NVS or Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti Exam

Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS) is conducted to shortlist candidates for various posts such as TGT, PGT, Principal and other non-teaching posts.

Updated: June 16, 2022



Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS) is conducted to shortlist candidates for various posts such as TGT, PGT, Principal and other non-teaching posts. It is mandatory to pass the CTET exam to be eligible for TGT post of NVS exam

NVS or Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti is an autonomous organization under the ministry of Human Resourced Development, Government of India. It is a unique process where they provide rural students with quality education with free education and free boarding and lodging. NVS is a unique institute where they train young and talented brains those are deprived of these facilities. 

NVS Selection Process:

NVS Recruitment will take place in two parts. These include:
  • Online Written Exam
  • Interview Process
The final merit list is prepared on the basis of marks secured by the applicant in both written exam & interview process. There will be no interview process for the applicants selected for the post of TGT. Candidates will be appointed on Post after verification of Documents. An examination will be held in 42 Cities.
Selection of the candidates for NVS Non-Teaching Vacancies will base on written Examination & Skill Test. Written Exam will be Computer Based Test (CBT) which contain Objective Type Examination.
  •     There will be no negative Marking in Examination
  •     An exam will available in both Hindi & English language
  •     Total Time Duration of Exam must be 150 Minutes.

Exam Center for NVS:

Navodaya Vidyalaya conducts examination on various Exam Center of Country. Full Details about Exam Center will shown on the Exam Admit card.


Salary Details of Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti:

The teachers appointed through NVS Exam are paid handsomely by the Government. Allowances, admissible under the rules are enforced time to time apart from the basic salary paid to teacher and other staffs.
The salary details of the various Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti posts as per the 7th pay commission is mentioned below:
Posts                   Salary (Approximate)
TGT                       Rs. 44,900/-
PGT                       Rs. 47,600/-
Principal                 Rs. 78,800/-


NVS Eligibility Criteria:

For the post of Assistant Commissioner the educational qualification should be as below:

  • Master's Degree in Humanities/Science/Commerce from the recognized institute/university.
  • Desirable Experience in the residential school system and research work done in the field of education.


For the post of Principal the educational qualification should be as below:

  • Master's degree from a Govt. recognized university with minimum 50% marks
  • B.Ed or equivalent teaching degree
  • At least 3-year experience as House Master of a fully residential school
  • Proficiency in English, Hindi & concerned Regional language


For the post of PGT the educational qualification should be as below:  

  • Master's Degree in concerned subject with at least 50% marks
  • B.Ed. or equivalent qualification from a recognized University for all concerned subject of PGT posts


For the post of TGT the educational qualification should be as below:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent from a recognized University with 50% marks
  • B.Ed. or equivalent from a recognized University
  • Should pass Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) conducted by CBSE


For the post of Librarian the educational qualification should be as below:

  • University degree in Library Science from a Govt. recognized university 
  • Or Graduation with One-year Diploma in Library Science
  • Working knowledge of English and Hindi or other local languages


For the post of PET the educational qualification should be as below:

  • Bachelor's degree in Physical Education from a recognized institution or D.P.Ed
  • B.Ed. or equivalent from a recognized University


For the post of Art Teacher the educational qualification should be as below:

  • Five years Recognized Diploma in any discipline of Fine Arts as Drawing/Painting/Sculpture/Graphic Arts/Crafts after passing Secondary Examination (Class X or equivalent) or
  • Post Graduate Degree in Drawing and Painting, Fine Arts from a recognized University/Institution


For the post of Music Teacher the educational qualification should be as below:

  • Five years study in Music institution recognized by the concerned State Govt. as equivalent to Graduate/Post Graduate Degree or
  • A Bachelor's Degree in Music from a recognized university and B.Ed

NVS Syllabus:

Below listed is the syllabus for NVS subject wise:


General Awareness (GA):

  •     History  of India
  •     Awards & Honors.
  •     Indian Constitution.
  •     Current events of International & National.
  •     Books and Authors.
  •     Geography of India.
  •     General Politics.
  •     Personalities in News.
  •     Science – Inventions & Discoveries.
  •     Sports & Games.
  •     Abbreviations.
  •     Culture.
  •     Indian Polity.
  •     Important Days.
  •     Indian Economy.
  •     Science & Technology.
  •     Important Financial & Economic News.


Numerical Ability :

  • Simplification.
  • Data Interpretation.
  • Problems with Ages.
  • Dimensions.
  • Time & Distance.
  • Analogies.
  • Averages.
  • Time and Work.
  • Decision Making.
  • Pipes & Cisterns.
  • Areas & Volumes.
  • Profit & Loss.
  • Simple & Compound Interest
  • Percentages.
  • Problem Solving.
  • Visualization Space.
  • Ratios & Proportions etc


General English:

  •     Sentence Rearrangement.
  •     Fill in the Blanks.
  •     Synonyms & Antonyms.
  •     Tenses.
  •     Vocabulary.
  •     Idioms & Phrases.
  •     Grammar.
  •     Error Correction.
  •     Verbs.
  •     Cloze Test.
  •     Articles.
  •     Unseen Passages.
  •     Comprehension.


General Hindi:

  • Grammar.
  • Synonyms.
  • Vocabulary.
  • Antonyms.
  • Phrases/ Muhavare.
  • Translation of Sentences
  • Comprehension.
  • Error Detection.
  • Plural Forms.
  • Fill in the Blanks., etc


Reasoning:

  •     Similarities.
  •     Concepts.
  •     Relationships.
  •     Space Visualization.
  •     Differences.
  •     Analogies.
  •     Observation.
  •     Verbal and figure classification.
  •     Visual Memory.
  •     Arithmetical Number Series.
  •     Analysis and Judgement
  •     Discrimination.
  •     Decision-making.
  •     Arithmetical Reasoning.
  •     Problem-Solving., etc.


NVS Syllabus for Concerned Subjects:

  •     Biology.
  •     Chemistry.
  •     Commerce.
  •     Economics.
  •     English.
  •     Geography.
  •     Hindi.
  •     History.
  •     Maths.
  •     Physics.
  •     Information Technology.
  •     Science.
  •     Social Studies.
  •     Concerned Language for Language Teachers).


NVS Exam Pattern:

For the post of Assistant Commissioner:

  • Reasoning Ability of 20 questions for 20 marks.
  • General Awareness of 40 questions for 40 marks
  • Language test  of 40 questions for 40 marks, in which General English and General Hindi of 20 marks each subject
  • Quantitative Aptitude of 20 questions for 20 marks
  • Educational Planning and Administration of 60 questions for 60 marks
Therefore a total of 180 marks a candidate has to appear in 3 hours duration without any time limit for each test individually.


For the post of Principal:

  • Reasoning Ability of 20 questions for 20 marks.
  • General Awareness of 40 questions for 40 marks
  • Language test  of 40 questions for 40 marks, in which General English and General Hindi of 20 marks each subject
  • Quantitative Aptitude of 20 questions for 20 marks
  • Educational Planning and Administration of 60 questions for 60 marks
Therefore a total of 180 marks a candidate has to appear in 3 hours duration without any time limit for each test individually.


For the posts of PGTs, TGTs, Miscellaneous Teachers and TGTs (III Language):

The exam pattern of PGT, TGT & Language Teacher are same.
  • Reasoning Ability & Quantitative Aptitude of 30 questions for 30 marks
  • General Awareness of 30 questions for 30 marks
  • Language Test (English & Hindi) of 40 questions for 20 marks, in which General English and General Hindi of 20 marks each subject
  • Teaching Aptitude of 20 questions for 20 marks
  • Concerned Subjects of 80 questions for 80 marks


NVS Application Fee:

A candidate is required to pay Rs. 1500/- as their application fee if they are applying for the post of Principal and Assistant Commissioner.
If a candidate is applying for the post of TGT, he/she is required to pay Rs. 1000/- as application fee.
Rs. 1000/- is required to be paid by candidates applying for the post of TGT/Miscellaneous/Regional Language Teacher.


NVS Admit Card:

The Admit Card for NVS Exam will be assigned to every candidate who applies for NVS Exam. An e-hall ticket will be generated for each applicant. Candidates are required to download their admit card from the official website by entering their login details. The admit card for the written exam will be released first followed by the call letter for the interview process for candidates selected through written exams.


NVS Result:

The results for NVS 2018 Exam will be released after the completion of each stage of examination. The result for written exam will be declared first. Candidates selected through written exam will be called for the interview process. 

A final merit list will be prepared for candidates clearing the Interview Process. For TGT/miscellaneous/Regional language teacher, selection is done on the basis of the performance of the candidates in the written examination only as no Interview Process is conducted for the candidates applying for this post.

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