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NIOS On Demand

Registration process, Eligibility & Document information of National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) On-Demand Examination-2020

NIOS on-demand exam 2020- NIOS is also known as the National Institute of Open Schooling, has announced the on-demand examinations for the students of CBSE or other board for clearing their papers. The registrations for the exams will commence from the 1st of May, 2020. The examination date is scheduled on 1st June 2020. The date of the results is scheduled after 45 days of the examination date.

NIOS will take the Transfer of Credit (TOC) od ‘2’ pass papers of the respective board from the learners, after which they will need to write only three certification papers. To attain the certification, you need to clear at least five subjects with a minimum of two language subjects.

NIOS on demand exams-2020

The concept of on-demand examinations commenced back in the year 2003. The idea behind it is to allow learners to attain distance and open learning opportunities. It will allow more flexibility to the learners of all educational boards. The on-demand examinations will possibly eradicate the time-boundaries of an examination and allow the students to appear the examination at their own will.

The authorities kept a mindset of allowing the students to enter the examination hall only when they feel they are ready. After 2003, On-demand examinations were again scheduled at the secondary level in the year 2005. Soon after a phenomenal success of secondary level ODE, NIOS began its program of NIOS on demand Admission for senior secondary students as well in the year 2007. On-demand examinations are scheduled at the headquarters of NIOS in Noida, also at the sub-centers and regional centers of NIOS. NIOS On Demand Exam is now available for both secondary and senior secondary students.

Name of the Exam-NIOS On Demand Exam-2020

Conducting Body- National Institute of Open Schooling

Registration Date- 1St May 2020

Exam Date- 1st June 2020

Exam Medium- Hindi and English

Official Website-

The regional candidates have the flexibility to appear the answer to the examinations in their regional medium paper. There is no service of providing you with the question paper in your regional language. NIOS on demand Admission follows strictly to the question bank of the latest syllabus for both secondary and senior secondary students.

Best Features of the NIOS on-demand exams

There are various positive aspects of the NIOS on-demand exam as it gives the learners a chance to improve their existing performance and build a better career ahead. Some of the best features of On-demand examinations are:

It allows the students to appear the secondary or senior secondary examinations whenever they feel they are ready. There is no time boundary of examination schedule or institute.

  1. There is no definite schedule for any particular or all subject examinations. It eradicates the exam appearing pressure and fear, which gives ample time to the student to prepare and appear the examination whenever ready.
  2. On-Demand examination works on eliminating your fear of failure in examination by giving you the chance to improve and perform better in all the subjects of secondary and senior secondary levels.
  3. The On-demand Examination helps boost up the lost self-esteem for bad results in the secondary and senior secondary courses at respective boards. It helps you come out of trauma or depression.
  4. Immediate result declaration is also one of the motivating factors essential for improving a conscious mind.
  5. The On-Demand examinations give a student unlimited opportunities and trials to attain their level of satisfaction from the results. You can re-appear the examination multiple times until you are satisfied.
  6. The evaluation patterns are modern and use system tools for evaluating every paper.
  7. NIOS on Demand Exam motivates the individual freedom and needs of each student.

Eligibility Criteria of NIOS ODE Examinations

For the Secondary Course

  1. You need to be at least 14 years of age on or before 31st July to take admission to the course.
  2. The learner needs to produce a self-certificate with the declaration, “I am qualified and educated enough to purse the secondary course to take NIOS on demand Admission.”
  3. The learner who has already completed his education on the secondary level can attempt to improve the grades or complete the course.
  4. Your minimum aggregate marks must be 33% inclusive of theory and practice in your respective public examinations.
  5. Passing grades in at least five subjects with a minimum of one language subject and a maximum of two language subjects.

For the senior secondary course

  1. You need to be at least 15 years of age on or before 31st July 2020 to take admission to the course.
  2. The learner must have studied and passed the secondary course from a known educational board.
  3. A minimum of 33% aggregate mark is mandatory in the public examinations.
  4. Passing grades in at least five subjects with a minimum of one language subject and a maximum of two language subjects.

Registration Process of NIOS/On-Demand examination

  1. Visit the official website of NIOS,, and select the NIOS On Demand Exam tab. Under it, you will find the exam registration link for existing learners. Follow the direct link
  2. Feed your enrolment number and then enter the submit button.
  3. Soon after that, you will find a registration form will appear on your screen. Fill the application with all the valid credentials. After entering your credentials, you will get an option to select your desired examination center.
  4. All the KendriyaVidyalas in respective regions is official NIOS centers. If you opt for one of the regional centers, then the application must reach the respective centers within five days of completion of the registration.
  5. If you select the examination center in the headquarters of NIOS at Noida, then the application must be sent to the ODE UNIT at A 31, Sec 62 Noida within five days of the completion of the registration process.
  6. The exam registration process will enable you to pick only those subjects that you have taken admission for.
  7. Make the payment through online mode once the registration process completes.
  8. If you are paying through the demand draft, then make sure to mention the enrolment number behind the Draft.
  9. Only the students who have taken admission to the NIOS On Demand Exam course are eligible for the exam registration process.

Subjects and their codes of NIOS on-demand exam

For Secondary level

  1. Hindi- 201
  2. Sanskrit- 209
  3. English- 202
  4. Science& Technology- 212
  5. Mathematics- 211
  6. Economics- 214
  7. Social Science- 213
  8. Word Processing- 219
  9. Home Science- 216
  10. Business Studies- 215
  11. Painting- 225
  12. Indian Culture & Heritage- (223)
  13. Psychology- 222

For Senior Secondary level

  1. Hindi- 301
  2. Sanskrit- 309
  3. English- 302
  4. Physics- 312
  5. Mathematics- 311
  6. Biology- 314
  7. Chemistry- 313
  8. Geography- 316
  9. History- 315
  10. Economics- 318
  11. Political Science- 317
  12. Accountancy- 320
  13. Business Studies- 319
  14. Psychology- 328
  15. Home Science- 321
  16. Painting- 332
  17. Sociology- 328
  18. Data entry operations- 336
  19. Environmental Science- 333
  20. Introduction to Law- 338

Fees of the NIOS on-demand exam

  1. For the Secondary level NIOS on demand admission, each subject costs Rs.500 and Rs.200 extra for the subjects that involve practical examinations.
  2. For the Senior Secondary level NIOS on demand admission, each subject costs Rs.500 and Rs.200 extra for the subjects that require practical examinations.

About the NIOS on-demand exam TOC

If the students have passed at least one subject in the secondary or senior secondary courses of their respective boards, then they can avail the facility of TOC at NIOS. TOC is also known as Transfer of Credits, which is given by the institute to the student. NIOS will take the TOC mentioning your passing subjects. You need to pass in at least five subjects with a maximum of two language subjects without any need to appear the examination of the passed subjects, as mentioned in the TOC.

The learners applying for the Transfer of Credit (TOC) facility must produce the original failed mark sheet to NIOS. You will have to send the failed mark sheet to the online cell, NIOS, Room No. 408, A-24-25, Institutional Area, Sector-62, NOIDA- 201309, Uttar Pradesh. Make sure you mention your reference number one the rear side of your mark sheet.

Essential Documents for admission at NIOS

Make sure you keep these documents ready before applying for admission.

  1. A recent passport size color photograph.
  2. Copy of a signature on a blank paper with a black ink pen.
  3. Carry a valid Identity Proof authorized by state or central government.
  4. Get a proper residence proof documentation like Aadhar Card with complete address mentioned in it.
  5. Carry a valid address proof. The documents such as Water Bill, Aadhar Card, Electricity Bill, Ration Card, Voter ID, Passport, bank account statement, copy of permanent address proof with rented accommodation document will work.
  6. Produce the mark sheet of class 10, whether passed or failed, if you are applying for the secondary level program.
  7. Produce the mark sheet of class 12, whether passed or failed, if you are applying for the senior secondary level program.
  8. In the case of the reserved caste category, you need to produce the original caste certificate for SC, ST, and OBC categories.
  9. If the learner is an ex-serviceman, then he/she needs to produce the certificate for the same.
  10. In the case of Disability, Disability certificate is mandatory from a recognized authority.
  11. Make sure to produce a fail mark sheet from the previous board to get the marks added to the NIOS results. Failing which, the learner will not be eligible for the Transfer of Credit (TOC) facility.
  12. The learner has to submit a result-verification letter from their respective board as per the rules of NIOS.

About the Certification and results of NIOS on-demand exam

After the examination and the processing work complete, the ODES results will be published on the official website of NIOS. The results will be declared at the end of every month for the examinations held in the previous month. The certificates and the mark sheets will be only available for the overall students who pass the exam. The mark sheets and the certificates will be printed by the M&M unit and will be forwarded to the regional center for distribution to the individual learners.

Other candidates seeking mark sheets can raise their requests over an application with an online printout. Attach a bank draft of Rs.100 in favor of Secretary, NIOS, payable at NOIDA to section officer (M&M unit), National Institute of Open Schooling A-24-25, Institutional Area, Sector-62, NOIDA, Uttar Pradesh, 201309. All the aspirants applying for the May examinations till October will fall under the April Examination program, and the aspirants applying for November Examinations until April will fall under the October Examination program.

NIOS on-demand exam criteria also give the students the eligibility to apply for re-check or re-evaluation even in the case of On-demand examinations. The candidate will have to apply for the same to the Director of Evaluation with the respective guidelines available in the official web site of NIOS. Read the guidelines and instructions carefully and pay the required fees for the same.

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