Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection Test (JNVST)

The Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya selection test (JNVST) is the entrance examination to get admission in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya. This exam is conducted by CBSE. Candidates have to go thorough JNVST in Class-V and 80 meritorious students get admission in Class-VI.

There is another JNVST that is conducted for students of Class-VIII, on qualifying which some meritorious students get admission into Class-IX depending upon the vacancies of the same JNV.

JNVST for class - VI


There are some criteria need to be satisfied to become eligible for JNVST. The criteria are listed below.

  1. The candidate must be studying in Class-V in any recognised school.
  2. Must have studied and passed Class: III, IV and V
  3. There must be JNV for the district in which the student is studying in.
  4. The candidate must be of age group 9 to 13 irrespective of the category.
  5. The candidates are allowed to sit for JNVST only once in any circumstances.

JNVST for class – IX

In order to optimally utilize the infrastructure and staff facilities available in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas, the vacant seats in Class – IX are filled up through an All India level Selection Test.


To appear in the Selection Test, a candidate has to fulfil the following eligibility conditions:

  • Only those candidates who have studied in Class-VIII in one of the Govt./Govt. Recognized schools of the district where the JNV is functioning can seek admission in Class-IX.
  • A candidate seeking admission must be between the age group 13-16 years on 1st May of the year of admission for admission for which the Selection Test is conducted. This applies to all categories of candidates including those who belong to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. Medium of Language for Examination is English/Hindi.

Details of JNVST for the last Five years

Sl. No Year Registered Appeared Selected Admitted
01 2011 3892 3463 80 80
02 2012 3126 3076 80 80
03 2013 3803 2918 80 80
04 2014 3867 3707 80 80
05 2015 4448 4204 80 78
06 2016 5393 4995 80 77