This Course is equivalent to the Xth standard. You can choose
subjects from the Scheme of Studies given in Table-. However, you
will be required to successfully complete a minimum of five
subjects, which is compulsory for certification.
Senior Secondary Course
This Course is designed for those who have passed the Xth
standard or equivalent examination from a recognised Board and
would like to continue their education towards a Senior Secondary
Certification, equivalent to XII standard.
You can choose subjects from the Scheme of Studies given in Table.
However, you will be required to successfully complete a minimum of
five subjects, which is compulsory for Certification.
Scheme of Studies
For different courses, the scheme of studies is shown in the
||Scheme of Studies
Hindi(201), English(202), Bengali(203), Marathi(204),
Telugu(205), Urdu(206), Gujarati(207), Kannada(208), Sanskrit(209),
Punjabi(210), Assamese (228),Nepali(231), Malayalam(232),
Oriya(233), Arabic (235)
Mathematics(211), * Science(212), Social
Science(213), Economics(214), Business Studies(215), Home
Science(216),, Psychology (222), Bhartiya Culture & Heritage
(223), * Painting (225), * Data
Entry Operations (229)
- Five Subjects with either one or two languages
- Minimum of five subjects.
- Two additional subject can also be taken
- The Learners are however advised to select the subjects as per
their future plan of study and work
Hindi(301), English(302), Urdu(306), Bengali (303), Sanskrit
(309), Mathematics(311), * Physics(312),
Chemistry(313),* Biology(314),History(315), * Geography(316), Political Science(317),
Economics(318), Commerce(319), Accountancy(320), * Home Science(321),
* Stenography(H)(324), *
* Stenography(Urdu) (329), *
Secretarial Practice(326), Psycology(328), *
Computer Science(330), Sociology(331), * Painting
(332), * Mass Communication (335), Environmental
science (333), * Data entry Operations (333)
- Subjects with * have theory as
well as practical works.
From the year 2010-11, NIOS has introduced 100% On-line
admission in order to facilitate learners in registering themselves
with it. Off-line admission quota has been dispensed with. Under
this scheme learners have the options to
- register themselves One-line directly
- may visit their nearest AI (study centre)/Facilitation Centre
and take their help for On-line registration.
- may visit their Regional Centre for on line-registration.
In order to facilitate admission, provision of on-line
admission throughout the year 24x7 has been made.
Incomplete application forms will be
- Requirement: Minimum Educational
- Secondary Course: Certificate of Class VIII
passed, or Self Certificate (as mentioned atThe back of Admission
- Senior Secondary Course: Copy of the
Certificate of the Secondary Examination passed from a recognized
Board of Secondary Education duly attested by a Gazetted
- Admission forms received without supporting documents will be
rejected and fee will not be refunded.
- If the secondary level examination is not passed from a
recognised board, admission at secondary level will not be
considered. List of recognised Boards
- 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 ambessy to the effect that the
examination passed by you is equivalent to the Indian High
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 subject passed (maximum of
four subjects) in the previous admission will be transferred to the
fresh admission, if these subjects are passed during the last ten
- Code No: 9901
- Name of the Board: National Institute of Open Schooling
(National Open School)
Transfer of Credits (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.
- You will have the option to get the credit transferred to a
maximum of two subjects, provided these subjects are passed in the
last five years
- 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 Sr. Secondary level will
be allowed only when you are pass in theory and practical
- You will have to give full details of the TOC subjects and
marks obtained on the Admission Form.
- You will have to attach the original mark sheet issued by the
- You will have to pay requisite fee of an amount Rs. 75/- per
subject for transfer of credit for the number of subjects in which
TOC is required.
Dual Enrolment and part
Under this scheme if you are a learner who
- is studying in a regular school, or
- has already passed Secondary Sr. Secondary or any other higher
course from any Board/University, you can opt any subjects of your
choice, to update knowledge and educational qualifications
However, on passing, only the statement of grades will be
issued, No other certificate will be issued in this case.
Fee payable for various courses is given in table. Read it
carefully. Admission fee payable for different courses include
charges for registration, study materials, personal contact
programmes , Identity Card etc.
To earn part credit, a learner can also take one or two subjects
only. In such case, please pay fees as per the fee structure is
given in the Table
Fee once paid is not refundable, or adjustable in
- Fee once paid is not refundable, or adjustable in future.
- Don't pay any extra amount apart from the requisite fee.
|General Category (Fee include PCP*, Registration Fee and cost
of material) Exempted from PCP* fee
||Male (Without Late Fee)
||Female (Without Late Fee)
||SC/ST, Ex-Service Men/Handicapped (Without Late Fee)
(i) for 5 subjects
|(ii) for an additional Subject
|Senior Secondary Course
(i) for 5 subjects
|(ii) for an additional Subject
Fee Structure for Part Admission/Part Credit/TOC
||Cost of Course Material for each subject
||Fee for Transfer of Credit(TOC) (per subject)
Cancellation of Admission
You admission will be cancelled and fee paid will not be
refunded on the following grounds:
- if the admission form is incomplete,
- if the supporting documents are not complete,
- if the fee paid is short,
- if false documents have been submitted,
- if required educational qualifications are not fulfilled,
- if the minimum are criteria is not fulfilled,
- if incorrect or wrong information is given,
- if the secondary examination is not passed from a recognised
Note: Admission once cancelled, will not be
re-considered and fee paid will not be refunded under any
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 seats are available with AI.
Confirmation of Admission
and Issue of Identity Card
Your admission to a particular course will be confirmed by NIOS
by issuing an Identity Card and a confirmation letter giving your
admission particulars as per the record available in NIOS
computers. Do check the particulars given in the confirmation
letter. Discrepancies, if any, may be brought to the notice of the
AI immediately. The Identity Card will be issued only once and no
modified Identity Card will be issued on subsequent
changes/corrections of admission particulars. You should retain
your Identity Card carefully till you complete your study in
Other Facilities after
- 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, National Institute of Open Schooling,
payable at the concerned Regional Centre, and (iii) a photograph
along with specimen signatures duly attested by the Coordinator of
- 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 your
registration, so that you can appear in Public Examinations with
the validity period of admission. No change/addition of subjects
will be allowed or the first examination i.e., April-May 2007
examination. Subject(s) passed 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
The fee should be paid though a Bank Draft drawn in favour of
'Secretary, National Institute of Open Schooling' payable at the
concerned regional Centre. No application in this regard will be
accepted in the NIOS Headquarters. 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 described changes have been
About your A.I.
The Accredited Institute (i.e. the Study center) chosen by you
at the time of admission will provide the following services fee of
cost to you:
- Holding Personal Contact Programmes (PCPs) and practical
classes a prescribed by NIOS.
- Evaluating Tutor Marked Assignments TMAs.
- Counselling to solve your problems/queries related to the