Former South African President Nelson Mandela once said, 'Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.' The Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs) of the country are also playing such an important role in nurturing rural talent. Every year a large number of students studying in these schools also crack exams like JEE Main, JEE Advanced and NEET with good ranks.
From here, the students who have secured top positions at the national level are proving their success in various fields. These schools are run in different regions of the country by Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti under the Ministry of Education, Government of India, which have separate hostels, free education, food and accommodation facilities for boys and girls. These schools are affiliated to CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education).
Free education from class VI to XII: Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas were established in Jhajjar in Haryana and Amravati in Maharashtra for the first time in the country with the objective of providing quality and modern education to the talented students of rural areas through the National Education Policy 1986. . At present the total number of such JNVs in the country is 661. In these schools, students from class VI take admission and study free of cost till class twelfth. The cost of complete education for seven years from class VI to XII is borne by the Government of India. There are eight regional offices to run these Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas established in all the 28 states and seven union territories of the country.
Lateral Entry in Class IX: In Navodaya Vidyalayas, students are admitted in class IX apart from VI. For this, Lateral Entry Selection Test (LEST) is conducted, in which students studying in class VIII can apply. Similarly, there are admissions for the eleventh also. But these admissions are done on the basis of marks and other prescribed standards of the students who have passed 10th class from a recognized school. These Lateral Entry Tests are based on the dropout/vacated seats in the school. There is no separate seat for this.
Applications invited for admission in IX: Online application has been sought for admission to vacant seats in class IX for the session 2022-23 in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas. Interested students can apply for this till 31 October 2021.
Educational Qualification: Students who have studied class VIII in government/government aided schools in the academic session 2021-2022 are eligible to apply. But this application should be for the same district where the students are studying and want admission in Navodaya Vidyalaya located there.
Age Limit: The student seeking admission must have been born between 1st May, 2006 to 30th April, 2010.
Date of Selection Test: 9th April, 2022
How to Apply: For detailed information and application about this, visit the website (www.navodaya.gov.in) or you can contact the Principal of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya of the concerned district.