Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas Class XI vacant seats lateral entry online admissions 2023-24

Want to know how to get admission to JNV Class 11? The Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti has announced admissions open for Class XI 2023 vacant seats in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya. Details of the eligibility requirements, the Lateral Entry Selection Test (LEST), and how to apply online have been provided.

The Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS), which is under the aegis of the Ministry Of Education, Department of School Education & Literacy, Govt. of India has announced 2023-24 admissions open for admission to Class XI against the vacant seats that may come up in their schools across India, namely, in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs). Candidates fulfilling the eligibility requirements of age, and educational qualifications have to appear for the Class XI Lateral Entry Selection Test (LEST) 2023.

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[Image source: print advt. in Hindustan Times, Mumbai, 13th May 2023]

Prominent features of JNV schools

A Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) is a co-ed school that is a fully residential school from Class VI to Class XII. Following the syllabus of the CBSE Board, the school gives quality contemporary education, including computer skills, for free. Hostel accommodation is provided on campus, for which there is no charge. There are also no extra charges for the school textbooks, school uniforms, and stationery required. Nominal monthly fees have to be paid only by students of Classes IX to XII towards Vidyalaya Vikas Nidhi (VVN). However, students who belong to the categories of Schedule Caste (SC) or Schedule Tribe (ST), or Below Poverty Line (BPL), as well as girls, are exempt from paying this fee.

With JNVs located primarily in rural areas, for students up to Class VIII, the medium of instruction is in the mother tongue or in the regional language where the JNV is located. English is the medium of instruction for Maths and Science subjects from Class IX onward, and the subject of Social Science lessons is either Hindi or English medium. A lot of emphasis is given to sports and games, and other co-curricular activities of NSS, NCC, Yoga, etc. If feasible, Class IX students of a JNV based in a Hindi-speaking area are given the opportunity to study for a year in another JNV in a non-Hindi-speaking region under the migration scheme of NVS so that they can know about another region's culture.

Eligibility requirements

Only Indian nationals who have completed Class X in India are permitted to apply for admission to JNV Class XI. Other eligibility criteria are as follows-

Academic criteria

You should have studied in and passed the Class X exam during the academic session 2022-20223 (April 2022 to March 2023 academic session)/2022 (January to December 2022 academic session) from a Government school or Government-recognized school that is affiliated with CBSE or any other State Education Board or other recognized Board. The school should be in the same District/State where the JNV to which you are seeking admission is located.

Age criterion

The date of birth should be between 1st June 2006 and 31st July 2008, both days inclusive. This age criterion applies to everyone, with no age relaxation for SC and ST students.

Class XI LEST 2023

You have to appear for a Lateral Entry Selection Test (Class XI LEST 2023) that will be an objective-type OMR test for the duration of 2 ½ hours (differently-abled students will get an additional time of 50 minutes). The paper will be bilingual, with questions in Hindi and English. There are 20 questions carrying 20 marks for each section. The five sections are – Mental Ability, English, Maths, Science, and Social Science. Other than for the mental ability section, for the other section, the questions are Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). For details on the syllabus for the selection test, you can check the official prospectus.

Note- If the District at Class X study and the residence are the same, only then the candidate will be considered for the District level merit.

Application procedure

You must register and fill up the online application form directly on the official website https://cbseitms.nic.in/2023/jnvxi?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1

There is no registration fee. Keep ready the following documents (in .JPG/.jpg format of size:10-100 KB only) to upload-
  1. The latest photo of the candidate

  2. Signature of the candidate

  3. Signature of the parent

  4. Class Xth mark sheet

You can select a maximum of two streams, and for each stream, you can choose a maximum of three JNVs in the order of preference.

Parents can also seek assistance from the Help Desk at the JNV to register and fill in the online application, ensuring that they bring the required documents as stated above, to upload. No fee will be charged.

Important Dates

The last date to apply is 31st May 2023.
A correction window will be opened on the 1st and 2nd of June 2023 only for modifying the information in the selected fields.
Admit Card will be available for download on the official website on a date to be mentioned later (likely from 1st July onward).
The 2023 JNV Class XI LEST selection test is scheduled for 22nd July 2023 at 11 a.m.

The result of the selection test will likely be announced in July/August 2023. The result will be displayed on the official website, as well as at the offices of the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, the District Education Officer, the District Magistrate, and the Deputy Commissioner, Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti of the region.

After the result

Selected students will get an alert by SMS/Speed post from the concerned Principal of the JNV. However, this is the provisional selection and does not guarantee admission unless the verification of documents is completed. Accordingly, you are required to produce all the relevant original certificates (mark sheets, caste certificate if applicable, Aadhar card, etc), and it is advisable to apply for a Transfer Certificate (TC) from the parent school. You are also required to produce a copy of the birth certificate issued by the Government authority concerned at the time of admission. Only after the verification of documents, passing the mandatory medical check-up by a qualified JNV Doctor, and final confirmation of admission by the respective JNV, you will be guaranteed the seat.

Note: If you are selected for admission on the basis of district-level merit (that is, the same district of residence and study), then you must submit the residence proof issued by the Govt. competent authority of the District where you studied Class X and applied for the Lateral Entry Selection Test.

Contact information

Helpdesk Number for Class XI LEST 2023: 0120- 2975754 (note that this contact number is only for queries related to the online admission application procedure).

Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti
B-15, Institutional Area,
Sector 62, Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201307.
Ph: 0120-2405968/69/70/71/72/73.
NVS Website: https://navodaya.gov.in/nvs/en/Home1

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