The Karnataka State Open School is being run in collaboration with the National Institute of Open Schooling with an objective of providing continued education to those deprived of school education, rural youth, poor urbanites, girls, scheduled castes and scheduled tribes, backward classes, differently-abled persons and retired armed forces employees. The closure of academic year for State Open school under the Karnataka secondary education examination board is by the first week of April 2018 post which Karnataka SSLC result will be announced. Eligible students with a valid birth certificate who is a minimum 14 years of age can apply for admission in NSOU.