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National Institute of Open Schooling
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International collaboration and overseas centres

NIOS had a cumulative enrollment of about 1.5 million students from 2004 to 2009 at secondary and senior secondary levels and enrolls about 350,000 students annually which makes it the largest open schooling system in the world.[2]

The NIOS collaborates with the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) and UNESCO.[3] It also has study centres for Indian expatriates in the Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Kuwait, Nepal, Canada, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Australia, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore and the United States of America.[4]

Courses offered

NIOS offer the following courses:[citation needed]

  • Open Basic Education Programme, which includes following three levels courses
    • OBE 'A' Level course—Equivalent to class III
    • OBE 'B' Level course—Equivalent to class V
    • OBE 'C' Level course—Equivalent to class VIII
  • Secondary Course—Equivalent to class X
  • Senior Secondary Course—Equivalent to class XII
  • Vocational Education Courses
  • Life enrichment programmes
  • D.EL.ED. course

Examinations

The public examinations are held twice a year in April–May and October–November on dates fixed by the NIOS. However, one also eligible to appear through the On-Demand Examinations at Level and Senior Secondary level in those subjects only in which candidates have taken admission in NIOS for subject wise learning.[5] Results of the public examinations are announ

NIOS offer the following courses:[citation needed]

  • Open Basic Education Programme, which includes following three levels courses
    • OBE 'A' Level course—Equivalent to class III
    • OBE 'B' Level course—Equivalent to class V
    • OBE 'C' Level course—Equivalent to class VIII
  • Secondary Course—Equivalent to class X
  • Senior Secondary Course—

    The public examinations are held twice a year in April–May and October–November on dates fixed by the NIOS. However, one also eligible to appear through the On-Demand Examinations at Level and Senior Secondary level in those subjects only in which candidates have taken admission in NIOS for subject wise learning.[5] Results of the public examinations are announced usually six weeks after the last date of examinations.

    Past Years' Result Statistics

    Exam Session 10th Class Stats 12th Class Stats
    Students Appeared