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JNVST Details

The Navodaya Vidyalaya Entrance Exam, also known as JNVST, is an entrance examination designed and conducted by CBSE for admission to Class 6 in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs) across India.

Key Details of Navodaya Entrance Exam JNVST-2024
A. Exam Date & Last Date to Apply

  • JNVST-2024 is scheduled on 20.01.2024 & last date to apply through online portal is 10.08.2023.


B. Eligibility Criteria

  • Only the bonafide resident candidates from the district concerned where the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya has been located are eligible to apply for admission.

  • Candidates who have passed class V before the session 2023-24 or repeated candidates are not allowed.

  • A candidate seeking admission must not have been born before 01-05-2012 and after 30-04-2014 (Both dates are inclusive).

  • A candidate seeking admission to class VI must have studied and passed classes III, IV and V from a Govt. /Govt. aided/ recognized school spending one full academic session in each class.

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


C. Exam Pattern

  • JNVST is an objective type test consisting of multiple-choice questions.

  • The exam is designed to test the knowledge and aptitude of the students in areas such as mental ability, arithmetic, and language. There will be total 85 questions of total 100 mraks

    • Mental Ability: 40 Questions - 50 Marks

    • Arithmetic Test: 20 Question - 25 Marks

    • Language Test: 20 Questios - 25 Marks

  • Exam duration - 2 hrs

D. Syllabus

The syllabus for JNVST is based on the Class 5 curriculum of government or recognized schools in India.

​E. Mode of Examination

Offline (OMR based)


F. Negative Marking

No negative marking

Preparation for JNVST 2024: Recommended Books

"Navodaya Vidyalaya Class 6 Entrance Exam Solved Papers"

How to Apply for Navodaya Vidyalaya Class 6 Admission 2024

  • The application process for Navodaya Vidyalaya Class 6 admission 2024 is online through the official website of Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti.

  • Candidates have to fill out the online application form and submit the required documents free of cost.

  • Following documents are required at the time of filling admission form:

    • Certificate verified by the Head Master mentioning the details of candidate in the prescribed format

    • Photograph

    • Signature of parent

    • Signature of candidate

    • Aadhaar details/ Residence certificate issued by competent Government


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

A. Is Navodaya free of cost?

  • Navodaya Vidyalaya are residential schools that are run by the government and provide free education to the students.


B. Is Navodaya CBSE or ICSE?

  • Navodaya Vidyalayas are affiliated to the CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education).


C. Is Navodaya government or private?

  • Navodaya Vidyalayas are government-run schools.


D. How many times can one give the Navodaya exam JNVST?

  • A student can appear for the Navodaya Entrance Exam JNVST only once.

E. Is the Navodaya exam JNVST - 2024 online or offline?

  • The Navodaya Entrance Exam JNVST - 2024 will be conducted offline.


G. Is there negative marking in the Navodaya entrance exam JNVST - 2024?

  • There is no negative marking in Navodaya Entrance Exam JNVST - 2024.

JNVST Book Sample

JNVST 2022
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