There is no maximum age limit for the registration of courses run by NIOS.
Minimum age for enrolling in Secondary and Business oriented courses is 14 years and enrolling
in Higher Secondary courses is 15 years.
NIOS conducts it's courses mainly in Hindi, English and Urdu medium. Hence, student can write
his/her exams in any of the language given in Indian Constitution.
Any combination of subjects run by the organisation can be chosen by the students.
The course can be completed in maximum 5 years duration from the year of registration.
A student can appear in the general exams to the maximum 9 times in the 5 years duration.
Student can appear in any exam for any one or more subjects and can accumulate credits
till passing the required subject for the certificate.
Credits can be transferred. Under this scheme the student can get it's marks for any of the 2
passed subjects obtained in CBSE or other selected boards transferred to educational courses.
Those students of NIOS who have completed their 5 years duration from their registration, but
were not able to complete their course, they can take re-admission. Credits gained in the passed
subjects (maximum 4 subjects) will be transferred to this new registration if these subjects have
been passed in the last 10 years.