NIOS Admission Fees

Do you want to get admission in the NIOS (National Institute of Open Schooling) Board and get the necessary information related to it? First of all, the question that comes in your mind before taking admission to the NIOS board is how much is the NIOS Admission Fees and whether I am also eligible to take admission or not. Therefore, here we will share with you information related to NIOS Admission Fee Structure for 10th Class & 12th Class so that you can know when, how much and how to deposit fees at the time of admission.

The aspirants who want to get admission in NIOS Board used to ask questions related to NIOS Fees, such as whether the admission fees and exam fees are the same in the NIOS Board. So the answer is, NO. Above all, the admission fee and exam fees in NIOS have nothing to do with each other. How? To clarify, when you take admission in class 10 or class 12 under NIOS, then you have to pay the admission fee whereas for appearing in class 10 or class 12 public exams or On-Demand exam, you have to pay the exam fee. To know NIOS Exam Fees details of 10th and 12th class, you may check this article.

NIOS Admission Fee Structure

See, you can take online admission in NIOS 10th or 12th class under Stream 1 (Block 1), Stream 1 (Block 2) and Stream 2. At the time of admission, you need to deposit the NIOS Admission Fees for the Secondary (10th) or Senior Secondary (12th) Course on or before the last date otherwise, you will have to pay additional fees as late fees for admission.

  • Admission under Stream 1 (Block 1) will start from 16 March 2021– 31 July 2021
  • Admission in NIOS via Stream 1 (Block 2) open from 16th September 2020 to 31st January 2021
  • Admission via Stream 2 remains open throughout the year.

Well! The Admission Fee structure for Class 10 & 12 under NIOS is different which we are going to tell you here. Most importantly, the women and SC / ST / ExS / PwD candidates may deposit their admission fees under fees concession, the information of which is being told through the table below.

For Stream 1 (Block 1 & Block 2)

For 10th & 12th Class (without Late Fees)

  • Deposit admission fee for Stream 1 Block 1:- From 16th March 2021 to 31st July 2021
  • Deposit admission fees for Stream 1 Block 2:- From 16th September 2020 to 31st January 2021
NIOS Admission Fee Structure
# 10th ClassFor Male (General)For Female (General)For SC/ ST/ Ex-S/ PWD
For Compulsory 5 SubjectsRs.1800/-Rs.1450/-Rs.1200/-
For Each Additional SubjectRs.720/-Rs.720/-Rs.720/-

For 12th Class (without Late Fee)

# 12th ClassFor Male (General)For Female (General)For SC/ ST/ Ex-S/ PWD
For Compulsory 5 SubjectsRs.2000/-Rs.1650/-Rs.1300/-
For Each Additional SubjectRs.720/-Rs.720/-Rs.720/-

NIOS Admission Fees 2021 Last Date (Class 10 & 12)

What is the last date to deposit the NIOS Admission Fee for Class 10 and Class 12?

NIOS Admission Fees details

For Stream 1 (Block 1)

  • Starting Date to deposit admission fee:- 16th March 2021
  • Closing Date to deposit admission fee:- 31st July 2021
  • Last Date for deposit admission fee (with late fees of Rs.200/-):- 15th August 2021
  • the Last Date to deposit admission fee with late fees of Rs.400/-:- 31st August 2021
  • Last Date for deposit of admission fee with late fees of Rs.700/-:- 15th September 2021
Sr. No. Admission Fees deposit Date (Class 10 & 12)Admission Fees
1 16th March 2021 to 31st July 2021 Normal Fees
2 1st August 2021 to 15th August 2021with late fees of Rs.200/-
3 16th August 2021 to 31st August 2021with late fees of Rs.400/-
4 1st September 2021 to 15th September 2021with late fees of Rs.700/-

For Stream 1 (Block 2)

  • Starting Date to deposit admission fee:- 16th September 2020
  • Closing Date to deposit admission fee:- 31st January 2021
  • the Last Date to deposit admission fees (with late fees of Rs.200/-):- 15th February 2021
  • Last Date for deposit admission fee with late fees of Rs.400/-:- 28th February 2021
  • Last Date for deposit of admission fee with late fees of Rs.700/-:- 15th March 2021
Sr. No. Admission Fees deposit Date (Class 10 & 12) Admission Fees
1 16th September 2020 to 31st January 2021 Normal Fees
2 1st January 2021 to 15th February 2021with late fees of Rs.200/-
3 16th February 2021 to 28th February 2021with late fees of Rs.400/-
4 1st March 2021 to 15th March 2021with late fees of Rs.700/-

For Stream 2

As we have already told, that NIOS Admission under Stream 2 is always open throughout the year that means you can take admission under Stream 2 in class 10 or 12 any time of the year. Now, it comes to know how much is the admission fee for NIOS Class 10 & 12 under Stream 2 and what is the date to pay it.

For Class 10

#Admission FeesFor each additional subjectLast Date
Class 10Rs.480 per subjectRs.720 per subjectAlways Open (any time)

For Class 12

#Admission FeesFor each additional subjectLast Date
Class 12Rs.480 per subjectRs.720 per subjectAlways Open (any time)

Mode of Payment

Well! The admission fee can be paid only online, which you can pay through credit card, debit card or net banking.

FAQs- Question & Answer

Question: Are admission fees and registration fees in NIOS the same thing?

Answer: Yes, The admission fees or registration fees in NIOS are the same thing.

Question: What is the difference between admission fees and exam fees in nios?

Answer: When you take admission to the NIOS board in class 10 or class 12, then you have to pay the admission fee or registration fee whereas, you have to pay the exam fee to sit in class 10 or class 12 exam.

Question: Is admission fee concession allowed in nios board?

Answer: Yes, The NIOS Board allows admission fee concession for thefemale candidates of General category and Male & Female candidates of SC/ ST/ Ex-Serviceman / Disabled categories.

Question: What is the last date to deposit the admission fees under Stream 2 in NIOS?

Answer: You can take admission in NIOS Board under Stream 2 anytime of the year and pay admission fees anytime.

Question: Is there any payment other than admission fee at the time of admission in NIOS?

Answer: In addition to the admission fee at the time of online admission in NIOS, you will also have to pay Rs.50/- as the cost of the online application form.

In conclusion, I hope this article will help you to know the admission fee structure in nios. In addition, if you have any question related to NIOS then you may ask here via comment box.

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