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Senior School (NIOS)

21K School is offering the Senior School Programme under Indian Curriculum through NIOS as a Private Candidate. NIOS or National Institute of Open Schooling is a National Board established by the Government of India. NIOS is an "Open School" to cater to the needs of a heterogeneous group of learners up to pre-degree level. It was started as a project with in-built flexibilities by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in 1979. In 1986, the National Policy on Education suggested strengthening of Open School System for extending open learning facilities in a phased manner at secondary level all over the country as an independent system with its own curriculum and examination leading to certification.

Consequently, the Ministry of Education (MOE), Government of India set up the National Open School (NOS) in November 1989. The pilot project of CBSE on Open School was amalgamated with NOS. Through a Resolution (No. F.5-24/90 Sch.3 dated 14 September 1990 published in the Gazette of India on 20 October 1990), the National Open School (NOS) was vested with the authority to register, examine and certify students registered with it up to pre-degree level courses. In July 2002, the Ministry of Education (MOE) amended the nomenclature of the organisation from the National Open School (NOS) to the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) with a mission to provide relevant continuing education at the school stage, up to pre-degree level through Open Learning system to prioritized client groups as an alternative to the formal system, in pursuance of the normative national policy documents and in response to the need assessments of the people, and through it to make its share of contribution:

  • To universalisation of education,
  • To greater equity and justice in society, and
  • To the evolution of a learning society.

​NIOS operates through a network of five Departments, 23 Regional Centres, two Sub Regional Centres, two NIOS Cells, and more than 7400 Study Centres (AIs/AVIs) spread all over the country and abroad. NIOS is the largest Open Schooling system in the world with a cumulative enrolment of 4.13 million (during the last 5 years). Recently, NIOS has also started its own Virtual School.

Students studying at 21K School can complete their studies online and appear ​for examinations conducted by NIOS as a Private Candidates. Just like any other Board Examination, The Marks Sheet and Certification will be provided by NIOS.

National Curriculum Framework

  • Only student based in India will be eligible to enrol as NIOS private candidate
  • The Senior School Programme at 21K School is an academically rigorous programme and students enrolling must enrol for two years (either Grade 9-10 or Grade 11-12) as examination will be conducted by NIOS only in Grade 10 and 12.
  • All relevant marks sheets and transfer documents will be provided by NIOS. 21K School will conduct internal examinations for each term including preparatory exams as required.
  • Integrated Programme is open for students in Science Stream only. It includes additional classes for preparation of competitive examinations in Engineering and Medical Entrance Examinations.
  • Student batch strength from Grade 9 to 12 will have only 25 students per batch
  • Grades 9 to 12 will have Live Classes conducted by Indian Teachers as per Batch Timings from Monday to Saturday. However, the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month will be a holiday for the students.
  • Student of Grade (9-12) has to pay additional charges at actuals for:
    • Science kit and practical labs charges
    • Examination and NIOS registration fee
    • Centre fee to appear for exams at actuals as applicable
    • Any other related expenses or charges as applicable from time to time.
  • The Academic Year begins on June 6, 2022 or at a later date subject to declaration of Board Results.

Secondary School

21K School offers following subjects under NIOS as a Private Candidate programme at Grade 9 and 10 Level:

Group-A Hindi(201), English(202), Telugu(205), Kannada(208), Tamil (237) Group-B Mathematics(211),*Science and Technology(212), Social Science(213), Economics(214), Business Studies(215), Psychology (222), Indian Culture & Heritage (223), Accountacy (224) Subjects with * have theory as well as practical works.

For obtaining a Pass Certificate, a learner is required to pass in a minimum of five subjects including one or maximum of two languages from Group 'A' and other three or four subjects from Group 'B'. However, a learner is free to take upto two additional subjects and thus can choose maximum of seven subjects.

Senior Secondary School

21K School offers following subjects under NIOS as a Private Candidate programme at Grade 11 and 12 Level:

Group-A Hindi(301), English(302), Tamil (304) Group-B Mathematics(311), Psychology(328), *Geography(316), Economics(318), Business Studies(319), Group-C *Physics(312), History(315), *Enviornmental Science(333), Group-D * Chemistry(313), Political Science(317),*Mass Communication (335) Group-E *Biology(314),

Accountancy(320),*Introduction to Law (338) Group-F *Computer Science(330), Sociology(331), Tourism(337),*Physical Education and Yog(373) Learner can opt only one subject from each of Group C,D,E and F

For obtaining a Pass Certificate, a learner is required to pass in a minimum of five subjects including one or maximum of two languages from Group 'A' and other three or four subjects from Group 'B'. However, a learner is free to take upto two additional subjects and thus can choose maximum of seven subjects.

Learning Material Kit

Learning Material Kit for Senior School (Grade 9 -12) includes the following:

  • Textbooks/Workbooks for each subject.
  • Access to vast resources of general books, videos and more at our Digital Library
  • Access to Virtual Lab for Science Experiments
  • Student Merchandise- ID card, Almanac and Annual Planner

Learning Material Kit for Integrated Programme includes the following:

  • Textbooks/Workbooks for each subject.
  • Additional Course Materials and Test Prep Question Papers
  • Access to eCourse Materials, Digital Library and Virtual Lab
  • Student Merchandise- ID card, Almanac and Annual Planner

Special Education Needs (SEN)

We provide limited academic support to students with special education need through our qualified, trained, experienced team of child psychologists, Special Educators and Counsellors. Talk to our Admissions Advisor in complete confidence to discuss how we can help you and your child.

Based on Indian National Curriculum Framework 2005, NIOS Syllabus

Textbooks & Workbooks delivered at home

Small interactive class size of 25 Students for personal attention

4 hours of Live Classes, Monday to Friday & alternate Saturday

Academic structure and support to parents for stress-free learning

Integrated Programme for Competitive Examination Preparation


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