NIOS Evaluation System 2023: Public Exam, On Demand Exam Marking Scheme


NIOS Evaluation System 2023 is a very significant feature in the National Institute of Open Schooling. Those candidates who could not get admission in the regular process can join the Open Schooling System. Students have to appear in the Public Exam of NIOS. Students have also the option to appear under the On-Demand Examination System (ODES) of NIOS at the Secondary and the Senior Secondary levels. The candidates are eligible for an on-demand examination after the first public exam. However, the students are free to appear any number of times (limited to once a month) through the On-Demand Examination System (ODES) till the validity of admission. Interested candidates can go through the following article for detailed information regarding the NIOS Evaluation System.

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NIOS Public Exam Registration Process 2023


The detailed information regarding the National Institute of Open Schooling Public Exam Registration is given below.

  • The application form will be released through online mode.
  • Candidates can fill the registration form on the official website.
  • Applicants are requested to fill the form carefully because there is no provision of a correction window.
  • Aspirants have to fill single form. Multiple forms of the single candidate might be rejected by the conducting body.
  • Only a completely filled registration form will be accepted by the officials.

See NIOS Admission Online 2021: Application Form(Ongoing), Eligibility Criteria

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Public Examination Fees

The examination fee details for the NIOS exam are given in the prospectus. It is the same for both Secondary and Senior Secondary courses as shown in the table below:

NIOS Examination Fee Details
Examination Fees Fee
Examination fees both for Secondary and Sr. Secondary Rs. 250/- per subject
Additional fees for practicals in subjects having both theory and practicals Rs. 120/- per subject
Late fee for examination Rs. 100/- per subject
Consolidate late fee to be received at Regional Centres only Rs. 1500/- consolidated
Processing fees for Re-evaluation of answer sheet for Sr. Secondary Public Examination Rs. 800/- per subject
Processing fees for Re-evaluation of answer sheet for Sr. Secondary of On-Demand Examination Rs. 1000/- per subject
Verification of NIOS documents (for private companies and individual learners) Rs. 500/- per candidate

Note: The fees paid for the examination cannot be refunded or adjusted under any circumstances.

Other Miscellaneous Fees

NIOS Other Charges
Other charges Fee
Duplicate copy of the Certificate Rs. 200
Duplicate Statement of Provisional and Migration Certificate Rs. 200
Duplicate Identity Card Rs. 200
Amadeus (per session) Rs. 200
Duplicate statement of Mark Rs. 200

Mode of Payment: Applicants can pay their fee through online mode as well as offline mode.

  • Online Mode: Fee can be paid through credit card, debit card or net banking.
  • Offline Mode: Candidate can pay through Demand Draft drawn in favour of the “Secretary, NIOS”, payable at the concerned Regional Centre.

How to apply for NIOS Public Exam?

The procedure for applying for public examination of NIOS being held in April-May and October-November is given below.

  • Step 1 – Visit the Authorised Facilitation Centre of NIOS or visit the official website for a prospectus. i.e.
  • Step 2 – Candidate have to fill the valid and working information.
  • Step 3 – Fill up the correct codes of the subjects. Paste photograph.
  • Step 4 – Submit the exam application form along with prescribed fee.

Subjects available for appearing through ODES at the Secondary level are:

Hindi (201), English (202), Sanskrit (209), Mathematics (211), Science & Technology (212), Social Science (213), Economics (214), Business Studies (215), Home Science (216), Psychology (222), Indian Culture and Heritage (223), Painting (225), Data Entry Operations (229).

Subjects available for appearing through ODES at the Senior Secondary level are:

Hindi (301), English (302), Sanskrit (309), Mathematics (311), Physics (312), Chemistry (313), Biology (314), History (315), Geography (316), Political Science (317), Economics (318), Business Studies (319), Accountancy (320), Home Science (321), Psychology (328), Sociology (331), Painting (332), Environmental Science (333), Mass Communication (335), Data Entry Operations (336), and Introduction to Law (338).

Check NIOS Class 10 Date Sheet 2022

NIOS Evaluation System Eligibility Criteria

To pass in a subject and get a certificate of Secondary/Senior Secondary courses, the eligibility criteria are given below.

Standard: Secondary Course (Class 10) and Senior Secondary Course (Class 12)
Passing Marks: A minimum of 33% marks in the aggregate (Theory plus practical wherever applicable) in a Public Examination. The marks obtained in Internal Assessment will be shown separately in the Mark Sheet.
Certification Criteria: Pass in five subjects including at least one but not more than two languages.

Also read: NIOS 12th Time Table 2022

NIOS On Demand Exam

Candidates have to appear in the public exam once before applying for the on-demand exam. The detailed information regarding the NIOS On Demand Exam is given below.

  • Candidates have to register themselves as a bonafide learners of NIOS having the NOIS Enrolment Number and a valid Identity Card.
  • The registration procedure of the ODES will be available for existing students Online only.
  • Candidates of Stream-1 Blocks I and II can apply for online ODE registration only after April/May 2020 and October/November 2020 public examinations.
  • To appear in the ODE, the candidate must bring the Original Identity Card issued by NIOS along with any other valid photo identity proof.
  • Also, applicants have to bring the complete printout of the computer-generated ODE Registration Application.

How to apply for NIOS ODE?

The procedure of filling the NIOS ODE admission form is given below.

  • Log on to NIOS website
  • Complete the information about online Admission/Examination including the fee details and its submission is displayed.
  • Registers himself in the NIOS website by submitting an e-mail ID and password.
  • Online Admission Form will be displayed on the screen
  • Filling-up of the Admission Form and attaching the image of the student’s photograph as indicated.
  • Mention correct address where I-card, Self Learning Material, etc., may be delivered by NIOS.

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