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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the procedure for taking admission in NIOS?
NIOS has introduced 100% On-line admission at the Secondary and the Senior Secondary level in order to facilitate learners to register.
Under this scheme, the learner have three options:
(i)    He/She can register on-line directly by visiting the website of NIOS i.e.,
(ii)    He/She may visit his/her nearest AI (Study Centre)/Facilitation Centre and take help for on-line registration.
(iii)    He/She may visit the concerned Regional Centre of NIOS and take help for on line registration.
(iv)    He/She can use the services of the Common Services Centres of the Govt. of India for Online registration throughout the Country.
What is the eligibility criteria for admission to the Secondary Course?
A learner who has passed class VIII and has valid proof of attaining 14 years of age can apply for registration to the Secondary Course.
The learner who gives a self certificate stating that "I have studied and able to pursue the secondary course" is also eligible for admission to the Secondary Course.
The learner who had studied at the Secondary level can also seek admission in NIOS either to complete his course or to improve his performance.
Residential proof of the learner.
What is the valid proof of date of birth?
The certificate of date of birth issued by a Municipal Corporation, a Municipal Body, a Village Panchayat or any other body authorised by the Registrar, Birth and Death, Government of India, and the Aadhaar Card issued by Govt. Agency is a valid proof of date of birth. However, in case of orphans, street children etc., a medical certificate in respect of age issued by a Government Hospital is also acceptable as a valid proof of date of birth.