An 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 are born in Goa), immediately preceding the last date/month of application OR be son/daughter of Government of Goa deputations and employees posted outside Goa and must have passed the qualifying examinations from Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi or any other recognized State Board.
An applicant who is found eligible according to the above criterion in a particular year shall continue to be considered as eligible for the subsequent 4 years.
Relaxations in residential requirements for category 1 to 6 and 8
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/grandparents are born in Goa).
Any period spent by the applicant in another State, under the scheme of Exchange Programme as a student of Navodaya Vidyalaya from Goa, shall be counted towards 10 years continuous residence in Goa (5 years for those whose either of the parents/grandparents are born in Goa).
An applicant born in Goa and has studied and passed qualifying examination (Std. XIIth) from Schools/Colleges in the State of Goa, shoud have a minimum residence of overall 10 years in the State of Goa, as on the last date of submission of application for admission.