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Navodaya Vidyalaya


The Navodaya Vidyalaya System is a unique experiment unparalleled in the annals of school education in India and elsewhere. Its significance lies in the selection of talented rural children as the target group and the attempt to provide them with quality education comparable to the best in a residential school system. Such children are found in all sections of society, and in all areas including the most backward. It was felt that children with special talent or aptitude should be provided opportunities to proceed at a faster pace, by making good quality education available to them, irrespective of their capacity to pay for it. These talented children otherwise would have been deprived of quality modern education traditionally available only in the urban areas. Such education would enable students from rural areas to compete with their urban counterparts on an equal footing.

The National Policy on Education-1986 envisaged the setting up of residential schools, to be called Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas that would bring out the best of rural talent.

  • To serve the objectives of excellence coupled with equity and social justice.
  • To promote national integration by providing opportunities to talented children, largely rural, from different part of the country, to live and learn together and develop their full potential.
  • To provide good quality modern education, including a strong component of culture, inculcation of values, awareness of the environment, adventure activities and physical education.
  • To ensure that all students of Navodaya Vidyalayas attain a reasonable level of competence in three language as envisaged in the Three Language Formula; and
  • To serve, in each district, as focal point for improvement in quality of school education through sharing of experiences and facilities.

Salient Features

  • Entrance on the basis of Merit (Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection Test by the CBSE)
  • Reservation for Rural, S.C., S.T. and Girl Students
  • Co-Educational, Residential School with Free Education
  • Adherence to Three Language Formula
  • Promotion of National Integration
  • Rural Location of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas


  • Admission in Navodaya Vidyalayas are made at the level of Class-VI through a test conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on all India basis. However, provision is also made for lateral entry of students in Class-IX & XI
  • The medium of the test is in 20 Indian languages. It is non-verbal and objective in nature and is so designed that talented children from rural areas are able to compete without suffering from any disadvantage.
  • All the children who have studied and passed Class-V from any Govt. School/Govt. recognised School of that district and are between 9 and 13 years of age are eligible to appear in entrance test for Class-VI.

Navodaya in District Sikar

Navodaya Vidyalaya of district sikar is located in the village patan near Neem ka thana, It is located on state highway 37B. Contact no: 01574-282237 (Office)

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