The National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS; राष्ट्रीय मुक्त विद्यालयी शिक्षा संस्थान), formerly National Open School,(name changed in 2002) is the board of education under the Union Government of India. It was established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development of the Government of India in 1989 to provide education to remote areas under the motive to increase literacy and aimed forward for flexible learning. The NIOS is a national board that administers examinations for Secondary and Senior Secondary examinations of open schools similar to the CBSE and the CISCE to increase literacy and provide education to rural areas. It also offers vocational courses after the high school. Despite being established for distance education, NIOS provides a formal and regular secondary and Senior Secondary program equivalent to CBSE.
To take admission in Secondary and Senior Secondary courses under National Institute of Open Schooling which are equivalent to 10th and 12th class respectively, you should met with the eligibility criteria details like age limit and educational qualification.
- Secondary Course: To get admission in Secondary Course (10th class) in NIOS, you should possess at least class 8th certificate.
- Senior Secondary Course: For the senior secondary course, you should possess minimum educational qualification as secondary (10th) course or equivalent from the recognized board / institute.
Well! Here’s good news for the NIOS aspirants that there is no upper age limit required for NIOS Admission. For the enrolment in Secondary course, the minimum age required is 14 Years and 15 years for Senior Secondary course.