Class IX vacant seats available at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas for 2022-23 admissions

Online applications are open for lateral entry admissions to Class 9 for 2022-23 against vacant seats at JNVs through LEST. So if you are looking for admission for your child to JNV Class 9, this article provides all the relevant information about the 2022-23 Class 9 JNV admission schedule, the eligibility criteria, the LEST selection test format, and the online admission procedure.

Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS) has announced admissions open to Class IX against vacant seats in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas for the academic session 2022-22. The online registration process is now open and will close on 31st October 2021. The Lateral Entry Selection Test (LEST) for eligible students is scheduled for 9th April 2022.

NVS JNV Class IX lateral entry admissions 2022 notification
[Image source: Hindustan Times, Mumbai,14th Sept. 2021.]

About JNV schools

Under the 1986 National Policy of Education Policy, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas were established by the Central Govt. across India (except in Tamil Nadu). These residential schools are under the management of the Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti, which is an autonomous organization. Separate accommodation is provided for boys and girls and all the JNVs have the requisite infrastructure and encourage students to participate in co-curricular activities include sports and games, yoga, Scouts & Guides, etc. Through a unique cultural-exchange migration scheme, students study for a year in a JNV in another region. Every year, JNV students have shone on the academic front, qualifying for prestigious competitive exams, including JEE and NEET.

As for the school fee, students of Class IX to XII have to pay a monthly fee of Rs. 600/- per month, but if you belong to a reserved category you do not have to pay this fee. Girl students and those whose family income is below the poverty line (BPL category) are also exempted. Students whose parents are Govt. Employees should contact the school or check the JNV website to know about the fee they need to pay.

Class IX JNV admission Eligibility criteria

Age criteria

You should be born between born between 1st May 2006 and 30th April 2010 (both days inclusive). This is applicable to everyone, including those applying in the category of SC and ST.

Educational Qualification

You should be a student of Class VIII in the academic session 2021-2022 in a Government school or a Government-recognized school in the same district where the JNV to which you seek admission is functioning. Additionally, you must pass Class VIII in the academic session 2021-22 from a Government school or a Government-recognized school in the district where you are seeking admission. If you have already passed Class VIII in any previous year, then you cannot apply for the 2022-23 academic session.

Note: In case of doubt, NVS may refer a student to a Medical Board to confirm the age before giving admission to Class IX.

How to apply

First you need to register at the official NVS website. First select the State and the District, then click on the submit button, upon which you will see the page to enter the name, mobile no., and date of birth. Then proceed to the next steps. There is no registration fee and there is no fee for the application form.

Selection process

Admission to the vacant seats for Class IX will be through the Lateral Entry Selection Test (LEST). However, successfully passing the test does not guarantee admission. You must also fulfill all the required processes, namely submitting all the documents required by the school for admission. Furthermore, you will be considered for admission only in the specific Vidyalaya for which you are appearing for the LEST.

LEST details

Test venue: The Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya of the respective district or any other center as allotted by NVS.

Duration: 2 ½ hours. A student with special needs (Divyang candidates) will be given an extra 50 minutes, provided the relevant certificate is produced at the exam centre from the competent authority.
Medium: The test paper is in English and Hindi.

Format: The questions will be of objective type only, and students have to answer on the OMR sheet that is provided.

Subjects and marks: English (15 marks), Hindi (15 marks), Mathematics (35 marks) and General Science (35 marks).

Type of Questions: As per Class VIII-level. The official prospectus has given the details of the syllabus for each subject.

What to do after getting the LEST result

The result of the Lateral Entry Selection Test (LEST) will be displayed on the school's notice board as well as at the official JNV website. If you are selected for admission, you will also be informed by Speed post and SMS on the mobile number given during the registration process.

Documents to be submitted at the school for verification are-
  1. The birth certificate

  2. The pass certificate of Class VIII with mark sheets.

  3. SC or ST or OBC certificate that has been issued by a competent authority, if applicable.

Important dates

Last date to submit the online application: 31st October 2021.
Date of LEST: 9th April 2022 (Saturday).
Result date: not announced; students have to check the JNV website for updates. Note that the test marks will not be informed to you, and you cannot apply for re-checking or re-totaling of the marks.

Contact information

Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti Headquarters,
B-15, Institutional Area,
Sector 62, Noida,
Uttar Pradesh-201307.
Help Desk Number: 0120-2975754

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