ಕೆರ್ನಾಟಕ ಸ್ಟೇಟ್ ಓಪನ್ ಸ್ಕೂಲ್ (An Autonomous Open Board under Govt of Karnataka)


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Those who have passed or failed in 7th standard and have completed 15 years of age are eligible for admission.
Candidates can contact any recognized study center nearby. Those who are interested to join the school must submit their original TC. They must submit 10 passport size photos and also the proof of address authentication.


To be the best Open school that imparts high-quality, need-based education to candidates who cannot be enrolled in the formal school system through open learning.


Extending educational access to the underprivileged learners through open and distance learning. The JSS Karnataka Open School will achieve this through designing and developing educational programmes which are relevant to stakeholders under the guidance of NIOS. Preparing students to participate in the development process of the economy.

Selection of Subjects

There is a flexibility in the system. So, the candidate is free to select the subjects based on his or her own choice, aptitude and learning ability. The student has to select three languages Kannada, English and Hindi as compulsory. Candidates are free to select any three core subjects out of six subjects given below.

  1. Science and Technology
  2. Mathematics
  3. Social Studies
  4. Economics
  5. Business studies
  6. Home science

Study Centers

If an Educational Organization or School wishes to become study center, it has to submit the proposal to the institute. Then the team will conduct the feasibility of the Institution. If conditions found satisfactory, Karnataka Open School will grant affiliation.

Role of the Co-ordinator(Contact Classes)

Each study center will have a coordinator. The coordinator of the study center is responsible for the smooth running of the study center. He has to conduct 30 PCP (Personal Contact Programmes) in each subject during Saturday, Sunday and other Government Holidays

Learning Materials for Students

The Open School will supply learning materials to the study centers as soon as they remit the fees. Students can get these materials from the coordinator of the concerned study centers.


Those who have high schools and having educational facilities like laboratory, a library, etc. Karnataka Open School team will visit and verify the facilities available in the school. Subsequently, they will have a discussion with the management and the staff. If they fulfill the norms, they will grant recognition to such school or organization.

Registration Fee of the learning center

At the time of submitting proposal to Karnataka Open School, the school management or NGO has to deposit Rs. 2000/- which is not refundable.

Examination Process

Karnataka State Open School Education Examination Board will conduct the examination once in a year on par with regular SSLC in the month of March or April. There is a provision for the failed students to appear for supplementary examination in the month of June of the year. The marks card to the successful learners will be issued by Karnataka State Open School Education Examination Board and it is equivalent to regular SSLC as per the Government order.

Declaration of Results

Karnataka State Open School Education Examination Board will conduct Examination on lines with regular SSLC and issues Marks card to the passed students.

Fee Structure

The learners have to pay the fixed fees of Rs. 7600/- to the study center with in the specified time. (changes from time to time)

The Particulars of Fees (Rs.)
1 Application and prospectus Fee 100.00
2 Registration & Course Fee 5000.00
3 Tuition Fee 1000.00
4 Examination Fee 1500.00
Total 7600.00

In case any learner fails to pay the fees within the prescribed time, he or she will have to pay a late fee of Rs. 100 for a period of one month.
The School is not receiving any financial help either from State Government or from Central Government. So, it has to function on the Registration fee received from students.

Senior Secondary Course (Pre-University Course)

The Senior Secondary Course is proposed to start from 1990 in Science Arts and Commerce. The learners can choose subjects in concerned Arts or Commerce.


1. Kannada

2. English


1. Kannada

2. English

Core Subjects any four

3. History

4. Economics

5. Political Science

6. Sociology

7. Geography

3. Economics

4. Commerce

5. Accountancy

6. Geography


1. Science

2. Physics

3. Chemistry

4. Biology

5. Agriculture

6. Environmental science