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JNVST 2019 or Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection Test will be held for admission to all the JNVs located across India. JNVST will be held in a pen-paper based mode. Every year, JNVST exam is being held on three different dates i.e. for Summer Bound JNVs, the test is being held in the month of February. JNVST exam for Winter Bound JNVs is held in the month of April while for the Winter Bound JNVs, the test is held in June. Likewise, the NVS admit card will be available on different dates. However, last year, JNVST exam was held on a single date all across India.

JNVST 2019 Application form will be available online and a link to access the same will be provided on this page. The JNVST exam 2019 will be held in 21 different languages and candidates can opt for the choice of language while filling the JNVST application form. As per the JNVST 2019 exam pattern, the question booklet will contain 100 Multiple Choice Questions. Students will be allotted 2 hours to complete the test. The questions in the JNV Selection Test will be based on topics like Mental Ability, Arithematic and Language. Go through this page for complete details on JNVST 2019 exam, dates, application, exam pattern, syllabus, etc.

JNVST 2019 - Exam Date, Last Date

The schedule for JNVST are yet to be announced, however, students can check the list of JNVST 2019 dates provided below. These JNVST exam dates 2019 are prepared on the basis of previous year’s schedule -



Issuance of JNVST application form

Second week of October 2018

NVS Online application form Last Date

Last week of November 2018

JNVST 2019 Exam Date (Summer Bound Regions)

Second week of February 2019

JNVST 2019 Exam Date ( Winter Bound Regions)

Second week of April 2019

JNVST 2019 Exam Date (Extreme Winter Bound Region)

Second week of June 2019


Note: Last year, due to some administrative reasons, the exam for all the states and districts was held in one single day i.e. on 21 April 2018.

JNVST 2019 - Division of States in regions

JNV Selection Test is for Jawahar Novodaya Vidyalaya admission and the JNVST will be conducted in all states throughout India. The JNVST Exam is conducted on 3 dates. Most of the states lie in the Summer Bound Region and the exam for these states is conducted in February. For the Winter Bound States, the exam is conducted in April. For the Extreme Winter Bound States, the exam is held in June. 

The JNV Selection Test is conducted for young kids of Class 5 so weather conditions are taken into account while deciding the JNV Exam Date.

Region States
Summer Bound Regions  Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh
(except Dibang Valley & Tawang Districts), Bihar,
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, & West Bengal (except Darjeeling),
Union Territories of Andaman & Nicobar Islands,
Chandigarh, Dadar & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu,
Delhi, Lakshadweep and Puducherry
Winter Bound Jammu and Kashmir (except Leh, Kargil & Doda),
Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Uttrakhand
and in the Districts of Dibang Valley and Tawang
of Arunachal Pradesh, in the Districts of Chamba,
Kullu, Mandi, Sirmour of Himachal Pradesh, in the
District of Darjeeling of West Bengal
Extreme Winter Bound

Districts of Leh, Kargil & Doda of J&K State
District of Kinnaur, Shimla and Lahaul & 
Spiti of Himachal Pradesh State


JNVST 2019 - Eligibility Criteria

It is necessary for students to make sure that they fulfil the eligibility to appear for JNVST exam 2019. Check the JNVST 2019 eligibility norms from the points given below -

  • Students must have completed Class 5 from a govt. school
  • Also, students who have appeared and will be promoted to Class 5 on or before 30 November 2018
  • Candidates who have obtained the ‘B’ certificate competency course of National Institute of Open Schooling are also eligible for JNVST 2019 exam
  • Applicants must belong to that particular district only where the NVS is located
  • Age of a child must be between 9 to 13 years and must be born between 1 May 2006 and 30 April 2010

JNVST 2019: 75% Admission to Rural candidates

For students who have studied in Class 3, 4 and 5 in Government schools located in rural areas are entitled to at least 75% of the seats in a particular NVS of the district. For students who have studied under the schemes of National Institute of Open Schooling are required to produce a certificate supporting their rural status issued by the District Magistrate/Tehsildar/Block Development Officer.

JNVST 2019 Application Form

The JNVST application form will be available online only. Candidates are required to fill in the JNVST exam certificate and the online application form, and submit the same before the end date. Some important points while filling the JNVST online application form are -

  • Students are advised to carefully fill the date of birth as per the prescribed range i.e. 1 May 2006 to 30 April 2010 schooling in Classes III, IV and V from a recognized Government, Government aided or NIOS
  • The self-declaration certificate is to be uploaded with the online application form and candidates are required to enter the details about their caste or category carefully
  • The age of the students must be entered in digits as well as in words
  • Only the permanent identification marks that can be clearly identified are required to be mentioned
  • The signatures of both the candidate and his/her father or guardian are to be uploaded in the JNVST exam application form
  • After filling the online NVS application form, students must submit it to the office of Common Service Centre

JNVST Online Form

Along with the JNVST application form, candidates are also required to submit the necessary certificates to support their candidature. In case of any mismatch in the entered details will lead to cancellation of the candidature.

As per the Memorandum of Understanding, the Common Service Centre will be charging Rs. 35, which is the service charge to upload the JNVST application form per candidate.

Read Step by Step Procedure to Fill Navodaya Online Application

JNVST 2019 Exam Pattern

Candidates can appear for the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection Test in 21 different languages. In the JNVST exam application form, candidates are required to mention the language in which they want to appear for the test.

  • JNVST exam will be held in a pen-paper based mode
  • JNVST Question Paper will contain a total of 100 questions.
  • Each question will carry 1 mark
  • JNVST Exam Duration - Candidates will be allotted 2 hours.
  • Each section will have four options, out of which only will be correct.
  • There is no negative marking in JNVST 2019.

JNVST 2019 Question Paper Sections

The questions will be divided among three sections, which are - Mental Ability Test, Arithmetic Test, and Language Test. To know more about the exam pattern of JNVST exam 2019, check the table below 


 No. of Questions

Total Marks

Time Allotted

Mental ability Test



60 Minutes

Arithmetic Test



30 Minutes

Language Test



30 Minutes




2 Hours


JNVST 2019 Syllabus

It is mandatory for the aspirants to be familiar with the syllabus of JNVST 2019. The JNVST syllabus will help aspirants to understand the topics on which the questions will be based. Also, getting familiar with the syllabus of JNVST exam will help students to avoid wasting time on unnecessary topics. The following are the topics that will comprise of JNVST 2019 exam syllabus -

  • Mental Ability Test: Odd-Man Out, Figure Matching, Pattern Completion, Figure Series Completion, Analogy, Geometrical Figure Completion (Triangle, Square, Circle), Mirror Imaging, PUNCHED HOLD PATTERN – Folding/Unfolding Space Visualization, Embedded Visualization
  • Language Test: Here, the questions will be based on the provided Reading Comprehension Passages. There will be a total of three RC passages
  • Arithmetic Test: The number and numeric system, Four fundamental operations on the whole number, The fractional number and four fundamental operations on them, Factors and multiple including their properties, LCM and HCF of numbers, Decimals and fundamental operations on them, Conversion of fractions to decimals and vice-versa, Applications of the number in measure length, mass, capacity, time, money etc,  Distance, time and speed, Approximation of expressions, Simplification of Numerical Expressions, Percentage and its applications, Profit and loss, Simple interest, Perimeter, area and volume

JNVST 2019 - Exam Day Guidelines

On the day of the test, students must make sure that they don't miss any particular detail or make mistakes. Therefore, they are advised to follow the exam day guidelines for JNVST 2019, before they appear for the test -

  • Candidates must read the instructions given on the question booklet cover and on the top of sections (if provided)
  • They must make sure that the language of the JNVST question booklet is same as the one that they have opted for
  • There are 100 questions and candidates are allotted 120 minutes to complete the test. Therefore, they are advised to spend not more than a minute per question
  • There will be no break in between the complete JNVST exam duration
  • There are sectional qualifying marks i.e. candidates are required to score the minimum marks in every section to pass the test

JNVST Question Papers

Once candidates are familiar with the familiar with the test structure and syllabus of JNVST 2019, then they can start solving the sample papers. These sample papers are available online and offline and can be downloaded online. For the convenience of candidates, a link to download JNVST sample paper is provided on this page below.

Click here to download Sample JNVST Question Paper

Students are advised to carefully go through the instructions before solving the Sample JNVST Question Paper. Also, while solving the JNVST question paper, candidates must make sure that they complete the entire paper within two hours i.e. the duration of the test. Solving the JNVST question papers will help aspirants to have a better understanding of the paper pattern and the distribution of the weightage of questions.

JNVST Question Papers - To be available in the following languages

The following are the languages, in which JNVST will be held -












Sindhi (Arabic)



Sindhi (Devnagri)








JNVST 2019 Answer Key

Soon after the conduct of JNVST 2019 exam, the various coaching institutes will be conducting JNVST answer key 2019. These answer key of JNVST exam will contain the correct answers to all the questions asked in the test. Within a few days after the JNVST exam, the official JNVST answer key will be available online.

Students are advised to download the JNVST answer key and start comparing the keys against their responses. However, candidates must note that while downloading the JNVST 2019 answer key, they must check the Set of their question paper and the answer key. With the help of the answer key of JNVST 2019, students can estimate their scores by adding 1 mark for each correct match and none for the incorrect match.

JNVST 2019 Admit Card

The office of the Common Service Centre will be issuing the JNVST admit card 2019. Only the aspirants who have successfully submitted the JNVST 2019 application form will be issued the admit card. To access the JNVST exam admit card, candidates are required to pay the Common Service Centre Rs. 10 and in return, the centre will download the admit card.

The JNVST admit card 2019 will be available online on different schedules for the different JNVs located in different regions. The JNVST admit card is an important document and on the day of the test, candidates are required to carry the same to the test centre. Also, they are advised to keep the JNVST admit card safe until the conclusion of the admission rounds.

JNVST 2019 Result

The result of JNVST 2019 will be available on the offices of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, District Education Officer, Magistrate, Deputy Commissioner, Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti of the Region. Also, the Principal’s office of the concerned JNV will inform the selected candidates via post. Also, the JNVST result 2019 will be available online on the official website of JNVST. Once the result is announced, no request for rechecking of the answer scripts will be entertained. Candidates must note that the admission will be allotted only to the JNV located in the district from where they are appearing. The shortlisted candidates are required to appear for the admission rounds along with all the necessary documents.

JNVST 2019 Counselling

As mentioned above, the list of candidates shortlisted for the JNVST counselling rounds will be available at the offices of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, District Education Officer, District Magistrate, Deputy Commissioner, Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti of the Region. However, one must remember that getting selected in the examination does not mean that the candidate is admitted. These shortlisted candidates are required to visit the designated Navodaya Samiti of the region along with all the relevant certificates. Only after the candidates submit and produce all the necessary certificates, admission of the candidate will be considered. One must note that the selection is still provisional until the conclusion of the admission process.

JNVST 2019 - FAQs

Some of the frequently asked questions regarding JNVST 2019 admission are as follows -

Q. How many Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas are there in India?

Ans. At present, there are a total of 598 JNVs located in 28 different States and 7 Union Territories across India.

Q. Are all of the JNVs are residential schools?

Ans. Yes, all the JNVs are residential, which is free along with the education. Although from Class 9 and 12 students, a nominal fee of Rs. 600 is being collected per month. But for students from SC/ST community, Girl students, Divyang and BPL, no fee is being collected.

Q. Are candidates from urban areas eligible to apply for JNVST 2019?

Ans. Yes, they are eligible to apply, provided they belong from the same district.

Q. Are there any reservation criteria for JNVST Admission 2019?

Ans. Yes, there are reservation norms that JNVs follow. Seats are reserved for students applying under SC and ST category. Out of the total reserved seats, the reservation norms are as follows -

  • Rural Area Students: 75 percent
  • Urban Students: 25 percent
  • Girl Students: 33 percent
  • Differently Abled: 3 percent

In case of any doubt regarding JNVST 2019, write in the comments section below.

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