NIOS Admission 2020
Updated on Feb 6, 2020 - 2:22 p.m. IST by Dinesh Goyal
#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 was January 31, 2020 without any late fee. Now, students can 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 2020. Go through the entire article to get detailed information about NIOS admission 2020 and its other aspects.
Latest: NIOS exam dates have been released for April 2020 exams.
- NIOS 2020 admissions are going on for Block 2. Click here to apply with 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 2021

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 2020.
  • He/she must have cleared class 10 from a recognized board to apply for NIOS class 12 registration 2020. 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 2020 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
  • Signature (preferably in black ink)
  • Recent passport size colour photograph
  • Class 8th marksheet for students applying for the NIOS 10th or secondary course
  • class 10th marksheet to apply for NIOS 12th exams 2020.
  • 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 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 2020 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:


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

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

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

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

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

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

Note: Students can check NIOS exam centres 2020 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 2020 admission 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 fees 2020 after the confirmation of admission to be eligible to sit for the exam.

NIOS Admission Status 2020

  • After filling online NIOS form, students should start preparing for the exams. They should analyze NIOS syllabus 2020 to devise a strategy to prepare for the exams.

  • They should also keep track of their NIOS 2020 admission 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 2020 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 2020 admission 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 2020.

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

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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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Hall ticket nios 10th exmantion

Shubham Dhane 25th Feb, 2020


The NIOS 10th examination hall ticket has been released and you can check it in the official website please click the link for official website . Enter 11/12 enrollment number and select the "Hall Ticket type".Click on the submit tab to generate NIOS admit card 2020 for 10th.Download the admit card and take a printout of it. Keep it safe for future reference. Please click the below link to know more


how can i do admission for this nios for class10th

shivam ranjan 24th Feb, 2020

hello aspirant...

ELIGIBILITY and Required Documents for NIOS Open School On Demand Admission Stream 3(10 th Class) ;

1 10th class failed Original without laminated mark sheet or admit card.

2 Aadhar Card is must (address proof like - electricity bill , rent aggreement )

3 Cast Certificate (if belongs to OBC ,SC ,ST).




plz send me link for admission side

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 19th Feb, 2020


Go to the link below and register for NIOS admission for Class 10th;


Am i eligible to give 10th on march 2020

AnkiT KunwaR 13th Feb, 2020
Hello Aspirant,

NIOS 10th exams 2020 are scheduled to be conducted from March 24 to April 24, 2020. The practical exams will commence from March 11 and conclude on March 25, 2020, respectively.
You can check NIOS 10th Date Sheet 2020  and Practical Exams dates from the link below :

I hope this helps.


what is total fees for 10th class pass out

Manisha Gupta Expert 13th Feb, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

To check complete NIOS fees detail, You can go through with the given below link.

Good Luck!

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