NIOS Admission 2020
Dinesh Goyal, 18 Oct 2019, #NIOS 10th

NIOS Admission 2020 - National Institute of Open Schooling has started NIOS 10th, 12th admissions for Block 2 (October 2020 exams). The last date for NIOS 10th and 12th admission is January 31, 2020. But, students will be able to apply for NIOS admission 2020 until March 15 with late fee charges. Class 8th passed students who have completed 14 years of age can apply for NIOS 10th admission and class 10th passed can apply for NIOS 12th admission 2020. To complete the NIOS admission 2020 process, students will have to pay the requisite NIOS admission fee and upload the required documents. After this, students will be able to track their admission status using the reference number generated during NIOS registration. Go through the entire article to get detailed information about NIOS admission 2020 and its other aspects.

Latest: NIOS admission 2020 is going on for Block 2. Apply before January 31, 2020, to avoid late fee charges.

NIOS Admission 2020 Dates

NIOS conducts class 10 and 12 admissions two times in a year. Students can check the following tables to know the NIOS admission last dates for block 1 and block 2 exams.

NIOS Admission Dates for October 2020 (Block 2)


NIOS Dates

NIOS admission with normal fee

September 16, 2019 to January 31, 2020

Admission with late fee of Rs. 200

February 1-15, 2020

With late fee of Rs. 400

February 16-28, 2020

With late fee of Rs 700

March 1- 15, 2020

Exam dates

October/November 2020

NIOS Admission Dates for April 2021 (Block 1)


NIOS Dates

NIOS admission with normal fee

March 16 to July 31, 2020

Admission with late fee of Rs. 200

August 1-15, 2020

With late fee of Rs. 400

August 16-31, 2020

With late fee of Rs 700

September 1-15, 2020

Exam dates

March/April, 2020

NIOS Admission 2020- Eligibility Criteria

Students who fulfil NIOS eligibility criteria can apply for NIOS 2020 admission. Here are the eligibility conditions of online NIOS admission:

Age Limit

  • The minimum age limit for NIOS 10th admission is 14 years as on January 31, 2020. Students who born on or before January 31, 2006, are eligible for NIOS admission 2020.
  • For NIOS 12th admission, the minimum age limit is 15 years as on January 31, 2020. Students who born on or before January 31, 2005 can also apply for NIOS class 12 admission.

Minimum Education

  • He/she must have cleared class 8 from the recognised board or must possess enough knowledge to sit for the class 10 exam. A candidate giving self-certificate and stating that they have studied enough to be eligible for NIOS 10th registration.

  • He/she must have cleared class 10 from a recognized board to apply for NIOS class 12 registration. Students who are applying immediately after passing 10th will not be allowed to sit for the exams for all the subjects in one attempt.

Documents Required for NIOS admission 2020

The student applying for NIOS 2020 admission will have to upload the scanned copy of documents. These documents are considered as proof of eligibility for NIOS 10th or 12th admission. NIOS admit card is released for the candidates who submit all the required documents in jpg or jpeg files. Here's the list of documents required for NIOS online admission:

  • Aadhaar Card or Passport or Ration card or other Identity proof.

  • Birth Certificate for proof of date of birth

  • Address proof i.e. Aadhaar Card/Water Bill/Electricity Bill/Voter ID/Ration Card/Indian

  • Signature (preferably in Black Ink)

  • Recent Passport size colour Photograph

  • Class 8th marksheet for students applying for the secondary course

  • class 10th marksheet to apply for class 12.

  • Disability certificate for PwD candidates

  • Caste certificate for SC/ST/OBC candidates.

  • Ex-serviceman certificate for candidates applying under Ex-serviceman category

How to apply for NIOS Admission 2020 (Class 10th & 12th)?

1. First of all, visit the official link as given above. It will open the home page of NIOS 10th, 12th admission form as shown below:


2. Read the instruction given and Select State and Identity type, Enter Identity number and course applying for.

3. Click on the submit button and it will redirect you to the next section i.e. basic details.

4. Enter basic details, address and other information correctly in NIOS admission form and verify email ID and mobile number.

5. Now enable the declaration box and click on next button as shown in the following image:

NIOS Basic Details for Admission


5. Enter optional details in the appropriate fields and submit details.

6. In the next section i.e. Select the subjects for which you want to appear and also choose the exam centre.

7. Upload the scanned/soft copy of documents and submit it.

8. Now review the form carefully and ensure the accuracy of details.

9. Make the payment if everything is correct else edit the incorrect details.

10. Now, a candidate can track his/her NIOS admission status online.

Note: Students can check NIOS exam centres to know about available exam centres in their region.

NIOS Admission 2020 Fees

A student registering for NIOS will have to pay the admission fee to apply successfully for NIOS admission 2020 online. The admission fee is to be paid through Credit Card /Debit Card/Net Banking.

NIOS Admission Fee for October 2020

Level / Class


For 5 subjects

Secondary (class 10)

General Category Male

Rs. 1800

General Category Female

Rs. 1450

Exempted Category (SC/ST, Ex-Servicemen, PwD)

Rs. 1200

Secondary (class 12)

General Category Male

Rs. 2000

General Category Female

Rs. 1650

Exempted Category (SC/ST, Ex-Servicemen, PwD)

Rs. 1300

Apart from the above one will have to pay Rs. 720 per subject for each additional subject, to register for that. Students will need to pay Rs. 50 as the cost of online Application Form. The student will have to pay the NIOS exam fee after the confirmation of admission to be eligible to sit for the exam.

NIOS Admission Status 2020

  • After filling online NIOS admission form, students should start preparing for the exams. They should analyze NIOS syllabus to devise a strategy to prepare for the exams.

  • They should also keep track of their NIOS admission 2020 status using the login window.

What to do After Getting NIOS Admission 2020?

  • After confirming the NIOS 2020 admission, the authority sents enrollment number on the registered mobile number and Email ID.

  • Students can download their ID card through NIOS students portal.

  • After confirmation of the admission, Students will have to pay NIOS exam fees to submit examination form for October 2020 exams.

  • NIOS exam dates for block 2 exams will be released in the month of September 2020.

Advantages of NIOS Admission 2020

  • Children who do not get access to formal schooling due to economic, social or geographical conditions can make use of the benefits provided by NIOS admission.

  • Students can work along with their studies.

  • Sports students can opt for NIOS admission 2020 to study with a flexible schedule.

  • As NIOS is accepted as a board equivalent to CBSE and CISCE, students choose NIOS Admission to pursue their Secondary and Senior Secondary education so as to attain a higher percentage in NIOS result.

  • Students can prepare for JEE, DU and other competitive entrance exams along with their continue studies by getting NIOS 2020 admission.

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NIOS Admission 2020

Question: In how much time NIOS admission 2020 will be confirmed?


NIOS admissions are confirmed in 2 months, but some times it can take some more days to confirm the admission due to forthcoming examinations or any other.

Question: How can I apply for correction in NIOS admission records?


You can apply for correction in personal details after NIOS admission but before appearing in the examination for the first time. You can submit an application for the same through the respective AI/Study Centre.

Question: How does a student come to know about the confirmation of his/her NIOS admission?


NIOS Management sends an enrollment number to registered mobile number and Email ID. It Indicates to the confirmation of admission.

Question: I got NIOS admission in last year, Can I apply for exams this year?


Yes, you can apply for the same if your admission period is not over. NIOS admission period is 5 year from the date of NIOS admission.

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when i can apply for admission in nios for session april 2020 ???

IMran Mir 27th Nov, 2019

Hi there Maanvi Priya

Hope you are having a nice day!

I would like to inform you that NIOS exam are taken twice a year and the registration portal is open for 2020 and your exam will be conducting during April and May of 2020.So, you can apply for NIOS online.

All the best for your bright future!



I had paid the registration charges & made the payment for the admission in NIOS in 2019.admission is confirmed. do i have to appear for exam in 2020 or my registration is for 5 years. pls advise whetger i can appear for exam in 2021 by paying the exam fees for 2021 even though i have regd in 2019

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 30th Nov, 2019

Your NIOS admission is valid for 5 years. Once it is registered, the validity of 5 years is for both secondary and senior secondary. You can attempt to appear for the exams in these 5 years as many as 9 times. So you can appear for the exams any time within 5 years from the time you have registered with NIOS. At that point in time, you only will have to pay the exam fees.


which board should i select while applying for jee or other entrance exam , as i have completed my 12th from state board and later improved my marks through nios on-demand exam. (i am uploading my nios marksheet but my migration certificate and TC are from state board)

Shudhanshu Gupta Student Expert 17th Nov, 2019
If you were fail in your state board examination then you gave NIOS exam so you will have to you mention your board NIOS but if you were not fail and then you gave NIOS exam for the improvement of your marks  so you can mention your any one of the board it maybe state board or NIOS board but if you want NUT's is and IIIT and you got less than required percentage in your state board and then after NIOS you got 75 and more percentage so you will have to mention your board NIOS if you don't have migration certificate of NIOS then you will have to take it from the the office of NIOS in Noida which you can have either by writing an application or direct going to this office.
Best of luck.

Will questions from TMA chapters be asked on nios on-demand exam (senior secondary) for physics, chemistry, maths subjects ?

Sonali Sahu Student Expert 18th Nov, 2019


Follow the syllabus. try to read the chapters mentioned there. Almost all the chapters are included in the exam syllabus so you have to read all the chapters.

Don't leave any question that it will come or not. If you have any doubt just follow the official board provided syllabus. Get your doubts cleared from there.

don't listen to other that it won't come so don't study. If it will come then you are the one who will lose the marks. For Clarity and actual information refer to the board provided syllabus only.

Hope it helps!


board exam date schedule for 2020 class 10

Payal 10th Nov, 2019

Hii aspirants

let me clear your doubt .

Board exam for class 10 will be start from 15 february and continue till last week of march. To know on which date, which exam will be conducted you can visit the site (//

I hope my answer will be helpful for you

Good luck

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