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Importance and Benefits of NIOS Board

The NIOS Board is constituted under the Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India. It is the third largest board after CBSE and ICSE and holds equivalent weightage to that of CBSE and ICSE. With 2.2 million enrolments, it is the world's largest open schooling system. Its examination pattern and schedule make it quite popular among students.



NIOS School conducts its main exams twice every year, making it a boon for failed students of other recognized boards who can reappear in their board exams within 3 months of their result. Additionally, it offers the possibility of carrying forward the marks of the passed subjects from the failed marksheet of the student. The main advantage of passing secondary (10th) or senior secondary (12th) through NIOS, instead of reappearing in the same board exam that they failed earlier, is that it saves a year in the student's education.
NIOS Board also has another examination schedule under STREAM 3 & 4, which gives candidates a chance to reappear. Under these streams, exams are conducted every month except in the months of Oct-Nov and Mar-April, hence conducting exams 8 times a year, excluding the two main exams.
Another thing that makes NIOS more important is that all its documents have Govt. of India printed on them, which gives them more authenticity. If any university or institution objects to taking admission of a NIOS passed student, then it is directly challenging the Ministry of Human Resource and Development, Government of India, as the university has passed through a resolution (No. F.5-24/90 Sch.3 dated 14 September 1990 published in the Gazette of India on 20 October 1990).
In the present percentile scenario of the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), NIOS has the most competitive percentile score among national boards and provides a great benefit to the aspirants of IIT-JEE. The NIOS Board helps such students who are preparing simultaneously in different renowned coaching institutes of India for one and two-year programmes of various competitive exams like IIT-JEE, AIEEE, PMT (NEET), CA, CS, ICWA, CLAT, and other professional and academic courses.
NIOS Board passed students can seek admission in All India as well as state Medical, Engineering and various other competitive exams like IIT-JEE, AIEEE, PMT (NEET), and other professional and academic courses in all universities and technical institutes across the country and abroad. They can also seek government jobs, whether central or state government.
Q1. Is there any value of NIOS board?
Ans. Yes, the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) board is recognized by the Government of India. And NIOS certifications are accepted by universities and employers in India and abroad. So, there is a value of NIOS board certification.
Q2. Do colleges accept NIOS?
Ans. Yes, many colleges and universities in India accept NIOS certificates for admission to undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
Q3. Is NIOS accepted for jobs?
Ans. Yes, NIOS certification is accepted for jobs. NIOS is recognized by the Government of India and is equivalent to other recognized boards such as CBSE and ICSE.
Q4. How many attempts are there in NIOS?
Ans. NIOS allows students to appear for exams for a maximum of 9 times in five years. This means that a student can attempt the exam for a particular subject up to nine times within five years of the admission cycle.
Q5. Is NIOS valid for government jobs?
Ans. Yes, NIOS is a recognized board and the certificates issued by NIOS are valid for government jobs and higher education in India. As per the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), NIOS is equivalent to other national boards like CBSE and ICSE.