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NIOS - National Institute of Open Schooling

NIOS, an open school is a board of education under the Constitution of the Union of India. Although being designed for distance learning, NIOS offers a formal and standard secondary and senior secondary program similar to CBSE.

Open school requires an exam where you can not go to school and offer an nios admission exam that is known as an national institute of open schooling test. National Open Schoolis holding an open board exam in India. In NIOS school, you can offer two period exams, i.e. April and October, at any session. The national institute of open schooling result Board shall administer both the 10th and 12th level exams. It’s the national administration. We also offer Spoken english classes for students.

Eligibility Criteria

Secondary: The minimum age to take admission in these open school courses the Secondary Course is 14 years as on 31st July, at the time of submitting application.
An open school learner giving a self-certificate “I have studied enough to be able to pursue secondary course” is also eligible for admission to the Secondary Course.
A learner who had studied at the secondary level can also seek admission in national institute of open schooling either to complete his course or to improve his performance.
Sr. Secondary: The minimum age to take nios admission in the Senior Secondary Course is 15 years. As on 31st July, at the time of submitting application.
In order to take nios on demand admission in the Senior Secondary course, the national open school learner must have passed the Secondary course from a recognised Board.

Date of admissions

Block for Online AdmissionDates of Online Admission Stream-1FeeExamination in which the students can appear first time
Block-1 (April/May)16th March – 31 JulyNormal FeeApril/May Next Year
1 August – 15th Augustwith late fee of Rs. 1000/-
16th August to 31st Augustwith late fee of Rs. 2000/-
1st Sept. to 15th Septwith late fee of Rs. 4000/-
Block-II (October/November, 2020)16th Sept. to 31st JanuaryNormal FeeOctober/November Next Year
1st February to 15th Februarywith late fee of Rs. 1000/-
16th February to 28th Februarywith late fee of Rs. 2000/-
1st March. to 15th Marchwith late fee of Rs. 4000/-

Supporting Documents required

The nios board learner has to be ready with the Scanned copy/soft copy (jpg, jpeg files) of the given below documents which will be required to be uploaded while registering for the Admission to Secondary and Senior Secondary courses

Recent Passport size color Photograph
Signature (preferably in Black Ink)
Valid identity proof (like Aadhaar Card or Passport or Ration card or etc.)
Valid proof of Date of Birth (like Aadhaar Card with date of birth printed on it in the dd/mm/yyyy format, Birth Certificate etc.)
A valid proof of Residence (like Aadhaar Card with complete address printed on it, valid Passport etc.).
Address proof i.e. Aadhaar Card/Water Bill/Electricity Bill/Voter ID/Ration Card/Indian

Passport/Statement of Operational Bank Account/Appointment Letter from the Employer on Printed Letter Head, if living in rented accommodation – copy of any proof of permanent address along with present Rented Agreement

Class 8th marksheet (in case of secondary course) or class 10th marksheet (in case of senior secondary course)
Social category/Caste certificate (in case the learner belongs to SC/ST/OBC social category).o Ex-serviceman certificate (in case he/she is an Ex-serviceman)
Disability certificate (in case he/she is having any kind of disability)
Fail Mark sheet of previous Board, failing which Transfer of Credit (TOC) marks will not be

updated in national institute of open schooling result. If TOC Board marked with (*Other) is selected then the national institute of open schooling result should be available on the Concerned Board Website or Learner has to submit result verification letter from Concerned Board as per NIOS norms

After reading the instructions click on the “Register” button in the Stream 1 block 1 section. This will display some other important instructions and a declaration. Read the instructions/declaration and then click on Proceed. The learner can click on Cancel button if he/she does not want to continue the process.
NOTE: The open board learner is not required to send/submit the hard copy of the form and the documents but it is mandatory to upload the required documents online. If required by NIOS school management or if any other discrepancy is found in the submitted online application form/documents, the learner shall be required to submit the printed application form along with the documents and photograph. This requirement will be communicated to him/her through email and SMS.
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