What is NIOS?

NIOS started as a project on "Open Schooling" under the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in 1979.It re-christened as the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) in July 2002.NIOS is the largest Open Schooling System in the world. Its flexible nature will allow the participants to complete the course by giving 9 chances in 5 years with the provision of re admission after the 5 years.

It gives certified courses on A level, B level, C level equivalent to Class III, V, VIII respectively of formal Education and Secondary - leading to Secondary School Certificate and Sr. Secondary - leading to Senior Secondary School Certificate. NIOS also provides open vocational education and Life enrichment programmes.

Is NIOS really easy?

    It does not have any such reputation of being difficult to score marks in their exams. So you can score good marks in NIOS exam

The syllabus which NIOS provides?

Edison national board that offers examinations for secondary and senior secondary examinations similar to the CBSE and CISCE. From 2004 to 2009 at secondary and senior secondary level enrolls about 350,000 students annually which makes it the largest open schooling system in the world.

Eligibilities for 10th admission

  • Candidates should be passed 8th class.
  • Candidates must be at least 14 years old or..
  • Candidates giving a self-certificate " I've studied enough to be able to pursue a secondary course" are also eligible for admission to the secondary course.
  • Also for 10th failures.

Eligibilities for 12

  • Learners should be a minimum of 15 years.
  • Should have passed SSLC.

Subjects for 10th & 12th

For certification, a minimum of five subjects including one language or at most two languages are compulsory for higher studies.

Why should students opt for it?

    It is more useful for the students who failed in SSLC and Plus two exams or if they have dropped out for any reason as they can complete the education in the same year with the on demand examination facility.