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Frequently Asked Questions about NIOS Board from The Nasirian Academy

1. Value of NIOS Board for IIT JEE,PMT and government job exams ?


Indian Institute of technology are the most prestigious institutes of India that students aspire to get into. It is the dream of every PCM students to study at IIT. One may get admission at any IIT after clearing a test organized by the all the IITs and but also getting passed by a recognized board like ICSE CBSE or NIOS BOARD. Some feel that the nios degree is not accepted in getting admission in iit institutes, which is not true. NIOS is a government of India recognized board which is given value in all competitive and professional courses that students take after clearing their 12th. As there are many students dreaming to study at IIT or be an IITian. The competition is not as easy like nios 12th exams to clear.

 

 

 

2. What is the top 20 percentile of indian boards for IIT ?

Normalisation as used in the Indian context is a process for ensuring that students are neither advantaged nor disadvantaged by the difficulty of exams that they do for the Boards. This process is used in other countries with similar issues as in India. Percentile score of a Candidate in a Board or JEE (Main) will reflect what Percentage of Candidates have scored below that Candidate in that Board or JEE (Main) Examination

 
 

 

3. Can students passed from NIOS appear in Competitive Examinations?

 

Yes they can. NIOS passed students have full authority and eligibility to appear in various competitive exams. However, other eligibility criteria like age, particular subjects, qualifying percentage and other criteria must be fulfilled by the student. N.I.O.S Passed students can seek admission in all india as well as state Medical, Engineering and other various competetive exams like IIT-JEE, AIEEE, PMT (NEET) and also other professional and acedemic courses in all universities, technical institutes across the country and abroad. They can also seek the government jobs whether central / state government. However other eligibility criteria like age, particular subjects, qualifying percentage and other criteria must be fulfilled by the students.

 

 

4. How is NIOS different from other Boards?

 

The National Institute of Open Schooling is equivalent to other school boards like CBSE, ICSE, etc. This is just a route for completing education for those who have not been able to complete it through the regular school. The Seconday and Sr. Secondary certificate obtained from NIOS have the same recognition as certificates issued by other boards. Therefore after completing your 12th (N.I.O.S Passed) students can seek admission in all india as well as state Medical, Engineering and other various competetive exams like IIT-JEE, AIEEE, PMT (NEET) and also other professional and acedemic courses in all universities, technical institutes across the country and abroad. They can also seek the government jobs whether central / state government. However other eligibility criteria like age, particular subjects, qualifying percentage and other criteria must be fulfilled by the students.

 

 

 

 

5. Whether Secondary/Senior Secondary School degrees received from NIOS carry the same importance as other boards?

 

Yes. The Secondary/ Senior Secondary certificate issued form NIOS have the same recognition and importance as certificates issued by any other Boards in India. NIOS is independent with the power to conduct Public Examinations at Secondary and Senior  Secondary level via Govt. Of India's resolution dated 14 September 1990. NIOS is therefore considered as one more reputed board for 10th and 12th students of India. N.I.O.S Passed students can seek admission in all india as well as state Medical, Engineering and other various competetive exams like IIT-JEE, AIEEE, PMT (NEET) and also other professional and acedemic courses in all universities, technical institutes across the country and abroad. They can also seek the government jobs whether central / state government. However other eligibility criteria like age, particular subjects, qualifying percentage and other criteria must be fulfilled by the students.

 

 

 

6. Can subjects be changed after taking admission in NIOS?

 

Yes. A student can change one or more subjects or opt one/two extra subjects during the admission period of five years, considering the total number of subjects does not cross seven. 

 

 

 

7. Do students have a language choice for 10th and 12th in NIOS Board ?

 

NIOS offers its courses mainly in English, Hindi and Urdu medium. At the Secondary levels, apart from English, hindi, urdu you also have a choice of Telugu, Gujarati Malayalam and Marathi as other mediums for study. 

 

 

 

8. Are subjects already passed from any other Board allowed to be moved or shifted to NIOS?

 

 

NIOS provides the facility of "Transfer of Credit" to a maximum of 4 subjects from NIOS(Old Registration), to a maximum of 2 subjects for CBSE /CICSE /UP Board of Secondary Education / Uttranchal Board of Examination / State Open Schools. 

 

 

 

 

9. Who will provide the study material for NIOS board?

 

Students admitted should collect study materials from NIOS without any extra payment. The material includes books, prospectus, datesheets and other important necessities. 

 

 

 

10. How much fee should should be paid for the study materials?

 

No extra fees will be charged for study material if you take admission in NIOS Board. The admission fee deposited by a learner will also include the cost of the study materials. 

 

 

 

11. What is Tutor Marked Assignments (TMA)?

 

Tutor Marked Assignments are helpful for  you to learn and be a meritorious student . They provide you practice in writing answers to questions and get feedback. These assignments are available in a different booklet format, which is given or distributed to the NIOS students through NIOS Board. SSCoaching provides the information about NIOS board(National Institute of Open Schooling) as well as coaching classes, syllabus and tuition for 10th (secondary) & 12th (senior secondary) students of NIOS Board by renowned and highly qualified faculty and staff. The Nasirian Academy also guides to fill the form for online admissions in all streams of NIOS Board for 10th and 12th students. 

 

 

12. What happens incase TMAs are not submitted?

 

ABSENT is marked in the marksheet if the assignments are not submitted on time in the column for grades of TMAs. An ABSENT in the marksheet in the column for grades will not be acceptable to any student, so one should pay important concern to it.

 

 

 

13. In which month NIOS conducts Public Examinations?

 

The Public Examinations are held twice in a year in the months of April-May and October-November on the days fixed by National Institute of Open Schooling. 

 

 

 

14. What should a learner do to perform better in NIOS public Examination?

 

To perform better in NIOS a learner must appear for examination only when he/she is well prepared in he subject. Learners should also attend Personal Contact Programme (PCP classes) regularly at the The Nasirian Academy to solve their doubts and problems that they have faced while studying on their own. SSCoaching provides the information about NIOS board(National Institute of Open Schooling) as well as coaching classes, syllabus and tuition for 10th (secondary) & 12th (senior secondary) students of NIOS Board by renowned and highly qualified faculty and staff. The Nasirian Academy also guides to fill the form for online admissions in all streams of NIOS Board for 10th and 12th students. 

 

 

 

15. Is it necessary to have a two years gap between passing of Secondary and Sr. Secondary Examination?

 

Yes, a two years gap is essential between passing of secondary and Sr. Secondary examination. If a learner does not have the requisite gap of two years, he/she can appear in maximum of four subjects only in the first year. He/she will be eligible to appear in remaining subjects only on completion of two years gap. 

 

 

 

 

16. How does NIOS function?

 

NIOS operates through a network of five Departments, Regional Centres and Accredited Institutions (Study Centres) in India and abroad. It has a current enrolment of about 2.2 million students at Secondary, Senior Secondary & Vocational levels which makes it the largest open schooling system in the world. 

 

 

 

17. What are the Flexibility offered in NIOS ?

 

The NIOS has many study centers in the country which educate millions of Students to succeed. The open school examination is usually preferred by Army personable who wish to study in the Hindi medium, students who got failed from other boards and could not complete their formal education and those who want to concentrate on extracurricular activities. 

 

 

 

18. How many students are currently enrolled in NIOS ?

 

Over the past 21 years NIOS has tutored and distributed degrees to almost 10 Lac students aged over 14 years as (class X) school pass outs, about seven lac senior secondary (class XII) students and also provided 111,220 with vocational training. Currently an estimated 1.90 million students are enrolled in its secondary and senior secondary distance learning programmes supported by a large number of accredited institutions and coachings nationwide. 

 

 

 

19.Difference between ICSE, CBSE and NIOS Board?

 

National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) - is all about facilitating students who are unable to pursue regular studies. The only difference between cbse, icse boards and NIOS is that it is flexible in the choice of subjects. It is an open learning schooling and learners attend a contact learning programme for several months under stream1,2,3 & 4 unlike regular students. Therefore NOS sometimes gives ample opportunities to students as they get many chances to clear the examination. NIOS is identical to CBSE in terms of curriculum.

 

 

 

20.Is NIOS (National Institute of Open Schooling) a valid Board like CBSE and UP Board in India?

 

Yes, The secondary and Sr. secondary degree certificates issued from nios have the same recognition as certificates issued by other boards like CBSE and UP Boards. NIOS is vested with the authority to conduct public Examinations at seconoary ano Sr. secondary level vide Govt. of India's resolution dated 14 september 1990.

 

 

21. What is N I O S success mantra?


It is a speciality of Nios board that it is very easy and flexible. Once enrolled in the board, the learner is eliggible to give exam 9 times within 5 years. After you clear any exam it is accepted and secured for further examination attempts. This procedure is accpted for all streams (1, 2, 3 & 4). Besides studying regularly, one should also listen to their coaching teachers , take help from study material provided by N.I.O.S. Teachers play a very important role in your success and their experience, suggestions and knowledge can make you really profit. The Nasirian Academy's experienced staff will help you in each step to perform brilliantly in all NIOS exams because we have an experince of more than 15 years in training students for NOS examinations.

 

 

22. What advice will The Nasirian Academy give to students who will take NIOS Exam?


Students must go for Total Marked Assignments exams or coaching exam seriously so, you feel like prepared before the Final exams and you will be in less stress of covering a student to get education in a correct coaching institute. Students must also take care to visit the right coaching NIOS institutes that have a vast experience and understanding of thr board, they should also look for past results of previously passed students and judge the success rate of the coaching. It is a very important decision for After preparations are over, try to go through each and every topic twice and thrice so that those topics will last long in your mind.

 

 

23. Do you think it is difficult for students to score better in NIOS than in CBSE board?

 

It is completely not difficult when you compare NIOS to other boards like CBSE, ICSE, or other state boards because it gives you 9 attempts to appear in exams.Because it has no age bar and is very lenient on the numbers of attempts a student is allowed, NIOS gives a chance to school drop-outs (even adults) to continue with studies.  The lenient time constraint of five years given to students to clear each of the Secondary and Sr. Secondary (with either or both Academic or Vocational courses) with as many as nine possible attempts.

 

 

24. Do you think coaching classes are helpful in passing NIOS Exams?


Coaching institutes help you till an extent as they give you study material, practice papers, etc. Moreover the faculty at coaching institutes are friendly and very experienced. However, how you perform in exams actually depend on your own efforts. The Nasirian Academy institute not only provide professional teachers but also the necessary material required for preparation to learners with previous year question papers, regular tests, study material, school environment, experienced subject teachers and important updates and procedures about taking admission and passing with good marks in NIOS Board. The coaching provides a competitive environment to study. Regular exams are conducted by them to help the students evaluate themselves on a regular basis. Choosing the right institute is of prime important and the decision should not be taken in haste. Talk to the students already studying in the The Nasirian Academy institute about the quality of education that is being provided to them as well as their current satisfaction level.

 

 

25. What advise does NIOS give to students who have failed in CBSE , ICSE or UP Board exams?


The Nasirian Academy advises students to get enrolled in NIOS board as soon as possible because it offers many flexibilities to save the year and career from getting wasted in the life ahead. In N.I.O.S the admissions are going on throughout the year 24x7 days of the 365 days with exams conducted all year round. If the student has failed in board years (xth & xiith)  of CBSE, ICSE or UP Board as well as other provincial boards, these students can be immediately enrolled in Stream 2 of Nos by providing their original failed marksheet. There is a trasfer of marks system known as Transfer of Credit (TOC) in NIOS where a maximum of 2 subjects can be transferred from other boards. 

 

 

 

26. Is the candidate allowed to apply for re-evaluation of answer sheet in case the result is not as per the expectation?


There is no re-evaluation or scrutiny for the Secondary Examinations. The National Institute of Open Schooling has introduced the re-evaluation of answersheets at the Senior Secondary level. This will be in addition to the already existing system of scrutiny/re-totaling of marks for Secondary and Senior Secondary levels. Candidates who have appeared for the Sr. Secondary exams of NIOS in April-May 2010 or after can apply for re-evaluation of answersheets in theory paper of any subject. There is no provision and procedure for re-evaluation in Practical exams.

 

 

27. How to get duplicate NIOS pass certificate?


To get duplicate Marksheet/Migration/Provisional certificate the student needs to get a Bank Draft of requisite fee in favour of Secretary , National Institute of Open Schooling, Payable at NOIDA, along with prescribed application form and any documentary proof (such as photo copy of Identity card or any document received from NIOS) may please be sent on the appropriate address.To get duplicate Pass certificate A Bank Draft of requisite fee in favour of Secretary , NIOS, Payable at noida, along with prescribed application form and original affidavit.

 

 

28. Is it compulsory to pass in N.I.O.S theory and practical exams separately?


Pass Criteria for Secondary Course (Class X) in a subject for NIOS is a minimum of 33% marks in the aggregate (Theory plus practical wherever applicable) in the public examination. Pass Criteria for Senior Secondary Course (Class XII) in a subject for NIOS is a minimum of 33% marks in the aggregate as well as separately in theory and practicals in the public examination. The marks obtained in TMA will be shown separately in the marksheet.

 

 

29. What is PCP in NIOS?


Each accredited institution or coaching is supposed to organise Personal Contact Programmes (PCP) on weekends/holidays under the guidance of a facilitator, who is generally a scholar associated with the NIOS Board. During these sessions, teachers (teachers of the school if the school itself is a study centre, or those of a school working in collaboration with the study centre if it is an NGO) help students with the course work.

 

 

30. Is there any coaching or tuition service available for NIOS?


The Nasirian Academy would like to introduce ourseleves as a motivated and experienced team for proving tution and coaching for NIOS syllabus Exclusively. What makes us different from other institutes is the amount of experience and success rate that we have given students when they enroll into NIOS with our guidance and suggestions. We offer coaching classes to nios secondary and senior secondary( pcmb/c/e) students in a classroom and batch wise environment in the evenings and mornings and also weekend classes. The Nasirian Academy has excellent ambiance and facilities to make students very dedicated when they come for classes as the syllabus here is completely based on ncert syllabus.

 

 

31. What is the Mission and vision of N.I.O.S?


The National Institute of Open Schooling, with international recognition and presence, provides access to sustainable and learner-centric quality school education, skill upgradation and training through open and distance learning and ensures convergence of open schooling organizations, resulting in an inclusive learning society, human resource development, national integration and global understanding. The Mission of NIOS is to provide relevant, continuing and developmental education at school stage upto the pre-degree level through open learning system and through it to make its share of contribution touniversalisation of education, greater equity and justice in society and the evolution of a learning society.

 

 

32. Are there any special text books prescribed by the board for NIOS Exams?


The NIOS has its own scholars prepare the study material for various academic and vocational courses that it offers. This material is available in English, Hindi and Urdu medium. They use the National Curriculum Framework, as designed by NCERT, as a source of reference. The study material is designed in a self-explanatory way and it comprises of books, and may include audiocassettes and videocassettes also.

 

 

 

33. What is range of percentage Marks that NIOS gives?


NIOS gives 80 percent and above for really exceptional students and learners. NIOS Board is quite strict in their correction pattern. The subjects which include practical papers will have an advantage than theory papers like Home science, data entry, chemistry, physics etc. Usually NIOS students given their limitations of time or interest in academics, they get 70 to 80 percent average and this is more than sufficient to get into courses that can give you leverage in your career to top courses ahead in your life.

 

 

 

34. Improvement exam procedure in NIOS?


Apply for or NIOS 10th Class Improvement Procedure 2014 is we are providing you the step wise step procedure that will help you in filling the Improvement form for NIOS and also you have a chance to share all your grievances regarding NIOS. You will be amazed after reading that there is no special procedure for applying or appearing for NIOS 10th ans 12th standard Improvement exams.

 

 

 

35. Is there any 11th class in nios ?


The NIOS has its own scholars prepare the study material for various academic and vocational courses that it offers. This material is available in English, Hindi and Urdu medium. They use the National Curriculum Framework, as designed by NCERT, as a source of reference. The study material is designed in a self-explanatory way and it comprises of books, and may include audiocassettes and videocassettes also.

 

 

 

36. Is nios student a regular student or learner?


So NIOS is not a regular school but an open school where students can study on their on terms, if they have to relocate regularly to new cities, have some physical inability or have performed poorly from other regular exam boards like cbse, icse and up board. NIOS is a programme especially designed for children of poor economic conditions and slow learning capacities like failed students or poor students in education.

 

 

 

37. Is it possible to complete graduation and post graduation from NIOS?


But want to make it clear that NIOS does not provide any Graduation or Post Gratuation degrees or courses. The National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) (www.nios.ac.in) conducts the 10th and Plus Two examinations and works under the Ministry of Human Resource Development. Its main goals are- Universalisation of education, Greater equity and justice in society, Evolution of a learning society.

 

 

38. What are parents responsibilities for childs NIOS Board Exams preparation?


We think this small article may help you to take some simple steps before nios exams that may help you to achieve good marks in nios board exams.I wish you all a very successful life. Contribution from each one of you will have an impact on the world. And it is your duty to serve the society. Be good and kind at heart. Do help your friends those who have difficulties in studies. Above all don't forget to enjoy the beauty of life, while competing for life. So find time to enjoy love everyone help others and be alert in your studies when the time comes and be cautious about your future. All the best, Go ahead with confidence, Life is definitely yours.

 

 

39. What are Exemptions available during NIOS exams ?


A candidate who wishes to avail the concession in Examination is required to produce a Medical Disability Certificate of a Govt. doctor from a recognized Hospital/Medical Institution indicating the nature of his/her disability and the extent of the disability.While appearing at the examinations, the candidate will write his/her disability on the top of the answer script, which will also be authenticated by the Centre Superintendent.

 

 

40. What are degrees, certificates awarded after clearing nios exams ?


NIOS is completely a Government approved institute and offers private education to the students. Any student who has completed his/ her education from this institute or Board is eligible for any further studies in graduation and post graduation and professional courses and also can apply to various job vacancies in both the PSUs and Private job sectors as well.

 

 

41. How diverse is NIOS from any other regular Institution or school?


NIOS or National Institute of Open Schooling follows learner centric approach of teaching through distance education. It offers a wide range of subjects in comparison to any other formal and regular institution. The failed students from other boards are independent to choose subject combination as per their desires and interest. Failed students or distance learners are also given the facility to come and learn in our coaching on all weekdays except Sundays. There is a provision of credit accumulation. The registration of the student is valid for the duration of five years.  

 

 

42. How are NIOS Theory and Practical Exam Marks distributed?


The Distribution of marks in various subjects of secondary(10th) and senior secondary(12th) of Group A And Group B. Most of the subjects carry full 100 marks while others are devided into seperate theory and practical marks. Subjects are given different ratio of practical and theory marks so that the students gets the overall command for that perticular subject which can only be achieved by proper distributon of exam marks for theory and practicals.  

 

 

43. Difference between open schooling and distance learning ?


Distance education is approached in various ways, with the more popular formats being print, audio, video, broadcast radio, television, and of course computers and the Internet. It is characterised by separation of geographic distance and time. Open learning is defined as an method of learning that allows learners pliancy and choice over what, when, at what pace, where, and how they learn. Open learning tends to be delivered via distance education that is characterised by separation of geographic distance and time.

 

 

44. How can students learn and then earn after studying at NIOS ?

NIOS board is the most considerate board among all the other boards in world. Its main purpose to come in to existance is “sarva shiksha abhiyan” which means education for all. The NIOS board main motive was to increse the literacy rate by giving an opportunity to the school dropouts so that they can continue their studies from home .The NIOS has therefore intentionally not kept any criteria for age so that more and more dropout students start pursuing their education again.This has drastically increased the literacy rate in India.

 

 

 

45. What is the place and role of NIOS ?

The origin of ODL in India can be traced back to the correspondence course of Class X level commonly referred to as matriculation level at that time .This type of of correspondence course was commonly referred to as private high school course at that time as the candidate would not attend regular class and yet appear for board exam as a private student. The ODl pattern at school level was started by board of secondary education ,Madhya Pradesh and was later followed by other secondary level states board like Rajasthan ,Uttar Pradesh and Orissa.

 

 

46. What are the Vocational courses offered by NIOS ?

NIOS board is the most considerate board among all the other boards in world. Its main purpose to come in to existence is  “sarva shiksha abhiyan” which means education for all. The NIOS board main motive was to increase the literacy rate by giving an opportunity to the school dropouts so that they can continue their studies from home.

 

 

47. What is The profile of a NIOS Learner?

Nearly 80 per cent of the students at NIOS belong to the general category comprising the rural and the urban youth. About 20 per cent of the students enrolled belong to scheduled castes and tribes, which is close to the percentage of seats officially reserved for them. It goes to the credit of NIOS that it attracts a reasonable percentage of students from these two categories, as the percentage participation of these two categories of students in other educational institutions in the country remains a sore issue in the context of equity in the national provision for education.

 

 

 

48. How does NIOS system Operates ?

The president of NIOS is The Union Minister of Human Resource Development society which is constantly closely monitoring and giving appropriate directions to fulfill its mission and objectives .The NIOS board is the executive board that prepares the policies and does all the work at operational level. The Chairman of NIOS is the Chairman of the Executive Board that comprises NIOS Departmental Heads, nominees of the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development and specialists in distance education, development and education for women, industry, media, vocational education and technical education.

 

 

49. Difference between National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) and Regular Schooling ?

A public elementary/secondary school providing instruction and education services that does not focus primarily on special education, vocational/technical education, or alternative education, or on any of the particular themes. Children can complete 10th and 12th through NIOS and they are equally qualified to take up College degrees. Whereas in REGULAR SCHOOLING the kids are not bounded by any kind of crisis or disabilty and so they are go through regular attendance procedures.

 

 

50. Livelihood, Productivity and development through NIOS transforming lives

NIOS board has done wonders for the students who have enrolled in its vocational courses by providing them livelihood. There are a lot of success stories of students in records of the NIOS which provide evidence for their utility in providing livelihood, promoting productivity and effecting development.

 

 

 

51. What is Virtual Open School in NIOS India ?

Virtual Open Schooling can be defined as an educational practice that provides opportunity to learners to study a formal school-based course online and gain credit for certification purpose. The courses are based on existing Open Educational Resources, and are built around a learning management system with content stored on online data centres. Digital media integration would facilitate effectiveness of curriculum. Synchronous and asynchronous technologies would facilitate interaction - with students, with teachers, and with course content.

 

 

52. Is NIOS as an alternative to formal schooling ?

In india NIOS is best option as an alternative to regular schooling because at times its not possible for masses who want to acquire education to study regularly because of their different kind disability and crisis. On the other hand nios education system does not have any time boundations so that students can also work part time. Or student who cannot attend the classes can study from their homes. One reason for this is, we suggest, because in India distance education is so accepted as an alternative route to educational qualifications that it is actually the first choice route for many who wish to study at the same time as they work or are confined to the home.

 

 

53. What is Open Basic Education (OBE) in NIOS?

The Open Basic Education programme is operated and implemented by National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) with a goal of providing primary and upper primary level education through open schooling to those who are not able to go to a formal school or have dropped out of school. The Open Basic Education programme is recognised by the Government of India as equivalent education to the formal school for higher education and employment.

 

 

54. What is Adolescence Education Programme IN NIOS ?

Presently more than 22 crore people of India are adolesent. Adolescents are girls and boys in the age group of 10-19 years. They are the future of our country and would be the leaders of future. Adolescence is the phase of opportunities and risks. Social environment greatly influences adolescent developming behavior. To create a nation of healthy and responsible citizens, it is crucial that the health and educational concerns of such young people are addressed seriously. Adolescents have Rights as well as Responsibilities. Adolescent health is crucial issue for the family and future generations.

 

 

55. What is Life Enrichment Programme in NIOS ?

The NIOS continued developmental activities in the Life Enrichment Programmes (LEPs) ,such as performing Arts (Music, Dance, Painting), Jeevan Vigyan, Paripurna Mahila (Empowered Women), Yog and Jan Swasthya (Public Health) Life Enrichment Programmes addresses the educational, social, cultural, and recreational urge of the under-represented and marginalized have potential to assist individuals in the community to enjoy leisure and recreational pursuits to elevate and strengthen skill development, promote self-esteem and build self-confidence.

 

 

56. Is NOS the other name for NIOS Board ?

In July 2002, NOS was upgraded to function as a national apex body for Open Schooling in the country. It was given a new name, the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS), and also a new mandate to provide relevant continuing education at school stage up to the pre-degree (secondary and senior secondary) level through the Open Distance Learning System as an alternative to the formal system and to prioritized client groups, in pursuance of the normative national policy documents and in response to the needs assessment of the clients

 

 

57. Why do students fail or get less marks in exam ?

Sometimes a student studies a lot but he gets less marks in exam because he may not be aware of test taking strategies which tells him how to express his learning in best way in exam or reproduce his learning in a good way in exam to convince the checker to give you more marks. Exam taking tactics and strategies plays a vital role. The main factors for the success of student in exam are as follows which are briefly explained here to give you just the idea but each is explained with full detail on this website.

 

 

58. What are the achievements of NIOS Board?

 

Being the Largest Open Schooling system in the World with more than five lakh learners enrolled into their education programme at Secondary, Senior Secondary and Vocational Courses still continues to grow in other parts of the country increasing number of students who pass with this board every year. NIOS has also Increased its number of study centers from a meagre 161 to huge network of more than 1500 study centers, enabling maximum reach including the remote areas and other rural villages.

 

 

 

59. What are the objectives of NIOS open school board ?

To inspect the relative cost efficiency, cost effectiveness and cost-benefit of the open school model as compared to the conventional school model in terms of unit cost, private and opportunity cost, public cost, capital / non-recurring cost and recurring/operational cost. To inspect the nature and type of courses (academic/vocational) offered by the Open Schooling system and their linkage with higher learning and livelihood/productivity and development. To study the processes of the course development, learner support and learner assessment (both formative and summative assessment) systems used in the Open Schooling approach.

 

 

 

60. What is the future targets of the NIOS ?

The NIOS, in collaboration with international organizations like COL and UNESCO, as well as at bilateral level, will strive for promotion of open schooling in the developing countries through various modes such as advocacy, consultancy, training of functionaries, dissemination of information, workshops, conferences etc. The open schooling system with inbuilt flexibilities is going to be a major programme delivery mode of study up to pre-degree level. In India, we are at a crucial moment when a big thrust needs to be given to the open schooling system.

61. What is the procedure for taking admission in NIOS?


The Admissions for NIOS are open throughout the year. The admission forms are only available online. Procedure for Online Admission Directly by Learners The procedure for On-line Admission for all above four streams is as follows: There are four streams of On-line admission catering to the learners with different needs. The admissions in these four streams are mutually exclusive i.e., learner can only opt for one of them. On-line Admission for all learners (Stream 1): This stream for On-line Admission is open for all the learners as per the laid down eligibility criteria for Secondary and Senior Secondary level. Learners taking admission through On-line under Stream-1 will be attached to the AI (Study Centre) as opted by them at the time of admission and will be eligible for TOC as per conditions

 

 

 

62. What are the eligibility criteria for admission to the Secondary Course?

Secondary Course is equivalent to the Xth standard. However, you will be required to successfully complete a minimum of five subjects, which is compulsory for certification. Secondary Course Eligibility Criteria 2015 Requirement: Certificate of Class VIII passed, or Self Certificate Valid proof of attaining 14 years of age can apply for registration to a Secondary Course A residential proof of applicant.

 
 

 

63. What is the valid proof of date of birth?

 

As per the new provisions all candidates, irrespective of whether they were born on or before January 26, 1989, may submit an attested copy of the birth certificate issued by a municipal authority or by the Registrar of Births and Deaths. They can also submit an attested copy of the date of birth certificate from the school last attended Or Transfer certificate or affidavit sworn before a first class magistrate stating nationality and the date of birth.

 

 

64. Does NIOS allow any fees concession?

 

Yes, their is concession for nios fees, but only to PWD and SC/ST students. No Concession for general category Concession in fee to SC/ST candidates: The SC/ST students are given concession in admission fees to the extent of Rs.450/- for Secondary Courses and Rs.525/- for Senior Secondary Courses. Concession: 50% concession in fees is given.

 

 

 

 

65. How many subjects are required to be taken for obtaining the pass certificate?

 

The stress in NIOS is to bring out the best in you. Every subject is not equally difficult for you. You can learn some subjects very well, may be in six months, whereas some requires more than a year. Keeping this in mind, NIOS allows you to appear in or two subjects, so to build confidence in you of doing well in the examination. You can take some more subjects in the next examination, but do well in each. As soon as you complete the required number of subjects, you get your certificate.

 

 

 

66. What are the mediums of studies available in NIOS?

 

Choice of Medium of Instructions: NIOS offers its courses mainly in English, Hindi and Urdu mediums. Secondary Course: At Secondary level, the course is offered in Regional Mediums also besides these mediums. The choice of medium is also available in Hindi, English, Urdu, Marathi, Telugu, Gujarati, Malayalam and Oriya mediums in addition to English, Hindi and Urdu mediums. The learner is free to choose any one of these mediums for studies. Sr.Secondary Course: At Sr.Secondary level, the course is offered only Hindi, English, Urdu mediums. The learner is free to choose any one of these mediums for studies.  

 

 

 

67. What is Minimum age to take admission in the Senior Secondary Course?

 

Age Limit: There is no upper age limit for admission. You have to submit a valid date of birth proof for verification along with the application. However, the minimum age for enrollment for Secondary course: Completed 14 years of age and for Senior Secondary course: 15th year as on 31st January, 2016. Secondary (class X) passed from any recognized board.  

 

 

 

68. Can any learner take direct admission in the Senior Secondary courses?

 

 

No, senior secondary is equivalent to 12th, learner cannot take admission in senior secondary without passing out in his secondary exam or 10th from any recognized board institute. Any student who has acquired a minimum age of 14 years can appear for regular exams by NIOS and can appear for 12th exam after a minimum gap of 2 years after the 10th exam. 

 

 

 

 

69. What is the validity period of admission?

 

Validity of NIOS Admission Your admission is valid for five years. For Public Examination at Secondary and Senior Secondary level, you may take nine or fewer chances to successfully complete the course during this period. Once register it is valid for 5 years for both secondary and senior secondary. Part Admission Under this scheme, you may take admission in one or more subjects but not more than four subjects. On passing, you will be issued only the Marksheet. 

 

 

 

70. How do students get confirmation of their admission?

 

No E-Confirmation of Admission Admission to a particular course is normally confirmed by NIOS by issuing an Identity Card having your admission particulars as per the record available in NIOS. If any discrepancy is noticed at any stage of admission even if the Identity Card is issued, the admission will be cancelled and result will not be declared even if appeared in examination.  

 

 

 

71. Is there any provision for correction in admission record?

 

Yes, correction will done as per guidance hosted on NIOS website. Procedure for Correction in the Admission Records The Admission to a particular course is normally confirmed by NIOS by issuing an Identity Card having details of learner's admission particulars as per the record available in NIOS. 

 

 

72. Do NIOS issue duplicate identity card?

 

Yes, In case of loss of Identity Card, a duplicate Identity Card can be issued. For obtaining Duplicate Identity Card, first lodge an FIR with the concerned Police Station. Then apply on a plain paper to the Regional Centre of nios along with

 

 

 

73. Are the Common Services Centres of Government of India authorised to act as NIOS Facilitation Centres?

 

Yes, NIOS has entered into an MOU with CSC e-Governance India Ltd., Ministry of Information and Technology, Government of India. Under this MOU, All the Common Services Centres throughout the country will be acting as Facilitation Centres of NIOS where any prospective candidates can avail various online facilities of NIOS at the prescribed rates. These rates are given at pages 15 to 16 of the Handbook. 

 

 

 

74. Can a student take admission in 10th/12th of NIOS after passing the 10th/ 12th from a formal Board of School Education?

 

Yes, who have passed the secondary/senior secondary course from any National/state board of school education and want to take admission for the same course, you can continue your education towards a Senior Secondary Certification, equivalent to XII standard. On successful completion, you will get only the mark sheet.  

 

 

 

75. How and when marksheet and certificate will be issued?

 

Result & Certification Marksheet and certificate is issued just after 25 days of result out of nios.Every Month through NIOS conduct ODE during last month. After due processing the ODES result will be declared and published through NIOS web site during last week of every month for the examinations conducted during the preceded month. 

 

 

 

 

76. Re examination fees of nios is taken or not?

 

Yes re-examination fees are held as per the subject wise. It is calculated as per the subject, which you have chosen for examination. National Institute of Open Schooling has been released the Reappear forms for classes 10th and 12th. Now all those aspirants who have reappear in one or two subjects can apply for reappear examination which will be held after gthe result of regular examination. There are more supplementary information in relates to NIOS Compartment Application forms are provided below. 

 

 

 

77. Will Every State Government approve certificates of NIOS?

 

Education being a concurrent subject as per Indian Constitution, state Governments are bound to recognize the certificates issued by a Union Government Institution. Hence many courts issued orders to clarify this.Certificates issued by NIOS are accepted for higher education, Govt. jobs and all other purposes. Also, the certificate issued by NIOS are accepted by all the National/State Boards. However, in certain cases, various Boards have fixed an eligibility criteria based on their specific requirements. Hence, the candidate seeking admission in NIOS may go through the latest eligibility criteria of different Boards. 

 

 

 

78. Why State Governments shall recognize NIOS certificates at all?

 

The Government of India has set up the National Open School Society, an autonomous and registered body on 23rd November, 1989 to cater to the educational needs of school dropouts, working adults, housewives and socially disadvantaged sections, through distance education at the school stage. The Society runs the management of the National Open School which, through distance and open learning system, has been offering courses, preparing students for the Secondary and Senior Secondary School Examinations and also offers Bridge (Preparatory) Courses. 

 

 

 

79.What subjects should be taught to children/ what subjects are best for better marks?

 

A(1) Let us remember that the natural world does not divide itself up into separate subjects – it is what it is, whole and complete. So to categories learning into subjects is limited and will condition the child’s mind in various ways.that seems an important question. Perhaps to specialize into particular subjects is necessary for older children, when they may wish to take examinations and are thinking of particular careers. But younger child may be happier with an approach that naturally blends reading, writing, art, science, craft, mathematics, geography, history into an integrated wholeness of learning.

 

 

 

80.Is home-educating legal in India?

 

Yes, The secondary and Sr. secondary degree certificates issued from nios have the same recognition as certificates issued by other boards like CBSE and UP Boards. NIOS is vested with the authority to conduct public Examinations at seconoary ano Sr. secondary level vide Govt. of India's resolution dated 14 september 1990.

 

 

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