NIOS online admission for X and XII Stream I for April 2012 exam


How to apply for exams conducted by National Institute of Open Schooling in India? Where can I find the list of NIOS study centers? This article answers these queries by giving complete information on the online admission process for NIOS exams and the eligibility criteria for NIOS Std. X and Std. XII courses.

The National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) is an autonomous organization under the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India. It is an Examination Board of the Govt. of India which is on par with CBSE and CISCE Boards. It is through NIOS also that home schooled children in India can appear for exams.

NIOS has announced registration for NIOS online admission for Secondary (X) and Senior Secondary (XII) (Stream I), for which the exam will be conducted in April 2012. Students can also opt for offline admission through nearby NIOS Accredited institutions (AIs) / Regional Centers / Sub-Centers.

Important Note: Students should not enroll for NIOS through any unauthorized agencies or agents.

Features of NIOS for Std. X and Std. XII Stream I


  • Admission valid for 5 years
  • You can choose your NIOS study centre
  • You have a choice of subjects
  • You can transfer your credits (up to 2 subjects passed from selected recognized Boards and up to 4 subjects if passed through NIOS)
  • There is accumulation of credits


  • Dates of Admission and Eligibility Criteria for NIOS X and XII 2012


    A. Secondary (Class X) Course, Stream I, Block I
  • Date of Admission: up to 31st August, 2011 without late fee / up to 15th September, 2011 with late fee of Rs.200/-
  • Eligibility Criteria: (i) 14 years of age as on 31st July, 2011; (ii) Class VIII passed or Self-Certificate (as prescribed by admission form).


  • B.Senior Secondary (Class XII) Course, Stream I, Block I
  • Date of Admission: up to 31st August, 2011 without late fee / up to 15th September, 2011 with late fee of Rs.200/-
  • Eligibility Criteria: (i) 15 years of age as on 31st July, 2011; (ii) Secondary (Xth) passed from any recognized Board.


  • NIOS Regional / Sub-Centres in India


  • Allahabad: 0532-2548154
  • Bengaluru: 080-23464222
  • Bhopal: 0755-2661842/2660669
  • Bhubaneshwar: 0674-2597282
  • Chandigarh: 0171-2744915
  • Dehradun: 0135-2623929
  • Delhi: 0120-2404914-15/2404787
  • Gandhinagar: 079-23220410
  • Guwahati: 0361-2650541/1201
  • Hyderabad: 040-24262859
  • Jaipur: 0141-2292818
  • Kochi: 0484-2335714
  • Kolkata: 033-24797714
  • Patna: 0612-2545051
  • Pune: 020-25444667
  • Vishakhapatnam: 0891-2564584


  • NIOS Application Form & Prospectus is available at NIOS Study Centres and NIOS Regional/Sub centres. You can get information about these centrea, fees, subjects, eligibility, etc. at the NIOS official website.

    Contact Information for NIOS India
    Toll Free No.: 1800-180-9393
    Email: lsc@nios.ac.in


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