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NIOS Admission 2019-20, Application, Dates, Exam Fee

NIOS Admission 2019

NIOS Admission 2019-20 for class 10 and Class 12

NIOS Result Oct-Nov 2019 declared - Click here

NIOS Admission 2019 - National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) has released the NIOS Online Admission Form for the academic year 2019-20.

Candidates who were interested and filling to seek admission in class 10th and 12th can apply through online mode on or before the last date.

Candidates seeking admission through Stream-1 in Block I and Block II can appear for Public Exam conducted by NIOS twice in a year i.e. April /May and October/November

This stream for online Admission is open for new Learners for April 2020 Examination (Last Dates for October 2020 is given below) as per the laid down eligibility criteria for Secondary & Sr. Secondary Levels. These Learners will now be eligible to appear in Public Examination first time in April 2020.


See: NIOS Class 10, 12 Result 2019 announced, check details


What is the exam fees of NIOS?

  • The NIOS Public Exams 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. The Examination Fees fixed by NIOS is given below


  • NIOS FEES - Rs. 250/- per Subject & Rs. Additional fee of Rs. 120/- per subject involving practicals.


See: Distance Education Admissions


Date of NIOS Admission (Academic Year 2019-20)

Block for Online Admission

Dates of Online Admission Stream  - 1


Examination in which the students can appear first time

Block-1 (April/May, 2020)

16th March - 31 July
1 August -  July 15th August
16th August to 31st August
1st Sept. to 15th Sept    

Normal Fee
with late fee of Rs. 200/-
with late fee of Rs. 400/-
with late fee of Rs. 700/-

April/May, 2020

Block-II (Oct/Nov. 2020)

16th Sept. to 31st January
1st February to 15th February
16th February to 28th February
1st March. to 15th March               

Normal Fee
with late fee of Rs. 200/-
with late fee of Rs. 400/-
with late fee of Rs. 700/-

October/November, 2019


Eligibility Criteria for NIOS Admission 2019


  • The minimum age to take admission in the Secondary Course is 14 years as on 31st July 2019 (born on or before 31.07.2005)
  • 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.
  • A learner giving a self-certificate "I have studied enough to be able to pursue secondary course" is also eligible for admission to the Secondary Course.
  • A learner who had studied at the secondary level can also seek admission in NIOS either to complete his course or to improve his performance.

Sr. Secondary:

  • The minimum age to take admission in the Senior Secondary Course is 15 years. As on 31st July, 2019 (born on or before 31.07.2004)
  • In order to take admission in the Senior Secondary course, the learner must have passed the Secondary course from a recognized Board.12th: Candidates must have passed Class 10 from recognized board

Limitation of Age:

  • For Secondary Course: 14 years
  • For Senior Secondary Course: 15 years


See: NIOS Online Admission 2019 - Age, Validity, Fee, Cancellation


Fee Structure for Online Admission of Stream-1




SC/ST, Ex-Servicemen,
Persons with Disabilities(PWD)

Secondary Course




For 5 subjects

Rs 1800/-

Rs 1450/-


for each additional subject

Rs 720/-

Rs 720/-

Rs 720/-

Senior Secondary Course




For 5 subjects




for each additional subject

Rs 720/-

Rs 720/-

Rs 720/-


Fee for Dual Enrolment / Part Admission / TOC (Stream -1)


Fees (in rupees)

Secondary and Sr. Secondary Registration fee (Per subject)

Rs. 480/-

Secondary, cost of Course Material for each Subject

Rs. 360/-

Senior Secondary, cost of Course Material for each Subject

Rs. 400/-


Transfer of Credit Fee: 150 per subjects (X, XII)

The additional subject fee will be Rs.600/- for both courses

Mode of Payment

  • Candidates are required to pay application fee through Online by using Master, Credit Card, Visa, Debit Card or you can pay the fee through offline mode through Bank Draft of any Nationalised Bank of India only in the name of Secondary, NIOS payable at respective Regional Centre.


See: NIOS Exam Dates


NIOS Admission 2019 Application process

  • Visit  the Portal
  • Click on the "Register"
  • Read the Instruction and click on the "Proceed” Button
  • Select "State"
  • Selection the "Identify type" (Aadhaar Number, Passport, Ration Card, any other valid Identity
  • Enter the number of the selected "Identity Type"
  • Select Course for which you want to take admission (Secondary or Sr. Secondary) and then click submit
  • The application form will appear
  • The form is categorized into 4 section (Basic details, Optional Details, Subject Selection, Study Centre Selection)
  • Fill details in all the 4 section and make payment through the appropriate Payment Gateway

For more Information on subjects, fee, eligibility, state-wise list of NIOS Study Centres, Address of NIOS Regional /Sub-Centres, Prospectus and Application Form etc., visit website or contact Learner Support Centre (LSC) Toll Free No.: 1800-180-9393, Email:


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