Javahar Navodaya Entrance Exam 2016 Notification || JNV Selection Test 2016

Jawahar Navodaya Entrance Exam 2016 Notification for Entrance for Admission into Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas in 6th Class through JAWAHAR NAVODAYA VIDYALAYA SELECTION TEST (JNVST) released. JNV Selection Test for admission to Class-VI in JNVs for the academic session 2016-17 will be held On Saturday, 09th January, 2016 at 11.30 A.M. The last date for submission of Application Form in MEO’s Office is 30 th September 2015.. Application forms are available at all MEO/BEO offices, DEO Offices for free of cost

Javahar Navodaya Entrance Exam 2016 Notification || JNV Selection Test 2016                

According to the Navodaya Vidyalaya Scheme, one Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya is to be set up in each District in a phased manner. At present, there are 598 (576+22**) Vidyalayas are sanctioned in 28 States and 07 Union Territories. Out of which 588(570+18) are functioning. In Andhra Pradesh 13+01, and in Telangana 09+01 Navodayas are functioning.


  1. Only the candidates from the district concerned where the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya has been opened are eligible to apply for admission. However, the district where JNV is opened and is bifurcated at a later date, the old boundaries of the district are considered for the purpose of eligibility for admission into JNVST, in case a new Vidyalaya has not started in newly bifurcated district as yet. 
  2. A candidate seeking admission must not have been born before 01-05-2003 and after 30-04-2007. This will apply to candidates of all categories, including those who belong to the Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs). In case of doubt of overage candidate seeking admission, they may be referred to the Medical Board for confirmation of the age. The decision of the Medical Board will be final. 
  3. A candidate appearing for the selection test must be studying in Class-V for the whole of the academic session 2015-16 in a Government/Government aided or other recognized schools or ‘B’ certificate competency course of National Institute of Open Schooling in the same district where he/she is seeking admission. A school will be deemed recognized if it is declared so by the Government or by any other agency authorized on behalf of Government. The Schools receiving financial assistance under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan should be sponsored by Govt. or Govt. authorized agencies. Schools where students have obtained ‘B’ certificate under National Institute of Open Schooling should have accreditation of NIOS. A candidate must successfully complete Class-V in the session 2015-16. Actual admission in Class-VI for the session 2016-17 will be subject to this condition. 
  4. A Candidate claiming admission under rural quota must have studied and passed classes III, IV and V from a Govt. / Govt. aided / recognized school spending one full academic session each year in a school located in rural area. 
  5. Candidates who will be passing ‘B’ certificate competency course of National Institute of Open Schooling on or before 30th September, 2015 are also eligible to write admission test provided they are in the prescribed age group. The forms of such candidates will be verified by DEO/DIOS. The rural status of a child from National Institute of Open Schooling will be decided on the basis of a certificate to be issued by Tehsildar/District Magistrate of the District indicating that the child has been residing in rural areas for the last three years. Students studying under the above scheme from urban and notified areas are not eligible for obtaining seat in rural quota. 
  6. A Candidate who has not been promoted and admitted to Class-V before 30th September, 2015 is not eligible to apply.


Schedule and Important Dates:
  • JNV Selection Test for admission to Class-VI in JNVs for the academic session 2016-17 will be held as per following schedule. The last date for submission of Application Form in BEO’s Office is 30 th September 2015.
  • i. On Saturday, the_9 th January, 2016 at 11.30 A.M. in the State of Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, West Bengal (except Darjeeling) Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh (except Chamba, Kinnaur, Mandi, Sirmour, Kullu, Lahaul & Spiti and Shimla Districts), Jharkhand, Kerala, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tripura, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Delhi, Arunachal Pradesh (except Tawang District), Union Territories of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Chandigarh, Dadar & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu, Lakshadweep and Pudducherry . 
  • ii. On Saturday, the 9 th April, 2016 at 11.30 A.M. in the States of Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim ,Jammu and Kashmir (except Leh, Kargil & Doda) and in the District of Tawang of Arunachal Pradesh, in the Districts of Sirmour, Kullu, Mandi of Himachal Pradesh, in the District of Darjeeling of West Bengal.
  • iii. On Saturday, the 11th June, 2016 at 11.30 A.M. in the Districts of Leh, Kargil & Doda of J&K State and in the District of Chamba, Kinnaur, Shimla and Lahaul & Spiti of Himachal Pradesh State.
Language of the Exam:
  • The language/medium 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 Questions Marks Duration
Mental ability Test 50 50 60 Minutes
Arithmetic Test 25 25 30 Minutes
Language Test 25 25 30 Minutes
Total 100 100 2 Hours

How to Apply for Jawahar Navodaya Entrance Test

How to get an Application Form? 
Application forms for admission may be made on the prescribed Application Form (attached with the prospectus) available free of cost from: 
(i) Block Education Officer (BEO) 
(ii) District Education Officer (DEO) 
(iii) Headmaster of any Govt. / Govt. aided / Recognized Accredited Institute / NIOS where he/she is studying. 
(iv) Principal, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya. 

In case of non-availability of JNVST prescribed Application Form from the above, you may copy the format of Application Form on plain paper (preferably 21cm x 30cm) from our website at the address or the newspaper advertisement and apply on it. 

How to submit an Application Form? 
Duly filled in application form must reach the Block Education Officer latest by 30 th September 2015.. It shall be signed by the Head of the recognized school where the child is studying in Class-V, on or before 30 th September 2015. (Candidates are advised to get the acknowledgement from the BEO at the time of submission of Application Form). 

Issue of Admit Cards 
Admit Cards, duly prepared by the Principal, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya will be issued to the candidates through the office of the Block Education Officer. Candidates, who do not receive their Admit cards one week before the JNVST should immediately contact to Principal, JNV/BEO/DEO for the same. 

Result of the Selection Test 
The result of JNV Selection Test 2016 is expected to be announced by end of May of the year of admission. The result will be displayed in the offices of the concerned (i) Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (ii) District Education Officer (iii) District Magistrate (iv) Deputy Commissioner, Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti of the Region. The Principal, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya concerned, will also inform the selected candidates through registered post. The result will also be displayed on website of the Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti at the address


  • Selection in the test will not vest any right on the candidates to secure admission into the JNV. At the time of seeking actual admission, each selected candidate will have to produce all relevant certificates, as prescribed by the Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti. Until admission, the selection is provisional. 
  • Marks obtained by candidates (both selected and unselected) in the test are not communicated. 
  • There is no provision for re-evaluation of the answer scripts. Since the result is processed through computer and sufficient care is taken to ensure accuracy through various checks in processing the result, no request for re-totaling of marks will be entertained. 
  • The candidates and their parents/guardians may note that the children selected on the basis of the Test will be admitted only in the JNV located in the district from where they are appearing at the JNVST. Under no circumstances, the selected candidate will be given admission to any other JNV. No request for shifting of students on account of medium of instruction in the JNV concerned, shifting of parents/guardians to other district(s) State(s) etc. will be entertained.