About JNVST 2020

Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS) conducted Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection Test (JNVST) for class 6 and 9 admissions, every year. The JNVST Class 6th 2020 Registrations has been commenced on July 1, 2019. Students & their parents can apply till September 15, 2019. JNVST registration for class 9 will be commenced shortly. Students could apply for JNVST 2019 in online mode only.

  • JNVST online forms for Class 6th & Class 9th will be released separately.
  • The exam is held for admissions in 629 Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas across the country. 
  • Students studying in the preceding class could apply for admission to the next class, provided they fulfill all the eligibility norms. 
  • Students in class 6th are tested in the Mental ability test, Arithmetic, and Language test and those in class 9th are tested for English, Hindi, Maths, and Science. 
  • JNV Selection Test for admission session 2020-21 will be held in two phases in pen and paper mode.
  • The final selection list will be uploaded on the official website in PDF format as JNVST Result.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be granted admission to the Navodaya Vidhyalayas
Exam level: Matriculate
Frequency: 2 times a year
Languages English, Hindi
Conducting Body: Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti
JNVST Class 6 - Duration 2 Hours +1 More

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JNVST 2020 Important Dates

01 Jul, 2019 - 15 Sep, 2019 JNVST Class 6 - Application | Mode: Online
01 Dec, 2019 - 11 Jan, 2020 JNVST Class 6 - Admit Card - Phase 1 Admit Card | Mode: Online
11 Jan, 2020 JNVST Class 6 - Exam - Phase 1 Exam Date | Mode: Offline
01 Mar, 2020 (Tentative) JNVST Class 6 - Result - Phase 1 Result | Mode: Online
01 Mar, 2020 - 11 Apr, 2020 JNVST Class 6 - Admit Card - Phase 2 Admit Card | Mode: Online
11 Apr, 2020 JNVST Class 6 - Exam - Phase 2 Exam Date | Mode: Offline
01 May, 2020 (Tentative) JNVST Class 6 - Result - Phase 2 Result | Mode: Online

JNVST 2020 Eligibility Criteria

JNVST Class 6 Eligibility Criteria

To apply for JNVST Class 6th Admission 2020-21, students have to fulfill the eligibility criteria- 

  • Only students belonging to the district where the particular Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya is located are eligible to apply for admission.
  • Students of all categories including SC and ST must be born between May 1, 2007 to April 30, 2011. 
  • Students applying for admission to class VI via JNVST 2020 must be currently enrolled in Class V in a government, government aided/ any other recognised school or pursuing a ‘B’ certificate competency course of National Institute of Open Schooling in the same district.
  • Applicants must clear 5th standard final exam in the present academic session.
  • Students claiming admission under rural quota must have studied from classes 3 to 5 in a government/ government aided/ recognized school located in a rural area. 
  • A candidate will be eligible to appear for JNVST only once.

JNVST Class 9 Eligibility Criteria

The following eligibility criteria have been specified by NVS for students applying for JNVST class 9 admission: 

  • Candidates studying in class 8 during the current academic session in government/government recognised schools are eligible to apply for JNV class 9 admission.
  • Applicant must be residents of the same district where the particular Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya that they applied for is functioning.
  • Students appearing for JNVST must pass the final exam of class 8.
  • Students seeking admission to JNV class 9 must be between 11 to 15 years of age. Candidates of all categories must have been born between May 1, 2004 to April 30, 2008.

JNVST 2020 Application Process

Mode of Application : Online

JNVST Class 6 Application Details

The application form for class 6 JNV selection test is processed through the Common Service Centre of Ministry of IT, Government of India. JNVST class 6 application form 2020 can be filled online and the application fee for the same is Rs. 35. Students who appear for the test to get shortlisted for the document verification round. Students need to produce proof of residence, age, academic qualification etc. during the verification round. There will be common service centres which candidates have to visit accompanied by their parents. They have to carry the eligibility certificate, filled and signed by the head of the institute they are studying in. The required format of the certificate is uploaded to the school’s official website. Candidates who qualify JNVST 2020 should submit the following documents during admission:

Documents Required for JNVST Admission 2020




Residence Certificate in the prescribed format


Proof of birth date 


Proof of eligibility as per the conditions of JNVs


For admission under rural quota - certificate verifying that the child had studied in an institution based in a notified rural area.


Other documents specified by the particular JNV.

JNVST Class 9 Application Details

Candidates could fill JNVST application form for class 9 online. The form need to be submitted after reviewing all the details furnished along with the required documents. Alongside, upload the recent passport sized photograph while filling JNVST 2020 application form class IX. Students can follow the steps given below in order to fill JNV class 9th admission form 2020:

Step 1: Click on the link to fill JNVST 9th application form 2020

Step 2: Fill in personal details in the form and upload your passport size photo in the provided space. 

Step 3: Enter academic details in JNVST admission form.

Step 4: Upload candidate's and parent's signature in the form. 

Step 5: After filling the form, preview the details filled and submit it. 

Step 6: Take a printout of the filled application form and retain it for future reference.

JNVST 2020 Syllabus

JNVST Class 6 Syllabus

Mental ability test
Arithmetic test
Language test

JNVST Class 9 Syllabus

Comprehension (unseen passage)
Word and sentence
Structure spelling
Rearranging jumbled words
Use of degrees of comparison
Modal auxiliaries
Use of prepositions
Tense forms
Reported speech
General science
Material I
Material II
Living/ non living
Chemical effects of electric current
Natural phenomena
Solar system
Rational numbers
Squares and square roots
Cubes and cube roots
Exponents and powers
Direct and inverse proportions
Comparing quantities (percentage, profit and loss, discount. simple and compound interest)
Algebraic expressions and identities including factorization
Linear equations in one variable
Understanding quadrilaterals (parallelogram, rhombus, rectangle, square, kite)
Data Handling (Bar graph, pie chart, organizing data, probability)

JNVST 2020 Preparation Tips

JNVST Class 6 Preparation Tips


The following JNV Selection Test for class 6th preparation tips can help you prepare in a more organized manner and clear the exam with ease:

1. Since most of the questions asked in JNVST Class 6th 2020 will be from Mental Ability Test (MAT), prepare very well for that section. Preparing for MAT doesn't require memorising facts and is one of the most scoring sections. There are several mental ability tests available online on the Internet and taking them will enhance your analytical ability and understanding.

2. The Arithmetic Test (AT) tests students basic knowledge in arithmetic and for this section, students must go through JNVST syllabus for class VI. Ensure that you cover all topics given in the syllabus and keep notes of formulas you come across. This will make the revision time more effective. 

3. The language tests a student's grammar and writing skills. Besides, there will be three passages from which questions will be asked. Read more books to enhance your reading skills and go through the best books for grammar and composition, for example, English Grammar and Composition by Wren & Martin for English. To analyse what you have already learnt, take language tests available online.

4. Practice sample papers and previous years question papers. Revise all you have learnt up to the current academic standard which will help you build on whatever you have already learnt. In case of any difficulty regarding any topic, get in touch with your teachers.

JNVST Class 9 Preparation Tips


JNVST 2020 exam for class 9 comprises questions from Mathematics, General Science, English and Hindi. The following tips might come handy for students who are preparing for the admission entrance test:

1. Make your concepts and formulas of Maths till the class 8 clear. This section consists of 35 marks and scoring well in it means higher chances of getting through the exam. Pay attention to topics such as rational numbers, squares and squares roots, cubes and cube roots and exponents and powers. 

2. Just like Maths, the General Science section too carries 35 marks and is another very important section in the JNVST question paper. Pay a lot of importance to sections such as living/ non-living, cell structure and function and reproduction. Clear the basic concepts till class 8th level and you will definitely do well.

3. In English, students will be asked questions from unseen passages, word and sentence structure, spelling and they will also be asked to rearrange jumbled words. For this, students are advised to do a lot of reading and also get their grammar concepts clear. A book such as English grammar and comprehension by Wren and Martin should of great help for this section. The same applies to the Hindi language section. 

4. Download and solve JNVST question papers and sample papers available online. Apart from the NCERT textbooks and other school textbooks, you can also take help of reference book and model papers to prepare more effectively. Revise all that you have learnt as revision, for every exam, is the key to success.

JNVST 2020 Exam Pattern

JNVST Class 6 Exam Pattern

JNVST class 6 exam pattern consists of information about the question paper such as sections covered, distribution of marks, total marks, weightage per section and so on. Going through the exam pattern of JNVST 6th will help students plan a proper preparation strategy and ace the exam. As per JNVST paper pattern 2020, there will be four sections for the class 6 exam and all questions in the exam will be multiple choice questions, each carrying 1 mark. More details have been given below:

JNVST 2020 for Class VI Exam Pattern

Topics in class 6 JNVST

Number of questions



Mental Ability Test



2 Hours




Language Test






JNVST Class 9 Exam Pattern

As per JNVST exam pattern for class 9, the exam will be held for 2 and a half hours. Divyang category students or students with special needs will be allowed 30 minutes extra to take the test. OMR sheets will be provided for answering the 1 mark multiple choice questions and the medium of the language will be English/Hindi. The difficulty level of the paper will be of the 7th standard syllabus. More details on JNVST exam pattern have been given below:

JNVST Exam Pattern for Class 9 


















  • Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti will release the admit card for Class 6th & 9th in online mode. 
  • Students who have applied for JNV Selection Test 2020 will be able to download the admit card from navodaya.gov.in.
  • The JNVST admit card will contain the candidates' details and the exam center, date & time.
  • No candidates will be allowed to enter the exam premises without the admit card.

JNVST Class 6 Admit Card

JNVST admit card 2020 for class 6 will be issued in two phases, Phase 1 & Phase 2 for all the applicants. The phase 1 admit card will be released on December 1, 2019, and Phase 2 admit card will be available from March 1, 2019. 

  • Students can download the JNVST hall ticket from the official website of NVS. 
  • JNVST admit card comprises details such as information about the candidate, the schedule of exam and venue of the test. 
  • Students are advised to read all the instructions given on the admit card to avoid hassles on the day of JNVST 2020 exam. 
  • No student will be allowed to appear for the exam upon failing to produce the admit card in front of the invigilator.

JNVST Class 9 Admit Card

  • JNVST 2020 admit card for class 9 admission will be issued online in the first week of January 2020 for candidates who have submitted the application form successfully and whose forms are accepted by the conducting body. 
  • Students can download the admit card using the required credentials. 
  • JNVST 2020 hall ticket will comprise details like the test taker’s name, roll number, exam date and time, details about the exam venue and so on. 
  • The examination authority does not allow candidates who fail to produce JNVST admit card to appear for the exam. It is, therefore, important for candidates to carry the admit card along with them on exam day. 
  • Along with JNVST class 9 admit card, students are also required to carry a valid proof of identity to the examination hall.

Documents Required at Exam

  • Admit Card
  • Identity Card
  • Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti declares the result of JNVST for class 6 and 9. 
  • The result is published in the form of a selection list of candidates in PDF format.
  • JNVST Result 2020 consists of a candidate’s name, roll number, category, gender, district and area, date of birth etc. 
  • Students have to go through the selection list to check their names on the list.
  • Candidates have to download the pdf file and keep it safe till the admission process concludes. 
  • Selected candidates have to submit the given documents to complete the admission process after the result announcement.

JNVST 2020 Admission Process 

  • After the declaration of JNVST results 2020, the parents of selected students have to download the forms to be submitted for verification of documents. 
  • The form will be available online on the schools’ official websites. 
  • Fill the required details, paste recent passport-sized photographs and attach xerox copies of required documents with the form. 
  • Special/reserved category candidates have to attach proof of reservation/ disability along with the form and submit it to the school’s principal before the deadline. 
  • After this, a student is granted admission to their respective Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas.

JNVST 2020 Selection Process

JNVST Class 6 Selection Process

Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti will declare the phase 1 result in March 2020 and phase 2 result in May 2020 for Class 6th admission test. The result will be released region-wise in form of merit list in PDF format. 

  • After the declaration of JNVST Class 6th result, selected students have to submit a filled application form along with the required documents to the school principal. 
  • While filling the form, they have to paste a recent passport-sized photograph. 
  • After the documents are verified, the school will release a list of students whose admissions are finally confirmed, consisting of their names, categories, and dates of birth.

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