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Prachi Bhatia

Updated on 07th April, 2023 , 6 min read

NIOS Admission 2023


The board has published the NIOS 12th date sheet for the April public exams, with theory exams scheduled from April 6 to May 8, 2023. Students can obtain the date sheet from sdmis.nios.ac.in, and all papers will begin at 2:30 PM and last for two or three hours, depending on the subject. The practical exams are set to take place between March 16 and March 31, 2023. Tentatively, the NIOS 12th hall ticket for the April session theory exam will be released in March 2023, while the results are expected to be announced in June 2023.

What is NIOS?

The National Institute of Open Schooling, formerly calld the National Open School, is a government-run board of school education in India. It provides distance learning options to students to adhere to the Right to Education law, making it a suitable alternative for those who cannot attend traditional schooling.

NIOS Admission 2023: Highlights

Below is a table containing general information regarding the NIOS Board:



Board Name

National Institute of Open Schooling



Exam Name

NIOS Senior Secondary Examination

Exam Dates

April 2023




Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India


A 24/25, Institutional Area, Sector 62, Noida, Distt. Gautam Budh Nagar, Uttar Pradesh – 201309

Official Website


NIOS Date Sheet 2023

The NIOS has recently published the exam schedule for both theory and practical exams, and students can access the NIOS class 12 date sheet for theory exams of April session below.



April 6, 2023

Sanskrit, Early Childhood Care, and Education

April 10, 2023


April 11, 2023

Painting (Theory)

April 12, 2023


April 13, 2023

Bengali, Tamil, Odiya, Gujarati, Punjabi, Arabic, Persian, Malayalam, Sindhi

April 17, 2023

Home Science

April 18, 2023

Physical Education and Yog, Sociology, Bhartiya Darshan, Tourism, Computer Science

April 19, 2023

Chemistry, Political Science, Mass Communication, Military Studies, Sanskrit Sahitya

April 20, 2023


April 24, 2023

Employability Skills and Entrepreneurship, Environmental Science

April 25, 2023


April 26, 2023

Introduction to Law, Military History, Veda Adhyayan, Biology, Accountancy

April 27, 2023


April 28, 2023

Physics, History, Library, and Informatic Science, Sanskrit Vyakaran

April 29, 2023


May 2, 2023


May 3, 2023

Data Entry Operations (Th)

May 4, 2023

Business Studies

May 6, 2023

Housekeeping, Data Entry Operations, Web Development, CRM Domestic Voice, Catering Management, Hotel Front Office Operations, Computer and Office Applications

May 8, 2023

Food Processing, Preservation of Fruits and Vegetables, Web Designing and Development, Computer Hardware Assembly and Maintenance, Yog Assistant

Below is the tabulated schedule for NIOS class 12 practical exams.

Exam Dates


March 16 – March 19, 2023

Home Science (321), Biology (314), Geography (316), Painting (332), Computer Science (330), Mass Communication (335), Early Childhood Care & Education (376)

March 20 – March 23, 2023

Chemistry (313), Physics (312), Environmental Science (333), Physical Education & Yog (373), Data Entry Operations (336), Library & Information Science (339)

March 24 – March 27, 2023

Housekeeping (356), Catering Management (357), Food Processing (358), Hotel Front Office Operations (360), Preservation of Fruits and Vegetables (363), Web Designing & Development (622)

March 28 – March 31, 2023

Computer and Office Applications (631), Data Entry Operations (632), Web Development (660), IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software (651), CRM Domestic Voice (661), Computer Hardware Assembly & Maint. (663), Yog Assistant (667)

How to download NIOS 12th Exam Date Sheet 2023?

To download the NIOS 12th exam date sheet for 2023, follow these steps:

Step 1: Visit the official website of NIOS at sdmis.nios.ac.in.

Step 2: Navigate to the notification section and select the 'Notification for Secondary and Senior Secondary Courses April 2023' link.

Step 3: The date sheet PDF will open. Download the NIOS 12th exam date PDF.

Step 4: For future reference, take a printout of the date sheet.

NIOS Admit Card 2023

NIOS is expected to release the NIOS 12th hall tickets for April exams in March 2023. The hall ticket will contain crucial details such as the student's name, roll number, branch, exam center details, and more.

If any information on the hall ticket is incorrect, students are advised to notify NIOS immediately. The admit card can be accessed via the official website of NIOS.

How to download NIOS Class 12th Admit Card 2023?

To obtain the admit card for the practical exam, candidates can follow these steps:

  • Visit the official website of NIOS and navigate to the admit card section.
  • Input the enrollment number and choose the admit card type.
  • Click the 'Submit' button.
  • The admit card will be displayed on the screen.
  • Download and print the admit card for future use.

NIOS Admission 2022-2023: Class 12th

The application form for Stream 1 Block 1 of NIOS has been made available on the board's official website. The NIOS class 12 examinations are expected to take place in the first week of December 2022, and the registration form will be accessible roughly three months before the examination date. Interested candidates can register for NIOS admission by adhering to the guidelines provided below:

  • Go to the official website of NIOS.
  • Select ‘Admission – Secondary, Sr. Secondary and Vocational'.
  • Choose the appropriate course, such as Secondary, Senior Secondary, ITI, Vocational, and so on.
  • In the following page, click on ‘Click here for Procedure to fill Online Application'.
  • Thoroughly go through the step-by-step procedure that appears on the screen.
  • Carefully adhere to the instructions provided on the website.

NIOS Class 12th Admission Dates 2022-2023

Below is a table that contains the complete admission schedule for the 2022-23 academic year, which students can use as a reference.

Online Admission Block

Online Admission Dates for Stream-1


Examinations in which students will appear first time

Block-1 (April/May 2022)

March 16 – July 31, 2022

Normal Fee

April/May 2023

August 1 – August 15, 2022

With a late fee worth INR 200/-

August 16 – August 31, 2022

With a late fee worth INR 400/-

September 1 – September 15, 2022

With a late fee worth INR 700/-

Block-2 (October/November 2022)

September 16 – January 31, 2023

Normal Fee

October/November 2023

February 1 – February 15, 2023

With a late fee worth INR 200/-

February 16 – February 28, 2023

With a late fee worth INR 400/-

March 1 – March 15, 2023

With a late fee worth INR 700/-

How to enroll for NIOS Class 12 for the academic year 2022-23?

To apply for NIOS class 12 admission 2022-23, follow the steps provided below:

  • Go to the official website nios.ac.in.
  • Click on the application link.
  • Enter all the necessary details in the application form.
  • Upload the required documents as specified in the application form.
  • Submit the form along with the necessary documents.

NIOS Admission 2023: Documentation

To apply for NIOS class 12 admission 2023, students must upload scanned copies of required documents as proof of eligibility. Only those who have submitted all the necessary documents in jpg or jpeg format will receive the NIOS class 12 admit card 2023. The list of documents required for applying are:

  • Recent passport size color photograph
  • Valid Identity Proof (Aadhaar Card, Ration card, Passport, etc.)
  • Candidate's Signature (Black Ink preferred)
  • Valid Proof of Date of Birth (e.g., Aadhaar Card with DOB printed in dd/mm/yyyy format, Birth Certificate)
  • Valid Proof of Residence (e.g., Aadhaar Card with complete address printed on it, valid Passport)
  • Address Proof (e.g., Aadhaar Card, Water Bill, Electricity Bill, Voter ID, Ration Card, Indian Passport, etc.)
  • Class 8th mark sheet (required for Secondary Course) or Class 10th mark sheet (required for Senior Secondary Course)
  • Social Category/Caste Certificate (required for SC/ST/OBC candidates)
  • Ex-serviceman Certificate (required for Ex-serviceman Candidates)
  • Disability Certificate (required for Disabled Candidates)
  • Fail mark sheet of the previous Board.

Important Note: After carefully reviewing the instructions, candidates can click on the "Register" option available under the Stream 1 Block 1 section. The next page will display further important instructions and a declaration that needs to be read thoroughly. Once done, click on "Proceed" to continue with the application process. However, if the candidate decides not to proceed, they can click on the "Cancel" button.

NIOS Admission Fee 2023

In order to complete their NIOS registration, students are required to submit the admission fee through online payment methods such as netbanking, debit card, or credit card. Below are the admission fees for NIOS 10th and 12th for different categories of students:



Fees (for 5 subjects) (in Rs)

Secondary (Class 10)

General category male


General category female


Exempted category (SC,ST,Ex-servicemen, PwD)


Senior Secondary (Class 12)

General category male


General category female


Exempted category (SC,ST,Ex-servicemen, PwD)


NIOS Admission 2022-2023: Eligibility Criteria

To apply for the NIOS class 12 exam 2022-23, candidates must first ensure they meet the minimum eligibility criteria. These criteria are as follows:

  • For the Block I examination, candidates must have attained the age of 15 as of July 31, 2022.
  • For the Block II examination, candidates must have completed 15 years as of January 31, 2023.
  • Candidates must have a Class 10 certificate from any recognized board.

NIOS 12th Syllabus 2023

The NIOS class 12 syllabus closely resembles that of CBSE class 12. Both have five subjects, including one compulsory language paper and one optional paper. 

The complete syllabus can be obtained from the official website by following these steps:

  • Go to the official website nios.ac.in.
  • Click on the "Student Information Section" link.
  • You will be directed to the "Student Information Section" page.
  • Scroll down to the end of the page to find the "General Information Section".
  • Click on the "Syllabus & Sample Question Paper (Senior Secondary)" section.
  • A new page will open displaying the entire NIOS class 12 syllabus in PDF format.
  • Download the syllabus for all the required subjects by clicking on the respective links.

How to download the NIOS Result of Class 12?

To download the NIOS 12th Result 2023, follow the below steps:

Step 1: Go to the official website - results.nios.ac.in.

Step 2: Click on "Examination Result" located at the top of the homepage.

Step 3: Click on "Check Result" under the "Public Examination Result" section.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is NIOS admission?

NIOS admission refers to the process of enrolling in the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS), an open education system that allows students to study at their own pace and convenience.

What are the eligibility criteria for NIOS admission?

Eligibility criteria for NIOS admission vary depending on the course and program. However, students must generally meet age criteria, educational qualifications, and other requirements to be eligible for admission.

How can I apply for NIOS admission?

Students can apply for NIOS admission online through the official website or offline through regional centers. The application process may involve filling out the application form, submitting required documents, and paying the admission fee.

What is the last date to apply for NIOS admission?

The last date to apply for NIOS admission varies depending on the program and session. Students are advised to check the official website for the latest information.

What are the documents required for NIOS admission?

The documents required for NIOS admission may vary depending on the program and category of students. However, common documents required include passport-size photographs, ID proof, address proof, and educational certificates.

What is the fee structure for NIOS admission?

The fee structure for NIOS admission may vary depending on the course and program. However, students can generally expect to pay an admission fee, exam fee, and other charges.

Can I change my NIOS admission details after submission?

Yes, students may be able to make changes to their NIOS admission details after submission. However, they should contact the regional center or NIOS helpdesk for guidance.

What is the mode of the NIOS admission exam?

The mode of NIOS admission exam may vary depending on the course and program. However, exams are generally conducted in offline mode, either through pen-and-paper or computer-based formats.

What is the passing criteria for NIOS admission exams?

The passing criteria for NIOS admission exams vary depending on the course and program. However, students must generally obtain a minimum percentage of marks to pass the exam.

Can I cancel my NIOS admission application?

Yes, students may be able to cancel their NIOS admission application. However, they should contact the regional center or NIOS helpdesk for guidance on the cancellation process and refund policy.

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