JNVST 2024 Notification, Application Form, Exam Date, Syllabus


Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection Test 2022 for Class 6 Admission


Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas announces Selection Test (JNVST) 2024 for Admission to Class 6 for academic session 2024-25, Apply now

JNVST 2024 for Class 6 Admission – Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti invites applications from the eligible candidates for Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection Test (JNVST) 2024 for admission to Class VI of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas situated in various states across India for the academic year 2024-2025.


Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection Test (JNVST) 2024


Important Dates

  • JNVST Class 6 Application Process: Ongoing
  • JNVST Application Last Dates: 10th August 2024

Exam will be held in 2 Phases:

  • Exam Date Phase-1: 4 November 2023 (for Hilly Areas)
  • Exam Date Phase-2: 20 January 2024 (for other areas) 
  • Result of the Selection Test: March/April 2024


State-wise Distribution

  • 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


Eligibility Criteria for JNV Selection Test 2024 for Class 6 Admission

  • Admission of candidates to class VI in a JNV is district specific. A candidate who is studying class V in a district is allowed to apply for admission to JNV in the same district only. Only the bonafide resident candidates from the district concerned where the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya has been located and studying class V in the same district are eligible to apply
  • Candidates who have passed class V before the session 2023-24 or repeated candidates are not allowed. NVS has the right to compare the application data of previous year(s) to identify the repeater candidates. If noticed, such candidates will not be allowed to appear for JNVST 2024.

For Rural Candidates

  • At least 75% of the seats in a district will be filled by candidates provisionally selected from rural areas of the district. The remaining seats are open which will be filled on merit from both Urban and Rural Area candidates of the district as per criteria. 

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 by any Govt. notifications on the last date of submission of application for JNVST registration. All other areas will be considered as rural.

Age Limit

  • A candidate seeking admission must not have been born before 01-05-2012 and after 31-07-2014 (Both dates are inclusive).
  • This will apply to candidates of all categories, including those who belong to the Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Other Backward Class (OBC).


Reservation of Seats

  • 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
  • Reservation of seats in favour of children belonging to SC/ST 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 & 7.5% for ST) but subject to maximum of 50% for both the categories (SC & ST) taken together
  • One third of the total seats are filled up by girls


Application Process

  • Process for Submission of Application for JNV Selection Test has been simplified through an 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
  • 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


Exam Pattern

  • 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. 15 Minutes additional time is allowed for reading the instructions
  • Mental Ability Test: 40 No. of Questions 50 Marks (Duration: 60 minutes)
  • Arithmetic Test: 20 No. of Questions 25 Marks (Duration: 30 minutes)
  • Language Test: 20 No. of Questions 25 Marks (Duration: 30 minutes)
  • Total: 80 No. of Questions 100 Marks (Duration: 2 Hours)
  • A single test booklet comprising all the three sections will be given to each candidate. Additional time of 30 minutes will be allowed for “Divyang students” (differently abled students)

Language of the Exam

  • Exam will be conducted in 21 languages including Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, English, Garo, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Khasi, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Mizo, Oriya, Punjabi, Sindhi (Arabic), Sindhi (Devnagri), Tamil, Telugu, Urdu and Nepali


Issue of Admit Cards

  • Admit cards will be made available as per date decided by NVS in due course which will be displayed on application portal
  • Admit cards shall be downloaded free of cost by the candidates/parents before the conduct of JNVST 2024


For more details and to apply online, please visit the official website