The National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) was set up as the National Open School in 1989 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, as an autonomous organization. It provides educational opportunities to persons who wish to study further and qualify or in other words student who has dropped off regular studies, they can continue their education via open schooling, open schooling allows a candidate to take direct examinations in Class X (secondary) provided one has a basic elementary education or class XII (senior secondary) provided they have passed a Class X examination or the equivalent of the same.
- NIOS Registration Form
- NIOS Date Sheet for Class 10 and Class 12
- NIOS Admit Card for Class 10 and Class 12
- NIOS Result for Class 10 and Class 12
- NIOS Previous Year Question Papers for Class 10 and Class 12
- NIOS Sample Papers for Class 10 and Class 12
The NIOS Exams are held twice a year. A learner seeking admission through Stream-1 in Block I and Block II can appear the first time only in April-May and October-November Examinations respectively in the following year. However, a learner is also eligible to appear through On Demand Examination System (ODES) at the Secondary Level and the Senior Secondary level in those subjects only in which the learner has taken admission in NIOS.
Procedure for Online Admission
Admissions are 100% Online admission through website www.nios.ac.in and the Student Portal of NIOS sdmis.nios.ac.in in order to facilitate the learners to register for admission.Under this scheme, the learner has four options
- Register Online directly by following the procedure laid down
- Visit nearest AI (Study Centre and take their help for Online registration. The list of Accreditation Institutions (AIs) is available on NIOS website
- Visit the concerned Regional Centre of NIOS and take its help for online-registration.
- Visit a Common Services Centre (CSC) of the Ministry of Information and Technology, Govt. of India.
There are four streams of Online admission catering to learners with different needs. The admissions in these four streams are mutually exclusive i.e., the learner can opt for one of them only.
Online Admission for all learners (Stream-1) – This stream for Online Admission is open for all the learners as per the laid down eligibility criteria for the Secondary and the Senior Secondary courses. The dates for Online Admission for stream-1 throughout the year (24×7) from the admission session 2019-20 and onwards are as follows.
(Stream-2) Online Admissions for learners who want to appear in October-November, examinations: This stream for Online admission is open for such learners who had appeared but could not clear or who were eligible but could not appear in the Public Examination of the Secondary/Senior Secondary level from any recognised Examination Board.
(Stream-3) Online Admission for learners who want to appear under the On Demand Examination System (ODES) of NIOS for the Secondary level : This stream for Online admission is open throughout the year for such learners who have already passed the Secondary Examination from the recognised Board and wish to take Part Admission in one subject or up to 4 subjects for updating their qualification, or learners who had appeared but could not clear, or who were eligible but could not appear in the Public Examination of the Secondary level from any recognised Board and want to appear through On Demand Examination System of NIOS for the Secondary level only.
(Stream-4) Online Admission for learners who want to appear under the On Demand Examination System (ODES) of NIOS for the Senior Secondary level: This stream for Online admission is open throughout the year for such learners who have already passed the Senior Secondary or above from any recognized Board/University and wish to take Part Admission in one subject or up to 4 subjects for updating their qualification; or learners who had appeared but could not clear; or who were eligible but could not appear in the Public examination of Senior Secondary level from any recognized Board and want to appear through On Demand Examination System of NIOS at the Senior Secondary level.
Note: A learner registering under the Stream-3 and the Stream-4 will be allowed to appear in the Examination only through On Demand Examination mode. He/she will not be allowed to appear in the Examination through the Public Examinations conducted by NIOS during October/November and April/May.
On Demand Examination System (ODES)
In case the learner is already a registered learner of NIOS at the Secondary or the Senior Secondary level, he/she has the option to appear in the Examination through NIOS On-Demand Examination System (ODES). He/she can appear in the examination through ODES as per his/her wish and preparation as and when he/she feels ready forthe examination, subject to availability of the seats in the Examination Centre.
Registration for On Demand Examination (ODE)
In order to avail the facility of On Demand Examination Sysetm (ODES), the learner has to be a registered one as a bonafide learner of NIOS having the Enrolment Number and a valid Identity Card. The registration for ODES is available for existing learners through Online only. The learners of Stream-1 Blocks I & II can seek online ODE registration only after April/May (B-1) and October/November (B-2) public examinations. On Demand Examination fee can be paid either through Credit Card , Debit Card or Net Banking.
Confirmation of Admission
Admission to a particular course is confirmed by NIOS by issuing an online Identity Card having learners admission particulars as per the record available in NIOS. In case any discrepancy is noticed at any stage of admission and even if the Identity Card has been issued, the admission will be cancelled and result will not be declared even if he/she has appeared in examination.