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National Institute of Open Schooling conducts Secondary, Senior Secondary, public, and on-demand exams along with DElED exams. NIOS exams registration is held in online mode. To get admission to NIOS, students are required to fulfill certain eligibility criteria. The admit card for both the April and October sessions is released one or two weeks before the commencement of exams.

LATEST: NIOS Class 10 exams for June 2021 have been canceled. Students will get marks on the basis of criteria.


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  • May 11, 2021: NIOS 10th, 12th exam fee payment last date extended till May 15, Read more

  • May 5, 2021: NIOS 10th Date Sheet 2021 to be out soon

  • March 30, 2021: NIOS 10th, 12th registrations 2021-22 to begin from April 1, Read more

  • May 19, 2021: NIOS 10th exams canceled, Read more


More about NIOS 10th Exams 2021

  • The applications for October 2021 have been closed, but students can still apply for April 2022 exams until September 15, 2021, including late fee dates. Students can check NIOS admission status 2021 to know about their enrolment number and other details.

  • After applying for NIOS 10th exam 2021 for the October session, students should know and cover the entire NIOS 10th syllabus.

  • They should also solve NIOS previous question papers to practice with the types of questions asked in the NIOS 10th exam.

  • After the date sheet, the board will release NIOS 10th hall ticket 2021 which can be accessed by students in online mode by entering their enrolment number.

  • NIOS 10th result 2021 will be released in the online mode. Students will need to enter their enrolment number and captcha code to get the class 10 exam result



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NIOS Class 10th 2021 Important Dates

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08 Apr 2021 - 15 May 2021

April (June 2021) - Exam fee payment with consolidated late fee of Rs 1500 per subject | Mode: Online

01 Apr 2021 - 07 Apr 2021

April (June 2021) - Exam fee payment with late fee of Rs 100 per subject | Mode: Online

01 Mar 2021 - 31 Mar 2021

Late Fee Application - October - with late fee of Rs 700 | Mode: Online

01 Mar 2021 - 31 Mar 2021

April (June 2021) - Exam fee payment without late fee | Mode: Online

16 Feb, 2021 - 28 Feb, 2021

Late Fee Application - October - with a late fee of Rs. 400 | Mode: Online

01 Feb, 2021 - 15 Feb, 2021

Late Fee Application - October - with late fee of Rs. 200 | Mode: Online

16 Sep 2020 - 31 Jan 2021

Application - October - with normal fee | Mode: Online

01 Sep 2020 - 15 Sep 2020

Late Fee Application - April - with a late fee of Rs. 700 | Mode: Online

16 Aug 2020 - 31 Aug 2020

Late Fee Application - April - with a late fee of Rs. 400 | Mode: Online

01 Aug 2020 - 15 Aug 2020

Late Fee Application - April - with late fee of Rs. 200 | Mode: Online

16 Mar 2020 - 31 Jul 2020

Application - April - with normal fee | Mode: Online

NIOS Class 10th 2021 Eligibility Criteria for STREAM 1

Students applying for NIOS 10th exam should check the minimum eligibility criteria. Only eligible candidates will be able to apply for the NIOS class 10 exams. 


The eligibility criteria for NIOS 10th exams are given below:

  • Students who have passed class 8 exams, can apply for NIOS 10th exam.

  • The candidate's age should be at least 14 years to apply for admission. There is no upper age limit for admission.

  • No min. qualification required to apply for the 10th NIOS exam.

  • A learner giving a self-certificate “I have studied enough to be able to pursue secondary course” is also eligible for admission to the Secondary Course

Documents Required for NIOS Class 10th Admission for STREAM 1

  • Two (2) Passport Size Photographs

  • Signature

  • Date of Birth Certificate

  • Leaving Certificate (Optional)

  • Valid Identity Proof (Aadhar Card, etc.)

  • OBC. SC, ST Category Certificate if Reservation Caste.


How to apply for Class 10th NIOS Admission for STREAM 1
Mode of Application: Online

Mode of Payment: Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card

The admission for NIOS 10th commences with online registration. Students who want to apply for NIOS 10th exam 2021 can fill the application form online. They should visit the official website to apply for NIOS 10th exams.


NIOS registration 2021 is conducted for class 10th in streams as given below:

  • Stream 1: For all the learners of secondary courses.

NIOS Class 10th 2021 Application Process for STREAM 1

Follow the step-by-step guide given below for NIOS 10th registration

  • Visit the official website or click on the link given above.

  • Click on the 'Register' button.

  • Read the given instructions carefully and click on the 'Proceed' button.

  • Select your state and 'Identity Type' (Aadhar card/passport/Ration card etc.)

  • Then, enter the number of selected 'Identity Type' and select the course i.e., Secondary/10th.

  • An application form will appear. Fill in basic and optional information, select your subjects, and study center.

  • Upload your photo, identity documents, and other documents (Caste certificate, past mark sheet)

  • Click on generate OTP and confirm the contact details by submitting the OTP.

  • Then enter subject and other all details as asked.

  • Now, revise the application form.

  • Make payment by selecting an appropriate payment gateway.

NIOS 10th E-books and Sample Papers

NIOS provides sample papers/previous years' question papers for the students to be able to get an insight into the type of questions asked. Students preparing for NIOS Class 10th examinations should take the help of the NIOS 10th sample question papers and practice them while preparing for the exams.

NIOS Class 10th Medium of Instruction

The NIOS exam papers come in two languages Hindi and English. You will have the option to choose the medium of examination at the time of registration. So, you can also choose your regional language. The NIOS board will give the question paper in the language of your choice.

This stream for Online Admission is open for all the learners as per the laid down eligibility criteria for the Secondary and the Senior Secondary courses. The dates for Online Admission for stream-1 throughout the year (24×7) from the admission session 2021-22 and onwards are as follows.

Subjects offered by NIOS Class 10th For STREAM 1

  • Candidates are required to choose a minimum of five subjects.

  • Every candidate must select at least one language subject or at most two language subjects from Group A.

  • The remaining three or four subjects should be selected from the other groups.

  • Candidates can choose two additional subjects if they want. This means a maximum of seven subjects is allowed.

  • Students can choose any one of Gujarati, Hindi, English, Urdu, Marathi, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, Odia, and Punjabi mediums languages for their medium of instruction.

  • Students must select the subjects based on their future study plans.

Here is the list of NIOS subjects for Secondary Courses.

While seeking admission in the Secondary course, a learner may opt for Vocational subjects also, including Typewriting (Hindi), Typewriting (English), Typewriting (Urdu), Carpentry, Solar Energy Technician, Bio Gas Technician, Laundry Services, Bakery & Confectionery, Welding Technology.

NIOS Class 10th 2021 Syllabus

Students must go through the NIOS Class 10th Syllabus carefully and chalk out the study schedule accordingly. Students must keep in mind that the NIOS syllabus for Class 10th is the same for public and on-demand exams. The students must appear in a minimum of 5 subjects. They can choose a maximum of 2 additional subjects along with the mandatory ones.



It is important for open students to study with discipline cause of the lack of regular classes. Here are some tips to prepare for the NIOS 10th exam 2021:

  • STUDY PLAN: It is pivotal for students of open schools to make a study plan and follow it through. Discipline is central to success and making a study plan will help inculcate discipline in your study.

  • KNOW THE SYLLABUS: Knowing the syllabus by heart is the first step to prepare for NIOS 10th exam 2021. Knowing the syllabus enables you to segregate the syllabus into groups which will help you to organize it better in your study plan.

  • GET THE STUDY MATERIAL: Lack of textbooks only makes the job harder. To avoid this, get textbooks for help and reference and study them to prepare for NIOS 10th exam 2021. You can also use the internet and ask for the help of your friends if you are stuck on something.

  • MAKE SHORT-TERM STUDY GOALS: Making short-term study goals gives you a sense of accomplishment and helps you be focused. Short-term study goals divide your syllabus and it doesn't feel as gargantuan as it might.

  • STUDY SAMPLE PAPER: Sample papers, previous year question papers and mock tests grill you for the day of NIOS 10th exam. It is important to study sample papers as it gives you a boost of confidence and makes you feel prepared.

NIOS Class 10th 2021 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of NIOS 10th exam 2021 varies largely in two groups. The subject-wise time duration is as follows:


NIOS Class 10th Exam Pattern 2021

NIOS Class 10th 2021 Mock Test

  • NIOS class 10 sample papers and mock tests make a student acquainted with the exam pattern and standard of questions asked and furthermore enable them to practice the questions several times. 

  • Students can download the sample papers and previous year's question papers from the NIOS's official portal. 

  • Practicing these papers makes your concepts strong and helps in retaining the same for a longer time.

  • Students can download the NIOS sample papers in online mode for all subjects to prepare for NIOS 10th exam 2021.

NIOS Class 10th 2021 Admit Card

  • The admit card of the NIOS 10th exam will be released a month prior to the exams.

  •  Candidates can download their NIOS admit card 2021 by entering their enrolment number in the login window.        

  • NIOS 10th admit card is important to carry to the examination hall as the students who do not produce it is not be allowed to sit for the exam.


Documents Required at Exam

  • Admit Card

  • Photo ID

NIOS Class 10th 2021 Result

The NIOS exam papers come in two languages Hindi and English. You will have the option to choose the medium of examination at the time of registration. So, you can also choose your regional language. The NIOS board will give the question paper in the language of your choice.

Steps to check the NIOS Class 10th result are given below:

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of NIOS or click on the link given above.

  • Step 2: Select the 'Examination/Result' link.

  • Step 3: A new page will appear, read it carefully and select the appropriate link.

  • Step 4: Enter your credentials as per your admit card.

  • Step 5: Wait for the result to load.

  • Step 6: Download and print out the result for future references.

NIOS Class 10th Pass Percentage

A minimum of 33% marks (separately in theory and Practical in subjects having both and also in aggregate) in the public examination is required by the students to be declared pass in the NIOS Class 10 examinations.

Advantages of 10th NIOS Admission

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 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 results.

  • Students can prepare for JEE, DU, and other competitive entrance exams along with their continued studies by getting NIOS admission.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Question: What is the minimum age to apply for NIOS 10th admission?

Answer: The minimum age to apply for NIOS class 10 admission is 14 years old

Question: What are the admission fees for NIOS 10th?

Answer: The admission fee for NIOS 10th is  Rs 1800 for general male students, Rs. 1450 for general female students and Rs. 1200 for SC/ST/Ex-serviceman/PWD students. Rs.720 per subject is to be paid for each additional subject. 

Question: Can I appear for NIOS 10th exams after 2 years of getting admission?

Answer: Yes, you can appear for NIOS class 10 exams during the admission period which is 5 years from the date of admission.

Question: Can I transfer my marks from CBSE to NIOS?

Answer: If you have passed at least one subject from the CBSE board then you can apply for NIOS admission under ToC to transfer your marks from CBSE to NIOS.

Question: How to keep track of NIOS 10th admission?

Answer: Students can keep track of their admission through the NIOS admission status window by entering a reference number or email ID.

Question: What are the documents needed to get NIOS 10th admission?

Answer: Following documents are required to apply for NIOS class 10 admission:

  • Passport size photo

  • Aadhar card

  • Birth certificate

  • Residence proof

  • 8th class mark sheet

  • Caste certificate (If applicable)

  • Disability certificate (If applicable)

Question: Can I apply directly for NIOS 10th admission?

Answer: Yes, you can apply for NIOS class 10 admission directly in online mode.

Question: Where can I appear for NIOS 10th exams?

Answer: You will have to appear for exams at the NIOS exam center assigned to you based on your preferences.

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