Eligibility for NIOS On Demand Examination – Important

Please read this article very carefully before applying for On Demand Exam.

Eligibility criteria to appear in Examination :

1. Learners who have already passed Sr.Secondary or above from recognized Board/University and want to take part admission in one subject or up to 4 subjects for updating their qualification as well as the learners should have passed Secondary class (class 10th) from any recognized Board. (There should be a gap of 2 years between 10th and 12th)


2. The learners who had appeared but could not clear or were eligible to appear but could not appear the Public Examination of Sr.Secondary Level from any recognized Examination Board in the same subject combination in which they had appeared and want to appear through On Demand Examination System of NIOS at Sr.Secondary level as well as the learners should have passed Secondary class (class 10th) from any recognized Board.

Transfer of Credit (Carrying forward your previous marks to NIOS) :

Ex-Secondary/Senior Secondary students of the following Boards of School Education who have passed in at least one subject, but have not qualified in the course, may seek admission in the respective course at NIOS and avail facility of TOC.
(i) You will have the option to get the credit transferred to a maximum of two subjects, provided these subjects are passed in the last five years .
(ii) The credits will be given only in those subjects which are included in NIOS scheme of studies and the scheme of examination. TOC in the subjects having practicals at Sr. Secondary level will be allowed only when you are pass in theory and practical separately.
(iii) You will have to give full details of the TOC subjects and marks obtained on the Admission Form.
(iv) You will have to attach the original mark sheet issued by the respective Board.
(v) You will have to pay requisite fee of an amount Rs. 75/- per subject for transfer of credit for the number of subjects in which TOC is required.

Dual Enrollment and part Credit :

Under this scheme if you are a learner who-
(a) is studying in a regular school, or
(b) has already passed Secondary Sr. Secondary or any other higher course from any Board/University, you can opt any subjects of your choice, to update knowledge and educational qualifications
However, on passing, only the statement of grades will be issued, No other certificate will be issued in this case.

Re-admission for Ex-NIOS students :

The students of NIOS at Secondary/Senior Secondary level who have completed their validity period of five years of admission, but could not complete the Course, are eligible to take Re-admission with NIOS. The credit of subject passed (maximum of four subjects) in the previous admission will be transferred to the fresh admission, if these subjects are passed during the lat ten years (i.e., if passed during 1996 or later).
Code No. Name of the Board
9901 National Institute of Open Schooling (National Open School).

NOTE : You can apply for NIOS On Demand Exam only if you are eligible as per above terms.
For further information, leave a comment in the comments section below or contact me directly.

285 comments / queries on “Eligibility for NIOS On Demand Examination – Important

  1. Hello sir,My question is if any student fall in on-line exam in three subjects then he/she will be have any power to give re- exam. And if he/she want the old marks sheet which is submitted that marks sheet can we get back??

  2. Sir…..i passed my 12th in 2017…after giving compartment in chem…but only wud 59℅….mene improve b diya h iss year(2018)….so my quetion is that ki kya me nios je odes de sakti hoo …..2018 may me …..five subjects…qki kafi jagah combined marksheet allow nhi karte

    To me poori marksheet nios se chahati hoo

  3. Sir, plz let us know immediately whether My Daughter can write Online Demand Exams as a fresh applicant, bcoz She finished 9th class state board, but couldn’t attend 10th exams during April 2018 exams recently..
    So She being only a 9th class pass student, wants to get Secondary admission to write the 5 subjects (1 language + 4 subjects) in Online Demand Exam Stream during August 2018..
    Humbly request U to kindly respond immediately..
    Urs gratefully,
    Daniel Diraviam

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