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For All Regions Except Delhi, Chandigarh
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2009-10
With Application Form for Admission
PROSPECTUS
Academic Courses
(Secondary
and
Senior Secondary Courses)
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF OPEN SCHOOLING
WELCOME TO NIOS
Dear learner,
I welcome you and congratulate you for choosing NIOS as your preferred option for continuing your
studies. You will find that NIOS is an institution with a difference. It is an open school whose
philosophy encourages flexibility and freedom in learning. More than 15 lakhs students have already
chosen NIOS for pursuing their Secondary, Senior Secondary and Vocational courses.You too have
become a part of the largest Open Schooling System in theWorld.
Iwould like to inform you that NIOS is an organization under the Government of India,Ministry ofHRD.
It has been vested with the authority to enroll, examine and certify students up to pre-degree level. It
has the same standard and equivalence as any other National/ State level Board. Students have joined
Colleges and professional institutions after completing their studies from NIOS.
NIOS is different from the formal schooling system as it is an Open and Distance Learning (ODL)
system which develops its own curriculum, self learning material and media support programmes
utilizing the expertise of faculty from variousAcademic &Vocational education institutions/Organisations.
NIOS has taken several steps to ensure that the learner is at the centre of all programmes.You will note that NIOS offers many
subjects in different mediums. You have the freedom to choose your subjects,pace and place of learning.This Prospectus provides you
details of study,choice of subjects,credit transfers from other Boards,credit accumulation,mode of study,media support,flexibilities in
examination and certification,etc.which is being offered by NIOS to you.
NIOS has developed several means and strategies to facilitate learning. During the course of study, you can check your progress
through the Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs) which help to develop regular study habits, and be sincere and disciplined in your
studies. Submission of oneTMA out of threeTMAs in each subject of Secondary and Senior Secondary is mandatory for you. I advise
you to avail the facilities being provided by NIOS through its Study Centres (called asAccredited Institutions(AIs) such as PCP,TMAs
and media support .
We at NIOS strive for continous innovations and improvements in serving our learners. One of the recent major innovations of
NIOS is the On-line Admissions which is in addition to the usual procedure of admission through the Accredited Institutions(AIs).
From the Session 2009-10,NIOS has started On-line admission throughout the year (24×7).This OnlineAdmission under NIOS Online
Project (Ni-On) is an attempt by NIOS to use technology to reach you directly and also make our system more transparent and
error free. I am pleased to inform you that in recognition of NIOS’s effort for the use of technology in the field of ODL,the Ni-On
Project has been awarded the prestigious National Award for e-Governance 2008-09 for Excellence in Government Process Reengineering
(SILVER) in Feb., 2009 by the Government of India, Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances &
Department of InformationTechnology.We encourage our learners to access NIOS-admission system through On-line mode as it
offers numerous advantages over,admissions through Study Centre i.e. it provides a direct link of NIOS with the learner,whose study
material is despatched directly to him.Learners of On-line system are provided direct services through LSC of NIOS for the providing
prompt & direct support.
As a part of building upon openness, NIOS offers the facility of On Demand Examination System(ODES) at Secondary and Senior
Secondary level.ODES at Senior Secondary level is available in the subjects of Maths,Physics, Business Studies, Hindi,Political Science
and Home Science. This is in addition to the two regular public examinations held in every academic session.
From this session,NIOS has made several changes in its schedules – around the year admission has been opened, please ensure that
you book your seat in time for any of the examinations.
NIOS has further expanded the Ni-On Project and set up a user friendly,convenient Learner Support Centre(LSC) which has both an
IVRS and human executive support.The LSC will be the single window to sort out your grievances pertaining to any aspect of NIOS’s
functioning.I request you to read this Prospectus in detail & fill your application form carefully.
I,once again,accord a very warm welcome to you,at the time of your joining us. I hope that all your learning needs and aspirations will
be met by NIOS.
With BestWishes,
(D.S.Bist)
Chairman
Published by the Secretary, National Institute of Open Schooling,A-24/25, Institutional Area, Sector-62, NOIDA,
and Printed by M/s Nutan Printers, F-89/12, Okhla Industrial Area Phase-I, New Delhi-110020
Notes
1. In the event of some doubt arising in the
interpretation of provisions, practices and rules, the
decision of the Chairman,NIOS will be final.
2. NIOS reserves the right to amend,modify or alter any
of these rules and bring them into effect through
notification.Once notified, the rules would come into
force.
3. If the last date so specified happens to be a public
holiday, Saturday/Sunday the next working day will
automatically be treated as the last date for the
purpose.
4. Any dispute arising out of the application of these
provisions, practices and rules or matters arising out
of them will be subject to the jurisdiction of Courts in
Delhi only.
5. Every care has been taken to print correct information
to the minutest possible level. NIOS, however, is not
responsible for any inadvertent mistakes cropping up
during printing and publishing of the prospectus.
Important Dates to Remember
1. Submission of Admission Formthrough AIs
Online submission of Admission Formthrough NIOS website
2. Registration for Public Examination
Note:
3. Declaration of Result of Examination
4. Change of Subject/Registration for Additional Subject (Refer para 2.8)
5. Re-checking of Answer Scripts


i) Secondary and Sr.Secondary Course : 1st July,2009 to 10thAugust,2009
ii) On-lineAdmission for all Learners (Stream-1)
Ist Block : 1stApril,2009 to 31thAugust,2009
IInd Block : 1st September,2009 to 28th February,2010
iii) On-lineAdmission for learners wanting to appear in : 25th May,2009 to 20th July,2009
October-November,2009 Examination (Stream 2)
iv) On-line Admission for learners wanting to appear in : Throughout the year
On Demand Examination system (ODES) of NIOS
for Secondary Level (Stream 3)
v) On-line Admission for learners wanting to appear in : Throughout the year
On Demand Examination System (ODES) of NIOS
for Sr. Secondary Level (Stream 4)
(April-May Examination) (October-November Examination)
16th December to 31st December 16th June to 30th June
Registration for Public Examination for Online Admissions will only be alongwith Online admission
under Stream 2,3 & 4.
: 8 to 10 weeks after the last paper is over. Results are made
available at the respective AIs as well as on the NIOS
website (www.nos.org/www.nios.ac.in)
(i) ForApril-May Examination : 1st July to 15th September
(ii) For October-November Examination : 1st January to 15th March
: Within 30 days from the declaration of result of
examination
Purchase of Prospectus or filling up of Application Form merely does not vest any right with the learner for
admission to NIOS Courses.Admissions are granted strictly on First Come First Served basis subject to availability
of seats alloted to the respectiveAIs by the NIOS.
i) First Public Examination ii) Second Public Examination
National Institute of Open Schooling
(Formerly, National Open School)
A-24-25, Institutional Area, Sector-62, NOIDA-201309
Website :www.nos.org / www.nios.ac.in
Toll Free No. : 1800 180 9393 Price : Rs. 50.00
PROSPECTUS
2009-10
With Application Form for Admission
(For all Regions except Delhi, Chandigarh and
Kolkata & Guwahati)
Secondary
and
Senior Secondary Courses
National Institute of Open Schooling
(Formerly, National Open School)
A-24-25, Institutional Area, Sector-62, NOIDA-201309
Website : www.nos.org / www.nios.ac.in
Toll Free No. : 1800 180 9393
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NIOS believes and hopes that learners do no t face any problem and do not have any grievance durin g their study. Nevertheless, NIOS has establi shed
Learner Support Centre to redres s all student related issues through email, Interactive Voice Response System (IVRS) and Toll Free No.
Learner Support C entre (LSC )
A Ni-On Initiative
• Direct Access for Admission
• Tutor Marked Assignments
for continuous evaluation
• Choice of Study
Centres
• Contact Classes on
Sundays/holidays
Despatch of Identity Card,
Study Material directly to
learners
Online Payment
Fast, Secure & Easy
Hindi, English, Urdu
& select Regional
Languages
Learner Support Centre 24×7
IVRS/Toll Free
No. 1800 180 9393
e-mail: lsc@nos.org Ni-On
Online Admissions
24×7
Secondary and Senior Secondary Courses
(throughout the year)
Block Dates of Admission Examination in which the
For On-line Admission Learners can appear
Ist Block 01st April 2009 to 31st Aug. 2009 First time in April/May 2010
IInd Block 01st Sept. 2009 to 28
th
Feb. 2010 First time in Oct./Nov. 2010
Award: NIOS wins Prestigions Silver National Award for e-Governance 2008-09 for Excellence in
Government Process Re-engineering in Feb., 2009 from Govt. of India, Department of Administrative
Reforms and Public Grievances & Deptt. of Information Technology.
Choose Online Admission as a First Choice
The National Institute of Open Schooling Today
n The largest Open Schooling system in the world: 32,16,000 learners have taken admission since 1990.
n 14,71,636 learners have been certified at the Secondary and Senior Secondary and Vocational level since 1990.
n More than 3,50,000 learners take admission every year.
n Reaches out through a network of more than 3000 Study Centres (AIs/AVIs) spread all over the country and abroad.
n Imparts education through distance mode using a media mix of self-instructional print materials, audio, video and CDROM
supported by Personal Contact Programmes at AIs. These are further supplemented by Radio broadcast and T.V.
programmes.
Reasons to Make
National Institute of Open Schooling
Your Choice
1. Freedom To Learn
With a motto to ‘reach out and reach all’, NIOS follows the principle of freedom to learn i.e., what to
learn, when to learn, how to learn and when to appear in the examination is decided by you. There
is no restriction of time, place and pace of learning.
2. Flexibility
The NIOS provides flexibility with respect to :
l Choice of Subjects: You can choose subjects of your choice from the given list keeping
in view the passing criteria.
l Admission : You can take admission Online under various streams or through Study
Centres at Secondary and Senior Secondary levels.
l Examination: Public Examinations are held twice a year. Nine examination chances
are offered in five years. You can take any examination during this period when you
are well prepared and avail the facility of credit accumulation also.
l On Demand Examination : You can also appear in the On-Demand Examination
(ODES) of NIOS at Secondary and Senior Secondary levels at the Headquarter
at NOIDA as and when you are ready for the examination.
3. Relevance
The NIOS courses and programmes are functional, useful in daily life and also set the
pathway for further studies. Successful alumni of NIOS are pursuing higher studies in
IITs, Delhi University, Jamia Hamdard, Jamia Millia Islamia, Aligarh Muslim University,
Punjab University, Allahabad University and many other reputed and
professional institutions.
4. Transfer of Credits
The NIOS acknowledges previous knowledge by allowing transfer of credits upto two subjects
passed from some of the Boards of Examination / State Open Schools.
5. Recognised Quality Education
The NIOS takes conscious steps to provide quality education. The Govt. of India has
vested authority with NIOS to conduct Public Examinations and provide Secondary and
Senior Secondary level certificates, which are equivalent to the certificates provided by any
other Board. NIOS is one of the National Boards like CBSE and CISCE.
Contents
1. NIOS – A Schooling System 1-4
with a Difference
1.1 Features and Flexibilities in NIOS 1
1.2 Programmes, Courses and Pathways 2
1.3 Scheme of Studies 3
1.4 Combination of Vocational and 4
Academic Subjects
2. Admission 5-14
Modes of Admission for 2009-10 Session
2.1 Procedure for Admission through AIs 5
2.2 Procedure for Online Admission through 6
NIOS Online Ni-On Project
2.2.1 On-line Admission for all learners 6
(Stream 1)
2.2.2 On-line Admission for learners wanting to 6
appear in Oct.-Nov. 2009 examinations (Stream 2)
2.2.3 On-line admission for learners wanting to 6
appear in ODES of NIOS for Secondary Level
(Stream 3)
2.2.4 On-line admission for learners wanting to 7
appear in ODES of NIOS for Sr. Secondary
Level (Stream 4)
2.3 Procedure for On-line Admission 7
2.4 Entry Requirements 8
2.5 Re-admission for Ex-NIOS students 9
2.6 Transfer of Credit (TOC) 9
2.7 Dual Enrolment and Part Admission 10
2.8 Fee Structure for Admission 10
2.9 Confirmation of Admission 12
2.10 Other Facilities after Admission 13
2.11 About your AI/Study Centre 13
3. Instructional Process at NIOS 15-16
3.1 Self Instructional Material 15
3.2 Personal Contact Programmes (PCPs) 15
3.3 Audio and Video Programmes 15
3.4 Tutor Marked Assignments 15
3.5 For Online Admissions under 16
Stream 2, 3 and 4
4. Evaluation System 17-22
4.1 Public Examinations 17
4.2 On Demand Examination System (ODES) 18
4.3 Credit Accumulation 19
4.4 Improvement of Performance 20
4.5 Issue of Marksheet and Certificate 20
4.6 Certification Criteria 21
4.7 Scheme of Examinations 21
4.8 Re-checking of Answer Script 22
4.9 Unfair Means 22
4.10 Standard of Education and Recognition 22
4.11 Awards and Scholarships for 22
NIOS Learners
5. Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs) 23-24
6. General and Specific Relaxations 25-27
(Disability wise) during
NIOS Examinations
6.1 Different Types of Relaxations 25
6.2 Provisions of Amanuensis 25
6.2.1 Cases of Providing Amanunsis 25
6.2.2 Eligibility to be an Amanuensis 26
6.2.3 Fee for Amanuensis 26
6.3 Disability-wise Relaxations 26
6.3.1 Locomotor/Orthopedic Disabilities 26
6.3.2 Visually Impaired Candidates 26
6.3.3 Hearing Impaired Candidates 26
6.3.4 Multiple Disability/Cerebral Palsy 27
6.3.5 Mentally Retarded Children 27
6.3.6 Leprosy-Cured Candidates 27
Appendices
Appendix A : List of Boards Recognizing NIOS 28
Examinations & Certification
Appendix B : List of Universities/Institutions 29
Recognising NIOS Examinations &
Certification
Appendix C : List of Recognised and non-recognised 32
Boards of Sec.and Sr. Sec. Education
Appendix D : List of Regional Centres of NIOS 33
Appendix E : Copy of the letter from MHRD 34
recognising OBE Programmes of NIOS
Appendix F : Copy of resolution of MHRD vesting 35
authority of examination and
certification to NIOS
Appendix G : Copy of the Circular issued by the 36
Association of Indian Universities
regarding equivalence of NIOS
courses
Appendix H : List of Accredited Institutions of 37
NIOS for Academic Courses
Appendix I : List of Accredited Institutions of 86
NIOS for Regional Mediums
Appendix H(i): List of Disaccredited Institution 94
during session 2008-09
Appendix J : Instructions for Filling up the 97
application form for admission 2009-10
l Form of Registration for Secondary/ 99
Senior Secondary Examinations of NIOS
l Provisional Admission Letter-cum-Receipt for 2009 101
l Application Form for Admission 2009-10 in
Secondary and Senior Secondary Courses
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A Schooling System
with a Difference
1
The National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) was set up as National Open School
in 1989 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, as
an autonomous organisation. It provides educational opportunities to persons like you
who wish to study further and qualify for a better tomorrow. The Mission of NIOS is
to provide education to all with special concern for girls and women, rural youth,
working men and women, SC and ST, differently abled persons and other disadvantaged
persons who because of one or other reason could not continue their education with
the formal system. NIOS operates through a network of Eleven Regional Centres,
two Sub-Regional Centres and about three thousand Accredited Institutions (AIs) and
Accredited Vocational Institutions (AVIs) commonly known as Study Centres in India,
Nepal and Middle East Countries. For academic courses, admission is made through
these AIs of NIOS as well as through On-line (Ni-On) Project.
1.1 Features and Flexibilities in NIOS
l Age Limit: There is no upper age limit for admission. However, the minimum age
for enrolment is 14 years for Secondary course and 15 years for Senior Secondary
course as per information given in the entry requirements at Table-3.
l Choice in Medium of Instructions: NIOS offers its courses mainly in English,
Hindi and Urdu mediums. You can choose any one of these mediums for studies.
At Secondary level, besides these mediums, the choice of medium is also available
in Telugu, Gujarati, Marathi, Malayalam and Oriya.
l Choice of Subjects: You can choose any subject combination from a list of subjects
offered as per the criteria given in the Scheme of Studies at Table-I.
If you wish to use NIOS certificate for higher studies, it is in your own interest that
you keep in mind the requirements of the Boards/Universities you wish to join after
passing Secondary/Senior Secondary course from NIOS. Some Boards /
Universities require specific subject combinations for admission to the Institutions
affiliated to them as given in the Appendices A & B. For example, for medical
course, various institutes will expect you to have passed with a combination of
Chemistry, Physics and Biology along with two languages. The learners who wish
to join formal school board in class XI after passing NIOS examination of class X
may opt for subjects combinations (in 5 or 6 subjects as the case may be) which are
acceptable in class XI by such formal school Board,without prejudice to the rights
of NIOS.
l Additional Subjects : You can also select one or two additional subject(s) either
at the time of admission or during the course of study, if you so desire or if it is
required.
l Combination of Academic and Vocational Courses : In order to make the
NIOS courses more meaningful, a number of Vocational Courses are also offered
in combination with academic subjects at the Secondary and Senior Secondary
level (Refer Table 2). These Vocational courses have to be taken in Accredited
Vocational Institutions (AVIs). For more details please refer to the Prospectus for
Vocational Courses.
l Continuous Assessment : During your course of study, you will know your
progress through Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs). Submission of one TMA in
NIOS:
NOTE
You should think
and choose your
subjects carefully
keeping in view
your plans for
higher studies,
specific jobs, and
requirement of
the concerned
Board, etc.
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each subject is compulsory, as you may be debarred from the Public Examination
and/or your result may be declared as “INCOMPLETE”.
l Flexible Scheme of Admission: You can access NIOS admission through Online
(Ni-On) Project under various streams or select a nearby Study Centre of
your choice.
l Flexible Scheme of Examination: Public examinations are conducted by NIOS
twice a year. You get nine chances to appear in the public examinations over a
period of five years to complete your courses. However, at Secondary level you
can choose any of the following for getting evaluated and certified:
– Public examination conducted by NIOS twice a year.
– On Demand Examination System (ODES).
– Public examination in some subjects and ODES in other subjects.
l Credit Accumulation: You can choose to appear in anyone or more subjects in
any examination and earn credit which will be accumulated till all five subjects
required for certification are successfully completed within a period of 5 years of
registration.
l Transfer of Credit: You can avail the facility of Transfer of Credit (TOC) to a
maximum of two subjects passed from the selected Boards provided these subjects
are also available in NIOS scheme of studies. TOC is given as per the conditions
given in section 2.6.
l Validity of Admission: Your admission is valid for five years. For Public
Examination at Secondary and Senior Secondary level, you may take nine or
fewer chances to successfully complete the course during this period.
l Part Admission: Under this scheme, you may take admission in one or more
subjects but not more than four subjects. On passing, you will be issued only the
Marksheet.
l Education of Disadvantaged Group: To cater to the special needs of people
who are physically, mentally challenged, socially and geographically isolated
marginalised and are from disadvantaged sections such as street children, working
children, rural women, the NIOS has special accredited institutions called Special
Accredited Institutions for Education of the Disadvantaged (SAIED).
1.2 Programmes, Courses and Pathways
NIOS offers the following courses and programmes :
NOTE
The credit
transfer is
admissible from
some
Vocational
Courses
offered at AVIs
of NIOS to the
Academic
courses offered
by AIs of NIOS.
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1.3 Scheme of Studies
The Scheme of Studies for Secondary and Senior Secondary Courses is shown in Table-1. For
obtaining a pass certificate, you are required to pass in a minimum of five subjects
including one or maximum of two languages from Group ‘A’ and other three or four subjects
from Group ‘B’. However, you are free to take upto two additional subjects. Thus, in all you
can choose a maximum of seven subjects.
Note : 1. Subjects with asterisk *have theory as well as practical work.
Table-1 : Scheme of Studies for Academic Courses
Secondary Level
Code Subject
Group ‘A’
(201) Hindi
(202) English
(206) Urdu
(209) Sanskrit
(203) Bengali
(204) Marathi
(205) Telugu
(207) Gujarati
(208) Kannada
(210) Punjabi
(228) Assamese
(231) Nepali
(232) Malayalam
(233) Oriya
( 235 ) Arabic
( 236 ) Persian
( 237 ) Tamil
Group ‘B’
(211) Mathematics
(212) Science and Technology*
(213) Social Science
(214) Economics
(215) Business Studies
(216) Home Science*
(219) Word Processing* (English)
(222) Psychology
(223) Indian Culture & Heritage
(225) Painting*
Code Subject
Group ‘A’
(301) Hindi
(302) English
(306) Urdu
(309) Sanskrit
Group ‘B’
(311) Mathematics
(312) Physics*
(313) Chemistry*
(314) Biology*
(315) History
(316) Geography*
(317) Politcal Science
(318) Economics
(319) Business Studies
(320) Accountancy
(321) Home Science*
(327) Word Processing* (English)
(328) Psychology
(330) Computer Science*
(331) Sociology
(332) Painting*
(335) Mass Communication*
Senior Secondary Level
Examination of
these subjects
will be held on
one day.
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Secondary Level
S.No. Code Subject S.No. Code Subject
1. (217) Typewriting (Hindi)
2. (218) Typewriting (English)
3. (221) Typewriting (Urdu)
4. (251) Jute Production
5. (252) Carpentry
Senior Secondary Level
S.No. Code Subject S.No. Code Subject
1.4 Combination of Vocational and Academic Subjects
While seeking admission in the Secondary/Senior Secondary Course, you may opt for one of the
stand alone vocational subjects listed in Table-2, but not mentioned in Group ‘B’ in Table-1.
Separate admission for such a subject has to be taken at one of the AVIs. Information regarding
AVIs can be obtained from the website: www.nios.ac.in Or www.nos.org The pass credit
obtained in this subject can be transferred, on request, to your performance in the Secondary/
Senior Secondary examination. The request on a plain paper to the Director (Evaluation) of
NIOS should be accompanied with the original Secondary/Senior Secondary marksheet and the
photo copy of the marksheet of the Vocational Education examination.
Table-2 : List of Vocational Courses offered in combination with Academic Courses
NIOS provides an opportunity for
“What to learn, When to learn,
Where to learn and How to learn.”
1. (322) Typewriting (Hindi)
2. (323) Typewriting (English)
3. (324) Stenography (Hindi)
4. (325) Stenography (English)
5. (326) Secretarial Practice
6. (329) Stenography (Urdu)
7. (364) Typewriting (Urdu)
8. (351) Plant Protection
9. (352) Water Management
for Crop Production
10. (353) Oyster Mushroom
Production
11. (354) Furniture and Cabinet
Making
12. (355) Electroplating
13. (356) House Keeping
14. (357) Catering Management
15. (358) Food Processing
16. (359) Play Centre Management
17. (360) Hotel Front OfficeOperation
18. (361) Poultry Farming
19. (362) Soil and Fertilizer
Management
20. (363) Preservation of Fruits and
Vegetables
6. (253) Solar Energy Technician
7. (254) Bio Gas Techinician
8. (255) Laundry Services
9. (256) Bakery & Confectionery
10. (257) Welding Technology
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Modes of Admission for 2009-10 Session
There are two modes of admission:
(i) Admission through Accredited Institutions (AIs)
commonly known as Study Centres of NIOS.
Admission is open to one and all from 01.07.2009 to
10.08.2009. The admission will be through AIs on First
Come First Served Basis, subject to the availability of the capacity of enrolment
allotted to the AI by NIOS. There will be no further extension of these dates.
(ii) On-line Admission under Ni-On Project.
2. Procedure for Admission
2.1 Procedure for Admission through AIs
l From the current academic session 2009-10, there will be division of 60% (Online)
and 40% (Offline) seats for admission of learners in Stream –1 in all the States
and UT’s of India except Regional Centre Delhi and Chandigarh. In all the
States and UT’s of India, allotted percentage of seats for admission of learners
will be reserved for Study Centres to be filled up on first come first served basis
by them and remaining allotted percentage of seats will be reserved to be filled
up through ONLINE in Stream–1.
l All those learners who do not get admission in the Study Centres in their Districts
due to filling up of allotted percentage of seats by these Study Centres, they can
take admission through ONLINE system of NIOS. All the admission records of
Online learners of Stream-1 will be maintained by the concerned Regional
Centres.
l Apply on the prescribed Application Form for Admission, which is enclosed
along with the Prospectus, through any Accredited Institution (AI) of
NIOS only. The list of Accredited Institutions (AIs) spread all over the
Regions of NIOS except Delhi, Chandigarh, Kolkata and Guwahati is given in
Appendix-H. However, detailed list of all AIs/AVIs of NIOS can be seen at its
website www.nos.org/www.nios.ac.in
l Read all the instructions carefully before filling up the Application Form.
l Submit your filled up Application Form for Admission along with relevant
documents and requisite fee to the AI of your choice, at the earliest as seats
available in the AIs are limited.
l The AI will give you provisional admission letter-cum-receipt on receiving the
filled up Application Form along with the fee. Your admission will remain
provisional till the time it is confirmed to you by NIOS through the AI, subject to
completion of the Admission Form in all regards along with receipt of fee .
Admission
Dates of
Admission
through AIs
01.07.2009
to
10.08.2009
2
The learners
can also
deposit their
admission
forms at the
Facilitation
Counter at the
respective
Regional
Centres as per
Appendix-D.
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2.2 Procedure for On-line Admission under Ni-On Project
From the year 2007-08, NIOS had introduced the facility of On-line Admission in
order to facilitate the learners in registering themselves with it. There are four streams
of On-line admission catering to the learners with different needs. The admissions in
these four streams are mutually exclusive i.e., learner can only opt for one of them.
2.2.1 On-line Admission for all learners (Stream 1): This stream for On-line
Admission is open for all the learners as per the laid down eligibility criteria for
Secondary and Senior Secondary level. The dates for Online Admission for stream-
1 throughout the year (24×7) from the admission session
2009-10 onwards are as follows:
Block for Dates of Online Examination in which the
Online Admission Admission students can appear
Ist Block 01st April, 2009 to First time in next year in
31st August, 2009 April/May, 2010
IInd Block 1st September, 2009 to First time in October/
28th February, 2010 November, 2010
The scheme of TOC will be the same as for admission through AIs. Learners
taking admission through On-line under Stream-1 will be attached to the AI (Study
Centre) as opted by them at the time of admission.
2.2.2 On-line Admissions for learners wanting to appear in October-
November, 2009 examinations (Stream 2): This stream for On-line admission
is open from 25.05.2009 to 20.07.2009 for all those learners who had appeared but
could not clear the Public Examination of Secondary/Senior Secondary Levels from
any recognized Examination Board for the same subject combination in which they
had appeared. The learners of this stream will be eligible to appear in the October-
November, 2009 Public Examinations of NIOS in Secondary/Senior Secondary, on
the basis of marksheet/admit card of the respective Boards (available only
through Online). The scheme of TOC will be the same as for admission through
AIs.
2.2.3 On-line Admission for learners wanting to appear in On Demand
Examination System (ODES) of NIOS for Secondary Level (Stream 3):
This stream for On-line admission is open throughout the year for those learners
who have already passed Secondary from recognized Board and want to take
part admission in one subject or up to 4 subjects for updating their qualification or
learners who had appeared but could not clear the Public Examination of Secondary
level from any recognised Board and want to appear through On Demand
Examination System of NIOS for Secondary level only. The admission under this
stream is limited to the availability of seats in ODES. At present, ODES is
operational at NIOS Headquarter at NOIDA with a capacity of 130 students per
day three times a week (available only through Online).
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2.2.4 On-line Admission for learners wanting to appear in On Demand
Examination System (ODES) of NIOS for Senior Secondary level
(Stream 4): This stream for On-line admission is open throughout the year
for those learners who have already passed Senior Secondary or above
from any recognized Board/University and want to take part admission in
one subject or up to 4 subjects for updating their qualification or learners
who had appeared but could not clear the Public examination of Senior
Secondary level from any recognized Board in the same subject combination
in which they had appeared and want to appear through On Demand
Examination System of NIOS at Senior Secondary level. The learner has to
submit his/her admission form alongwith the original failed/passed marksheet
issued by the Board for confirmation of the admission. This scheme is
valid for only six subjects at present i.e. Maths, Physics, Business
Studies, Hindi, Political Science and Home Science. The scheme is
available through On Demand Examination at NIOS Headquarter at
NOIDA (available only through Online).
2.3 Procedure for On-line Admission
The procedure for On-line Admission for all above four streams is as follows :
l Log on to NIOS website www.nios.ac.in or www. nos.org
l Complete information about online Admission/Examination including the fees
details and its submission is displayed.
l Learner registers himself with NIOS website by submitting an e-mail ID and
password.
l Access/display of Online Admission Form and filling-up of the Admission Form
and attaching the image of the student’s photograph as indicated.
l Fees for On-line Admission
There will be two options for the payment of fees:
(A) The fee can be deposited On-line through Credit Card (Master/Visa), or
(B) Through Bank Draft of any nationalised bank only in favour of Secretary,
NIOS payable at respective Regional Centres of NIOS as per Appendix-D in
case of Stream-1 and payable at Noida only incase of Stream-2, 3 and 4 within
10 days of Online registration.
l Once an application is submitted for processing to NIOS, an Acknowledgement
Receipt is generated and sent back to the learner, e-mail ID indicating his unique
Reference Number, his personal details, fees details, etc.
l The learner will be required to send a print-out of the internet filled in Application
along with demand draft in case of payment option (B) and relevant documents
at the address given in the instructions within 10 days of registration. Confirmation
of admission of On-line learners will be subject to the receipt of the Application
Form along with the required documents and requisite fees.
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2.4 Entry Requirements
Table-3 : Entry Requirements
Requirement Admission Dates Secondary Course Senior Secondary Course
(a) Minimum Age
• Admission
through AIs
• Online
Admission
Ist Block
IInd Block
(b) Supporting
Documents
14 years as on 31st July 2009
(born on or before 31/07/1995)
14 years as on 31st July 2009
(born on or before 31/07/1995)
14 years as on 31st January 2010
(born on or before 31/01/1996)
(i) Attested copy of Birth
Certificate issued by the
Municipal Authority or
District Office of the Registrar
of Birth and Deaths for all
born on or after 26.01.1989.
OR
(ii) Transfer Certificate/School
Leaving Certificate showing
applicant’s date of birth,
issued by the last school
attended by the applicant. In
case of Govt. schools the
transfer certificate/school
leaving certificate should be
signed by the Principal while
in the case of Private schools
it should also be
countersigned by
the competent education
authority of State/or District
Education Officer for all born
before 26.01.1989. OR
(iii) Affidavit sworn before and
duly countersigned by the
1st Class Magistrate/Sub-
Divisional Magistrate for all
born before 26.01.1989.
01.07.09 to
10.08.09
01/04/09 to
31/08/09
01/09/09 to
28/02/10
15 years as on 31st July 2009
(born on or before
31/07/1994)
15 years as on 31st July 2009
(born on or before
31/07/1994)
15 years as on 31st January
2010 (born on or before 31/
01/1995)
Attested copy of the
Certificate of Matriculation/
Secondary Examination
having a record of the Date
of Birth. (No other proof of
age will be accepted for Sr.
Secondary admission).
Note: (i) In case of Orphan/Juvenile/Street Children, the Medical Legal Certificate may be provided
as proof of Date of Birth.
(ii) Affidavit Countersigned by Notary Public, etc. will not be accepted and the admission will
be rejected.
(iii) Date of birth once given in the Admission Form will not be changed. Please check and state
the correct date of birth.
(b) Minimum l Certificate of Class Copy of the Certificate
Educational VIII passed, or of the Secondary
Qualifications l Self Certificate (as mentioned at Examination passed from a
the back of Admission Form) recognised Board of
Secondary Education duly
attested by a Gazetted Officer
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2.5 Re-admission for Ex-NIOS Students
The students of NIOS at Secondary/Senior Secondary level who have completed their
validity period of five years of admission, but could not complete the course, are eligible to
take Re-admission with NIOS. The credit of subjects passed (maximum of four subjects)
in the previous admission will be transferred on submission of original marksheet for
seeking fresh admission, if these subjects are passed during the last ten years (i.e., if
passed during 1999 or later). It is also required to pay TOC fee as per details in Table-6.
Code No. Name of the Board
9901 National Institute of Open Schooling (National Open School)
2.6 Transfer of Credit (TOC)
Ex-Secondary/Senior Secondary students 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.
Code No. Name of the Board
9902 Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Delhi
9903 Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), Delhi
2101 UP Board of Secondary Education, Allahabad, U.P.
3401 Uttarakhand Board of Examination, Nainital, Uttarakhand
1701 Madhyamik Shiksha Board, Ajmer, Rajasthan
(c) Proof of Residence
Proof of residence is mandatory for seeking admission either Online or through AIs. Admission will be
on the basis of proof of residence. Learners will be enrolled in the AIs within the District. Incases,
where there is no AI in a particular District or the seats in an AI are already filled up, learners will be
enrolled in an AI nearest to their place of residence. If a learner gives incorrect address and takes
admission in an AI other than the place of his/her residence, his/her admission will stand cancelled.
Following documents will be required to be submitted at the time of admission.
(1) Applicants’ Ration Card, or appointment letter from the Employer on letter head, or water/
telephone/electricity bill/statement of running bank account or income tax assessment order/
Election Commission’s Identity Card, parents passport in case of minors.
(2) For applicant living in rented accommodation, any proof of permanent address along with
any proof of present rented accommodation will be accepted.
(3) For applicant belonging to the category of street children/destitute/migrants/slum dwellers/
orphan who are without any residential address of their own at present, they will have to
furnish a self certificate stating their category (from the above) and certify that they do not
have their own residential address and for the purpose of correspondence with NIOS they
would furnish a contact address. This self certificate will have to be countersigned by the
sponsoring Guardian including NGO/Orphan Homes and attested by any Govt. Servant/
Panchayat Level Officials/Nagar Nigam Officers/Block Level Officers/District Level Officers or
higher level Officers. Both the sponsoring and attesting authority are required to furnish their
complete name, designation and address with their official stamp.
Note: (i) Admission Forms received without supporting documents will be rejected and fee will
not be refunded.
(ii) If the Secondary level examination is not passed from a recognised Board, admission at
Sr. Secondary level will not be considered. List of recognised Boards is given at Appendix ‘C’.
(iii) If you possess a High School/Secondary Certificate from any Foreign Board/University
and want to take admission to Senior Secondary course of NIOS, you will be required to
attach a certificate from the concerned Embassy to the effect that the examination passed
by you is equivalent to the Indian High School/Secondary Examination.
Re-admission
is not allowed
to the
students of
NIOS whose
admission is
still valid.
A learner
should seek
Transfer of
Credit (TOC)
at the time of
admission. No
TOC case
will be
considered
thereafter.
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1702 Rajasthan State Open School, Jaipur, Rajasthan
2601 Jharkhand Academic Council, Ranchi, Jharkhand
0201 Assam Higher Secondary Education Council, Guwahati, Assam
0301 Bihar Intermediate Education Council, Patna, Bihar
0302 Bihar School Examination Board, Patna, Bihar
2001 Tripura Board of Secondary Education, Agartala, Tripura West
2201 W.B. Board of Secondary Education, Kolkata, West Bengal
0103 Andhra Pradesh Open School Society, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
0502 Haryana Open School, Bhiwani, Haryana
0702 J&K State Open School, Srinagar
0803 Karnataka Open School, Mysore, Karnataka
0903 Kerala State Open School, Thiruvananthapuram
1001 Madhya Pradesh Board of Secondary Education, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
1002 M.P. State Open School, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
1601 Punjab School Education Board, Mohali, Punjab
2203 Ravindra Mukta Vidyalaya (West Bengal State Open School), West Bengal
1301 Meghalaya Board of School Education, Meghalaya
0401 Gujarat Secondary & Higher Secondary Education Board, Gandhinagar,
Gujarat
The facility of TOC will be permissible under the following conditions:
(i) You will have the option to get the credit transferred to a maximum of two subjects,
provided these subjects are passed with 33% in the last five years (i.e., passed during
2005 or later).
(ii) The credits will be given only in those subjects which are included in NIOS scheme of
studies and the scheme of examination. TOC in the subjects having practicals at
Senior Secondary level will be allowed only when you are pass in theory and practical
separately.
(iii) You will have to give full details of the TOC subjects and marks obtained on the
Admission Form.
(iv) You will have to attach the original mark sheet issued by the respective Board.
Laminated marksheet will not be accepted.
(v) You will have to pay requisite fee of an amount of Rs. 75/- per subject for transfer of
credit for the number of subjects in which TOC is required. Details of fee are given in
Table 6.
2.7 Dual Enrolment and Part Admission
Under this provision, if you are studying in a regular school, or have already passed
Secondary/Senior Secondary examination or any other higher course from any recognised
Board/University, you may opt for upto four subjects of your choice, to update knowledge
and educational qualifications.However, on passing, only the Marksheet will be issued and
no other certificate will be issued .
2.8 Fee Structure for Admission
(a) Admission fee payable for Secondary/Senior Secondary courses as given in
Table-4 includes charges for registration, cost of study materials, Personal Contact
Programmes (PCPs), Identity Card, evaluation of TMAs, etc. Do not pay any additional
amount for admission other than specified in below mentioned tables.
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NOTE
The admission
fee does not
include the
examination
fees. The
examination fees
must be paid
separately within
the specified
dates.
NOTE
Female learners
of Ladakh are
exempted from
payment of
Registration Fee
and Cost of
Course material.
However, TOC
fee, if applicable,
will have to be
paid.
Table-4 : Fee Structure for Admission through AI and for
Online Admission of Stream 1.
General Category Exempted Category*
Course SC/ST, Ex-Servicemen,
Male Female Differently Abled Persons
Secondary Course
(i) for 5 subjects Rs. 1000 Rs. 750 Rs. 550
(ii) for each additional subject Rs. 150 Rs. 150 Rs. 150
Senior Secondary Course
(i) for 5 Subjects Rs. 1150 Rs. 900 Rs. 625
(ii) for each additional subject Rs. 180 Rs. 180 Rs. 180
*For claiming exemption, SC/ST, Ex-servicemen and differently abled persons should
provide supporting documents as given in the Table – 5.
Table – 5 : Supporting Documents required from the Exempted Categories
Category Supporting Documents required
(i) SC/ST candidates l Copy of certificate issued by the Deputy
Commissioner, Magistrate or Commissioner SC/
ST duly attested by a Gazetted Officer.
(ii) Ex-servicemen l A certificate from the Employer.
(iii) Differently-abled persons l A certificate from a Govt. Hospital, and not from
a private nursing home, clearly indicating
nature and extent of disability.
Table – 6: For Dual Enrolment/ Part Admission, fee structure for all categories is
given in the Table-6A and fee structure for Online learners under stream 2,3 and 4 is
given in Table-6B.
Table-6A : Fee Structure for Dual Enrolment/Part Admission/TOC
Course Registration Cost of Course Material Fee for Transfer
Fee for each Subject of Credit (TOC)*.
Secondary Rs. 250 Rs. 150 Rs. 75 Per Subject
Senior Secondary Rs. 250 Rs. 180 Rs. 75 Per Subject
* TOC shall be granted as per criteria given in section 2.6.
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Table-6B : Fee Structure for Online Learners (Stream 2,3 and 4)
Course Registration Fee Exam Fee TOC Fee
Secondary/Senior Rs. 250 Rs. 100/- per Rs. 75/- per subject
Secondary subject for Theory
(under Stream 2) Additional Rs. 50/-
Online admission for Practical per subject
Secondary Rs. 250 Rs. 125/- per subject Rs. 75/- per subject
(under Stream 3) for Theory
Online admission Additional Rs. 25/- for
Practical per subject
Senior Secondary Rs. 250 Rs. 200/- per subject for
(Under Stream 4) Theory Rs. 75/- per subject
Online admission Additional Rs.50/-
for Practical per subject
(c) How to Pay the Fee
(i) For Admission through AI : The required admission fee should be paid to the AI
in the form of Bank Draft only drawn in favour of “Secretary, NIOS” payable at the
concerned Regional Centre. The AI will issue you a Provisional Admission
Letter cum Acknowledgment for receipt of Admission Form and fee. Please
take this receipt as a proof of payment.
(ii) Fees for On-line Admission : There will be two options for the payment of fees:
(a) The fee can be deposited On-line through Credit Card (Master/Visa) or
(b) Through Bank Draft of any nationalised bank only in favour of Secretary, NIOS
payable at NOIDA within 10 days of Online registration.
NIOS will not be responsible if the request for admission is not considered on account of short
payment deposited with the AI or if no seat is available with the AI.
Cancellation of Admission
Your admission will be cancelled
l if the admission form is incomplete,
l if the fee paid is short,
l if the supporting documents are not complete,
l if false documents have been submitted,
l if required educational qualifications are not fulfilled,
l if the minimum age criteria is not fulfilled,
l if incorrect or wrong information is given,
l if the Secondary examination is not passed from a recognised board.
Note: Admission once cancelled will not be re-considered and fee paid will not be
refunded under any circumstances.
2.9 Confirmation of Admission
Admission to a particular course is normally confirmed by NIOS by issuing an Identity
Card having your admission particulars as per the record available in NIOS. If any
discrepancy is noticed at any stage of admission even if the Identity Card is
issued, the admission will be cancelled and result will not be declared even if
you appeared in examination.
NOTE
In case your AI
stands
cancelled,
you may send
your application
to the concerned
Regional Centre
of NIOS
as listed at
Appendix – D.
NOTE
l Fee once paid
is not refundable
or adjustable
under any
circumstances
in future.
l Don’t pay any
extra amount
apart from the
requisite fee.
NOTE
Change of AI
will not be
permissible.
So you must
choose your
AI very
carefully.
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Do check the particulars given in the Identity Card. Discrepancies, if any, may be
brought to the notice of the AI immediately. The Identity Card will be issued only once.
You should retain your Identity Card carefully till you complete your study in NIOS.
Learners appearing in external public examination/ODES will be required to produce the
Identity Card issued by NIOS at the time of appearing in examinations failing which they
will not be allowed to appear in the examination.
2.10 Other Facilities after Admission
(a) Issue of Duplicate Identity Card
In case of loss of Identity Card, a duplicate Identity Card can be issued. For obtaining
Duplicate Identity Card, first lodge an FIR with the concerned Police Station. Then
apply on a plain paper to the concerned Regional Centre of NIOS as listed in Appendix-
‘D’ along with (i) the copy of FIR, (ii) Bank Draft of Rs. 100/- drawn in favour of the
“Secretary, NIOS”, payable at the concerned Regional Centre, and (iii) two
photographs out of which one photograph and your specimen signatures should be
duly attested by the Coordinator of AI.
(b) Change of Subject/Additional Subject
During the admission period of five years, you can change one or more subject(s),
provided the total number of subjects does not exceed seven. However, such a
change is permissible within four years of your registration, so that you can
appear in Public Examinations within the validity period of admission. No
change/addition of subjects will be allowed for the first examination i.e.,
April-May, 2010 examination. Subject(s) already passed by you cannot be changed.
For change of subject/additional subject, you are required to submit your application
on plain paper to the concerned Regional Centre of the NIOS through your AI along
with the prescribed fee as given below for all categories of learners:
For Secondary Course Rs. 90/- per subject
For Senior Secondary Course Rs. 120/- per subject
The fee should be paid through a Bank Draft drawn in favour of “Secretary, NIOS”
payable at the concerned Regional Centre. No application in this regard will be
accepted in the NIOS Headquarters at NOIDA.
The concerned Regional Centre of NIOS will confirm such change or addition of
subjects at your mailing address under intimation to your AI. Do keep in contact with
your AI and ensure that the desired changes have been made.
2.11 About your AI/Study Centre
The Accredited Institute (i.e., the Study Centre) chosen by you at the time of
admission will provide the following services free of cost to you :
– Issuing Admission Form and Prospectus at the prescribed cost.
– Accept filled in Admission Form with requisite prescribed fees only.
– Issuing Identity Card and Enrollment Number.
– Supply the study materials without charging any money.
– Holding 30 Personal Contact Programmes (PCPs) out of which 15 are to be provided
on compulsory basis by AI and practical classes as prescribed by NIOS.
NOTE
Dates for
applying for
CHANGE OF
SUBJECTS or
for
ADDITIONAL
SUBJECTS are:
1st January to
15th March
to appear for
Oct.-Nov.
Examination.
1st July to 15th
September to
appear for
April-May
Examination.
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We believe and hope that during your studies at NIOS, you will not face
any problem and will not have any grievance. However, in case you face a
problem, you may contact your Study Centre (AI). If the AI does not respond
then contact your Regional Centre (See Appendix-D)
In case any of your problem/grievance is not redressed by both the Study
Centre or the Regional Center, please write to :
The Director (SSS)
National Institute of Open Schooling
A-24-25, Institutional Area, Sector-62,
NOIDA-201309, Uttar Pradesh
or send email to: lsc@nos.org or
Call at Toll Free No. 1800-180-9393
CONTACT ADDRESS FOR
GRIEVANCES/PROBLEMS
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– Evaluating Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs) one out of three
TMA has to be given on compulsory basis otherwise you
may not be allowed to appear in Public Examination and/
or your result may be declared as “INCOMPLETE”.
– Counselling to solve your problems/queries related to the course.
– Accept application for change of subject(s) or additional subject(s) and forward the
same to the Regional Centre of NIOS.
– Informing the dates of payment of fees, examination date sheet, examination centre
and other important information.
– Display of results of Public Examinations and distribution of Marksheet/Certificate,
issued by NIOS.
In NIOS, you have to learn on your own i.e., you are a selflearner.
You can learn at your own pace and convenience.
The instructional process comprises of studying selfinstructional
print materials, listening and viewing audio and
video programmes, attending personal contact programmes
at the Study Centre, and doing tutor marked assignments.
3. For Admission through AI and stream 1 of Online Admission
3.1 Self Instructional Material
The specially designed printed self instructional material for different subjects alongwith
other support materials will be provided to you through your AI or by post.
You must give your correct residence address in the application form. For undelivered
parcel of study material, you shall be required to pay Rs. 100/- (Rupees One hundred
only) by way of Demand Draft in favour of the Secretary, NIOS payable at Delhi for
re-despatch of study material at your residence address to the Assistant Director,
Material Distribution Unit, C/o CWC, G.T. Karnal Road, R.P. Bagh, Delhi -110033.
3.2 Personal Contact Programmes (PCPs)
30 PCP classes of which 15 are compulsory, will be organised per subject for theory
and 5 additional for subjects having practicals on face to face basis, generally on weekends
and holidays, in the first year of admission, by the AIs (Study Centres).
First PCP will start on 1st Sunday of October i.e., 4th October 2009 at 9.30 am.
for Ist Block of admission and on Ist Sunday of April i.e., 4th April, 2010 at 9.30
a.m. for IInd Block of admission respectively at your AI and thereafter on every
Saturday and Sunday as per NIOS guidelines.
These contact classes are not meant for covering the curriculum. DO NOT EXPECT
FULL TIME CLASSROOM TEACHING as in formal education system. The teachers
are there to help and guide you with regard to your difficulties. It would be in your
interest to attend all the contact sessions. Attendance in five practical sessions is
compulsory.
3.3 Audio and Video Programmes
NIOS has produced several audio and video programmes of academic, vocational and
general nature to supplement your learning.
NIOS video programmes are being telecast nation-wide :
(i) On Doordarshan (DD-I) every Friday from 05.02 a.m. to 05.25 a.m.,
(ii) On the Educational Channel ‘Gyan Darshan’ everyday from 6.30 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.
NIOS audio programmes are being broadcast on FM channel – Gyan Vani 105.6
MHz every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 8.30 a.m. to 9.00 a.m. and repeat
broadcast from 4.30 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.
NOTE
Your course fee
includes the
price of the
study materials.
Do not pay any
extra money
for the same.
NOTE
Do not pay any
extra amount to
the AI for
attending PCP
classes.
Instructional
Process at NIOS
3
NOTE
Submission of
one TMA in
each subject is
compulsory
otherwise you
may be debarred
from appearing
in Public
Examination.
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3.4 Tutor Marked Assignments
In order to check your progress during the course of study, you have to submit at least
one out of three Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs) in each subject. Collect the TMA
booklets from your AI or download from the NIOS website. For more details please see
Chapter 5.
3.5 For Online Admissions under Stream 2, 3 and 4
• Streams 2, 3 and 4 of online admission have been specifically designed for the learners who
want to appear in NIOS examinations at the earliest available opportunity. Therefore, due to
shortage of time, NIOS will not be able to provide the following to the learners seeking
admission under Stream 2, 3 and 4:
• Study Material,
• Personal Contact Programmes (PCPs) and
• Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs)
• Accordingly, NIOS is not charging any money for study material, for conducting PCP and
TMA for these three streams of learners for the entire period of enrolment of five years.
However, the learners can access the study material by downloading it from the NIOS
website ( www.nos.org or www.nios.ac.in ) or on payment basis (as per Table-6A) from
the Regional Centres or from Material Distribution Unit (MDU), Delhi.
• Since these learners have chosen to appear in NIOS examinations at a short notice, they are
required to pay examination fee compulsorily at the time of admission and will have to fill up
the examination form/information at the time of seeking On-line Admission.
• The learner, at the time of admission, has to mention all subjects chosen by him/her for
appearing in examinations in the Admission Form including TOC, if needed.
• All other facilities like 9 chances to appear in examinations, change of subjects, etc., will be
provided to the learners of Stream 2, 3 and 4 as available for learners seeking admission
through AIs and Stream 1 of On-line Admission.
• For change of subject, NIOS rules mentioned in Chapter 2 of the Prospectus will be
applicable.
• Students taking admission through Stream 2, 3 and 4 can not change the Stream of Admission
for the remaining period.
SALE OF AUDIO/VIDEO CASSETTES & CD’s
Most of the audio and video programmes are now available on
Audio Cassettes and VCDs for sale @ Rs.40/-per audio cassette
and @ Rs.100/- per VCD. You can buy these programmes
from,
The Assistant Director,
Material Distribution Unit (MDU),
National Institute of Open Schooling,
C/O CWC, G.T. Karnal Road, Rana Pratap Bagh,
Opp. State Bank Colony, Delhi – 110033
Phone: 011-27416329/27462690
For further details, visit our Website :
www.nos.org or www.nios.ac.in
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4.1 Public Examinations
The Public Examinations are held twice a year in the months of April-May and
October-November on dates fixed by the NIOS. However, you are also eligible to appear
through On Demand Examination at Secondary Level and Senior Secondary level in
those subjects only in which you have admission in NIOS.
(a) Registration for Public Examination for admission through AIs as well as
Online admission under Stream 1
To appear for the NIOS examination, you must register yourself by filling up the
Examination Form and paying requisite examination fee as given in Table 7 as per
schedule given below through your AI.
(i) For April-May Examination : 16th December to 31st December
(ii) For October-November Examination : 16th June to 30th June
Those students who are registering for Public Examination along with Online admission
can pay their fees through credit card or through Bank Draft drawn in favour of
“Secretary, NIOS” payable at the concerned Regional Centre (Appendix ‘D’) within
10 days from the date of the submission of Online application form.
(b) Procedure for Registration through AIs
(i) To register for the Public Examination of NIOS being held in April-May and
October-November, you have to go to your AI within the prescribed time schedule.
(ii) Fill up the Examination Form and deposit it with the Coordinator of your AI along
with the prescribed examination fee as mentioned in the Table-7, within the
prescribed dates in person or through your representative.
(iii) The Examination Form is attached with the Prospectus, a photocopy of which
may be used for subsequent examinations. It can also be obtained from your AI
free of cost or downloaded from NIOS website.
(iv)You must fill up the correct codes of the subjects (you wish to appear) in the
Examination Form. You can register for examination only in those subjects which
you had selected at the time of admission or eligible otherwise. Do check the
subject codes you have filled in the Examination Form carefully.
The National Institute of Open Schooling has certain features in its
evaluation system such as freedom to answer the questions in Public
Examinations in any one of the scheduled regional languages, although
the Question Papers supplied would generally be in English and Hindi/
available Regional mediums only. Intimation letter and Certificate have
scanned photographs of the learners; and the information about
Examination Centres and results are made available online. Besides,
NIOS has been doing innovations in the evaluation system to maintain its credibility
and standards. The On Demand Examination System at Secondary and Senior
Secondary level for the registered canditates is one such innovation.
Evaluation System
NOTE
Unless
examination
fee is paid within
the prescribed
dates, you will
not be allowed to
appear in the
examinations.
NOTE
The Examination
Form is attached
with the
prospectus. Also
a photocopy of
this may be used
for subsequent
examinations. It
can also be
obtained from
your AI free of
cost or download
from NIOS
website.
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(c) Registration for Public Examination for Online Admission through
Stream 2, 3 and 4
For these admissions, the candidates have to register for examination by paying
examination fee along with the Online admission itself as per prescribed examination
fee given in Table-6 B of the Prospectus.
l Learners admitted to Senior Secondary Course must ensure that for
the purpose of obtaining a certificate at the Senior Secondary level, a
two-year gap is essential from the year of passing the Secondary
examination. If you do not have the requisite gap of two years, you can
appear in a maximum of four subjects only in the forthcoming April-May
examination and subsequent October-November Examination. You will be eligible
to appear in the remaining subjects only on completion of the two years gap. In
the absence of the two years gap, your examination fee will be adjusted for the
first four opted subjects and the remaining fee, if paid for other subjects, will be
forfeited.
l No examination fee will be accepted at NIOS Headquarters.
l In case, your AI stands cancelled/ non functional, you may pay your fee in the
prescribed form at the concerned Regional Centre of the area as listed in
“Appendix-D” within the prescribed dates in person or by post along with the
bank draft. The Bank Draft is to be drawn in favour of “Secretary, National
Institute of Open Schooling,” payable at the concerned Regional Centre.
l Contact your AI or log on to NIOS website about two weeks prior to
commencement of examination for finding out details regarding your
Examination Centre and date sheet.
l Fixation of Examination Centre is the prerogative of NIOS. However, the
Examination Centres are normally fixed in District Headquarters, Sub-Divisional
Headquarters and other available places nearest to the AIs.
l You have to appear in the Examination Centre allotted to you by NIOS. The
decision of NIOS with regard to allotment of Examination Centre will be final.
l In case, you appear in an Examination Centre other than allotted by NIOS,
your result will not be declared and your case will be treated as having resorted
to unfair means.
NOTE
You are not
allowed to
deposit
examination fee
at AI other than
your own AI. If
you deposit the
examination fee
in an AI other
than the one
allotted to you,
you will not be
allowed to take
examination.
Important To Note
4.2 On Demand Examination System (ODES)
If you are already a registered learner of NIOS at Secondary or Senior Secondary level,
you have the option to appear in the Examination through NIOS On-Demand Examination
System (ODES). You can appear in the examination through ODES as per your wish
and preparation as and when you feel ready for the examination, subject to availability of
the seats in the examination. Subjects available for appearing through ODES at Secondary
level are Hindi, English, Sanskrit, Mathematics, Science and Technology, Social Science,
Economics, Business Studies, Home Science, Typewriting (H), Typewriting (E), Word
Processing (E) and Psychology and subjects available at the Senior Secondary level are
Physics, Mathematics, Business Studies, Hindi, Political Science and Home Science.
At present, the On-Demand Examination (Secondary and Sr. Secondary) for the above
said subjects is conducted at NIOS, A-31 Institutional Area, Sector 62, Noida – 201309,
Distt. Gautam Budh Nagar (U.P.) and for Secondary level only at NIOS Regional Centre,
Pune. This facility is likely to be extended to other NIOS Regional Centres in future.
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Registration for ODES
• In order to avail the facility of ODES, you have to be a registered as bonafide student
of NIOS having an Enrolment Number and a valid Identity Card;
• The registration for ODES is available for existing learners through Online only. To
know the ODE registration procedure, you may visit the NIOS website: www.nos.org
or www.nios.ac.in (click on On Demand Examination System – thereafter click on
online ODE registration for existing learners);
• The learners of Stream 1 can seek online ODE registration only after April/May, 2010
public examinations;
• For appearing in the ODE, the learner must bring the Original Identity Card issued by
the NIOS along with any other self photo identity proof e.g. Driving Licence, Voter
Card, Passport, etc. and the complete print out of the Computer generated ODE
registration application;
• You can appear through ODES before April/May of the next year only if you have
appeared and could not clear the public examination of Secondary/Senior Secondary
level from any recognized Board. In that case, firstly you will have to apply for
admission with your admit card/original marksheet issued by the Board or TC from
the last school attended;
• The On-Demand Examination fee is Rs.125/- per subject + Rs.25/- for subject involving
practical for Secondary level and Rs.200/- per subject + Rs.50/- for subject involving
practical for Senior Secondary level. The fee can be paid either through Credit Card
or Bank Draft at the time of seeking online ODE registration. The Bank Draft should
be drawn in favour of “The Secretary, NIOS payable at NOIDA. The Bank Draft
along with print out of the online ODE registration application and copy of Identity
Card may be sent immediately after the online ODE registration to the Assistant
Director (ODES), NIOS, On Demand Examination Unit, A-31, Institutional Area,
Sector 62, Noida – 201309. The learners opting to appear at NIOS Regional Centre,
Pune should send their requisite documents along with Bank Draft to the Regional
Director, NIOS Regional Centre, C/o Indian Institute of Education, 128/2, J P Naik
Road, Shri Niketan Society, Off Karve Road, Pune – 411038.
• The learners will be allowed to appear in the ODE only after the receipt of the Bank
Draft with requisite documents by the respective offices;
• Seeking ODE online registration twice a month in a particular subject is not permissible;
• In case of difficulty in registration, the learners may send their mail to: lsc@nos.org or
support@nos.org or dial 18001809393
4.3 Credit Accumulation
You can avail as many as nine chances to appear in the Public Examinations spread over a
period of five years. NIOS will keep and accumulate your credit in particular subjects in its
computer till you clear all the required subjects for certification. Avail this flexible scheme
of examination to learn well and to get better results.
It may, however, become necessary for NIOS to revise the syllabus of different courses
from time to time and in that case the decision of NIOS will be binding.
Part Credit in Practical Subjects
(a) As a Senior Secondary learner, if you pass in practical but fail in the theory of a subject,
your practical awards will be retained and you can appear again in theory examination.
However, if you re-appear in practical, then better of the two results will be taken into
account.
Likewise, the part credit of passing in the theory but failing in practical is retained. But
the examination fee of both theory and practical is to be paid even if you do not intend
to appear in theory or practical.
NOTE
Relaxations
for
Differently
Abled
Persons
during
examination
l A written
request
alongwith
Medical
Certificate
indicating the
nature and extent
of disability from
a Government
Hospital.
l Provision of
an Amanueusis
(writer).
l One hour
additional to
visually impaired
or Differently
Abled
Persons or
spastic
candidates.
l Relaxations for
candidates
suffering from
sudden illness/
accident.
l Seperate
sitting
arrangement.
l Disabilitywise
relaxations to
candidates with
Locomotor/
Orthopedic
disability,
Visually and
Hearing
impaired,
Multiple
disability/
Cerebral Palsy,
Mentally
Retarted and
Leprosy-cured.
l For detailed
information
please see
Chapter 6.
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(b) For Secondary examinations, theory and practical are considered as one unit and you
have to pass in aggregate of the two. Hence, for appearing in a subject with practical at
Secondary level, you are required to appear in both theory and practical.
4.4 Improvement of Performance
NIOS allows you to apply again in a subject which you have already passed for improvement
of performance but only once.
You have to apply for improvement in the same manner as for appearing at the first examination
by paying the required fee. This chance can be availed only once within five years from the
year of admission.
For subjects involving practical, you will have to appear in both theory and practical for
improvement of your performance. Better of the two results would be considered and
indicated in the marksheet. NIOS will issue only marksheet if you have already certified.
4.5 Issue of Marksheet and Certificate
You shall receive a Marksheet on declaration of result through your AI. Provisional and
Migration Certificate will be issued to successful candidates only. The passing certificate
will be issued about six months after declaration of the result.
In case of your passing in additional subject(s) or improvement of performance in one or
more than one subject, no fresh certificate will be issued; you shall be issued only a
Marksheet. No Migration Certificate will be issued to the learners unless they
complete their course of study.
Note: If any discrepancy in the mark sheet and certificate issued by the NIOS is noticed
by the learner after the declaration of result, he/she will have to apply for the same to the
concerned Regional Director within 90 days of the declaration of result failing which no
request will be entertained.
NOTE
NIOS does
not issue any
Bonafide/
Transfer /
School
Leaving/
Character /
Date of Birth
Certificate
separately to
its learners.
Table-7 : Examination and Other Miscellaneous Fees
(i) For Secondary and Senior Secondary Public Examinations
l Examination fees = Rs. 100/- per subject
l Additional fees for Practicals in subjects
having both theory and practicals. = Rs. 50/- per subject
(ii) Other Miscellaneous Fees
l Duplicate copy of the Certificate = Rs. 100/-
l Duplicate Provisional Certificate = Rs. 100/-
l Duplicate Migration Certificate = Rs. 100/-
l Duplicate Marksheet = Rs. 100/-
l Postal Charges (If the above = Rs. 40/-
documents are required by speed post)
l Duplicate Identity Card = Rs. 100/-
l Amaneusis (writer) (per session) = Rs. 100/-
l Re-checking of Answer Script = Rs. 200/- per subject
Note: (i) The examination fee is required to be paid by all learners.
(ii) It is same for both Secondary and Senior Secondary Courses.
(iii) The fee once paid for examinations will not be refunded or adjusted under
any circumstance.
(iv) For obtaining duplicate copy of Marksheet, Certificate and Migration
Certificate, download the application form from NIOS website or obtain it
from concerned Regional Centres/Sub-Centres.
(v) The prescribed fee for the issue of Provisional Certificate, Migration
Certificate and Duplicate Mark Sheet on urgent basis is Rs. 200/- for each
certificate and these documents will be issued within 48 hours from the date
of receipt of application.
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4.7 Scheme of Examinations
The scheme of examination highlighting the no. of papers, maximum marks and duration
of examination for each subject is given in Table-9.
4.6 Certification Criteria
In order to pass in a subject and get a certificate in Secondary/Senior Secondary courses,
the criteria laid down by NIOS are given below:
Table-8 : Certification Criteria
Course Pass Criteria in a subject Certification Criteria
Secondary A minimum of 33% marks in the aggregate Pass in 5 subjects including at least one but
Course (Theory plus practical wherever applicable) in not more than two languages.
(Class X) the public examination.
Senior A minimum of 33% marks in the aggregate as Pass in 5 subjects including at least one but not
Secondary well as separately in theory and practicals more than two languages.
Course (Class XII) in the public examination.
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a) Secondary Examination
Code Subject No. of Max. Duration
papers Marks (hours)
Group A
201 Hindi 1 100 3
202 English 1 100 3
206 Urdu 1 100 3
209 Sanskrit 1 100 3
203 Bengali 1 100 3
204 Marathi 1 100 3
205 Telugu 1 100 3
207 Gujarati 1 100 3
208 Kannada 1 100 3
210 Punjabi 1 100 3
228 Assamese 1 100 3
231 Nepali 1 100 3
232 Malayalam 1 100 3
233 Oriya 1 100 3
235 Arabic 1 100 3
236 Persian 1 100 3
237 Tamil 1 100 3
Group B
211 Mathematics 1 100 3
212 Science & Technology (Th) 1 85 2½
(Pr) 1 15 3
213 Social Science 1 100 3
214 Economics 1 100 3
215 Business Studies 1 100 3
216 Home Science (Th) 1 85 2½
(Pr) 1 15 3
219 Word Processing (E) (Th) 1 40 2
(Pr) 1 60 2
222 Psychology 1 100 3
223 Indian Culture and
Heritage 1 100 3
225 Painting (Th) 1 30 1½
(Pr) 1 70 3
Table-9: The Scheme of Examination
b) Senior Secondary Examination
Code Subject No. of Max. Duration
papers Marks (hours)
Group A
301 Hindi 1 100 3
302 English 1 100 3
306 Urdu 1 100 3
309 Sanskrit 1 100 3
Group B
311 Mathematics 1 100 3
312 Physics (Th) 1 80 3
(Pr) 1 20 3
313 Chemistry (Th) 1 80 3
(Pr) 1 20 3
314 Biology (Th) 1 80 3
(Pr) 1 20 3
315 History 1 100 3
316 Geography (Th) 1 80 3
(Pr) 1 20 3
317 Political Science 1 100 3
318 Economics 1 100 3
319 Commerce/Business Studies 1 100 3
320 Accountancy 1 100 3
321 Home Science (Th) 1 80 3
(Pr) 1 20 3
327 Word Processing (E) (Th) 1 40 2
(Pr) 1 60 2
328 Psychology 1 100 3
330 Computer Science (Th) 1 60 3
(Pr) 1 40 2
331 Sociology 1 100 3
332 Painting (Th) 1 30 1½
(Pr) 3 70 6
335 Mass Communication (Th) 1 80 3
(Pr) 1 20 3
NOTE (Applicable for Table 9 Group A)
Minimum one and Maximum two language subjects from group A are permissible for certification.
However, third language can be offered as an additional subject.
Examination of
these subjects
will be held on
one day.
4.8 Re-checking of Answer Scripts
If you have appeared in one of the Public Examinations and you are not satisfied with
your result, NIOS provides you an opportunity for re-checking of your answer scripts in
which re-totaling of marks is done and it is also ensured that no question is left unevaluated.
Remember that the answers are not re-evaluated during re-checking. You may
apply for re-checking of the Answer Script in any subject within 30 days from the date
of declaration of results. Apply to the Regional Director of the concerned Regional
Centre, NIOS on a plain paper or in the prescribed proforma for re-checking of the
Answer Script (which can be downloaded from the NIOS website). You have to pay
the prescribed fee of Rs. 200/- (Rupees Two Hundred only) per subject to the NIOS
through Bank Draft drawn in favour of the Secretary, NIOS, payable at the concerned
Regional Centre. The re-checking will be completed within 45 days of the receipt of
your application. However, the Answer Script(s) will not be shown to you or any one
else on your behalf under any circumstances.
4.9 Unfair Means
In case of use of unfair means in the examination, your examination will be cancelled
and you could be further debarred from appearing in the future examinations. Even your
admission can also be cancelled.
Instructions regarding unfair means are printed on the second page of the Examination
Answer Book. You should read the same carefully.
4.10 Standard of Education and Recognition
NIOS maintains a high standard of education and this has been recognised by various
State Boards of Secondary Education. Its Senior Secondary Certificate is recognised by
the Association of Indian Universities and individually by several Universities all over the
country for admission to Colleges and Universities. A list of Boards and Universities which
have recognised the NIOS courses is given in Appendices ‘A’ and ‘B’ respectively.
4.11 Awards and Scholarships for NIOS Learners
(i) “Ms. Santosh Rastogi Award for Excellence in Geography”
An award titled “Ms. Santosh Rastogi award for Excellence in Geography”
was introduced for the NIOS pass outs at Sr. Secondary Level from the academic
year 2005. Five awards of Rs. 500/- each are given every year.
The award is given to those students who obtain the highest marks in the subject of
Geography at Sr. Secondary level in the April-May as well as Oct.-Nov. examinations
of the year. The best of both the examinations are taken into consideration. In case
of a tie, the student scoring higher aggregate of total marks is given the award. In
case the highest scorer is a case of transfer of credit in that subject, the second
highest scorer is considered for giving the award.
(ii) Dr. Ambedkar National Scholarship Scheme for meritorious students,
belonging to Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes
The Scholarship Scheme was started by Dr. Ambedkar Foundation set up under
the aegis of the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment in 1992 with a view to
recognise, promote and assist meritorious students belonging to Scheduled Castes
and Scheduled Tribes for enabling them to pursue higher studies. This is a one time
cash award and is given to 3 students scoring highest marks in class X level
examination conducted by the Education Board/Council. This is separate for SC
and ST. In case none of the first three eligible students are girls, the girl student
scoring the highest mark gets a special award.
NOTE
On re-checking,
the revised
(increased or
decreased)
marks will be
final and
binding on
the learner(s)
applying for
re-checking.
The eligibility
criteria for Dr.
Ambedkar
scholarship:
(i) Student should
belong to
Scheduled Caste
(SC) or Scheduled
Tribe (ST).
(ii) Family income
of the student
from all sources
should be less
than Rs. 1 lakh in
the preceding
financial year.
(iii) The student
should have
appeared in any
of the recognised
State/All India
Boards of Education
including NIOS
and scored not
less than 50%
marks in the
aggregate in the
Secondary
Certificate
Examination.
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NIOS has developed several means and strategies to help the learners to learn well and
be successful. TMA is one of such tool which plays a very important role in learning
process through Open and Distance Education System. TMAs help learners to know their
progress and attainment level and develop regular study habits. They also help in designing
diagnostic and remedial teaching strategy during Personal Contact Programmes (PCPs).
From the session 2007-08, TMA has been made mandatory for all the learners for
certification.
There are three assignments in each subject which will be in booklet form. The subject
teacher in the AI will correct these assignments and provide you feedback and suggestions
for improvement.
The awards of the TMAs at Secondary/Senior Secondary courses will be in grades, which
will be not be considered for overall weightage in the Public Examination. However, the
grades of the best two assignments will be shown separately in the final mark sheet.
Learners may not be allowed to appear in Public Examination and/or their result may be
declared as “INCOMPLETE” unless they submit at least One out of three TMAs in each
subject (wherever applicable). TMA is applicable for admission through AIs/Study Centres
as well as Stream-1 of Online Admission. TMA should be submitted before appearing in
the Public Examination of the particular subject.
Learners shall be required to submit his/her assignments at the AI as per Schedule given
below at Table-A and B and obtain a receipt thereof. However, in case the AI is not
functioning or closed due to administrative reasons, learner shall be required to submit
TMA as per schedule at the concerned Regional Centre. A list of applicable subject of
TMA is given at Table-C. Learner is also advised to keep a copy of the assignments till he/
she gets the Pass Certificate.
Table A: For appearing in Public Examination to be held in April/May
No. of Assignments By the Learners to AIs Feedback by the Teacher
to the Learners
TMA-I 5th November 15th November
TMA-II 5th December 15th December
TMA-III 5th January 15th January
5 Tutor Marked
Assignments (TMAs)
MOST
IMPORTANT
For appearing in
Public
Examination at
Secondary and
Senior
Secondary
Levels for the
first time
submission of
at least one
Tutor Marked
Assignment
(TMA) in each
subject is
compulsory
(Subjects
wherever TMA
applicable).
Otherwise you
may be
debarred from
appearing in
Public
Examination in
that subject
and/or your
result may be
declared as
“INCOMPLETE”
(Applicable for
admissions
through AIs and
Online
admission of
Stream 1 only)
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Table B: For appearing in Public Examination to be held in October/November
No. of Assignments By the Learners to AIs Feedback by the Teacher
to the Learners
TMA-I 5th June 15th June
TMA-II 5th July 15th July
TMA-III 5th August 15th August
If last date so specified happens to be a public holiday/Saturday/Sunday the next working
day will automatically be treated as last date for the purpose.
Table-C: List of applicable subjects of TMA
Secondary Level Senior Secondary Level
Subject Code Subjects Subject Code Subjects
201 Hindi 301 Hindi
202 English 302 English
203 Bengali 306 Urdu
204 Marathi 309 Sanskrit
205 Telugu 311 Mathematics
206 Urdu 312 Physics
207 Gujarati 313 Chemistry
208 Kannada 314 Biology
209 Sanskrit 315 History
210 Punjabi 316 Geography
211 Mathematics 317 Political Science
212 Science and Technology 318 Economics
213 Social Science 319 Business Studies
214 Economics 320 Accountancy
215 Business Studies 321 Home Science
216 Home Science 328 Psychology
222 Psychology 330 Computer Science
223 Bhartiya Culture and 331 Sociology
Heritage 332 Painting
228 Assamese 335 Mass Communication
231 Nepali
232 Malayalam
233 Oriya
235 Arabic
236 Persian
237 Tamil
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6 General and Specific
Relaxations (Disability wise)
During NIOS Examination
In NIOS examination, learners with disabilities are provided general relaxations and also the
facility of amanuensis according to their disabilities. A learner who wishes to avail the
concession in the Examination is required to submit an application to the concerned
Regional Director or Director(Evaluation), NIOS, A 24/25, Sector-62, Noida-201309
(U.P.) alongwith medical certificate of a Govt. Hospital/Medical Institution indicating
the nature of his/her disability and the extent of the disability. While appearing in the
Examination, the learner will write his/her disability on the top of the answer book, which will also
be authenticated by his/her Centre Superintendent. The Centre Superintendent will make
arrangements to sit a maximum of four students in a separate Examination Room with a separate
Invigilator for supervision.
6.1 Different Types of Relaxations
1. The visually impaired or differently-abled or spastic learners shall have the facility
of having an additional one-hour for each of the subject.
2. A visually impaired or differently abled or spastic learner alone will be provided
services of amanuensis free of charge. Other learners will have to meet the fee of
the amanuensis.
3. Learners with poor hand function but having speech disorders will have scribes
who can understand the sign language(other than the subject teacher, parents or
siblings).
4. Learners who have minimum hand function but having speech disorders will be
allowed to use the computer for the examinations.
5. Wheel chair bound learners will be given facility to write the examination in the
ground floor, especially where there are no lift facilities.
6. Learners with special needs registered under the SAIED AIs will have the same
Centre with disable friendly infrastructure and professionals who can help them in
case of need. During examination the invigilators deputed by NIOS will monitor the
examination proceedings.
6.2. Provision of Amanuensis
6.2.1 Cases of Providing Amanuensis
i. In case of blind, differently abled, spastic learners,
ii. In the case of sudden illness rendering the learner unable to write the examinations.
This illness should be duly certified by a Medical Officer of the rank not lower than
an Assistant Surgeon of Government/Municipal Hospital/Dispensary.
iii. In case of accident involving injury rendering the learner unable to write, the nature
of accident and the inability of the learner to write should be duly certified by a
Medial Officer of the rank not lower than an Assistant Surgeon of Government/
Municipal Hospital or Dispensary.
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6.2.2 Eligibility to be an Amanuensis
i. The amanuensis may be a student of a class lower than that of the learner with
disability taking the examination.
ii. The amanuensis should not be related to the examinee.
iii. The Centre Superintendent will ensure the above at i) & ii) and obtain a certificate
to this effect.
iv. The Centre Superintendent of Examination Centre concerned will choose a suitable
person from the school as far as possible and forward his/her name immediately
to the concerned Regional Director/Director (Eval.) NIOS with a report giving
full particulars of the learner and of the amanuensis for consideration & approval.
v. Services of Amanuensis can be availed for theory papers only.
6.2.3 Fee for Amanuensis
A fee of Rs. 100/- per session of examination will be given to the amanuensis by
the Superintendent of the Examination Centre.
6.3. Disability-wise Relaxations
6.3.1 Locomotor/Orthopedic Disabilities
1. Learners with Locomotor/Orthopedic Disabilities are to be considered as nondisabled
learner and they will not require any special provision during the
Examination.
2. Polio affected learners and those in case of hand injury may be provided with the
facility of amanuensis/scribe
6.3.2 Visually Impaired Learners
1. Visually Impaired Learners may be allowed to use amanuensis, take examination
using Brailler typewriter, or computer. When the student takes examination using
Brailler, NIOS will seek the assistance of an organization for the Blind to transcribe
the papers into print and the regular examiners will evaluate the papers along
with other papers. The student should arrange to bring Brailler’s, Typewriter,
Computer, etc., for examination purposes.
2. Equipment such as talking calculator, abacus, Taylor frame and geometry drawing
kit may be allowed in the Examination Hall.
3. Skill based project may be given to blind learners as an alternative for practical.
4. For course requiring computer skills, the equipment needs to be provided by the
Centre conducting Examination.
6.3.3 Hearing Impaired Learners
1. Interpreter (sign language person) may be allowed in the Examination Room to
help the deaf student to understand the questions.
2. The norms of payment for the interpreter will be similar to that of a scribe.
3. One interpreter may be adequate for each Examination Centre. The Centre
Superintendent may take decision regarding appointment of an Interpreter.
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6.3.4 Multiple Disability/Cerebral Palsy
1. Computers with adapted hardware like trackball instead of mouse, augmentative
communication boards may be allowed. Use of Calculator may also be allowed for
learner with Dyscalculia. Learners will have to arrange for their own tools and
equipment.
2. Adapted chair, table, bed, etc., may be allowed in the Examination room in the case
of severely disabled children who need them.
3. Provision may also be made for reading out the questions wherever necessary.
6.3.5 Mentally Retarded Children
1. Computers with adapted hardware like trackball instead of mouse, augmentative
communication boards and calculators may be allowed.
2. Adapted chair, table, bed may be allowed in Examination Room depending on the
needs. Provision may also be made by reading out the question to the student.
Project work may be allowed instead of all practical subjects.
6.3.6 Leprosy-Cured Learners
General relaxation will be applicable for leprosy cured students.
Note : If any learner with a disability not covered above approaches
the Centre Superintendent of the Examination Centre for any
relaxation, the case may be referred to the concerned Regional
Director or Director (Evaluation), NIOS, A-24/25, Sector-62,
Noida-201309 (U.P.).
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ANDHRA PRADESH
l Board of Intermediate Education, Andhra Pradesh, Vidhya
Bhawan, Nampally, Hyderabad
Conditions :P ass with five subjects namely English one
major Indian language, Mathematics, Science and Social
Science with 35% marks may be treated as equivalent to
S.S.C awarded by A.P. Board of Secondary Education.
l Andhra Pradesh Board of Secondary Education,
Hyderabad-500001
ASSAM
l Assam Higher Secondary Education Council,
Bamunimaidan Guwahati.
DELHI
l Central Board of Secondary Education, Shiksha Kendra, 2,
Community Centre, Preet Vihar, Delhi-110092
l Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations,
Pragati House, 3rd Floor, 47-48, Nehru Place, New Delhi-
110019
Conditions: Secondary: Must have passed in five written
subjects of external examination at one and the same siting
and that these five subjects must include English, a Second
language and three other written subjects.
Senior Secondary: Provided that the candidate had
obtained pass marks in English and three other written
subjects at one and the same sitting.
GOA
l Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education,
Alto Betim, Goa – 403521
HARYANA
l Haryana Board of School Education, Bhiwani.
Conditions: Secondary: Must have passed Hindi, English
(compulsory) and Math, Social Science, Science and
optional subjects that a student has taken.
Senior Secondary: Pass all subjects which are according
to Board Syllabus, i.e. Hindi, English (compulsory) and
any three other subjects that the student has taken.
HIMACHAL PRADESH
l H.P. Board of School Education, Dharamshala-176215 Distt.
Kangra, H.P.
Conditions: Provided Secondary Students have offered
any four subjects out of English, Hindi, Math, Science and
Social Science and any one subject out of (a) Sanskrit/
Urdu/Tamil/Telugu (b) one elective subject, and Senior
Secondary Students have offered English with any four
subjects.
JAMMU & KASHMIR
l The Jammu & Kashmir State Board of School Education,
New Campus, Bemina, Sri Nagar – 190 010
JHARKHAND
l Jharkhand Academic Council, Ranchi.
MADHYA PRADESH
l Madhya Pradesh Board of Secondary Education,
Bhopal-462011
MAHARASHTRA
l Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher
Secondary Education, Pune.
Conditions: For admission to Higher Secondary: Passing NIOS
secondary with five subjects with English as one of subjects.
MEGHALAYA
l Meghalaya Board of School Education, Tura-794001
MIZORAM
l Mizoram Board of School Education, Aizawal-796012
NAGALAND
l Nagaland Board of School Education, Kohima
Condition: Pass in Five Subjects.
ORISSA
l Board of Secondary Education, Bajrakabati Road,
Cuttack-753001
l Council of Higher Secondary Education, Bhubneswar-751013
Condition: Passing NIOS Senior Secondary with two
languages, i.e. English and any other language including
Alernate English alongwith three other optional subjects.
PUNJAB
l Punjab School Education Board, SAS Nagar
Mohali – 160059
RAJASTHAN
l Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education, Ajmer-305001
Condition: Secondary : Pass in five subjects namely Hindi,
English, Social Science, Science and Mathematics
Senior Secondary : Pass in five subjects namely Hindi,
English plus other three subjects.
TRIPURA
l Tripura Board of Secondary Education, Tripura
UTTAR PRADESH
l U.P. Board of High School & Intermediate Education,
Allahabad – 211001
Condition: Secondary : Pass in minimum 6 (six) subjects;
Senior Secondary: Pass in minimum 5 (five subjects)
UTTARAKHAND
l Uttranchal Shiksha Evm Pariksha Parished, Ramnagar,
Nanital.
Condition: Pass with six subjects at secondary level.
WEST BENGAL
l Government of West Bengal School Education Department,
Salt Lake, Kolkata-91
Condition: Compulsory subjects in the examination similar
to those in the Madhyamik Examination under West Bengal
Board of Secondary Education and cleared the compulsory
and minimum number of Elective Subjects as stipulated for
the Higher Secondary Examination under West Bengal
Council of Higher Secondary Examination.
l West Bengal Board of Secondary Education, 77/2 Park
Street, Kolkata-700016
Note: Pass in minimum five subjects is the pre- requiste condition
for admission in all Boards, unless otherwise stated.
List of Boards Recognising
NIOS Examinations & Certification
Appendix – A
28 National Institute of Open Schooling
List of Universities/Institutions Recognising
NIOS Examinations & Certification
Appendix – B
ANDHRA PRADESH
l Nagarjuna University, Guntur
l Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning (Deemed
University), Prasanthinilayam-515 134, Distt. Anantpur
l Andhra University, Waltair
l Osmania University, Hyderabad
l Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati
l Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Anantpur
l Kakatiya University, Vidyaranyapuri, Warangal
Conditions: Subject to pass in five subjects and the
duration of the course for two years after X Standard.
ASSAM
l Gauhati University, Gopinath Bordoloi Nagar, Guwahati
l Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat-13.
BIHAR
l Patna University – Patna
CHHATISGARH
l Guru Ghasidas University, Bilaspur
DELHI
l Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU),
Maidan Garhi, New Delhi-110068
l University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
l School of Planning and Architecture, 4 Block-B,
Indraprastha Estate, Delhi
Condition: Accepted from academic session 1993-94
onwards subjects to fulfilment of other conditions of
above institute.
l Jamia Hamdard (Hamdard University) Hamdard Nagar,
New Delhi
l National Museum Institute of History of Art,
Conservation and Museology (Deemed University),
New Delhi.
l Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi – 110016
l Jamia Millia Islamia, Jamia Nagar, New Delhi – 110025
l Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
Condition: Pass in five subjects as per CBSE scheme
including Chemistry (theory and practical), Physics
(theory and practical), Mathematics as three
independent papers.
GOA
l Goa University, Telegao Plateau, P.O. Banbolin Complex
Condition : Pass with at least 6 subject (2 languages
and 4 other subjects)
GUJARAT
l Saurashtra University Campus, Kalavad Road, Rajkot -
110007
l North Gujarat University, Rajmahal Road, P.B. No. 21,
Patan-384265 (N.G.)
l Bhav Nagar University, Bhavnagar
l Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidhya Nagar
l Gujarat University, Ahmedabad
HARYANA
l Haryana Agricultural University, Hissar
l Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra
Conditons: Pass five subjects (two languages and three
electives)
Pass Senior Secondary Examination in one or two
attempts through compartment/supplementary exams
with 33% marks in some subjects and 40% marks in
subjects like typewriting etc.
Candidates who did not pass English subject in Senior
Secondary examination will be required to pass at the:
(i) Supplementary exam. of the same year or
(ii) Annual exam. of the following year.
l Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak
l National Dairy Research Institute (Deemed University),
Karnal-l32001
l Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Karnal-l32001
HIMACHAL PRADESH
l Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla
Conditons: Candidate has passed in English +3 other
subjects.
l Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar University of Horticulture
and Forestry, Nauni (Solan)
JAMMU & KASHMIR
l University of Jammu, New Campus, Jammu-180006
l Shere-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences
and Technology, Srinagar
Conditions: (I) for B.Sc. (Ag.): English, Physics,
Chemistry and Biology or Maths. (2) for B.V.Sc. & A.H.:
English, Physics, Chemistry & Biology
l The University of Kashmir,
Sri Nagar, Kashmir – 190 006
JHARKHAND
l Indian School of Mines (Deemed University),
Dhanbad – 826004
l Ranchi University, Ranchi (Jharkhand)
l Vinoba Bhava University, Hazaribagh
l S.K.M. University, Dumka, Jharkhand
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KARNATAKA
l Karnataka University, Pavate Nagar, Dharwad-580003
l Kuvempu University, Vishwavidyanilaya Karyalaya,
B.R. Project-577115, Shimoga Distt. Kamataka
Conditions: Pass in at least six subjects of which two
shall be the language subjects.
l National Law School of India University, Nagarbhavi,
Post Bag No. 7201, Bangalore
Conditions: Candidates have offered English and
secured 50% in the aggregate in English and other
courses excluding the second language and must not
have completed 20 years of age as on July 1st of the
year of admission (22 years in case of SC/ST).
l University of Agricultural Science, GKVK, Post Bag
2477, Bangalore-560065
l University of Agricultural Science, Krishi Nagar,
Dharwad
l Mangalore University, Manglagangothri, Manglore
l University of Mysore, Crawford Hall, Mysore
KERALA
l University of Calicut, Calicut University PO, Calicut-
673635
Condition: Pass in five subjects including English
l Cochin University of Science and Technology, Cochin
Condition: Pass with English, Mathematics, Physics,
Chemistry for admission to Naval Architecture and Ship
Building course.
l Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam-686560
l University of Kerala, Trivandrum.
l Kannur University, Kerala.
MADHYA PRADESH
l Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore-452001
Condition: Pass in five subjects including one language
(English/Hindi).
l Rani Durgavati Vishwavidyalaya, Jabalpur
l Dr. Hari Singh Gaur Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar
l Jawahar Lal Nehru Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Jabalpur
l Jiwaji University, Gwalior
l Awadhesh Pratap Singh University, Rewa
l Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education,
Gwalior
MAHARASHTRA
l Indian Institute of Technology, PO Powai, Mumbai-
400076
Condition: Pass with Mathematics, Physics, (Theory
and Practical) and Chemistry (Theory and Practical) as
independent papers.
l University of Mumbai, Ranade Bhavan, Vidyanagri,
Santacruz, (East) Mumbai
l University of Poona, Ganeshkhind, Pune-411007
l Shreemati Nathibai Damodar Thackersey Women’s
University, 1, Nathibai Thakarsey Road, Mumbai.
l Yashwant Rao Chavan Maharashtra Open University,
Nasik
l Shivaji University, Vidhyanagar, Kolhapur-416004
l Amravati University, Amravati-444602
Conditions: Five subjects
l Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar, Marathvada University,
Aurangabad.
MANIPUR
l Manipur University, Canchipur, Imphal-795001
NAGALAND
l Nagaland University, Kohima
Condition: Pass in two languages, Mathematics,
Science and Social Sciences
ORISSA
l Berhampur University, Berhampur
Condition: Passed with two language subjects and
three optional subjects.
l Sambalpur University, Sambal Pur, Burla, Jyoti Vihar –
768019
Condition: A student must have passed with two
language subjects and three optional subjects
PUNJAB
l Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana-141004
l Punjab University, Chandigarh
l Punjabi University, Patiala
l Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology
(Deemed University), Patiala-147001
Condition: The minimum qualification for admission to
B.E. 1st year Degree Course is a pass in the 10+2 of
Punjab School Education Board or equivalent examination
with Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and English.
RAJASTHAN
l Ajmer University, Ajmer
l Banasthali Vidyapeeth, P.O., Banasthali Vidyapeeth-
304022, Rajasthan
l Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur
Condition: Pass in 3 optional and 2 compulsory subjects
(Hindi and English)
l Jain Vishva Bharati Institute (Deemed University) Camp
Office, Jawahar Nagar, Jaipur
Condition: Pass in Mathematics
l Mohan Lal Sukhadia, University, Udaipur-313001
l University of Rajasthan, Jaipur
l Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani
l Rajasthan Agriculture University, Bikaner
l Rajasthan Vidyapeeth, Udaipur
Condition: Passed in five subjects including Hindi and
English with a gap of two years after passing secondary
examination.
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SIKKIM
l Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University,
Loneve-402108, Mongaon, Distt. Raigood.
TAMILNADU
l Algappa Univeristy, Algappa Nagar, Karaikudi-623003
Condition: For amission to Pre-Degree Course, pass
with a minimum of 35% marks in each one of the following
five subjects.
1. Tamil/or any other language recognised by the
Government of Tamilnadu, 2. English, 3. Mathematics,
4. Science, 5. Social Science
For admission to Degree Course
1. Tamil or any other language recognised by the
Government of Tamilnadu, 2. English, 3. Physics,
Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics; or Botany, Zoology,
Physics, Chemistry; or History, Economics, Commerce,
Accountancy; or Other subjects recognised by the
Govt. of Tamilnadu.
l Avinashlingam Institute for Home Science and
Higher Education for Women (Deemed University
Coimbatore-641043
Condition: Pass in:
1. Tamil, Hindi or French, 2. English, 3. Four elective
subjects
Thus a candidate should have studied 6 subjects in the
Higher Secondary, Pre-University or Pre-Degree
standard.
Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirapalli-620024
l Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University,
Chennai-600007
l Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai-600036.
Conditions: Pass in Sr. Secondary School Examination
conducted by National Open School with minimum five
subjects as per CBSE scheme including Chemistry
(theory and practical), Physics (theory and practical),
and Mathematics as
three independent papers.
l University of Madras, Chepauk Chennai-600005
Condition: Pass in five subjects with English
l Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar.
l Manomaniam Sunderavar University, Madurai-625021.
l Madhurai Kamraj University, Tirunelweli-627009
Condition: Pass in five subjects with English
l Bharathier University, Coimbatore
l Bharathidasan University, Tiruchirappalli
TRIPURA
l Tripura University, Agartala
UTTAR PRADESH
l Meerut University, Meerut
l Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and Institute
of Technology, BHU, Varanasi)
Condition: Pass in five subjects as per CBSE scheme
including Chemistry (theory and Practical), Physics
(theory and practical), Mathematics as three
independent papers.
l Dayalbagh Educational Institute (Deemed
University), Dayalbagh (Agra)
l Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi-22 1005
l University of Lucknow, Lucknow (U.P.)
l Kanpur University, Kanpur
l Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra
l Jagadguru Rambhadracharya Handicapped
University, Chitrakoot Dham, U.P. 210204.
UTTARAKHAND
l University of Roorkee, Roorkee-247667
l Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University, Sri
Nagar, Garhwal
WEST BENGAL
l University of North Bengal, PO North Bengal
University, Raja Rammohunpur, Dt. Darjeeling, West
Bengal-734430.
l Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan,73 1235, West Bengal
l Rabindra Bharti University, Trunk Road, Calcutta-
700052
l University of Burdwan, Burdwan
Condition: Follow the conditions for admission to
Higher Studies of this University.
l University of Calcutta, Senate House, Kolkata-700073
l Vidhan Chander Krishi Vishav Vidhyalaya, PO. Krishi
Vidhalaya Mohanpur, Distt.-Nadia, West Bengal
l Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.
Condition: Pass in five subjects as per CBSE scheme
including Chemistry (theory and practical), Physics
(theory and practical), Mathematics as three
independent papers.
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List of Recognised and Non- Recognised Boards of Secondary and
Senior Secondary Education
Appendix – C
Code No. Name of the Board
ANDHRA PRADESH
0101 Andhra Pradesh Board of Intermediate Education, Hyderabad
0102 Andhra Pradesh Board of Secondary Education, Hyderabad
0103 Andhra Pradesh Open School Society, SCERT Campus,
Hyderabad
ASSAM
0201 Assam Higher Secondary Education Council, Bamunimaidan,
Guwahati
0202 Assam Board of Secondary Education, Guwahati
BIHAR
0301 Bihar Intermediate Education Council, Patna
0302 Bihar School Examination Board, Patna
0303 Bihar Sanskrit Shiksha Board, Patna
CHHATISGARH
2901 Chhatisgarh Board of Secondary Education, Raipur
GOA
2801 Goa Board of Secondary & Higher Secondary Education, Goa
GUJARAT
0401 Gujarat Secondary & Higher Secondary Education Board, Gandhi
Nagar
HARYANA
0501 Haryana Board of Education, Hansi Road, Bhiwani
0502 Haryana Open School, Bhiwani
HIMACHAL PRADESH
0601 Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education, Dharamshala
JAMMU & KASHMIR
0701 J&K State Board of School Education, Jammu
0702 J&K State Open School, Srinagar
JHARKHAND
2601 Jharkhand Academic Council, Ranchi
KARNATAKA
0801 Karnataka Board of the Pre-University Education, Bangalore
0802 Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Borad, Bangalore
0803 Karnataka Open School, J.S.S. Maha Vidya Peeth, Mysore
KERALA
0901 Kerala Board of Public Examinations, Pareeksha Bhawan,
Thiruvananthpuram
0902 Kerala Board of Higher Secondary Education,
Thiruvananthapuram
0903 Kerala State Open School, Thiruvananthapuram
MAHARASHTRA
1101 Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary
Education, Pune
MADHYA PRADESH
1001 Madhya Pradesh Board of Secondary Education, Bhopal
1002 M.P. State Open School, Bhopal
MANIPUR
1201 Manipur Council of Higher Secondary Education, Imphal
1202 Manipur Board of Secondary Education, Imphal
MEGHALAYA
1301 Meghalaya Board of School Education, Meghalaya
MIZORAM
3001 Mizoram Board of School Education Chaltlan, Aizawl
NAGALAND
1401 Nagaland Board of School Education, Kohima
ORISSA
1501 Orissa Council of Higher Secondary Education Bhubaneswar
1502 Orissa Board of Secondary Education, Cuttack
PUNJAB
1601 Punjab School Education Board, Mohali
RAJASTHAN
1701 Rajasthan Board of Secondary Education, Ajmer
1702 Rajasthan State Open School, Jaipur
TAMIL NADU
1901 Tamil Nadu Board of Secondary Education, Chennai
1902 Tamil Nadu Board of Higher Secondary Education, Chennai
TRIPURA
2001 Tripura Board of Secondary Education, Agartala, Tripura West
UTTAR PRADESH
2101 U.P. Board of High School & Intermediate Education, Allahabad
UTTARAKHAND
3401 Uttranchal Shiksha Evm Pariksha Parishad, Ram Nagar, Nanital
WEST BENGAL
2201 West Bengal Board of Secondary Education, Calcutta
2202 West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education, Calcutta
2203 Rabindra Mukta Vidyalaya (W.B. State Open School)
2204 West Bengal Board of Madrasa Education
ALL INDIA BOARDS
9901 National Institute of Open Schooling (formarly National Open
School), New Delhi
9902 Central Board of Secondary Education, Delhi
9903 Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi
OTHER INSTITUTES RECOGNISED FOR SECONDARY LEVEL
9801 Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, New Delhi.
9802 Gurukul Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar,
9803 Directorate of Army Education, New Delhi.
9804 Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh.
9805 Jamia Miliya Hamdard University.
9806 Banasthali Vidyapith, Banasthali, Rajasthan
9807 Jamia Miliya Islamia, New Delhi.
9999 Any recognised Board of foreign countries
For learners who possess a High School/Secondary Certificate
from any Foreign Board/University and take admission in
Senior Secondary course of NIOS, are required to attach a
certificate from the concerned Embassy to the effect that the
examination passed is equivalent to the Indian High School/
Secondary Examination.
NON-RECOGNISED BOARDS/UNIVERSITIES
NOT CONSIDERED FOR ADMISSION AT NIOS
l Central Board of Higher Education, Aspati Bhawan, Uttam
Nagar, New Delhi.
l All India Board of Secondary Education, Gazipur
l Central Board of Higher Education, East Patel Nagar, New Delhi.
l Board of Adult Education and Training, Brahmpuri, Nagal
Rai, New Delhi.
l Gurukul Vishwavidyalaya, Vrindavan
l Bihar State Madarsa Education Board, Patna
l Akhil Bhartiya Shiksha Sansthan, New Delhi.
l ACN International University, Raipur
l Doon International University, Raipur
l Hindi Sahitya Sammelan, Allahabad (recognised by the
Govt. of India for purpose of employment)
Note: More such institutions can be added once NIOS gets
to know about them authoritatively.
Code No. Name of the Board
32 National Institute of Open Schooling
Appendix – D
LIST OF THE REGIONAL CENTRES OF NIOS
Name of the Region Address of Head of the Regional Centre States covered
ALLAHABAD 19/17, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, Kachahari Road Uttar Pradesh (excluding Gautam Buddh
Allahabad-211002, Uttar Pradesh Nagar [Noida & Greater Noida]
Ph.: 0532-2548154; Fax : 0532-2548149 and Ghaziabad Districts of UP)
e-mail: rcallahabad@nos.org
Sub-Center : DEHRADUN Uttarkhand and Meerut, Bagpat
69/106, Niranjanpur (Opp. I.T.I. Dehradun) Saharanpur, Muzaffar Nagar, Moradabad
Ph.: 0135-2673929, Fax. : 0135-2629166 and J.P. Nagar (Amroha) Districts of U.P.
e-mail: rcdehradun@nos.org
BHOPAL Manas Bhawan, Shyamla Hills Madhya Pradesh and
Bhopal 462002, Madhya Pradesh Chhattisgarh
Ph.: 0755-2661842, Fax : 2661842
e-mail: rcbhopal@nos.orgn
CHANDIGARH YMCA Complex, Sector-11C, Chandigarh-160011 Haryana (excluding Gurgaon Faridabad
Ph.: 0172-2744915, 3950979; Fax: 0172-2744952 and Jhajjar), Himachal Pradesh,
e-mail: rcchandigarh@nos.org Jammu & Kashmir Punjab, and Chandigarh
DELHI-(Zone-I) A 31, Institutional Area, NCT of Delhi comprising of Distts. of East
Sector 62, NOIDA, Uttar Pradesh Delhi, North Delhi, North East Delhi,
Ph.: 95120-2404914, 2404915, 2404787 North West Delhi and bordering Distts. of NCT
Fax: 95120-2404916 in Haryana (Jhajjar) and Uttar Pradesh
e-mail: rcdelhi1@nos.org (Gautam Buddh Nagar (Noida and Greater
Noida) and Ghaziabad).
DELHI-(Zone-II) A 31, Institutional Area, NCT of Delhi comprising of Distts. of
Sector 62, NOIDA, Uttar Pradesh South Delhi, West Delhi, South West Delhi,
Ph.: 95120-2404914, 2404915, 2404787 Central Delhi, New Delhi and bordering Distts.
Fax: 95120-2404916 of NCT in Haryana (Gurgaon and Faridabad).
e-mail: rcdelhi2@nos.org
GUWAHATI Ist Floor, Assam Publications Board Building Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh,
Near Board of Secondary Education Assam, Bamuni Maidan, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya,
Guwahati – 781 021 (Assam) Mizoram and Tripura
Ph. & Fax : 0361-2650541, 2650542
e-mail: rcguwahati@nos.org
HYDERABAD House No. 17-26, Sree Nagar Colony, Andhra Pradesh and
Road No.5, Dilsukh Nagar, Karnataka
Hyderabad- 500060, Andhra Pradesh
Ph.: 040-24060712; Fax: 040-24060712
e-mail: rchyderabad@nos.org
JAIPUR D-11-12, Roop Vihar Colony, Mohan Marg Opp. Karoli Rajasthan and
Garden New Sangamer Road, Sodala Jaipur-302006 Gujarat
Ph.: 0141-2292818; Fax: 0141-2292819
e-mail: rcjaipur@nos.org
KOCHI 34/2740, Mamangalam, P.O. Palarivattom, Pondicherry, Tamilnadu,
Kochi – 682025, Kerala Kerala and Lakshadweep
Ph.: 0484-2335714, 0484-2335533;
e-mail : rckochi@nos.org
KOLKATA 10/1/H, Diamond Harbour Road, Sikkim, West Bengal and
Kolkata-700 027, West Bengal Andaman & Nicobar Islands
Ph.: 033-24797714; Fax: 033-24797707
e-mail: rckolkata@nos.org
Sub-Center : BHUBANESWAR Orissa
360/10, Sishuvihar, Patia, Bhubaneswar, Orissa-24
Ph.: 0674-2740208
PATNA Lalit Bhawan, Ground Floor, Jawahar Lal Nehru Marg, Bihar and Jharkhand
Bailey Road, Patna – 800001, Bihar
Ph.: 0612-2236551; Fax: 0612-2236551
e-mail: rcpatna@nos.org
PUNE C/o. Indian Institute of Education, Maharashtra, Goa and
128/2 JP Naik Road, Shri Niketan Society, off Karve Road, Daman & Diu
Pune – 411038
Ph.: 020-25444667/25438763; Fax: 020-25444667
e-mail: rcpune@nos.org
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No. F 3-11/2002-EGS-I
Government of India
Ministry of Human Resource Development
Department of Elementary Education & Literacy
New Delhi-110001
11th December 2002
To
Education Secretaries,
All States/UTs
Subject: According recognition to the Examinations at Primary and Middle level Courses conducted
by National Institute of Open Schooling (formerly National Open School (NOS).
Sir,
The National Institute of Open Schooling (N.I.O.S.) (formerly National Open School (NOS) is an autonomous
organization set up the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, in 1989 as per the Resolution
issued vide No. F 6-2/89-Sch. III dated 21.11. 1989 to provide education upto pre-degree level to those who for one
or the other reason could not make use of the formal education system. N.I.O.S. has also been vested with the authority
to conduct and certify examinations for Secondary and Senior Secondary levels by the Government of India as per the
resolution issued vide No. F 5-24/90-Sch. III dated 14.9.1990 (copy enclosed).
The Association of Indian Universities (AIU) has also intimated the Registrars of all Indian Universities vide their
Notification No. EV /11 (354)91/ dated 25.7.1991 (copy enclosed) of its decision to grant equivalence to N.I.O.S.
courses with those of other examinations of recognized Boards for purposes of admission to higher courses of study
at Indian Universities.
As you would be aware, the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) also runs Open Basic Education Programmes
through Distance Education Mode (Open Learning System) at the Elementary stage and awards Joint Certificate with
the partnering NGOs at three levels- A level (equivalent to’ class III or class II of the Southern States where elementary
stage is only till class VII), B level (equivalent to class V /lV) and C level (equivalent to class VIII/VII). This is applicable
to their programme of equivalency under distance education programme where similar certificates are provided at the
same level of competency and equivalency.
You may like to issue necessary instructions to all concerned to consider certificates issued by N.I.O.S. jointly with
parterning NGOs for the above levels as equivalent to concerned stage of education in matters of admissions and
employment etc. Formal communication/Notificatian regarding grant of recognition to the examination conducted by
National Institute of Open Schooling may issued and the same widely circulated to all concerned.
For further details / clarifications in the matter, the Chairman, National Institute of Open Schooling may be contacted at
N.I.O.S., B-31 B, Kailash Colony, New Delhi-110048 or visit their Website at http: //www.nios.ac.in or
http:/ /www.nos.org
Yours faithfully.
(Amit Kaushik)
Director
Tel No. 23382604
Copy for forwarded for information to :-
1. All the Ministries/Departments of the Govt. of India.
2. All the Officers / Sections in the Deptt. of Elementary Education and Literacy and Department of Secondary and
Higher Education.
3. Chairman, National Institute of Open Schooling, B-31 B, Kailash Colony, New DeIhi-l10048 with reference to
his letter No. NIOS/CMOI1-l/02/2607 dated the 10th October 2002
(Amit Kaushik)
Director
Appendix – E
34 National Institute of Open Schooling
MINISTRY OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
(Department of Education)
New Delhi, the 14th September 1990
RESOLUTION
Subject: Vesting of authority in the National Open School Society for holding certain examinations
through distance and open learning system at the school stage and for certification
thereof.
No. F5.24/90 Sch.3 -The Government of India had setup the National Open School Society. an autonomous
and registered body on 23rd November. 1989 to cater to the educational needs of school dropouts, working
adults, housewives and socially disadvantaged sections, through distance education at the school stage.
The Society runs the management of the National Open School which, through distance and open learning
system, has been offering courses, preparing students for the Secondary and Senior Secondary School
Examinations and also offers Bridge (Preparatory) Courses
It has now been decided that in pursuance of Section 3 (ii) of the Memorandum of Association of the
National Open School Society, the Society shall conduct the above examinations at the school stage of
education upto predegree level, whether academic, technical or vocational, which are developed either by
the National Open School itself or in collaboration with other agencies, subject to the approval of the
Society’s Executive Board or as it may be called upon to conduct by the Government of India, Ministry of
Human Resource Development, Department of Education. The Society shall also be the certifying authority
for such courses and programmes and do such acts ancillary to these objects as may be necessary. The
Central Board of Secondary Education which was the certifying and examining authority on behalf of the
National Open School Society, will cease to be so with effect from the date of issue of this Notification in
the Gazette of India.
ORDER
Ordered that a copy of the Resolution be sent to all State Governments, Union Territory Administrations, all
Ministries Departments of the Government of India, University Grants Commission. Prime Minister’s
Office, National Council of Educational Research and Training. Council of Boards of Secondary Education,
Association of Indian Universities, Central Board of Secondary Education, Council for the Indian School
Certificate Examinations and the State Boards of Education.
Ordered also that the Resolution be published in the Gazette of India for general information.
D.M.DE. REBELLO
Jt. Secy.
Published in part I Sec. OF No. 42 of the Gazette of India on Saturday the 20th October, 1990
Appendix – F
Prospectus 2009-10 35
ASSOCIATION OF INDIAN UNIVERSITIES
AIU HOUSE, 16 KOTLA MARG, NEW DELHI – 110002
NO.EV 11/(354)/91/
25 July, 1991
The Secretary
National Institute of Open Schooling
Community Centre, Delhi – 110052
Re : National Open School-Equivalence of Senior Secondary Certificate Examination
Dear Sir.
We have noted that Govt. of India have set up the National Open School on 23 November, 1989. The
‘NOS’ offers courses preparing students for the Secondary and Senior Secondary School Examinations,
apart from other courses. The Govt. of India, through a Resolution, vide No. F5/23/90 dated 14 September
1990, vested the National Open School with authority to examine and certify its students.
The Association of Indian Universities, at their recent meeting has granted equivalence of the courses of
NOS with those of other examinations of recognized boards for purposes of admission to higher studies at
Indian Universities. The matter has been brought to the notice of all Universities in the country for their
appropriate action.
Kindly write to us in case of any difficulty by the students; we would approach the Universities accordingly.
Thanking you,
Yours faithfully.
(K. C. Kalra)
Appendix – G
36 National Institute of Open Schooling
Prospectus 2009-10 97
General Instructions:
1. Before filling up the application form, please ensure your eligibility for admission as given in Table-3 in the prospectus,
otherwise the application form will be cancelled and the fee paid by you will not be refunded. Neither any intimation will be sent
to you, nor any correspondence will be entertained in this regard.
2. One application form for admission has been attached in the prospectus. This original form is for computer scanning. Do not
fold this Original Form. Do not attached any document with this form.
3. Information in the admission form should be filled in English only. Before signing the admission form please make two
photocopies.
4. Please attach two photocopies of filled in admission form. Please put your signature and paste passport size photograph on
original form and both photocopies of admission form. First photocopy is for the Regional Centre. Second photocopy is for the
Study Centre. Attach the attested documents with photocopies of the form and get the photographs attested on the photocopies
from Principal/Co-ordinator or Gazatted Officer/Tehsildar/District Magistrate.
5. You should ensure that the particulars filled in the Application Forms are correct. Don’t leave any column blank in the Admission
Form. You have to submit original form alongwith two photocopies of form with photographs and signatures on each form for
admission at the AI (School) along with the duly filled in Provisional Admission Letter cum Receipt.
6. Writing should be legible. Any cutting should be attested.
Other Instructions:
Your Enrolment Number: It will be filled by the Accredited Institution (AI)/ Study Center where you have deposited the admission
form. Please leave it blank.
1. Name of Candidate: Write your name in block letters, in English. Each letter should be written in a separate column, as per
specimen given below, leaving one space between name, middle name and surname.
B H U W A N B H A S K A R J O S H I
You should mention your name as already recorded in your previous school or Board certificate.
2 and 3. Father’s and Mother’s Name: Write your father’s and mother’s names in block letters, in English as per specimen given
below. Do not write Shri, Smt., Mr. or Mrs. before the name.
K A M A L C H A N D E R J O S H I
Your father’s and mother’s name should tally with your previous records. This will be recorded in the Certificate.
No change will be permitted later on. The students who don’t want their father’s/mother’s name to be printed on the
certificate, kindly put cross ×××××× upto 15 boxes given for father’s or mother’s name.
4. Guardian’s/Institution’s Name : Write Guardian’s/Institution’s name in case of Orphan.
5. Postal Address : Please write your complete address in block letters in English with e-mail Id and telephone number. Do
not forget to enclose proof of address as given in Table-3 in the Prospectus otherwise your application will be rejected.
Please do not give the AI or Coaching centre address. In that case your application will be rejected.
6. Date of Birth: Mention your Date of Birth correctly. Attach the attested copies of documents in proof of date of birth as per
the table-3 in the prospectus. If, for example, your Date of Birth is 17th April 1986, it should be written as under.
1 7 0 4 1 9 8 6
DATE MONTH YEAR
7. Gender: Write 1 for Male and 2 for Female in the box provided.
8. Category: Write 1 for General, 2 for SC, 3 for ST, 4 for Ex-Servicemen and 5 for Handicapped, 6 for OBCs (Others Backward
Classes) in the box provided.
9. Disability: Write 1 for Locomotor Disability, 2 for Visually Impaired, 3 for Hearing Impaired, 4 for Leprosy Cured,
5 for Mentally Retardation, 6 for Mental Illness, 7 for Multiple Disabilities, 8 for Cerebral Palsy, 9 for Learning Disabilities
and 10 for Not Applicable, in the box provided.
10. Disadvantaged Group: Write 1 for Street Children, 2 for Working Children, 3 for Rural Women, 4 for Slum Dwellers and
5 for Not applicable, in the box provided.
10a. Orphan Write 1 for Orphan, 2 for Institute for Orphan, 3 for Not Applicable.
11. Course Applied for: Write 1 for Secondary and 2 for Senior Secondary in the box provided.
12. Medium of Study: Write 1 for Hindi Medium and 2 for English Medium in the box provided.
Appendix – J
Instructions for filling up the Application form for Admission 2009–10
98 National Institute of Open Schooling
13. Mother Tongue : Write 1 for Hindi, 2 for Urdu, 3 for Assamese/Asomiya, 4 for Bengali/Bangla, 5 for Bodo, 6 for Dogri, 7 for
Gujarati, 8 for Kannada, 9 for Kashmiri, 10 for Konkani, 11 for Maithili, 12 for Malayalam, 13 for Manipuri, 14 for Marathi, 15
for Nepali, 16 for Oriya, 17 for Punjabi, 18 for Sanskrit, 19 for Santhali, 20 for Sindhi, 21 for Tamil, 22 for Telugu, 23 for any
other language.
14. Nationality: Write 1 for Indian and 2 for any other, in the box provided.
15. Religion : Write 1 for Hindu, 2 for Muslim, 3 for Christian, 4 for Sikh, 5 for Jain, 6 for Budhist, 7 for Parsi, 8 for Jews.
16. Your previous qualification: Write V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII and above in the column. If you have not gone to the school
write N in the box.
17. Father’s Educational Qualification : Write 1 for No Education, 2 for upto Primary, 3 for upto Middle, 4 for upto Secondary
and 5 for Graduate, 6 for Post Graduate.
18. Mother’s Educational Qualification : Write 1 for No Education, 2 for upto Primary, 3 for upto Middle, 4 for upto Secondary
and 5 for Graduate, 6 for Post Graduate.
19. Where do you live: Write 1 for Metropolitan City (Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Delhi), 2 for other Cities, 3 for Rural and 4 for
Semi-rural in the box provided.
20. Your Geographical Area : Write 1 for Hill Area, 2 for Remote Locality, 3 for Border Area, 4 for Tribal Area, 5 for Island, 6 for
North-Eastern Region including Sikkim and 7 for Not Applicable, in the box provided.
21a. Employment : Write 1 for Employed and 2 for Unemployed in the box provided.
21b. Extra Curricular Activities : Write 1 for Fine Arts, 2 for Performing Arts, 3 for Sports and 4 for any other cultural activities
in the box provided.
22. Annual family income : Write 1 for upto 50,000, 2 for upto Rs. 1, 00,000, 3 for upto Rs. 1,50,000 and 4 for Above 1,50,000.
22a. Economically Backward Class (EBC) : Write 1 for EBC for those whose family Annual income from all sources does not
exceed Rs. 1.5 lakh per year. 2 for Not Applicable.
23. Subject choices: Write code No. of the subjects chosen as per the Table-1 in the Prospectus.
24. Details of Xth board examination: If you are seeking admission to Senior Secondary Course, you should mention the
following
a) the year when you have passed the Secondary Examination,
b) the Roll Number of the Board,
c) the code of the Board from where you have passed the Secondary Examination as given in the Appendix-C in the
prospectus.
25. Amount of Fee paid: The admission fee is to be paid as per Table 4 & 6 through Bank draft only in favour of the Secretary,
NIOS payable at the concerned Regional Centre. No fee should be paid through cash.
a) Write the amount of admission fee, additional subject fee, TOC fee and total fee paid b) Write Bank Draft No.
c) Write date of Bank Draft, d) Write the name of Bank for issuing Bank Draft
26. Whether you are applying for Transfer of Credit (TOC): Write 1 for Yes and 2 for No.
27. Details for TOC Board: Write a) Enrolment No. of examination for which TOC is required, b) Year of passing the subjects,
c) Code of the TOC Board as per Appendix-C and section 2.5 & 2.6 of the Prospectus.
28. Details of TOC subjects: Please see section 2.5 & 2.6 and the Table-1 of the Prospectus.
29. Whether you wish to get admission in Secondary Course of NIOS on the basis of Self Certificate : Write 1 for yes and 2
for Not Applicable
Note:
• Signature of the learner and Counter Signature of Parent/Guardian: Learner and Parent/Guardian are requested to
sign the Declaration with date as per column provided on back of the Application Form for admission.
• Photograph: You should paste Passport size (4 cm × 3 cm) photographs on all the Forms. Photograph pasted on the
photocopies for Regional Centre and the Study Centre should be duly attested by any one of the following:
(a) Co-ordinator of NIOS Study Centre (b) Principal of recognised School/College
(c) District Magistrate (d) Gazetted Officer
(e) Tehsildar
• Photograph should be pasted on the ORIGINAL FORM as well as photocopies of the form. Original form should not
have any mark on it. Please submit bank details for availing Dr. Ambedkar National Scholarship (applicable for
SC & ST only).
• Provisional Admission Letter cum-Receipt is given in this Prospectus along with the Admission Form.
• Please take the Provisional Admission Letter cum-Receipt from the AI immediately after submission
of your admission form duly signed and stamped by the Co-ordinator of AI as a proof.
• You should submit two photocopies of forms including ORIGINAL FORM at the AI (Study Centre).
Prospectus 2009-10 99
EXAMINATION REGISTRATION FORM
National Institute of Open Schooling
Please fill correctly the subjects in which you desire
to appear in the Examination.
Code No. Subject
1. …………………………………..
2. …………………………………..
3. ……………………………………….
4. ……………………………………….
5. ……………………………………….
6. ………. (Additional subject if any)
7. ……………………………………….
Note : Please fill those subject codes, for which you have taken admission. Any error in this will lead to
debarment from appearing in examination.
Form to register for appearing in Secondary / Senior Secondary Examination of NIOS and Depositing Examination
Fees [to be submitted in the AI (Study Centre) alongwith the requisite Examination fees]
Only Cash/Bank Drafts from Nationalised Banks are acceptable.
Cheques/Indian Postal Orders are not acceptable.
1. Enrolment No.
2. Name in full (Block Letters)
3. Address ………………………………………. Exam. fee Rs. 100/- per subject. Additional fee
…………………………………………………… of Rs. 50/- per subject involving practicals.
……………………………………………………
PIN CODE
Tel. No. ……………………………………….
(Signature of the Candidate)
+ Candidates whose AIs stand cancelled or not functioning can deposit their examination fees at the respective Regional Centre by submitting
Examination Form alongwith Bank Draft drawn in favour of “Secretary”. NIOS, payable at respective Regional Centres.
* The Application Forms will not be accepted after the prescribed dates.
The students may contact their AI/RC or NIOS for information regarding their Examination Centres. If a candidate appears from an Exam. Centre
other than the one allotted to him/her on his/her own, his/her result will be withheld.
a) Candidate applying for with additional subjects/change of subjects may please attach photocopy of the permission letter of NIOS along with the
examination fee paid.
b) The Sr. Secondary candidates, before depositing the examination fee, should ensure that there is two years gap after passing Secondary exam. in their
cases. If they do not have requisite gap of two years, they will not be allowed to sit in more than four subjects. Then the registration for examination
will be done only for the first four subjects in Examination and their fee for fifth subject will be forfeited as stated in the Prospectus.
NOTE. i) Examination Form with incomplete/wrong information shall be rejected.
ii) Strike off whichever is not applicable.
iii) Please see the Subject Code (s) on the reverse of the form.
——————————————————————————————————————————————-
RECEIPT (TO BE ISSUED TO THE STUDENT)
Received the Examination Form with fee of Rs. ………………………. from ……………………… Enrolment No. ……………….
for the …………….. Secondary/Sr. Secondary Examination of National Institute of Open Schooling in the following subject Codes:
Date…………… Signature
Coordinator
AI No
100 National Institute of Open Schooling
Subject Codes
Secondary Examination Senior Secondary Examination
Code Subject Code Subject
201 Hindi 301 Hindi
202 English 302 English
203 Bengali 306 Urdu
204 Marathi 309 Sanskrit
205 Telugu 311 Mathematics
206 Urdu 312 Physics
207 Gujarathi 313 Chemistry
208 Kannada 314 Biology
209 Sanskrit 315 History
210 Punjabi 316 Geography
228 Assamese 317 Political Science
231 Nepali 318 Economics
232 Malayalam 319 Commerce / Business Studies
233 Oriya 320 Accountancy
235 Arabic 321 Home Science
236 Persian 327 Word Processing (E)
237 Tamil 328 Psychology
211 Mathematics 330 Computer Science
212 Science and Technology 331 Sociology
213 Social Science 332 Painting
214 Economics 335 Mass Communication
215 Business Studies
216 Home Science
219 Word Processing (E)
222 Psychology
223 Indian Culture and Heritage
225 Painting
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Provisional Admission Letter-cum-Receipt for 2009
National Institute of Open Schooling
A-24/25, Institutional Area, Sector-62, NOIDA-201309, Uttar Pradesh
Form No._____________
(To be filled in by Accredited Institution)
Received Application Form from _______________ for admission to Secondary/Sr. Secondary on ______
alongwith a fee of Rs. _______ through Bank Draft No. ____________________ dated _______.
We are happy to inform you that you have been offered provisional admission in the Secondary/Sr.Secondary
Course of NIOS in the current academic session i.e. 2009-10 in the following subjects, subject to the confirmation
and verfication of your records/documents.
Your Enrollment No. is Please note this number carefully as
you have to quote this for communication with your AI (Study Centre)/concerned NIOS Regional Centre.
Signature________________
Dated_______ Name of the Official ________________
Seal of AI (Study Centre) with AI. Code No.
Cancellation of Admission
Your admission will be cancelled :
l if the admission form is incomplete,
l if the fee paid is short,
l if the supporting documents are not complete,
l if false documents have been submitted,
l if required educational qualifications are not fulfilled,
l if the minimum age criteria is not fulfilled,
l if incorrect or wrong information is given,
l if the secondary examination is not passed from a recognised board.
Note: (i) Admission once cancelled will not be re-considered and fee paid will not be
refunded under any circumstances.
(ii) If any discrepancy is noticed at any stage of admission even if the Identity
Card is issued, the admission will be cancelled and result will not be declared
even if appeared in examination.
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