NIOS receives the National Awards for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities
NIOS got this award under the category of Best Accessible Website for persons with disabilities.
Evaluation and Assessment is an integral component of any teaching-learning system. The Government of India in 1990 vested NIOS with the authority to examine and certify students up to pre-degree level, and thus, NIOS became one of the National Boards of Examination. It is the only Board which conducts two full-fledged examinations every year during April/May and October/Novermber. NIOS has been conducting its public examinations since 1991.
Unique Features of the NIOS Examination System
The National Institute of Open Schooling has certain features in its evaluation system such as freedom to answer the questions in Public Examinations in any one of the scheduled regional languages, although the Question Papers supplied would generally be in English and Hindi available Regional mediums only. Intimation letter and Certificate have scanned photographs of the learners; and the information about Examination Centres and results are made available online. Besides, NIOS has been doing innovations in the evaluation system to maintain its credibility and standards. The On Demand Examination System at Secondary and Senior Secondary level for the registered canditates is one such innovation.
The Public Examinations are held twice a year in the months of April-May and October-November on dates fixed by the NIOS. However, you are also eligible to appear through On Demand Examination at Secondary Level and Senior Secondary level in those subjects only in which you have admission in NIOS. Registration for Public Examination for admission through Online under Stream-1 and unsuccessful learners from Stream-2. For appearing in NIOS examination, the learner must register himself/herself by filling up the Examination Form online by paying requisite examination fee as per schedule given.
The learner can register for Public Examinations through only online. The examination fee can be paid through Credit Card/Debit Card/Net Banking only.
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You can avail as many as nine chances to appear in the public examinations spread over a period of five years. NIOS holds external examinations twice a year.NIOS will keep and accumulate your passes (Credit) in particular subjects in its computer till you clear all the required subjects for a certification. Avail this flexible scheme of examination to learn well and to get better results.
It may, however, become necessary for the NIOS to revise the syllabus of different courses from time to time.
If a Senior Secondary candidate passes in Practicals but fails in the Theory of a subject, his/her Practical awards are retained and he/she can appear in Theory examinations. However, if he/she re-appears in practicals again, then better of the two results will be taken into account.
Likewise the part credit of passing in the Theory but failing in Practicals is retained. But the examination fee of both Theory and Practicals has to be paid even if the candidates does not intend to appear in Theory or Practicals.
For Secondary examinations, theory and practicals are considered as one unit and a candidate has to pass in aggregate of the two. Hence, a candidate reappearing in a subject is required to appear in both theory and practicals.
For the purpose of obtaining a certificate at the Senior Secondary level, a two-year gap is essential from the year of passing the Secondary examination. If you don not have the requisite gap of two years, you can appear in a maximum of four subjects only in the forth coming March-May and subsequent September-November Examinations. You will be eligible to appear in the remaining subjects only on completion of the two years gap. If a candidate with less than two years gap applies for examination in more than four subjects, then the registration for examination will be done only for the first four subjects. The remaining subjects will not be considered and the fee will be forfeited.
NIOS allows you to apply again in a subject, which you have already passed, for improvement of performance but only once.
You have to apply for improvement in the same manner as for appearing at the first chance examination and pay the required fee. This chance can be availed only once within the five years of admission.
For subjects involving Practicals you have to appear in both Theory and practicals for improvement in the performance.
Better of the two results would be considered and indicated in the marksheet.
You shall receive a Mark-Sheet on declaration of result through your AI. Provisional and Migration Certificate will be issued to successful candidates. The passing certificate will be issued about six months after declaration of Results.
NIOS does not issue any Bonafide/Transfer/School Leaving/ Character/Date of Birth Certificate separately to its learners.
In case of your passing in additional subjects(s) or improvement of performance in one or more than one subject, no fresh certificate will be issued; you shall be issued only a Marksheet.
No migration Certificate will be issued to the learners unless they complete their course
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.
|Course||Pass Criteria||Certification Criteria|
|Secondary Course||A minimum of 33% marks in the aggregate (Theory plus Practicals where applicable) in the public examination.||Pass in 5 subjects including at least one but not more than two languages|
|Senior Secondary Course||A minimum of 33% marks (separately in theory and Practicals in subjects having both and also in aggregate) in the public examination.||Pass in 5 subjects including at least one but not more than two languages|
Penalities for resorting to Mass Copying in examinations in NIOS :-
Following penalities are levied against the examination centres booked under Mass copying :-
The examination fee is payable by all. It is same for both Secondary and Senior Secondary courses as shown in the Table below:
|Examination fees both for Secondary and Sr. Secondary (Public Exam)||Rs. 250/- per subject|
|Additional fees for practicals in subjects having both theory and practicals (Public Exam)||Rs. 120/- per subject|
|Late fee for examination (for First 10 days) (Public Exam)||Rs. 100/- per subject|
|Consolidate late fee to be received at Regional Centres only (Public Exam)
(for next 10 days)
|Rs. 1500/- consolidated|
|Examination fees both for Secondary and Sr. Secondary (On Demand Examination)||Rs. 500/- per subject|
|Additional fees for practicals in subjects having practical components (On Demand Examination)||Rs. 200/- per subject|
|Processing fees for Re-evaluation of answer sheet for Sr. Secondary Public Examination||Rs. 800/- per subject|
|Processing fees for Re-evaluation of answer sheet for Sr. Secondary of On Demand Examination||Rs. 1000/- per subject|
|Examination Fees for Vocational Courses (including theory,practical and internal examination||Rs. 300/- per subject|
|Verification of NIOS documents (for Private Organisation and individual learners)||Rs. 500/- per document|
|Duplicate copy of the Pass Certificate||Rs. 200.00|
|Duplicate copy of the Provisional Certificate||Rs. 200.00|
|Duplicate copy of the Migration Certificate||Rs. 200.00|
|Duplicate copy of the Marksheet||Rs. 200.00|
|Issue of urgent duplicate provisional Certificate/Migration Certificate and Marks Statement||Rs. 400.00|
|Revised Mark statement, Provisional, Migration and Pass Certificate after correction (Secondary, Senior Secondary and other courses)||Rs. 200.00 per document|
|Scrutiny of Marks/Re-checking of answer scripts for Public/On Demand Examination (Secondary, Senior Secondary and other courses)||Rs. 300.00 per subject|
|Duplicate Copy of the Certificate (Vocational Courses)||Rs. 200.00|
|Duplicate Marks Statement (Vocational Courses)||Rs. 200.00|
|Scrutiny of Marks/Re-checking of answer scripts (Vocational Courses)||Rs. 300.00 per subject|
|Issue of urgent duplicate provisional Certificate/Migration Certificate and Marks Statement (vocational Courses)||Rs. 400.00|
|Revised Mark statement, Provisional, Migration and Pass Certificate after correction (Vocational Courses)||Rs. 200.00 per document|
|Verification of NIOS documents (for Private Organisation and individual learners) - Vocational courses||Rs. 500/- per document|
|Processing Fees for Issue of Photocopy of answer Scripts to learner (secondary, Sr. Secondary or equivalent courses)||Rs. 700/- per Answer Script|
|Transcription/Verification for foreign Institutions/Universities (Abroad) for NIOS Certificates||Rs. 5000/-|