NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF OPEN SCHOOLING [NIOS]

NIOS is an autonomous organization set up by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India. The Govt. of India has vested authority with NIOS to conduct Public Examinations and provide Secondary and Senior Secondary level certificates, which are equivalent to the certificates provided by any other board. NIOS is one of the national boards like CBSE and ICSE.

COURSES OFFERED

Secondary Course

This course is equivalent to Class X.
Qualification:
14 Years Complete.
Supporting Documents:
Transfer Certificate from a normal school or Self Certificate.
Certificate of Class VIII passed or Self Certificate.
Passport photocopy of the student.
Passport photocopy of the parent.
Eight passport size photographs.

Senior Secondary Course

This course is equivalent to Class XII.

Min. Educational Qualification:
Certificate of the Secondary Examination passed from a recognized Board of Secondary Education.

Supporting Documents: Attested copy of the certificate of Matriculation / Secondary / High School examination from a recognized Board of Secondary Education.

Passport photocopy of the student.

Passport photocopy of the parent.

Eight passport size photographs.

Subjects Offered: Group A: Hindi, English and few selected regional languages
Group B: Subjects of Science, Commerce and Arts stream

Scheme of Studies

Minimum 5 subjects with one or two languages from Group A and the remaining subjects from Group B.

Foundation Course:

This course is equivalent to Class VIII and is offered to enable the learners to acquire functional and basic level competence for Secondary education.

Subjects Offered: English, Mathematics, Science, Social Science and Hindi (optional).

Highlights and Flexibilities

Recognized quality education

No age limit

Choice of Subjects

Twice a year examination

Credit Accumulations

Transfer of Credit facility

Students of any nationality

Five Reasons to Make National Institute of Open Schooling Your Choice

Freedom to Learn
With a motto to ‘reach out and reach all’, NIOS follows the principle of freedom to learn i.e., what to learn, when to learn, how to learn and when to appear in the examination is decided by you. There is no restriction of time, place and place of learning.

2. Flexibility 
The NIOS provides flexibility with respect to :
- Scheme of Studies: You can choose subjects of your choice from the given list keeping in view the passing criteria.
- Scheme of Examination: Public Examination are held twice a year. Nine Examination chances are offered in five years. You can take any examination during this period when you are well prepared and avail the facility of credit accumulation also.
- On Demand Examination: You can also appear in the On Demand Examination (ODE) of NIOS at Secondary level at the Headquarter at Delhi as and when you are ready for the examination.

3. Relevance
The NIOS courses and programmers are functional, useful in daily life and also set the pathway for further studies. Successful alumnae of NIOS are pursuing higher studies in Knowledge village and Academic city.

4. Transfer of credits
The NIOS acknowledges previous knowledge by allowing transfer of credits up to two subjects passed from some of the Boards of Examination / State Open Schools.

5. Recognized Quality Education
The NIOS takes conscious steps to provide quality education. The Govt. of India has vested authority with NIOS to conduct Public Examinations and provide Secondary and Senior Secondary level certificates, which are equivalent to the certificates provided by any other Board.
NIOS is one of the National Boards like CBSE or CISCE.