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NIOS - National Institute of Open Schooling

Oct 21, 2010 11:27 IST

If a student has been unable to pass a 10th or 12th std. examination and is still looking for a better alternative then NIOS offers an opportunity. Its full form is National Institute of Open Schooling and it was established in 1989 to facilitate those students who were unable to pursue regular education due to various compulsions. It was earlier known as national open school.


Apart from school level educational courses NIOS also offers Vocational courses. These are customized courses suitable to various needs which make it easier to choose a course. A language course is compulsory along with these courses there is no upper age limit for admission in NIOS.


 • Open basic education
 • Secondary certificate course
 • Senior secondary certificate course
 • Vocational Education


For admission in secondary course the student should have cleared 8th std. exam. The candidates should have passed out 10th Std. for admission in a senior secondary course. Admission to a Vocational course can be sought on the basis of a secondary or senior secondary pass certificate.


Normally people think that the value of open schooling is unlike the Regular school education but it’s an absolute misconception. Almost 75 percent of the Universities have recognized the National Institute of Open Schooling’s senior secondary school course for admission.

Open Schools in the States

NIOS has regional centers in Pune, Hyderabad, Kolkata (Bhubaneswar), Guwahati, Allahabad (Dehradun), Patna, Kochi and Bhopal. In the states like Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Tamilnadu, West Bengal, Karnataka, Kerala and Jammu and Kashmir state level open schools have been established in association with National Institute of Open School. Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan have their own state level Open Schools.

Teaching Methods

The institute provides education with the help of state of the art communication equipments. Students are provided with self learning study material and they can clarify their queries at contact classes held in all the centers. Students are given audio and video demonstrations to explain the text.


Students can apply online for admission in the NIOS. Process of admission in the academic course (secondary and senior secondary) starts on July 1 and closes on July 31 every year. For more information you can log on WWW.nios.ac.in .


A-31, Institutional Area, Sector-62, NOIDA
District: Gautam Buddh Nagar, U.P.
 Phone: 0120-2404914, 0120-2404915.

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12 Comment

eva elnora,

is there any NIOS in muscat

rishi saroj,

hell sir/ madam i want to know how marks i am writing for theory and practicals for the subjects data entry theory=? practical=? painting theory =? practical=? please reply as soon as possible.

Tanveer Alam,

Sir i want to admission in class 12th so i want to know this exam ...so plz give me saggestion about exam becouse i dont know vry wll this bord...

ashu raj,

A 259 Budhnagar Inderpuri new delhi 110012

Vijay Kumar Salian,

Dear Sir, We would like to know if there is any NIOS courses in Muscat. We would like to have the contact No. of the Institute, as my daughter would like to apply for grade XII commerce. you early response shall be highly appreciate. thanks and regards Viajy

Gourab Das,

Myself Gourab Das . I want Admission in claas 12th In Kolkata Branch. What i have to do for this Admission111.119.15.22??


sir, I want to take admission in your school in class12th . can you tell me the procedure for taking admission in PATNA (BIHAR) Please send me on my email.

Govind thakur,

Hello sir, I want to admission in NIOS, in 12th non-medical. Can u tell me the procedure to get the admission in faridabad (HARYANA) on my email id.


sir i want the admisn in class12th .can u tell me the procedure to get the admisn in ranchi jharkhand on my email/////////////////

samannay chatterjee,

sir i am samannay from kolkata . I have some problem that i can't need any type of question of data entry operating and this subject code are (229). Can you give me some previous year questions Of Data Entry Operating (229) If you have...So Please give me or reply me in my e-mail. Or Ph No = 8017051032.

parminder singh,

12th class didn't pass what i want to do in this exams 2012 so i can pass easily

sayeed rohani,

sirr i am student of class 12th nios

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