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The National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) formerly known as National Open School (NOS) was established in November,1989 as an autonomous organisation in pursuance of National Policy on Education 1986 by the Ministry of Education (MOE), Government of India. NIOS is providing a number of Vocational, Life Enrichment and community oriented courses besides General and Academic Courses at Secondary and Senior Secondary level. It also offers Elementary level Courses through its Open Basic Education Programmes (OBE).Government of India through a gazette notification vested NIOS with the authority to examine and certify learners registered with it upto pre degree level courses whether Academic, Technical or Vocational. Association of Indian Universities, vide letter No . EV/11(354)/91/ 25 July, 1991 issued Equivalence of Senior Secondary Certificate Examination of NIOS.

National Institute of Open Schooling 2023-24 Exam Notification

Date of admission (Academic Year 2023-24)

Block for Online Admission Dates of Online Admission Stream-1 Fee Examination in which the students can appear first time
Block-1 (April/May, 2023) 16th March - 31 July Normal Fee April/May, 2024
1 August - 15th August with late fee of Rs. 200/-
16th August to 31st August with late fee of Rs. 400/-
1st Sept. to 15th Sept with late fee of Rs. 700/-
Block-II (October/November, 2023) 16th Sept. to 31st January Normal Fee October/November, 2024
1st February to 15th February with late fee of Rs. 200/-
16th February to 28th February with late fee of Rs. 400/-
1st March. to 15th March with late fee of Rs. 700/-

Eligibility Criteria

  • Secondary: The minimum age to take admission in the Secondary Course is 14 years as on 31st July of Current year (for details, see prospectus)
  • A learner giving a self-certificate "I have studied enough to be able to pursue secondary course" is also eligible for admission to the Secondary Course.
  • A learner who had studied at the secondary level can also seek admission in NIOS either to complete his course or to improve his performance.
  • Sr. Secondary: The minimum age to take admission in the Senior Secondary Course is 15 years. As on 31st July of Current year (for details, see prospectus)
  • In order to take admission in the Senior Secondary course, the learner must have passed the Secondary course from a recognised Board.

Supporting Documents required

The learner has to be ready with the Scanned copy/soft copy (jpg, jpeg files) of the given below documents which will be required to be uploaded while registering for the Admission to Secondary and Senior Secondary courses

Recent Passport size color Photograph
Signature (preferably in Black Ink)
Valid identity proof (like Aadhaar Card or Passport or Ration card or etc.)
Valid proof of Date of Birth (like Aadhaar Card with date of birth printed on it in the dd/mm/yyyy format, Birth Certificate etc.)
A valid proof of Residence (like Aadhaar Card with complete address printed on it, valid Passport etc.).
Address proof i.e. Aadhaar Card/Water Bill/Electricity Bill/Voter ID/Ration Card/Indian

Passport/Statement of Operational Bank Account/Appointment Letter from the Employer on Printed Letter Head, if living in rented accommodation - copy of any proof of permanent address along with present Rented Agreement

Class 8th marksheet (in case of secondary course) or class 10th marksheet (in case of senior secondary course)
Social category/Caste certificate (in case the learner belongs to SC/ST/OBC social category).o Ex-serviceman certificate (in case he/she is an Ex-serviceman)
Disability certificate (in case he/she is having any kind of disability)
Fail Mark sheet of previous Board, failing which Transfer of Credit (TOC) marks will not be

updated in NIOS result. If TOC Board marked with (*Other) is selected then the Result should be available on the Concerned Board Website or Learner has to submit result verification letter from Concerned Board as per NIOS norms

After reading the instructions click on the "Register" button in the Stream 1 block 1 section. This will display some other important instructions and a declaration. Read the instructions/declaration and then click on Proceed. The learner can click on Cancel button if he/she does not want to continue the process.
NOTE: The learner is not required to send/submit the hard copy of the form and the documents but it is mandatory to upload the required documents online. If required by NIOS management or if any other discrepancy is found in the submitted online application form/documents, the learner shall be required to submit the printed application form along with the documents and photograph. This requirement will be communicated to him/her through email and SMS.

Fee Structure for Online Admission of Stream-1

National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) will not entertain any online Chargeback.

Course General Category Exempted Category*
Male Female SC/ST, Ex-Servicemen, Persons with Disabilities(PWD)
Secondary Course
(i) for 5 subjects Rs. 1800/- Rs. 1450/- Rs. 1200/-
(ii) for each additional subject Rs. 720/- Rs. 720/- Rs. 720/-
Senior Secondary Course
(i) for 5 Subjects Rs. 2000/- Rs. 1650/- Rs. 1300/-
(ii) for each additional subject Rs. 720/- Rs. 720/- Rs. 720/-

Fee for Dual Enrolment / Part Admission / TOC (Stream -1)

S.No Course Fees (in rupees)
1. Secondary and Sr. Secondary Registration fee (Per subject) Rs. 480/-
2. Secondary, cost of Course Material for each Subject Rs. 360/-
3. Senior Secondary, cost of Course Material for each Subject Rs. 400/-

Fee for Streams - 2, 3 and 4

Registration fee (Stream 2,3 and 4) Fees (in rupees)
Secondary and Sr. Secondary (per subject) Stream 2,3 and 4 for all categories Rs. 480/- (per subject)

Transfer of Credit (TOC) Fee for all Streams

TOC Fee for Fees (in rupees)
Secondary and Sr. Secondary (per subject) Rs. 180/- (per subject)

Change of subject / additional subject for All Streams

S.No Fees for Change of subject / additional subject Fees (in rupees)
1. Secondary Courses (per subject) Rs. 720/-
2. Sr. Secondary Courses (per subject) Rs. 720/-
Fee payment mode for Online Admission

There will be two options for the payment of fee

(A) The fee can be deposited Online through Credit Card /Debit Card/Net Banking.
(B) In case admission is done through Common Services Centres, fee could be paid via Electronic Wallet of CSCs.


In addition to above Fee, Rs. 50/- (Rs. Fifty Only) will be added as cost of online Application Form for all Streams (Stream 1, 2, 3 and 4).
NOTE: Kindly note that the fee payment is to be made online only. No Bank Draft/Demand Draft/Cash/Cheque or any other mode of fee payment is acceptable. All CSC and NIOS AIs (Study Centres) are authorized for facilitating the learners to take admission online. There are no other Agencies/Cybercafe/any other institutions recognized by NIOS for doing Online Admission.

Transfer of Credit (TOC)

Ex-Secondary/Senior Secondary learners of the following Boards of School Education who have passed in at least one subject, but have not qualified in the course, may seek admission in the respective course at NIOS and avail facility of TOC.

A learner should seek Transfer of Credits (TOC) at the time of admission in the subjects which are included in NIOS scheme of studies.

The learners who had applied for Transfer of Credit (TOC) have to send original failed marksheet mentioning the Reference Number on the back of Mark Sheet to the concerned Regional Centre.

S.No. Code No. Name of the Board
1. 0103 Andhra Pradesh Open School Society, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
2. 0201 Assam Higher Secondary Education Council, Guwahati, Assam
3. 0301 Bihar Intermediate Education Council, Patna, Bihar
4. 0302 Bihar School Examination Board, Patna, Bihar
5. 0401 Gujarat Secondary & Higher Secondary Education Board, Gandhinagar, Gujarat
6. 0502 Haryana Open School, Bhiwani, Haryana
7. 0601 Himachal Pardesh Board of School Education, Dharmasala
8. 0702 J&K State Open School, Srinagar
9. 0801 Department of Pre-Univesity Education, Government of Karnataka
10. 0803 Karnataka Open School, Mysore, Karnataka
11. 0903 Kerala State Open School, Thiruvananthapuram
12. 1001 Madhya Pradesh Board of Secondary Education, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
13. 1002 M.P. State Open School, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
14. 1101 Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education, Pune
15. 1301 Meghalaya Board of School Education, Meghalaya
16. 1601 Punjab School Education Board, Mohali, Punjab
17. 1602 Punjab Open School, Punjab
18. 1701 Madhyamik Shiksha Board, Ajmer, Rajasthan
19. 1702 Rajasthan State Open School, Jaipur, Rajasthan
20. 2001 Tripura Board of Secondary Education, Agartala, Tripura West
21. 2101 UP Board of Secondary Education, Allahabad, U.P.
22. 2201 W.B. Board of Secondary Education, Kolkata, West Bengal
23. 2202 West Bengal Council of higher Secondary Education, Kolkata, West Bengal
24. 2203 West Bengal Council for Ravindra Open Schooling
25. 2601 Jharkhand Academic Council, Ranchi, Jharkhand
26. 2801 Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondry Education, Goa
27. 2901 Chhattisgarh Madhyamik Shiksha Mandal, Raipur, Chhattisgarh
28. 2902 Chhattisgarh State Open School, Raipur
29. 3401 Uttarakhand Board of Examination, Nainital, Uttarakhand
30. 9809 International Baccalaureate - Asia Pacific
31. 9901 National Institute of Open Schooling (See Section 2.5)
32. 9902 Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Delhi
33. 9903 Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), Delhi

National Institute of Open Schooling 2023-24 Complete Online Course