Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection Test


Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection Test (JNVST) is an entrance examination conducted by the Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS) for admission into the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs). JNVs are a system of government-funded schools in India, primarily located in rural areas, that provide quality education to talented and deserving students from economically weaker sections of society. JNVST is conducted once a year, usually in the months of January, April, June, and September, depending on the State and the region. The selection test is designed to test the mental ability and scholastic aptitude of students.

The JNVST exam consists of three sections: Mental Ability Test (MAT), Arithmetic Test, and Language Test. The MAT section tests a student’s reasoning and mental ability, the Arithmetic section tests the student’s mathematical skills, and the Language section tests the student’s proficiency in language. The exam is conducted in both English and Hindi languages.

Based on the performance in the JNVST exam, students are selected for admission into JNVs. The selected students receive free education, including boarding, lodging, and other amenities, till the completion of their schooling.

Eligibility Criteria

Class 6 Eligibility Criteria

To apply for JNVST Class 6 Admission for the year 2023, students must fulfill the following eligibility criteria:

  • Only students belonging to the district where the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya is located are eligible to apply for admission.
  • Students of all categories including SC and ST must be born between May 1, 2010, and April 30, 2014 (Both dates inclusive).
  • Students applying for admission to class 6 via JNVST 2023 must be currently enrolled in Class 5 in a Government, Government aided/ any other recognized school or pursuing a ‘B’ certificate competency course of National Institute of Open Schooling in the same district.
  • Students claiming admission under rural quota must have studied from classes 3 to 5 in a government/ government aided/ recognized school located in a rural area.
  • A candidate who has not been promoted and admitted to Class 5, before 15 September 2022 is not eligible to apply.
  • Each candidate is only eligible to appear for JNVST once.

Class 9 Eligibility Criteria

Students should satisfy the JNVST Class 9 eligibility criteria before filling the application form:

  • Candidates studying in Class 8 during the current academic session in Government/Government recognized school are eligible to apply for JNV Class 9 admission.
  • Applicants must be studying in a school of the same district where the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya is functioning and where admission is sought.
  • Students appearing for JNVST must pass the final exam of Class 8 at the time of admission.
  • Students seeking admission to JNV Class 9 must be between 11 to 15 years of age. There is no age relaxation for reserved category, students must be born between May 1, 2008, and April 30, 2010 (both dates inclusive).
Important Dates


Important Date

Exam – Class 6 Exam | Mode: Offline

29 Apr, 2023

Admit Card – Class 6 Admit Card | Mode: Online

31 Mar, 2023

Application – Class 6 Application Form | Mode: Online

02 Jan, 2023 – 15 Feb, 2023

Result – Class 9 Result | Mode: Online

21 Mar, 2023

Exam – Class 9 Exam | Mode: Offline

11 Feb, 2023

Admit Card – Class 9 Admit card | Mode: Online

13 Jan, 2023

Application – Class 9 Application Form | Mode: Online

02 Sep, 2022 – 25 Oct, 2022

Application & Exam Mode

Mode of Application


Mode of Exam

Offline (through OMR sheet)

How to Register
  • How to fill JNVST Class 6 Application Form 2023:
  1. Go to the official link: http://cbseitms.in/nvsregn/index.aspx
  2. Click on Class 6 registration link.
  3. Fill all the details in the application form.
  4. Upload documents as asked in the specified format.
  5. Now, preview the form and submit it.
  • How to fill JNVST Class 9 Application Form 2023:
  1. Visit the official link: www.nvsadmissionclassnine.in homepage and click on the link to fill JNVST 9th application form 2023.
  2. Fill in personal details in the form and upload your passport size photo in the provided space.
  3. Enter academic details in JNVST admission form.
  4. Upload the candidate’s and parent’s signatures in the JNVST 2023 form.
  5. After filling the form, preview the details filled and submit it.
  6. Take a printout of the filled JNVST 2023 application form and retain it for future reference.
  • Quality Education: JNVs provide quality education to talented students from rural and remote areas, with a focus on all-round development. The curriculum is designed to ensure a balanced development of the mind and body, and to promote creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
  • Free Education: JNVs provide free education to students, including textbooks, uniforms, and other academic and co-curricular resources. This makes it possible for talented students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds to access quality education.
  • Exposure to a Diverse Culture: JNVs are residential schools where students from different regions and cultures live and study together. This provides students with an opportunity to learn about different cultures, languages, and traditions, and to develop a broader perspective.
  • Competitive Environment: JNVs provide a competitive environment that encourages students to perform their best. The JNVST is a highly competitive exam, and students who qualify for admission have demonstrated exceptional academic and intellectual ability.
  • Career Opportunities: JNVs provide students with a strong foundation for academic and professional success. 

2023 Class 6 Syllabus

  • Mental Ability Test
    • Odd-main out
    • Figure matching
    • Pattern completion
    • Figure series completion
    • Analogy
    • Geometrical figure completion
    • Mirror imaging
    • Punched hold pattern folding/unfolding
    • Space visualization
    • Embedded figure
  • Arithmetic Test
    • Number and numeric system
    • Four fundamental operations on whole number
    • Fractional number and four fundamental operations on them
    • Factors and multiples including their properties
    • LCM and HCF of numbers
    • Decimals and fundamental operations on them
    • Conversion of fractions to decimals and vice-versa
    • Measurement of length, mass, capacity, time, money etc
    • Distance, time, and speed
    • Approximation of expressions
    • Simplification of numerical expressions
    • Percentage and its applications
    • Profit and loss
    • Simple interest
    • Perimeter, area, and volume
  • Language Test
    • Reading comprehension

2023 Class 9 Syllabus

  • English
    • Comprehension (unseen passage)
    • Word and sentence
    • Structure spelling
    • Rearranging jumbled words
    • Passivation
    • Use of degrees of comparison
    • Modal auxiliaries
    • Use of prepositions
    • Tense forms
    • Reported speech
  • General Science
    • Food
    • Living/nonliving
    • Reproduction
    • Force
    • Light
    • Chemical effects of electric current
    • Natural phenomena
    • Solar system
  • Mathematics
    • Rational numbers
    • Squares and square roots
    • Cubes and cube roots
    • Exponents and powers
    • Direct and inverse proportions
    • Comparing quantities (percentage, profit and loss, discount. simple and compound interest)
    • Algebraic expressions and identities including factorization
    • Linear equations in one variable
    • Understanding quadrilaterals (parallelogram, rhombus, rectangle, square, kite)
    • Mensuration
    • Data Handling (Bar graph, pie chart, organizing data, probability)
Cutoff Marks


Cut Off


72-76 marks


69-70 marks


60-68 marks


52-59 marks


Class 6

Class 9