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1. NIOS : An Introduction

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1.1 Functioning of NIOS

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1.2 Salient Features

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1.3 Courses of Study

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2. Admission

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2.1 Procedure for Admission

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2.2 Documents Required for Admission

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2.3 Cut off Dates

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2.4 Minimum  Age

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2.5 Confirmation of Admission

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2.6 Duplicate Identity Card

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2.7 Fee

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2.8 Contact Hours

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3. Instructions and Training Process

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3.1 Self Instructional Study Material

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3.2 Personal Contact and Practical Training

Programmes

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3.3 Audio and Video Programmes

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4. Evaluation

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4.1 Freedom of Taking Examination

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4.2 Medium of Evaluation

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4.3 Evaluation : Some Highlights

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4.4 Registration for Examination

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4.5 Examination and other Fees

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4.6 Pass Criteria

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4.7 Credit Accumulation

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4.8 Combination of Credits in

Academic courses

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4.9 Improvement of Performance

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4.10 Scrutiny of Marks

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4.11 Issue of Certificates

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5. Courses of Study

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(Vocational Education)

Tables

Table I

Courses offered by Vocational

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Education Department

Table II

Scheme of Examination

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Table III : Pass Criteria

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6. Collaborative Projects

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Appendices

Appendix A :

List of AVIs/SAIEDs

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Appendix B :

Instructions for filling up the

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Application Form for Admission

Appendix C :

Application Form in duplicate  167-170
for Admission

Appendix D :

Examination Form

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Appendix E :

Proforma for obtaining

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duplicate copy of Marks Sheet/
Certificate etc.

Appendix F :

List of Regional Centres of

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NIOS

Appendix G :

List of Boards recognising

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NIOS Examinations & Certification

Appendix H :

List of Universities/Institutions 178-180
recognising NIOS examinations
and certification

Appendix I

:

List of recognised Boards of

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Secondary and Senior
Secondary Education

Appendix J

:

Copy of the Resolution of the

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Govt. of India Vesting Authority
of examination and certification
in NIOS

Prospectus

Chairman Message

Welcome to NIOS