The National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) formerly known as National Open School (NOS) was established in November 1989 as an autonomous organization in pursuance of National Policy on Education 1986 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India. NIOS is providing a number of Vocational, Life Enrichment and community oriented courses besides General and Academic Courses at Secondary and Senior Secondary level. It also offers Elementary level Courses through its Open Basic Education Programmes (OBE). The government of India through a gazette notification vested NIOS with the authority to examine and certify learners registered with it up to pre-degree level courses whether Academic, Technical or Vocational. Association of Indian Universities, vide letter No. EV/11(354)/91/ 25 July 1991 issued Equivalence of Senior Secondary Certificate Examination of NIOS.

Secondary Course Equivalent to Class 10th:

This Course is equivalent to the Xth standard. You can choose subjects from the Scheme of Studies given in Table. However, you will be required to successfully complete a minimum of five subjects with at least one language or at most two languages, which is compulsory for certification.

Eligibility for SSC (Secondary School Education):

  • The student should complete 14 years
  • The student should have any one of following
    • Birth Certificate Issued by Municipal Office
    • Transfer Certificate (TC) (In Case, Discontinued in School Stage)

Senior Secondary Course Equivalent to Class Intermediate (10+2):

This Course is designed for those who have passed the Xth standard or equivalent examination from a recognized Board and would like to continue their education towards a Senior Secondary Certification, equivalent to XII standard. You can choose subjects from the Scheme of Studies given in Table. However, you will be required to successfully complete a minimum of five subjects with at least one language or at most two languages, which is compulsory for Certification.

Eligibility for Intermediate (10+2):

  • The student should Pass in SSC or its Equivalent / Intermediate Drop-Out
  • To Complete Intermediate in One Year, There should be one year gap after SSC (10th).
COURSE SUBJECT OFFERED SCHEME OF STUDIES
Secondary Group-A
Hindi(201), English(202), Bengali(203), Marathi(204), Telugu(205), Urdu(206), Gujarati(207), Kannada(208), Sanskrit(209), Punjabi(210), Assamese (228),Nepali(231), Malayalam(232), Oriya(233), Arabic (235),Persian (236), Tamil (237)Group-B
Mathematics(211), *Science(212), Social Science(213), Economics(214), Business Studies(215), *Home Science(216), *Word Processing(E)(219), Psychology (222), Indian Culture & Heritage (223), *Painting (225)
  • Five Subjects with atleast one language or atmost two languages.
  • Minimum of five subjects.
  • Two additional subjects can also be taken.
  • The Learners are however advised to select the subjects as per their future plan of study and work.
Senior Secondary Group-A
Hindi(301), English(302), Urdu(306), Sanskrit (309)Group-B
Mathematics(311), *Physics(312), Chemistry(313),*Biology(314),History(315), *Geography(316), Political Science(317), Economics(318), Commerce(319), Accountancy(320), *Home Science(321), *Word Processing(E)(327), Psychology(328), *Computer Science(330), Sociology(331), *Painting (332), *Mass Communication (335)
  • Five Subjects with atleast one language or atmost two languages.
  • Minimum of five subjects.
  • Two additional subjects can also be taken.
  • The Learners are however advised to select the subjects as per their future plan of study and work.

Subjects with * have the theory as well as practical works.

Note: The Certificated issued by the NIOS is equivalent to Intermediate and this can be valid for all Higher Educations as well as Government Jobs

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