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Admission Schedule For JNVST

Event
Dates
Notification - Admission of 6th Class
Certificate Required before applying Online
Link For Online Application
Last Date Of Submission of Online Application Form
30th November 2018
Issue of Admit Card
1st - March - 2019
Date Of Offline Examination
06th - April - 2019
Date Of Result Declaration
Last Week Of May 2019

Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Admissions in Class - VI

In accordance with the National Policy of Education (1986) Government of India started Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs). Presently the JNVs are spread in 28 States and 07 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) at Class VI. The medium of instruction in JNVs is the mother tongue or regional language up to Class VIII and English thereafter for Maths and Science and Hindi for Social Science. 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. 600/- per month is collected from the students of Classes IX to XII only. In respect of ward of Govt. employees who are eligible for children education allowance, fee @ Rs.1500/- per month has to be paid. However, children belonging to SC/ST, Girls, Divyang and from families whose income is below poverty line (BPL) are exempted from payment of fee.

Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection Test

JNV Selection Test for admission to Class-VI in JNVs for the academic session 2019-20 will be held on Saturday, the 6th April 2019 at 11:15 A.M. in one phase for all Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas.

The last date to submit online application is 30th November 2018..

Objective of the Scheme

  1. 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.
  2. To ensure that students attain a reasonable level of competency in three languages.
  3. To promote national integration through migration of students from Hindi to non- Hindi speaking State and vice-versa.
  4. To serve in each district as focal point for improvement of quality of school education in general through sharing of experiences and facilities.

Selection And Admission

  • 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.
  • In case of any dispute, the decision of Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti shall be final and binding on the candidates.
  • Marks obtained by candidates (both selected and unselected) in the test are not communicated.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Candidates belonging to the Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) will have to produce a certificate of the Caste/Tribe at the time of seeking admission, if selected. Such certificate should be obtained from the competent authority before 15th April of the year of seeking admission so that it may be submitted to the Principal of JNV concerned at the time of verification of document. For example, candidates seeking admission during 2019-20 should get the certificate on or before 15th April 2019.
  • Candidates belonging to the divyang 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.
  • Candidates belonging to the divyang category (Orthopedically Handicapped, Hearing Impaired and Visually Handicapped) can seek admission in the district in which they are studying in Class V on regular basis at the time of applying for JNVST or their native district where his/her parents are residing.
  • Candidates belonging to transgender category can seek admission in the district in which they are studying in Class V on regular basis at the time of applying for JNVST. They will have to submit a certificate from the competent authority prescribed by the concerned State Govt. with regard to their gender. No reservation is made for this category.

Who is Elegible

  • Only the candidates from the district concerned 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.
  • A candidate seeking admission must not have been born before 01-05-2006 and after 30- 04-2010. 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..
  • A candidate appearing for the selection test must be studying in Class-V for the whole of the academic session 2018-19 in a Government/Government aided or other recognized schools 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. Schools where students have obtained ‘B’ certificate under National Institute of Open Schooling should have accreditation of NIOS. A candidate must successfully complete Class-V in the session 2018-19. Actual admission in Class-VI for the session 2019-20 will be subject to this condition..
  • A Candidate claiming admission under rural quota must have studied and passed classes III, IV and V from a Govt. / Govt. aided / recognized school spending one full academic session each year in a school located in rural area..
  • Candidates who will be passing ‘B’ certificate competency course of National Institute of Open Schooling on or before 30th September, 2018 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 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..
  • A Candidate who has not been promoted and admitted to Class-V before 15th September, 2018 is not eligible to apply.
  • No candidate is eligible to appear in the selection test second time, under any circumstances.

For Rural Candidates

  1. 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.
  2. A candidate seeking admission under the rural quota must have studied in Classes-III, IV and V completing full academic session from the Government / Government Aided / Government recognized school(s) located in rural areas. However, the candidate should study full academic session in Class-V from the same district where admission is sought.
  3. Candidates studying under the schemes of National Institute of Open Schooling should produce their rural status certificate issued by District Magistrate / Tehsildar / Block Development Officer.

For Urban Candidates

A Candidate who has studied in a school located in an urban area even for a single day of session in Class-III, IV and V will be considered as an urban candidate. Urban areas are those which are so defined in 2011 census or through a subsequent Government Notification. All other areas will be considered as rural.

HOW TO APPLY FOR JNV SELECTION TEST

  1. 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 www.navodaya.gov.in Verification of proofs for residence, age, eligibility etc will be done for selected candidates through the laid down procedure after the declaration of results.
  2. The eligible candidates have to fill up the online form and upload the certificate issued by the Head Master/Principal where the candidate is studying in class V with the photograph along with signatures of both candidate and his /her parent/guardian. The attachments should be uploaded in jpg format of the size between 10-100 kb only.
  3. In case of candidates from NIOS, candidates should obtain `B‟ certificate and residence should be in the same district where he / she is seeking admission.
  4. Online platform is in open source and free of cost. Application may be submitted from any source like desktop, laptop, mobile, tablet etc.
  5. In all JNVs a help desk will be available to assist the candidates/parents to upload application free of cost. Parents may also approach the help desk in JNV along with candidate and required documents such as certificate signed by the Head Master, photograph and a mobile phone with valid mobile number for receiving the registration number and password through SMS for registration process

For Transgender Candidates

A Candidate who has studied in a school located in an urban area even for a single day of session in Class-III, IV and V will be considered as an urban candidate. Urban areas are those which are so defined in 2011 census or through a subsequent Government Notification. All other areas will be considered as rural.

Reservation Of Seats

  1. At least 75% of the seats in a district are filled by candidates selected from rural areas and remaining seats are filled from urban areas of the district.
  2. Reservation of seats in favour of children belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes is provided in proportion to their population in the concerned district provided that 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 selected under open merit
  3. One third of the total seats are filled up by girls.
  4. There is a provision for reservation of 3% seats for ** Divyang 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:-

      1. Total absence of sight; or
      2. Visual acuity not exceeding 6/60 or 20/200 (snellen) in the better eye with correcting lenses; or
      3. 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.

Composition of Test

The selection test will be 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 Questions
Marsk
Duration
Mental Ability Test
50
50
60 Minutes
Arithmetic Test
25
25
30 Minutes
Language Test
25
25
30 Minutes
Total
100
100
02 Hours

A single test booklet comprising of the 3 section will be given each candidates.

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