NIOS Syllabus 2020
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NIOS Syllabus 2020 - Students appearing in class 10 and 12 exam should check the NIOS syllabus for theory and practicals. The NIOS syllabus for Public and On Demand exams is same. 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 in April 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.

NIOS Syllabus 2020 for 10th and 12th

The syllabus of NIOS Class 10th & 12th syllabus 2020 comprise 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% and students have to pass in at least 5 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 specific purpose.

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

  • English for receptionist-receiving messages, making 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 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. 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

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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when i can apply for admission in nios for session april 2020 ???

IMran Mir 27th Nov, 2019

Hi there Maanvi Priya

Hope you are having a nice day!

I would like to inform you that NIOS exam are taken twice a year and the registration portal is open for 2020 and your exam will be conducting during April and May of 2020.So, you can apply for NIOS online.

All the best for your bright future!

Thanks

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I had paid the registration charges & made the payment for the admission in NIOS in 2019.admission is confirmed. do i have to appear for exam in 2020 or my registration is for 5 years. pls advise whetger i can appear for exam in 2021 by paying the exam fees for 2021 even though i have regd in 2019

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 30th Nov, 2019

Your NIOS admission is valid for 5 years. Once it is registered, the validity of 5 years is for both secondary and senior secondary. You can attempt to appear for the exams in these 5 years as many as 9 times. So you can appear for the exams any time within 5 years from the time you have registered with NIOS. At that point in time, you only will have to pay the exam fees.

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which board should i select while applying for jee or other entrance exam , as i have completed my 12th from state board and later improved my marks through nios on-demand exam. (i am uploading my nios marksheet but my migration certificate and TC are from state board)

Shudhanshu Gupta Student Expert 17th Nov, 2019
Hello
If you were fail in your state board examination then you gave NIOS exam so you will have to you mention your board NIOS but if you were not fail and then you gave NIOS exam for the improvement of your marks  so you can mention your any one of the board it maybe state board or NIOS board but if you want NUT's is and IIIT and you got less than required percentage in your state board and then after NIOS you got 75 and more percentage so you will have to mention your board NIOS if you don't have migration certificate of NIOS then you will have to take it from the the office of NIOS in Noida which you can have either by writing an application or direct going to this office.
Best of luck.
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Will questions from TMA chapters be asked on nios on-demand exam (senior secondary) for physics, chemistry, maths subjects ?

Sonali Sahu Student Expert 18th Nov, 2019

hello,

Follow the syllabus. try to read the chapters mentioned there. Almost all the chapters are included in the exam syllabus so you have to read all the chapters.

Don't leave any question that it will come or not. If you have any doubt just follow the official board provided syllabus. Get your doubts cleared from there.

don't listen to other that it won't come so don't study. If it will come then you are the one who will lose the marks. For Clarity and actual information refer to the board provided syllabus only.

Hope it helps!

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board exam date schedule for 2020 class 10

Payal 10th Nov, 2019

Hii aspirants

let me clear your doubt .

Board exam for class 10 will be start from 15 february and continue till last week of march. To know on which date, which exam will be conducted you can visit the site www.cbse.nic.in (//www.cbse.nic.in)

I hope my answer will be helpful for you

Good luck

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