To appear in the Selection Test, a candidate has to fulfill the following eligibility conditions
For All Candidates
(a) Only candidates from the district where the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya has been opened apply for admission. However, in the district where the JNV is opened and is bifurcated a the old boundaries of the district are considered for the purpose of eligibility for admissior This applies to cases where new Vidyalaya has not yet been started in the newly bifurcated d
(b) Candidates appearing for the selection test must be studying in Class-V for the entire acac in a Government/Government-Aided, other recognised school or ‘B’ Certificate Compete. National Institute of Open Schooling, in the same district where he/she seeks admission.
A school will deem to be recognised if it is declared so by the Government or by any authorized on behalf of the Government. Schools where students have obtained ‘IV cert National Institute of Open Schooling should have accreditation of NIOS. A candidate must complete Class-V. Actual admission in Class-VI will be subject to these conditions.
(c) A candidate seeking admission must be within the age group of 9 to 13 years. This will be applied on candidates of all categories. including those who belong to the Scheduled Castes(SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs).
(d) A candidate claimalg admission from rural quota must have studied and passed Classes- IR, IV mtd V from a Govt./Govt. Aided/ recognised school spending one full academic session each year in a school located in a rural area.
(e) A candidate who has studied in a school located in an urban area even for a single day of a session in any Class-III, IV or V. will be considered as an Urban arca candidate. Urban areas are those, which are so notified in the 2001 Census or through a subsequent Government Notification. All other areas will be considered as rural.
(f) A candidate who has not been promoted and admitted to Class-V before 30th September, is not eligible
(g) No candidate is eligible to appear in the JNV Selection Test for a second time, under any circumstances. Reservation for Rural, SC/ST, Girls as Disabled Children
(a) At least 75% of the seats in a &strict will be filled by candidates selected from rural areas and remaining seats will be filled up from the urban areas of the district.
(b) There is a provision for reservation of seats for SC and ST candidates in proportion to their population in the district but not less than the national average.
(c) I / 3 of thc scats are for girl students.
(d) There is a provision for reservation of 3% seats for disabled children (i.e. Orthopaedically Handicapped, Hearing Impaired and Visually Handicapped).