JNVST 2019: Application, Dates, Syllabus, Eligibility, Cut Off & Updates

Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya is a vision under Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti. Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti is, in turn, an autonomous body under the Ministry of Human Resource Department of Government of India.  This chain of super specialty school aims to impart the contemporary way of education to the future budding minds. It also strives to impart the value of healthy competition and awareness of the surrounding. Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya has been built by aiming to uplift and impart quality education to the bright minds irrespective of socio-economic background. Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya not only seeks to give intellect educational aspects but also nurture the formative learners with the adventurous activities, physical education, and appreciation for the environment.

 

JNVST 2019

 

All about JNVST examination 2019

An educational institution of such excellent endeavor needs constant up gradation regarding merit and talent selection. Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, within a short time, has established a legacy of admitting the handpicked talent and deserving candidate through its own admission test. The franchises of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya all over India are affiliated under The Central Board of Secondary Education.

 

The vision of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) clearly states that only talent and merit of students will be counted for its admission. Therefore, to choose the deserving candidates, every year, JNV arranges an entrance test for admission in its branches. The Selection Test known as JNVST or Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection Test is based on the pattern and syllabus of CBSE. The full form of this test is Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Test. The test is written and is designed based on the general knowledge and the merit level of the class for which the candidate wishes to take admission.

 

The main aim of the selection test is to admit students in this prestigious institution solely by merit from both urban and rural areas. The test ensures uniformity in admission without facing any restraints of economic disadvantages. Passing the admission test provides that children from the deeper rural regions or children from, the weaker financial background will get the education in any branch of JNV free of cost.

 

JNVST 2019 Application Form:

The best part about this admission test is that you will get the admission form free of cost. Regarding the timings and dates of examination, an ample amount of advertisements are actively done on the eminent television channels like Doordarshan to ensure everyone knows about them beforehand.

 

Also, the dates and the timings are broadcasted in All India Radio channels, newspapers, pamphlets, hoardings and signboards. The teachers and principle of JNV visit the respective areas and local primary schools extensively to encourage parents to enroll their children in this super specialty school. The official notification for admission in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya is released every year.  You can obtain application form entirely free of cost from the Principle of any branch of JNV, from the office of District Education Officer, Headmaster of any Govt affiliated or Government aided school or NIOS and Block Education Officer.

 

Candidates need to submit the application form within the last date of form submission at the nearest Common Service Centre. Students must bring the original and Xerox copies of relevant documents like a photograph, mark sheet of last passed exams and other relevant documents with the application form.

 

The Xeroxed copy and admission certificate must be attested by the headmaster of candidate’s current school. The admission certificate format can be downloaded from the website of NVS. Candidates must visit with their respective guardians in the Common Service Centre or directly to the JNV School to submit their application forms.

 

The date of issuing admits the JNV will declare card will be informed at the time of application form submission. You can also obtain admit card from Common Service Centres. At the time of obtaining Admit Card, candidates will have to pay Rs. 10. If the candidates did not receive admit card one week before the examination, then they need to contact the authorities via helpline number or email address.

 

Cut off Marks of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya:

The Cut off Marks is decided in accordance question paper and the average marks scored by the candidates. For the Selection Test, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya holds full responsibilities to set the appropriate cut off marks. By the category, the cut off marks may vary. In general, the cut off marks remain as in below:

  • General Unreserved Category Cut Off marks 80-90.
  • Scheduled Cast Category Cut Off marks 58-69.
  • Other Backward Classes Category Cut Off Marks: 70-78.
  • Scheduled Tribe Category Cut Off Marks: 52-55.

 

The admission test is taken for both the candidates who want to seek admission in Class 6 and Class 9 in the branches of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya. The candidates must have fluency in both English and Hindi language as per the class standard. Every year, the admission test for both Class 6 and nine are generally held in the month of February. For participating in JNVST 2019, the admission form has already been released on 1st August 2018.

 

Candidates can download and print the form from the NVC website or obtain the hard copy of application form from the above mentioned accredited centers. The last date of submission of the online form is the fourth week of November 2018. The exam dates will be finally confirmed at the time of releasing the admit card. However, the tentative date for the test dates has already been released. For taking admission in three sessions of the JNV, three different exam dates have been finalized.

  1. For taking admission in summer bound session, the admission date is 2nd Week of February 2019.
  2. For taking admission in winter-bound session, the admission date is 2nd Week of April 2019.
  3. For taking admission in the extreme winter bound session, the admission date is 2nd Week of June 2019.

 

The session of JNV is dependent upon the zones in which the particular branch is located. Students must appear for the admission test after thoroughly preparing by going through the syllabus pattern and the content. The selection process is done very meticulously. That is why; students must take every possible preparation to become part of the prestigious journey. The examination will be conducted in written and offline mode. The answer sheets will be provided to the students, and they have to mark out the answer. The pattern of the question will be Objective Type as the latest syllabus of the CBSE. The question booklet will be divided into three sections. Candidates must qualify and score the minimum cut off marks in each of the brochures to qualify their name to the merit list. Read on to find out the total pattern of the examination.

  • Mode of Examination: Offline mode.
  • The pattern of Question: MCQ or Multiple choices Question. The answer must be given in OCR or ICR pattern.
  • The language of Examination: The authorities of JNV have recognized twenty-one languages as per the regions where the JNVC branches are located, The medium of the language of the test is
  1. Assamese.
  2. Bengali
  3. Bodo
  4. English
  5. Garo
  6. Gujarati
  7. Hindi
  8. Kannada
  9. Khasi
  10. Malayalam
  11. Manipuri
  12. Marathi
  13. Mizo
  14. Oriya
  15. Punjabi
  16. Sindhi (Arabic)
  17. Sindhi (Devnagri)
  18. Tamil
  19. Telugu
  20.  Urdu
  21. Nepali.
  • Duration of Exam: The examination duration is of two hours.
  • Full Marks: The paper is of total 100 marks.
  • Marking Pattern: For each question, one mark will be added. There will be no system of negative marking.

 

JNVST Syllabus and Subject (Class 6):

The candidates will get a spate answer sheet where they have to mark the answers. For the calculation part, separate space for rough work will be provided where the candidates have to perform the rough calculation works. For answering the answer, candidates need to use either black pen or blue pen. The multiple choices will consist of four options per question. The candidate has to choose the right one.

 

The overwriting or cutting marks on the answer sheet will make the whole answer sheet disqualified. The answer sheet will be formulated either by intelligence character recognition format or optical character recognition format. The test booklet or the question paper language will be as per the language candidate has selected at the admission form. If the student wants to change the medium of language, then it must be informed at least one week before the exam directly to the respective JNV branch authority.

 

The Selection Test is divided into three parts. Candidates must qualify in all the three parts of the exam to make their place into the cut off list. The pattern of the syllabus is as follows:

  • Mental Ability Test: The questions of Mental Ability part is based on the non-verbal reasoning type question. The questions consist of the diagrams and visual patterns. The whole section is divided into ten parts. Each part consists of five questions. That makes the total number of question fifty. The total marks of this part are fifty with each question carrying one mark. For passing this test, candidates need to prepare on:
  1. Figure matching.
  2. The odd one out.
  3. Geometrical Figure completion.
  4. Punched whole pattern.
  5. Complete the pattern.
  6. Space Visualization.
  7. Embedded figure.
  8. Mirror imaging.
  • Arithmetic Calculation Test: The second part of the examination consists of the arithmetic test testing the mathematical and calculative ability of the candidates. The test consists of the basic level mathematical calculations and the ability to solve the arithmetic by the candidates.  The arithmetic part includes twenty-five marks with one mark for each question. To prepare for this part, the candidate needs to prepare for the following aspect thoroughly:
  1. Factors and Multiples.
  2. Conversion of fractions to decimals.
  3. Numbering system.
  4. Fundamental operation on the whole number.
  5. LCM and HCF.
  6. Decimals.
  7. Solving the fractions.
  • Language Test: The last part of JNVST is the language test. In this test, candidates will be given comprehension of their chosen language. This will test the overall ability of the students. All total three passages of any topic will be there in the question paper. After the comprehension, there will be a set of questions based on the topic of comprehension. Students will have to pick up the correct answer. The marks of this part are twenty-five.

 

JNVST Syllabus Pattern and Subjects (Class 9 entrances)

For the admission test to Class 9, the question will be based on the syllabus candidates studied on Class 8. The subjects of the test and their respective marks are:

  • English Test carrying fifteen marks.
  • Hindi Test Carrying fifteen marks.
  • Maths Test is carrying thirty-five marks.
  • Science Test is carrying thirty-five marks.

 

The total mark of the paper is of a hundred marks. Unlike the main JNVST of class 6, the JNVST of class 9 will consist of both descriptive and objective type questions and answers. The total time candidates will get to complete the examination is three hours.

 

Eligibility Criteria for Class 9:

For filling up the vacant seat and give a chance for utilization of infrastructure of middle school education in the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, the available vacant seats of Class 9 are filled by the selection test is also known as Lateral Entry Test. For the academic session of 2016-17, the JNVST-Lateral Entry Test was conducted in around five hundred and fifty Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya.  This year, the lateral admission test will be held in all the branches of JNV across the country. The eligibility criteria for sitting in JNVST-Lateral Admission Test are:

  • The candidates who are appearing in Selection test must have completed his or her education up to Class 8, provided that the candidate has completed the entire year of the eighth standard with the pass marks as designated by their respective boards. The institutions where they had studied or is studying presently must be Government or Government aided school or school recognized by a governing board. In case of candidates from open schooling, the institution where candidate studies must be affiliated under NIOS and students must have obtained ‘B’ certificate from National Institution of Open Schooling. The candidate seeking admission in Class 9 must compulsorily fulfill this particular requirement.
  • The candidates must be from the respective district of that particular branch of JNV where he or she is applying. In case, a bifurcation of district occurs, then the candidate may exempt from this requirement and is allowed to apply for admission in the branch opened in old district boundary. It will only be applicable if the newly bifurcated district areas do not have a JNV branch yet.
  • Candidates must be within the age group of thirteen to sixteen years. This age limit applies for candidates from all sections including SC/STs.
  • If the candidate is applying under rural area quota, then he or she must have passed Classes 6, 7 and eight from any Government aided or Government recognized school and completing one full academic year in a school that is located in the rural area.
  • Candidate can attempt only once for a selection test in a given year. He or she will not be allowed for the second attempt under any circumstances in that year.
  • Candidates must be promoted or admitted to Class 8 within the 30th September of the previous year to be eligible for admission test next year.

 

Eligibility Criteria for Class 6:

There are some strict eligibility criteria that all JNVs follow to appear for the selection test. The eligibility criteria have been introduced to give a fair chance to the students who are residing in the areas adjoining the respective JNV branches. The eligibility criteria are:

  • The candidates who are appearing in Selection test must have completed his or her education up to Class 5, provide that the candidate has completed the entire year of fifth standards with the pass marks as designated by their respective boards. The institutions where they had studied or is studying presently must be Government or Government aided school or school recognized by a governing board. In case of candidates from open schooling, the institution where candidate studies must be affiliated under NIOS and students must have obtained ‘B’ certificate from National Institution of Open Schooling. The candidate seeking admission in Class 6 must compulsorily fulfill this particular requirement.
  • The candidates must be from the respective district of that particular branch of JNV where he or she is applying. In case, a bifurcation of district occurs, then the candidate may exempt from this requirement and is allowed to apply for admission in the branch opened in old district boundary. It will only be applicable if the newly bifurcated district areas do not have a JNV branch yet.
  • Candidates must be within the age group of nine to thirteen years. This age limit applies for candidates from all sections including SC/STs.
  • If the candidate is applying under rural area quota, then he or she must have passed Classes 3, 4 and five from any Government aided or Government recognized school and completing one full academic year in a school that is located in the rural area.
  • Candidate can attempt only once for a selection test in a given year. He or she will not be allowed for the second attempt under any circumstances in that year.
  • Candidates must be promoted or admitted within the 30th September of the previous year to be eligible for admission test next year.

 

Various books are published every year claiming to assist students with the full preparation of the JNVST. However, you must always select the right book from the right publisher according to your preparation requirement and the class. For starters, you can first purchase books that consist of the previous years’ solved paper for both Class 6 and 9. Publishers like Upkar Prakashan, bring out the books every year right at the time of the release of admission form. After that, you could opt for the practice sets papers that are both solved and unsolved. You can also find books on the individual subjects according to the class. Here are some relevant entrance exams for 10th pass students – KVPY 2019 and NTSE 2019.

 

FAQs:

Q1 How many branches of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya are there in whole India?

Ans. At present, there are five hundred and ninety-eight JNVs across India. They are spread across twenty-eight states and seven union territories.

 

Q2 Are all the JNVs are residential schools?

Ans. Yes, all the JNVs are built on thirty-acre lands in the serene and quiet areas. The world-class residential facilities are provided to the students who are mainly from a rural background or from the economically disadvantaged background. Separate hostel facilities are there for boys and girls with superbly equipped amenities and friendly staff.

 

Q3 Where are the regional offices of JNV are located?

Ans. Eight regional offices  are located all over India: Chandigarh, Lucknow, Jaipur, Lucknow, Patna, Shillong, Bhopal, Pune, and Hyderabad.

 

Q4 Can students from urban areas take admission in JNV?

Ans. Of course, they ac take admission provided they are from the same district for the branch that they are applying.

 

Q5 What is reservation for an underprivileged section?

As per the NVC guidelines, seats are reserved for SC and ST (not OBC). Among the reserved seat, 75 percent of students will be selected from rural areas, 25 percent from urban areas, 33 percent for girl students and 3 percent for specially-abled candidates.

 

JNVST Counseling:

Result for February examination will be announced on May 2019. The results could be found in the offices of DEO, DM, and DC of the respective district. Results will be also be published in JNV of that area. Candidates will also be notified about their selection via post. The selection will be made based on the obtained marks. After qualifying for JNVST 2019, candidates need to bring Educational Certificate, Age Proof and Domicile Certificate(Address Proof) during counseling.

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