Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS) is conducting the Jawaharlal Nehru Vidyalaya Selection Test (JNVST) 2021 for Class 6 admission today, August 11, 2021, at 11:30 pm. As many as 24,17,009 registered students are expected to appear for the selection test across 11,182 centres in the country. The test is being conducted by following all the COVID-19 safety protocols issues by the government. Candidates who qualify this test will be granted admission to Class 6 in centrally-administered Jawaharlal Nehru Vidyalayas (JNVs) in India.
Previously, the JNVST 2021 Class 6 admission test was scheduled for April 10, 2021, However, due to the second wave of COVID-19, the test was indefinitely postponed. Recently, after looking at the country’s recovery from the pandemic, NVS authorities announced the revised date for conducting the Class 6 admission test. Three days ago, NVS authorities had announced the change in 62 examination centres due to administrative reasons. Students were instructed to check the official website navodaya.gov.in or cbseitms.nic.in to know their changed centre.
JNVST 2021 is being held for a duration of 2 hours i.e., from 11:30 pm to 1:30 pm. The exam shall test the intellectual faculties of students in three subject sections – Mental Ability, Arithmetic, and Language. Mental Ability will comprise of 40 questions for a maximum of 40 marks. Students will get an hour to attempt this section. Arithmetic and Language tests will cover 20 questions each for 25 marks. Students will get 30 minutes to solve each of these sections. Additional 30 minutes will be given to Divyang students. In toto, the paper shall contain 80 questions for 100 marks.
To seek Class 6 admission in JNVs, students must score good or required marks in the JNVST 2021 examination. However, scoring good marks is not the only criterion. Selected students must also present the required documents for verification to cement their admission. These documents include date of birth proof, eligibility proof, rural quota certificate (if applicable), residence certificate and other documents specified by the respective JNV. Only after successful document verification, selected students will be admitted to their respective district JNVs.
Last year, as many as 24,97,570 candidates had registered for JNVST examination. Out of the total registered, 45,547 candidates were admitted. This year, the number of selected candidates is expected to increase due to the longer preparation time given to students. However, this is just a prediction. Whether or not it is true will be disclosed by NVS authorities after announcing the results.