India’s Top Government Boarding Schools – Complete Admission Guide

India's Top Government Boarding Schools - Complete Admission Guide

Every parent dream of giving the best possible education to their kids, rich or poor every one on this earth want their offsprings to grow into a successful individual. They make all efforts to send them to the best school, college, and university. We all know that basic foundation should be very strong and hence the selection of a school is of utmost importance. There are many choices like Government or Private school, day-school, residential or a boarding school as well as board options like State Board, CBSE, ICSE, IB, Cambridge, etc. With all the options in mind fee budget plays a vital role in the selection of schools.

It is widely assumed fact that students coming out of boarding schools have an edge over day-scholars. They are not only getting good academics but also exposure to co-curricular and extracurricular activities. Such schools aim to develop a child into a strong individual while training them mentally, physically and socially. Living with same age-group people they learn various life traits which prepare them for future nitty-gritties.

There are several schools with very high fee structure which are affordable to a few select. But talent is not limited to riches, sharp minds can be found in rugs also. When proper grooming and right direction is provided, they may be cultivated in the best brains. To take care of such kids and to bring the best out of them, the Government of India has launched certain schemes, created facilities and given a grant to certain schools. There are several Government Boarding Schools or Residential schools where students are groomed as per the ancient tradition of Gurukuls.

If we talk about Government Day Schools, Kendriya Vidyalayas are considered the best. Similarly, in the Government Boarding Schools category, Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs) dominates all. The idea was conceived by the then Prime Minister Late Shri Rajeev Gandhi in the year 1984, a co-education free boarding school for the Indian public. Students are selected on the bases of entrance exams, and get the admission on the merit basis. It is for the best and brightest students from rural areas. This is a chain of more than 600+ schools across India.

It is set-up with a vision to offer the best quality modern education which includes a strong component of culture, awareness of the environment, inculcate values, physical education and adventure activities. Irrespective of the socio-economic condition of their family, it is predominantly for talented rural children from all over India.

A burning need was felt for specially talented children with a wonderful aptitude to provide opportunities in terms of quality education for their faster development. This education is to make them compete with their students from Urbanized India. JNV started at an experimental note which has transformed into the best-unparalleled education center. The success of this begins with the selection of these students through an entrance exam testing their basic skills and aptitude.

JNVs – Salient Features
  • Entrance Exam – JNVST

The first and foremost part is the selection in Navodaya Vidyalayas which is a test designed and developed by NCERT and nowadays conducted by CBSE. An all India basis test is held in all blocks and districts of India. It is an objective test designed to ensure that rural children are quiet conversant and does not face any problem while attempting. A merit list is generated based on performance through which students are selected.

  • Seat Reservation

75% of the seats are provisioned for rural children. The reservation for SC and ST is based on population proportion in the district and at par with the national average. 33% of seats are for girls and 3% are reserved for specially-abled children.

  • Free Co-Educational Residential Schools

JNVs are CBSE affiliated schools offering free education to meritorious students from Class Vi to XII. The admissions are done in Class VI and lateral entries in Class IX and XI. School provides everything for free from lodging, boarding, school uniform, stationery, textbooks, tuition fees, rail & bus fare.

  • Works on three language formula & Medium of Instruction

Navodaya Vidyalayas scheme has implemented Three Language formula, which includes – Regional Language, English, and Hindi. Upto VIII standard, the medium of instruction is kept as the regional language, their mother tongue which is changed to Hindi / English in upper classes.

  • National Integration Promotion

Inorder to inculcate the values of national integration, JNVs have implemented Migration scheme. In Class IX, students of Hindi and Non–Hindi speaking districts are exchanged. Sincere efforts are made to make them understand the Unity in Diversity philosophy and make them relish the cultural heritage of India through special activities.

It has been reported by Surveying agencies that the results of Navodaya Vidyalayas are far higher than other government institutions.

Few other Topmost Government Schools include: –
Few other government boarding schools include: –
  • Sarvodaya Vidyalaya
  • Navyug School
  • Rajkiya Pratibha Vikas Vidhyakaya

Besides this Rashtriya Military Schools and many glorified schools are there. The overall process of admission is through tests but comes in varied fees range.

Generally, people who can pay good fees opt for Private Boarding Schools who are coming nowadays ranging from 2 to 20 Lakhs. Few have a bent to educate their wards in Military schools who aim to send them in the army. But there is a different class of parent who are unable to afford the fee and other needfuls but have children with gifted mental ability, for such students Government Boarding schools like Navodaya Vidyalayas are ideal place who are producing the quality students who can give competition to an equal counterpart. So, a parent seeking admission should thoroughly check all the options, their amenities, results, etc. before admission.

Below are a few blogs which can help you get a better understanding about Boarding Schools and things related to them:-

Comments (51)

  1. Rohini Shendre says:

    Hello me ek single mother hu mujhe mere bachche ke liye Maharashtra me free residential boarding school ke bare me jankari chahiye thi wo abhi 6th standard me hai
    Please help me 🙏

    1. monika says:

      Ok, we will share details accross your mail id.

  2. Sushmita Salunke says:

    I want to information about my brother who’s studying in 6th class (semi English) can you suggest me the a boarding school at lower price

  3. Narayan kumar says:

    Govt. Girls residential school for class11

    1. monika says:

      Ok, we will share details accross your mail id.

  4. Sushnat parhate says:

    Is there any income restriction for admission in JNV

  5. RAKESH RANJAN says:

    Dear Sir,

    Is it possiable to admission my daughter in class xi (11th) for jnvs.i am working in private company .IF YES ,PLS SHARE THE COMPLETE PROCESS FOR REGISTASION AT SESSION 2022-23.

    1. monika says:

      Yes it is possible. we sharing a details in your mail


  6. Varlaxmi gurulu says:

    Pls hepp me sr. Meri beti ka admission kra do 11th me My no. 9560983855

  7. Varlaxmi gurulu says:

    Sr. muje meri beti ke liye clsse 11th me admission chiye pls hellp me me use kuch bnana chati hu

  8. hemant verma says:


  9. Rekha says:

    नमस्ते सर लड़कियों के लिए बोअर्डिंग स्कूल है क्या ?

    1. Admin says:

      Yes, you can search in the website with following link

      Boarding School for Girls


    Is there 2nd time jnv appearance chance?

  11. Dharma says:

    Sir mai meri beti ke liye ek achha aur government boarding school search kr raha HUN jo only GIRLS ke LIYE hi ho aur mai ek government employee hun aur mai BAHUT hi choti si mali ki post pr hun to mai jyada fees bhi Afford nahi kr SKTA hun to sir MAI aap se vinanti kr ta hun ki koi yesa boarding school ho to mujhe jarur suggest kren PLEASE 🙏🙏🙏🥺 🥺🥺🥺 wo central school gole market Delhi ki student 8th standard mai

  12. Seema dudeja says:

    Kindly give me all the information about the boarding school

  13. Subrata Das says:

    Hii sir M looking for boarding school for my daughter ,my economical condition not good any low fees school please let me know
    [email protected]

  14. Radha Kanwar says:

    I am a single parent and I want admission for my daughter and son in class 2 and 8th please help my financial condition is not well to afford extra fee

  15. Savita says:

    Sir mujhe apne Bhai ka addmission karvana hai 6class me but fees nahi de sakti plz help

  16. Naziya says:

    I want to join in this girl’s boarding School

  17. Sandeep Bagri says:

    Sir my son in class 5 I need school for my son but I am not able to pay fees

  18. Soniya Dahanwar says:

    Muje Nagpur k pass koi gov residential school chiya main tine fees nhi de skti

  19. Santosh kr rajak says:

    I want information about my son who is studying in class 5 pls suggest best BOARDING school at low cost

  20. Ankita SINGH says:

    I am study in 10th standard (CBSE) I want to get admission in 11th class through entrance exam in any government hostel I need your guidance.

  21. Khan amreen says:

    Sir meri beti ka admission karana hai wo abhi 7th main hai this year wo 8th main jayegi magar main fees nhi bhar sakti kya aap mujhe kuch suggestion de sakte ho.

  22. Aryan says:

    I want to know boarding school in up

  23. Geeta says:

    My daughters need admissions in 8 and 11. Unfortunately can’t afford fees. Will they get admitted?

  24. Manish Mistry says:

    Mujhe mere baccho Ko AAP ki school me admition Karna hai ho jaayega

  25. Anubhav Jha says:


  26. Anjana says:

    Sir mujhe bete k liy class 9 me addmision chahiye. But I can’t afford fee please could you help me

    1. Admin says:

      Our team will get back to you soon

  27. Ajay Kumar Jain says:

    I am looking for 4th class boy with boarding and lodging , may I admit him and what will be fees structure for poor class

    1. Admin says:

      Our team will get back to you soon

  28. Nitin tiwari says:

    Hello sir I am new student

  29. Ratnakar P GAWAI says:

    My ward is learning in 6th class can he get admission in 7th class in next year.

    1. Admin says:

      Yes Sure!

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  31. Khushboo chauhan says:

    I want to admissions class 11

  32. सौ सोनाली वाणी says:

    नमस्कार सर,
    मेरा बेटा अभी छ्टी (6Th) क्लास में हे। मुझे 7th standard के लिए boarding schools ADMINATION लेना हे। लेकिन में फि नही भर सकती। please sir मुझे guidelines किजिये।

    1. Admin says:

      You may seek admission in JNV

  33. Giriraj pareek says:

    I wantto know about govt. Boy boarding school in rajasthan

    1. Admin says:

      Our team will get back to you soon

  34. Rupam thakur says:

    Pls suggest best boarding school for class 11th (pcb) in low fees

  35. Arpita says:

    Can I take admission in this school without fees

    1. Admin says:

      You can take admission through Entrance in JNV (Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya). If you clear the entrance test, no fee will be charged and complete expenses will be born by Govt.

  36. Kanchan says:

    Pls I search for government borading school plz tell me how to now what is best school

    1. Admin says:

      You can take admission through Entrance in JNV (Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya). If you clear the entrance test, no fee will be charged and complete expenses will be born by Govt.

  37. Nalini says:

    Am Looking for my daughter 7th class. Kindly suggest me which govt boarding is the best for My daughter.

    1. RATNKAR GAWAI says:

      My son is studying in 6th class(cbse)
      Can my son get admission in 7th class throgh entrance exam in next year session. Please guide.

  38. PRABHAKARAN says:


  39. Sushil kumar says:

    I want to know about govt.girls boarding school

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