Blessy Babu Jan 25, 2024
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Top Reasons To Choose National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS)

The National Institute of Open Schooling, or NIOS, was set up in India to impart education across the nation effectively and equally. In a world where cutthroat competition is prevalent in every field, having only primary education is hard to survive. To achieve flexibility in education, the Ministry of Human Resource Development by Govt. of India established the National Institute of Open Schooling in 1989. 

What is Open Schooling?

Open schooling is framed to remove obstacles in learning. These obstacles include age, financial problems, geographical location, infrastructure, and time. In an open school system, the student takes the responsibility to choose what they want to study, how they want to learn, how they work by using additional learning support that may be available to them. This means the students have total flexibility in learning. Open schooling might be confused with distant learning, a system used by students who are geographically away from the teachers and the educational resources they require.

What Are The Unique Features of NIOS? 

  • NIOS is the world's most extensive open schooling system. 
  • It is the third-largest board after CBSE and ICSE and has an equal weightage to CBSE and ICSE. 
  • Open Basic Education is available to anyone over the age of 14. 
  • The examination pattern and schedule make it popular among students. 
  • NIOS conducts the public examination twice a year. Over five years, a learner gets up to nine chances to appear in the general exam. 
  • There are three levels of learning equivalent to classes III, V, VIII of the traditional school system.
  • A Secondary Education course is equivalent to class X.
  • A Senior Secondary Education Course is equivalent to class XII.
  • Individuals who meet the eligibility criteria set by NIOS can also apply for the courses to complete their education in private mode.

Who Can Opt for NIOS?

  • NIOS is a choice for anyone who wishes to continue their education. 
  • NIOS can be done through distance or online learning by those with specific learning objectives such as SAT and NEET.
  • NIOS is not for someone who has time-bound objectives. These may include success in a competitive examination with the perception that it will open doors for advanced studies or qualify you for the careers chosen. 

What Are The Reasons and Advantages of Choosing Open Schooling?

The reasons and advantages of Open Schooling or NIOS are:

  • No Upper Age Limit:-The National Institute Of Open Schooling keeps no upper age restrictions for any learning programs admissions. However, the minimum enrolment age is 14 years for secondary and 15 years for senior secondary courses.


  • Flexibility in Choosing Subjects-NIOS allows learners to choose any subject combination from the list of subjects offered in the scheme of studies in the below table. In addition, vocational courses are also provided.


Secondary Level Senior Secondary Level

Group A

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Tamil
  • Sanskrit

Group A

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Tamil
  • Sanskrit
Group B
  • Mathematics
  • Science and Technology
  • Social Science
  • Economics
  • Business Studies
  • Home Science
  • Psychology
  • Indian Culture and Heritage
  • Painting
  • Data Entry Operations
  • Accountancy
Group B
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • History
  • Geography
  • Political Science
  • Economics
  • Business Studies
  • Accountancy
  • Home Science
  • Sociology
  • Painting
  • Environmental Science
  • Mass Communication
  • Data Entry Operations
  • Introduction to Law
  • Computer Science
  • Affordable

NIOS will be helpful for students having financial difficulties and cannot complete their education because of this reason. Hence, to overcome this problem, open schooling centres which offer NIOS are affordable and impart education at low cost to weaker sections of society.

  • Allows Self-Paced Learning

Through open schooling, anyone can learn at their own pace as it allows you to choose subjects you may want to learn from the list of subjects. Moreover, NIOS gives you the advantage that you need not take exams on all the subjects simultaneously. You can avail of the on-demand examination where you have the freedom to choose the date and time for the test. 

  • No Regular Classes 

The NIOS students have the advantage that they don't need to attend regular classes. There is no timeframe for taking an examination as well. 

  • No Timeframe For Course Completion

The NIOS course can be completed in a time frame that suits the student. For example, the course which needs to be completed in 1 year in traditional schooling can be done in 4 or 5 years or even more for NIOS. NIOS exams can be taken at any time, depending on when the student feels they are ready. 

  • Saves You A Year 

Instead of wasting a year to reappear in your failed subjects for board exams, NIOS gives you the advantage to reappear within three months of your result. This is because the NIOS conducts the main exams twice every year and gives you the possibility of carrying forward the marks of the passed subjects from the failed mark sheet.  

  • Qualify For Competitive Examinations

Students who pass NIOS exams are qualified to seek admissions in national and State level Medical, Engineering and other various competitive examinations such as IIT, JEE, NEET. NIOS students are also qualified for different professional courses in universities across the country and many prominent universities overseas. They are also eligible to seek Government jobs in the State or Central.

Benefits of choosing NIOS classes in the UAE

With a NIOS open school system, students can attain several benefits. Major advantages of taking u NIOS 10th and NIOS 12th classes are: 

  • Working professionals in the UAE can complete their secondary and senior secondary education through NIOS classes in the UAE.  
  • The NIOS exam pattern is easy and students can choose the subjects they wish to learn. 
  • Working adults, school dropouts, senior citizens and other disadvantaged groups who could not complete education can pursue NIOS in the UAE.
  • NIOS provides quality education at an affordable cost for all those who are not able to pursue their studies due to social or economic reasons. 
  • NIOS qualifications and certifications are recognized nationally and internationally. 
  • NIOS course content is designed according to the latest syllabus prescribed by various boards like CBSE, ICSE, IB etc. 
  • A NIOS student in the UAE can get employment opportunities in various sectors like banking, insurance, IT or petroleum industries in UAE.  
  • NIOS students can pursue higher studies abroad like other students of different boards. 
  • NIOS course material is designed in the latest industry standards providing both theoretical knowledge and practical skills.
  • NIOS provides a flexible education and examination pattern giving the students the freedom for self-paced learning.
  • By pursuing NIOS classes, students can retake exams with ‘NIOS On-Demand’ if they fail in any exam.


Let Us Conclude

If you are someone who thinks about ways to gain education for your children other than the conventional education system. In that case, NIOS could be the best choice. NIOS is available for students in Dubai with dedicated centres for training and learning. As many Indian citizens work in Dubai, the training centers are committed to imparting quality education to the masses irrespective of their caste, creed, gender, and religion. The NIOS Courses are a stepping stone for students who want to achieve new dimensions of success. Apart from providing the best NIOS Coaching in Dubai, the learners are provided with professional certificate programs and language training programs. So, if you are a student and want to stay ahead in the race, enrol in NIOS.

Trainer: OET, DHA, NCLEX and Communication Skills

Ms Blessy is the communicative English trainer who handles OET, DHA and NCLEX Training with Edoxi Training Institute, Dubai. She is a dedicated communication skills trainer who uses her technical skills to track her students' academic progress and help them achieve their goals on time. She is also involved in designing tests to test students' fluency in reading, writing, speaking and English language comprehension.