NVS Class IX Admission Online Form 2022

In accordance with the National Policy of Education (1986), Government of India started Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs) all over the country except the state of Tamil Nadu. These are co-educational, residential schools, fully financed by Government of India and run by an autonomous organization, Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti, under the Ministry of Education. Though admission to Navodaya Vidyalayas is at Class VI level, in order to optimally utilize infrastructure facilities available, vacant seats at Class IX level are filled through an All India level Admission Test. While education in the schools is free including board & lodging, uniform and textbooks, a sum of Rs. 600/- per month is collected from the students of Classes IX to XII only towards Vidyalaya Vikas Nidhi.

Students belonging to SC/ST categories, Girl students and the students whose family income is below poverty line (BPL) are exempted. Rs.1500/- per student per month or actual children education allowance received by the
parent per month whichever is less is collected from all students whose parents are Govt. Employees. The last date to apply for the admission test is 31st October 2021.

Navodaya Vidyalaya Admission 2022 Details

Organization Name Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti
Exam Name Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection Test 2022
Examination Date April 2022
Official website www.navodaya.gov.in
Mode of Application Online/Offline
Mode of Examination Offline (Pen Paper Mode)

Navodaya Vidyalaya Application Form 2022: Important Dates

For Class 6th Registration 2022-23

The application process starts on 3rd week of October 2021
Last date for online Registration 2nd week of December 2021
The correction window opens on 3rd week of December 2021
Admit Card release date last week of March 2022
JNVST Admission test 1st week of April 2022

For Class 9th Registration 2022-23

Online Registration Starts 1st week of November 2021
Last date for online Registration 2nd week of December 2021
Admission test 2nd week of February 2022


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Admission Process

  • Admission to class VI and IX are made through a selection test called JNVST (Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection Test).
  • For class XI, admissions are done through lateral entry based on merit in class X.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Only candidates of the district where Navodaya is located are eligible for application.
  • The students should have passed class 3rd, 4th, 5th in earlier years without a gap.

For Class VI

  • The Age of the Candidate must befall between 9 and 13 years.
  • As norms say there should not be a gap in consecutive years of study so no candidate is eligible to appear in the selection test a second time, under any circumstances.
  • At least 75% of seats of the district will be filled by candidates of rural areas and the next 25% of seats by candidates of the urban area.
  • A candidate claiming for the rural quota must have studied in classes 3rd, 4th, and 5th classes from a rural established school.
  • Candidate studying under the schemes of the National Institute of Open Schooling should produce their rural status certificate issued by District Magistrate/Tehsildar/BDO.
  • Candidates have to produce a medical certificate from any government-aided hospital before admission in Navodaya.
  • Navodaya focuses on overall developments so candidates have to produce an affidavit of agreement regarding policies like migration.

For Class IX

  • Candidates must be of age between 13 to 16 years.
  • Candidates must have studied class VIII from Govt./ Govt. aided recognized school.

For Class XI

  • Candidates must be of age between 14 to 18 years.
  • Must have qualified class X from a recognized board.
  • Must have reasonable competency in English and Hindi.

Navodaya Vidyalaya Application Form 2022 Process

  • Applicants can apply by filling the application form via both online and offline modes.
  • For the offline application, a candidate can obtain a hard copy of the application form from nearby Navodaya School or from the office of the District Education Officer/Block Education Officer or from the nearby stationery shop.
  • The candidate can also take a printout of the application form from the official website of Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti.
  • For the Online application, the candidate must visit the official website navodaya.gov.in.
  • The candidate must read the prospectus before applying as there are so many norms related to admission.
  • The candidate must carefully submit a self-declaration certificate to be produced for uploading the application form regarding the category.
  • Candidates must mention the date of birth in the figure as well as in numeric form. In case the authority finds any mismatch in the date of birth written on the application form and on documents, the candidature will be cancelled.
  • Candidate must affix the passport size photograph for offline application and for online must upload the scanned copy of the image.
  • It is mandatory to put the signature of both, the candidate and should on the application form/or upload the same by scanning the image.
  • The candidate must write a permanent identification of the candidate in the application form.
  • Candidates can submit their application form directly to the school or by post for offline application, for online application candidates may send the application online on the official website.
  • The application is liable to rejection if columns are left blank or entries are left or the entries are incomplete.
  • There is no application fee for the application in the Navodaya Vidyalaya admission.

Reservation Criteria

Area wise Rural 75% Urban 25%
Gender Boys 67% Girls 33%
Category SC 15% ST 7%
Physically Handicapped 3%

JNVST 2022 Exam Pattern

Item Class VI Class IX
Mode of exam Offline (OMR-based) Offline (OMR-based)
Question type Objective type Objective type/ Descriptive
Section 3 4
Subjects Mental ability, Arithmetic, Language English, Hindi, Mathematics, Science
The medium of question paper Any language out of 21 languages English/ Hindi
Duration 2 hours 3 hours
Total marks 100
Negative marks No No

Documents required During Admission

  • Address/residence proof
  • Age proof- Birth certificate for class VI & IX
  • Mark sheet of class X is considered as age proof for Class XI
  • Relevant certificate if a candidate applies for admission under Rural Category
  • Certificate of caste and category issued by the competent authority (in case of SC/ST candidates)
  • Relevant certificate if a candidate applies under the transgender category
  • Physically disable certificate
  • Other documents (if applicable)


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