Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection Test

Exam Date: 24 Feb 2021,16 May 2021,19 Jun 2021

Pen & Paper Mode

Exam Date: 24 Feb 2021,16 May 2021,19 Jun 2021

JNVST Basic Information

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JNVST 2021 : Exam Dates (OUT), Admit card(Released)

Updated On - March 19 2021 by Akriti Maurya

JNVST 2021 is also known as Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection Test and is conducted for class 6 admission to the 661 JNVs in the country. Examination for Class 6 will be held on 16 May and 19 June 2021. It was indeed a challenge but appropriate planning helped the board in the smooth conduct of the exam. This is the second exam conducted by CBSE after compartment and is expected to add to the public confidence in times of Covid. To know more details about JNVST 2021, read the article given below.

Latest Updates

  • Exam for class 6 will be held on 16 May 2021 for all states and UTs whereas for Mizoram, Meghalaya and Nagaland the exam date is 19 June 2021.

JNVST 2021 Important Dates

Given below are important dates for JNVST 2021:
For class 6
Application Form Release22 October 2020
Last Date to ApplyMarch 2021
Exam Date16 May and 19 June 2021
For class 9
Application Form Release4 November 2020
Last Date to Apply31 December 2020
Admit CardReleased
Exam Date24 February 2021

JNVST 2021 Admit Card

JNVST 2021 Admit Card for Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection Test 2021 (JNVST) is released on the official website, navodaya.gov.in.

  • Candidates have to appear for the selection test at the examination centre as per the details given on the hall ticket.
  • No request for change of centre is entertained under any circumstance.
  • In case of any discrepancy found on the admit card candidate must immediately contact the authority. Candidates must take a print of admit card for further process.

JNVST 2021 Application Form

Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti had released the JNVST 2021 Application form on the official website. Candidates could fill the application form from the website.
  • The eligible candidates were able to fill up the online form.
  • The candidate had to upload the certificate issued by the Head Master/Principal where the candidate is studying in class Vth along with the photograph and signatures of both candidates and their parent/guardian.
  • No fee was required for the registration process i.e this exam is free of cost.
  • Documents had to be uploaded in jpg format of the size between 10-100 kb only.
  • Candidates must take a print of the application form for future references.

JNVST 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must check their eligibility before filling the registration form to avoid rejection at the last moment. Given below is the JNVST 2021 Eligibility criteria in detail:

  • Candidates belonging to the district where the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya has been opened are eligible to apply for admission.
  • In case, if the district where JNV is opened is bifurcated at a later date, the old boundaries of the district are considered for admission into JNVST, in case a new Vidyalaya is not started in the district as yet.
Age Limit
  • A candidate must be born after May 01, 2007.
  • This will also be applicable for all category candidates including Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST).
  • In case of any doubt regarding the age recorded in the certificate, they may be referred to the Medical Board for confirmation of the age. The decision of the medical board will be considered as final.
Education Qualification
  • A candidate who wants to appear for the selection test must be studying in Class-V for the whole of the academic session 2021 from Government/Government aided or any other recognized schools.
  • Candidates must complete Class-V in session 2021. 
  • A Candidate claiming admission under rural quota must have passed and studied classes III, IV, and V from a Govt. / Govt. aided/recognized.
  • Candidates passing the ‘B’ certificate competency course of the National Institute of Open Schooling on or before September 30, 2020, are also eligible for the admission test.
  • The rural status of a candidate from the National Institute of Open Schooling will be decided based on a certificate to be issued by the Tehsildar/District Magistrate of the District indicating that the candidate has been residing in rural areas for the last three years. Candidate studying under the above scheme and residing in urban and notified areas are not eligible for obtaining a seat in the rural quota.
  • A candidate who has not been promoted and admitted to Class-V before September 15, 2019, is not able to apply. 

Check the category-wise eligibility criteria from the below-given table:

Category-wise Eligibility Criteria for JNVST 2021
Rural Candidates
  • 75% of the seats in a district will be filled by candidates selected from rural areas and the remaining seats will be filled by the candidates belonging from the urban areas of the district.
  • Applicants seeking admission under the rural quota must have studied in Classes-III, IV and V completing full academic session from any Government/ Government Aided/Government recognized school(s) located in rural areas. 
  • Candidates who are studying under the schemes of NIOS(National Institute of Open Schooling) have to produce their rural status certificate issued by District Magistrate / Tehsildar / Block Development Officer.
For Urban CandidatesCandidates who have studied in an urban area school even for a single day of session in Class-III, IV, and V will be considered as urban candidate. Urban areas are those which are defined in 2011 through a subsequent Government notification.
For Transgender CandidatesApplicants must note that no separate reservation for transgender applicants is provided by the conducting authority and the candidates will be considered in the Boys category for reservation purposes, under various sub-categories such as SC/ST, Rural, Urban.

JNVST 2021 Reservation Criteria

Candidate can check the below-given category-wise reservation criteria for JNVST 2021:

Reservation of seats for JNVST 2021
CategorySeat in Percentage
Candidates selected from rural areas and remaining seats will be filled up from the urban areas of the district.75%
SC and STproportion to their population in the district but not less than the national average
Girl Candidate1/3
Disabled candidate (i.e. Orthopedically Handicapped, Hearing Impaired, and Visually Handicapped).3%

JNVST 2021 Exam Pattern

The candidate must be aware of the exam pattern to get an idea regarding the exam. Given below is the JNVST 2021 Exam pattern in detail.

JNVST Exam Pattern 2021
Mode of ExaminationPen Paper Based
Duration2 hours(30 minutes extra for Divya Gyan)
Total Questions80
Total Marks100
Types of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions
Marking Scheme
  • (+1.25) for correct answers.
  • There will be no negative marking for the wrong answer.
Given below is the section-wise distribution of marks:
SectionNumber Of QuestionMarksDurationWeightage
Mental Ability Test40506050 %
Arithmetic Test20253025 %
Language Test20253025 %
Total801002 Hours 

Candidates must refer to the exam pattern for a better understanding of the paper pattern.

JNVST 2021 Syllabus

Candidates must be aware of the JNVST 2021 Syllabus to score well in the entrance exam. Given below is the syllabus in detail:

Section 1: Mental Ability Test
  • Odd man out
  • Figure matching
  • Pattern completion
  • Figure series completion
  • Analogy
  • Geometrical figure completion
  • Mirror imaging
  • Punched hole pattern (folding/unfolding)
  • Space visualization
  • Embedded figure
Section 2: Arithmetic Test
  • The number and numeric system
  • Four fundamental operations on the whole number
  • The 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
Section 3: Language Test

This section will consist of 4 passages with 5 questions each.

JNVST 2021 Preparation Tips

Candidates can follow the below given JNVST 2021 Preparation tips for the entrance exam:

  • Practice a lot of multiple-choice questions before the exam to finish the exam before time.
  • Solve the sample questions paper which is given on the website to score well.
  • Also, solve past year papers to get an idea regarding the question paper.
  • There will be no negative marking for wrong answers, therefore candidate can mark those questions also in which they are insured.
  • Try not to panic during the exam. In case the candidate is feeling low or scared then take a deep breath, drink some water, and move onto another question. 

JNVST 2021 Answer Key

JNVST 2021 Answer key will be released after the commencement of the entrance exam.

  • Candidates can calculate the approximate score secured in the exam.
  • Every correct answer (+1.25 marks) will be allotted.
  • There will be no negative marking for incorrect answers. 
  • Candidates can take a print of the answer key for future reference.

JNVST 2021 Result

Candidates can download the JNVST 2021 result after the exam is conducted from the official website. Read the important points given below to gather more information related to the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection Test 2021 Result.

  • JNVST 2021 Result will be declared on the official website i.e. navodaya.gov.in.
  • The result will also be made available in offline mode at the offices of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, District Education Officer, District Magistrate, Deputy Commissioner, and Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti of the Region.
  • The candidates will be selected as per the result of JNVST 2021 and will be given admission in various Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs).
  • The candidate must note that there will be no provision of re-evaluation results.
  • Getting selected through the entrance exam does not mean that the applicants have secured their admission in JNVs.

JNVST 2021 Exam Centres

Given below is the list of JNVST 2021 Test centre which a candidate can choose according to their preferences.

For Phase 1:
  • Andhra Pradesh
  • Assam
  • Arunachal Pradesh (except Dibang Valley & Tawang Districts)
  • Bihar
  • Chhattisgarh
  • Goa
  • Gujarat
  • Haryana
  • Himachal Pradesh (except Chamba, Kinnaur, Mandi, Sirmour, Kullu, Lahaul & Spiti and Shimla Districts)
  • Jharkhand
  • Kerala
  • Karnataka
  • Madhya Pradesh
  • Maharashtra
  • Manipur
  • Orissa
  • Punjab
  • Rajasthan
  • Tripura
  • Telangana
  • Uttar Pradesh
  • West Bengal (except Darjeeling)
  • Union Territories of Andaman & Nicobar Islands
  • Chandigarh
  • Dadar & Nagar Haveli
  • Daman & Diu
  • Delhi
  • Lakshadweep
  • Pudducherry.
For Phase 2:
  • Jammu and Kashmir
  • Meghalaya
  • Mizoram
  • Nagaland
  • Sikkim
  • Uttrakhand
  • Districts of Dibang Valley
  • Tawang of Arunachal Pradesh
  • Districts of Chamba
  • Kinnaur
  • Mandi
  • Sirmour
  • Kullu
  • Lahaul & Spiti 
  • Shimla of Himachal Pradesh
  • District of Darjeeling of West Bengal

States for Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas

According to the Navodaya Vidyalaya Scheme, one Navodaya Vidyalaya is to be set up in each District. At present there are 661 Vidyalayas are in 28 States and 07 Union Territories, out of which 636 are in running. Given below is the State-wise distribution of JNVs:

Distribution of Navodaya Vidyalayas in state
StatesNo. of VidyalayaStateNo. of VidyalayaStatesNo. of Vidyalaya
Andhra Pradesh13+02**Himachal Pradesh12Punjab22+01**
Assam27+01**Jammu & Kashmir22+01**Pondicherry04
Arunachal Pradesh18Jharkhand24+02**Rajasthan33+02**
Andaman & Nicobar Islands03Karnataka30+01**Sikkim04
Chattisgarh27+01**Madhya Pradesh51+02**+01*Uttar Pradesh75+01**
Daman & Diu02Manipur09+02**West Bengal19+01**
Dadra & Nagar Haveli01Meghalaya11+01**Total 638+22**+1*= 661 

JNVST 2021 Important Links

JNVST 2021 Highlights

Candidates can check the vital information regarding the JNVST 2021 from the below-given table:

Exam NameJNVST 2021( Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection Test)
Conducting bodyNavodaya Vidyalaya Samiti
FrequencyThe exam is held in two phases i.e. phase 1 and phase 2
Purpose of examFor enrolling candidate in class 6

Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti

Navodaya Vidyalaya(NV) has to be established in each district. Accordingly, 62 new JNVs have been sanctioned during 2016-17 in various districts of the country, and in addition to this 10 new JNVs each have been sanctioned in districts having a large concentration of SC & ST population. Besides this, 3 JNVs have been sanctioned that are Senapati-II (Manipur), Ukhrul-II (Manipur) & Ratlam-II (Madhya Pradesh) as a special case that makes the total number of JNVs sanctioned to 661. Each Navodaya Vidyalaya has provision for a full-fledged campus with sufficient building for classrooms, dormitories, dining-hall, staff-quarters, and other infrastructural facilities with playgrounds, workshops, library, and labs, etc.

About Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection Test

JNVST is organized to provide good quality of modern education including a strong component of culture, awareness of the environment, values, physical education, and adventure activities to the talented children predominantly from rural areas and to ensure that candidates must attain a reasonable level of competency in three languages. To serve in each district as a point for improvement of quality of school education in general through sharing of experiences and facilities.

JNV Selection Test Details
Total candidates116679
Total Districts75
The total States and UTs09
Total Centres579
Total Languages08

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JNVST Important Dates

Exam Date24 Feb, 16 May 2021
Admit card27 Jan 2021
Form Date22 Oct - 04 Mar 2021
Application Correction30 Dec, 31 Dec 2020

Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection Test Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

2 hours

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:


1General Mental Ability401.2550
2Arithmetic Reasoning201.2525
3Language Skills201.2525

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Form Start Date:

22 Oct 2020

Form End Date:

04 Mar 2021

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