of the answer scripts. Since the result is processed through computer and sufficient care is taken to ensure accuracy through various checks in processing the result, no request for re-totaling of marks will be entertained.

3.e) It may also be noted by the candidates and their parents/guardians that under the scheme of JNVs, students of a JNV located in Hindi speaking State may have to be migrated to another JNV in Non-Hindi Speaking State and vice-versa for one academic year when the students are promoted to Class IX. In case of refusal from the students selected for migration, continuation of such students in JNV will not be allowed.

3.f) The candidates and their parents/guardians may note that the children selected on the basis of the Test will be admitted only in the JNV located in the district from where they are appearing at the JNVST. Under no circumstances, the selected candidate will be given admission to any other JNV. No request for shifting of students on account of medium of instruction in the JNV concerned, shifting of parents/guardians to other district(s) State(s) etc. will be entertained.

3.g) Candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs) will have to produce a certificate of the Caste/Tribe at the time of seeking admission, if selected. Such certificate should be procured from the competent authority before 15th July, of the year of seeking admission so that it may be submitted to the Principal of concerned JNV at the time of admission.

3.h) Candidates belonging to the disabled category (Orthopedically Handicapped, Hearing Impaired and Visually Handicapped) if selected will have to produce a medical certificate signed by Chief Medical Officer of the District concerned at the time of admission.



4.a) Only the candidates from the district where the Jawahar Navodaya vidyalaya has been opened are eligible to apply for admission. However, the district where JNV is opened and 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 newly bifurcated district as yet.

4.b) A candidate appearing for the selection test must be studying in Class-V for the whole of the academic session 2010-2011 in a Government/Government aided or other recognized schools or schools under schemes of “Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan” 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. The Schools under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan are to be sponsored by Govt. or Govt. authorized agencies. Schools where students have obtained ‘B’ certificate under National Institute of Open Schooling should have accredition of NIOS. A candidate must successfully complete Class-V in the session 2010-2011. Actual admission in Class-VI for the session 2011-2012 will be subject to this condition.

4.c) A candidate seeking admission must not have been born before 01-05-1998 and after 30-04-2002. This will apply to candidates of all categories, including those who belong to the Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs). In case of doubt of overage candidate seeking admission, they may be referred to the Medical Board for confirmation of the age. The decision of the Medical Board will be final.

4.d) (I)(a) A Candidate claiming admission from rural quota must have studied and passed classes III, IV and V from a Govt./Govt./ aided/recognized school in the session 2008-2009, 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 respectively spending one full academic session each year in a school located in rural area. Such conditions, however, are not applicable on those candidates who apply from urban quota.

(b) Candidates who will be passing Class-V from schemes of “Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan” or ‘B’ certificate competency course of National Institute of Open Schooling on or before 30th Sept., 2011 are also eligible to write admission test provided they are in the prescribed age group. The forms of such candidates will be verified by DEO/DIOS. The rural status of a child from Accredited Centres/Institute of Sarva Shiksha Abiyan/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 from urban and notified areas are not eligible for obtaining seat in rural quota.

(II) A Candidate who has not been promoted and admitted to Class-V before 30th September,  he/she is not eligible to apply.

4.e) No candidate is eligible to appear in the selection test a second time, under any circumstances.


(A) 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.

(B) A candidate seeking admission under the rural quota must have studied in Classes-III, IV and V completing full academic session from the recognized school(s) located in rural areas.

(C) Candidates studying under the schemes of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan and National Institute of Open Schooling should produce their rural status certificate issued by District Magistrate/ Tehsildar/Block Development Officer.


A Candidate who has studied in a school located in an urban area even for a single day of session in any Class-III, IV and V will be considered as an urban candidate. Urban areas are those which are so defined in 2001 census or through a subsequent Government Notification. All other areas will be considered as rural.


a) There is a provision for reservation of seats for SC and ST candidates

b) There is a provision for reservation of seats for girls

c) There is a provision for reservation of 3% seats for ** disabled children (i.e. Orthopedically handicapped, hearing impaired and visually handicapped).

** “Blindness” refers to a condition where a person suffers from any of the following conditions namely:-

(i) Total absence of slight; or

(ii) Visual acuity not exceeding 6/60 or 20/200 (snellen) in the better eye with correcting lenses; or

(iii) Limitation of the field of vision subtending an angle of 20 degree or worse.

** “Hearing Impairment” means loss of sixty decibels or more in the better ear in the conversational range of frequencies.

** “Locomotor disability” means disability of the bones joints or muscles leading to substantial restriction of the movement of the limbs or any form of cerebral palsy.

** “Person with disability” means a person suffering from not less than forty percent of any disability as certified by a medical authority.


1. Centre for Examination

Each candidate shall appear for the selection test at the examination centre allotted to him/her as indicated on the Admit Card. No candidate is permitted to appear from any other centre. No request for change of centre will be entertained. No candidate can appear in the selection test without the proper Admit Card. The competent authority for issuing the Admit Card is Principal, JNV.

2. Language of the Examination

The language/medium of the examination for the candidate will be the medium through which the candidate is studying in Class-V.

3. Composition of the Test

The selection test will be of two-hour duration and will have 3 sections with only objective type questions. There are 100 questions in all of 100 marks. Each question carries one mark:

Type of Test
Number of Question
Mental ability Test
60 Min.
Arithmetic Test
30 Min
Language Test
30 Min.

a) A single test booklet comprising of the 3 sections will be given to each candidate.

b) A candidate will be given a test booklet in the language he/she has mentioned in the application form. The test booklet is available in the following languages:

1. Assamese 2. Bengali 3. Bodo

4. English 5. Garo 6. Gujarati

7. Hindi 8. Kannada 9. Khasi

10. Malayalam 11. Manipuri 12. Marathi

13. Mizo 14. Oriya 15. Punjabi

16. Sindhi (Arabic) 17. Sindhi (Devnagri) 18. Tamil

19. Telugu 20. Urdu 21. Nepali

4. Method of Recording Answers

a) A separate Answer sheet will be provided. Candidates are required to indicate their answers at an appropriate place on the test booklet itself. The Answer sheet will be of intelligence Character Recognition (ICR)/Optical Character Recognition (OCR) Sheet.

b) Only blue/black Ball Point Pen is to be used to write on this answer sheet. Candidates should bring their own ball point pens. Use of pencil is strictly prohibited.

c) For each question, there are four probable answers, out of which only one is correct. The candidate is required to select correct answer and indicate it by encircling Corresponding number (1, 2, 3, 4) given against the probable answers on the test booklet itself. Any other mode such as marking () indicating the answers will not be accepted.

d) No change in the answer once a written is allowed. Overwriting, cutting and erasing on the Answer Sheet is also not allowed.

e) One mark will be given for every correct answer.

f) No negative marking will be done.

g) Wherever a candidate has encircled two or more alternative, the answer will be treated as incorrect. If the circle encloses more than one serial number, it will also be treated as incorrect.

5. About Instruction and Example

a) The candidate must carefully read the instructions given on the cover page of the test booklet as well as those for each test/section before attempting the questions.

b) Candidates are advised to check whether the test booklet received is of the language opted for the test. It is the responsibility of the candidate to obtain the test booklet of his choice as opted in the application form.