NIOS Online Admission 2017 – 2018

NIOS is conducting 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 online process using its web portal

Important Dates for NIOS Online Admission 2017 has been given below:

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 nationalised bank only in favour 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.

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 acknowledgement 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.

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

All AIs/Study Centres of NIOS are authorised to open on On-line 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 Accumulatin and other flexible features of NIOS etc. The AI and other agencies will provide a copy of acknowledgement containing the reference number generated by computer to students for future correspondence with NIOS. Further with a view to reach far flung areas, NIOS has signed an MoU with the Common Service Centres (CSCs), Ministry of IT, Govt. of India and other Facilitation Centres. Now more thanone lakh CSCs NIOS Facilitation Centres will provide On line services of NIOS to the candidates at a pre-fixed charges. The details of the pre-fixed charges are available on NIOS website.

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 ‘C’.
  • 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

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. If you do not have the requisite gap of two years, you can appear in a maximum of four subjects only in the forthcoming April- May examination and subsequent October-November Examination. In case registered for more than 4 subjects, then first 4 subject 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.

In case, your AI stands cancelled/ non functional, you may pay your examination fee online in the prescribed form at the concerned Regional Centre of the area  within the prescribed dates in person or by post along with the bank draft. The Bank Draft is to be drawn in favour of “Secretary, National Institute of Open Schooling,” payable at the concerned Regional Centre.

Contact your AI or log on to NIOS website about two weeks prior to commencement of examination for finding out details regarding your Examination Centre and date sheet.

Fixation of Examination Centre is the prerogative of NIOS. However, the examination centres are normally fixed in District Headquarters, Sub-Divisional Headquarters and other available places nearest to the AIs.

Learners has to appear in the Examination Centre allotted to you by NIOS. The decision of NIOS with regard to allotment of Examination Centre will be final.

In case you appear in an Examination Centre other than the one allotted by NIOS, your result will not be declared and your case will be treated as having resorted to unfair means.

For more detail about NIOS Online Admission 2017 download Information Brochure.

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