About NIOS Class 12 2020
National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) conducts Senior Secondary examination twice a year, in March/April and in October/November. The NIOS 12th exam 2020 will be conducted in Hindi, English, Urdu, Bengali, Tamil, Punjabi, Odiya and Sanskrit medium.
Latest: NIOS 12th exams for Theory and practical exams have been cancelled. Revised NIOS class 12 date sheet 2020 will be released soon.
- NIOS has cancelled the 12th exams of special need learners. They will be given marks based to project work and question-answer based assignment (QABA).
- NIOS 12th admit card 2020 has been released for NIOS 12th exam 2020. Download now.
- The date sheet for practical and theoretical exams was released on February 5, 2020.
- The practicals of NIOS class 12 were commenced on March 11, 2020.
- Students should prepare for the NIOS 12th exams as per NIOS class 12 syllabus 2020 prescribed by NIOS.
- They should refer to the NIOS question papers 2020 to prepare better for NIOS class 12 exams 2020.
- NIOS will release the April 2020 result of NIOS 12th exam in online mode in Spetember 2020.
- Students will need to enter their enrollment number to check NIOS 12th result.
About NIOS 12th admission
The minimum age of the students should be 15 years, to get NIOS admission 2020. After applying successfully for NIOS 12th exams, students will receive a confirmation on the registered email address and Mobile Number. Alternatively, they can check their NIOS admission status to know about enrollment number and other details NIOS class 12 exams.
NIOS Class 12 2020 Highlights
|Full Exam Name||National Institute of Open Schooling 12th Examination|
|Short Exam Name||NIOS Class 12|
|Conducting Body||National Institute of Open Schooling|
|Frequency of Conduct||2 times a year|
|Languages||Bengali, English +4 More|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Application Fee (General)||2000 Rs [Online]|
|Mode of Exam||Offline|
|Exam Duration||3 Hours|
NIOS Class 12 2020 Important Dates
NIOS Class 12 (Session Oct 2020)
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 Class 12 (Session Apr 2020)
Past Dates and Events
11 Mar, 2020 - 15 Mar, 2020
Exam - Practicals - Home Science, Biology, Painting, Geography | Mode: Offline
06 Mar, 2020
Admit Card - Practicals | Mode: Online
03 Jan, 2020 - 10 Jan, 2020
Exam fees with consolidate late fee Rs. 1500/- | Mode: Online
26 Dec, 2019 - 02 Jan, 2020
Exam fees with late fee Rs. 100/- per subject | 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-II) | Mode: Online
16 Aug, 2019 - 31 Aug, 2019
Late Fee Application - With late fee of Rs. 400/- | Mode: Online
01 Aug, 2019 - 15 Aug, 2019
Late Fee Application - With late fee of Rs. 200/- | Mode: Online
15 Mar, 2019 - 31 Jul, 2019
Application - Without any late fee | Mode: Online
NIOS Class 12 2020 Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible for NIOS 12th exam 2020, students have to meet some minimum requirements set by the National Institute of Open Schooling. Check NIOS class 12 eligibility criteria 2020 below:
The student must be passed the secondary class exams successfully.
A student must have attained a minimum of 15 years of age to be eligible for NIOS 12th exams 2020.
The student must produce a class secondary pass certificate from NIOS or a recognized board, an address proof and two latest passport-sized photographs.
The student must be enrolled with NIOS.
Mode of Application : Online
Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card
NIOS has opened the registration window for October 2020 NIOS 12th exams. Students who wish to appear for NIOS class 12 exams can fill NIOS registration form. Students can apply for NIOS admission in online mode by following the steps given below:
- Step 1: Visit the official website.
- Step 2: Click on the 'Register' button and read the instructions given carefully.
- Step 3: Click on 'Proceed' button.
- Step 4: Select your state.
- Step 5: Select the identity type (Aadhar card/Passport/Ration card etc.) and enter the number of selected identity type.
- Step 6: Under course, select 'Sr. Secondary'.
- Step 7: When the application form loads, enter basic and optional information, select your subjects and study centre.
- Step 8: Upload your scanned photo, identity card and other documents (Caste certificate, class 10th mark sheet etc.).
- Step 9: Tap on 'generate OTP' and enter the OTP, received on your phone.
- Step 10: Review NIOS application form before submitting and making payment by choosing a particular payment gateway.
|General, OBC||Online||Male||₹ 2000|
|General, OBC||Online||Female||₹ 1650|
|General, SC, OBC, ST||PWD||Online||Male, Female||₹ 1300|
|SC, ST||Online||Male, Female||₹ 1300|
NIOS Class 12 2020 Syllabus
Reading and functional grammar
Functional writing and study skills
Listening and speaking skills
English for science
English for receptionist
English for office use
Motion, force and energy
Dimensional analysis and vectors
Motion in a straight line
Newton’s laws of motion
Motion in a plane
Work, energy and power
Mechanical properties of matter
Properties of solids
Properties of liquids
Properties of gases
Heat and thermodynamics
Laws of thermodynamics
Transfer of heat
Electricity and magnetism
Chemical and thermal effects of electric current
Magnetic effect of electric current
Electromagnetic induction and alternating current
Electric power generation and its transmission
Oscillations and waves
Simple harmonic motion
Optics and optical instruments
Reflection and refraction of light
Dispersion and scattering of light
Wave properties of light
Atoms a nuclei
Structure of atom
Photoelectric effect and mater waves
Nuclei and radio - activities
Nuclear fission and fusion
Semiconductors and their applications
Basics of semiconductors
Applications of semiconductor device
The sun and the solar family
Electronics in daily life
Measuring instruments in electronics
Power supply and signal generating systems
Microprocessor and its applications
Circuit breaker, timer and power control
Photography and video –audiography
Photography – camera
Film exposing and processing
Compact disc for audio-video recording
Atoms molecules and chemical arithmetics
Atoms structure and chemical arithmetics
States of matter
Chemistry of elements
Chemistry of organic compounds
Chemistry and industry
Diversity and evolution of life
Classification of organisms
Scheme of five kingdom classification of organisms
Kingdom prokaryote (monera)
Origin and evolution of life
Cell, cell function and tissues.
Levels of organisation (cell to organism)
Functional morphology and life processes in plants
Absorption and transport
Transpiration and guttation
Flower and inflorescence
Growth and development
Functional morphology and life processes in animals
Skin and skeletal system
Endocrine system (chemical
Reproduction and development
Reproduction in non-flowering plants
Reproduction in flowering plants
Vegetative reproduction in plants
Patterns of reproduction in animals
Basic features of embryonic
Development in animals
Embryonic nutrition in birds and
Some special aspects in developmental biology
Heredity and genetics
Principles of inheritance
Gene expression and interaction
Physical and chemical basis of heredity
Genetics and society
And family planning
Concept and definitions
Consequences of overpopulation
Control of population growth
Methods of contraception
Spatial distribution of plants and animals
Conservation and use of natural resources
Radiation in relation to human life
Tools and techniques in biology including laboratory techniques
General laboratory equipments
Preparation of common stains and reagents
Mushroom culture, floriculture and
Apiculture and lac culture
Concept of health and hygiene
Nutrition and health
Dangers of drug addiction
Sexually transmitted diseases
Emerging areas in biology - biochemistry, biotechnology and immunology
Part a: biochemistry
Introduction to biochemistry
Simple biologically important molecules
Metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins and lipids
Translation and transcription
Part b: biotechnology
Uses of biological processes in
General idea of genetic engineering
General idea of transgenic organisms
Gene therapy in humans
Part c : immunobiology
Tissues and organs involved in the
Definition of antigen, antibody
Types of immunity
Active immunization (vaccines
Effect of hiv on immune system
Definition of allergens
Introduction to business
Nature and scope of business
Forms of business organisation
Business as a career
Trade and service activities
Management of business
Financing of business
Introduction to business financing
Meaning, objectives, nature and scope
Channels of distribution
Office procedures and practices
Nature and functions of office
Office set-up: type of jobs in a modern office.
Handling inward and outward mail
Systems of filing and indexing
Office equipments and machines
Nature and scope of banking
Types Of banks
Functions of commercial banks
Opening and operating of deposit
Loans and advances
Other banking services
Introduction to factory
Nature and characteristics of factories
Health and welfare measures in
Safety measures in factories
Working and service conditions in factories
Meaning, characteristics and importance of agency services
Development in middle childhood
Food and nutrition
Complex numbers and quadratic equations
Determinants & matrices
Permutations & combinations
Sequences & series
Statistics & probability
Vectors & analytical solid geometry
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
Teaching of geography at
Geography of tourism in india
Field work in geography
Map and its elements
Individual, state and the global order
Aspects of the constitution of india
Organs of government: centre and state levels
Democracy at work
Organisation of the government
Contemporary political concerns
World politics and india
Some emerging issues of indian politics
Freedom struggle and constitutional
Development in india
Introduction to financial accounting
Accounting terms, accounting equation and journal
Rules of accounting
Voucher approach in accounting
Vouchers and their preparation
Day book and subsidiary day books
Recording the vouchers into day books
Recording the vouchers into subsidiary day books
Ledger posting of day book
Posting of subsidiary day books
Errors and their rectification
Bank reconciliation statement
Capital and revenue
Preparation of trading and profit and loss account and balance sheet
Preparation of trading and profit and loss a/c and balance sheet (with adjustments)
Admission of partner
Retirement and death of a partner
Dissolution of a partnership firm
Accounting for share capital
Joint-stock company – an introduction
Issue of shares
Forfeiture and reissue of forfeited shares
Analysis of financial statements
Ratio analysis – an introduction
Accounting ratios – I
Accounting ratios – II
Funds flow statement – I
Funds flow statement – II
Final accounts of non-trading organisations
Accounts of non-trading organisations-I
Accounts of non-trading organisations-II
Sociology: basic concepts
Social institutions and social
Social change socialization and
Status of women
Ancient Indian history
The harappan civilisation
The vedic age
Ancient indian religions
Growth of political unity
Climax of ancient india
The age of mauryas
Kanishka and satavahanas
The gupta empire and harsha
Development in eastern and southern india
Life under the maurya and the gupta empire
Legacy of ancient india
Indian culture abroad
Our cultural heritage
Rise and fall of the delhi sultanate
Establishment of the delhi sultanate
Alauddin khalji and muhammad bin tughlaq
Disintegration of the delhi sultanate
Rise and fall of the vijaynagar and bahmani kingdoms
The mughal empire
Establishment of the mughal empire
Consolidation of the mughal empire
Decline of the mughal empire
Mughal relations with rajputs and sikhs
Mughal empire and the deccan
Rise of the marathas
Contribution of medieval india
Administrative system and military organization
Social and economic conditions
Development of culture
Establishment of British rule in India
Assessment of the british rule
English education in india
Religious reform movements
India’s struggle for independence
The revolt of 1857
Factor contributing to the growth of indian nationalism
Indian national movement (1885-1905)
Growth of indian national movement (1906-1918)
Struggle for freedom (1919-1942)
Towards poorna swaraj 1942-1947
India since independence
Anatomy of a digital computer
Data processing concept
Data communication and networking
Fundamentals of internet and java programming
Introduction to c++
General concept of oop
Structure, type def & enumerated data type
Classes & objects with constructors / destructors
Inheritance extending classes
History and appreciation of Indian art
Art of Indus valley civilization
Art of Mauryan to Gupta period
Indo – Islamic architecture
History and appreciation of Indian paintings and sculptures
Pioneers of contemporary art movements in India
Contemporary arts of India
Foundations of behaviour – I
Foundations of behaviour – II
Work & stress
Data entry operations
Basics of computer
Basics of word processing
Basics of spreadsheet
Formulas, functions and charts
Introduction to the internet
NIOS Class 12 2020 Preparation Tips
NIOS class 12 is one of the most important stages of a student's academic life. Therefore, it is important to prepare for the NIOS 12th exam 2020 carefully. Candidates are advised to check out NIOS preparation tips to help them make a strategy to ace the exams. Read NIOS preparation tips below:
Know your syllabus: NIOS students need to know the detailed syllabus for the NIOS 12th exam before preparation. Knowing the syllabus enables you to prioritise topics and subjects and gives you a realistic sense of how your preparation is going. Candidates can also learn which topics to prepare for the exam by looking at the detailed NIOS class 12 syllabus.
NIOS class 12 study material: NIOS provides its students with online study material to prepare for the exam. This gives students a way to prepare and get ready for the NIOS 12th exam. Students can access the NIOS study material through the link provided on this page. NIOS study material encompasses all topics which are going to come in the exam, thus, it is important for students to study from the study material before going to more advanced books.
Study from reference books: This NIOS preparation tip is strictly for students who have already finished studying from the NIOS study material and have enough time at hand. Such students can go to more advanced books in order to gain an edge over the competition.
Make a study plan: To give a defined structure to your academic lifestyle, it is important that students should make a study plan. This will help them segregate topics and units according to weightage, which will be beneficial for them. Candidates can also track their preparation this way and make sure they finish the syllabus before exam time.
Practise from sample papers: NIOS sample papers are available on the link provided on this page. To prepare better for an exam and strengthen a topic, it is required that a candidate should solve NIOS sample papers. This will give them confidence and help them on the NIOS 12th exam day.
NIOS exam pattern will help students in tackling the papers easily. Students can get information regarding the marking scheme, types and standard of questions asked, syllabus and much more through NIOS 12th 2020 exam pattern. The details of subject wise NIOS 12th exam pattern are given below:
- English: Being a theoretical subject, students will have to write a lot in the examination. Total marks for the English exam will be 100 marks and students will be given a 3 hours time duration to attempt the question paper.
- Commerce (Business studies): Business studies exam will have a total score of 100 marks and students are required to attempt the question paper in 3 hours.
- Home Science: This paper will comprise the questions of a total of 100 marks to be solved within 3 hours.
- Accountancy: Question paper of accountancy is to be solved in 3 hours time. The paper will have a total score of 100 marks.
- Sociology: Sociology exam has a total score of 100 marks which students have to solve under 3 hours. Sociology exam paper also has optional sections and students can choose the questions they know over the other questions.
- Chemistry: Chemistry question paper asks varied types of questions of chemical equations, numerical, theory etc. Students are required to solve this question paper within 3 hours. The paper has a total score of 80 marks.
- Geography: Geography is one of the main subjects of Arts stream. The geography question paper is worth 80 marks and students have to attempt the complete question paper within a time limit of 3 hours.
- History: History is another core subject of Arts stream contains the questions of 80 marks with a duration of 3 hours.
- Mass communication: Mass communication is an elective subject. The theory paper of Mass communication has a total score of 80 marks which students have to solve within 3 hours.
- Painting: Painting subject has two papers, theory and practical. Students have to solve the theory question paper in 1 hour and 30 minutes and total marks of theory paper is 30.
- It is important to solve the sample papers while preparing for the NIOS 12th exams 2020.
- Solving sample papers gives students confidence for the day of the exam and makes them more prepared.
- Students can get information like marking scheme, exam pattern, frequent topics, typology of questions and much more while solving NIOS sample papers.
The admit card for practical exams of NIOS 12th exam 2020 has been released on the official website. The board provides the NIOS hall ticket separately for theory and practical examinations. The admit card for theory exams will be released soon. Students can download NIOS class 12 admit card through the link provided above. Students will have to provide their 12 digit enrollment number assigned to them at the time of NIOS class 12 admission. Follow the steps given below to download your the admit card of NIOS 12th exam 2020:
Step 1: Visit the official website or click on the link provided.
Step 2: Enter your 12 digit enrollment number in the login window.
Step 3: Choose practical examination or theory examinations from the select list and click on the 'submit' button.
Step 4: NIOS class 12th admit card would load on your screen,
Step 5: Check for any discrepancies.
Step 6: Download and save the admit card for further uses.
Documents Required at Exam
- Government issued Photo ID/NIOS ID card
- NIOS Class 12th admit card
NIOS announces class 12 result for block 1 and block 2 exams. The result has been released on December 12, 2019 for block 2 exams held in October 2019. Block 1 NIOS 12th result will be announced in September 2020 for the exams to be held from July 17 to August 12, 2020. Students who will appear for October 2020 exams will be able to view their marks in the second week of December 2020.
Students can access their NIOS result 2020 by entering 11/12 digit roll number provided on their admit card. Read the guide given below to check the result of NIOS 12th exams:
- Step 1: Visit the official website: results.nios.ac.in and click on the link of Oct-Nov result.
- Step 2: Enter your 11/12 digit enrollment number as provided on your admit card.
- Step 3: Click on the Submit button.
- Step 4: NIOS class 12th result will be displayed on the screen.
- Step 5: Download and save the result for future references.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Question: What is the difference between NIOS public exams and on-demand exams?
NIOS public exams are held twice a year whereas on-demand exams are held throughout the year except for the months of April, May, October, November.
Question: Where can I appear for NIOS 12th exams 2020?
Students can appear for NIOS 12th exams at the exam centre mentioned on their NIOS admit card.
Question: What is the syllabus of NIOS 12th on-demand exams?
The syllabus of NIOS on-demand exams is as same as public exam NIOS syllabus.
Question: What is the fee of NIOS 12th exams?
A student will have to pay Rs. 250 per subject for theory and Rs. 120 per subject for practicals as NIOS exam fees.
Questions related to NIOS Class 12
Class 10th exam dates r same july 22.It will held in the same institute which was given previous.
New Admit card can be released for postponed exam. You can get your admit card from the official webpage of NIOS. keep checking for updates. do check exam time , date and exam center again. It may or may not be changed.
Most probably location can be same if the exam center is not in containment zone or quarantine home. There are many factors to be considered to conduct exam in pandemic situation. Ask your friends and verify for details. Take assistance of teacher/parents if needed.
for more details, please visit the link below:- https://school.careers360.com/articles/nios-10th-admit-card
Hope it helps!
nios class 12 hall ticket kab aayengi
The official authority has not released any information or declaration of dates regarding the class 12 hall ticket yet. The hall ticket will soon be released and it will be notified in the official webpage. https://sdmis.nios.ac.in/search/hall-ticket
You can keep a regular check on this website, to get every updated information about the release of hall tickets. I hope this helps you!
Is there online mode of Class 12th examination IN NIOS?
Hello dear student,
As far is now there is no online mode which is available for NIOS for the exams which are still left. And dates for the postponed exams have not been declared yet. So you have to sit tight until other piece of information comes. But you can definitely prepare for the exams which are still left.
when is the postponed nios class 12 exams conducting
NIOS will release new NIOS date sheet for postponed exams after the end of loackdown. It is expected that exams will be held in June and July 2020. So stay tuned with the given link to get all updates.
Hope it helps!!!
i want to appear 2020 nios class 12 exam and i have complete 10 in year 2014 can i apply for it if yes which subjects i have to study for it
Yes, you can appear for NIOS class 12th examination even after completing class 10th in 2014. This is because, the eligibility criteria states that the Candidate must have completed 16 years of age to appear in the exam.
Taking about what to Study, that depends on the group of subject combinations or stream you want to appear for. When you apply for the exam, you will be asked for the subject choices. The subjects you choose, you prepare for them. NIOS also provides Study material, you can Study from that.
Hope this helps.