Eligibility Criteria

Secondary: 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 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



Date of admission (Academic Year 2019-20)

Block for Online Admission Dates of Online Admission Stream-1 Fee Examination in which the students can appear first time
Block-1 (April/May, 2020) 16th March - 31 July Normal Fee April/May, 2020
1 August - 15th August with late fee of Rs. 200/-
16th August to 31st August with late fee of Rs. 400/-
1st Sept. to 15th Sept with late fee of Rs. 700/-
Block-II (October/November, 2020) 16th Sept. to 31st

How do I register my child for NIOS OBE?

Details of the registration process of NIOS (National Institution of Open Schooling) - Open Basic Education certifications in India.

NIOS - OBE programme is being implemented in collaboration with Agencies accredited by NIOS for the purpose. These are popularly known as the Accredited Agencies.

  • The OBE Programme is offered at three levels:
    • OBE level A : equivalent to class I-III
    • OBE level B : equivalent to class IV-V
    • OBE level C : equivalent to



Supporting Documents required

The learner has to be ready with the Scanned copy/soft copy (jpg, jpeg files) of the given below documents which will be required to be uploaded while registering for the Admission to Secondary and Senior Secondary courses

Recent Passport size color Photograph
Signature (preferably in Black Ink)
Valid identity proof (like Aadhaar Card or Passport or Ration card or etc.)
Valid proof of Date of Birth (like Aadhaar Card with date of


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