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Know NIOS |  Admission  | Guide Books


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?


  • 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, 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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