NIOS board was established by government of India, HRD MINISTRY (Any board must be recognized by HRD ministry for its validity)
Gujarat board is recognized by HRD Ministry of Gujarat. In the same way NIOS board is recognized as a standard board by every state. It has its importance like the regular state boards. In other words it is equivalent to other boards like state board of Rajasthan or State board of Maharashtra or Gujarat board of secondary and higher secondary education etc….
Students directly give 10th exam and if they pass in 10th and wish to appear in 12th then they can directly give 12th exam if 2 years gap.
NIOS is open board so students are required to give only exam without going to school.
NIOS is also running vocational courses in every field.
NIOS is conducting 2 types of exam
(2) ON Demand exam.