NVS Age Limit

The Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS), an autonomous organization under the Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Education (MoE), Government of India.

The NVS has set age limit criteria for many of its non-teaching posts. What those age limits are will be specified in this article. This article will give details about the following posts

  • Assistant Commissioner
  • Assistant Commissioner (Administration)
  • Female Staff Nurse
  • Assistant Section Officer
  • Audit Assistant
  • Junior Translation Officer
  • Junior Engineer (Civil)
  • Stenographer
  • Computer Operator
  • Catering Assistant
  • Junior Secretariat Assistant
  • Junior Secretariat Assistant (JNV)
  • Electrical Cum Plumber
  • Lab Assistant
  • Multi-Tasking Staff
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Age Limit for NVS

The age limit for all the posts are given in the table below:

Age Limit for Various posts for NVS 2023
Posts Age Limit
Assistant Commissioner Upto 45 years.
Assistant Commissioner (Administration) Upto 45 years
Female Staff Nurse Upto 35 years
Assistant Section Officer Between 18 and 30 years.
Audit Assistant Between 18 and 30 years.
Junior Translation Officer Not exceeding 32 years.
Junior Engineer (Civil) Upto 35 years
Stenographer Between 18 and 27 years.
Computer Operator Between 18 and 30 years.
Catering Assistant Upto 35 years
Junior Secretariat Assistant (HQRS/RO Cadre) Between 18 to 27 years
Junior Secretariat Assistant (JNV Cadre) Between 18 to 27 years
Electrical Cum Plumber Between 18 and 40 years
Lab Attendant Between 18 and 30 years
Mess Helper Between 18 and 30 years
Multi-Tasking Staff Between 18 and 30 years

Age Relaxations for NVS Posts

The NVS has also allowed for age relaxations for various candidates belonging to certain categories. The details of the Age Relaxation are as follows:

Age Relaxation for NVS Posts 2022
Category Extent of Age Relaxation
Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe 5 Years
Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer) 3 Years
Regular NVS Employees only if applying for the post of JSA (HQ/RO Cadre), JSA (JNV Cadre) Lab Attendant, Mess Helper & MTS (Hqrs/RO cadre) No Age Bar
For the post of Mess Helper Age relaxation to the extent of period spent

as casual labourer in JNVs Mess including

broken period, if any will be given, provided

that one stretch of such service is for more than six months

For the post of Multi Tasking Staff (HQ/RO Cadre) No age bar for employees of NVS

including those who are working on

contract basis / daily wage basis in


Regular NVS Employees if applying for the post of Assistant Commissioner, Assistant Commissioner (Admn.), Assistant Section Officer, Audit Assistant, Junior Translation Officer, Junior Engineer (Civil), Female Staff Nurse, Stenographer, Computer Operator, Catering Assistant, Electrician cum Plumber 5 years
Candidates with 3 years continuous service in Central Govt. provided the posts are in same or allied cadres 5 Years
Persons ordinarily domiciled in State of Jammu & Kashmir during 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989 5 Years
Persons with disabilities

(i) SC/ST

(ii) OBC (NCL)

(iii) General

15 years

13 years

10 years

Ex-Servicemen who has put in not less than six months continuous service in Armed Forces (Army, Navy and Air Force) shall be allowed to deduct the period of such service from his/her actual age and if the resultant age does not exceed maximum age limit prescribed for the post by more than three years, he / she shall

be deemed to satisfy the condition regarding age limit.

(Important: Such ex-

servicemen who are already employed as regular civil employees under Government by availing the benefit of reservation as ex-servicemen are entitled for age relaxation only as provided under extant rules). Candidates applying under ex-serviceman category should mandatorily furnish an undertaking as per Annexure-I (as available in the detailed notification published on NVS

website) at the time of verification of documents/interview.

Frequently Asked Question about NVS Age Limit


For which NVS posts there is no age limit?

There is no age bar for regular NVS Employees, only if, applying for the post of JSA (HQ/RO Cadre), JSA (JNV Cadre), Lab Attendant, Mess Helper & MTS.

Does NVS recruit teachers every year?

The Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS) conducts the recruitment drive for the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas and regional offices of the Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti every year to fill in the vacancies for various posts that arise throughout the year.

What is NVS salary?

The total salary of the NVS TGT is Rs 44,900 – Rs 1,42,400. However, the Grade pay is Rs 4600 for NVS TGT, and the Special allowance is Rs 4490. Apart from that, there are several other components that come under the allowance of the NVS posts.

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