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General Questions

What is the proceder of taking admission in NIOS?

Ans : NIOS has introduced 100% On-line admission at the Secondary and the Senior Secondary level in order to facilitate learners in registering themselves with it.
Under this scheme, learners have three options:
(i) They can register themselves on-line directly by visiting the website of NIOS i.e.,
(ii) They may visit their nearest AI (Study Centre)/Facilitation Centre and take their help for On-line registration.
(iii) They may visit their Regional Centres and take their help for on line registration.
(iv) Candidates can also use the Services of Common Services Centres of Govt. of India for On-line registration throughout the Country.

What is the valid proof of date of birth?

Ans : The certificate of date of birth issued by a Municipal Corporation, a Municipal body, a village Panchayat or any other body authorised by Registrar, Birth and Death, Government of India is a valid proof. However, in case of orphans, street children etc., a medical certificate in respect of age issued by Government Hospital is also acceptable as valid proof.

What is the validity period of admission?

Ans : Admission once registered is valid up to next 5 years.

Does NIOS allow any fees concession?

Ans : Fee concession is provided to female and SC/ST/Ex-Servicemen and the differently abled candidates as per NIOS norms.

Can any learner take direct admission in the Senior Secondary courses?

Ans : To take admission in the Senior Secondary course, the candidate must have passed the Secondary course from a recognised Board.

What is minimum age to take admission in the Senior Secondary Course?

Ans : The minimum age to take admission in the Senior Secondary Course is 15 years, as on 31st July of the year of admission.

What are the mediums of studies available in NIOS?

Ans : The NIOS offers the Secondary courses in English, Hindi, Urdu, Marathi, Telugu, Gujarati, Malayalam and Odia mediums; and the Senior Secondary courses in English, Hindi, Urdu and Bengali mediums.

What are the subjects available for the Secondary Course (Class-X)?

Ans : English, Urdu, Sanskrit, Bengali, Marathi, Telugu, Gujarati, Kannada, Punjabi, Assamese, Nepali, Malayalam, Odia, Arabic, Persian, Tamil, Mathematics, Science and Technology, Social Science, Economics, Business Studies, Home Science; Psychology, Indian Culture and Heritage, Painting, Data Entry Operations..

What is the admission fee for registration and examination fees?

Ans : The latest fee structure for registration and examination is given on NIOS website and in the prospectus.

Can a student take admission in Secondary/Senior Secondary Course of NIOS after passing the Secondary/Senior Secondary course from a formal board?

Ans : Yes, if you have completed the Secondary/Senior Secondary Course from any National/State Board of Education and want to take admission in NIOS for the same course, you will be allowed to take admission in NIOS in upto four subjects. On successful completion, you will get only the mark sheet. No certificate is issued under dual/part admission scheme.

Can a learner pursuing the academic stream opt for subjects of vocational stream also?

Ans : Yes, it is permissible.

Are the Common Services Centres (CSC) of Government of India authorised to act as NIOS facilitation centres?

Ans : Yes, NIOS has entered into an MOU with CSC e-Governance India Ltd., Ministry of Information and Technology, Government of India. Under this MOU, all the Common Services Centres throughout the country will be acting as facilitation Centres of NIOS where any prospective candidates can avail various on-line facilities of NIOS at the prescribed rates. These rates are given at page 7 to 9 of the Handbook.
The amout as per these rates is to be paid by the candidate to the facilitation centre and will be in addition to the registration fee of NIOS.

Can a learner take vocational subjects along with academic courses at Secondary and the Senior Secondary level?

Ans : Yes, in order to make NIOS courses more meaningful, vocational courses are offered independently or in combination with academic subjects at the Secondary and the Senior Secondary level.

How do I get confirmation of my admission?

Ans : Admission to a particular course is normally confirmed by NIOS by issuing an identity card having your admission particulars as per the records available with NIOS. On confirmation of admission, enrolment number is also informed to the candidate.

Can a learner choose any subject combination?

Ans : A learner can choose subjects of his/her choice from the list provided at NIOS website and prospectus keeping in view the passing criteria and Certification criteria, as also the requirement of other Boards/University for further education.

Am I eligible to appear in NEET & AIIMS Medical entrance exam being a NIOS Student?
Yes, you are eligible to appear in NEET & AIIMS examination after completion of 12th standard from NIOS Board.





What is the eligibility criteria for admission to Secondary Course?

Ans : A person who has passed class VIII and has valid proof of attaining 14 years of age can apply for registration to a Secondary Course.
A self certificate I have studied enough to be able to pursue Secondary course is also eligible for admission to the Secondary course.
A person who had studied at Secondary level can also seek admission in NIOS either to complete his course or to improve his performance.

What are the subjects available for the Senior Secondary Course (Class-XII)?

Ans : Hindi, English, Bengali, Tamil, Urdu, Sanskrit, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Geography, Political Science, Economics, Business Studies, Accountancy, Home Science, Psychology, Computer Science, Sociology, Painting, Environmental Science, Mass Communication, Data Entry Operations. In this regard, please check the latest Academic Prospectus.

Can I change my subjects during the validity period of my admission?

Ans : Yes, you can change one or more subjects, provided the total number of subjects does not exceed seven. However, such a change is permissible within four years of your registration, so that you can appear in Public Examination within the validity period of admission. No change/addition of subjects will be allowed in the first examination. Subjects already passed cannot be changed.

How many subjects are required to be taken for obtaining the pass certificate of Class-X?

Ans : For obtaining a pass certificate at the Secondary level, a learner is required to pass in a minimum of five subjects including one or maximum two languages.

Can I seek admission in additional subjects also?

Ans : Yes, you can opt upto two additional subjects. Thus, in all you can choose a maximum of seven subjects.

How do I get the self-instructional material?

Ans : The specially designed printed Self Learning Material for different subjects alongwith other support material will be provided to you through post at your home address. You are therefore expected to give your correct and complete home address.

How can I procure myself study material in case my parcel is not delivered?

Ans : In case of undelivered parcel of study material, you shall be required to pay Rs. 100/- (Rupees one hundred only) by way of Demand Draft in favour of Secretary, NIOS, Payable at NOIDA (U.P.) for re-despatch of study material at your residence to the Dy. Director, Material Distribution Unit, C/o CWC, G T Karnal Road, Rana Pratap Bagh, Delhi-110033

Is there any provision for correction in admission record?

Ans : Yes, in case any particulars such as name, fathers name, mothers name, date of birth, address and photo etc., are not correctly entered at the time of admission, the learner may request for correction of the same by producing supporting documents to the concerned Regional Centre. Guidelines in this regard are also hosted on NIOS website.

Can a learner change a subject or take additional subjects?

Ans : A learner can change his/her subject or can add any additional subject after taking admission, on payment of requisite fee.

Do NIOS issue duplicate identity card?

Ans : Yes, In case of loss of Identity card, a duplicate Identity card can be issued after lodging an FIR with the concerned police station by the candidate. Then one should apply on plain paper to the concerned Regional Centre of NIOS along with the copy of FIR, the bank draft of requisite fee and two photographs. Detailed guidelines can be seen on website in this regard.

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