Navodaya Vidyalayas offer free education to talented children from Class-VI to XII. Navodaya  Vidyalayas are affiliated to the CBSE. Entry to a Navodaya Vidyalaya is in Class-VI only along with lateral entry into Class IX & XI.  Each  Navodaya Vidyalaya is a co-educational residential institution providing free  boarding and lodging, expenses on uniforms, text books, stationery, daily use items, CBSE exam fee (CBSE exam fee is payable by students who appear at scool level final exam in class X). However, a nominal fee @  Rs. 600/- per month is charged from students of  Class IX to XII for Vidyalaya Vikas Nidhi whose parents are not govt employee.  The students belonging to SC, ST categories, girls, disabled students, orphans and children of the families below poverty line are exempted from paying this  fee. If, the parents are govt. employee then a fee @ Rs. 1500/- per month is payable by students of class- IX to XII irrespective of any category. All Students from class- VI to VIII are not required to pay any fee.