The NIOS has changed the examination schedule for class 10 and 12. Recently NIOS stated, “owing to the conduct of state assembly elections as well as bye-elections on 21 October 2019 the examinations of secondary and senior secondary courses October-November 2019 shall stand postponed to November 4, 2019, for All India exam centres only.”
Earlier the Economies examination for senior secondary class and science and technology exam for the secondary class were scheduled to be conducted on 21 October and now will be held on November 4. The time of the examination, however, remains the same from 2:30 pm to 5 pm.
As per the NIOS exam date sheet released earlier, the examinations were to be held from 3 October to 1 November, for Indian and from 3 October to 31 for overseas students. These now will conclude on November 4.
Formerly known as National Institute of Open Schooling, NIOS was set up in 1989 as an autonomous body by Union Human Resource Development ministry. The examination for two years diploma course in elementary education was conducted in pursuance of Prime Minister’s Digital India campaign.