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Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya


Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya
  • Affiliated to CBSE
  • Classes 6 to 12
  • Finding talented children in rural areas of India and providing them with an education equivalent to the best residential school system, without regard to their families՚ socio-economic condition.
  • Education, boarding and activities is free of cost for 7 years stay
  • All over India except Tamil Nadu
  • Total of 661 JNVs are functional in the country with about 2,65, 574 students enrolled, and out of which 2,06, 728 (~78 %) are from rural areas.


Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya
  • Admissions by Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection Test (JNVST)
  • JNVST for Class VI is conducted annually throughout the country to select the 80 most meritorious students for each JNV. It is conducted in three phases per year, depending upon the session structure in the specific state
  • Candidates can apply for the test only once during their Class V
  • Competition in the entrance exam can be gauged from fact that in JNVST 2015, a total of 1,878.15 thousand students՚ appeared and 41.48 thousand students were selected (i.e.. approx 2 % pass percentage)
  • Norms stipulate approx 30 acres (12.14 hectares) of land for each school to be provided free of cost by the state government.
  • A particular JNV usually provides two streams among Science, Arts, and Commerce for Class XI and XII. JNVs are known for their academic excellence.
  • Navodaya Vidyalayas in collaboration with Samsung India set up smart classes in 450 JNVs and 7 Navodaya Leadership Institutes from 2013 to 2019.
  • Emulating the concept of residential schools for talented children, Odisha State plans to set up one Odisha Adarsha Vidyalaya (OAV) ( “Odisha Model School” ) at each of 314 block headquarters. 160 schools have already been launched.

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