NIOS: Online Course Materials


Senior Secondary Course:

This course is designed for those who have passed the Secondary Course (Xth standard or equivalent examination) from any recognised examination board and would like to continue their education towards a Senior Secondary (XII) Certification.

Group A: For Senior Secondary Course, the languages offered are Hindi, English, Urdu and Sanskrit

Group B: The subjects offered at Senior Secondary level include Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, Geography, Political Science, Economics, Business Studies, Accountancy, Psychology, Home Science, Computer Science, Sociology, Painting, Mass Communication, Data Entry Operations and Environmental Science.

A minimum of five subjects including atleast one language or atmost 2 languages are compulsary for Certification.

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Vocational Education Programme:

Open Basic Education (OBE):

Open Basic Education (OBE) : Programme providing a elementary education at three levels, for school drop-outs and neo-literates, out of school learners through Accredited Agencies.

Under its “Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA)”, the Government of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has been endeavouring to provide Basic Education to all children, youth and adults in the country. The National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) has launched the Open Basic Education (OBE) Programme, as an alternative educational programme, equivalent to the Elementary Education Programme of the formal education system. The OBE Programme explores and makes use of the potentialities of Distance Education Mode (DEM) for reaching the unreached.
The Foundation Course of NIOS has been subsumed into the Open Basic Education 9OBE) Programme. There is a provision of separate OBE programme for children and adults. Some significant highlights of OBE programme areas follows:

The clientele for Open Basic Education (OBE) programme is:

  1. Children below 14 years of age
  2. Adults above 14 years of age

The OBE Programme is offered at three levels:

OBE level A : equivalent to class I-III
OBE level B : equivalent to class IV-V
OBE level C : equivalent to class VI-VIII

Courtesy: NIOS