Class 9 JNVST 2024, apply for Navodaya 9th class entrance exam at at

Navodaya 9th Class Entrance Test 2024 or JNV 9th Class Entrance Test 2024 (9th Class JNVST 2024) notification has been released on its official website, region wise.

Students who are studying 8th class are eligible to apply for the 9th Class Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti Entrance Test.

Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti Region invites online applications from the eligible candidates for admission to Class IX of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas of the District, against the vacant seats, which are likely to be available during the academic year 2024-2024. 

Every year 9th Class JNVST 2024 would be conducted for NVS Class 9 Admissions. The online application process for Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti class 9 lateral entry admissions against vacant seats for the session 2024-25 has begun.

Aspirants can apply online for the 9th Class Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection Test (JNVST) 2024 at or

The JNV selection test for admission to Class 9th will be conducted on the notified date in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya of concerned district/ any other centre allotted by NVS.

Students who want to take admission in Class 9 can register through the official site of NVS at before the last date. 

Students will have to appear for Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection Test, JVNST soon after the registration process is concluded. Students who want to apply for the admission process can follow these simple steps given below to apply.

The admission is through an All India Test at 10.00 hrs. in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya of the district concerned. The medium of test is English/Hindi.

Result of the Selection Test will be notified in the Vidyalaya Notice Board as well as published in selected local newspapers. Selected candidates will also be intimated by post.

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Navodaya 9th Class Entrance Test 2024 for JNVS Class IX Admissions

Class 9 JNVST Exam Details

JNVSTClass 9 JNVST Exam Details
Ninth Class Lateral EntrySelection test is conducted nationwide to fill the vacant seats in the ninth class in Navodaya Vidyalayas.
EligibilityOnly eighth class students of the 2024-25 academic year in a government / government recognized school at present are eligible.
Age LimitStudent must have been born between 1 May 2007 and 30 April 2011
Selection ProcessAdmissions will be given to those who have achieved merit in the 9th Class entrance test.
JNVST Application Deadline15-11-2023
JNVST Exam Date10-02-2024
JNVST Written Test DetailsThere will be a written test for 100 marks in Objective mode with English, Hindi, Maths and Science subjects. Time duration is two and a half hours
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Class IX JNVST Exam Details

About of NVS: As envisaged in National Policy of Education (NEP), 1986, Govt. of India set co-educational residential institutions named Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas in 28 States and 07 UTs excluding Tamil Nadu. At present,  595  Vidyalayas are functional  in the country.

The main objective of these Vidyalayas is to provide quality modern education to the children predominantly from rural areas. Though the admission into these Vidyalayas is at VI class, it is intended to fill vacant seats with a lateral entry test at IX Class level.

Applications are invited for admission to Class IX of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas of the District, against the vacant seats, which are likely to be available during the academic year 2024-2024.

Eligibility Criteria for JNV Class 9 Admission:

  • Candidates from the concerned district where the respective JNV is situated can apply. The student should be born before May 1, 2006 and after April 30, 2010 (both dates inclusive).
  • Only those candidates who have studied in class VIII during the Academic Session 2022-2024 in one of the Govt./Govt. recognized schools of the district where the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya is functioning and where admission is sought.
  • Candidate appearing for the selection test must pass Class VIII in the academic session 2022-2024 from a Govt./Govt. recognized school in the district where he/she is seeking admission.
  • Candidates seeking admission must not have been born before 01.05.2006 and after 30.04.2010. This will apply to candidates of all categories including those belonging to SC/ST.
  • 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 is given.

Nature of the Entrance Test:

The test will be objective/descriptive type with 02 1/2 hours duration without any break. Centre for the examination will be Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya of the concerned district.

Navodaya 9th Class Entrance Exam Pattern: The selection test will be of two-hour duration and will have three sections. There will be 80 multiple-choice questions, together constituting of 100 marks.

  • English Subject: 15 Marks
  • Hindi Subject: 15 Marks
  • Maths Subject: 35 Marks
  • Science Subject: 35 Marks
  • TOTAL: 100 Marks

The test will be of objective type with 2 ½ hours duration without any break. Education in the JNV is free including board & lodging, uniform and textbooks, a sum of Rs.600/- per month is collected only from the students of Classes IX to XII towards Vidyalaya Vikas Nidhi.

However, students belonging to SC/ST categories, all Girl students and the students whose family income is below poverty line (BPL) are exempted.

In respect of wards of Government employees other than exempted category (Students of classes VI to VIII, all SC/ST & Girl students and wards of BPL families) Vikas Nidhi will be charged at Rs.1500/- per month or actual children education allowance received by the parent per month whichever is less. However, VVN shall not be less than Rs.600/- per student per month.

Documents needed for JNV admissions

  • Proof for date of birth
  • Proofs for eligibility as per the conditions of NVS
  • For candidates seeking admission under rural quota, certificate proving child had studied in an institution/school located in a rural area
  • Residence certificate in prescribed proforma in case of NIOS study only
  • Any other documents required

How to Apply for 9th Class JNVST?

Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya commences admission process for class 9. The Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) has invited applications for admissions to class 9. The online application process has started, and the candidates can apply online at

Interested applicants can apply at the official website, To be eligible for the admission, candidates will have to appear for Jawahar Navodya Vidyalaya Selection Test (JNVST).

Steps to apply for JNV Admission:

  • Visit the official website,
  • Click on the scrolling link ‘click here for registration – phase I’
  • Fill form, upload images
  • Make payment
  • Submit, take a print out of the form.
  • Direct Link to apply
  • Prospectus

Navodaya Admit Cards: Admit Card for appearing at the Selection Test will be issued to the candidates. If the candidate does not get the Admission Card, he/she must contact the office of the Principal of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya for obtaining the same.

Results of Selection Test: Result of the Selection Test will be notified in the Vidyalaya Notice Board as well as published in the website of JNVs concerned. Selected candidates will also be intimated by post.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

  1. What is eligibility criteria for NVS 9th Class Admission?

    Candidates who are studying Class 8th during the Academic Session 2023-24. Candidate appearing for the admission test must qualify/ pass Class 8th in the academic session. Candidate seeking admission must be born between 01.05.2007 and 30.04.2011 (both days inclusive)

  2. What is the age limit for NVS Class 9 admission?

    Navodaya Vidyalaya conducts a national level entrance examination i.e., Class 9 Jawaharlal Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection Test or Class 9 JNVST for securing admissions in JNV schools. The age limit to fill Jawahar Navodaya class 9 admission form 2023 is 12 to 14 years.

  3. How To Apply For Class 9 JNVST?

    Candidates need to visit the official website, Once you reach the official website NVS, click on the pop-up window for online application for lateral entry admission to class 9 against vacant seats. Then, NVS Class 9 Admission portal will be appeares. Now, click on new registration. Enter your details such as state, district, name, etc. Once registered and submitted the application form by uploading the required documents, pay the fees. Download the application form for future reference.

  4. When will NVS conduct Class 9 entrance test?

    The JNVST Class 9 or JNV selection test for admission to class 9 will be conducted on February 11, 2024 in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya of the concerned district or any other centre allotted by Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti.

  5. What is the last date to apply for NVS Class 9 admission?

    The last day to submit application forms for NVS class 9 admission is October 15.

  6. What is the selection process for NVS class 9 admission?

    The candidate has to score minimum qualifying marks as per NVS eligibility criteria in all four subjects i.e, mathematics, general science, English, Hindi. However, the merit list will be prepared on the basis of marks obtained in three subjects, Mathematics + General Science + One of the two languages in which the candidate has scored more marks.

  7. What is the exam pattern of Class 9 JNVST?

    The Class 9 JNVST examination will be 2.5 hours long and candidates with special needs will get an additional 50 minutes. The medium of examination will be either English or Hindi. The selection test will consist of questions from mathematics (35 marks), general science (35 marks), English (15 marks) and Hindi (15 marks). The exam will be for a total of 100 marks.
    Students will have to answer in an OMR sheet. The difficulty level of the test will be of class 8.

  8. Who can apply for Navodaya admission?

    Only those candidates who are bonafide residents and studying class 8 during the academic session 2022-23 in one of the government or government recognised schools of the district where the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya is functioning and where admission is sought, are eligible to apply for class 9.

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