National Insttitute of Open Schooling – NIOS Admission 2017

National Institute of Open Schooling invites application for admission to Secondary and Senior Secondary Courses.

  • Admission : You can take admission Online under various streams or through Study Centres at Secondary and Senior Secondary levels.

NOIS Examination : 

  • The Public Examinations are held twice in a year.
  • Nine examination chances are offered to a learner in five years.
  • A learner can take any examination during this period as and when he / she is well prepared and can avail the facility of credit accumulation.

NIOS On Demand Examination :

  • A learner can also appear under the On-Demand Examination System ( ODES ) of NIOS at the Secondary and the Senior Secondary levels at the NIOS Headquarter, NOIDA at the Regional Centres of NIOS, and at 43 Kendriya Vidyalayas across India. A learner is eligible for On Demand Examination after first public examination.

NIOS Admission Eligibility Criteria 2017

  • Secondary ( Class X ) : 14 years as on 31st July, 2017. Class VIII passed or self certificate ( as prescribed in the admission form ).
  • Senior Secondary ( Class XII ) : 15th years as on 31st July, 2017.  Secondary ( Class X ) passed from any recognized board.

NIOS Secondary ans Senior Secondary Levels Entry Requirements   

RequirementSecondary CourseSenior Secondary Course
Online Admission Ist Block14 years as on 31st July, 2017 ( born on or before 31st July,2003 )15 years as on 31st July 2017 ( born on or before 31st July, 2002 )
Online Admission IIst Block14 years as on 31st January 2018 ( born on or before 31st January, 2004 )15 years as on 31st January 2018 ( born on or before 31st January, 2003 )
Essential Supporting Documents(i) Attested copy of Birth Certificate issued by the Municipal Authority or District Office of the Registrar of Birth and Deaths for those born on or after 26.01.1989. OR(ii) Attested copy of Passport Issued by Govt. of India OR(iii) Original Transfer Certificate/School Leaving Certificate showing applicant's date of birth, issued by the last school attended by the applicant. In case of Govt. schools, the transfer certificate/ school leaving certificate should be signed by the Principal while in the case of Private schools, it should also be countersigned by the competent education authority of State/or District Education Officer. OR(iv) Attested copy of Aadhaar Card issued by the Agency of Govt. of India.Attested copy of the Certificate of Matriculation /  Secondary Examination having a record of the Date of Birth. ( No other proof of age will be accepted for Sr. Secondary admission ).
Notei) In case of Orphan / Juvenile /  Street Children, the Medical Legal Certificate alongwith affidavit issued by Ist class Magistrate or copy of Aadhaar Card may be provided as proof of Date of Birth(ii) Date of birth once given in the Admission Form shall not be changed. Please check and state the correct date of birth in Admission Form.
Minimum Educational QualificationsCertificate of Class VIII pass, orSelf Certificate ( as mentioned at the back of Admission Form )Copy of the Certificate of the Secondary Examination passed from a recognised Board of Secondary Education, duly attested by a Gazetted Officer

Certification of Criteria

CoursePass Criteria in a SubjectCertification Criteria
Secondary Course ( Class X )A minimum of 33% marks in the aggregate ( Theory plus practical wherever applicable ) in the Public Examination. The marks obtained in Internal Assessment will be shown separately in the Mark Sheet.Pass in 5 subjects including at least one but not more than two languages.
Senior Secondary Course ( Class XII )A minimum of 33% marks in the aggregate as well as separately in theory and practical’s in the Public Examination. The marks obtained in Internal Assessment will be shown separately in the Mark Sheet.Pass in 5 subjects including at least one but not more than two languages.

Choice in Medium of Instructions

  • NIOS offers its courses mainly in Hindi, English, Urdu, Marathi, Telugu, Gujarati, Malayalam, Tamil and Odia mediums at the Secondary stage.
  • Secondary Course : At Secondary level, the course is offered in Regional Mediums also besides these mediums. The choice of medium is also available in Write  Hindi,  English, Urdu, Marathi, Telugu, Gujarati, Malayalam, Odia and Tamil Medium in the box provided
  • Sr. Secondary Course : At Sr. Secondary level, the course is offered only Hindi,  English, Urdu, Odia, Bengali and Gujarati Medium in the box provided.

NIOS Medium for Exam

  • The question paper is bilingual ( Hindi & English ) in Secondary and Sr. Secondary for learners opted for Hindi / English medium of study.
  • However, learners are free to write their answer in any of the scheduled language.
  • These instructions are also given in the examination instructions of Answer Sheet.
  • For learners opted for Regional mediums or Urdu as medium of study, they will get the question paper in the respective medium only.
  • For example, for Medical course, various institutes will expect you to have passed with a combination of Chemistry, Physics and Biology/Bio-technology or any other two as languages.
  • The learners who wish to join formal School Board in class XI after passing NIOS examination of class X may opt for subjects combinations ( in 5 or 6 subjects as the case may be ) which are acceptable in class XI by such formal School Board, without prejudice to the rights of NIOS.

NIOS Salient Features

  • NIOS admission valid for five years freedom to choose NIOS study centre choice of subject, transfer of credits ( up to two subjects passed from selected recognized boards and upto four subjects if passed through NIOS ), credit accumulation on demand examination, etc.
  • Students can also take admission in off-line mode through the nearby NIOS accredited institutions ( AIs ) / Regional centres / sub – centres.

NIOS Fee Structure for Online Learners

Fee Structure (Without Late Fee) for Stream 1 of Online Admission :

CourseGeneral CategoryExempted Category*TOC Fee 
MaleFemaleSC / ST, Ex-Servicemen, Persons with Disabilities ( PWD )
Secondary Course(i) for 5 subjects(ii) for each additional subjectRs.1485/-Rs.600/-Rs.1210/-Rs.600/-Rs.990/-Rs.600/-Rs 150/- Per Subject
Senior Secondary Course(i) for 5 Subjects(ii) for each additional subjectRs.1650/-Rs.600/-Rs.1375/-Rs.600/-Rs.1075/-Rs.600/-Rs.150/- Per Subject

In addition to above Fee, Rupee 50/- ( Rs. Fifty Only ) will be added as cost of online Application Form.

How to Pay the Fee

Fees for NIOS On – line Admission :

  • The fee can be deposited On-line through Credit Card / Debit Card / Net Banking.
  • Through Bank Draft of any nationalised bank only in favour of Secretary, NIOS payable at respective Regional Centre of NIOS as per Appendix-B in case of Streams-1 & 2 and payable at NOIDA only in case of Streams-3 and 4 received within a week of Online registration.

Supporting Documents required form the Exempted Categories

  • SC / ST candidates : Copy of certificate issued by the Deputy Commissioner, or Magistrate or Commissioner SC/ST duly attested by a Gazetted Officer.
  • Ex – servicemen : A certificate from the Employer in original or duly attested by a Gazetted Officer.
  • Differently – abled persons : A certificate in original from a Govt. Hospital, and not from a private nursing home, clearly indicating nature and extent of disability.

Important dates for NIOS Admission 2017

  • A learner seeking admission through Stream-1 in Block I and Block II in 2017-18 can appear first time only in April-May and October-November Examinations respectively in the year 2018.

Contact Details

A – 24 / 25, Institutional Area,
Sector – 62, Noida – 201 309,
Gautam Budh Nagar,
Uttar Pradesh, India,
Email :,
Toll Free Number : 1800 180 9393,
Website :

122 thoughts on “National Institute of Open Schooling – NIOS Admission 2017

  1. I need help.. I take admission in Nios on march of this year to apply exam on october but i didn’t get any information about submission of registration now only i know but now i can’t fillup the form on this october exam but i want to apply on this october exam please give me suggestion i don’t know what to do now…

  2. do we have at hyderabad and is it equally valued as regular student,,please let me know i have failed in inter 2nd yr 2016 want to do sum professional course architecture

  3. My son is studying in 7th std he is learning in madarasa so he want write exam in Nios then how to register and what are the formalities

  4. Sir I would like to pursue Sr. Secondary in Oriya medium in Delhi. is it Possible to do so? if Yes what is the procedure. I am a working

  5. hello sir i have passed 10th class from nios in year of 2008 but i want correction in my max sheet so please give me your decision that why can be correction in my max sheet.

  6. i have send DD for changing the subject but i dnt know how verify whether the subject is changed or not

    help me plzzzzzzzzzzz

  7. Hi! I am Santosh Sharma. I want to join the organization fro both 10 and 12th exam

  8. hello sir/mam, i want to give 10 exam in this year so can i fillup the form. otherwise u can contact on this no. thank you

  9. i want to take admission in nios because i was fail in 11 th class .so nios has value in india or in foreign. i am studing with cbse board so it has value in comparision to cbse . if yes it has value then mail me.what is the date in year 2016 to take admission in 12th.
    rohit kumar

  10. I am living in siligur, west bengal. I would like to take admission in class xII immediately. kindly inform a recognised NIOS school in Siliguri.

  11. when my daughter clear 12th in u r institute she apply for PMT test is it possible u r institute certificate valuable for abroad study please clear me

    thanking u

  12. i take admission in urdu meduim but study metrial not recived from last3 months why it is going lat

  13. Hello my name is rahul n I m from Mumbai I have a Probelm n I need help to solve it I was on 5th n I leave my school for some family reason n shift to Gujarat n now I m 19 years old n now I want to study back I went to my school again but they tell now u have to chose private now what should I do plzzz tell me

  14. After doing science 12th from NIOS can the student take up professional course?

    Is such a student eligible to write the entrance exams for medicine and engineering?

    What is the procedure to apply for the professional courses?

  15. Hello sir madam My brother want a admission for ssc in nios for april/may 2016 so it is possible to take admission or not pls let me know

  16. My name is Ms KONIKA BOR. I took online admission for X class exam. 2016. I am told on phone that my Roll number is 210667152502. Till date I have NOT received the study material, Photo I.D. Card etc. Kindly send me the same most urgently so that I may prepare for exam in Oct.2016 accordingly. Thanks. My mobile number is 9718814293. Please reply me soon.

  17. When will be the paper held for a fresh candidate if he will take admission in january 2016

  18. Sir i passed 10 in 2015 i want to take addmission for class 11 th whats the procedure or should i directly admission for class 12 pleasetell the all the facilities and pricedure

  19. Sir, I have passed 10th class from jkbose now.I want to take take admissions in 11th class in nios sir I will take admissions please give me procedure to take admissions.

  20. I hv passed class’s 10th from jkbose now I want to take admission in 11 class I nios
    Sir when I will take admission nd what is the procedure to take admission

  21. I hv passed class’s 10th from jkbose now I want to take admission in 11 class
    Sir when I will take admission nd what is the procedure to take admission

  22. I will be appearing for my NIOS Secondary final exam in 2016. I would like to pursue further studies for Senior Secondary course , preferably through distance medium.Please advice.

  23. My son took an admission in NIOS enrollment number 47002152028 S.AmrrithSai but on the admit card the name is printed as S.Amrith Sai how to make correction.But on contacting the NIOS office at S.R.Nagar Hyderabad they said the correction was made but the admit card for April-2016 is printed as S.Amrith Sai instead of S.Amrith Sai please help.

  24. sir this is my requst to u that its was my last year of validity of nios 10 exam can i complet it in this year and sir please tell me process how to process for my exam to complet this 10 exam

  25. sir please can you help me.I anjana would like to do feather study have not finish my hsc but I want to do direct BA.Sir do you grant me this opportunity. this is my humble request.

  26. My son has done std V111th from CBSE DPS Varanasi last year .
    He is in class 1Xth currently. For doing Xth from NIOS he needs to fill form this year or next year

  27. i have leaving my study in 2002 12th class medical subject due to some personal problem now i want to study further, can i take admission in online NIOS plz inform me and what is the procedure

  28. my sister have failed in 9 class examination. in which course she can apply for?
    in art stream. and what is the fees for the course.

  29. I was did hsc in art
    but i was absent in last 4 pepar ,that y i was fail in hsc now i want to give repiter exam ,what can i do?
    I am did exam in gujrati midium ,please help me ,
    Rehana.i am waiting …

  30. I was did hsc but i was absent in last 4 pepar ,that y i was fail in hsc now i want to give repiter exam ,what can i do?
    I am did exam in gujrati midium ,please help me ,

  31. I am in army and a 1st grade telecommunication mechanic.pls suggest me for diploma from electronics and communication from your civil education is 10th class.

  32. Hi,
    I would like to take admission through your org for XII Arts, 2015, please guide me for same with Admission procedure and all details.

    Pooja Chavan


  34. I want to appear for class 12 exam in the ISC or CBSE in Humanities – geog, hist , econ, polt sc for march 2015 exam . I would like correspondence as well as attend classes please let me know if there is such a centre in kolkata and the procedure of application.
    Tanisha Ray

  35. Sir, I hv Done Classs 12th cbse board from Maths Stream , but wanna Do Bio Stream From your university, So am I eligible for it ? If yes Kindly msz me the deatils of It

  36. I want to take admission in 12 th class through open schooling. Please advice and help me out.\

    Thank You.
    Dawood Ahmad Ahanger
    Jammu and Kashmir

  37. I have done my 10th in the year if 2009 . Now I want to do 10+2.plz guide me what is the step for this…..thanks & regard…PANKAJ

  38. sir i want to admission in I.SC in nios but i have scarcity of SLC but have total original cirtificates of matric but i have a zerox of SLC , please advice me….

  39. Dear Sir,

    Could you please advise me the Math practical date for grade 10 student (retest)

    Thank you.


  40. hello sir, I am Anota in 2004 I got compartment in geography in 12th then I dropped my studies.. But I want to study further now.. can you please suggest.

  41. hello.. sir .. myself ANKIT SINGH NEGI. I COMplete my high school(english) on reglar basis 2009.. then i drop my stdy .. i have diploma in electrical.. i want to complete my senior sec. exam. in 2015.. is this possible.? pls. give me some sggestion onthis..

  42. Dear sir;
    i am shambhu sharma. i am adimited in nios board in sr.secondery(science stream) on
    april reference no:A0314310619, but i could not get my study material yet.
    so sir, i requested to you sir plesase informed me about my study material,when did i got taht.
    thank you.
    shambhu sharma

  43. Sir I am passed VIIIth class from Oriya Medium School and the school issue me a transfer certificate of the same. Due to some family problem I have not completed my schooling From 9th to onwards. Now I am 30 years old. Can I admit in your school in Class X through correspondence course.



  46. what is the procedure to take admission in 12 class . i am 36 year is it possible to take admission in j&k nios

  47. Sir I am reappear in 12th now I want to study in 12th from nois. Do I want to know that how to apply for off line admission and nearest school in samba or jammu with all admission details. Sent information in my mail..

  48. Sir I am a Difence personal & wish to admission in +2 sience(PCM) requied details of admission & requied date of submittion of Application through my mail.

  49. List of nios institution which provides the examination center in siliguri area for
    the admission of class X.

  50. i want to work with Nios As study center what i do please any body help in the situation zaffer from srinagar 9018840815

  51. I had not given my 12th board due to some family reasons so i want to complete my 12th from nios.So kindly say me what is the admission procedure and the time period when from the admission starts.thank you

  52. I had not given my 12th board exam for some heavy reasons,I want to complete my 12th from NIOS so kindly say me what is the admission procedure and from which month the admission procedure take place.Thank You

  53. sir
    please suggest me what i should to do and not to do
    i did my 12th from arts subject. now where i should to go for a better feature.

  54. My son is studying in 6th STD now, He is 13 years old. He is poor in academic. He need a admission in open school, what is the procedure for getting admission in open school?
    Sasi VP
    D.No.1,S.No-247/8,1st Main, Vagdevi Laout
    Munnakolala, Maratha Halli

  55. i want take admission in nios for 10+2 what is the proccedure of admission and what is how much money u will get for this, Plz Sir Help?
    Name :Sri Gautam Kumar Limbu, From Gurgaon On 18-02-2013 9.01 PM

  56. hi m 30 yrs old n my name is tashi! I want do it12th is it possible? I know its too late but I want start my study plzzzzzz tell me thanxxxxx!

  57. Dear sir, my name is shishir and i have passed my twelth exam in the non medical stream,now you please tell me that can i do the twelth again in medical stream.please tell me all the details regarding the last date of filling forms and exam dates,as i want to pass the twelth in medical in this year april 2012.
    please reply me soon.
    shishir soni

  58. Sir, I am President of Shri Mahalaxmi Educatinal & Self Employment Training Scoeity, Ugar, Tal. Athani, Dist. Belgaum.
    Our Society is run Job Information Center in Ugar village, as also we want to run NIOS Admission or study Center through our society.

    so please guid me for the same.

  59. I wated toa vocational course in computer and now i am doing english Honours 1year
    So please suggest mesomething
    For this i ll be very thankful

  60. i need information about direct ty ba or bcom, i am now hsc pass, and there more gap after hsc.i was complete hsc in 1994.can it possible.

  61. Sir My Sister want to give 12th examination tghis year from NIOS please enquire me about the important dates for July Session,and the procedures and adress of the Study centres

  62. sir i m giving CBSE+2 non medical exam in 2012 . bt i have a math mathmatics compartment in exam .so i want to gave NIOS exam with NON MEDICAL stream . what i do

  63. I am doing my 12 now ,this year but i dnt have any important subject that can make my addmission easer in any college. I wanted to appear for the psycology exam so i wanted to know that can i give the exam before giving my boards and how to apply for it

  64. I had taken admission in X & I have reveive a refrence N1211200241. But I am unable to open it Kindly help me

  65. dear sir,
    my enrollment no is 220068102009.i have taken admission on april still i have not received any books or admit card.

    so plz kindly mail me about the status of the admission as i was told my examination will be held on october……

  66. sir i have failed in maths physics & chemistry in karnataka board exam,so i have to fill nios form .plz show me the forum

  67. i want take admission in nios for 10+2 what is the proccedure of admission and what is how much money u will get for this

  68. sir, i have fail in cbse board physics compartment exam. i have to fill nios form of october. please show me the form.

  69. Sir I have failed in CBSE 12th compartment 2012 is it possible that by giving only math exam in october I should be passed in intermediate and eligible to take admission in BE or not.

    Kindly advise

  70. sir,I want admission in Open school,My age is 25yrs…can i elgible for this….Please suggest

  71. Sir,
    I got an arrier in general mathematics in +2 when i was done ten years back but now i want to do apply +2 as fresh candidates in NIOS by selecting 5 subjects without maths and accountancy. English, History, Economics, Commerece and pshychology or Political science. Is this elegible subjects to do BL degree which i have selected here, Could you pls conform to me.

    Thank you,

    Srinivasan S

  72. sir,
    i have failed Jr.inter in 1st yr board of intermediate AP, MATHS 1A
    Sr.inter 2nd yr MATHS 2B, physics. totally i have 3 subjects. i am eligible to join in NIOS to write the ensuing OCT/NOV 2012.kindly let me know the contact address of hyderabad, and the formalities for admission.

  73. i have failed maths & economics in cbse board 2012 exam, can i apply for october 2012 nios exam

  74. i have taken a admission on national institute of open schooling and my enroll number is-22000492240

  75. Please provide the details of petrochemical engineering with fees structure and eligibility criteria.


  77. Sir I have passed three subjects viz General English, Physics and Math and has been declared re-appear in Chemistry through state Board now can i pass the said class from your open school? what is the procedure?

  78. Sir, ‘m Sayan mandal.Due to some problem i didn’t able to give exams in 10th can i get admission in ur institute and this time I’ll try my best.

  79. i am failed in 12th class from j&k bose ( non-medical stream ) can i do admission in hr. secondary from nios , what is the procedure, and fee there any centre in jammu or any person to whom i can contact.

  80. i m mateen ahmed i have passed SR SEC please tel me how to apply for med or engg by entrance exam for govt seat

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