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What is NIOS?

May 18, 2018 13:25 IST
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National Institute of Open Schooling popularly known as NIOS is a platform for students who want to complete their education in private mode. The education board was started by Ministry of Human Resource Development with an aim to provide education to the rural or backward section of the society who could learn without attending schools. It has become India’s largest open education board and is equivalent to formal education of other boards.

Latest: NIOS has started applications for Stream 1 (academic session 2018-2019) April-May examination - Check here how to fill the application form

Objectives of NIOS:

  • To impart formal education to children from rural areas of the country where schools are not facilitated.
  • To provide education to individuals who could not complete their education (not even basic education).
  • For students who failed in qualifying examination of class 10 or class 12 from any other board can also complete their class 10 or class 12 in the same year with On-Demand examination facility of NIOS

Is NIOS a global board?

NIOS operates through 21 Regional and 4 Sub Centres as well as 6351 study centres in India and 31 study centres abroad including UAE, Kuwait, Muscat, Kingdom of Bahrain, Nepal, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

How students can learn under NIOS?

Students can complete their Basic education from class 1 to class 8 as well as class 10, class 12 or vocational courses from NIOS. 

For Secondary and Senior Secondary levels, NIOS offers flexibility for students for their choice of subjects and courses, learning pace, and credits transfer from CBSE, other national/state Board of School Education as well as State Open Schools.

Vocational Courses options for class 10 students

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