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Title: National Institute of Open Schooling

National Institute of Open Schooling NIOS

  • NIOS is an autonomous organisation under the
    Department of Education, Ministry of Human
    Resource Development, Govt. Of India.
  • Established in 1989.

National Institute of Open Schooling
  • The Largest Open School in the World Providing
    Alternative Schooling System

Largest In terms of
  • Enrolment (cumulative for last 5 years)
  • Sec. Sr.Sec. and Vocational - 13,30,427
  • Total students certified - 8,29,852
  • Geographical Area
  • India, Middle East, Nepal, Canada
  • Study Centres (A Is) - 1618
  • Study Centres Abroad - 15
  • Vocational Centres (AVI) - 870
  • Open Basic Education (AAs) - 245
  • Regional Centres - 10

Kolkata Hyderabad Pune Guwahati Chandigarh Allahab
ad Delhi Kochi Patna Jaipur
Target Groups
  • Anybody from anywhere within the country can
    seek admission to the various courses offered by
    NIOS. However, the prioritised client groups are
  • Out of school children
  • Girls and women
  • Scheduled castes and scheduled tribes
  • Rural people and urban poor
  • Unemployed/part employed
  • Differently Able Children

Features of Open Learning
  • Self Paced Learning
  • Learner - centric
  • Freedom to choose subjects, according to ones
    needs, interests and abilities
  • Credit accumulation facility over a period of 5
  • Continuous assessment through Tutor Marked
  • Opportunity to continue education using ICT and
    modern communication

  • Learning Support through Personal Contact
    Programme (PCPs)
  • Provision of re-admission after 5 years
  • Transfer of credits from CBSE and State Open
    School Students up to 2 Subjects.

Courses Programmes
  • Elementary
  • Open Basic Education (OBE) at A level, B level, C
    level equivalent to Class III, V, VIII
    respectively of Formal Education
  • Offered in association with Registered voluntary
    Organisation/Non-Government Organisations known
    as Accredited Agencies.
  • Learners under OBE are 6-14 years and above 14

Courses Programmes
  • Secondary
  • leading to Secondary School Certificate
  • Apart from Hindi and English Medium, the course
    is offered in Urdu, Telugu, Gujarati, Marathi and
    Malayalam medium also.
  • Senior Secondary
  • leading to Senior Secondary Certificate.
  • Apart from Hindi and English Medium, the course
    is offered in Urdu Medium also.

Courses Programmes
  • Open Vocational Education
  • Life Enrichment programme
  • Jan Swasthya
  • Paripurna Mahila
  • Bhartiya Culture and Heritage
  • Yog

On-Demand Examination (ODE)
Concept Feasibility Operationalisation
National Institute of Open Schooling New Delhi
Use of ICT in Evaluation-On-Demand Examination
  • NIOS has Conceptualised and operationalised the
    concept of On-Demand Examination (ODE) at
    Secondary Stage.
  • ODE system has enabled NIOS students to take up
    examinations on any day of his or her choice in
    the subject s/he is ready for.
  • Learner centric Examination System

Development of Question Bank
  • A huge Item/Question Bank covering all the
    subjects has been developed.
  • The Question bank contains a huge database of
    various types of questions such as multiple
    choice questions, short questions, very short
    questions and long questions.
  • These questions are from all objective areas
    covering Knowledge, Understanding, Application
    and skill.

Generation of Question Booklet
  • A question booklet having defined number of items
    is generated randomly.
  • It is based on the paper design and blue print of
    the question booklet.
  • All such generated question booklet are different
    from each other.
  • The difficulty level of different question
    booklets has been maintained.
  • The question booklet is of equivalent standard
    with NIOS public exam and other board

Blue Print of Question Paper
  • Number of items in item bank 1000
  • in a subject
  • No.of questions in a set of 30
  • Question paper
  • No. Of Content Areas 07
  • Number of Learning Objectives 04
  • Number of Types of Question 04

Scope Contd.........
  • Then by applying Permutation and Combination
  • 1000C30
  • ------------------------------------------
  • 30C7 X 30C4 X 30C4
  • 2 X 1042 (Different sets can be
  • Probability of repetition of a particular item
    1/No. of items available in that particular cell
    of the databank

  • The first functional ODE Centre started from 8th
    February, 2005 at NIOS HQ. New Delhi
  • Currently the capacity of ODE centre is for 25
    students per day on every Tuesday Wednesday
  • The conduct of ODE is monitored through CCTV
    installed in the ODE examination hall.
  • Practical exams are conducted at one of the AI
    named Fr Agnels School, Gautam Nagar, New Delhi
    on every Friday.

Evaluation Result Declaration
  • Evaluation pattern practice are same as
    followed by all Examination Board.
  • Each QB has a unique fictitious QBCode.
  • The flap with real Rollno is removed and is sent
    for evaluation with QBCode only.
  • The evaluation of the question booklets are done
    by a panel of examiners in the spot evaluation
  • The result ODE is declared on the last day of the
    month and published through NIOS web site.

Expansion of ODE
  • The ODE Centres are being planned to be opened at
    NIOS Regional Centres in the next phase during
    April 2005- March 2006.

Thanks But Still a long way to go
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