Government of India (GoI) started Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs) in accordance with the National Policy of Education 1986. The JNVs are located in 27 States and 7 Union Territories. These are co-educational residential schools fully financed and administered by the GoI through an autonomous organization, Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti. Admissions in JNVs are made through the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Selection Test (JNVST) at Class VI. Students of the JNVs appear for X and XII class examinations of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).