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Vocational Education Curriculum

The ICS follows NIOS for vocational education it is an "Open School" system that caters to the needs of a diversified group of learners up to pre-degree level. The project commenced with flexibilities built-in by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in 1979. It aims to provide appropriate, continuing and holistic education through the system of Open and Distance Learning and contributes to the universalization of School Education. It helps to develop academic and vocational education plans based on needs for livelihood and lifelong learning up to pre-degree level. It supports strengthening the Open and Distance Learning system through Research and Development activities. It also promotes open schooling at National and global level by networking, capacity building, sharing of resources and quality assurance.

What is NIOS?

NIOS stands for National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) and it was formerly known as National Open School (NOS). It was established in November,1989 as an autonomous organisation in pursuance of National Policy on Education 1986 by the Ministry of Education (MOE), Government of India.

This is one of the largest Open Schooling systems for Secondary and Senior Secondary candidates.

Who can join?

Students who could not complete their schooling due to various factors; those who could not cope up with regular studies due to different reasons; those who wish to pay more attention to sports or some performing arts can opt for this system of Education.

Open Basic Education (OBE) Program for the age group 14+ years, teenagers and adults at A, B and C levels that are equal to grades III, V and VIII of the formal school system

What are the advantages of NIOS?

Though students study from their home at their own time, everything else is like any board examination and the syllabus prescribed is at par with regular board syllabus. N.I.O.S. board also conducts Examinations systematically and strictly.

Those who have passed from N.I.O.S are eligible to take admission in any regular school or college for further education.

Eligibility criteria

The minimum age limit to appear for a Secondary Examination is 14 years (completed) and there is no upper age limit. To the candidate's benefit, the previous qualification maybe even 5th standard, provided the student can read and write in one of the languages at the time of the Examination.

The minimum age limit for Senior Secondary is 16 years completed with Secondary pass result and completed 24 months before appearing for the examination. Again, there is no upper age limit.

Why ICS ?


> Class 10 – Class 8 Pass Certificate and should have completed 14 years of age in March 2023.
> Class 12 – Class 10 Pass Certificate and should have completed 15 Years of age in March 2023.


NIOS Registration + Annual Tuition Fee for Class 10 (Including Books) : 325 + 488 = 813/- KD.

Please note that 325 KD is NIOS Registration fee payable to Delhi.
1st Installment fee (Joining time) 2nd Installment 3rd Installment Total(annual)
Reg. Fee 325 + 150 = 475 KD 170 KD 168 KD 813 KD


NIOS Registration and Annual Tuition Fee for Class 12 (Including Books) : 355 + 488 = 843/- KD.

Please note that 355 KD is NIOS Registration fee payable to Delhi.
1st Installment fee (Joining time) 2nd Installment 3rd Installment Total(annual)
Reg. Fee 355 + 150 = 505 KD 170 KD 168 KD 843 KD
(Exam Fee Extra) Note:

Indian Students can continue their higher studies in any University in India.

Subjects of Study for Class 10 & 12


2. Social Science
4. HOME SCIENCE +Practical

CLASS 12 Humanities & COMMERCE

4. HOME SCIENCE + Practical

(5 easy Subjects each in 10 & 12)

Commerce will have Business Studies Instead of Tourism.

Documents required

The student has to be ready with the Scanned copy/soft copy (jpg, jpeg files) of the given below documents which will be required to be uploaded while registering for the Admission to Secondary and Senior Secondary courses

  • Recent Passport size color Photograph
  • Signature (preferably in Black Ink)
  • Valid identity proof (Passport)
  • Valid proof of Date of Birth (Birth Certificate)
  • A valid proof of Civil ID (Passport etc)
  • Address proof (Passport)
  • Class 8th marksheet (in case of secondary course) or class 10th marksheet (in case of senior secondary course)
  • Fail Mark sheet of previous Board, failing which Transfer of Credit (TOC) marks will not be updated in NIOS result. If TOC Board marked with (*Other) is selected then the Result should be available on the Concerned Board Website or Learner has to submit result verification letter from Concerned Board as per NIOS norms

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