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NIOS FAQs

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NIOS FAQS

Here are the most common questions being asked by students and parents alike about NIOS course and programmes.

For more details, please visit official website of NIOS. | Buy NIOS Guide Books and Help Books.

How to take admission in NIOS?

There are four methods.

  1. Direct online admission
  2. Visit NIOS AI (Study Centre)/Facilitation Centre and take help from the Centre.
  3. Visit NIOS Regional Centre take help take help from the Centre.
  4. Common Services Centres of the Govt. of India for Online registration

Can I take direct admission in Class 10 from NIOS?

Sure.

  • Student must have passed Class 8 and attained 14 years.
  • A self certificate stating that “I have studied and able to pursue the secondary course”.

Can I take direct admission in Class 12 from NIOS?

The student must have passed Class 10. Then only he or she is eligible. And the minimum age is 15 years.

Admission is valid for how many years?

Once a student is registered, it is valid for 5 years.

What is the fee for admission?

Please check the official website for revised rates. It is for Stream 1 learners.

CourseGeneral Category MaleGeneral Category FemaleExempted Category
Secondary Course   (i) for 5 subjects (ii) for each additional subject Rs 1485   Rs 600 Rs 1210   Rs 600 Rs 990   Rs 600
Senior Secondary Course   (i) for 5 Subjects (ii) for each additional subject   Rs 1650   Rs 600 Rs 1375   Rs 600 Rs 1075   Rs 600

When NIOS exams are held?

Basically NIOS conduct two type of exams for students.

  • Public Examinations
  • On Demand Examinations

Public Examinations

It is conducted twice in a year in the months of April-May and October-Novemeber

The public exam is being taken by fresh and unsuccessful learners of previous exams.

On Demand Examinations

Registered students of NIOS both Secondary and Senior Secondary can take up the On Demand Exam subject to availability of the seats in the Examination Centre. It is upto ones wish and preparation.

It is conducted at NIOS Gautam Budh Nagar (Uttar Pradesh), Regional Centres, 44 Kendriya Vidyalayas across the country.

Where Can I BUY NIOS Guide Books?

Since 2009, Bukwit.com has been availing guide books and help books specifically for NIOS students. Books are prepared & designed as per the syllabus and exam pattern. The books are in high demand among students pursuing Class 10 and Class 12.

Visit NIOS Class 10 Books and NIOS Class 12 Books category to find the complete & comprehensive list.

Are Guide Books and NIOS Textbooks same?

It must be clear that Guide books / Help books assist students of NIOS Class 10 (Secondary) and Class 12 (Senior Secondary). It is strictly prepared and designed as per the syllabus of the subject. It is same with respect to syllabus but  different to the approach to the very syllabus. The textbooks are standard and it must be studied by students. The guide assist the textbooks to one preparation.

How can I prepare quickly for exams of NIOS?

When time is pressed and you have to quickly prepare for the NIOS exam (Class 10 and Class 12). Only option left is to fall upon Guide Books and Reference Books. Procure the NIOS books at the earliest. And at the same time, download NIOS previous years question papers and start attempting the questions asked. Soon, with time and effort, you will be able to tame your fear and face the exam successfully.

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CTET Exam FAQs

Very Frequently Asked Questions by CTET aspirants about various aspects of the exam. Whether be that of Eligibility, validity, payment, Rechecking, Certificate, Exam Pattern etc. It is to be noted that aspirants must refer to the official information.

What is the eligibility for CTET Exam?

Ans: Here is eligibility criteria for both Class 1-5 Primary Teacher and Class 6-8 Elementary Teacher.

Class 1-5 Primary Teacher

Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 2- year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known) OR

Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 45% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 2- year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known), in accordance with the NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure), Regulations, 2002. OR

Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 4- year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed). OR

Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 2- year Diploma in Education (Special Education)*. OR

Graduation and passed or appearing in final year of two year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known).

Class 6-8 Elementary Teacher

Graduation and passed or appearing in final year of 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known). OR

Graduation with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in 1-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed). OR

Graduation with at least 45% marks and passed or appearing in 1-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed), in accordance with the NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure) Regulations issued from time to time in this regard. OR

Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 4- year Bachelor in Elementary Education (B.El.Ed). OR

Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in final year of 4- year B.A/B.Sc.Ed or B.A.Ed/B.Sc.Ed. OR

Graduation with at least 50% marks and passed or appearing in 1-year B.Ed. (Special Education)*.

Relaxation

  • Relaxation up to 5% in the qualifying marks in the minimum Educational Qualification for eligibility shall be allowed to the candidates belonging to reserved categories, such as SC/ST/OBC/Differently abled. 
  • For further information, please refer to official notification.

Suppose I qualify CTET, am I eligible for getting the Job?

Ans: Qualifying CTET would not confer a right on any person for Recruitment/Employment as it is only one of the eligibility criteria for appointment.

If I qualify CTET, will CTET unit or CBSE provide me a Job?

Ans: No. It is hereby important to note that CBSE/ CTET unit doesn’t have any jurisdiction providing job / employment.

Number of attempts, can I apply for CTET Exam.

Ans: At present, there is no limit with number of attempts for the CTET Exam.

What is the validity period of CTET certificate?

Ans: According to NCTE Guidelines, the validity period is 7 years.

I have passed CTET Exam, can I sit again for the exam?

Ans: Yes. There is no restriction.

Amount has been debited from my account. Yet confirmation page not generated.

Ans: Candidate has to again pay the fee either through online mode or challans so as to get her/his confirmation page. The failed transaction amount will be refunded within 10-15 working days to the concerned bank account.
It happens due to congestion on Server, sometimes online transactions are failed, resulting amount is deducted from the candidate’s account but not credited in Board’s account.

Confirmation Page shows that the application form plus the fee has been received online to the Board. And the candidate will get the Admit Card.

I made a mistake with names/ address/ category/ change city. What should I do now?

Ans: You can do online correction. Please refer : Information Bulletin. No change will be accepted through
offline mode i.e. through fax/application or by email etc.

Is Rechecking/Re-evaluation of the OMR Answer sheet allowed?

Ans: No request for re-checking, re-assessment, re-evaluation or scrutiny of OMR Answer Sheets is entertained. Even correspondence is not entertained.

Best books for CTET Exam

Aspirants can refer the comprehensive list of best CTET Exam Books both for Paper 1 and Paper 2. Books are available in both English & Hindi language. If you don’t find books of your choice. Contact us. We will surely assist you in your exam preparation availing the books of your choice.