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Admission open at Navodaya Schools

Dr.Rajoo Krishnan

Thiruvananthapuram: Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti, Ministry of Human Resource Development Department of School Education & Literacy, Government of India, located at B-15, Sector 62, Institutional Area, Noida, G.B. Nagar, U.P-20130 has invited applications for the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection Test (JNVST) - 2015, for Class VI.At present, there are 588 Vidyalayas functioning in States and Union Territories. A maximum of eighty students are admitted in Class VI in each Vidyalaya, through a selection test subject to availability of suitable candidates.

Age: Applicant must not have been born before 01-05-2002 and after 30-04-2006. This will apply to candidates of all categories, including those belonging to the Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs).Class of study: Applicant must be studying in Class-V for the whole of the academic session 2014-15 in a Government/Government aided or other recognized schools or ‘B’ certificate competency course of National Institute of Open Schooling in the same district where he/she is seeking admission. Schools where students have obtained ‘B’ certificate under National Institute of Open Schooling should have accreditation of NIOS. Admission to Class-VI in Navodaya VIdyalaya in 2015-16 will be subject to the condition that he/she successfully completes Class-V in the session 2014-15.

A Candidate claiming admission under rural quota must have studied and passed classes III, IV and V from a Govt. / Govt. aided / recognized school spending one full academic session each year in a school located in rural area.

Candidates, who will be passing ‘B’ certificate competency course of National Institute of Open Schooling on or before 30th September, 2014 are also eligible to write admission test provided they are in the prescribed age group. The forms of such candidates will be verified by DEO/DIOS. The rural status of a child from National Institute of Open Schooling will be decided on the basis of a certificate to be issued by Tehsildar/District Magistrate of the District indicating that the child has been residing in rural areas for the last three years. Students studying under the above scheme from urban and notified areas are not eligible for obtaining seat in rural quota.

A Candidate who has not been promoted and admitted to Class-V before 30th September, 2014 is not eligible to apply. No candidate is eligible to appear in the selection test second time.

Reservation of Seats: At least 75% of the seats in a district are filled by candidates selected from rural areas and remaining seats are filled from urban areas of the district. Reservation of seats in favour of children belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes is provided in proportion to their population in the concerned district provided that no district, such reservation will be less than the national average (15% for SC and 7.5% for ST) but subject to maximum of 50% for both the categories (SC & ST) taken together. These reservations are interchangeable and over and above the candidates selected under open merit. One third of the total seats are filled up by girls. There is a provision for reservation of 3% seats for disabled children (i.e. Orthopedically Handicapped, Hearing Impaired and Visually Handicapped). Details can be had from the Prospectus.

A candidate seeking admission under the rural quota must have studied in Classes-III, IV and V completing full academic session from the recognized school(s) located in rural areas. Candidates studying under the National Institute of Open Schooling should produce their rural status certificate issued by District Magistrate/ Tehsildar/Block Development Officer.

A Candidate who has studied in a school located in an urban area even for a single day of session in Class-III, IV and V will be considered as an urban candidate. Urban areas are those which are so defined in 2001 census or through a subsequent Government Notification. All other areas will be considered as rural.

Students of a JNV located in Hindi speaking State may have to be migrated to another JNV in Non-Hindi Speaking State and vice-versa for one academic year when the students are promoted to Class IX. In case of refusal from the students selected for migration, continuation of such students in JNV will not be allowed.Children selected on the basis of the Test will be admitted only in the JNV located in the district from where they are appearing at the JNVST. Under no circumstances, the selected candidate will be given admission to any other JNV. No request for shifting of students on account of medium of instruction in the JNV concerned, shifting of parents/guardians to other district(s) State(s) etc. will be entertained.

Candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs) will have to produce a certificate of the Caste/Tribe at the time of seeking admission, if selected. Such certificate should be procured from the competent authority before 15th July, of the year of seeking admission so that it may be submitted to the Principal of concerned JNV at the time of admission.

Candidates belonging to the disabled category (Orthopedically Handicapped, Hearing Impaired and Visually Handicapped) if selected will have to produce a medical certificate signed by Chief Medical Officer of the District concerned at the time of admission. Candidates belonging to the disabled category (Orthopedically Handicapped, Hearing Impaired and Visually Handicapped) can seek admission in the district in which they are studying in Class V on regular basis at the time of applying for JNVST or their native district where his/her parents are residing.Only the candidates from the district concerned where the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya has been opened are eligible to apply for admission. However, the district where JNV is opened and is bifurcated at a later date, the old boundaries of the district are considered for the purpose of eligibility for admission into JNVST, in case a new Vidyalaya has not started in newly bifurcated district as yet.

The parents of the children who qualify the Selection Test will have to submit (i) Affidavit/Residence Certificate in prescribed Performa in addition to other documents demanded by the concerned Vidyalaya (ii) For candidates seeking admission under rural quota, the parents will also have to submit an affidavit to the effect that the child is studying in an Institute located in a notified rural area and that they are residing in a notified rural area, at the time of admission.

Selection Test date: Selection will be based on Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection Test-2015 will be held on 7th February, 2015 (Saturday) at 11.30 am in the State of Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, West Bengal (except Darjeelin0g) Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh (except Chamba, Kinnaur, Mandi, Sirmour, Kullu, Lahaul & Spiti and Shimla Districts), Jharkhand, Kerala, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tripura, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Delhi, Arunachal Pradesh (except Tawang District), Union Territories of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Chandigarh, Dadar & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu, Lakshadweep and Pondicherry, on 11th April, 2015 (Saturday), at 11.30 am in the States of Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim ,Jammu and Kashmir (except Leh & Kargil) and in the District of Tawang of Arunachal Pradesh, in the Districts of Chamba, Sirmour, Kullu, Kinnaur, Mandi, Shimla of Himachal Pradesh, in the District of Darjeeling of West Bengal & the 6th June, 2015 (Saturday), at 11.30 am in the Districts of Leh, Kargil of J&K State and in the District of Lahaul & Spiti of Himachal Pradesh State.

A candidate has to appear for the selection test at the examination centre allotted to him/her as indicated on the Admit Card. No request for change of centre will be entertained.Language of Examination: The language/medium of the examination for the candidate will be the medium through which the candidate is studying in Class-V. A candidate will be given a test booklet in the language he/she has mentioned in the application form and admit card. The test booklet is available in Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, English, Garo, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Khasi, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Mizo, Oriya, Punjabi, Sindhi (Arabic), Sindhi (Devnagri), Tamil, Telugu, Urdu and Nepali.

Test Pattern: The selection test will be of two-hour duration and will have 3 sections with only objective type questions. There are 100 questions in all of 100 marks. Each question carries one mark. The type of test, Number of questions, marks and duration are as follows. Mental ability Test- 50 questions, 50 marks, 60 minutes; Arithmetic Test-25,25, 30 minutes and Language Test- 25, 25, 30 minutes. A single test booklet comprising of the 3 sections will be given to each candidate. A separate Answer sheet will be provided. Candidates are required to indicate their answers at an appropriate place on the answer sheet itself. The Answer sheet will be of intelligence Character Recognition (ICR)/Optical Character Recognition (OCR) Sheet. A copy of specimen Answer Sheet is enclosed with the Prospectus. Only Blue/Black Ball Point Pen is to be used to write on the answer sheet. Candidates should bring their own ballpoint pens. Use of pencil is strictly prohibited. For each question, there are four probable answers, out of which only one is correct. The candidate is required to select correct answer and indicate correct corresponding number (1, 2, 3, 4) given against the probable answers on the answer sheet. No change in the answer once written is allowed. Overwriting, cutting and erasing on the Answer Sheet is also not allowed. One mark will be given for every correct answer. No negative marking will be done. Detailed instructions and pattern of the questions are available in the Prospectus.

Application: Application has to be submitted in the prescribed application form, attached with the Prospectus which is available free of cost from, Block Education Officer (BEO), District Education Officer (DEO), Headmaster of any Govt. / Govt. aided / Recognized Accredited Institute / Centre of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan / NIOS where he/she is studying and Principal, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya. In case of non-availability of JNVST prescribed Application Form from these locations, one may copy the format of Application Form on plain paper (preferably 21cm x 30cm) from the website http://www.navodaya.nic.in or from the newspaper advertisement and apply on it.

Duly filled in application form signed by the Head of the recognized school/Special Education Scheme (Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan) where the child is studying in Class-V, must reach the Block Education Officer latest by 31st October 2014. Candidates may get the acknowledgement from the BEO at the time of submission of Application Form.

Admit Card: Admit Cards, duly prepared by the Principal, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya will be issued to the candidates through the office of the Block Education Officer. Candidates, who do not receive their Admit cards, one week before the JNVST should immediately contact to Principal, JNV/BEO/DEO for the same.Result: The result of JNV Selection Test 2015 is expected to be announced by end of May, 2015. It will be displayed in the offices of the concerned (i) Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (ii) District Education Officer (iii) District Magistrate (iv) Deputy Commissioner, Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti of the Region. The Principal, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya concerned, will also inform the selected candidates through registered post. The result will also be displayed on website of the Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti, http://www.navodaya.nic.in.Marks obtained by candidates (both selected and unselected) in the test are not communicated. There is no provision for re-evaluation of the answer scripts or re-totaling of marks.

For more details, visit http://www.navodaya.nic.in

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