courses

Standard

Standard

Age

Pre School – KG

2 years

1st

5 years

2nd

6 years

3rd

7 years

4th

8 years

5th

9 years

6th

10 years

7th

11 years

8th

12 years

9th

13 years

10th

14 years

11th

15 years

12th

16 years

 

Exam fees of external board for 10th and 12th standards are extra

Boards

NIOS offers Secondary Course equivalent to class X and Senior Secondary Course

equivalent to class XII. NIOS also offers OBE (Open Basic Education) courses for

classes equivalent to III, V and VIII.


Learner is required to pass in a minimum of five subjects including one or maximum

two languages. Maximum 7 subjects can be chosen and subjects can be changed if

needed. Public examinations are held twice a year in the months of April-May and

October-November on the dates fixed by the NIOS. Learner can also avail the facility

of On Demand Examination. Candidate need not appear for all subjects in one exam.


For admission in the NIOS Senior Secondary course, the candidate must have passed

the Secondary course from a recognized Board or NIOS. The minimum age to for

admission in the Senior Secondary Course is 15 years, as on 31st July of the year of

admission.