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Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection Test 2017 Eligibility Criteria
For All Candidates
Only the candidates from the district concerned where the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya has been opened are eligible to apply for admission. However, the district where JNV is opened and is bifurcated at a later date, the old boundaries of the district are considered for the purpose of eligibility for admission into JNVST, in case a new Vidyalaya has not started in newly bifurcated district as yet.
A candidate seeking admission must not have been born before 01st May, 2004 and after 30th April, 2008. This will apply to candidates of all categories, including those who belong to the Scheduled Castes ( SCs ) and Scheduled Tribes ( STs ). In case of doubt of overage candidate seeking admission, they may be referred to the Medical Board for confirmation of the age. The decision of the Medical Board will be final.
A candidate appearing for the selection test must be studying in Class-V for the whole of the academic session 2016-17 in a Government / Government aided or other recognized schools or ‘B’ certificate competency course of National Institute of Open Schooling in the same district where he/she is seeking admission. A school will be deemed recognized if it is declared so by the Government or by any other agency authorized on behalf of Government. Schools where students have obtained ‘B’ certificate under National Institute of Open Schooling should have accreditation of NIOS. A candidate must successfully complete Class-V in the session 2016-17. Actual admission in Class-VI for the session 2017-18 will be subject to this condition.
A Candidate claiming admission under rural quota must have studied and passed classes III, IV and V from a Govt. / Govt. aided / recognized school spending one full academic session each year in a school located in rural area.
Candidates who will be passing ‘B’ certificate competency course of National Institute of Open Schooling on or before 30th September, 2016 are also eligible to write admission test provided they are in the prescribed age group. The forms of such candidates will be verified by DEO / DIOS. The rural status of a child from National Institute of Open Schooling will be decided on the basis of a certificate to be issued by Tehsildar / District Magistrate of the District indicating that the child has been residing in rural areas for the last three years. Students studying under the above scheme from urban and notified areas are not eligible for obtaining seat in rural quota.
A Candidate who has not been promoted and admitted to Class-V before 15th September, 2016 is not eligible to apply.
No candidate is eligible to appear in the selection test second time, under any circumstances.
The parents of the children who qualify the Selection Test will have to submit following at the time of admission :
- Affidavit / Residence Certificate in prescribed Performa in addition to other documents demanded by the concerned Vidyalaya.
- For candidates seeking admission under rural quota, the parents will also have to submit an affidavit to the effect that the child is studying in an Institute located in a notified rural area and that they are residing in a notified rural area.
For Rural Candidates
- At least 75% of the seats in a district will be filled by candidates selected from rural areas and remaining seats will be filled from the urban areas of the district.
- A candidate seeking admission under the rural quota must have studied in Classes – III, IV and V completing full academic session from the recognized school(s) located in rural areas.
- Candidates studying under the schemes of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan and National Institute of Open Schooling should produce their rural status certificate issued by District Magistrate / Tehsildar / Block Development Officer.
For Urban Candidates
A Candidate who has studied in a school located in an urban area even for a single day of session in Class-III, IV and V will be considered as an urban candidate. Urban areas are those which are so defined in 2011 census or through a subsequent Government Notification. All other areas will be considered as rural.
For Transgender Candidates
No separate reservation for transgender category candidates is provided and they will be included in Boys category for reservation purpose, under various sub-categories viz
Rural, Urban, SC, ST and PH.
JNVST 2016 9th Class Lateral Entry Test for Eligibility
a) Only those candidates who have studied / is studying in class VIII during the Academic Session 2015 – 16 in one of the Government / Government 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 2015 – 16 from a Government / Government recognized school in the district where he / she is seeking admission.
c) Candidates seeking admission must not have been born before 01.05.2000 and after 30.04.2004. 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 MEDICAL BOARD for confirmation of the age of the candidate in case a doubt arises about the age certificate produced by the candidate before the admission.