In accordance with the National Policy of Education (1986), the Government of India started Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs). Presently the JNVs are spread in 27 States and 08 Union Territories. These are co-educational residential schools fully financed and administered by the Government of India through an autonomous organization, Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti. Admissions in JNVs are made through the JAWAHAR NAVODAYA VIDYALAYA SELECTION TEST (JNVST) to Class VI. The medium of instruction in JNVs is the mother tongue or regional language up to Class VIII and thereafter English for Mathematics and Science and Hindi for Social Science. Students of the JNVs appear for board examinations of the Central Board of Secondary Education. While education in the schools is free including board & lodging, uniform, and textbooks, a sum of Rs. 600/- per month is collected only from the students of Classes IX to XII towards Vidyalaya Vikas Nidhi.
However, students belonging to SC/ST categories, all Girl students, and the students whose family income is below the poverty line (BPL) are exempted. In respect of wards of Government employees other than exempted category (Students of classes VI to VIII, all SC/ST & Girl students and wards of BPL families) Vikas Nidhi will be charged @Rs.1500/- per month or actual children education allowance received by the parent per month whichever is less. However, VVN shall not be less than Rs.600/- per student per month.
The objective of the Scheme
(i) 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 rural areas.
(ii) To ensure that students attain a reasonable level of competency in three languages.
(iii) To promote national integration through migration of students from Hindi to Non-Hindi speaking State and vice-versa.
(iv) To serve in each district as a focal point for improvement in the quality of school education in general through sharing of experiences and facilities.
Important Dates For Class 6th
Starting Date For Online Form Class 6th: 22.10.2020
Last Date For Online Form Class 6th: 31.12.2020
Available Admit Card Class 6th: April 2021
Navodaya Entrance Exam Date 2021: 10.O4.2021
JNV 2021 Result date announced: End of April 2021
State-wise Distribution of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas
According to the Navodaya Vidyalaya Scheme, one Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya is to be set up in each District in a phased manner. At present, 661 Vidyalayas are sanctioned in 27 States and 08 Union Territories. The Statewise distribution of JNVs sanctioned is as under:
UT Jammu &
UT Andaman & Nicobar Islands
UT Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu
Total 638+22+1= 661
Important Dates For Class 9th
JNV Notification Released: 04.11.2020
Final date to submit the application form: 31.12.2020
Admit card Release Date: 1st week of January 2021
Navodaya Entrance Exam Date 2021: 13.02.2021
JNV 2021 Result date announced: Not Announced
HOW TO APPLY FOR JNV SELECTION TEST
Procedure to register online for JNV Selection Test 2021
1.The process for submission of application for the JNV Selection Test has been simplified through the online process. Registration can be done free of cost through the admission portal of NVS linked through www.navodaya.gov.in and navodaya.gov.in/nvs/en/Admission-JNVST/JNVST-class/. Verification of proofs for residence, age, eligibility, etc. will be done for selected candidates through the laid down procedure after the declaration of results.
- The eligible candidates have to fill up the online form and upload the certificate with the photograph along with the signatures of both candidates and his/her parent/guardian. The attachments should be uploaded in jpg format of the size between10-100 kb only.
- In the case of candidates from NIOS, candidates should obtain a `B’ certificate and residence should be in the same district where he/she is seeking admission.
- The online platform is open source and free of cost. The application may be submitted from any source like desktop, laptop, mobile, tablet, etc.
- In all JNVs, a help desk will be available to assist the candidates/parents to upload applications free of cost. Parents may also approach the help desk in JNV along with the candidate and required documents such as a certificate with a photograph along with the signature of both candidates and his/her parent/guardian and a mobile phone with a valid mobile number for receiving the registration number and password through SMS for the registration process.
Issue of Admit Cards
The admit cards will be made available as per the date decided by NVS in due course which will be displayed on the application portal. The admit cards shall be downloaded free of cost by the candidates/parents before the conduct of JNVST.
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Result of the Selection Test
The result of the JNV Selection Test 2021 is expected to be announced by June 2021. Candidates can get the result from the admission portal. The result will also be displayed in the offices of the concerned:
Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya
District Education Officer
Deputy Commissioner, Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti of the Region.
The website of the Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti www.navodaya.gov.in. The Principal, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya concerned, will also inform the selected candidates through SMS on the registered mobile number followed by a speed post.
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