NIOS Admission 2020-21 - National Institute of Open Schooling has started NIOS 10th, 12th admissions for Block 1 (April exams). The last date for NIOS 10th and 12th admission is July 31, 2020 without any late fee. However, students can apply for NIOS admission 2020 until September 15 with late fee charges. Class 8th passed students who have completed 14 years of age can apply for NIOS 10th admission 2020-21 and class 10th passed can apply for NIOS 12th admission 2020-21. 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.
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NIOS Admission 2020-21 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 April 2021 (Block 1)

ParticularsNIOS Dates
NIOS admission with normal feeMarch 16 to July 31, 2020
Admission with late fee of Rs. 200August 1-15, 2020
With late fee of Rs. 400August 16-31, 2020
With late fee of Rs 700September 1-15, 2020
Exam datesMarch/April 2021

NIOS Admission Dates for October 2021 (Block 2)

ParticularsNIOS Dates
NIOS admission with normal feeSeptember 16, 2020 to January 31, 2021
Admission with late fee of Rs. 200February 1-15, 2021
With late fee of Rs. 400February 16-28, 2021
With late fee of Rs 700March 1- 15, 2021
Exam datesOctober/November 2021

NIOS 2020-21 Admission - 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 July 31, 2020. Students who born on or before July 31, 2006, are eligible for NIOS admission 2020.
  • For NIOS 12th admission, the minimum age limit is 15 years as on July 31, 2020. Students who born on or before July 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 2020-21

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 2020-21 (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:

NIOS Admission 2020-21 steps

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:

NIOS Admission 2020-21 steps no 5

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 2020-21

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


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

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, by submitting an application 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 NIOS 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 admission.

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how to nios 10th addmison2020 please

Saisrinandan Ch 26th Mar, 2020


National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) admissions can be sought online directly from their official site itself.

The link to the admissions page is attached below:

The perks of NIOS include on-demand examination and this can also be used as solution by students who failed in class 9.

Hope this helps.



Is nios 10th class praticals postponed

Manish Singh 19th Mar, 2020

Ministry of Human Resource and Development today ordered Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and all educational institutions to postpone ongoing exams till 31 March amid ongoing novel coronavirus spread. ... This includes all evaluation work of CBSE, NIOS, University Exams.


when will be the exam of nios stream 1 block 1 for 10th

Saisrinandan Ch 17th Mar, 2020


The details of NIOS exam for Stream 1 Block 1 of class 10 (or Secondary School) are published on the official site.


According to the online post, the candidate registered in the academic year 2019-20 can appear in the exam for the first time in the month of April/May 2020.

The exact dates are not yet published.

Hope this helps.



How to change examination centre of NIOS 10th, Pls. send link for change....

Shubham Dhane 16th Mar, 2020


If a student wishes to change his/her NIOS exam centre then he/she can apply for the same before the commencement of practical/theory examination of on-demand and public exams.

The candidate will have to contact the Department of Evaluation, NIOS and explain the reason for the change of NIOS exam centres 2020. The student will have to pay Rs. 1500 as application fee for change of exam centre. The exam centre may be changed after the approval of the Director of Evaluation department, NIOS. The decision of NIOS regarding the exam centre will be final. Please click the below link to know more


can we do acs after 12th how many of them succeeded and got college??

Sudarshan kumar 14th Mar, 2020

Hi Venkat,

Kindly ask you query clearly,what are you asking about is not clear.If you are asking to do CS after 12th then yes you can do it but for that you have to join college.

You can do various courses after 12th in CS like:- in Computer science.

2-Diploma in Desktop applications.

3- Bachelor of computer applications

4- BSc Computer science .

5-Bachelor of Computer management.

6-BSc Information technology.

Hope this will help,please feel free to ask if you have any further queries.

Thank You.

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