NIOS Syllabus 2020
Updated on Dec 5, 2019 - 2:16 p.m. IST by Apoorva Singh
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NIOS Syllabus 2020 - Students appearing in class 10 and 12 exams should check the NIOS syllabus for theory and practicals. The NIOS syllabus is same for public and on-demand exams. This is mandatory to appear in a minimum of 5 subjects. Students can choose a maximum of 2 additional subjects along with the mandatory ones. The NIOS syllabus 2020 for class 12 is classified into six groups namely A, B, C, D, E and F. Similarly for class 10, NIOS syllabus 2020 is divided into two groups A and B. Students can check all the important topic marking scheme, examination pattern, etc. for the examination from the NIOS syllabus 2020. The NIOS 10th and 12th block 1 exams will be conducted from March 24 to April 24, 2020. The block 2 exams of NIOS 12th and 10th will be held in October 2020. Check the detailed NIOS syllabus 2020 and marking scheme here in this article to prepare better.
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NIOS Syllabus 2020 for 10th and 12th

The syllabus of NIOS Class 10th & 12th syllabus 2020 comprises of the list of subjects available along with the important topics. Students are required to appear in 5 subjects and can choose two additional subjects by submitting fees of Rs. 720 per subject. The minimum passing marks for NIOS 10th and 12th exams are 33%. The student will be passed in NIOS result 2020 on passing 5 subjects including at least one or two language subjects.

NIOS Syllabus 2020 for Class 10th

In the first table below, the subjects for class 10th are given. In the second table subject, wise important topics for class 10 are given. As per the NIOS Syllabus 2020, the subjects of class 10th are broadly classified into two groups. Group A, which includes all the language subjects. Group B includes all the core subjects.

NIOS Class 10th Subjects List

Group

Subjects

Group-A

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

Group-B

Mathematics, Science and Technology, Social Science, Economics, Business Studies, Home Science, Psychology, Indian Culture and Heritage, Accountancy, painting, Ved Adhyayan, Sanskrit Vyakaran, Sanskrit Sahitya, Bhartiya Darshan

NIOS Syllabus 2020 for class 10

Subjects

Topics Covered

English

Book 1- Snakebite, how the squirrel got its stripes, Kondiba.

Book 2- My vision for India, caring for others, the little girl, a prayer for healing, the truth, the return of the lion.

Social Science

Introduction to social science, ancient world, medieval world, modern world, the impact of British rule in India, religious and social awakening in colonial India, popular resistance to the British rule, Indian national movement, constitutional values and political system in India, fundamental rights and fundamental duties.

Maths

Book 1-Algebra, commercial mathematics.

Book 2- geometry, mensuration, trigonometry, statistics

Psychology

Book 1-Foundations of psychology, Basic Psychological Processes, Human Development.

Book 2-Social Psychological Processes, Health and Well Being, Work Life and Environmental Concerns, Yoga: A Way of Life

Business Studies

Nature and scope of the business, Industry, and Commerce, Cooperative societies and joint-stock companies, Transport services, warehousing, communication services, postal and courier services, banking services, outsourcing

Science and technology

Measurement in science, matter in our surroundings, moving things, energy, the living world, natural resources, humans, and environment

Economics

Understanding economics, about the economy, producing goods and services, distribution of goods and services, money, banking and insurance, presentation and analysis of data in economics, Indian economy, Contemporary Economic Issues

NIOS Syllabus 2020 for Class 12th

The syllabus for class 12th is given in the following tables. The subjects for class 12th are broadly classified into six groups. There are a total of five subjects, which students need to choose. One or two subjects of languages need to be chosen from group A. The rest of the subjects should be from groups B, C, D, E, and F. Students need to pick only one subject from these groups. The important topics of each subject are also provided below.

NIOS Class 12th Subject List

Groups

Subjects

Group A

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

Group B

Mathematics, Home Science, Psychology, Geography, Economics, BuNIOS Syllabus 2020siness Studies, Painting, Data Entry Operations, Tourism, Ved Adhyayan, Sanskrit Vyakaran, Sanskrit Sahitya, Bhartiya Darshan

Group C

Physics, History, Library and Information Science

Group D

Chemistry, Political Science, Mass Communication

Group E

Biology, Accountancy, Introduction to Law

Group F

Computer Science, Sociology, Environmental Science

NIOS Syllabus for Class 12th

Subject

Important Topics

English

  • Reading and functional grammar

  • Functional writing and study skills

  • Listening and speaking skills

  • English for a specific purpose.

  • English for science-health and hygiene, plant life.

  • English for receptionist-receiving messages, making a request.

Physics

  • Motion, force and energy

  • Mechanical properties of matter

  • Heat and thermodynamics

  • Electricity and magnetism

  • Oscillations and waves

  • Optics and optical instrument

  • Semiconductors and their applications

Chemistry

  • Atom molecule and chemical arithmetic

  • Atomic structure and chemical bonding

  • States of matter

  • Chemical energetic

  • Chemical dynamics

  • Chemistry of elements

  • Chemistry of organic compounds

Biology

  • Diversity and evolution of life

  • Cell, Cell functions, and Tissues

  • Functional morphology and Life processes in plants

  • Functional morphology and Life processes in animals

  • Reproduction and Development

  • Heredity and Genetics

  • Population Explosion and Family Planning

  • Environmental Biology

Commerce (Business studies)

  • Introduction to business

  • Business as a career

  • Trade and service activities

  • Management of business

  • Financing of business

  • Marketing

Mathematics

  • Complex Numbers & Quadratic Equations

  • Determinants & Matrices

  • Permutations & Combinations

  • Sequences & Series

  • Trigonometry

  • Coordinate Geometry

  • Differential Calculus

  • Integral Calculus

Geography

  • The Earth – A Living Planet

  • The Domain of Air on the Planet Earth

  • The Domain of Water on the Planet Earth

  • Changing Face of the Planet Earth

  • Life on the Earth

  • Physical Setting in India

  • Natural Resources and their Development in India

  • Man-made Resources and their development in India

  • Human Resource and their 08 Development in India

History

  • Ancient Indian History

  • Climax of Ancient India

  • Legacy of Ancient India

  • Rise and Fan of the Delhi Sultanate

  • The Mughal Empire

  • Contribution of Medieval India

  • Renascent India

  • India’s Struggle for Independence

  • Maps

Political Science

  • Individual state and the global order

  • Aspects of the constitution of India

  • Organs of government

  • Democracy at work

  • Organization of the government

  • Democratic decentralization

  • Contemporary political concerns

  • World politics and India

Accountancy

  • Introduction to Financial Accounting

  • Accounting terms

  • Accounting, equation and Journal

  • Voucher Approach in Accounting

  • Bank Reconciliation Statement

  • Financial Statements

  • Partnership Accounts

  • Accounting for Share Capital

NIOS 2020 Marking Scheme for class 10 and 12

The marking scheme for class 10th and 12th are given in the tables below. The maximum marks for language paper are 100 and the exam duration is 3 hours. Refer to the table below, to know the marking scheme of all the subjects.

Marking Scheme or NIOS 10th

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



Indian Culture and Heritage

100

3

Social Science

100

3

Science (Theory)

85

2.5

Science (Practical)

15

3

Mathematics (Theory)

85

2.5

Mathematics (Practical)

15

3

Home Science (Theory)

85

2.5

Home Science (Practical)

15

3

Painting (Theory)

30

1.5

Painting (Practical)

70

3

Accountancy

100

3

Psychology

100

3

Economics

100

3

Business Studies

100

3

Data Entry Operations (Theory)

40

2

Data Entry Operations (Practical)

60

2

Marking Scheme of NIOS 12th

Subjects

Marks

Duration (in hours)

English

100

3

Economics

100

3

Hindi

100

3

History

100

3

Mathematics

100

3

Chemistry (Theory)

80

3

Chemistry (Practical)

20

3

Biology (Theory)

80

3

Biology (Practical)

20

3

Physics (Theory)

80

3

Physics (Practical)

20

3

Geography (Theory)

80

3

Geography (Practical)

20

3

Political Science

100

3

Business Studies

100

3

Accountancy

100

3

NIOS 2020 - Preparation Tips

  • Check the NIOS exam dates 2020 and prepare the study plan accordingly.
  • Go through the NIOS Syllabus 2020 carefully and check all the important topics which you need to study during preparation.
  • Make short notes on every topic. This will help you during the last minute revision.
  • Practice with NIOS question papers 2020. Through this, you will get to know about the marking scheme and the difficulty level of questions asked previously.
  • Revise the topics on a regular basis.
  • To increase the speed and accuracy during the examination, practice with the NIOS sample papers 2020.

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - NIOS Syllabus 2020

Question: What are the passing marks for NIOS Exams?

Answer:

Passing marks for NIOS exams are 33%.

Question: When is the NIOS result announces?

Answer:

 The NIOS Result for April exams will be announced in June, tentatively.

Question: Is it compulsory to pass in all five subjects?

Answer:

Yes, this is compulsory to pass in all five subjects.

Question: Is NIOS syllabus different from the CBSE?

Answer:

The syllabus is almost similar but there is a difference in the choice of subjects available.

Question: What is the difficulty level of NIOS exam?

Answer:

The questions asked in the NIOS exams are of Moderate level.

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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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