The National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) is an "Open School" to cater to the needs of a heterogeneous group of learners up to pre-degree level. It was started as a project with in-built flexibilities by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in 1979.
The National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) provides opportunities to interested learners by making available the following Courses/Programmes of Study through open and distance learning (ODL) mode.
- Open Basic Education (OBE) Programme for 14+ years age group, adolescents and adults at A, B and C levels that are equivalent to classes III, V and VIII of the formal school system.
- Secondary Education Course
- Senior Secondary Education Course
- Vocational Education Courses/Programmes
- Life Enrichment Programmes
NIOS released Date Sheet for Overseas Candidates for Secondary and Senior secondary Examinations, April- 2013, Date Sheet for All India Exam Centres for Secondary and Senior secondary Examination, April-2013 and Date Sheet for Vocational Education Examination, April 2013.
Secondary and Senior secondary Examinations for Overseas Candidates will start on 4 April 2013 and end on 4 May 2013 (includes dates for both Theory and Practical examination). Date Sheet
Secondary and Senior secondary Examinations for All India Exam Centers will start on 28 March 2013 and end on 4 May 2013 (dates for Theory examination only). For Date sheet click here (Find doc attached)
Vocational Education Examination will start on 26 April 2013 and end on 10 May 2013 (dates for Theory examination only). For Date sheet click here