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What Is NIOS

NIOS is an "Open School" to cater to the needs of a heterogeneous group of learners up to pre-degree level.It was started as a project with in-built flexibilities by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in 1979. In 1986, the National Policy on Education suggested strengthening of Open School System for extending open learning facilities in a phased manner at secondary level all over the country as an independent system with its own curriculum and examination leading to certification. Consequently, the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India set up the National Open School (NOS) in November 1989. The pilot project of CBSE on Open School was amalgamated with NOS. Through a Resolution (No. F.5-24/90 Sch.3 dated 14 September 1990 published in the Gazette of India on 20 October 1990), the National Open School (NOS) was vested with the authority to register, examine and certify students registered with it up to pre-degree level courses. In July 2002, the Ministry of Human Resource Development amended the nomenclature of the organisation from the National Open School (NOS) to the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) with a mission to provide relevant continuing education at school stage, up to pre-degree level through Open Learning system to prioritized client groups as an alternative to formal system, in pursuance of the normative national policy documents and in response to the need assessments of the people, and through it to make its share of contribution:

  • To universalisation of education,
  • To greater equity and justice in society, and
  • To the evolution of a learning society.

 


What does NIOS do?

The National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) provides opportunities to interested learners by making available the following Courses/Programmes of Study through open and distance learning (ODL) mode

  • Secondary Education Course
  • Senior Secondary Education Course
  • Vocational Education Courses/Programmes

 


How does NIOS function?

NIOS operates through a network of five Departments, Regional Centres and Accredited Institutions (Study Centres) in India and abroad. It has a current enrolment of about 2.2 million students at Secondary, Senior Secondary & Vocational levels which makes it the largest open schooling system in the world.


Value if NIOS after clearing IIT-JEE or PMT?

Indian Institute of technology are the most prestigious institutes of India that students aspire to get into. It is the dream of every PCM students to study at IIT. One may get admission at any IIT after clearing a test organized by the all the IITs and but also getting passed by a recognized board like ICSE CBSE or NIOS BOARD. Some feel that the nios degree is not accepted in getting admission in iit institutes, which is not true. NIOS is a government  of India recognized board which is given value in all competitive and professional courses that students take after clearing their 12th. As there are many students dreaming to study at IIT or be an IITian. The competition is not as easy like nios 12th exams to clear. Almost 350,000 students each year appear in IIT JEE. Out of which nearly some thousand students are selected. We can find coaching institutes every where which helps students to clear IIT JEE. It is a fact that coaching institutes for IIT JEE are more than double in number of total students selected in IIT JEE.

Coaching institutes for IIT JEE can be found at almost every corner of street of India. Size and strength of students vary at these places. But, all have same purpose to give students guidance for clearing IIT JEE. No doubt many fail to produce even a single IITian in lifetime. Students of 10+2 mathematics are crazy about IIT. May be you are one of them  too who desperately want to be a part of IIT and has a degree from NIOS. 

 
 

First step in preparing for iit jee is concept building step. In this step you should start reading low level books. Low level books are those books which reduce the gap between 10th and JEE level concept. These are 11th, 12th level books. These books take very less time to cover. Ideally, 2-3 months is more than enough to cover 11th books and 2 months for 12th books. Time for 12th level would be less as most of the new concepts which apply brake in understanding are in 11th books. I would suggest go with NCERT books or the books suggested by your school. For those who think the ideal time to cover these books is less. NIOS class 12th level books are more easier and give you ample amount of time to prepare of IIT tough competition by giving you more study time and thinking less of NIOS Board exams. I would like to point out that for IIT JEE level book you have to cover around 3-4 times more pages and 3-4 times harder problems.

 
 

You will feel very energetic while solving these problems. Not much depth of theory is needed to solve these books. Theory in the books will be sufficient to solve all the problems. This step will make you familiar with 11th and 12th std. syllabus. By this step, it will be very easy to read various inter-linked chapters of JEE syllabus. As the problems asked in JEE level books generally need basic knowledge of many different concepts from different chapters. So, overall this Step will take around 4-5 months to complete, i.e., if you have started the preparation in June. Then, till Oct you should have completed this step.

 

Universities Recognizing NIOS?

A lot of colleges, universities, boards and institution give recognition and acceptance to the Degrees that students get after successfully completing school from NIOS. Students need not bother as 100% educational Institutes in India accept degrees received from NIOS. It is also Known that National Open Schooling is a government body and is approved by the Central Government of India. NIOS has been providing opportunities for continuing Study and learning to those who have lost the hope and will to complete school and college (Junior) education through its Basic Education, Foundation Secondary and Senior Secondary courses.

SS Coaching took up the endeavoring task of starting NIOS coachings with Secondary course (X std) and Senior Secondary (XII std) in the year 2001. The beneficial aspect of the course through NIOS is that it offers choice in the subjects to suit the student's interest and convenience. There is no need to take up examination for all the subjects at a time. The student has an option to complete one or more subjects at a time. One may also opt for the facility of transfer of credits/marks from CBSE, ICSE, ISC, State Open Schools and all state education boards of India. Our coaching is a place of learning for Secondary and Senior Secondary course in English & Hindi. Below is a link of all the State wise universities of India that give importance/recognition/acceptance to the NIOS degree and certificate.

 

List of Universities & institutes recognizing NIOS Degree

 

 

Boards Recognizing NIOS?

A lot of colleges, universities, boards and institution give recognition and acceptance to the Degrees that students get after successfully completing school from NIOS. Students need not bother as 100% educational Institutes in India accept degrees received from NIOS. It is also Known that National Open Schooling is a government body and is approved by the Central Government of India. NIOS has been providing opportunities for continuing Study and learning to those who have lost the hope and will to complete school and college (Junior) education through its Basic Education, Foundation Secondary and Senior Secondary courses. SS Coaching took up the endeavoring task of starting NIOS coachings with Secondary course (Xstd) and Senior Secondary (XIIstd) in the year 2001. The beneficial aspect of the course through NIOS is that it offers choice in the subjects to suit the student's interest and convenience. There is no need to take up examination for all the subjects at a time. The student has an option to complete one or more subjects at a time. One may also opt for the facility of transfer of credits/marks from CBSE, ICSE, ISC, State Open Schools and all state education boards of India. Our coaching is a place of learning for Secondary and Senior Secondary course in English & Hindi. Below is a link of all the State wise universities of India that give importance/recognition/acceptance to the NIOS degree and certificate.

 

List of different boards recognizing NIOS Degree