NIOS 12th Syllabus 2019
Dinesh Goyal, 10 Jul 2019, #

NIOS 12th Syllabus 2019 - National Institute of Open Schooling prescribes the NIOS Class 12 Syllabus on its official website. NIOS Syllabus for 12th provides details of all the topics or units to be studied under different subjects. Students preparing to appear for NIOS 12th examination must download the syllabus and start their preparations accordingly. NIOS 12th Syllabus 2019 is broadly grouped from A to F wherein Group A includes mainly language subjects while subjects of science, commerce etc. are listed in other groups. The detailed pdf for the same can be downloaded from the link given below. NIOS Syllabus for 12th will also help the student to know the important topics and relative marks distribution. They can also divide the topics as per the marks and could focus on the important topics.

After completing the NIOS Class 12 Syllabus 2019, a student is advised to practice the previous year question paper or sample paper to have an edge. Read the complete article further to know more about NIOS 12th Syllabus, NIOS admissions, exam dates, admit card and other information.

NIOS 12th registrations open for the April 2020 exams and students can apply till September 15, 2019.

Latest: Students wishing to appear for October exams can pay NIOS exam fee before July 31, 2019

NIOS 12th Syllabus 2019 Highlights

Exam Name

NIOS 12th (Sr. Secondary)

NIOS 12th Exam Dates
October/November 2019

Mode of Exam

Written Exam (Offline)

Official Website


Science, Commerce & Arts

NIOS 12th Syllabus 2019- Subjects included

NIOS groups the subjects for class 12 broadly into six small groups named as Group A, B, C, D, E and F. Group A includes language subjects while other groups include subjects from science, commerce, humanities and others. Students have to select at least 5 subjects in total from any one of the group out of which one language subject is compulsory to be chosen from group A and other subjects can be chosen from any group.



Group A

Hindi, English, Gujarati, Bengali, Urdu, Sanskrit, Tamil, Punjabi, Persian, Arabic,

Group B

Mathematics, Geography, Economics, Home Science, Psychology, Business Studies, Painting, Ved Adhyayan, Sanskrit Vyakaran, Data Entry Operations, Tourism, Sanskrit Sahitya, Bhartiya Darshan

Group C

Physics, Library, History and Information Science

Group D

Chemistry, Mass Communication, Political Science

Group E

Biology, Introduction to Law, Accountancy

Group F

Computer Science, Environmental Science, Sociology

NIOS Syllabus for 12th English

The total marks for English paper is 100 and the duration will be of 3 hrs. duration. The English paper has 5 different sections that are Prescribed texts, Functional Writing, Functional Grammar, Comprehension and Optional Module. Functional Writing includes Paragraph writing, Letter writing , Note Making, Ending.

NIOS 12th English Syllabus pdf- Click here

SectionsMarks Alloted
Prescribed texts20 Marks
Functional Grammar15 Marks
Functional writing skills25 Marks
Comprehension (unseen passages)20 Marks
Optional module20 Marks

NIOS Physics Syllabus for Class 12th

NIOS 12th Physics syllabus is listed below along with the important topics and marks. Students should complete the entire NIOS Class 12 Syllabus to score high.

Core Module
1Motion, force and Energy14
2Electricity and Magnetism14
3Properties of Matter8
4Optics and Optical Instruments8
5Atoms and Nuclei7
6Semiconductors and their Applications7
7Heat and Thermodynamics6
Optional Module
10Photography and Audio-Videography10
11Physics in Medical Sciences10

NIOS 12th English Syllabus pdf- Click here

NIOS Practical Examination Scheme


NIOS 12th Syllabus for Mathematics

The total marks of Mathematics is 100 marks. Students have to solve the question paper in 3 hours duration. The NIOS Class 12th exam will be held in offline mode only-

1Complex Numbers & Quadratic Equations10
2Determinants & Matrices10
3Permutations & Combinations8
4Sequences & Series8
6Coordinate Geometry10
7Differential Calculus17
8Integral Calculus17
Optional Modules
1Statistics & Probability (or)10 (each)
2Vectors & Analytical Solid Geometry (or)
3Linear Programming

NIOS 12th Mathematics Syllabus Pdf

Download NIOS 12th Syllabus (Subject wise)

Subject Name
Download pdf file
Guideline for Practical
Commerce (Business Studies)
Home Science

Political Science
Computer Science

Apart from these subjects, the syllabus for other subjects can be downloaded from the official website. Click here to download.

Candidates should also Download NIOS study material to prepare for the exams.

NIOS Class 12th Exams 2019- Points to Remember

  • The NIOS 12th Date Sheet for October Exams will be released in the last week of August 2019. With the help of the timetable, students can optamise their study schedule to make the most of their time. Students can check the subject wise dates along with the exam timing.
  • NIOS 12th Admit Card is released by exam authorities online. Students should bring the hall ticket while appearing for the examination as it will be treated as the ID proof for applicants. Any candidate fails to do so will not be allowed to appear in the examination.
  • Students are advised to complete the NIOS 12th Syllabus and start practising the sample papers or question papers.
  • Solving the NIOS Sample Papers or previous year question papers helps in obtaining good scores in the board examinations.
  • These papers will also benefit students to know the exam pattern, questions asked in exams, marks distribution etc. Besides, solve NIOS previous year papers to improve time management skills. Regularly practising same assists in increasing problem-solving skills. The practice of NIOS question papers must be started only after completing the NIOS 12th Syllabus at least once.
  • The board will declare the NIOS 12th Result 2019 online on the main website Students should have their roll number as specified on the admit card to check the result. Students will receive their mark sheets from NIOS by post at their registered address.

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Questions related to NIOS Class 12

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can i gibe NIOS improvmwnt exam afyer passingy 12th three years ago?

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 17th Oct, 2019

hello aspirant,

you can give the improvement exam only once and you can give the exam after passing the board exam. a candidate need to attempt the improvement exam with in five years of admission. as you have passed 12 in 2016. and you enrolled for the course in 2014. so technically 5 years have passed from 2014-2019.  its not possible to give improvement exam now. follow the below link to know in details,


Do we eligible for competitive exam like NEET/ JEE if we are NIOS(OPEN SCHOOL) students? Does it make any difference while preparing merit or an admission?

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 8th Oct, 2019

hello aspirant,

from this year nios students are not eligible for neet exam. however you can appear in jee main exam. you are eligible to appear in JEE Main examination after completion of your 12th standard from NIOS Board. Candidates who have completed 12th standard with Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry subjects from a recognised board are eligible to appear in JEE Main examination


I have filled nios form for april exam...And UPSEE exam also conduct in april... So can i give both exams..

Sonali Sahu Student Expert 2nd Oct, 2019


You are not be eligible as you might not have passed have 12th at that time. The eligibility criteria says the candidates must have passed 12th from any recognized university or institution.

In addition to that you have to upload the documents to the board so you have to have them before hand. For more details you can check the eligibilty criteria of UPSEE 2020:-

In that case you can register yourself for JEE main which is a National level entrance exam and you can give it even if you don't have your 12th credentials. JEE main is conducted twice a year. Registration for Januray month is completed you can't apply for it now. You can apply for the april month and can give it your maximum effort.

You will get top best college through jee mains if you clear it with a rank below 5k.

Hope it helps!


I m going to appear for nios class 12 this year 2019 October but i have filled in jee main2020 application that i m appearing in 2020 so did it affect in my counselling for college s

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 27th Sep, 2019

hello aspirant,

please be careful while you are filling a application form. Correction window for jee main 2020 will open from october 11 to october 17, 2019.

follow the below link to know more about jee main 2020,

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