About NIOS 10th 2020

NIOS 10th Exam 2020 - National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) conducts class 10th examinations twice a year. NIOS 10th exams are organized in April and October for the block I and II, respectively. Students should have a minimum age of 14 years to apply for NIOS admission 2020. The applications for October 2020 NIOS 10th exams are going on. Students can apply for NIOS 10th 2020 admission until March 15, 2020. Students can check NIOS admission status 2020 to know about their enrollment number and other details. Here are the highlights of the NIOS 10th exam 2020:
Latest: NIOS 10th exams have been postponed due to coronavirus outbreak. NIOS 10th date sheet 2020 will be revised and released soon.
- NIOS 10th admit card 2020 has been released for practical & theory exams.

  • After applying for NIOS 10th exam 2020, students should know and cover the entire NIOS 10th syllabus 2020 by the releasing of date sheet.
  • They should also solve NIOS question papers to practise with types of questions asked in the NIOS 10th exam 2020.
  • NIOS has released 10th class practical and theoretical exam date sheet on February 5, 2020, for April 2020 exams. 
  • NIOS 10th date sheet 2020 for block 2 exams will be released in the first week of September 2020.
  • NIOS 10th exam 2020 for 1st block will be organized from March 24 to April 24, 2020, (the NIOS exams have been postponed, new date sheet to be released soon) and for 2nd block, these exams will be held in October 2020.
  • The hall ticket for block 2 exams will be released in the second week of September 2020.
  • The board will release NIOS 10th result 2020 for October exams in the second week of December. 

NIOS 10th 2020 Highlights

Full Exam Name National Institute of Open Schooling 10th examination
Short Exam Name NIOS 10th
Conducting Body National Institute of Open Schooling
Frequency of Conduct 2 times a year
Exam Level Matriculate
Languages English, Gujarati +7 More
Mode of Application Online
Application Fee (General) 1800 Rs [Online]
Mode of Exam Offline
Exam Duration 3 Hours

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NIOS 10th (Session Oct 2020)

Upcoming Dates and Events

04 Oct, 2020 - 04 Nov, 2020 (Tentative)

Exam | Mode: Offline

Past Dates and Events

01 Mar, 2020 - 15 Mar, 2020

Late Fee Application - With late fee of Rs 700 | Mode: Online

16 Feb, 2020 - 28 Feb, 2020

Late Fee Application - With late fee of Rs. 400 | Mode: Online

01 Feb, 2020 - 15 Feb, 2020

Late Fee Application - With late fee of Rs. 200 | Mode: Online

16 Sep, 2019 - 31 Jan, 2020

Application | Mode: Online

NIOS 10th (Session Apr 2020)

Past Dates and Events

16 Mar, 2020 - 18 Mar, 2020

Exam - Practicals of Painting & Maths | Mode: Offline

11 Mar, 2020 - 15 Mar, 2020

Exam - Practical of Science & Technology | Mode: Offline

06 Mar, 2020

Admit Card - Practical | Mode: Online

21 Nov, 2019 - 25 Dec, 2019

Exam Fees without late fee | Mode: Online

13 Dec, 2019 - 25 Dec, 2019

Exam Fees without late fee for unsuccessful learners of Oct. 2019 examination | Mode: Online

01 Sep, 2019 - 15 Sep, 2019

Late Fee Application - with late fee of Rs. 700/- (Block-I ) | Mode: Online

16 Aug, 2019 - 31 Aug, 2019

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16 Mar, 2019 - 31 Jul, 2019

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NIOS 10th 2020 Eligibility Criteria

Students applying for NIOS 10th exam 2020 should check the minimum eligibility criteria. Only eligible candidates will be able to apply for the NIOS class 10 exams. The eligibility criteria for NIOS 10th exams are given below:

  • Students have passed class 8 exams, can apply for NIOS 10th exam 2020.
  • The candidate's age should be minimum 14 years as on January 31, 2020, i.e. students should be born on or before January 31, 2006.
  • A student must have filled the application form for NIOS 10th 2020 and submitted it along with a passport size photos.
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The admission for NIOS 10th commences with online registration. Students who want to apply for NIOS 10th exam 2020 can fill application form until March 15, 2020. They should visit the official website to apply for NIOS 10th exams. 

NIOS registration 2020 are conducted for class 10 in 3 streams as given below :

  • Stream 1: For all the learners of secondary course.
  • Stream 2: For students who failed in the exam conducted by recognised boards.
  • Stream 3: On-demand NIOS 10th exam 2020.

Follow the step by step guide given below for NIOS 10th registration-

  • Visit the official website or click on the link given above.
  • Click on 'Register' button.
  • Read the given instructions carefully and click on 'Proceed' button.
  • Select your state and 'Identity Type' (Aadhar card/passport/Ration card etc.)
  • Then, enter the number of selected 'Identity Type' and select the course i.e. Secondary/10th.
  • An application form will appear. Fill basic and optional information, select your subjects and study centre.
  • Upload your photo, identity documents and other documents (Caste certificate, past mark sheet)
  • Click on generate OTP and confirm the contact details by submitting the OTP.
  • Then enter subject and other all details as asked.
  • Now, revise the application form.
  • Make payment by selecting an appropriate payment gateway.

Application Fees

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General, OBC Online Male ₹ 1800
General, OBC Online Female ₹ 1450
General, SC, OBC, ST PWD Online Male, Transgender, Female ₹ 1200
SC, ST Online Male, Female ₹ 1200

NIOS 10th 2020 Syllabus

Business studies-

Business studies: Unit 01
Business environment
Introduction to business
Human activities
Business activities around us
Characteristics and importance of business
Business heritage of india
Evolution of commerce and industry
India’s contribution to the world of business
Objectives of business
National and global objectives of business
Business environment
Political environment
Social responsibility of business
Concept of social responsibility
Responsibility towards
Consumers and society
Social values and business ethics
Environmental protection
Business studies: Unit 02
Structure of business organization
Industry and commerce
Classification of business activities
Industry and its types
Trade and its auxiliaries
Types of trade
Meaning and advantages of e-commerce
Forms of business organisation
Meaning of sole proprietorship
Advantages and limitations
Suitability of sole proprietorship form of business organization
Meaning of partnership
Types of partners
Suitability of partnership form of business organization
Meaning of cooperative society
Types of cooperative societies
Suitability of cooperative form of business organization
Meaning of joint stock company
Suitability of company form of business organization
Types of joint stock company
Public limited companies
Private limited companies
Government companies
Multinational companies
Business studies: Unit 03
Service sector and business
Features, advantages and limitations
Rail transport
Road transport
Sea and air transport
Importance of transport in business
Meaning and need for warehousing
Types of warehouses
Characteristics of an ideal warehouse
Functions of warehousing
Advantages of warehousing
Meaning and importance
Types of communication
Means of communication
Business correspondence
Nature and importance
Qualities of a good business letter
Types of business letter
General correspondence
Letter of enquiry
Postal services
Nature of postal services
Services provided by post office
Importance of post services
Business studies: Unit 04
Banking and insurance
Meaning and role of bank
Type of banks
Functions of a commercial bank
Bank deposit account
Types of bank deposit accounts
Opening and operating of saving bank account
Meaning and importance of negotiable instruments and their types
Bills of exchange
Promissory note
Business risks
Concept and importance of insurance
Types of insurance
Life insurance
General insurance
Fire insurance
Marine and other types insurance
Principles of insurance
Business studies: Unit 05
Selling and distribution
Purchase and sale
Concept of purchasing and selling and their types
Hire purchase system and installment payment system
Documents used in the process of purchase and sale
Debit note
Credit note
Accounts sale
Delivery note
Advice note
Channels of Distribution
Concept of channels of distribution
Direct and indirect channels of distribution
Role of wholesalers and retailers in the process of distribution
Types of retail trade
Small scale and large scale
Large-scale retail trade
Forms of large scale retail trade
Departmental store
Super bazaar
Multiple shops
Non-store retailing
Mail order business
Automated vending machine
Selling through internet
Personal selling
Meaning and importance
Qualities of a successful salesman
Meaning and importance of advertising
Media of advertising
Meaning and importance of sales promotion
Tools of sales promotion
Business studies: Unit 06
Consumer awareness
Consumer rights and responsibilities
Meaning of consumer
Consumerism and national economy
Rights of consumers
Responsibilities of consumers
Concept of wise buying
Factors determining buying decisions
Consideration for wise buying
Quality and standardisation marks
Wool mark
Bharat ii
Consumer protection
Meaning and need
Problems faced by consumers
Parties to consumer protection
Legal protection to consumers
Consumer forums and how to seek redressal
Role of non government organisations in promotingconsumer awareness
Savings and Investment
Sources of income
Spending money wisely
Need for savings
Avenues of investments
Business studies: Unit 07
Career opportunities in business
Choosing a career
Concept and importance of career
Avenues of career in business
Importance of self employment
Competencies required to pursue the career
Concept and Importance
Qualities of a successful entrepreneur
Functions of an entrepreneur
How to start a small business enterprise

Indian culture and heritage+

Indian culture and heritage: Unit 01
Culture - definition and characteristics
Meaning and components of culture
Definition of culture
Concept of culture in india
Characteristics of culture
Culture is universal
Dynamic nature of culture
Culture is acquired and learned
Culture includes both material and non-material components
Emergence of culture
Evolution of culture
Meaning of civilization
Variation in civilization
Culture and civilization
Culture and heritage
Salient features of indian culture
Indian concept of culture
Unity in Diversity
Scientific outlook
Theory of karma
Love for nature
Reverence for women
Value based society
Towards synthesis of cultures
Indian culture and heritage: Unit 02
Indian culture through the ages
Indian culture through the ages - ancient india i
Lifeline of indian culture
Time scale
Evolution of human body
Dynamism of indian culture
Historical perspective
Roots of indian culture in sindhu-saraswati civilization and vedic culture
Indian culture through the ages - ancient india ii
Popular religious reforms
Vedic revival in south india
The age of empires
The rajputs
Pallavas and cholas
Indian culture through the ages - medieval india i
Arrival of muslims
Rise of sufism of four silsilahs
Political aspect
Cultural development in india
Influence on religion and society
Indian culture through the ages - medieval india ii
Development of folk arts
Indo mughal culture
Rise of modern indian languages
New faiths
Southern india
Indian culture through the ages - modern india
Rise of the west and its impact on india
India by the end of the 18th century
Social conditions
Social and religious reformers
Raja ram mohan roy
Swami dayanand
Jyotiba govindraro phule
Narayan guru
Pandita rama bai
Press and the growth of modern indian languages and literature
Since independence
India today
Indian culture and heritage: Unit 03
Languages and literature
Indian languages and literature i
Indian languages
The vedas
Rig veda
Yajur veda
Sam veda
Atharva veda
The upnishads
Ramayan and mahaindia
The bhagvat gita
Buddhist and jain literature in pali
Prakrit and sanskrit
Sanskrit literature
Indian languages and literature ii
Northern indian languages and literature
Urdu and persian
Hindi literature
Assamese and oriya literature
Punjabi and rajasthani
Gujarati language
Kashmiri literature
Indian culture and heritage: Unit 04
Indian philosophical thought
Concept and meaning of philosophy
Nature of human being
Problem of freedom
Concept of god
Affirmation of knowledge
Different schools of philosophy i
Systems of indian darshan
Samkhya system
Main characteristics
Nature of purusha
Main characteristics of philosophy of yoga
The eight-fold yoga
Main characteristics of nyaya philosophy
Main characteristics of vaisheshika philosophy
Main characteristics of mimansa philosophy
Validity of knowledge
Mimansa metaphysics
Mimamsa philosophy of religion
Main characteristics of vedanta philosophy
Advaita metaphysics
The doctrine of maya
Different school of philosophy ii
Main characteristics of charvaka school
Carvaka ethics
Main characteristics of jain philosophy
Main characteristics of philosophy of buddha
Unity and continuity in indian thought
Main common characteristics of unity in diversity
Indian culture and heritage: Unit 05
Fine arts
Indian art and visual arts
Concept of art
Evolution of art
Mauryan era
Mughal era
British company school
Modern indian art
Folk art
Mithila painting
Kalamkari painting
Warli painting
Kalighat painting
Pahadi painting
Role of art in indian culture
Concept of performing arts
A brief history of music, dance and drama
Present scenario of the three art forms
Some important dramas and their writers
Well known dancers
Important musicians who have contributed in the field of music
Art forms and the development of human personality
Indian architecture
Origins of architecture
Indian perspective
Evolution of indian architecture
Pre-historic indus valley period
Development in the rig vedic period
Early historic period
Architecture in mughal era
Colonial architecture and the modern period
Greatness of indian architecture
Limitations of indian architecture
Indian culture and heritage: Unit 06
Science and technology
Vedas as the supreme source of knowledge
Achievements in metallurgy
Iron pillar at mehraulli
Copper statue of buddha
Aeronautical and marine times
Natural sciences and ayur-ved
Concept of ecological balance rooted in traditions
Science and scientists of ancient india i
India’s numeral system
Sciences and scientists of ancient india ii
Phalit jyotish
Noteworthy features of ayurved
Yog in patanjali
Science and scientists of medieval india
Sciences in medieval period
Scientists of modern india
Srinivas ramanujan
Chandershekhar v. raman
Jagdish chander bose
Homi jehangir bhabha
Dr. vikram sarabhai
Dr. a.p.j. abdul kalam
Indian culture and heritage: Unit 07
Education system in ancient india
General concept of education
Aims and objectives of education
Concept of four rinas
Other methods to preserve cultural tradition
Gurukul system
Teacher student relationship
Subjects of study
Concepts of biksha and guru dakshina
Education of girls
Famous centres of learning in ancient india
Method of teaching in the vedic schools
Contemporary education system
Important features of the ancient education system
Education system under buddhism
Teaching methods
Type of examination system
Education in mughal period
Salient features of muslim education
Education under the british rule
Domination by christian missionaries
Objective of english education
Setting of education departments
Higher education
Sri aurobindo’s national system of education
School education in the post independence india
Problems of contemporary education
Some notable developments in the field of education
Diversified fields of education
Indian culture and heritage: Unit 08
Social structure
Indian social structure ‘varna’ and ‘jati’ systems
Social structure of indian society
Varna system
Emergence of caste system
Indian value system ‘purusharth’ and ‘ashram’ system
Concept of purusharth
Social significance of purusharth
Concept of rin
Social institution of 'ashram'
Vanprasth and sanyas
Social significance of the ashram system
Concept of family and place of woman in the indian society
Concept and characteristics of family
Functions of family
Family in indian perspective
Importance of marriage
Family system in india
Characteristics of joint family
Status and role of women in the indian society
Some contemporary social problems
Dowry problem
Drug abuse and drug dependence
Child abuse
Problem of the girl child and women
Problem of the aged
Problem of poverty and unemployment
Indian culture and heritage: Unit 09
Spread of Indian culture abroad
Spread of indian culture abroad
Spread of indian culture through traders
Through teachers
Emissaries and missionaries
Indentured labour
Non-resident indians
Indian culture in central and east asia
Central asia
Siberia and buryatia
Indian culture in south east asia
Sri lanka
Vietnam champa
Spread of indian culture abroad in west asia
Participation of navy in trade
India’s contact with africa
India’s contact with rome
Early indians expansion
Emperor asoka’s contribution to the world outside
Spread through scholars
Spread of medical knowledge abroad
Spread through indented labourers


Painting: Unit 01
Introduction of Indian art
History and appreciation of indian art from 3000 b.c - 600 a.d
Dancing girl
Rampurva bull capital
Black princes
History and appreciation of indian art from 7th century a.d - 12 century a.d
Arjunas penance or gangavataraan
Krishna supporting mount goverdhan
Sur sundari from sun temple of konark
History and appreciation of art from 13 century a.d - 18 century a.d
Guler minature
Jain miniature
Raslila, terracotta
Introduction to indian folk arts
Kantha from eastern region
Phulkari from northern region
Kolam from southern region
Painting: Unit 02
Introduction of western art
Renaissance period
Objects of monalisa
Objects of pieta
Objects of night watch
Artist of leonardo da vinci
Artist of michael angelo
Artist of rembrandt
Impressionism and post impressionism objects
Water lilies
Maulin de gallette
Still life with onions
Impressionism and post impressionism artist
Vincent van gaugh
Cubism sur-realism and abstract art objects
Man with violine
Persistence of memory
Black lines
Cubism sur-realism and abstract art - artist
Pablo picasso
Salvador dali
Painting: Unit 03
Contemporary Indian art
Pioneer of contemporary indian art
Hans damayanti
Pioneer of contemporary indian art - artist
Raja Ravi Varma
Amrita shergil
Gagenendranath tagore
Contemporary indian art
Whirl pool
Words and Symbols
Church in paris
Mural at kala bhavan and shantiniketan
Krishna Reddy
Binode bihari mukherjee

Science and technology+

Science and technology: Unit 01
Measurement in science and technology
Historical background of measurement
Need of accurate measurement
Units of measurement
Basic si units
Derived units
Multiples and submultiples
Measurement of length
Meter scale
Least count
Measurement of area and volume
Measurement of mass
Physical balance
Measurement of time
Simple pendulum as a tool of measuring time
Stop watch
Science and technology: Unit 02
Structure and behaviour of matter
Structure and properties of matter
States of matter
General idea about solid, liquid and gas
Classification of matter based on composition
Elements, compounds and mixtures
Dalton's theory of atom
Atoms and molecules
Atomic mass
Chemical formulae of simple compounds
Valency and formulation
Chemical equations
Writing and their balancing
Concept of isotopes
Average mass molecular masses
Elementary idea of mole concept
Molar mass
Laws of chemical combination
Law of conservation of mass
Law of constant proportions
Law of multiple proportions and law of reciprocal proportions
Gay lussac's law of combining volumes
Avogadro's hypothesis
Atomic structure
Failure of dalton's theory
Discovery of electron and proton
Models of atom
Thomson, rutherford and its failure
Structure of atom
Fundamental particles
Discovery of neutron
Mass number
Bohr's atomic model
Modern picture of structure of atom
Electronic configuration of first 20 elements
Periodic classification of elements
Historical perspective of periodic classification
Modern periodic law and long form of periodic table
Periodic properties
Atomic radii
Ionic radii
Ionization energy
Electron affinity
Metallic and non-metallic characteristics
Chemical bonding
Octet rule
Types of chemical bonds
Ionic bond
Ion formation
Properties of ionic compounds
Covalent bonds
Formation of covalent bonds
Properties of covalent compounds
Shapes of molecules
Bond parameters like covalent radii bond length
Bond energy
Bond polarity
Examples of polar and non polar molecules
Metallic bond and hydrogen bonding
Chemical arithmetic and reactions
Chemical reactions
Types of chemical reactions
Nature of reaction
Chemical calculations and stoichiometry
Acids, bases and salts
Acid-base equilibrium in aquous system
Ph scale
Simple problems based on ph
Science and technology: Unit 03
Motion and force
Motion and its description
The concept of motion
Definition and examples
Types of motion
Translatory, rotatory and oscillatory
Uniform and non-uniform motion
Distance and displacement
Average speed
Velocity and acceleration
Graphical representation of motion
Time and speed
Time graphs
Equations of motion and their derivation by graphical method
Uniform circular motion
Cause of motion-force
Force and motion
Newton's first law of motion and inertia
Newton's second law of motion
Force and acceleration
Concept of momentum
Newton's Third law of motion
Action and reaction
Factors affecting friction
Sliding and rolling friction
Examples of advantages and disadvantages of friction
Control of friction
Force of gravitation
Gravitational law
Acceleration due to gravity, mass and weight
Motion of an object under gravity in one dimension and free fall
Thrust and pressure
Archimedes principle and its applications
Science and technology: Unit 04
Energy around us
Work and energy
Work done by a constant force
Relationship between work and energy
Unit of energy
Various types of energy
Mechanical energy
Thermal energy
Light energy
Sound energy
Electrical energy
Chemical and nuclear energy
Kinetic and potential energy
Power and its unit
Transformation and conservation of energy with examples
Sources of energy
Renewable and non-renewable
Energy crisis
Methods and ways of saving energy
Potential of energy resources in india and their use
Thermal energy and temperature
Measurement of temperature
Clinical thermometer
Temperature scales
Thermal expansion of solids, liquids and gases
Change of state and latent heat
Method of mixtures for estimation of specific heat
Effect of impurities and pressure on the melting point and boiling point of substances
Working of pressure cooker
Reflection of light
Image formation by a plane and a spherical mirror
Mirror formula
Refraction of light
Formation of image by a lens
Lens formula
Magnification of image and power of lens
Dispersion of light through glass prism and spectrum of white light
Optical instruments like simple microscope
Compound microscope and astronomical telescope
Nature of charges and force between electrical charges
Coulomb's law
Electrostatic potential and electric current
Ohm's law
Resistance in series and parallel
Heating effect of electric current
Dependence of heat produced on current, resistance and time
Commercial unit of electric energy and electric power
Electric power generation and consumption in india
Electrical appliances
Magnetic effect of electric current
Electric motor
Electromagnetic induction, self and mutual induction
Ac generator
How electricity reaches our homes and villages
Techniques of wiring the circuits for domestic and industrial use
Electrical appliances and their working
Hazards of electricity and safety measures
Fossil fuel
Coal and petroleum
Calorific value
Conditions necessary for combustion
Fire extinguishers
Food as fuel
Voltaic and dry cells
Energy from atomic fission and fusion
Uses of nuclear energy
Nuclear Reactor
Thermonuclear power plant
Generation of electricity from nuclear sources in india
India as a nuclear power
Hazards of production of nuclear energy
Science and technology: Unit 05
The universe and our earth
The universe and solar system
Constituents of the universe
Galactic system
Stars and constellations
The solar system
Sun, planets, satellites andtheir characteristics and movements
Other heavenly bodies
Asteroids, meteoroids and comets
Formation of day and night
Solar and lunar eclipses and seasons
The earth - a living planet
Special place of earth in the universe
Conditions for life on planet
Differentiation of earth
Origin and evolution of life on earth
Life-supporting systems
Sun as the source of energy
Circulation and utilization of this solar energy by living beings
Our duties to protect the earth
Our environment
Science and technology: Unit 06
The environment and natural resources
Components of the environment
Abiotic and biotic
Major habitats
Adaptations in plants and animals to these habitats
Causes and consequences of alteration in habitats
Need of conservation of habitats
The life zone
Concept of ecology
Its organization and functioning
Energy flow in ecosystem
Food chain and food web
Trophic levels
Balance of atmosphere
Biogeochemical cycles of carbon and nitrogen
Air and water
Air and its composition
Importance of oxygen in daily life
Formation of oxides
Pressure of atmosphere and its measurement
Variation of air pressure with height
Relative humidity
Cloud formation
Water and its sources
An introduction
Utility of water as a resource for domestic
Agricultural use and energy generation
Simple methods for making water potable
Conservation of water
Judicious use
Rainwater harvesting
Properties of water
Polar nature
Universal solvent and lather formation
Density of water and specific gravity
Mineral resources -metals and non-metals
Minerals and ores
Metals and non-metals
Mineral resources in india
Extraction, purification and properties of metals
Iron, aluminium and copper
Corrosion of metals
Alloys of iron
Aluminum and copper and their uses in daily life
Importance and general properties of non metals
Preparation, properties and uses of hydrogen
Silicon and phosphorus
Sulphur and their occurrence
Properties and its common compounds
Allotropes of p and s
Use of sulphuric acid
Carbon and its compounds
Allotropes and their properties
Diamond, graphite and fullerene
Hydrocarbons and their classification
Homologous series
Functional groups
Compounds of common
Acetic acid
Alcohol and acetone
Science and technology: Unit 07
Manmade resources and environmental problems
Materials in our daily use
Distinction between natural and synthetic materials
Principle of preparation or manufacture
Properties and Uses
Washing soda
Baking soda
Bleaching powder and plaster of paris
Manufacture and properties of materials
Natural and synthetic of fibres
Manufacture and properties of materials for housing
Materials for household items
Candles and inks
Soap and detergents
Match boxes
Materials used in medicine
Analgesics and antacids
Harmful effects of man-made materials
Environmental problems and their causes
Global as well as local
Natural hazards
Types of natural hazards
Causes and effects
Measurement of intensity and coping with earthquake
Forest fire and its cause and effect
Impact of human population on environment
Forests and wild life
Pollution and its types
Biodegradable and non-biodegradable materials
Prevention and control of air, water, soil and noise pollution
Ozone layer depletion
Ecological balance
Science and technology: Unit 08
Life processes
Diversity in the living world
Concept of diversity
Need for classification of living beings
A general idea of binomial nomenclature
Five kingdom classification
Classification of plants up to divisions
Animalia up to phyla with vertebrates up to class
Building blocks of life
The basic unit of structure and function of life
Cell structure and functions
Differences between animal and plant cells
Cell division
Mitosis and meiosis
Different levels of organisation
Different types in plants and animals
Food and nutrition
Modes of nutrition
Nutrition in plants
Raw materials
Simple description of the process
Factors affecting photosynthesis
Materials synthesized by plants to be used as food
Nutrition in animals
Human alimentary canal and associated glands
Salivary, liver and pancreas
Process of digestion
Concept of enzymes
Digestive process in mouth
Stomach and small intestine
Absorption and assimilation of digested food
Concept of balanced diet
Types of nutrients
Their sources and functions in the body
Food adulteration and food adulterants
Nutritional disorders
Transport of materials in plants and animals
Transport in plants
Diffusion, osmosis and active transport
Ascent of sap
Translocation of food
Transport in animals
Composition and functions of blood
Heart and it's working
Blood vessels
Arteries, veins and capillaries
Blood groups and transfusion
Disorders of circulatory system
Heart attack
Respiratory gaseous exchange and elimination of body wastes
Respiration in plants
Respiration in human beings
Organs involved in breathing
Ventilation of lungs
Breathing rate
Inhaling and exhaling
Gaseous exchange and cellular respiration
Diseases of respiratory system
Bronchitis and pneumonia
A brief idea of excretion in plants
Excretory organ
Kidneys and its functions
Osmoregulation and homeostasis
Kidney failure
Dialysis and kidney transplant
Control and coordination
Nervous and hormonal systems
Nervous system
Nerve cell
Structure and function of the brain and spinal cord
Sense organs
Eye and ear
Structure and working of eye
Defects of vision
Care of eye
Hormone system
Pituitary, thyroid and pancreas
Reproduction and population control
Types of reproduction
Asexual and sexual
Reproduction in plants
Vegetative and sexual
Human reproductive system
Male and female
Production of gametes
Menstrual cycle and pregnancy
Growth of population and consequences of rapid increase of population
Birth control and its need
Reproductive health and sexually transmitted diseases
Syphilis, gonorrhoea and aids
From parents to children
Elements of genetics
Chromosomes and genes
Determination of sex
Inheritance of blood groups
Colour blindness
Science and technology: Unit 09
Health, hygiene and diseases
Concept of a healthy body
Personal and community health
Factors affecting health
Proper nutrition
Healthy habits and physical exercise
Concept of hygiene
Hygienic environment
A social responsibility
Environmental sanitation and cleanliness
First aid
Disease and types of diseases
Communicable and non-communicable
Classification of various kinds of communicable diseases
Causes and modes of transmission
Symptoms and preventive measures of some common diseases
Amoebic dysentery
Hepatitis b
Control of epidemics
Science and technology: Unit 10
Agricultural practices and animal husbandry
Human dependence on plants and animals for food
Preparing seed bed
Care of seedling
Use of manures and fertilizers
Use of plant growth regulators
Different agricultural practices
Crop rotation
Multiple cropping
Important varieties of fruits and seeds
Protection of crops in fields and in storage
Different methods of preservation of agricultural produce
Elements of animal husbandry
Domesticated animals
Improved breeds
Cattle and live stock
Management of livestock
Breeding, feeding, shelter and care of animals
Major diseases of domestic animals and their prevention
Science and technology: Unit 11
Technological development
Space exploration
Space launching vehicles
Different types of artificial satellites and their applications in the field of communication
Remote sensing and weather forecast
Indian achievement in the field of space science
Communication technology
Its need and importance
Process of communication
Historical developments in the field of communication
Nature and characteristics of waves
Use of different types of waves for communication like sound waves and electromagnetic waves
Different types of communication systems
Wireless system including radio and tv
Computer in communication and use of satellite in communication

NIOS 10th 2020 Preparation Tips

It is important for open students to study with discipline cause of lack of regular classes. Here are some tips to prepare for the NIOS 10th exam 2020:

  • Study plan: It is pivotal for students of open schools to make a study plan and follow it through. Discipline is central to success and making a study plan will help inculcate discipline in your study.
  • Know the syllabus: Knowing the syllabus by heart is the first step to prepare for NIOS 10th exam 2020. Knowing syllabus enables you to segregate the syllabus in groups which will help you to organize it better in your study plan.
  • Get the study material: Lack of textbooks only makes the job harder. To avoid this, get textbooks for help and reference and study them to prepare for NIOS 10th exam 2020. You can also use the internet and ask for the help of your friends if you are stuck on something.
  • Make short-term study goals: Making short terms study goals gives you a sense of accomplishment and helps you to be focused. Short-term study goals divide your syllabus and it doesn't feel as gargantuan as it might.
  • Study sample papers: Sample papers, previous year question papers and mock tests grill you for the day of NIOS 10th exam. It is important to study sample papers as it gives you a boost of confidence and makes you feel prepared.

The exam pattern of NIOS 10th exam 2020 varies largely in two groups. The subject-wise time duration is as follows:

NIOS 10th Exam Pattern 2020


Duration (in hours)

Group -AEnglish, Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Telugu, Gujarati, Kannada, Punjabi, Nepali, Assamese, Marathi, Sanskrit, Malayalam, Odia, Arabic, Persian and Tamil.1003
Group-BMathematics (Theory + Practical)85+15 = 1002.5 + 3
Science (Theory + Practical)85+15 = 1002.5 + 3
Social Science, Economics, Business Studies, Psychology, Indian Culture and Heritage, Accountancy100  Marks for each3 hours each
Home Science (Theory + Practical)85+15 = 1002.5 + 3
Painting (Theory + Practical)30 + 70 = 1001.5 + 3
Data Entry Operations (Theory + Practical)40+60 = 1002 + 2
  • NIOS class 10 sample papers and mock tests makes a student acquainted with the exam pattern and standard of questions asked and furthermore enable them to practice the questions several times. 
  • Students can download the sample papers and previous year question papers from the NIOS's official portal. 
  • Practising these papers makes your concepts strong and helps in retaining the same for a longer time.
  • Students can download the NIOS sample papers in online mode for all subjects to prepare for NIOS 10th exam 2020.
  • The admit card of NIOS 10th exam 2020 are released in online mode for the Block 1 & Block II examination.
  • Block I admit cards have been released in online mode while the block II admit cards will be issued in the second week of September 2020.
  •  Candidates can download their NIOS admit card 2020 by entering their enrollment number in the login window.  
  • NIOS 10th admit card is important to carry to the examination hall as the students who do not produce it is not be allowed to sit for the exam. 

Documents Required at Exam

  • Admit Card
  • Photo ID

National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) will declare the NIOS 10th result for block 2 October exams. The result will be released in online mode in the second week of December 2020. NIOS 10th result for the block I April 2020 NIOS 10th exams will be released in the first week of June 2020. Usually, NIOS results 2020 is announced within one month after the last date of NIOS 10th exams. The on-demand result of NIOS 10th exams is released within 45-60 days. The result can be found on the official website and students can get it by entering their roll number in the given space. NIOS class 10th result incorporates student's name, date of birth, roll number, subject, code, marks received, grades and so on. Steps to check the result are given below:

Step 1: Visit the official website of NIOS or click on the link given above.

Step 2: Select the 'Examination/Result' link.

Step 3: A new page will appear, read it carefully and select the appropriate link.

Step 4: Enter your credentials as per your admit card.

Step 5: Wait for the result to load.

Step 6: Download and print out the result for future references.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Question: What is the minimum age to apply for NIOS 10th admission?


The minimum age to apply for NIOS class 10 admission is 14 years old.

Question: What is the admission fees for NIOS 10th?


The admission fee for NIOS 10th is Rs. 1800 for general male students, Rs. 1450 for general female students and Rs. 1200 for SC/ST/Ex-serviceman/PwD students. Rs.720 per subject are to be paid for each additional subject. 

Question: Can I appear for NIOS 10th exams after 2 years of getting admission?


Yes, you can appear for NIOS class 10 exams during the admission period which is 5 years from the date of admission.

Question: Can I transfer my marks from CBSE to NIOS?


If you have passed at lease one subect from CBSE board then you can apply for NIOS admission under ToC to transfer your marks from CBSE to NIOS.

Question: How to keep track of NIOS 10th admission?


Students can keep track of their admission through NIOS admission status window by entering reference number or email-ID.

Question: What are the documents needed to get NIOS 10th admission?


Following documents are required to apply for NIOS class 10 admission:

  • Passport size photo
  • Aadhar card
  • Birth certificate
  • Residence proof
  • 8th class mark sheet
  • Caste certificate (If applicable)
  • Disability certificate (If applicable)

Question: Can I apply directly for NIOS 10th admission?


Yes, you can apply for NIOS class 10 admission directly in online mode.

Question: Where can I appear for NIOS 10th exams?


You will have to appear for NIOS 10th exams at NIOS exam centre assigned to you based on your preferences.

Questions related to NIOS 10th

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how to nios 10th addmison2020 please

Saisrinandan Ch 26th Mar, 2020


National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) admissions can be sought online directly from their official site itself.

The link to the admissions page is attached below:


The perks of NIOS include on-demand examination and this can also be used as solution by students who failed in class 9.

Hope this helps.



Is nios 10th class praticals postponed

Manish Singh 19th Mar, 2020

Ministry of Human Resource and Development today ordered Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and all educational institutions to postpone ongoing exams till 31 March amid ongoing novel coronavirus spread. ... This includes all evaluation work of CBSE, NIOS, University Exams.


when will be the exam of nios stream 1 block 1 for 10th

Saisrinandan Ch 17th Mar, 2020


The details of NIOS exam for Stream 1 Block 1 of class 10 (or Secondary School) are published on the official site.



According to the online post, the candidate registered in the academic year 2019-20 can appear in the exam for the first time in the month of April/May 2020.

The exact dates are not yet published.

Hope this helps.



How to change examination centre of NIOS 10th, Pls. send link for change....

Shubham Dhane 16th Mar, 2020


If a student wishes to change his/her NIOS exam centre then he/she can apply for the same before the commencement of practical/theory examination of on-demand and public exams.

The candidate will have to contact the Department of Evaluation, NIOS and explain the reason for the change of NIOS exam centres 2020. The student will have to pay Rs. 1500 as application fee for change of exam centre. The exam centre may be changed after the approval of the Director of Evaluation department, NIOS. The decision of NIOS regarding the exam centre will be final. Please click the below link to know more



can we do acs after 12th how many of them succeeded and got college??

Sudarshan kumar 14th Mar, 2020

Hi Venkat,

Kindly ask you query clearly,what are you asking about is not clear.If you are asking to do CS after 12th then yes you can do it but for that you have to join college.

You can do various courses after 12th in CS like:-

1-B.tech in Computer science.

2-Diploma in Desktop applications.

3- Bachelor of computer applications

4- BSc Computer science .

5-Bachelor of Computer management.

6-BSc Information technology.

Hope this will help,please feel free to ask if you have any further queries.

Thank You.

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