NIOS 10th Syllabus 2020
Updated on Nov 13, 2019 - 4:10 p.m. IST by Dinesh Goyal
#NIOS 10th

NIOS 10th Syllabus 2020 - Students preparing for NIOS 10th board exams should go through the prescribed NIOS class 10 syllabus. They should analyze NIOS 10th syllabus 2020 to know the topics they need to study for NIOS 10th exams. NIOS syllabus for 10th is the same for public and on-demand exams. Candidates who are going to appear for April 2020 exams can refer to this syllabus to plan preparation. NIOS syllabus for 10th is available to download for all the subjects. NIOS 10 syllabus mentions the detailed subjects wise topics along with the exam pattern. As per the NIOS 10th syllabus 2020, the subjects are broadly divided into 2 groups - Group A and Group B. Group A of NIOS secondary syllabus consisted of language subjects while Group B comprised of all other core subjects. Candidates who are planning for NIOS admission 2020 for October exams can also refer this NIOS 10th syllabus 2020 to get an insight of topics. NIOS 10th exams for Block 1 will be conducted from March 24 to April 24, 2020, and for Block 2, it will be held in October 2020. Links to download the NIOS 10th syllabus 2020 pdfs are given below along with other details.
Latest: NIOS 10th date sheet 2020 has been released for practicals and theory exams. Visit the given link to check details.

Subjects included in NIOS 10th Syllabus 2020

  • The subjects are broadly divided into two categories- Group A and Group B.
  • Group A includes language subjects and a child must choose a minimum of one language and a maximum of two languages out of the group.
  • While Group B includes the core subjects wherein students can choose three subjects or four subjects.
  • To obtain the class 10 certificate and be pass in NIOS 10th result, a student must clear five subjects including one language subject.

NIOS 10th Scheme of Subjects

Groups

Subjects

Group A

English, Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Telugu, Gujarati, Kannada, Punjabi, Nepali, Assamese, Marathi, Sanskrit, Malayalam, Odia, Arabic, Persian and Tamil.

Group B

Mathematics, Science and Technology, Social Science, Economics, Business Studies, Home Science, Data Entry Operations, Psychology, Indian Culture and Heritage, Accountancy, Painting, and Data Entry Operations.

How to Download NIOS 10th Syllabus 2020?

Students can download NIOS class 10 Syllabus for all the subjects in Hindi and English Medium from the official website or using the links given in this article. The steps to download NIOS syllabus for 10th are given below:

  • Go to the official website: nios.ac.in or click here to download NIOS 10 syllabus for Practical and theory exams in Hindi and English medium.
  • Click on the section of Student information section.
  • On the next page find and click on the link of NIOS Syllabus for Secondary.
  • Then open a respective link of the syllabus as per the subject and medium of a student.
  • Download the NIOS 10th syllabus 2020 as a pdf file to use for the future reference.

NIOS 10th Syllabus 2020 for English

Section Name

Topics

Marks

Reading

Unseen Passages

15

Writing

Letter writing, report writing, paragraph writing, message writing

25

Grammar

Parts and types of a sentence, Subject-Verb Concord, The Verb and noun phrase, Time and tense, Non – finites, modals, Clauses, Reported speech

30

Literature

Poems and Prose

30

NIOS 10th Syllabus 2020 for Science

Module

Marks

Measurement in Science & Technology

4

Matter - Structure and Behaviour

12

Motion and Force

5

Energy

14

The Universe and our Earth

6

Our Environment and Natural Resources

8

Man-Made Resources and Environmental Problems

5

Life Processes

17

Health, Hygiene and Diseases

4

Agricultural Practices

4

Technology and Communication

6

Total theory marks

85

Practical exam marks

15

Total marks

100

NIOS 10th Syllabus 2020 for Social Science

Module No.

Module Name

Marks

1

Evolution of Human Society

17

2

India: Natural Environment, Resources and Development

15

3

People, Society and Culture

12

4

India’s Struggle for Freedom

15

5

Citizen, State and the Constitution

13

6

Democracy at Work

15

7

Contemporary India: Issues and Challenges

13

NIOS 10th Syllabus 2020 for Mathematics

Module Name

Lesson Name

Marks

Algebra

Number Systems

26

Indices ( Exponents )

Radicals( Surds )

Algebraic Expressions and Polynomials

Special Products and Factorisation

Linear Equations

Quadratic Equations

Number Patterns

Commercial Mathematics

Ratio and Proportion

15

Percentage and its Applications

Compound Interest

Banking

Geometry

Lines and Angles

25

Congruence of Triangles

Concurrent Lines

Quadrilaterals

Similarity of Triangles

Circles

Angles in a Circle and Cyclic Quadrilateral

Secants, Tangents and their Properties

Constructions

Coordinate Geometry

Mensuration

Area of Plane Figures

10

Surface Area and Volume of Solids

Trigonometry

Introduction to Trigonometry

12

Trigonometric Ratios of Some Special Angles

Statistics

Data and their Representation

12

Graphical Representation of Data

Measures of Central Tendency

Introduction to Probability

NIOS 10th Syllabus 2020 for Economics

Module No.

Module Name

Marks

1

Evolution and Characteristics of Wants

7

2

Human Wants and Production

8

3

Increasing Production of Goods and Services

7

4

Distribution of Goods and Services

7

5

Buying of Goods and Services

7

6

Selling of Goods and Services

8

7

Savings: Banks, Post Offices and Insurance

8

8

Understanding an Economy

9

9

Indian Economy: An overview and problems

19

10

World Economy

10

11

Environment and Sustainable Development

10

NIOS 10th Syllabus 2020 for Home Science

Module No.

Module Name

Marks

1

What is Home Science

2

2

The Food That We Eat

12

3

Fibres and Fabrics

10

4

Home Maintenance

10

5

Health and Environment

12

6

My family

15

7

Family Resources

12

8

Rights and Responsibilities

12

Total theory marks

85

Practical marks

15

Total marks

100

Download NIOS 10th Syllabus 2020 in Hindi Medium

Syllabus Name

Download Links

NIOS 10th Social Science Syllabus

Download Here

NIOS 10th Business Studies Syllabus

Download Here

NIOS 10th Home Science Syllabus

Download Here

NIOS 10th Maths Syllabus

Download Here

NIOS 10th Indian Culture Syllabus

Download Here

Click here to download NIOS 10th syllabus for other subjects.

NIOS 10th Exam Pattern & Marks Distribution

Groups

Subjects

Marks

Duration (in hours)

Group A

English, Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Telugu, Gujarati, Kannada, Punjabi, Nepali, Assamese, Marathi, Sanskrit, Malayalam, Odia, Arabic, Persian and Tamil.

100

3

Group B

Mathematics (Theory + Practical)

85+15 = 100

2.5 + 3

Science (Theory + Practical)

85+15 = 100

2.5 + 3

Social Science

100

3

Economics

100

3

Business Studies

100

3

Home Science (Theory + Practical)

85+15 = 100

2.5 + 3

Psychology

100

3

Indian Culture and Heritage

100

3

Accountancy

100

3

Painting (Theory + Practical)

30 + 70 = 100

1.5 + 3

Data Entry Operations (Theory + Practical)

40+60 = 100

2 + 2

How to Prepare for Exams with NIOS 10th Syllabus 2020?

  1. The foremost steps towards the exam preparation is to be aware of the NIOS 10th Date Sheet. This helps in creating a good study plan as it mentions the subject wise exam dates along with the exam timing.

  2. Make short notes of important topics of NIOS 10th syllabus 2020 while preparing for exams. It helps to understand the topics in a better way and also makes the revision process faster and easier.

  3. To know the high-weightage topics, students should solve previous year NIOS Question Papers.

  4. Students after completing their NIOS 10th syllabus must practice these NIOS question papers to check their performance level.

  5. Alongside, students should also solve the sample papers.

  6. It is advised to complete the NIOS 10th syllabus 2020 and then start practising NIOS sample papers by the time date sheet is announced to ace the exams.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NIOS 10th Syllabus 2020

Question: Is NIOS 10th syllabus 2020 is same for on-demand and public exams?

Answer:

Yes, NIOS prescribed the same syllabus for on-demand and public exams.

Question: Is NIOS syllabus for 10th is tough than CBSE?

Answer:

No NIOS 10 syllabus is not tough than CBSE. the difficulty level is almost similar for both.

Question: How many subjects are allowed in NIOS 10th?

Answer:

NIOS allows a student to take 5 subjects at least and 7 subjects at most.

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Am i eligible to give 10th on march 2020

AnkiT KunwaR 13th Feb, 2020
Hello Aspirant,


NIOS 10th exams 2020 are scheduled to be conducted from March 24 to April 24, 2020. The practical exams will commence from March 11 and conclude on March 25, 2020, respectively.
You can check NIOS 10th Date Sheet 2020  and Practical Exams dates from the link below :

https://school.careers360.com/articles/nios-10th-date-sheet-time-table

I hope this helps.

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what is total fees for 10th class pass out

Manisha Gupta Expert 13th Feb, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

To check complete NIOS fees detail, You can go through with the given below link.

https://school.careers360.com/articles/nios-exam-fees

Good Luck!

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My brother have applied for Nios 10th exam, how can he give practical examination for Maths... How to know which centre has been allocated

Yash Dev Student Expert 6th Feb, 2020

Hello student you need to check details on the admit card given by the NIOS administration department.

You can also log in on the nios website through your credentials and get the details about your upcoming examination.


You can visit on the link mentioned below and know the syllabus of mathematics for nios exam.

https://nios.ac.in/online-course-material/secondary-courses/Mathematics-(211)-Syllabus.aspx


Feel free to comment if you have any doubt

Good luck

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Will we get jobs after persuating Nios ?

Dinesh Goyal 23rd Jan, 2020

Hii,

NIOS is a recognized board like as CBSE, CISCE and other boards. NIOS students are eligible for government and private jobs. But some companies may prefer regular students over open students.

Hope it helps!!!

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what is nios consolidated fee and what is the last date for nios april 2020?

tarun kumar 16th Jan, 2020

he schedule for registration and payment of examination fee for Secondary and Senior Secondary examination to be conducted during April-May 2020 is as under:

(1) For fresh and unsuccessful learners of previous examination Without late fee 21st Nov. 2019 to 25th Dec. 2019.
(2) For unsuccessful learners of Oct. 2019 examination Without late fee 13th Dec. 2019 to 25th Dec. 2019.
(3) For all learners With late fee Rs. 100/- per subject 26th Dec. 2019 to 02nd Jan. 2020.
(4) For all learners With consolidate late fee Rs. 1500/- 03rd Jan. 2020 to 10th Jan. 2020.
(1) Examination Fee Rs. 250/- per subject (Theory)
(2) Additional fee for Practicals in subjects having both theory and practicals Rs. 120/- per subject
(3) Note: Additional Rs. 50/- will be charged for each transaction
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