NIOS D.E.L.E.D Admission 2021: Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Apply Now

NIOS D.E.L.E.D Admission 2021: The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) of the Government of India is responsible for overseeing education in the country. To that end, the MHRD created the National Institute of Open School or the NIOS in 1989. The MHRD established the NIOS with the specific goal of increasing literacy and creating flexible learning. The NIOS offers the Diploma in Elementary Education or the D.El.Ed, a two-year Diploma course for Elementary & Primary School Teachers. The program was created primarily to provide Un-Trained In-Service Teachers from States all over the country an opportunity to receive national certification.



NIOS D.E.L.E.D Admission 2021 Eligibility:

  • There are different eligibility criteria for various aspirants, depending on what category of the DElEd they are applying to.
  • Candidates applying for the Primary Stage of Teaching under the DElEd, are required to have at least 50% cumulative marks in their 12th Standard Board Examination.
  • For persons from Reserved Categories, the required percentage is 55%.
  • The primary Level of Teaching under the DElEd is for teaching Classes I to IV or V.
  • Candidates who are applying for the Upper Primary Stage of Teaching under DElEd, i.e., teaching classes V to VIII, require different qualifications.
  • Candidates for this stage are required to have a Bachelor of Arts or Sciences (B.A. or B.Sc) to qualify for the examination.
  • The NIOS DElEd is only open to Indian Nationals who are citizens.

NIOS D.E.L.E.D Admission Date:

NIOS DElEd   04-18 Jun 2021
Declaration of result Mar 2021

NIOS D.E.L.E.D Admission Important Dates:

Events Exam Dates
Elementary Education in India: A Sociocultural perspective (501) Last week of September 2021
Pedagogic Process in Elementary School (502) Last week of September 2021
Learning languages at Elementary Level (503) Last week of September 2021
Learning mathematics at Elementary Level (504) Last week of September 2021
Learning Environmental Studies at Primary Level (505) Last week of September 2021

NIOS D.E.L.E.D Admission University Fees 2021:

UNIVERSITY Duration Fee Apply
Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University 3 years 83675
Pt. Sundarlal Sharma (Open) University 3 years 83920
Sant Gahira Guru Vishwavidyalaya (formerly Sarguja University) 3 years 84165
Shri Rawatpura Sarkar University 3 years 84410
Goa University 3 years 84655
Ahmedabad University 3 years 84900
Anand Agricultural University 3 years 85145
Sandip University 3 years 26350

Important Dates for the 3rd DElEd Exam will be as follows:

Events 0f Third Exams Date
Notification will be released on January 2021
Application form available on February 2021
Last date of submission application form February 2021
Last date of submission application fee To Be Announced
Exam Date June 2021

NIOS D.E.L.E.D Admission For the 4th Set 

Events Dates Registration
Learning at Elementary Level (Arts, Work and Physical Education) 15-Mar-21 October 2021
Learning at Upper Primary Level (Social Science) 16-Mar-21 October 2021
Learning at Upper Primary Level (Science) 16-Mar-21 October 2021

NIOS DElEd Application Form 2021:

  • NIOS D.E.L.E.D Admission The entire application process for the NIOS DElEd Exam 2021 is online.
  • Candidates can register themselves on the official website by entering their necessary personal information & academic details into the online portal. 
  • Candidates will be required to submit relevant documents, including matriculation certificates, photographs,s and identity certificates. 

NIOS DElEd 2021 Exam Structure:

The question paper structure for each examination in the NIOS DElEd 2021 is unique. The NIOS divides the papers into sections according to the needs of that particular subject.

For a comprehensive breakdown of your question papers of choice, please visit the official NIOS DElEd website.


Q1. If a candidate does not possess the 50% Mark requirement, can they still apply?

Ans. Candidates who have not achieved the said marks are encouraged to write the NIOS Secondary Improvement Exam. This Exam will provide a chance to improve your 12th Board Exam Score.

Q2. What is the Application Fee for the 3rd NIOS DElEd Examinations Papers?

Ans. The Application Fee for general category persons for each of the papers is Rs 250.

Q3. What are the dates for the NIOS Supplementary Exam for the DElEd examination?

Ans. The Supplementary Exams will take place between the 4th & 18th of January in 2021.


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