admission on the basis of Merit
Navodaya Vidyalayas draw their strength from talented children, selected
on the basis of merit test, called the Jawahar Navodaya Selection Test,
designed, developed and conducted by NCERT initially now, by the CBSE.
The test is held annually on All India basis at block and district
levels. It is objective, culture-free class neutral and is so designed
as to ensure that rural children are not at a disadvantage.
for Rural, S.C., S.T. and Girl Students Admission is predominantly for children from the rural areas, with a
provision of 75%. Reservation seats are reserved fro children from the
SC and ST communities in proportion to their population in the district
but not less that the national average. 1/3rd of the seats are for girl
students. 3% of the seats are for disabled children.
Residential Secondary Schools with Free Education
Navodaya Vidyalayas offer free education from Class- VI to Classes XII
and are affiliated to the CBSE. Entry to a Navodaya Vidyalaya is in
Class-VI only. Each Navodaya Vidyalaya is a co-educational residential
institution providing free of charge amenities like boarding and
lodging, expenses on uniforms, text books, stationery, to and fro rail
and bus fare.
to Three Language Formula
The Regional Language is generally the medium of instruction from Class
VI to VIII and from IXth class onwards it is English/ Hindi.
of National Integration
Navodaya Vidyalayas aim at inculcating values of national integration
through special programmes of migration which is scheme of inter
regional exchange of students for one academic year between Hindi and
Non-Hindi speaking states and vice-versa. Efforts are made to promote
understanding of the diversity and plurality of Indian people & cultural
heritage through activities that promote national integration.
Location, Cost free land State Govt. Navodaya Vidyalayas are located as far as possible in rural areas. The
State Govt. is to offer cost free land and rent free temporary buildings
for the setting up of Navodaya Vidyalaya.