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Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection Test (JNVST) is conducted for admission to class VI in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalas located across the country in 28 states and 7 union territories. This exam directed by the Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti aims at selecting the best students for study at JNV schools in India. At present there are 636 schools of the samiti through out the country. A maximum of 80 students are admitted in Class VI in each vidyalaya through this selection test. The exam is conducted at the start of the year while JNVST results are declared by the end of May of the year of admission. 
  • To provide all round quality education to talented children from rural areas. 
  • To ensure that students obtain a competency in three languages. 
  • To promote national integration. 
  • To serve as a focal point of quality education in each district of the country. 
Eligibility for JNVST 2020:
Only the candidates from the district concerned where the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya has been opened are eligible to apply for admission. However, if the district where JNV is opened 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 is not started in the newly bifurcated district as yet.
A candidate seeking admission must not have been born before01-05- 2007and after 30-04-2011 (Both dates are inclusive).This will apply to candidates of all categories, including those who belong to theScheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST). In case of doubtful cases of overage in comparison to 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 treated as final. 
A candidate appearing for the selection test must be studying in Class-V for the whole of the academic session 2019-20 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 2019-20. Actual admission in Class-VI for the session 2020-21 will be subject to the mentioned condition.
Candidates passing ‘ B’ certificate competency course of National Institute of Open Schooling on or before30thSeptember 2019 arealso eligible to write admission test provided they are in the prescribed age group. 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 and residing in urban and notified areas are not eligible for obtaining seat in rural quota.
Candidate who has not been promoted and admitted to Class-V before 15th September 2019 is not eligible to apply.
No candidate is eligible to appear in the selection test for the second time, under any circumstances.


JNVST Registration / Application Form

How to get an JNVST 2020 application form ?
(i) The process for submission of application for JNV Selection Test has been simplified through online process. Registration can be done free of cost through the admission portal of NVS linked through www.navodaya.gov.in and www.nvsadmissionclasssix.in Verification of proofs for residence, age, eligibility etc will be done for selected candidates through the laid down procedure after the declaration of results.
ii) The eligible candidates have to fill up the online form and upload the certificate issued by the Head Master/Principal where the candidate is studying in class V with the photograph along with signatures of both candidate and his/her parent/guardian. The attachments should be uploaded in jpg format of the size between10-100 kb only.
(iii) In case of candidates from NIOS, candidates should obtain `B’ certificate and residence should be in the same district where he / she is seeking admission.
(iv) Online platform is in open source and free of cost. Application may be submitted from any source like desktop, laptop, mobile, tablet etc.
(v) In all JNVs a help desk will be available to assist the candidates/parents to upload application free of cost. Parents may also approach the help desk in JNV along with candidate and required documents such as certificate signed by the Head Master, photograph and a mobile phone with valid mobile number for receiving the registration number and password through SMS for registration process.
The last date to submit online application is  30th September 2019.


JNVST Exam Dates

JNVST 2020 Date:- 
JNVST 2020 Admit Card -
The admit card will be made available with effect from 1st December 2019 and 1st March 2020 in respect of phase 1 and phase 2 class VI JNVST 2020.
JNVST 2020 Result - 
The result of JNV Selection Test 2020 is expected to be announced by March 2020 and May 2020 for Phase 1 and phase 2 class VI JNVST-2020 respectively. 


JNVST Syllabus

JNVST 2020 Syllabus:
Section 1: Mental Ability Test (MAT) -
This is a non – verbal test. Questions are based on figures and diagrams only. 
Section 2: Arithmetic Test -
1. Number and numeric system.
2. Four fundamental operations on whole number.
3. Fractional number and four fundamental operations on them.
4. Factors and multiples including their properties.
5. LCM and HCF of numbers.
6. Decimals and fundamental operations on them.
7. Conversion of fractions to decimals and vice-versa.
8. Measurement of length, mass, capacity, time, money etc.
9. Distance, time and speed.
10. Approximation of expressions.
11. Simplification of Numerical Expressions,
12. Percentage and its applications.
13. Profit and loss.
14. Simple interest.
15. Perimeter, area and volume
Section 3: Language Test -
The main purpose of this test is to assess reading comprehension of the candidates. The test consists of four passages. Each passage is followed by 5 questions. Candidates shall read each passage carefully and answer the questions that follow.


Paper Pattern

JNVST 2020 Paper Pattern:-
The selection test will be of two-hour duration from 11:30 am to 01:30 pm and will have 3 sections with only objective type questions. There are 80 questions in all for 100 marks. 
Type of Test - Number of Questions - Marks - Duration
Mental ability Test - 40 Qs - 50 Marks - 60 Minutes
Arithmetic Test - 20 Qs - 25 Marks - 30 Minutes
Language Test - 20 Qs - 25 Marks - 30 Minutes
Total - 80 Qs - 100 Marks - 2 Hours
A single test booklet comprising of all the three sections will be given to each candidate. Additional time of 30 minutes will be allowed for “ Divyang students” (differently-abled students).
1.25 marks will be given for every correct answer.
No negative marking will be done.


JNVST Preparation

JNVST 2020 Preparation:
Following are some useful tips for JNVST 2020 Preparation 
01. Prepare a timetable of study for the test. Do so understanding your strengths and weaknesses.
02. Allocate sufficient time for preparation as each section of the test is important. 
03. Practise sample papers of previous years.
04. Revise what you study on a regular basis. 
Subject-wise JNVST preparation: 
Mental Ability Section: Mental Ability section is aimed at testing mental functioning and consists of questions with figures and diagram. For this section practise questions pertaining to mental ability on a regular basis. 
Arithmetic section: The purpose of this section is to test your skills in maths. For mathematics as well regular practise is the key. 
Language Test: To do well in this section all you need to do is read books/newspapers  and also solve english comprehension passages. 

JNVST Notification

JNVST 2020 Notification:-

Apply online at website - www.navodaya.gov.in
The last date to submit online application is 30th September 2019.
 JNVST 2020 Date - JNV Selection Test for admission to Class-VI in JNVs for the academic session 2020-21 will be held in two phases as given below:
On Saturday, the 11th January, 2020 at 11.30 A.M.in the State of 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 and Pudducherry.
On Saturday, the 11th April, 2020 at 11.30 A.M.in the States of Jammu and Kashmir, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Uttrakhand and in the Districts of Dibang Valley and Tawang of Arunachal Pradesh, in the Districts of Chamba, Kinnaur, Mandi, Sirmour, Kullu, Lahaul & Spiti and Shimla of Himachal Pradesh, in the District of Darjeeling of West Bengal.


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