Admission to Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas is made through National Level Competitive Examination conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education and the children are admitted at class VI level. Children are also being admitted against the vacant seats in class IX and in class XI. The medium of instruction in JNVs is the mother tongue or regional language up to Class VIII and English thereafter for Maths and Science and Hindi for Social Science. Students of the JNVs appear for X and XII class examinations of the Central Board of Secondary Education. While education in the schools is free including boarding, lodging, uniforms and textbooks, a nominal fee of Rs. 600/- per month is collected from the students of Classes IX to XII only. In respect of ward of Govt. employees who are eligible for children education allowance, fee @ Rs.1500/- per month has to be paid. However, children belonging to SC/ST, Girls, Divyang and from families whose income is below poverty line (BPL) are exempted from payment of fee.
In order to optimally utilize the infrastructure and facilities available in the Vidyalaya, it has been decided by the Samiti to fill the vacant seats in class IX through an All India Level Selection Test.
Result of the Selection Test will be notified in the Vidyalaya Notice Board as well as published in selected local newspapers. Selected candidates will also be intimated by post.
The existing vacant seats in the SC/ST category as notified are reserved for the SC/ST students.
On the basis of Class Xth result & stream opted by the students, they allowed to continue in class XIth. A detailed list regarding availability of streamwise seats, and mini-migration to cluster JNVs are notified by NVS Regional Office Bhopal in the month of May.