NIOS has introduced 100% On-line admission at the Secondary and the Senior Secondary level in order to facilitate learners to register. The NIOS takes conscious steps to provide quality education. The Govt. of India has vested in NIOS the authority to conduct Public Examinations and provide the Secondary and the Senior Secondary level certificates, which are equivalent to the certificates provided by any other Board of School Education. The Public Examinations are held twice in an year. Candidates can get complete details on NIOS Admission 2019 from this page.

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NIOS Admission 2019

NIOS is going to conduct the online admission for the academic year 2018-19. NIOS acknowledges previous knowledge by allowing transfer of credits of upto two subjects passed from International, National and State Boards of Examination / State Open Schools with whom NIOS has entered into agreements.

Important Dates

Application Form

Application Form for NIOS Admission 2019 for admission into Secondary and the Senior Secondary classes has been released. Candidates can apply online as well as offline for NIOS Admission 2019. Candidates have to register first to apply online. Download the application form which is available in information brochure to apply offline.

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.

Scheme of Studies

The Scheme of Studies for the Secondary and the Senior Secondary Courses is given below. For obtaining a Pass Certificate, a learner is required to pass in a minimum of five subjects including one or maximum of two languages from Group ‘A’ and other three or four subjects from Group ‘B’. However, a learner is free to take upto two additional subjects and thus can choose maximum of seven subjects.

Re-admission of Ex-NIOS Learners

The learners of NIOS at Secondary/Senior Secondary level who have completed their validity period of five years of admission, but could not complete the course, are eligible to take Re-admission with NIOS. The credit of subjects passed (maximum of four subjects) in the previous admission will be transferred on submission of the original Marksheet for seeking fresh admission, if these subjects are passed by the learners through NIOS during the last ten years (i.e., if passed during 2009 or later). The learner is required to pay TOC fee as per details in Table-6A by mentioning Code No. “9901 National Institute of Open Schooling”

Note: Re-admission is not allowed to the learners of NIOS whose admission is still valid.

Transfer of Credit (TOC)

Ex-Secondary/Senior Secondary learners of the following Boards of School Education who have passed in at least one subject, but have not qualified in the course, may seek admission in the respective course at NIOS and avail facility of TOC.

Note: A learner should seek Transfer of Credits (TOC) at the time of admission in the subjects which are included in NIOS scheme of studies.

Cancellation of Admission

Learner’s admission will be cancelled:

  • in case the admission form is incomplete,
  • in case of non-receipt of print out of internet received application form within stipulated time
  • in case the fee paid is short,
  • in case the supporting documents are not complete,
  • *in case false documents have been submitted, if incorrect or wrong information is given,
  • in case required educational qualifications are not fulfilled,
  • in case the minimum age criterion is not fulfilled,
  • in case the Secondary examination is not passed from a recognised Board.
  • in case the residential proof is not attached.

Note: Admission once cancelled will not be re-considered.
* Fee will not be refunded in such cases.

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.

Do check the particulars given in the Identity Card. Discrepancies, if any, may be brought to the notice of the concerned Regional Centre through AI immediately. Learner should retain his/her Identity Card carefully till he/ she completes his/her study in NIOS.

Correction in the admission record will be made as per rules only which are available on NIOS website.

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.

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

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