JNVST :- Entrance on the basis of
Vidyalayas draw their student strength from talented children, selected on
the basis of a merit test, called the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection
Test, designed, developed and conducted by NCERT initially and now, by the
CBSE. The test is held annually on All India basis and at block and district
levels. It is objective, class neutral and is so designed as to ensure that
rural children are not at disadvantage.
Rural, S.C., S.T. and Girl Students
Admissions in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas primarily for children from the
rural areas, with provision of 75% seats for rural children. Seats are
reserved for children from the SC and ST communities in proportion to their
population in the district but not less than the national average. 1/3 of
the seats are for girl students. 3% of the seats are for disabled children.
Residential Schools with Free Education
Navodaya Vidyalayas offer free education to talented children from Class-VI
to XII. Navodaya Vidyalayas are affiliated to the CBSE. Entry to a Navodaya
Vidyalaya is in Class-VI only along with lateral entry into Class IX &
XI. Each Navodaya Vidyalaya is a co-educational residential institution
providing free boarding and lodging, expenses on uniforms, text books,
stationery, to and from rail and bus fare. However, a nominal fee @ Rs.
200/- per month is charged from students of Class IX to XII for Vidyalaya
Vikas Nidhi. The students belonging to SC, ST, categories, girls disabled
students and children of the families below poverty line are exempted from
Adherence to Three
The Regional Language is generally the medium of instruction from Class-VI
to VIII and from Class- IX onwards, it is English for Science and
Mathematics and Hindi for Humanities subjects.
of National Integration
Navodaya Vidyalayas aim at inculcating values of national integration
through migration scheme though which the inter regional exchange of
students between Hindi and Non-Hindi speaking States and vice-versa takes
place for one academic year. Efforts are made to promote better
understanding of the unity in diversity and cultural heritage through
Location of Jawahar
Navodaya Vidyalayas are located in rural areas across the country. The
State Govt. is to offer cost free land and rent free temporary buildings
for the setting up of a Navodaya Vidyalaya.
In Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas, all out efforts are made to develop
competencies among students in scholastic and non-scholastic areas of
education which leads to effective personality development of each child.
Indicated below in the comparison of average pass percentage of NVS that of
other school systems like Kendriya Vidyalayas and independent schools
wherein Navodayas average pass percentage is significantly higher than the
national average of other schools affiliated to CBSE.
To provide a progressive and forward looking school system in the rural
areas, the scheme provides for a reservation of 75% students from the rural
areas. Reservation to SC, ST students is in proportion to their population
subject to a minimum of national average of these categories. 33% seats are
reserved for girl students. The percentage of students belonging to SC/ST categories,
in the Navodaya Vidyalayas is well above the national norms (15% SC &
7.5% ST) Thus the JNVs are serving rural students, specially girls, SC
& ST students in the excess of national average. This has also been
appreciated by the Standing Committee of Parliament of the Ministry of
Human Resource Development.
1. Providing quality education to the children.
2. Developing harmonious growth of the personality of the children through
variety of co-curricular activities.
3. Creating the environment to bring out the best among the teachers and
4. Adopt modern education techniques - external and internal
accountability, effective leadership, linkages with the local
5. Art in Education programmes to provide opportunities for students to
inculcate nationalistic values through sharing and learning traditional
skills and art with the help of renowned traditional artists.
6. Built-in-mechanism of self-reliance, self-evaluation, character, rigour
in academic pursuit.
7. Freedom of experimentation and innovation.
1.Admission in Navodaya Vidyalayas are made at the level of Class-VI
through a test conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on
basis. However, provision is also made for lateral entry of students in
Class-IX & XI.
2. The medium of the test is in 20 Indian languages. It is non-verbal and
objective in nature and is so designed that talented children from rural
areas are able to compete without suffering from any disadvantage.
3. All the children who have studied and passed Class-V from any Govt.
School/Govt. recognised School of that district and are between 9 and 13
years of age are eligible to appear in entrance test for Class-VI.
We envisage establishment of a Navodaya Vidyalaya in each district of the
country. Started with two experimental schools in 1985-86. They have now
grown up to 551 JNVs as on March, 2006 covering as many districts in 34
States/UTs with over 1.80 lakh students on rolls. The Samiti has its
Headquarters at New Delhi and eight Regional
Offices located at Bhopal, Chandigarh,
Hyderabad, Jaipur, Lucknow,
and Shillong for the administration of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas under
ESTABLISHMENT OF JNVs.
The opening of a Navodaya Vidyalaya is based on the proposal received from
the concerned State/UT along with the following:-
1. 30 acres of suitable land free of cost in relaxation to the extent of at
least 10 acres on case to case basis.
2. Sufficient space in the building and other infrastructure free of
rent for at least three to four years which could accommodate 240 students
and staff for running the Vidyalaya till the Samiti constructs its new
building at the permanent site.