The applicant should have passed the Higher Secondary School Certificate (Std.XIIth)examination of the Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education or its equivalent examination with English, Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects with one of the following subjects Chemistry/Bio-Technology/Computer Science /Biology and secured not less than 50% marks in the aggregate of subjects of Physics & Mathematics with one of the following subjects Chemistry/Bio-Technology/Computer Science/Biology, obtained in one and the same sitting. (40% for the applicants belonging to SC, ST and OBC only)
Applicant belonging to General Category must have studied and passed Std. XIIth or equivalent examination from schools/colleges in the State of Goa and must have resided in Goa continuously for a minimum period of 10 years (5 years for those whose either of the parents/ grandparents is born in Goa), immediately preceding the last date/month of application OR Be son/daughter of Government of Goa deputationists or employees posted outside Goa and must have passed the qualifying examination from Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi or other recognised State Boards.
Relaxations in Residential requirement:
a) Any period spent by the applicant outside Goa on account of posting / leave/training / deputation of either of his / her parents being the Goa State Government Employee shall be counted towards the continuous residence of 10 years (5 years for those whose either of the parents/grand parents is born in Goa).
b) Any period spent by the applicant in another State, under the scheme of Exchange Programme as the student of Navodaya Vidyalaya from Goa, shall be counted towards the ten years continuous residence in Goa (5 years for those whose either of the parents/grand parents is born in Goa).
c) An applicant born in Goa and has studied and passed qualifying examination (Std. XIIth) from schools/colleges in the State of Goa, should have minimum residence of overall 10 years in the State of Goa, as on last date of submission of application for admission.