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Open Basic Education - National Institute of open Schooling

Open Basic Education (OBE) | Alternative Education Programme | NIOS

The National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) has launched the Open Basic Education (OBE) Programme, as an alternative educational programme.It is equivalent to the Elementary Education Programme of the formal education system. The OBE Programme explores and makes use of the potentialities of Distance Education Mode (DEM) for reaching the unreached.

There is a provision of separate OBE programme for children and adults. 

  • The clientele for Open Basic Education (OBE) programme is:
    • Children below 14 years of age
    • Adults above 14 years of age
  • The OBE Programme is offered at three levels:
    • OBE level A: equivalent to class 1-3
    • OBE level B: equivalent to class 4 & 5
    • OBE level C: equivalent to class 6 -8

The target Group of the OBE Programme

  • School dropouts
  •  Dropouts of NFE programmes
  • Out of school children and adults
  •  Neo literates of National Literacy Mission’s Continuing Education Scheme
  •  Girls and women, marginalised groups, SC/ST, BPL groups, first generation learners

Guidelines for the OBE Programme

All those desirous to enrol themselves under the OBE Programme of NIOS are advised to contact the nearby Accredited Agencies. The OBE examinations are conducted by Accredited Agencies as per norms, guidelines and standards provided by NIOS.

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