JNVST Exam Scheme


Language of the JNVST 2021 Examination

Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection Test is conducted in 21 languages. The test booklet is available in the following languages :

JNVST 2018 Examination Centres
16Sindhi ( Arabic )17Sindhi ( Devnagri )18Tamil

Composition of the Test 

The JNVST 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 :

Type of TestNumber of QuestionsMarksDuration
Mental ability Test405060 Minutes
Arithmetic Test202530 Minutes
Language Test202530 Minutes
Total801002 Hours

A single test booklet comprising of the 3 sections will be given to each candidate.

JNVST 2021 Exam Centres

Each candidate shall appear for the selection test at the examination centre allotted to him / her as indicated on the Admit Card. No candidate is permitted to appear from any other centre. No request for change of centre will be entertained. No candidate can appear in the selection test without the proper Admit Card. Admit card may be downloaded through the office of Common Service Centre.

JNVST 2021 Class IX Examination

  • Duration – 2 ½ hours ( 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM ). However, in respect of candidates with special needs ( Divyang ), additional time of 30 minutes will be provided, subject to the production of certificates from the competent authority.
  • Centre for examination shall be the JAWAHAR NAVODAYA VIDYALAYA of the district concerned / any other center allotted by NVS. If there is any change, the same will be indicated in the admit card.
  • Medium of Language for Examination will be English / Hindi.
  • Students have to answer in OMR sheet

Composition of Test 

Selection Test will consist of subjects of Mathematics, General Science, English and Hindi. Difficulty level of the test paper shall be of Class VIII.

Sl.No. Subject Marks
01. English 15
Hindi 15
03. Maths 35
04. Science 35
Total100 Marks

The test will be of objective type with 2 ½ hours duration without any break.

Merit List will be announced as per the NVS selection criteria.


JEE Main

Application Form Submission 16 Dec 2020 to 16 Jan 2021.