NIOS conducts public examinations twice in a year i.e. October and April, respectively in the entire length and breadth of the country. In order to facilitate the learners to deposit admission and examination fee, NIOS has introduced the system of submission of the same through the online process using its web portal Students can grab all the information related to NIOS Online Admission 2018 – 19 such as important dates, eligibility application form etc.

NIOS Online Admission 2018 – 2019

NIOS conducting Online admission 2018-19. NIOS has signed MoU with the Army Educational Corps(AEC), the Ministry of Defence for upgrading the Educational Qualification of Army personnel up to Secondary(10th) and Senior Secondary (12th) of NIOS respectively.

Dates of Admission under Streams-1 throughout the year in Two Blocks:

Date of Admission Block -I Date of Admission Block -II Fee
16 Mar – 31 Jul 2018 16 Sep – 31 Jan 2019 Without late fee
01 to 15 Aug 2018 01 to 15 Feb 2019 With late fee Rs.200/-
16 to 31 Aug 2018 16 to  28 Feb 2019 With late fee Rs.400/-
01 to 15 Sep 2018 01 to 15 mar 2019 With late fee Rs.700/-

Application Form

The procedure for On-line Admission for all above four streams is as follows :

  • Candidates can log on to NIOS website or also from the given above link.
  • Complete the information about online Admission/Examination including the fees details and its submission is displayed.
  • Learner registers himself with NIOS website by submitting an e-mail ID and password.
  • Access/display of Online Admission Form and filling-up of the Admission Form and attaching the image of the student’s photograph as indicated.
  • Mention correct postal address where I-card, Self Learning Material etc., could be delivered by NIOS.

Fees for On-line Admission

There will be three options for the payment of fees:

(A) The fee can be deposited On-line through Credit Card / Debit Card /Net Banking.

(B) Through Bank Draft of any nationalized bank only in favor of Secretary, NIOS payable at respective Regional Centres of NIOS.

(C) If admission is done through Common Services Centres, fee could be paid Electronic Wallet of CSCs.

Eligibility Criteria


  • Admission Forms received without required supporting documents will be rejected and fee will not be refunded.
  • If the Secondary level examination is not passed from a recognised Board, admission at Sr. Secondary level will not be considered. List of recognised Boards is given at Appendix ‘A’.
  • If you possess a High School/Secondary Certificate from any Foreign Board/University and want to take admission to Senior Secondary course of NIOS, you will be required to attach a certificate from the concerned Embassy and Association of Indian Universities (AIU) to the effect that the examination passed by you is equivalent to the Indian High School/Secondary Examination.
  • If a candidate has been debarred by any other Board for using unfair means at any stage, he/she will not be eligible for admission in NIOS.
  • In case of learners concealing the information, their admission will be cancelled, even at later stage.

Instruction for the Candidates

Once an application is submitted for processing to NIOS, an Acknowledgement Receipt is generated and sent back to the learner, e-mail ID indicating his/her unique Reference Number, his/her personal details, fees details, etc.

The learner will be required to send a print-out of the internet filled in Application Form (not the acknowledgment receipt) along with demand draft in case of payment option (B) and relevant documents at the address given in the instructions within a week of registration. Candidate must mention their names and registration number on the back of the photograph before affixing and also on the back of Bank Draft of fee if fee is paid through Bank Draft. Confirmation of admission of Online learners will be subject to the receipt of the Application Form alongwith the required documents and requisite fees. If the form is not received within another Ten days at NIOS Regional Centre, your admission may be cancelled.

It is informed that after final submission of data, print out of computer generated application form (NIOS Copy), acknowledgment receipt (Learner’s Copy), instructions to be followed by the Learners and a address slip of the addressee at which the application to be sent would be printed. Learners
are advised to read the instructions carefully before application is dispatched to the NIOS. While application form is dispatched to NIOS, it may be ensured that only NIOS copy of the admission form alongwith the enclosures may be sent. The application and the enclosures may be kept carefully in a good quality envelope on which the address slip printed from the computer may be pasted. The Learners copy shall be retained by the Learner for future reference.

Candidates are advised to dispatch the Application Form through speed post services of the Postal Department and keep the original receipt issued by Post Office for future reference. This is to ensure delivery of the Application Form timely.

Admission through AI (Study Centre)/Common Service Centre/Authorised Facilitation Centre

All AIs/Study Centres of NIOS are authorised to open on Online Registration Counter for facilitating learners in taking On-line admission. They will also help the learners in pre-admission counselling, choice of Study Centres/Course, Medium of Instruction, Transfer of Credit, Credit Accumulation and other flexible features of NIOS etc. The AI and other agencies will provide a copy of acknowledgment containing the reference number generated by a computer to students for future correspondence with NIOS. Further, with a view to reaching far-flung areas, NIOS has signed a MoU with the Common Service Centres (CSCs), Ministry of IT, Govt. of India and other Facilitation Centres. Now more than one lakh CSCs NIOS Facilitation Centres will provide Online services of NIOS to the candidates at pre-fixed charges. The details of the pre-fixed charges are available on NIOS website.

Admit card

NIOS Examination 2018 admit card will be released after successful completion of registration process. Candidates who will complete registration process before or on last date will be able to download admit card approximately three weeks before the Main exam. The official link to download admit card for NIOS 2018 Examination will be updated here.

Confirmation of Admission

Admission to a particular course is normally confirmed by NIOS by issuing an Identity Card having learners admission particulars as per the record available in NIOS. If any discrepancy is noticed at any stage of admission and even if the Identity Card is issued, the admission will be cancelled and result will not be declared even if you have appeared in examination.

Correction in the admission record will be made as per rules only which are available on NIOS website.
The learners appearing in external public examination/ODES will be required to produce the Identity Card issued by NIOS at the time of appearing in examinations failing which they will not be allowed to appear in the examination

Important Instruction

Learners admitted to Senior Secondary Course must ensure that for the purpose of obtaining a certificate at the Senior Secondary level, a two-year gap is essential from the year of passing the Secondary examination. In case Candidate registered for more than 4 subjects, then first 4 subjects shall be considered for appearing in the examination. You will be eligible to appear in the remaining subjects only on completion of the two years gap. In the absence of the two years gap, your examination fee will be adjusted for the first four opted subjects and the remaining fee, if paid for other subjects, will be forfeited.

No examination fee will be accepted at NIOS Headquarters.

The fee concession is provided to females, SC/ST/Ex-Servicemen and differently abled/Divyang learners as per NIOS norms.

The specially designed printed Self Instructional Material for different subjects alongwith other support material is provided to learner through post at his/her home address. A learner is, therefore, expected to give his/her correct and complete home address.

For more detail about NIOS Online Admission 2018 download Information Brochure.

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