National Institute of Open Schooling
NIOS – Last date for TMA submission is 31 July for October 2020 Examination.
NIOS - Registration for April 2021 Examination is open now Registration Date extended till 31-10-2020
NIOS - April 2020 Examinations for Class X & XII have been postponed till further notice
NIOS – LOC for April 2020 Examination
NIOS- NEW REGISTRATION FOR OCTOBER 2020 EXAMINATION IS CLOSED
NIOS – Last date for TMA submission is 31 January for April 2020 Examination.
For Class X:
Copies of Grade VIII pass certificate and transfer certificate
Copy of valid passport
2 Passport size photographs.
Fee-SR 3225 +15 % VAT
Note: Those who do not have VIII pass certificate, an affidavit issued by
the NIOS office and attested by the Indian embassy/consulate may be submitted.
For Class XII:
Grade X pass certificate from any recognized board.
Copy of transfer certificate
2 passport size photographs
Copy of valid Passport
Fee- SR 3750 + 15 % VAT
Transfer of Credit (TOC)
→ Transfer of credit from recognized boards is allowed in NIOS.
(for more information on TOC refer to FAQs)
Original certificates must be brought for verification
→ For Secondary (Class:X)
* 14 years as on 31st July 2020 (born on or before 31/07/2005)
* 14 years as on 31st January 2020
(born on or before 31st January 2006)
→ For Senior Secondary (Class:XII)
* 15 years as on 31st July 2020 (born on or before 31/07/2004)
* 15 years as on 31st January 2020
(born on or before 31st January 2005)
* There is no upper age limit for both cases.
Frequently asked questions
1. How different is NIOS from any other Institution for providing Education?
NIOS follows learner centric approach of teaching through Open and Distance mode. It offers a wide range of subjects in comparison to any other formal school. The learners are free to choose subject combination as per their needs and goals. The learners study at their own pace from specially designed self-instructional materials. This learning is supplemented by audio-video and face to face contact classes which are held at the study centres on holidays and weekends. The learners have freedom to appear in examination in their subjects one by one as per their preparation. There is a provision of credit accumulation. The registration of the learners is valid for the period of five years.
2. Whether Secondary/Sr. Secondary School Certificates obtained from NIOS have the same recognition as other Boards?
Yes. The Secondary / Sr. Secondary certificate obtained from NIOS have the same recognition as certificates issued by other Boards. NIOS is vested with the authority to conduct Public Examinations at Secondary and Sr. Secondary levels vide Govt. Of India's resolution dated 14 September 1990. NIOS thus act as another National Board.
3. Can certified learners appear for various Competitive Examinations?
They can. NIOS learners do appear and compete in various competitive examinations. However, the eligibility criteria, such as age, requirements of specific subjects, minimum percentage of marks and so on must be fulfilled by the learners.
4. From where should a learner get study materials?
Learners admitted should collect study materials from their respective AIs /Study Centers without any extra payment.
5. What is Tutor Marked Assignments (TMA)?
Tutor Marked Assignments (TMA) is meant to help you learn and be a successful learner. They provide you practice in writing answers to questions and get feedback. These assignments will therefore help you to monitor your progress in studies. These assignments are available in a separate booklet, which is provided to the learners through their AIs / Study Centers.
6. In which month NIOS holds its Secondary/Sr. Secondary Public Examinations?
The Public Examinations are held twice a year in the months of April-May and October-November on dates fixed by NIOS.
7. What should a learner do to perform better in NIOS public Examination?
To perform better in NIOS a learner must appear for examination only when he/she is well prepared in the subject. Learners should also attend Personal Contact Programme (PCP classes) regularly at the AI to solve/clear their doubts and problems that they have faced while studying the material on their own. Also, Tutor Marked Assignment (TMA) should be taken seriously as these help in knowing one's progress and preparation. Time table for the PCP classes is to be obtained from your AI/study centre.
8. Is it necessary to have a two years gap between passing of Secondary and Sr. Secondary Examination?
Yes, a two years gap is essential between passing of secondary and Sr. Secondary examination. If a learner does not have the requisite gap of two years, he/she can appear in maximum of four subjects only in the first year. He/she will be eligible to appear in remaining subjects only on completion of two years gap.
9. How do the learners find examination results?
Results are made available on NIOS web site www.nios.ac.in and on www.iisjed.org . On successful completion of the course as per certification criteria, a learner is provided Mark sheet, Migration Certificate and Provisional Certificate through AI/study center.
10. How does a learner know about his/her examination centre and schedule of examination?
The schedule of examination is made available on the web site about a month before the commencement of examination. The information about the examination centre is made available through the AIs as well as from the NIOS Web site about a week before the commencement of examination. This information is also sent to the learners by messages / Email.
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11. What is Transfer of credit (TOC)?
A learner can avail the facility of transfer of credit (TOC) to a maximum of two subjects passed from a recognized Board of School Education, provided these subjects are also available in NIOS scheme of studies and their results can be verified from the concerned Boards’ website. The facility is available for both secondary and senior secondary examinations.