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JNV Class XI Lateral Entry Selection Test 2023: A Pathway to Excellence

Updated: May 18, 2023

JNV Class XI Lateral Entry Selection Test 2023: A Pathway to Excellence
JNV Class XI Lateral Entry Selection Test 2023: A Pathway to Excellence

JNV Class XI Lateral Entry Selection Test 2023

Discover the detailed information about the JNV Yamunanagar Class XI Lateral Entry Selection Test 2023, including eligibility criteria, application process, important dates, and tips for successful preparation. Don't miss the opportunity to join this esteemed institution. Apply by 31st May 2023.

Helpdesk Number for Class XI LEST 2023:

Helpdesk Number for Class XI LEST 2023: 📞0120- 2975754

Eligibility Criteria

👉To be eligible for the JNV Class XI Lateral Entry Selection Test

2023, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Current enrollment in Class X during the academic session 2022-2023 in a recognized school within the district.

  • Minimum of 55% marks obtained in Class X examinations.

  • Age between 14 and 16 years as of 1st July 2023.

  • The candidate's date of birth must fall between June 1, 2006, and July 31, 2008, both days inclusive.

  • Vacant seats in Class XI, after admitting students who studied Class X in JNVs during the session 2022-23, will be filled through the lateral entry test, considering the availability of accommodation in the respective JNV.

  • Vacant seats in Rural/Girl/SC/ST/Divyang categories will be filled by candidates belonging to the respective categories. If qualified candidates are not available, vacancies will be filled according to NVS norms.

  • After the selection test, provisional selection of students will be done as follows: a) A district-wise merit list will be prepared, and students will be provisionally selected against the vacancies. Residence and study of Class X from the same district will be considered for filling the vacant seats. b) After selecting students for the vacancies in the JNV of the district, a common merit list will be prepared at the state level. The remaining vacancies in any JNVs within the same state will be filled from the state-level merit list based on the candidate's merit and preference. c) Candidates from one state are not eligible for admission in another state.

  • Qualified candidates are provisionally selected for Class XI admission in JNVs based on merit, categories, vacancies in the chosen JNV, and streams according to the selection criteria. Once selected for a JNV and a stream, changes in JNV or stream will not be entertained.

  • NVS reserves the right to decide the filling of vacancies in any JNV/Stream based on administrative requirements, including accommodation availability.

  • The Principal of the respective JNV will inform the selected students through SMS/Speed post.

  • Newly admitted students must undergo a medical check-up by the Vidyalaya Doctor and provide a medical certificate. Students with infectious diseases or serious ailments will not be admitted.

  • A ten-day orientation program will be organized for newly admitted students to address learning gaps and help them adjust to the new environment.

  • Rural and urban candidates will be considered based on their place of study during Class X. Candidates from rural areas will be considered under open and rural quota, while candidates from urban areas, as defined by government notification on the last date of application submission, will be considered urban candidates. All other areas will be considered rural.

Application Process

  1. The application process for Class XI Lateral Entry Selection Test has been simplified and is now conducted online through the NVS application portal at Registration is free of cost.

  2. Candidates and parents must carefully review the notification cum prospectus to ensure they meet the eligibility criteria. Please note that the selection test is specifically for anticipated vacant seats, subject to accommodation availability in the respective JNV.

  3. To complete the registration, the following documents in soft form (JPG format, between 10 to 100 KB) should be prepared:

    • 📸 Photograph

    • 📸 Parent's signature

    • 📸 Candidate's signature

  4. The application portal requires candidates to fill in basic details such as state (residence and study), district (residence and study), Aadhaar number, etc.

  5. In the online portal, candidates can choose a maximum of two streams and, for each stream, select up to three JNVs in order of preference. The provisional selection for admission to Class XI will depend on the resulting vacancies in the chosen JNV/stream. Applications are collected specifically for conducting tests against the expected vacant seats in JNVs. It's important to note that applicants do not have the right to demand admission solely based on the selection test.

  6. Eligible candidates must complete the online form and upload the candidate's photograph along with signatures of both the candidate and their parent.

  7. The online platform is open source and free, allowing applications to be submitted from various sources such as desktops, laptops, mobile devices, and tablets.

  8. In all JNVs, a free help desk is available to assist candidates and parents with uploading candidate applications. Parents can visit the help desk at the respective JNV along with the candidate and required documents, including photographs with signatures of both the candidate and their parent.

  9. Every effort must be made to provide accurate information in the portal, as it will be verified during the admission process with supporting documents.

  10. Provisional admission of selected students is subject to passing Class X (Session 2022-23) and submitting the necessary supporting documents as per the information provided in the online application form by the candidate or parent.

  11. As all data is captured online for all purposes, it is important to carefully fill out the online application form. The information submitted in the online form will be considered final for further processing.

  12. A correction window will be available on June 1st and 2nd, 2023, allowing modifications only in the selected fields after the last date of application submission.

  13. It is important to note that verification of proof of residence, district, age, pass certificate, eligibility (including district of study), category (rural/urban, OBC, SC, ST, Divyang), etc., will be conducted for all provisionally selected candidates according to the prescribed procedure after the declaration of results. Admission will be confirmed only after verification.

Selection Process

Provisional selection in the test does not guarantee admission into the JNV. Candidates who are provisionally selected must submit all original certificates as required by the Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti during the actual admission process. The selection is only provisional until admission is confirmed. Candidates should apply for a Transfer Certificate (TC) from their current school after the verification of documents and confirmation of admission by the respective JNV.

In case of any disputes, the decision of the Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti is final and binding on the candidates.

There is no provision for re-evaluation or re-totaling of marks since the result is processed through computer systems with sufficient accuracy checks. The marks obtained in the selection test will not be communicated.

All students must provide a residence proof issued by the competent authority of the district where they have studied Class X and applied for the Lateral Entry Selection Test. This is applicable if they are selected for admission based on the district-level merit, meaning the same district of residence and study.

The candidate's date of birth must fall between June 1, 2006, and July 31, 2008, both days inclusive. A copy of the birth certificate issued by the relevant government authority must be presented at the time of admission. In case of doubts about the age, a referral may be made to the Medical Board for age confirmation, and the decision of the medical board will be final.

Candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) categories must provide a certificate from the competent authority to support their claim at the time of document verification if provisionally selected. It is advised to obtain the certificate well in advance.

Candidates applying for admission under the Rural Category must provide a certificate issued by the competent authority of the District Administration, confirming that the candidate's Class X school is located in a rural area.

Candidates belonging to the Divyang category (Orthopedically Handicapped, Hearing Impaired, and Visually Impaired) must provide a medical certificate signed by the Chief Medical Officer of the concerned district in the appropriate format at the time of admission.

Candidates belonging to the transgender category must submit a certificate from the competent authority prescribed by the concerned State Government regarding their gender. No reservation is provided for this category.

According to the Aadhaar act, children availing the benefits under the scheme are required to possess an Aadhaar number or undergo Aadhaar authentication. Candidates who do not have an Aadhaar number must apply for Aadhaar enrollment before registering for the scheme. JNVs have facilities for Aadhaar enrollment, and candidates can visit any Aadhaar Enrolment center to get enrolled. Necessary notifications regarding Aadhaar enrollment have been released by the respective Ministry.

Test Syllabus and Preparation

a) Examination Center i. Each candidate is required to attend the selection test at the designated examination center mentioned on the Admit Card. No candidate is allowed to appear from any other center, and requests for center changes will not be entertained. It is mandatory to possess a valid ID issued by a Government Authority when appearing for the selection test. ii. The invigilator at the examination center will verify the candidate's photograph on the Admit Card during the document verification process.

b) Question Paper Medium The question paper will be provided in a bilingual format, consisting of questions in both English and Hindi.

c) Test Composition The selection test will be conducted for a duration of two and a half hours, from 11:00 am to 01:30 pm. It will comprise five sections with solely objective-type questions. In total, there will be 100 questions carrying 100 marks.

JNV Class XI Lateral Entry Selection Test Composition of the Test

A Test Booklet and Additional Time

  • Each candidate will receive a single test booklet containing all five sections of the test.

  • Differently-abled students, known as "Divyang students," will be granted an additional 50 minutes of time in accordance with government regulations.

d) Syllabus

  • The syllabus for the selection test can be found in Annexure-A.

  • The test will consist of scholastic aptitude-type questions, specifically multiple-choice questions, in the subjects of English, Science, Mathematics, and Social Science.

e) Recording Answers i. Answer Sheet:

  • Candidates will be provided with a separate Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) answer sheet.

  • They must indicate their answers in the designated areas on the OMR sheet.

ii. Writing Instrument:

  • Only blue or black ballpoint pens are permitted for writing on the OMR sheet.

  • Candidates are responsible for bringing their own ballpoint pens.

  • The use of pencils is strictly prohibited.

iii. Answer Selection:

  • Each question will offer four possible answers, with only one correct option.

  • Candidates must select the correct answer and shade/darken the corresponding circle on the OMR sheet.

  • For instance, if the answer to Question 24 is option C, candidates should darken the circle beneath C as demonstrated below:

Question no. 24 is C, darken the circle under C

iv) Rules for Answer Recording:

  • Once a circle on the OMR sheet is darkened, no changes are allowed.

  • Striking, applying correction fluid, or erasing on the OMR sheet is strictly prohibited.

  • Answers with such alterations will not be considered for evaluation.

v) Marking Scheme:

  • Each correct answer will be awarded one (1) mark.

vi) Negative Marking:

  • There will be no negative marking. Incorrect answers will not result in any deduction of marks.

f) Streams and Selection Criteria:

  • To qualify, candidates must achieve a minimum score of 6 marks out of 20 in all five subjects according to NVS criteria.

  • However, the merit list will be prepared based on the marks obtained in different subjects according to the following criteria (out of 60):

JNV Class XI Lateral Entry Selection Test Streams and selection criteria

When preparing the provisional merit list for candidate selection, the overall cut-off out of 60 will be taken into account in addition to the sectional cut-off. The specific cut-off marks are as follows:

  1. For General/OBC Boys: 21

  2. For General/OBC Girls: 20

  3. For SC/ST/Divyang candidates: 18

In the case of a tie with the same marks out of 60, the following criteria will be followed in sequential order:

  1. Preference will be given to the candidate who has scored higher marks out of 40 (two subjects) excluding the Mental Ability score.

  2. If the tie still persists, the candidate who has scored higher marks out of all five subjects, i.e., out of 100, will be preferred.

  3. If the tie still remains unresolved, preference will be given to the female candidate.

  4. If the tie is still not resolved, the candidate who is younger in age will be preferred.

The availability of streams for Lateral Entry admission to Class XI in JNVs will depend on the vacant seats and other facilities, including accommodation for students. For more information on the streams available in JNVs, please refer to the respective details provided.


DOCUMENTS TO BE SUBMITTED AFTER SELECTION The parents of the provisionally selected candidates for admission to class XI through lateral entry selection test will have to submit the following documents at the time of admission for verification: -

  1. Proof for date of birth -The copy of Birth Certificate issued by competent Government Authority concerned.

  2. Proofs for eligibility as per the conditions of NVS.

  3. For candidates seeking admission under rural quota, the parents will also have to submit a certificate from the competent authority of District Administration to the effect that the child had studied class X in an Institution / School located in a rural area.

  4. Residence Certificate: The valid residential proof (as notified by Govt. of India) of the parent of the same District where the JNV is located & candidate has studied class X shall be furnished in respect of selection under District merit. 13

  5. Aadhaar Card of the candidate: As per section 7 of Aadhaar act, 2016, the provisionally selected candidate has to submit the copy of Aadhaar Card

  6. Certificate by the Head Master of the school regarding study details.

  7. Medical fitness certificate from the competent authority.

  8. Disability certificate (if applicable)

  9. Category/community certificate (SC/ST) if applicable.

Important Dates

Mark these crucial dates related to the JNV Yamunanagar Class XI Lateral Entry Selection Test 2023 on your calendar:

  • Last date for online application submission: (31st May 2023)

  • Admit cards release date: (1st July 2023)

  • correction window: (1st and 2nd June 2023 )

  • Exam date: (22 Jul 2023)

  • Result declaration: (July/August 2023.)

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Who is eligible for the JNV Class XI Lateral Entry Selection Test 2023?

  • Candidates must be currently enrolled in Class X during the academic session 2022-2023 in a recognized school within the district.

  • They should have obtained a minimum of 55% marks in Class X examinations.

  • The age of the candidate should be between 14 and 16 years as of 1st July 2023.

  • The candidate's date of birth must fall between June 1, 2006, and July 31, 2008.

How are vacant seats filled through the lateral entry test?

How is the selection process conducted?

What is the application process for the lateral entry test?

What documents are required after selection?

What is the syllabus and preparation strategy for the selection test?

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The JNV Class XI Lateral Entry Selection Test 2023 is a gateway to a world-class education and a promising future. We hope that this article has provided you with valuable information and insights about the test and the institution. Don't miss the chance to apply before the deadline and embark on a transformative learning journey. All the best!


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