Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection Test (JNVST)

Admission is done through competition test known as JNVST conducted by CBSE and Students are admitted in class VIth. The test consists the objective questions on reasoning, mathematics and language. It is Logically non-verbal and objective in nature and designed so that rural talented students are able to compete without suffering any disadvantage.

In order to optionally utilize infrastructure facilities, available vacant seats at class IXth level are filled by selection test on the basis of class VIIIth syllabus. Medium of test is Hindi /English as per choice of applicants. Vacant seats of class XIth are filled on the basis of class Xth merit.

As per scheme maximum of 80 students are admitted in class VIth every year.

Eligibility Criteria

1. A candidate appearing for selection test must be studying in class VIth in Govt./ Govt. aided or other recognized school of the district.
2. Age 9-13 year on Ist may of year of admission for which selection test is conducted and it is applicable for all categories.
3. Candidate applying for rural quota must have passed class III, IV,V from school located in rural area in the preceding 3 continuous academic session without any repetition, gap or break.
4. No candidate is allowed to appear in selection test for the second time under any circumstances.

Reservation Criteria

For Students of Rural Area: 75%
For Students of Urban Area: 25%
For Girls Students: 33%
For SC Students: 15%
For ST Students: 7.5%
For Ph Students: 3%

Exam Papers Of JNVST

Subject Time allowed Weightage items
Mental Ability 60 Minutes 60%
Language 30 Minutes 20%
Arithmetic 30 Minutes 20%



Admission Procedure

01. How to get an Application Form

Applications for admission may be made on the prescribed application form obtainable free of charge upto November of the year preceding the year of seeking admission, from the following.

i. District Education Officer (DEO)/DDPI

ii. Sub – Inspector of School

iii. Head Master of any Govt./Govt. aided/Recognised/where he/she is studying.

iv. Principal, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Howrah

If you can’t get the prescribed Application Form, you may copy the format of Application Form on plain paper (preferably 21cm x 30cm) from our web site or the news paper advertisement and apply on it.


02. How to submit an application form

An Application Form, duly filled must reach the Sub – Inspector of School, signed by the Head of the recognised school/ where the child is studying in class-V on or before November of the year preceding the year of seeking admission.  Candidates are advised to get the acknowledgement from the BEO at the time of submission of Application Form.


03. Issue of Admit Cards

Admit Cards, duly prepared sby the Principal, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya will be issued to the candidates through the office of the Sub – Inspector of School.  Candidates who do not receive their Admit Cards one week before the JNVST should immediately contact Principal, JNV/ Sub – Inspector of School for the same


04. Result of the Selection Test.

The result of the February JNVST is expected to be announced around April/May of the year of admission.  The result will be displayed in the offices of the concerned.

i. Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Notice Board

ii. Our Website.

iii. District Inspector of Schools, Secondary

iv. District Magistrate, and

v. Deputy Director, Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti, Bhopal region.

The selected candidates will also be informed through registered post by the Principal, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Howrah.  The results will also be displayed on website of Samiti at the address http:/


05. Selection and admission

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.  Untill admission, the selection is provisional (Eighty students will be admitted in VI class every year.


b. In case of any dispute the decision of the Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti shall be final and binding on the candidate.