On-Demand Examination System

Secondary and Sr.Secondary Level

Note : There will be no On-Demand Examination during the month of April and May.


On Demand Examination for Secondary and Sr. Secondary begins at the Regional Centre (Hyderabad, Pune, Kolkata, Guwahati, Chandigarh,Kochi, Jaipur, Patna, Allahabad, Bhopal, Dehradun, Bhubneshwar and Visakhapatnam sub-Regional Centre )

Registration for On Demand Examination only for existing learners

On-line Admission for learners wanting to appear in On Demand Examination System (ODES) of NIOS for Secondary Level

Online Admission for Sr.Secondary for learners wanting to appear in On-Demand Examination at Sr. Secondary

Procedure and schedule for change of subject for Learners of stream 3 & 4

Result for On-Demand Examination

Re-evaluation of Answer scripts


The features


Result and Certification

Student Brochure




National Institute of Open Schooling has been working on the concept of On-Demand Examination (ODE) at Secondary Level since 2003 in the area of its feasibility and operationalisation. The novel concept of ODE is a great step in the direction of flexibility to the open and distance learning. This will make the total system of examination independent of the time frame and will help the student to take up the examinations as per their wish and preparation. The basic concept of On Demand Examination is that NIOS Student can walk into the examination center as and when he/she feel ready for the examination. NIOS re-introduced the ODES at Secondary level in 2005. With the success of ODE at Secondary level, NIOS started the On-Demand Examination in Sr.Secondary also with 6 subject Hindi (301), Mathematics (311), Physics (312), Business Studies (319), Home Science (321) and Political Sc.(317) from October 2007.
At present, ODES is being conducted at NIOS HQ at NOIDA and at its 13 Regional Centres/Sub Centres of NIOS in the following subjects at Secondary and Sr.Secondary level

Secondary : Hindi (201), English (202), Sanskrit (209), Mathematics (211), Science & Technology (212), Social Science (213), Economics (214), Business studies (215), Home Science (216), Word Processing (219) (available only for the Enrolled Students only), Psychology (222).

Sr. Seconadry : Hindi (301), English (302), Sanskrit (309), Mathematics (311), Physics (312), Chemistry (313), Biology (314), History (315), Geography (316), Political Sc. (317), Economics (318), Business Studies (319), Accountancy (320), Home Science (321), Psychology (328) ,Sociology (331), Painting (332) and Environmental Science (333).

Medium of Question Paper : The Question Paper will be in English and Hindi Medium Only, However the Regional Medium Candidates want to appear through the On Demand Examination will have a choice of Answering the Question Paper in the respective Regional Medium and no Regional Medium Question Paper will be provided in On Demand Examination.



The Features

A set of Question Paper is generated randomly by the computer out of already developed Question Bank based on the blue print and paper design of the subject as and when demanded. All such generated Question Papers are different with same difficulty level. For this a huge database of items based on the blue print and question paper design has been developed A number of items having comparable difficulty level are developed for each activated/marked cells of the blue print. These questions covered in the item bank test learning objectives under knowledge, understanding, application and skill competencies of a Student. For identification, all these items are given a code indicating the subject, the content area to which the item belong, the objective being tested, the type of question, the marks allocated to the item and the serial number of the item.





The advantages of ODES can be stated as follows:



Result & Certification

Every Month through NIOS web site www.nios.ac.in for the ODE conducted during last month.


Venue for theory paper

At all the Regional Centres and at the HQ at NOIDA

Examination Days for theory paper

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday (For Regional Centres) and Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday & Friday for HQ NOIDA 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm

Venue for Practical Examination

NIOS AI (study centre) or at another reputed school already identified for the practical Examination

Examination Dyas for Practical Every Friday/Saturday on weekly basis or as Announced on the day of the Theory Paper.

Result Declaration

Every Month through NIOS web site www.nios.ac.in for the ODE conducted during last month

For any clarification regarding On Demand Examination, you may contact the Learner support Centre (LSC) at 18001809393(Toll Free) or you may send your e-mail at lsc@nios.ac.in or odes@nios.ac.in