: Entrance on the basis of
Vidyalayas draw their student strength from talented children ,selected
on the basis of a creative test, called the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya
Selection test(JNVST) designed, developed and conducted by the NCERT
initially and now, by the CBSE. the test is held annually on all India
basis and at block and district levels.Its objective, class neutral
and is so designed as to ensure that rural children are not at
Jawahar Navodayas Vidyalayas primarily for children from the rural areas
with provision of 75% seats for rural children. Seats are reserved for
children from SC and ST communities in proportion to their population in
the district but not less than the national average .1/3 of the seats
are for girl students. 3% of the seats are for disable children.
Navodaya Vidyalayas offer free education to talented children from Class
VI-XII. Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas are affiliated to CBSE . Entry to
Navodaya Vidyalaya is in Class VI only. Each Navodaya Vidyalaya is
co-educational residential institution providing free boarding and
lodging, expenses on uniforms, textbook, stationary, to and from rail
bus fare. However , a nominal fee
200/- per month is charged from students of class IX to XII. The
students belonging SC, ST categories , girls disabled students and
children of the families below poverty line are exempted from this
The regional Language is generally the medium of instruction from class
VI to VIII .
Navodayas aim at
inculcating values of national integration through migration scheme
though which the inter regional exchange of students between Hindi and
non Hindi speaking States and vice versa takes place for one academic
year. Efforts are made to promote better understanding of the unduly in
deversity and cultural heritage through various activities.
Location of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas
Novadaya Vidyalayas are located in rural areas across the country.
The state Govt. is to offer cost free land and rent free temporary
buildings for setting up of a Jawahar Navodayas Vidyalayas.