Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti has issued a notification for recruitment to the posts of Assistant Commissioner, Principal, PGTs, TGTs, Miscellaneous Teacher and TGTs (III Language) for the year 2016. Overall there are 2072 number of vacancies.

NVS Recruitment 2016-17 written exam will be in the month of December. In order to appear in exam, eligible candidates can apply online for Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti Recruitment 2016-17 on any date between 10th September and 16th October. After that the exam conducting body will issue admit card of NVS Recruitment 2016 at Once CBSE / NVS declares written exam result, the Samiti will hold interviews for shortlisted candidates. Check here all details related to NVS Recruitment 2016 such as important dates, eligibility criteria, application form, admit card, result.

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NVS Recruitment 2016 – 2017

Interested candidates can apply online as per the given below schedule. Candidates are also advised to check the eligibility criteria before applying, which is given on this page.

Important dates of Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti Recruitment 2016

Events Dates
Availability of application forms 10 Sep 2016 (08.00 hrs)
Last date of filling of application form 09 Oct 2016 16 Oct 2016
Last date of filling e-chalan 14 Oct 2016 18 Oct 2016
Revised Date of Written Examination
Principal (Morning Session) 04 Dec 2016 (Sunday Morning)
Assistant Commissioner (Evening Session) 04 Dec 2016 (Sunday Evening)
PGT (Morning Session) 11 Dec 2016 (Sunday Morning)
TGT, Miscellaneous Teachers, Third Language Teachers (Evening Session) 11 Dec 2016 (Sunday Evening)

NVS Recruitment 2016 Vacancies for TGT, PGT, Miscellaneous, TGT Third Language, Assistant Commissioner, Principals

Total No. of Posts is 2072 which is divided in following posts

  • Assistant Commissioners – 02
  • Principals – 40
  • Post Graduate Teachers (PGTs) – 880
  • Trained Graduate Teachers (TGTs) – 660
  • Miscellaneous Categories – 255
  • TGT (Third Language Teachers) – 235

Pay Scale

  • Rs. 15600-39100 / -for Assistant Commissioners and Principal
  • Rs. 9300-34800 /- for PGTs, TGTs, Miscellaneous Categories, TGT

Selection Process – Written examination and Interview

Navodaya Recruitment Application Form 2016

Application Fee

  • Assistant Commissioner – Rs 1500/-
  • Principal – Rs 1500/-
  • PGTs – Rs 1000/-
  • TGTs – Rs 1000/-
  • Misc – Rs 1000/-
  • Regional Language Teachers – Rs 1000/-

How to Apply

  1. Candidates first have to apply online.
  2. Fill the details and upload scan copy of Photographs, Signature and Thumb Impression.
  3. Pay the Examination Fee

Eligibility Criteria

Age Limit

  • For TGT, Miscellaneous Categories, TGTs – 35 Years (as on 31 Jul 2016)
  • For Assistant Commissioners – upto 45 Years (as on 31 Jul 2016)
  • For Principals – Between 35 to 45 Years (as on 31 Jul 2016)
  • For PGTs – 40 Years (as on 31 Jul 2016)

Educational Qualification

Assistant Commissioners 

  • Master’s Degree in Humanities / Science / Commerce.
  • Experience of working in a residential school system.
  • Research work in the field of education.


  • Master’s Degree with minimum 50% marks.
  • B.Ed. or equivalent.
  • Persons working in any of the Govt. / Semi Govt. / Govt. Recognized / CBSE affiliated Sr. Secondary (10+2) schools / Inter college.
  • At least three years experience as House Master of a fully residential school.
  • Experience of working in a fully residential / CBSE affiliated / Govt. recognized school.
  • Proficiency in English and Hindi / concerned Regional language.

Post Graduate Teachers (PGTs) 

  • Two Year Integrated Post Graduate M.Sc. Course from RCE of NCERT in the concerned subject with minimum 50% marks in aggregate.
  • B.Ed. or equivalent qualification for all the PGT posts except Information & Technology.
  • Proficiency in Teaching in Hindi and English languages.

Trained Graduate Teachers (TGTs)

  • Four years integrated degree course of RCE of NCERT with minimum 50% marks in the concerned subject as well as in the aggregate.
  • B.Ed. or equivalent.
  • Competence to teach through English and Hindi/concerned Regional language as the case may be.
  • Should pass Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET).
  • Experience of working in a residential school.
  • Knowledge of Computer application.

Miscellaneous Categories

Check official advertisement

TGT (Third Language Teachers)

  • Four years integrated degree course of RCE of NCERT with minimum 50% marks in the concerned subject as well as in the aggregate. OR
  • A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent with 50% marks or above in aggregate as well as in the concerned regional language as an elective subject at degree level.
  • B.Ed. or equivalent.
  • Competence to teach through English and Hindi / concerned Regional language as the case may be.
  • Should pass Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET).
  • Experience of working in a residential school.
  • Knowledge of Computer application.

Exam Pattern

1. For the post of Assistant Commissioner and Principal

Test Component of test Number of questions Total marks Duration
PART I Reasoning Ability 20 20 The total exam would be of three hours.
PART II General awareness 40 40
PART III Language test ( english and hindi 20 marks each) 40 40
PART IV Quantitative Aptitude 20 20
PART V Educational planning and administration / Administrative and financial procedure 60 60

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

The Written test will consist of one paper for PGTs, TGTs, Miscellaneous and also TGTs (III Language) separately, as under :

Paper Subject Marks Duration
General Paper Objective type multiple choice questions on general english and hindi (40:20+20), general awareness (30), general intelligence, numerical ability and intelligence (30) , teaching aptitude (20), and concerned subject knowledge (80). 200 marks / 2 hours 30minutes


Posts wise Written Examination syllabus for Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS) Recruitment 2016 is given below. Written Exam for NVS Recruitment of various posts will be held in the month of Dec 2016. Candidates can check posts wise syllabus from the link provided below and prepared accordingly for written examination.

Selection Process

In the first place there will be a written exam. Consequently CBSE / Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti will declare result of written exam. All things considered, based on result of NVS Recruitment 2016 written exam, the body will shortlist candidates for the second round – interview.

Cut offs marks in exam as well as interview will be decided by the Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti. The samiti will select candidates for recruitment on basis of marks in exam and also interview. The decision of the Samiti about the mode of selection to the above posts and eligibility conditions of the applicants for interview shall be not only final but also binding.

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