Jawahar Navodaya Vidhyalaya

Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya is a group of schools for talented students predominantly from rural areas. It was established in 1986 i.e., 34 years ago. it is based in India which is managed by Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti, New Delhi, an autonomous organization under the Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas are co-educational schools. They are affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), New Delhi. They provide classes sixth to twelfth. They are residential and they aim to find talented children in rural areas of India and provide them with the best quality education, regardless of their financial condition and social background.

It is located in every state of India except Tamil Nadu. Its chairman is Mr. Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, ministry of education. The total number of students enrolled in this public institution as of March 2019 is 265547. There are approximately 634 Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas with campus size 30 acres of each school. The Uniform is off white and navy blue color. This institution does not charge any fees from its students during the stay of 7 years.

The thought of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas came in the mind of former Prime Minister of India Rajiv Gandhi, with the vision of opening JNV in every district of India. It then became a part of the National Education Policy, 1986 to provide quality education with social justice. For smooth working, Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS) was registered as a society which is now managing the JNVs.

Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya result

Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti is an autonomous organization under the Ministry of Education, Department of School Education and Literacy. The Chairman of the Samiti is the Hon’ble Minister of Education, Mr. Ramesh Pokhriyal. JNVST Result for phase 1 has been declared and the phase 2 exam dates are yet to be announced. In Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection Test (JNVST) 2020, total of 2777504 students have registered for JNVST 2020 out of which 1994662 students appeared and 46400 have got selected. The selection ratio is 2-3% (more or less depending upon the number of candidates).

Apart from JNVST, 98.66% of students passed in class X CBSE examination.

Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya admit card

The Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti functions through the Executive Committee under the Chairman. The Executive Committee is responsible for the management of all affairs including funds allocation. It has the authority to exercise all powers of Samiti. Two sub-committees are also there namely the Finance Committee and Academic Advisory Committee which assists the executive committee. 

Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya admit card 2020

Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya releases admit card some days before the selection test. Following are the details mentioned on the admit card:

  • Name of the Candidate 
  • Photograph
  • Gender
  • Date of Birth
  • Category
  • Conducting Authority
  • Exam Name
  • Date of Exam
  • Exam Centre Name or Code
  • Timings of the Exam
  • Reporting Time
  • Space for Candidate’s Signature
  • Space for Invigilator’s Signature
  • Important Instructions for Students

Candidate can download Admit card directly through this link-
https://navodaya.gov.in/nvs/en/Recruitment/Admit-Card/

Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya admit card download

  • Step1 – Visit https://navodaya.gov.in/ 
  • Step2 – Go to admission notification.
  • Step3 – Click on JNVST 2020-21, it will redirect to a  new page. 
  • Step4 – Fill details of the registration number and password. 
  • Step5 – Download JNVST admit card 2020.  

Admission in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya

The Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti has eight regional offices for the Navodaya Vidyalayas which are headed by commissioners. JNVs are mainly based on rural students. At least 75% of seats in JNVs are reserved for rural students and the rest are for urban students. There are reservations for girl students as well as for the disabled. Following are the eligibility conditions:

  • Only candidates from the district where the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya are located are eligible to apply for admission.  
  • Candidates appearing for the selection test must be in Class-V for the entire academic session in a Government or Government-Aided, other recognized school, or ‘B’ Certificate Competency Course of National Institute of Open Schooling, in the same district.
  •  The candidate must be within the age group of 9 to 13 years. This applies to candidates of all categories, including those who belong to the Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs).
  • The candidate claiming admission from 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 a rural area.
  • A candidate who has studied in a school located in an urban area even for a single day of a session in any of the Classes-III, IV or V, will be considered as an Urban area candidate. 
  •  A candidate who has not been promoted and admitted to Class-V before 30th September is not eligible to apply.
  • No candidate is eligible to appear in the JNV Selection Test for a second time, under any circumstances.

How to apply Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya online

Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas offer no other mode of application form except online mode. There are mainly two steps in the online application process, registration, and submission of personal details. To apply online proceed as follows:

  • Step1 – Visit https://navodaya.gov.in/
  • Step2 On the home screen, click on ‘Link for class VI JNVST 2021 Registration’ under ‘Admissions in JNVs’.
  • Step3 – It will redirect you to a new webpage.
  • Step4 – Fill in user id and create a password. Those who have not registered before click on the link ‘click here for registration phase -I’.
  • Step5 – Fill the required details and upload the scanned copy of the candidate’s photo and signature, parent’s signature, and class V certificate.

Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection Test (JNVST)

JNVST is conducted in 20 medium/ Languages namely Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, English, Gujarati, Garo, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Mizo, Nepali, Odiya, Punjabi, Manipuri(meiteimayek and Bengali script), Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, Malayalam and Khasi. JNSVT syllabus is as follows:

  • CLASS 6:
SubjectTime weightage
mental ability60 minutes50%
arithmetic30 minutes25%
language30 minutes25%
  • CLASS 9:
SubjectMarks
English15
Hindi15
Maths35
Science35

Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya form

Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti is an autonomous organization under the Ministry of Education, Department of School Education and Literacy. Some of the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas have a Vidhyalaya Coordination Committee which monitors the performance of academics in a particular school. JNVST for Class 6 is conducted annually in three phases throughout the country to select the 80 most meritorious students for each JNV.

Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya locations

There are 634 JNV administrated by 8 regional offices located at  Bhopal, Chandigarh, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Lucknow, Patna, Pune and Shillong.

  • Bhopal Region
StatesNo. of JNVFew locations
Madhya Pradesh54Panna, Bhopal Indore, Rampur, etc.
Chhattisgarh28Raipur, Dongargarh, Basdei, etc
Orissa31Bhubneshwar, Narla, Bagudi, etc.
  • Chandigarh Region
StatesNo. of JNVFew locations
Himachal Pradesh12Sirmaur, Shimla
Punjab23Patiala
Chandigarh1Chandigarh
Jammu & Kashmir23Srinagar, Doga Budgam, etc.
  • Hyderabad Region
StatesNo. of JNVFew locations
Andhra Pradesh15Peddapuram, Prakasam, etc.
Telengana9 Nizamasagar, Warangal, etc
Karnataka31Yadgiri, Hassan, Haveri, etc.
KerelaPuducherry141Kannur, Kollam, etc.Puducherry
A&N Island 3Middle Andaman
Lakshwadeep1Lakshwadeep
  • Jaipur Region
StatesNo. of JNVFew locations
Rajasthan35Nagaur, Jaipur, Karachi, etc
Haryana21Faridabad, JNV Jhajjar
Delhi9mungeshpur, JNV Jaffar Pur Kalan
  • Lucknow Region
StatesNo. of JNVFew locations
Uttar Pradesh76Kanpur, Amroha, Sitapur, etc
Uttranchal13
  • Patna Region
StatesNo. of JNVFew locations
Bihar39Sheikhpura, Buxar, etc.
Jharkhand26Ranchi, Sahibganj, etc
West Bengal20Alipurduar, Bankura, Birbhum, etc
  • Pune Region
StatesNo. of JNVFew locations
Maharashtra34Ahmednagar, Nanded, Nashik, etc
Gujarat34Porbandar, Jamnagar, Rajkot, etc
Goa2Canacona, North goa
  • Shillong Region
StatesNo. of JNVFew locations
Manipur11Pfukhro Mao
Mizoram8Champhai
Arunachal Pradesh18Megdong
Nagaland11Mokokchung
Tripura8Fulkumari South Tripura, etc
Sikkim4North Sikkim, South Sikkim, etc
Assam28Kokrajhar, Darrang, etc
Meghalaya12Baghmara, Mahendraganj, etc

Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya exam date

Formerly named as navodaya Vidyalaya are renamed later as “Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya” in the birth-centenary year of Jawahar Lal Nehru, the first prime minister of independent India. There are approximately 634 Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas with campus size 30 acres of each school. The Uniform is off white and navy blue color. This institution does not charge any fees from its students during the stay of 7 years.

Dates for phase 1 exams were:

ExamDate
Class 611 January 2020
Class 98 February 2020

Dates for phase 2 exams are yet to be announced.

Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya passing marks

Since the selection ratio is 2-3% (more or less depending upon the number of candidates), it is, therefore, important to do extremely well in the selection test. For each JNV 80 students are selected out of which at least 75% of students are from the rural area and rest are from the urban area. Last year passing marks of JNVST are stated below.  

JNVST 2019 Class 6 cut off:

CategoryCut off marks
General71-76
Other backward class (OBC)69-70
Schedule Caste (SC)60-68
Scheduled Tribe (ST)52-59

JNVST 2019 Class 9 cut off:

CategoryCut off marks
General70-75
Other backward class (OBC)60-68
Schedule Caste (SC)55-60
Scheduled Tribe (ST)52-58

Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya last date

The life at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya is enriched with extracurricular activities like sports, cultural activities, and activities of youth organizations. A candidate must not miss this chance and should apply as soon as possible.

The last date of registration is nor announced yet.

Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya contact number

Although every detail about the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas is mentioned above, if you still have some doubts, you can directly contact JNV centres. Contact details are mentioned below:

  • Head Quarters:

Contact number – 0120 – 2405968, 0120 – 2405969, 0120 – 2405970, 0120 – 2405971, 0120 – 2405972, 0120 – 2405973

  • Regional offices:
RegionName of DCContact number
BhopalShri P. S. Sardar0755-2480267, 2480535, 2489946
ChandigarhTeena Dhir91-172-2638838, 2638027 (F) 91-172-2638729
HyderabadSmt G Anusuya040-29700571, 29700540, 29700539, 29700551 Fax: 040-29700561
JaipurShri Banna Lal Morodia91-141-2378465, 2375110
LucknowZuber Ahmed( T ) 91-522-2738692, 2738693 , 2738694 ( F ) 91-522-2738695 (E)
Patna
Dr D. S. Kumar
0612-2565085, 2565010
ShillongMs. Shyamaleema Dekha0364-2500331 , 2500332 (Fax) 2500335
PuneShri P. Ravi Kumar020 – 25673683, 25673684 (Fax) 25673731

FAQs

  1. How many subjects are there in JNVST?
    Ans: JNVST is conducted in 20 medium/ Languages namely Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, English, Gujarati, Garo, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Mizo, Nepali, Odiya, Punjabi, Manipuri(meiteimayek and Bengali script), Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, Malayalam and Khasi. Mental ability, arithmetic, and language are the subjects in JNVST.

  2. Which is the difference between JNV and KV?
    Ans: Both JNV and KV are central government schools, so there is not much difference between the two except the fact that JNVs are mainly for rural children and it is fully residential. 
  1. Why are there no JNV in Tamilnadu?
    Ans: Despite more than 600 JNVs across the country, Tamilnadu does have any JNV because of the observation that disproportionate importance is given to Hindi in these schools.

  2. Is there any negative marking in JNVST?
    Ans: No, there is no negative marking in Jawahar Navoday Vidyalaya selection test. The test is of 100 marks. However, to get admission into JNV, the candidate must pass the cut-off.



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