Two Year Scholarship


Dakshana's 2-year JEE/NEETScholarship program is exclusively available for students of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas. Dakshana has inducted around 2900+ students in this program since 2007. Over 1100 of these scholars have cracked the JEE to secure admissions into IITs while the others have cleared the AIEEE or JEE Mains to pursue an education in engineering and science at premium institutions like NIT and others in the country. One in every two Dakshana scholars have cracked IIT JEE!. 

900 are currently preparing for IIT JEE & NEET 2017 & 2018

Students are selected for the scholarship after Class 10 through a selection test, Navodaya Dakshana Selection Test (NDST), earlier known as GDST (Grand Dakshana Selection Test).

Navodaya Dakshana Selection Test (NDST)

The NDST is conducted simultaneously at 76+ centres across India in March every year.

All questions on Mathematics/ Biology, Physics and Chemistry are based on the NCERT syllabus of Class 9 and Class 10, although the level of difficulty of questions might be higher.


JNV students are invited for NDST, through their school, by Dakshana based on merit at internal examinations during Class 9 and 10. These results are only accepted from the JNVs through their respective Regional Offices. Non-JNV students are not eligible for this program.


Once a JNV student is invited for the NDST, he/she shall be required to fill the NDST application form on the Dakshana website.

List of students invited for NDST is released on the Dakshana website in the month of January 


The results of NDST are declared in the first week of May. A scholar offered the Dakshana JEE/NEET scholarship is assigned to a JNV where Dakshana provides world-class quality preparation for the JEE/NEET. Dakshana’s 2-year schoalrship program is operating at 7 Centers of Excellence at:

JNV Bengaluru Urban, Karnataka
JNV Bundi, Rajasthan
JNV Kottayam, Kerala
JNV Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
JNV Pune, Maharashtra
JNV Rangareddy, Hyderabad, Telangana
JNV Silvassa, Dadra Nagar Haveli

The scholar spends two years at the JNV (without a single day’s vacation) and is fully prepared to compete with hundreds of thousand students who take the JEE in India.

Dakshana has a proven track record in the JEE results. On an average, over the last 8 years, Dakshana has achiveed a 54% result at the JEE which is much higher than the national average of 2%.

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