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Navodaya Vidyalaya Admission, Form, JNVST Entrance Exam 2020

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By Vaishnavi Tyagi

Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya was started by the Government of India in accordance with the National Policy of Education (1986). JNVs are spread across 28 states and 07 Union Territories of India. They are co-educational residential schools financed and administered by the Government of India through an autonomous organization, Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS).



Navodaya Vidyalaya Admission Process, JNVST, Entrance Exam 2020, Fees, Syllabus

Admission to Class VI and IX is done on the basis of the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection Test (JNVST). For class XI, candidates are selected on the basis of merit of class X board examinations.

For admission to Class VI, JNVST is scheduled on January 11, 2020 and April 11, 2020. JNVST for Class IX (Lateral Entry) is on February 08, 2020.

Through this article, we would discuss fee details, admission process, JNVST Entrance exam details, Syllabus and Application Process with you.


Navodaya Vidyalaya Admission Process and JNVST Entrance Test

Admission to Navodaya Vidyalaya for Class VI and IX is done on the basis of the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection Test (JNVST)

Admission to class XI is done on the basis of the performance of students in Class X Board Examinations by recognized boards.

NVS also conducts admission for Class IX and XI through Lateral Entry based on vacant seats.

After the exam, the result will be uploaded on the official website of NVS respectively.

To know more about JNVST 2020 – Selection Process and Admission Process, click here.


Composition of Test for Class VI: 


Duration2 hours (11:30 – 1:30)
Objective questions80
Total marks100
Number of sections3
Language of paper21 languages


SectionNo. of QuestionsMarksDuration
Mental Ability Test405060 minutes
Arithmetic Test202530 minutes
Language Test202530 minutes
Total801002 hours


Composition of Test for Class IX:

Duration of paper: 2.5 hours

Total100 marks


Navodaya Vidyalaya Application Form Important Dates 2020

Class VI:

Last date to submit Online ApplicationSeptember 15, 2019
JNVST Test dateJanuary 11, 2020 & April 11, 2020
Admit Card AvailabilityDecember 01, 2019
Result Declaration – JNVSTMarch & May 2020


Class IX (Lateral Entry)

Start date to submit Online ApplicationOctober 24, 2019
Last date to applyDecember 10, 2019
JNVST Test dateFebruary 08, 2020


Important Note:

On 11 January 2020, the JNVST will be held at 11:30 am in States of Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh (except Dibang Valley & Tawang Districts), Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh (except Chamba, Kinnaur, Mandi, Sirmour, Kullu, Lahaul & Spiti and Shimla Districts), Jharkhand, Kerala, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tripura, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, & West Bengal (except Darjeeling), Union Territories of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Chandigarh, Dadar & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu, Delhi, Lakshadweep and Pudducherry.

On 11 April 2020, the JNVST will be held at 11:30 am in States of Jammu and Kashmir, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Uttrakhand and in the Districts of Dibang Valley and Tawang of Arunachal Pradesh, in the Districts of Chamba, Kinnaur, Mandi, Sirmour, Kullu, Lahaul & Spiti and Shimla of Himachal Pradesh, in the District of Darjeeling of West Bengal.


Navodaya Vidyalaya Admission – How to Apply?

1.Visit the official website of NVS.

2.Click on the Admission tab and then on Admission Notifications.

3.Click on the notification link for Online Application Form.

4.A new registration link will open.

5.Register and then log in using Registration No. and Password.

6.Pay the application fees and download the filled final application form.


Navodaya Vidyalaya Fees

Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti has revised its fees with effect from 1.4.2018. Earlier the fees of NVS was INR 200 where students from SC/ST Category, Girl Students and boys from BPL families were exempted. However, after enhanced fees, the fees increased to INR 600 per month but students from SC/ST Category, Girl Students and boys from BPL families are exempted from paying the fees. For students whose parents are Govt. Employees, they need to pay INR 1500 per month.


ClassesEarlier VVN Fees in NVS w.e.f. July 2003Enhanced VVN Fees in NVS w.e.f. 1.4.2018
VI to VIIINilNil
IX to XIIINR 200/- per month except for students from SC/ST Category, Girl Students and boys from BPL familiesINR 600/- per month except students from SC/ST Category, Girl Students and boys from BPL familiesINR 1500/- per student per month from all students whose parents are Govt. Employees


Navodaya Vidyalaya Syllabus for Entrance Exam

In order to ace the entrance exam conducted by NVS, students need to prepare well from the syllabus given below for Class VI and IX, respectively.

For class VI, the paper will consist of three sections:

Section 1: Mental Ability Test

Section 2: Arithmetic Test

Section 3: Language Test

For Class IX, students need to prepare from four subjects – Mathematics, Hindi, English and General Science.


Let us see the detailed syllabus of JNVST below –

Class VI:

Section 1: Mental Ability TestSection 2: Arithmetic TestSection 3: Language Test
Odd-Man-Out Figure Matching·Pattern Completion Figure Series Completion Analogy Geometric Figure Completion (Triangle, Square, Circle) Mirror Imaging Punched Hold Number – Folding/Unfolding Space Visualization Embedded FigureNumber and numeric system Four fundamental operations on whole number Fractional number and four fundamental operations Factors and multiples including their properties LCM and HCF of numbers Decimals and fundamental operations Conversion of fractions to decimals and vice-versa Conversion of fractions to decimals and vice-versa Distance, time and speed Approximation of expressions Simplification of Numerical Expressions Percentage and its applications Profit and loss Simple interest Perimeter, area and volumePassage


Class IX:

EnglishGeneral Science Mathematics
Comprehension (Unseen Passage)
Word and Sentence
Structure Spelling
Rearranging jumbled words
Use of degrees of comparison
Modal auxiliaries
Reported Spee
Food – Crop Production and Management; Micro-organism; Food Preservation
Synthetic fibre; Plastics; Metals and Non – metals
Coal and Petroleum; Refining of Petroleum; Fossil Fuels; Combustion and Flame
Living / Non-living; Cell structure and Function; Conservation of Plants and Animals – Wildlife Sanctuary and National Parks
Reproduction – Asexual and Sexual Reproduction, Reaching the age of adolescence
Force – Frictional Force; Gravitational Force; Thrust and Pressure
Light – Reflection of Light; Multiple Reflection; Human eye; Care of the Eyes; Sound; Human ears; Loudness and Pitch, Audible and inaudible Sounds
Chemical Effects of Electric Current; Electroplating
Natural Phenomena – Lightning; Earthquakes, Pollution of Air and Water
Solar system; Stars and Constellations

Rational Numbers
Squares and Square Roots
Cubes and Cube Roots
Exponents and Powers
Direct and Inverse Proportions
Comparing Quantities (Percentage, Profit and Loss, Discount, Simple and Compound Interest)
Algebraic Expressions and Identities including Factorization
Linear Equations in One Variable
Understanding Quadrilaterals (Parallelogram, rhombus, rectangle, square, kite)
Data Handling (Bar graph, pie chart, organizing data, probability)
Mensuration: Area of plane figures & Surface area and volume of cube, cuboids and cylinder


Candidates can view all the latest Navodaya Vidyalaya Admission Notifications here.


Also see :

Navodaya Vidyalaya Admission 2020 for Class IX

 Navodaya Vidyalaya Admission 2020 for Class VI

 JNVST Eligibility Criteria


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