Frequently Asked Questions

1. A learner who has passed class VII and has a valid proof that he/she has attained 14years of age can apply for registration to the Secondary Course.

2. The learner who gives a self certificates stating that “I have studied and able to pursue the secondary course” is also eligible for admission to the Secondary Course.

3. The learner who had studied at e Secondary level can also seek admission in NIOS either to complete his course or to improve his performance.

4. Residential proof of the learner.

The certificate of the date of birth issued by a Municipal Corporation, a Municipal Body, a Village Panchayat or any other body authorised by the Register, Birth and Death, Government of India, And the Aadhaar Card issued by Govt. Agency is a valid proof of date of birth. However, in case of orphans, a street child etc., a medical certificate in respect of age issued by a Government Hospital is also acceptable as a valid proof of date of birth.

The admission (once registered) is valid for a period of 5years from the date of admission.

The fee concession is provided to females, SC/ST/Ex-Servicemen and differently abled/Divyang learners as per NIOS norms.

No, in order to take admission in the senior secondary course, the learner must have passed the Secondary course from a recognised Board.

The minimum age to take admission in the Senior Secondary Course is 15years.

The NIOS offers the secondary course in English, Hindi, Urdu, Marathi, Odia, Telgu, Gujarati, Tamil, and Malayalam And Punjabi mediums; and the Senior Secondary Course in English, Hindi, Odia, Bengali, Gujarati and Urdu mediums. .

Yes. A learner has the option to change one or more subjects, provided the total number of subjects does not exceed seven. Subjects already passed cannot be changed. .

For obtaining a pass certificate at the Secondary level and Senior Secondary level, a learner is required to pass in minimum five subjects including one or maximum two languages.

Yes. A learner can opt upto two additional subjects. Thus, in all, a learner can choose maximum of seven subjects.

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