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JNV Entrance Exam 2024

JNV Entrance Exam: JNV was established by the National Policy of Education in 1986 by the Government of India. The full form of JNV is Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya. Presently, JNV is spread in 28 States and 07 Union Territories. JNVs are co-educational residential schools that are fully financed and monitored by the Government of India through an autonomous organization called Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti. JNV exam is conducted to take admissions in JNVs. JNV Exam is known as Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection Test (JNVST) which is conducted at Class VI.

JNV Entrance 2024Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) Entrance Exam 2024:

As per the Navodaya Vidyalaya Scheme, one JNV is to be set up in every District in a phased manner. Currently, 661 Vidyalayas are sanctioned in 28 States and 07 Union Territories, out of which 636 are functioning. The State-wise distribution of JNVs certified is given below.

  • JNV Andhra Pradesh
  • JNV Himachal Pradesh
  • JNV Punjab
  • JNV Assam
  • JNV Jammu & Kashmir
  • JNV Pudducherry
  • JNV Arunachal Pradesh
  • JNV Jharkhand
  • JNV Rajasthan
  • JNV Andaman & Nicobar Islands
  • JNV Karnataka
  • JNV Sikkim
  • JNV Bihar
  • JNV Kerala
  • JNV Tripura
  • JNV Chandigarh
  • JNV Lakshadweep
  • JNV Telangana
  • JNV Chattisgarh
  • JNV Madhya Pradesh
  • JNV Uttar Pradesh
  • JNV Delhi
  • JNV Maharashtra
  • JNV Uttarakhand
  • JNV Daman & Diu
  • JNV Manipur
  • JNV West Bengal
  • JNV Dadra & Nagar Haveli
  • JNV Meghalaya
  • JNV Goa
  • JNV Mizoram
  • JNV Gujarat
  • JNV Nagaland
  • JNV Haryana
  • JNV Orissa

Total = 638+22**+1*= 661

**Additional JNVs sanctioned for the Districts having a large concentration of SC/ST population

Highlights of Jawahar Navodya Vidyalaya Entrance Exam 2024

JNV Entrance Exam 2024 (Highlights)

Conducting Body

Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya

Mode of Exam


Medium of Exam

21 Languages

Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, English, Garo, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Khasi, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Mizo, Oriya, Punjabi, Sindhi (Arabic), Sindhi (Devnagri), Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, and Nepali

Duration of Exam

2 hours

Type of Questions


Negative Marking


Sections and Number of Questions

3 sections

JNV Entrance Exam Dates 2024

Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Application Starting Date


JNV Registration Form Closing Date


JNV Entrance Admit Card Date


JNV Exam date


JNV Result date


Eligibility Criteria for JNV Entrance Exam 2024:

JNV Entrance Eligibility Criteria For all candidates

  1. Only the aspirants from the district where the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) is open, there only the candidates are eligible to apply for admission. However, if in some districts where JNV is open and is divided at a later date, then the old boundaries of the district will be considered for admission into JNV, in case a new Vidyalaya has not started in the newly bifurcated district yet.
  2. A candidate who wants to take admission must not have been born before 01-05-2007 and after 30-04-2011 (Both days are inclusive). This is valid for the candidates of all the categories, including the SC/ST category candidates. In case of any doubtful case of an overage candidate (in comparison to the age recorded in the certificate), such candidate can be referred to the Medical Board for confirmation of the age. The decision of the medical board will be considered as the final decision.
  3. Candidates applying for the JNV Entrance 2024 Exam must be studying in Class V in a Govt. /Govt. Aided or other recognized schools or "B‟ certificate competency course of National Institute of Open Schooling in the same district where they are taking admission.
  4. A school will be considered as deemed if it is declared by the government or by any other agency certified on the behalf of government Schools where students have secured a "B" certificate under the National Institute of Open Schooling should have authorization of NIOS.
  5. Candidates must successfully complete their Class V from a recognized school.
  6. Candidates who claim for admission under the rural quota must have studied and cleared classes III, IV, and V from a Government / Government aided/ recognized school spending one full academic session every year in a school located in a rural area.
  7. Aspirants who will be passing the "B" certificate competency course of the National Institute of Open Schooling on or before 30th September 2023 can also give the JNV 2024 exam provided they are in the prescribed age group.
  8. Candidates who have not been promoted and admitted to Class V before 15th September 2023 are not eligible to apply for the JNV exam 2024.
  9. No candidates are eligible to appear in the selection test for the second time, under any circumstances.

JNV Entrance Exam Eligibility Criteria For For Rural Candidates:

  • At least 75% of the seats in a district will be filled by the students selected from rural areas and the remaining seats will be filled from the urban areas of the district.
  • Candidates who want admission under the rural quota must have studied in Classes III, IV, and V clearing the full academic session from the Government/ Govt. Aided/ Govt. recognized school(s) located in rural areas.
  • However, the student should study the full academic session in Class V from the same district where admission is sought.

JNV Entrance Eligibility Criteria For For Urban Candidates

Candidates who have studied in a school which is located in an urban area (even for a single day of session) in Class III, IV, and V will be considered as urban candidates. Urban areas are the areas that are so defined in the 2011 census or through a subsequent Govt. notification. Apart from that, all the other areas will be considered as rural.

JNV Entrance Eligibility Criteria For For Transgender Candidates:

No separate reservation for the transgender category aspirants will be provided and such candidates will be included in the Boys category for reservation purposes, under various sub-categories such as Rural, Urban, SC, ST, and Divyang.

Reservation of Seats for JNV Admission:
  • At least 75% of the seats in a district are filled by the candidates who are selected from the rural areas and the remaining seats are filled from urban areas of the district.
  • Reservation of seats in favor of children who belong to the SC/ST category is provided in proportion to their population in the district authorized. In no district such reservation will be less than the national average (15% for SC & 7.5% for ST) but for a maximum of 50% for both the categories (SC & ST) taken together.
  • Such reservations are interchangeable and over and above the candidates selected under the open merit.
  • One-third of the total seats are reserved for the girl candidates.
JNV Entrance Notification 2024
JNV Entrance Registration Form
JNV Entrance Exam Dates
JNV Entrance Test Pattern
JNV Entrance Exam Syllabus
JNV Entrance Admit Card
JNV Exam Answer Key
JNV Entrance Exam Result

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