Which one you choose : KVS or NVS ?

KVS & NVS : Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) and Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS) both institutions are working under the Ministry of human resource and development ( MHRD ) India and are fully funded by central government. As students are struggling with epidemic COVID-19 under lockdown situation, many government exams has been postponed and many recruitment has been delayed. Earlier HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhrayel has stated in press conference that NVS 2019 teaching recruitment results which were pending due to COVID -19 will be going to release early. He also mentioned that KVS 2020 big recruitment with more than 5000 teaching and non teaching vacancies will e coming out after the lockdown will be over. Now students have to maintain some patience and wait for these big announcements.

NVS TGT Result 2019-2020 Out

These are two big organisations who conduct teaching and non teaching recruitment examinations annually for various posts: the Post Graduate Teachers (PGTs), Trained Graduate Teachers (TGTs), Primary Teachers (PRTs) and non teaching posts in all over India.

KVS 2020 Notification

Every year KVS, NVS release thousands of vacancies in all over india for teaching aspirants who are looking for better opportunity in thee schools. NVS relased more that 2370  teaching vacancies and KVS relased more than 8000+  teaching vacancies in last year.

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KVS and NVS both are famous and big school institutions but a common question always raised by the aspirants is that which one amongst is the best? To conclude this, we must first understand the difference in the recruitment process, salary structure,examination pattern etc.

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Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) contains central government schools under the Ministry of Human Resource Development. This system firstly authorized in 1965 with the name of ‘Central Schools’ and after some time affiliated with CBSE as well and the name of this Sangathan changed to Kendriya Vidyalaya.

KVS Exam Pattern :

The Organization conducted the written examination for the recruitment of various teaching posts. After the written exam, shortlisted candidates may follow the interview process.

Note: The weightage of written test and interview will be 85:15 for the post of PGT, TGT & PRT

Paper Pattern:

TGT (150 Marks)
Part – I: General English, General Hindi, General Knowledge & Current Affairs
Part – II: Reasoning Ability, Teaching Methodology and Computer

PGT (150 Marks)
Part – I: General English, General Hindi
Part – II: Teaching Methodology, General Knowledge & Current Affairs, Reasoning Ability and Concerned Subjects

• PRT (150 Marks)
Part – I: General English, General Hindi
Part – II: Teaching Methodology, General Knowledge & Current Affairs, Reasoning Ability and Concerned Subjects

• The time allotted to solve 150 questions in 150 min in the PRT, TGT & PGT exam
• There is no negative marking in the exam.

KVS Syllabus and Exam Pattern for PGT, TGT & PRT Exam

KVS Salary Structure(Based on 7th Pay Commission):

Pay Scale Rs.9300-34800 Rs. 9300-34800 Rs. 9300-34800
Grade Pay Rs 4200 Rs 4600 Rs 4800
Basic Pay Rs 35400 Rs 44900 Rs 47600
DA  (17%) Rs 6018 Rs 7633 Rs 8092
HRA (24% of basic ) Rs 3240 Rs 4110 Rs 4350
Travel Allowance Rs 3600 + DA There on Rs 3600+ DA There on Rs 3600+ DA There on
Salary Range 35400 – 112400 Rs 44900-Rs.142400 Rs 47600-Rs.151100


Navodaya Vidalaya Samiti (NVS) is an government organization controlled by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Secondary & Higher Education, Government of India. Hon’ble Minister of Human Resource Development is the Chairman of NVS.

NVS 2020 PGT/TGT Recruitment To Be Done after Lockdown: HRD Minister

NVS Exam Pattern :

Exam Pattern For the post of PGT’s:

Test Component of the test Number of Duration Total Marks Duration
Part-I Reasoning Ability 15 15 The test will be of 3 hours duration without any time limit for each test individually.
Part-II General Awareness 15 15
Part-III Teaching Aptitude 20 20
Part-IV Subject Knowledge (difficulty level Post Graduation) 100 100
Part-V Language Competency Test (General English and General Hindi-15 marks each subject) 30 30
Total 180 180

Exam Pattern For the post of TGT’s:

Test Component of the test Number of Questions Total Marks Duration
Part-I Reasoning Ability 10 10 The test will be of 3 hours duration without any time limit for each test individually.
Part-II General Awareness 10 10
Part-III Teaching Aptitude 15 15
Part-IV Subject Knowledge (difficulty level Graduation) 100 100
Part-V Language Competency Test (General English and General Hindi-15 marks each subject) 45 45
Total 180 180
The Samiti reserves the right to decide the cutoff marks in written examination and interview separately.

NVS Salary Structure(Based on 7th Pay Commission) :

Details TGT PGT
Pay Scale Rs. 9300-34800 Rs. 9300-34800
Grade Pay Rs 4600 Rs 4800
Special Allowance (@ 10% of Pay.) Rs.4490 Rs.4760
Salary Range Rs 44900-Rs.142400 Rs 47600-Rs.151100

Comparison between KVS and NVS

Now lets check it out the comparison between KVS and NVS. Both are good in their own dimensions. But there are many points which make them differ and makes us easy to understand their works and environment in different ways.

KVS Cut-off 2020: KVS PGT/TGT/PRT Previous Year Cut Off

Kendriya Vidyalaya

  1. Those schools have the one specific thing they were known about is that they always give priority to the children of central government employees, Defence personnel and All India Personal. If seat lefts after this scenario only then other children will take admission.
  2. The medium of study is Hindi as well as English as per students convenience.
  3. These schools gives preparation for All India secondary Examination conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi.
  4. Depending on their work performance, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan teachers may get an opportunity to work in the KVS Schools located outside India; however, no such opportunity is available for the NVS Teachers.
  5. KVS teachers can appear for internal departmental exams and be promoted until the post of HOD. Other promotions include Principal, Asst. commissioner, deputy commissioner, etc. KVS Teachers can also get promoted to the level of Principal on the basis of departmental examinations.
  6. Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan teachers have to serve for a designated time in remote parts of India, which may cause difficulties for the teaching personnel in adjusting to the food, culture, and values of that area.
  7. If both working spouse in the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan Schools, they can mutually transfer to the common state. It can’t be possible in Delhi govt. school.
  8. Teachers recruit for these schools have to be highly qualified and offer with good salaries and service conditions.
  9. They give benefits to children of SC, ST and Ex-military person’s and provide them free education.
  10. Some school in KVS are work in both shifts i.e. evening and morning
  11. No tuition fee for boys upto Class VIII, girls upto Class XII and SC/ST students and children of KVS employees.

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Navodaya Vidalayas

  1. The admission procedure into these schools based on a test conducted in the concerned district by CBSE and only allow to take admission on the level of class 6th.
  2. Those children who cleared their 5th class are eligible in order to appearing for this test.
  3. There are some reservations of seats for SC, ST as well.
  4. They are for both boys as well as girls.
  5. The uniforms, books, lodging are provided for free in these schools.
  6. These are under CBSE and students got education as per the rules and regulations of CBSE.
  7. These schools took classes from 6th class up to 12th
  8. There is a specific thing in Navodaya Vidalaya is that up to class 7th they provide education in their mother-tongue and after class 7th, the medium of class should be English or Hindi as per student convenience.
  9. Navodaya Vidyalaya is a co-educational  residential institution providing free  boarding and lodging, free school uniforms, text books, stationery, and to and fro rail and bus fare to students.
  10. There is provision for rural children with reservation of at least 75% seats .
  11. 1/3 of the seats are filled by girl students. 3% of the seats are for disabled children.
  12. Entry to  Navodaya Vidyalaya is made in Class-VI  with lateral entry in  Classes- IX & XI.
  13. a nominal fee @  Rs. 600/- per month is charged from the boys of Classes- IX to XII as Vidyalaya Vikas Nidhi except from the students of exempted category.

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From the above points we got all the information about both KVS as well as NVS. Now both have their own qualities and dimensions.There are pros and cons of everything , here we are discussion some points:

  • The NVS are less in count than KVS. Total NVS -576 and Total KVS-1225.
  • KVS has easily accessible and in districts but it is difficult to find a NVS nearby your hometown.
  • As per working hours, KVS working hours are 6 to 7 hours and NVS is 24 hours working institution because of residential system.
  • Kendriya Vidyalaya is one of the largest chain of schools in India with three branches abroad but NVS only works in india.
  • KVS Schools in different zones may have different school timings, which may require some adjustment on the part of the teacher in case of transfer. NVS has also school in different areas but they provide all facilities in school.
  • If both working spouse in the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan Schools, they can mutually transfer to the common state. NVS do that in some special cases.

If one wants to take all things in parallel then KVS is better but if one wants to do something more in the educational field then they should have to go for NVS. As we all know that the selection procedure of students in NVS is different than in KVS. NVS conduct a test in order to test the skills of students and only selected students will able to take admission. So both are good in their ways for education, sports and culture wise.

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Every person has their own perspective in life and thoughts of each and every person is different. So as per the above points you can easily able to know which one is better.

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