National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS)
Well!! Nowadays, candidates are moving toward flexible learning system when it comes to study. The National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) had has been contributing major role in providing open and distance quality education for the students up to pre degree level. National Institute of Open Schooling is also known as National Open School (NOS) which comes under Ministry of Human Resource Development of Government of India. The courses offered by National Open School Board (NOS Board) has the equivalent recognition as offered by any other education board like CBSE, CISCE, State Level Educational Boards etc. NIOS is one of the largest open schools in the world and was established in 1989, so far 2.59 million students had has been passed out from NIOS Board. NIOS is a national level education board and has big contribution to increase literacy rate in India by providing distance education to the remote area candidates. NIOS is such a good platform for the candidates who are looking for quality distance education for Academic and Technical courses. Every Year, more than four lakhs of candidates throughout India enrolls to take admission in various courses offered by NIOS which makes it the largest Open Schooling System in the world.
Courses Offered by NIOS
National Institute of Open Schooling offer various courses up to pre degree level and candidates who are looking forward to take admission in the courses offered by NIOS are required to go through the given below details-
Candidates have the opportunity to take admission in Government authorized NIOS Education Board from basic education i.e. class III to Senior Secondary level courses. Once you certified with any courses offered by National Open School (NOS), you will be able to take admission in any universities, colleges for graduation and post graduation degree. You may even appear for any competitive entrance examination after completion of Senior Secondary Course from NIOS Board.
- Open Basic Education Programme:-
When you opt for NIOS – Open Basic Education programme, then you should be aware about its courses i.e. NOS offer three (3) levels courses-
- OBE ‘A’ Level Course:- which is equivalent to class III
- OBE ‘B’ Level Course:- which is equivalent to class V
- OBE ‘C’ Level Course:- which is equivalent to class VIII
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- Secondary Course:-
Candidates who are opting for Secondary course which is equivalent to class X (10th) standard will be happy to know that they may choose minimum 5 subjects with one or two languages and maximum 7 subjects.
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- Senior Secondary Course:-
Those who are passed out in secondary course and want to continue their study further may take admission in NIOS- Senior Secondary Course which is equivalent to 12th standard. Like in secondary course here in senior secondary course also student have the option to choose atleast 5 subjects and atmost 7 subjects with 1 or 2 compulsory languages.
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- Vocational Education Courses
NIOS offer various School-based vocational education courses in India whose period vary from months to years depend on for which vocational programme you are looking for. National Open School offer more than 83 Diploma and certificate courses for the candidates have minimum 21 Years of age. Through Vocational Education and Training (VET) programme, skilled and middle-level manpower student contributes to increase the economy sector of India. NIOS offer three levels of vocational certificates-
i) Certificate in Open Schooling (COS)
ii) Advance Certificate in Open Schooling (ACOS)
iii) Diploma in Open Schooling (DOS)
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- Life Enrichment Programmes
Apart from the academic courses, National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) give opportunity to its students to take part in various Life Enrichment Programmes (LEPs). There is no examination will be conducted for Life Enrichment Programmes and these programmes help the student to enhance their knowledge in every aspects. The various NIOS- LIPs courses are performing Arts (Music, Dance, Painting), Jan Swasthya (Public Health), Paripurna Mahila (Women Empowerment), Yog and Jeevan Vigyan etc.
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- Elementary Level Courses
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NIOS Online Admission
Those who are looking forward for NIOS online admission will have to follow the simple procedure for the online registration. You may easily take admission for any NIOS course / programme through Internet. Be aware!! Avoid to come in contact with any fraudent who used to take money from you to give you assurance of admission in NIOS. For any query regarding NIOS admission, you may visit your nearest NIOS Study Centre / Accredited Institution (AI) / Common Service Centre or NIOS Regional Centres.
The study material will be delivered to the mailing address that you have mentioned while registration at free of cost. There is no agency or institute recognized by NIOS for doing Online Admission for any course.
National Institute of Open Schooling conducts the examination twice in a year i.e. b/w April–May and October–November. The NIOS Exam result will be declared within 6 weeks from the date of examination.
On Demand Examination by NIOS
NOS provide flexibility to its students about the examination and have introduced On Demand Examination system for Secondary and Senior Secondary Level. According to that, whenever NIOS students may feels that they are ready for the examination may appear for the subject exam that he/she has opted.
Note:- On Demand Examination by NIOS is conducted every month throughout the year.
NIOS Study Material
Those who took admission in any Course by NIOS must be wondering about how to get Study material? Well!! They don’t need to purchase the NIOS Books from the market or NIOS itself. National Open School will deliver the complete set of books or study material at free of cost to the address that you have mentioned during online registration.
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