1. NAVODAYA VIDYALAYA SCHEME
In accordance with the National Policy of Education (1986) Government of India started
Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas(JNVs). Presently the JNVs are spread in 27 States and 7 Union
Territories. These are co-educational residential schools fully financed and administered
by Government of India through an autonomous organisation, Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti.
Admissions in JNVs are made through the JAWAHAR NAVODAYA SELECTION TEST (JNVST) at Class
VI. The medium of instruction in JNVs is the mother-tonque or regional language up to
Class VIII and English thereafter for Maths and Science and Hindi for Social Science.
Students of the JNVs appear for X and XII class examinations of the Central Board of
Secondary Education. While education in the schools is free including boarding, lodging,
uniforms and textbooks, a nominal fee of Rs. 200/- per month will have to be paid by the
children from IX to XII class. However, children belonging to SC/ST, Girls, physically
handicapped and from the families whose income is below poverty line are exempted from
payment of fees.
1.2 Objective of
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.
ensure that students attain a reasonable level of competency in three languages.
promote national integration through migration of students from Hindi to non-Hindi
speaking State and vise-versa.
serve in each district as focal point for improvement of quality of school education in
general through sharing of experiences and facilities.
Centre for Examination
shall appear for the selection test at the examination centre allotted to him/her as
indicated on the Admit Card. No candidate is permitted to appear from any other centre. No
request for change of centre will be entertained. No candidate can appear in the selection
test without the proper Admit Card. The competent authority for issuing the Admit Card is
Language of the Examination
of the examination for the candidate will be the medium through which the candidate is
studying in Class-V.
Composition of the Test
The selection test will be of two-hour duration and will have 3 sections with only
objective type questions. There are 100 questions in all of 100 marks. Each question
carries one mark:
Type of Test
Number of Question
a) A single test
booklet comprising of the 3 sections will be given to each candidate.
4. Method of
separate Answer sheet will be provided. Candidates are required to indicate their answers
at an appropriate place on the test booklet itself. The Answer sheet will be of
intelligence Character Recognition (ICR)/Optical Character Recognition (OCR) Sheet. A copy
of specimen Answer Sheet is enclosed.
blue/black Ball Point Pen is to be used to write on this answer sheet. Candidates should
bring their own ball point pens. Use of pencil is strictly prohibited.
c) For each
question, there are four probable answers, out of which only one is correct. The candidate
is required to select correct answer and indicate it by encircling Corresponding number
(1, 2, 3, 4) given against the probable answers on the test booklet itself. Any other mode
such as marking () indicating the answers will not be accepted.
d) No change
in the answer once a written is allowed. Overwriting, cutting and erasing on the Answer
Sheet is also not allowed.
e) One mark
will be given for every correct answer.
negative marking will be done.
a candidate has encircled two or more alternative, the answer will be treated as
incorrect. If the circle encloses more than one serial number, it will also be treated as
Instruction and Example
candidate must carefully read the instructions given on the cover page of the test booklet
as well as those for each test/section before attempting the questions.
Candidates are advised to check whether the test booklet received is of the language opted
for the test. It is the responsibility of the candidate to obtain the test booklet of his
choice as opted in the application form.
c) About one
minute may be needed to answer each question. Therefore, the candidate should not spend
too much of time on a particular question. If a question is found difficult to answer
he/she may leave it and move on to the next one. This will help save time. Once the
candidate completes all the questions in a test, he/she may try those question, which
he/she had left in the first attempt.
d) The Total
time would be two hours without any break.
qualifying marks in each of the three tests is essential. Candidates are advised not to
spend more time on each section of test than suggested, although they are free to adjest
the total time as they like.
will be a bell after every 30 minutes.
candidate will be allowed to appear in the selection test without proper Admit Card
Candidate will be allowed to enter the examination hall / room after 30 minutes of the
commencement of the selection test.
candidate will be allowed to leave the examination hall/room before completion of 30
minutes after the commencement of the test.