NIOS Admission 2024, Important Dates, How to Apply

NIOS Admission 2024 offers flexible education opportunities for classes 10 and 12, with applications accepted twice a year. Applicants can enjoy diverse study options, recognized diplomas, and convenient online processes.

by Jayasree D

Updated May 29, 2024

NIOS Admission 2024, Important Dates, How to Apply

NIOS Admission 2024  

The National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) has announced admissions for the year 2024, offering opportunities for students in classes 10 and 12. Applications are accepted online through the official website,, for a variety of subjects including languages for secondary and higher secondary levels. Alongside regular education, NIOS also provides vocational courses and open basic education programs.

There is no upper age limit for admission, but students should meet specific age requirements depending on the class they're applying for. Essential documents such as birth certificates, school leaving certificates, and address proofs are necessary for application. For further details and updates, interested individuals can visit the official website or refer to the provided link.

Age Limit 

There are specific age requirements for different classes. Students applying for NIOS class 10 should be at least 14 years old, while those applying for class 12 shouldn't be older than 15. This means that applicants need to meet these age criteria to be eligible for admission.

Main Dates 



Start of Online Applications

September 16, 2023

Deadline for Online Applications

January 31, 2024

Last Date for Stream 2 Admission (with late fee of Rs 200)

February 1 to 15, 2024

Last Date for Stream 2 Admission (with late fee of Rs 400)

February 16 to 28, 2024

Last Date for Stream 2 Admission (with late fee of Rs 700)

March 1 to 15, 2024

Commencement of Classes

To be announced

Required Documents 

  1. Identity Proof
  2. Birth Certificate
  3. Address Proof
  4. Signature
  5. Photograph
  6. Class 8th Mark Sheet
  7. Class 10th Mark Sheet
  8. Disability Certificate (if applicable)
  9. Caste Certificate (if applicable)
  10. Ex-serviceman Certificate (if applicable)

Fees for Admission

Level / Class




(class 10)


General Category Male

Rs. 1800

General Category Female

Rs. 1450

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

Rs. 1200

Senior Secondary


(class 12)


General Category Male

Rs. 2000

General Category Female

Rs. 1650

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

Rs. 1300

How to Apply?

  1. Visit the Official Website: Go to the official NIOS website
  2. Find the Application Form: Look for the application form for Class 10th or 12th admission.
  3. Fill in Details: Provide your personal information such as name, address, contact number, etc.
  4. Choose Course and Subjects: Select the course (Class 10th or 12th) and the subjects you want to study.
  5. Upload Documents: Scan and upload required documents like an Aadhaar card, birth certificate, address proof, etc.
  6. Review Information: Double-check all the details you've provided to ensure accuracy.
  7. Payment: Pay the admission fee online using a credit card, debit card, or net banking.
  8. Submit Form: Once everything is filled correctly and payment is done, submit the form.
  9. Receive Confirmation: After submission, you'll receive a confirmation email or SMS with your enrollment number.
  10. Download ID Card: You can then download your ID card from the NIOS student portal.
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