Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection Test

Lateral Entry Admission for Class XI in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas

Jawahar Navodaya Lateral Entry Admission for Class XI 2018-19: Online applications has invited for admission to Class XI of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas of the Districts during the academic year 2018-19, against the vacant seats, which are likely to be available in JNVs during the academic year 2018-19. Admission will be made on the basis of performance of students in Class X Board Examination conducted by CBSE / State or other recognised Educational Boards.


The main objectives of Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti as set forth in the Memorandum of Association are:

To provide good quality modern education including a strong component of culture, inculcation of values, awareness of the environment, adventure activities and physical education to the talented children predominantly from the rural areas, without regard to their family’s socio-economic condition.

To ensure that all students of Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti attain a reasonable level of competence in three languages as envisaged in Three Language Formula.

To serve, in each district, as focal point for improvement in the quality of school education in general, through sharing of experiences and facilities, and

To promote national integration through migration of students from Hindi to non- Hindi speaking State and vice-versa.

Salient Features of Navodaya Scheme

  • Good quality modern education for talented children predominantly from rural areas.
  • Co-educational and fully residential, up to Class-XII.
  • Free education including board and lodging as well as expenses on Uniforms, Text Books, and Stationery etc.
  • Affiliated to CBSE.
  • Admission is at Class-VI through objective type test designed and conducted in the concerned district. Lateral Entry Admission is done against the vacant seats in classes- IX & XI.
  • Implementation of Three-Language Formula.
  • The medium of instruction in JNVs is the mother tongue or regional language up to class VIII and English thereafter for Maths & Science and Hindi for Social Science. Students of JNVs appear for X and XII class examinations of the CBSE
  • 30% of students in Class-IX from a Vidyalaya located in one linguistic area spend one academic year in a Vidyalaya in a different linguistic region to promote national integration through understanding of the diversity and plurality of country’s cultures and people.

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Date of Birth of the applicants seeking admission to Class-XI shall be between 1st June 2000 an 31st May 2004 (both days inclusive).

The applicant must have passed Class X during the academic session 2017-18 from a recognized school affiliated to CBSE or any other recognised State Education Board of the State where the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya is located.

Criteria for Admission of Students to Class-XI against vacant seats

Admission of students will be made against available vacancies in Class-XI on the basis of marks secured by students in Class-X Board Exam during academic session 2017-18.

Selection of students will be done as per following steps:

  1. District wise merit list will be prepared and students will be selected against the vacancies under various categories.
  2. After selecting students against the vacancies in the JNV of the district as mentioned above, a common merit list will be prepared at State level. Further vacancies, if any, exit in other JNVs of the same State will be filled from the State level merit list by considering the option exercised by the applicants.
  3. If the selected applicant does not join even after making all efforts, vacant seats will be filled only from State level merit list.

The selected students will be intimated by the Principal of the concerned JNV.

Newly admitted students have to undergo a medical check up by the Vidyalaya Doctor. Students suffering from infectious disease/serious ailments shall not be admitted.

Admission in JNVs opted by the applicant will be considered subject to fulfillment of admission criteria and availability of Vacancies in JNV concerned.

Criteria for Stream Allotment

Streams available in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas will be allotted to students as per the criteria decided by the Samiti which is as under:

Science Stream with Maths

1.      57% marks in Maths in Class X

2.      57% marks in Science in Class X

3.      62.5% in Science & Maths taken together in Class X

4.      62.5% in aggregate of all subjects in Class X


Science Stream without Maths –

1.      50% marks in Maths in Class X

2.      57% marks in Science in Class X

3.      57% aggregate of all subjects in Class X


Commerce Stream with Maths

1.      57% marks in Maths, if Maths is offered as compulsory subject in this stream.

2.      50% aggregate of all subjects in Class X


Commerce Stream without Maths

a.     50% marks in Maths.

b.     50% aggregate of all subjects in Class X

Humanities Stream

All students who have passed class X

Vocational Stream

All students who have passed class X

How to apply for lateral entry admission in Class-XI in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas

The applicant can fill the online application form directly on NVS website www.nvshq.org from 12th June 2018 (from 24:00 Hrs). While education in the schools is free including board, lodging, uniforms and textbooks, a nominal fee of Rs. 600/- per month is collected from the students of Classes IX to XII only. However, children belonging to SC/ST, Girls and from families whose income is below poverty line (BPL) are exempted from payment of fee. In respect of wards of Govt. employees who are eligible for children education allowance, fee @ Rs.1500/- per month has to be paid. The last date to apply is July 5th 2018 (24.00 hrs).

Applications are invited against the vacant seats, if any, in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas after admitting the students who studied Class-X in JNVs. If, no vacancy is available in the JNV opted by the applicant, the application will be considered for preparing state merit list. On the basis of admission criteria, the applicant may be selected for a JNV opted by him/her.

Declaration of Select List –

Select List will be notified at the Vidyalaya Notice Board as well as published in the website of JNVs concerned. Selected applicants will also be intimated by post.

Jawahar Navodaya Lateral Entry Admission for Class XI 2018-19
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