NVS Jawahar Navodya Vidyalayas Class VI 2024-25 online admissions open

Are you searching for Navodya Vidyalaya Samiti's 2024 admission notification for admission to Jawahar Navodya Vidyalaya Class 6? This article provides complete information on the dates for online registration and application for JNV admissions for 2024-25. Details of the eligibility requirements, JNVST test dates, where to get the prospectus and certificate form for the school Headmaster to sign, what documents are required to submit at the JNV on getting admission, etc.

Navodya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS), which is under the aegis of the Ministry of Education, Govt. of India has released the admission notification to Class VI in Jawahar Navodya Vidyalayas (JNVs) for the academic session 2024-2025. You need to appear for the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection Test (JNVST), the scores of which will determine which students, based on merit, are eligible for admission to the JNVs. There are separate exam dates, one for Winter-bound JNVs, and the other for Summer-bound JNVs. It is important to know that a student can apply for JNVST only once, and if it is later found that the student had applied in earlier years, then the application will be immediately rejected.

NVS JNV Class VI 2024-25 Admissions Notification Banner
[Image source: print advt. in The Indian Express, Mumbai edition, 21st June 2023]

Good to know- There are a total of 649 JNVs, with not more than 80 seats available in one JNV. The number of seats may be reduced to half as per accommodation available. At least 1/3rd of the total number of seats in a JNV is reserved for girls, and a minimum of 75% of the seats in a District are for students from the rural areas of that district. Seats are also reserved for SC, ST, OBC and differently-abled candidates as per Govt. norms. While applying online, parents should ensure that they fill in all the information correctly, and upload all the required documents. If any box is left blank or a document is not uploaded, then the application is likely to be rejected. Also, the documents that are uploaded should be the same as those that are produced in original later at the time of verification of admission at the JNV. There should be no mismatch in the documents.

JNV Class VI 2024 Admissions Eligibility Criteria

Age criterion: The child should not have been born before 1st May 2012 and after 31st July 2014.

Educational qualification: The child should be studying in Class V in the entire academic session of 2023-2024 in a Government school or a Government-aided school or a Government-recognized school or any other recognized school or enrolled in the 'B' certificate competency course of NIOS in the same District where a JNV is functional and to which admission to Class VI is sought. The student should have studied and passed Classes III, IV and V, having spent an entire academic session in each class. It is advisable to check the official prospectus for detailed eligibility for students applying in the rural quota category.

Note that if the student has passed Class V before the session of 2023-24 or is a repeat candidate, then he/she is not eligible to appear for the JNVST 2023 selection test.

How to apply for JNV Class VI 2024 Admissions

Registration and submission of applications have to be done online at the NVS admission portal after going through the official prospectus.

The following documents should be scanned (ensure that it is only in JPG format of size between 10 to 100 kb), and kept ready to upload for the online application process-
  1. Certificate signed by the parent and the student and verified by the Head Master of the school where the student is studying in Class V, in the prescribed format (it is provided in the official prospectus). In case the student is a NIOS student, then the `B' certificate should be obtained, and the student must be a bonafide resident of the same district where admission is sought.

  2. Photograph of the student

  3. Signature of the parent

  4. Signature of the student

  5. Aadhardetails/Residence certificate issued by the competent Govt. authority

Class VI JNVST 2023 Admission Test

The selection test will be at the centre allotted to the student, who has to produce the Admit Card with a photo affixed in order to appear for the test. The student must also have his/her Aadhar Card or Govt.-approved residence certificate of the parent that was uploaded while applying online.

At the test centre, the student can appear for the test in any of the languages of the State/UT as mentioned in the prospectus, and the test booklet will be given in the same language that the student selected as the option in the online application form.

The test will be held from 11.30 am to 1.30 pm (no breaks). It has three sections with a total of 80 objective-type questions. Differently-abled students will be given an extra 40 minutes. The total number of marks is 100. with a total of 100 marks for 80 objective-type questions. The three sections are as follows-
  1. Mental Ability Test (60 minutes)- 40 questions, with a total of 50 marks.

  2. Arithmetic Test (30 minutes)- 20 questions, with a total of 25 marks.

  3. Language Test (30 minutes)- 20 questions, 25 marks.

The marking system: 1.25 marks will be given for a correct answer, and there is no negative marking for an incorrect answer.

It is suggested to check the prospectus for specific instructions for the Test, the type of questions that will be asked, and rules governing the timings, etc at the centre.

What to do after the 2023 JNVST result

The JNVST result has to be checked by parents, and parents will also be informed by the Principal of the JNV by SMS on the registered mobile number. Then parents must submit the following documents for admission verification-
  1. Proof for date of birth: This should be a copy of the child's birth certificate that has been issued by the Govt. authority concerned

  2. Proofs for eligibility as per the conditions of NVS.

  3. Residence proof: The valid residential proof (as notified by the Govt. of India) of the parent of the same District where the JNV is located, and where the child has studied Class V

  4. Copy of the Aadhaar Card of the child

  5. Certificate by the Head Master of the school regarding study details of Classes III, IV, and V

  6. Medical fitness certificate.

  7. Undertaking for Migration

  8. Disability certificate, if applicable

  9. Category/community certificate (SC/ST/OBC) if applicable

  10. If seeking admission under rural quota, a certificate from the competent authority to the effect that the child had studied in an institution/school located in a rural area.

  11. Any other document that may be required by the JNV

Important dates

The last date to submit online applications is 10th August 2023.

The dates for downloading the Admit Card for JNVST will be communicated later.

2023 JNV Selection Test dates are-
(i)First phase: 4th November 2023 at 11.30 a.m. in J&K (other than in Jammu-I, Jammu-II, Samba & Udhampur); Meghalaya; the Districts of Chamba, Kinnaur, Mandi, Sirmour, Kullu, Lahaul & Spiti and Shimla of Himachal Pradesh; the Districts of Dibang Valley and Tawang of Arunachal Pradesh; the District of Darjeeling of West Bengal; the Districts of Leh & Kargil of the UT of Ladakh; Mizoram; Nagaland; and Sikkim.
(ii) Second phase: 20th January 2023 at 11.30 a.m. in other States/Districts (please refer to the official prospectus for details).

Result of JNV Selection Test 2023: Will be declared in March or April 2024. The result will be available on the application portal, as well as displayed at the Office of the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya where admission was sought; the Office of the District Education Officer; the Office of the District Magistrate; and the Office of the Deputy Commissioner, NVS of the region.

Two waitlists will also be put up in case of vacancies, and the full admission procedure for 2024-25 will be closed by 31st December 2024.

Contact information

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

Useful resources-
Website for admissions: https://cbseitms.rcil.gov.in/nvs/

Certificate to be signed by the School Headmaster- https://cbseitms.rcil.gov.in/nvs/assets/PDF/certificate_2024.pdf

Previous year's JNVST Question booklet: https://cbseitms.rcil.gov.in/nvs/PDF/J20ENGLISHRTestB00klet.pdf

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