BBOSE: Bihar Board of Open Schooling and Examination

BBOSE: Bihar Board of Open Schooling and Examination


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The Bihar Board of Open Schooling and Examination is a government-registered society established under the Societies Act. The board, however, was set up similarly to India's National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS), which is under the department of the Ministry of Human Resource Development.

The official representatives of the Bihar Board of Open Schooling and Examination run an admissions process with the goal of allowing qualified applicants into HSC and SSC classes at public and private universities and schools in the state of Bihar.

Bihar Board of Open Schooling and Examination was established in 2011 by the Education Department, Govt. of Bihar to provide flexibility to students opting for self study or Homeschooling.

It also provides an opportunity to those who left their studies due to unwanted reasons as they can now pass matric and intermediate through this platform. Also there are some special children who don’t find schools suitable for them and they just wish to upgrade their skills or study by themselves.

Like NIOS, BBOSE also offers courses from basic to secondary and senior secondary level at very low fees . An application fee of INR 50 is charged for all courses however registration  fees charged are different for different categories and different courses as depicted in the table below in INR.


Class 10th

For Class 12th













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Apart from application and registration fees, there are some other fees also as depicted in the table below in the similar manner as depicted in the previous table.

Personal Contact Program (PCP)

50 per subject

50 per subject


50 per subject

50 per subject




Identity Card



Additional Subjects



Important Instructions

  • A Candidate should have passed/failed in any classes including class 10th to appear for class 10th course . However they must have passed class 10th or equivalent exam to appear for class 12th course.
  • There are 18 subjects in class 10th syllabus divided in two groups A and B . Students can choose 5 subjects from them with minimum 1 and maximum 2 subjects from group A (Language & Literature).
  • Similarly, there are 28 subjects in class 12th divided in two groups where students have to choose 5 among them with 1 subject related to language.
  • If a student registers on the official website, it will be valid for 5 years and they can appear a maximum of 9 times in these five years .
  • Examinations are held twice in an examination year i.e. in June and December . Students can register from March to August for examination in June next year and from September to next February for examination in December next year.
  • A student must be at least 14 years old to apply for class 10th exam at the time of appearing for exams however no such limit is for class 12th course.Following documents can be accepted as a proof of Birth -
  1. Birth Certificate
  2. Transfer Certificate but if the previous school was in another state then it should be verified by DEO or BEO.
  3. Proof of birth from state hospitals.
  4. Affidavit of birth approved by Subdivision Magistrate or Magistrate .


Can I appear in the English medium in BBOSE ?

Students have the option to appear in examinations in any of Hindi, English or Urdu however study material is available in Hindi only. Students can easily download study material from the official website .

Can I choose additional subjects ?

Students can select 1 additional subject from group A and maximum 2 additional subjects from group B .

Will I get a second chance if I fail in any subject ?

Students can reappear in the next exam just after six months in only those subjects in which they have failed .

Can I apply for rechecking in BBOSE ?  

Students who are not satisfied by their marks can apply for retotalling of marks within 30 days of the declaration of result . They have to pay INR 200 through bank draft in favor of the CEO,BBOSE, Patna. It takes 45 days to verify marks by the students.