Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection
Test - JNVST 2009 Eligibility
a)Only the candidates from the district where the
Jawahar NavodayaVidyalaya has been opened are eligible to apply for
admission. However,the district where JNV is opened and is bifurcated
at a later date, theold boundaries of the district are considered for
the purpose ofeligibility for admission into JNVST, in case a new
Vidyalaya has notstarted in newly bifurcated district as yet.
b)A candidate appearing for the selection test
must be studying inClass-V for the whole of the academic session
2008-09 in aGovernment/Government aided or other recognized schools or
schoolsunder schemes of "Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan" or 'B' certificate
competencycourse of National Institute of Open Schooling in the same
districtwhere he/she is seeking admission.
A school will be deemed recognized if it is
declaredso by the Government or by any other agency authorized on
behalf ofGovernment. The Schools under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan are to be
sponsoredby Govt. or Govt. authorized agencies. Schools where students
haveobtained 'B' certificate under National Institute of Open
Schoolingshould have accreditation of NIOS.
Acandidate must successfully complete Class-V in the
session 2008-09.Actual admission in Class-VI for the session 2009-10
will be subject tothis condition.
A candidate seekingadmission must not have been born before 01-05-1996
and after30-04-2000. This will apply to candidates of all categories,
includingthose who belong to the Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled
Tribes(STs). In case of doubt of overage candidate seeking admission,
theymay be referred to the Medical Board for confirmation of the age.
Thedecision of the Medical Board will be final.
d)(i) (a) A Candidate claiming admission from rural
quota must havestudied and passed classes III, IV and V from a Govt. /
Govt. aided /recognized school spending one full academic session each
year in aschool located in rural area. Such conditions, however, are
notapplicable on those candidates who apply from urban quota.
(b)Candidates who will be passing Class-V from
schemes of "Sarva ShikshaAbhiyan" or 'B' certificate competency course
of National Institute ofOpen Schooling on or before 30th September,
2009 are also eligible towrite admission test provided they are in the
prescribed age group. Theforms of such candidates will be verified by
DEO/DIOS. The rural statusof a child from Accredited Centres/Institute
of Sarva ShikshaAbiyan/National Institute of Open Schooling will be
decided on thebasis of a certificate to be issued by Tehsildar/District
Magistrate ofthe District indicating that the child has been residing
in rural areasfor the last three years. Students studying under the
above scheme fromurban and notified areas are not eligible for
obtaining seat in ruralquota.
Candidate who has not been promoted and admitted to Class-V
before 30th September,2008 is not eligible
e) No candidate is eligible to appear in
the selection test a second time, under any circumstances.
For Rural Candidates:
A)At least 75% of the seats in a district will
be filled by candidatesselected from rural areas and remaining seats
will be filled from theurban areas of the district.
B) A candidateseeking admission under the rural
quota must have studied inClasses-III, IV and V completing full
academic session from therecognized school(s) located in rural
C)Candidates studying under
the schemes of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan andNational Institute of Open
Schooling should produce their rural statuscertificate issued by
District Magistrate/ Tehsildar/Block DevelopmentOfficer.
For Urban Candidates:
ACandidate who has studied in a school located
in an urban area even fora single day of session in any Class-III, IV
and V will be consideredas an urban candidate. Urban areas are those
which are so defined in2001 census or through a subsequent Government
Notification. All otherareas will be considered as rural.
Reservation of Seats:
a)At least 75% of the seats in a district are
filled by candidatesselected from rural areas and remaining seats are
filled from urbanareas of the district.
b) Reservation ofseats in favour of children
belonging to Scheduled Castes and ScheduledTribes is provided in
proportion to their population in the concerneddistrict provided that
in no district, such reservation will be lessthan the national average
(15% for SC and 7.5% for ST) but subject to amaximum of 50% for both
the categories (SC & ST) taken together.These reservations are
interchangeable and over and above thecandidates selected under open
c) One third of the total
seats are filled up by girls.
d)There is a provision for reservation of 3% seats
for ** disabledchildren (i.e. Orthopaedically Handicapped, Hearing
Impaired andVisually Handicapped).
refers to a condition where a person suffers from any of the following
- Total absence
of sight; or
- Visual acuity not exceeding 6/60 or
20/200 (snellen) in the better eye with correcting lenses;
- Limitation of the field of vision subtending an
angle of 20 degree or worse.
** "Hearing Impairment" means loss of sixty decibels
or more in the better ear in the conversational range of
disability" means disability of the bones joints or musclesleading to
substantial restriction of the movement of the limbs or anyform of
withdisability" means a person suffering from not less than forty
percentof any disability as certified by a medical authority.
5. The parents of the children who qualify the
Selection Test will have to submit following at the time of admission
Affidavit/Residence Certificate in prescribed
proforma in addition to other documents demanded by the concerned
Forcandidates seeking admission under rural quota,
the parents will alsohave to submit an affidavit to the effect that the
child is studying inan Institute located in a notified rural area and
that they areresiding in a notified rural
Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection
Test - JNVST 2009 Application Form
Applicationforms for admission may be made on the
prescribed Application Form(attached with the prospectus) available
free of cost from:
Education Officer (BEO)
- District Education Officer
Govt. / Govt. aided / Recognized Accredited Institute / Centreof Sarva
Shiksha Abhiyan / NIOS where he/she is
- Principal, Jawahar Navodaya
case of non-availability of JNVST prescribedApplication Form from the
above, you may copy the format of ApplicationForm on plain paper
(preferably 21cm x 30cm) from our website at theaddress http://www.navodaya.nic.in or the
newspaper advertisement and apply on it.
2009 Submission of Application Form:
Duly filled in application form must reach the Block
Education Officer latest by 30th September,
2008.It shall be signed by the Head of the recognized
school/SpecialEducation Scheme (Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan) where the child
is studying inClass-V, on or before 30th September, 2008 (Candidates
are advised toget the acknowledgement from the BEO at the time of
submission ofApplication Form).
2009 Issue of Admit Cards
AdmitCards, duly prepared by the Principal, Jawahar
Navodaya Vidyalaya willbe issued to the candidates through the office
of the Block EducationOfficer. Candidates, who do not receive their
Admit cards one weekbefore the JNVST, they should immediately contact
to Principal,JNV/BEO/DEO for the same.
JNVST 2009 Results of the Selection
JNVST 2009 is expected to be announced by end of May of theyear of
admission. The result will be displayed in the offices of
- Jawahar Navodaya
- District Education Officer
- District Magistrate
NavodayaVidyalaya Samiti of the Region. The
Principal, Jawahar NavodayaVidyalaya concerned, will also inform the
selected candidates throughregistered post. The result will also be
displayed on website of theNavodaya Vidyalaya Samiti at the address
Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection
Test - JNVST 2009 Selection Procedure
a)Selection in the test will not vest any right on
the candidates tosecure 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, theselection is provisional.
b) In case of any dispute, the decision of Navodaya
Vidyalaya Samiti shall be final and binding on the
c) Marks obtained by
candidates (both selected and unselected) in the test are not
d) There is no
provision for re-evaluation of theanswer scripts. Since the result is
processed through computer andsufficient care is taken to ensure
accuracy through various checks inprocessing the result, no request for
re-totaling of marks will beentertained.
e) It may also be noted bythe candidates and their
parents/guardians that under the scheme ofJNVs, students of a JNV
located in Hindi speaking State may have to bemigrated to another JNV
in Non-Hindi Speaking State and vice-versa forone academic year when
the students are promoted to Class IX. In caseof refusal from the
students selected for migration, continuation ofsuch students in JNV
will not be allowed.
candidates and their parents/guardians may note that the
childrenselected on the basis of the Test will be admitted only in the
JNVlocated in the district from where they are appearing at the
JNVST.Under no circumstances, the selected candidate will be given
admissionto any other JNV. No request for shifting of students on
account ofmedium of instruction in the JNV concerned, shifting
ofparents/guardians to other district(s) State(s) etc. will
belonging to theScheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs) will
have to producea certificate of the Caste/Tribe at the time of seeking
admission, ifselected. Such certificate should be procured from the
competentauthority before 15th July, of
the year of seeking admission so that it may be submitted to the
Principal of concerned JNV at the time of admission.
h)Candidates belonging to the disabled category
(OrthopedicallyHandicapped, Hearing Impaired and Visually Handicapped)
if selectedwill have to produce a medical certificate signed by Chief
MedicalOfficer of the District concerned at the time of
2009 Examination Scheme
Eachcandidate shall appear for the selection test at
the examination centreallotted to him/her as indicated on the Admit
Card. No candidate ispermitted to appear from any other
Norequest for change of
centre will be entertained. No candidate canappear in the selection
test without the proper Admit Card. Thecompetent authority for issuing
the Admit Card is Principal, JNV.
Language of the
language/medium of the examination for the candidate will be any one
language out of the 21 languages given below.
No change in the language/ medium of the
examinationwill be entertained at any later stage. A candidate will be
given atest booklet in the language he/she has mentioned in the
applicationform and admit card. It must be ensured that same Medium
ofExamination/Language is written in the Application Form (Col.9)
andAdmit Card (Col.1). The test booklet will be available in the
|1.|| Assamese|| 2.|| Bengali|| 3.||Bodo|
|| 6.|| Gujarati
|7. ||Hindi|| 8.|| Kannada|| 9.||Khasi|
|10.|| Malayalam|| 11.||Manipuri||
|19.||Telugu || 20.||Urdu||
Composition of the
test will be of two-hour duration and will have 3 sectionswith only
objective type questions. There are 100 questions in all of100 marks.
Each question carries one mark:
Test||Number of Question ||Marks
|Mental ability Test||50||50||60
A single test booklet
comprising of the 3 sections will be given to each candidate.
Method of Recording
Answer sheet will be provided. Candidates are required toindicate their
answers at an appropriate place on the test bookletitself. The Answer
sheet will be of intelligence Character Recognition(ICR)/Optical
Character Recognition (OCR) Sheet. A copy of specimenAnswer Sheet is
b) Only blue/blackBall
Point Pen is to be used to write on this answer sheet. Candidatesshould
bring their own ballpoint pens. Use of pencil is
c) For each
question, there arefour probable answers, out of which only one is
correct. The candidateis required to select correct answer and indicate
correct Correspondingnumber (1, 2, 3, 4) given against the probable
answers on the answersheet. Any other mode such as marking ( O ) OR (a,
b, c, d) OR (A, B,C,D) OR ( BEE,JE,ME,vE) etc. to indicate the answers
on the answer sheetwill not be accepted. For example if your answer for
Question no. 37 is3, write as
change in the answer once written is allowed. Overwriting, cutting and
erasing on the Answer Sheet is also not allowed.
One mark will be given for every correct answer.
No negative marking will be done.
About Instruction and
candidate must carefully read the instructions given on the coverpage
of the test booklet as well as those for each test/section
beforeattempting the questions.
Candidates areadvised to confirm that the test booklet received by them
is of thelanguage opted for the test. In case test booklet of correct
languageopted for is not provided, the candidate should get it changed
beforestart of the examination. It is the responsibility of the
candidate toobtain the test booklet of his/her choice as opted in the
applicationform. No representation in this regard will be entertained
after theexamination is over.
About one minute maybe needed to answer each question. Therefore, the
candidate should notspend too much of time on a particular question. If
a question is founddifficult to answer he/she may leave it and move on
to the next one.This will help save time. Once the candidate completes
all thequestions in a test, he/she may try those questions, which
he/she hadleft in the first attempt.
d) The total
time would be two hours without any break.
e)Securing qualifying marks in each of the three tests is
essential.Candidates are advised not to spend more time on each section
of testthan suggested, although they are free to adjust the total time,
f) There will be a bell after every 30
- No candidate will be
allowed to appear in the selection test without proper Admit
No candidate will
be allowed to enter the examination hall/ room after 30 minutes of the
commencement of the selection
Nocandidate will be allowed to leave the examination
hall / room beforecompletion of 30 minutes after commencement of the