Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs) are a system of alternate schools for gifted students in India. They are run by Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti, New Delhi, an autonomous organization under the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Education, Government of India, JNVs are fully residential and co-educational schools affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
For Rural Candidates
At least 75% of the seats in a district will be filled by candidates selected from rural areas and remaining seats will be filled from the urban areas of the district.
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) kicated ub rural areas.
Candidates studying under the schemes of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan and National Institute of Open Schooling should produce their rural status certificate issued by District Magistrate. Tehslldar/Block Development Officer.
For Urban Candidates
A Candidate who has studied in a school located in an urban area even for a single day of session in any 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.
Boys seeking admission in Class VI should be 10-11 yrs of age and for Class IX theyshould be aged 13-14 yrs as on 01 July in the year admission is being sought.