Admission test for Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas for the session 2020-21 was held smoothly in 8252 centres covering 561 districts today. Admission in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs) is done at Class VI through Selection Test every year. This is one of the biggest examinations conducted for the selection of students, predominantly from rural areas. Applicant seat ratio for the session 2020-21 is 63:1. For admission to 48000 seats in Class VI for the session 2020-21, 3046506 candidates, including 46.19% Girls, 19.05% SC, 29.23% ST and 83.91% rural candidates, registered through online mode. In the same test, last year 3010710 candidates had registered out of which 45.2% Girls, 18.13% SC, 27.42% ST and 81.26% were rural candidates.
As per the admission policy at least 75% of the seats in a district are filled by candidates selected from rural areas at Block level and remaining seats are filled from open merit 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 district concerned provided that in 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. Minimum 33% of the total seats are filled by girls. There is a provision for reservation for divyang children (i.e. Orthopedically Handicapped, Hearing Impaired and Visually Handicapped) as per GOI norms. The NVS system has successfully served the purpose of deprived section of the population. At present around 40% students are girls. In case of SC and ST, it is presently around 44% of total student strength. Last year around 93% of admitted candidates were rural students.