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Admissions in the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas take place on the basis of a Selection Test conducted by the CBSE. The test is called the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection Test (JNVST) it is of non-verbal nature, class neutral and so designed to ensure that children from rural areas are able to compete without facing any disadvantages due to poor communication facilities in rural areas special care is taken to ensure that children from far flung rural areas get admission form free of cost without any problem.

Sufficient publicity is done through Doordarshan,    All India Radio, local newspapers, pamphlets, visits of Principals and teachers of Navodaya Vidyalayas to the local schools of the district.

Eligibility Conditions:-

   A candidate appearing for the Selection Test must be studying in Class-V in a Govt./Govt. recognized school in that district where he/she is seeking admission in the just preceding academic session for which Selection Test is conducted. Actual admission in Class-Vi in the session is, however, subject to the condition of having passed Class-V before admission.

   A candidate seeking admission must be between the age group 9-13 years on Ist May of the year of admission for which the Selection Test is conducted. This applies to all categories of candidates including those who belong to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

   A candidate must have studied and passed Class III, IV &V from recognized school/schools in the preceding three continuous academic sessions for which the Selection Test is conducted spending one full academic session in each Class through the formal system of education, without any repetition of Class, gap and/or break in attendance.

   A candidate who is not promoted to Class-V before November of the preceding academic year of which the test conducted is not eligible to apply.

   No candidate is allowed to appear in the selection test for the second time under any circumstances.

   A candidate seeking admission under the rural quota must have studied and passed III, IV & V from recognized school(s) located in the rural areas.


At least 75% of the seats in a district are filled by candidates selected from rural areas and remaining seats are filled from the urban areas of the districts. A candidate who has studied in a school located in a urban area, even for a part of a session in any of the Classes III, IV and V or passes any or more of these Classes from such a school as above is considered as an urban candidate. Urban areas are those, which are so defined in the 2011 census or in a subsequent Government notification. All other areas are considered as rural.

Reservation of seats in favour of children belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes is provided in proportion to the population in the concerned district provided that in no district, such reservation will be less than the national average (15% for SC and 7.5% for ST) but subject to a maximum of 50% for both the categories (SC & ST) taken together. These reservations are interchangeable and over and above the candidates selected under open merit. Three percent of seats are reserved for disabled children also. Efforts are made to ensure that one-third of the total seats are filled up by girls.

Exam Papers Of JNVST   



Time allowed

Weightage items

Mental Ability

60 Minutes



30 Minutes



30 Minutes


Admission Procedure

01. How to get an Application Form ?

Applications for admission may be made on the prescribed application form obtainable free of charge upto November of the year preceding the year of seeking admission, from the following.

i. District Education Officer (DEO)/DDPI

ii. Block Education Officer (BEO)

iii. Head Master of any Govt./Govt. aided/Recognised/where he/she is studying.

iv. Principal, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Betaguda, Gajapati.

If you can't get the prescribed Application Form, you may copy the format of Application Form on plain paper (preferably 21cm x 30cm) from our web site or the news paper advertisement and apply on it.

02. How to submit an application form ?

An Application Form, duly filled must reach the Block Education Officer, signed by the Head of the recognised school/ where the child is studying in class-V on or before November of the year preceding the year of seeking admission.  Candidates are advised to get the acknowledgement from the BEO at the time of submission of Application Form.

03. Issue of Admit Cards.

Admit Cards, duly prepared by the Principal, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya will be issued to the candidates through the office of the Block Education Officer.  Candidates who do not receive their Admit Cards one week before the JNVST should immediately contact Principal, JNV/BEO/DDPI for the same

04. Result of the Selection Test.

The result of the February JNVST is expected to be announced around April/May of the year of admission.  The result will be displayed in the offices of the concerned.

i. Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Notice Board

ii. Our Website.

iii.District Education Officer

iv. District Magistrate, and

v. Deputy Director, Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti, Bhopal region.

The selected candidates will also be informed through registered post by the Principal, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Betaguda, Gajapati.  The results will also be displayed on website of Samiti at the address http:/www.navodaya.nic.in

05. Selection and admission.

a. Selection in the test will not vest any right on the candidates to secure 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.  Untill admission, the selection is provisional (Eighty students will be admitted in VI class every year.

b. In case of any dispute the decision of the Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti shall be final and binding on the candidate.

Lateral Entry

In order to optimally utilize the infrastructure and facilities available in Navodaya Vidyalayas it has been decided by the Samiti to fill up the vacant seats in IX class and Class XI through a National level Selection Test. The district-wise vacant seats in the Vidyalayas are separately notified in local newspapers.

Application for admission in Class IX and Class XI can be obtained free of charge from the Principal of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Betaguda, Gajapati, Format of Application Forms can also be downloaded from the website of  Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti , www.navodaya.nic.in









                           PH: 06815-215215.




Applications are invited from the students reading  Class VIII in the academic year 2014-2015 in the Recognized Schools, Govt. Schools , NIOs and other Recognized aided schools of Gajapati district for appearing an Entrance Test for admission in Class IX in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Betaguda, Paralakhemundi ,Gajapati for the session 2015-
2016 against 02 vacant seats during the academic year 2015-16. The admission is through an All India Entrance Test to be conducted on 07.06.2015 at 10.00 hrs in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Betaguda, Paralakhemundi, Gajapati. The medium of test is English/Hindi.

Prospectus-Cum-Application forms can be obtained from the Office of thePrincipal, JNV, Gajapati , or can be downloaded from website:www.qajapati.nic.in on free of cost
from 17.04.2015 to 15.05.2015 in all working days during office hours.  The last date of submission of application forms at JNV, Gajapati3Odisha is 15.05.2015.









As envisaged In National Policy of Education (NEP)1986, Govt. of India has setup educational residential institutions named Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas in 34 States/UTs excluding Tamil Nadu. At present, 598 such Vidyalayas have been sanctioned In the country.The main objective of these Vidyalayas is to provide quality modern education to the children predominantly from rural areas.  Though the admission into these Vidyalayas is at VI class, it is intended to fill vacant seats with a lateral entry test at IX Class level.

Applications are invited for admission to Class IX of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas of the  District,  against the vacant seats, which are likely to be available during the academic year 2015-16.  The admission Is through an All India Test to be conducted on Sunday 7th June 2015 at 10.00  hrs. in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya of the district concerned.  The medium of test is English/Hindi.


a) Only those candidates who have studied in class VIII during the Academic   Session.

2014-15   in one  of the  Govt./Govt.  recognized schools  of the district where the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya is functioning and where admission is sought,

b) Candidate  appearing for the selection test must pass Class VIII in the academic

session 2014-15  from a Govt./Govt. recognized school in the district where he/she is seeking admission.

c) Candidates seeking admission must not have been born before 01.05.1999 and after 30 04 2003.  This will apply to candidates of all categories including those belonging to SC/ST.

d)      Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti reserves the right to refer any candidate to a MEDICALBOARD for confirmation of the age of the candidate in case a doubt arises about the age certificate produced by the candidate before the admission is given.


                 Nature of the Selection Test

SI.No.        Subject              Marks

01.             English                  15

02.               Hindi                    15

03.              Maths                   35

04.             Science                  35

TOTAL          100 Marks


The test will be objective/descriptive type with 03 hours duration without any break.  Centre for the examination will be Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya of the concerned district.



How to Apply

The Prospectus-cum-Application form containing detailed instructions can be obtained free of cost from the Office of Principal, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya and office of District and Block Education Officers of the District. Application forms can also be downloaded from our Office website http:\\.www.navodaya.nic.ln.  Neatly typed and Xeroxed copy of the applications also can be used for applying. Application forms filled in all respect are to be submitted to the office of Principal, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya of the concerned district by Friday the 15th May 2015  either through Registered Post or in person.


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