The admission test for the 20-21 session was successfully conducted by the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) Samiti on Janaury 11, 2020. The exam was held at 82.52 exam centers situated in 561 districts.
According to the data, this year 30,46,506 students registered for the JNV Selection Test for the 48,000 seats. Of the total number of students who registered for the exam, 46.19 percent were girls, 19.05 percent were from SC category, 29.23 percent were from ST category, and 83.91 per cent belonged to rural areas.
For the same test, last year 30,10,710 candidates had registered of which 45.2 per cent were girls, 18.13 per cent belonged to SC category, 27.42 per cent belonged to ST category and 81.26 per cent were rural candidates.
75 percent of total seats in JNVs are filled by candidates selected from rural areas and remaining seats are filled from open merit of the district. Minimum 33 percent of the total seats are filled by the girl students.