National Institute Of Open Schooling

Functioning of NIOS

NIOS operates through a network of 21 Regional Centres, one Sub-centre, five departments at Headquarter and more than 5500 Study Centres in India, Nepal and Middle East.

NIOS has some Special Accredited Institutions for Education of the Disadvantaged (SAIED) to cater to the needs of physically and mentally challenged people, socially and geographically isolated, and disadvantaged sections of society such as street children, working children, rural women and SC/ST.

Admission in vocational education courses is open round the year. One can seek admission in Vocational Courses through AVI or can directly register one-self through On-line mode. For academic courses one can seek admission round the year. Admission can be done through AI as well as On-line.

Self Learning package is provided to the learners which include printed material, and audio and video programmes.

Selected Academic and Vocational Education programmes are telecast nationwide on Doordarshan Channel.

Practical Training Programmes (PTP) is conducted by the AIs/AVIs/SAIEDs.

Public Examinations are held twice a year in March- May and September-November.


-Online exam form fillup for Mar-May 2017 exam. Last date(Without fine): 31.12.2016 ***** Click Here


-- Admission for October. 2017 exam is going on. Last date: 15.03.2017 ***** DETAILS


-Submission of Exam Centre Acceptance ***** Click Here


** MOU with Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan - For NIOS Study Centre & Exam Centre


-- List of Boards Equivalent with BSE, Odisha ***** DETAILS


-- Equivalence order with BSEO ***** Click Here


-- Notice for Teachers under OPEPA for filling up the NIOS forms ***** Click Here


-- AI Accrediation Norms ***** Click Here

Accreditation Format


** AI Details - District Wise --- AI at Jails





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