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. The minimum age of the students should be 15 years as on January 31, 2020 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 date sheet 2020 for practical and theoretical exams has been released on February 5, 2020.  
  • The practicals of NIOS class 12 will be organized from March 11 to 25, 2020 followed by theory exams from March 24 to April 24, 2020.
  • NIOS 12th admit card 2020 will be released in the last week of February 2020 for practical and theory NIOS 12th exam 2020.
  • Students should prepare for the NIOS 12th exams as per class 12 syllabus prescribed by NIOS. 
  • They should refer to the NIOS 12th study material to prepare better for NIOS class 12 exams 2020.
  • NIOS will release the April 2020 result of NIOS 12th exam in online mode in the first week of June 2020.
  • Students will need to enter their enrollment number to check NIOS 12th result.

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
Exam Level Intermediate
Languages Bengali, English +4 More
Mode of Application Online
Application Fee (General) 2000 Rs [Online]
Mode of Exam Offline
Exam Duration 3 Hours

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NIOS Class 12 2020 Important Dates

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NIOS Class 12 (Session Oct 2020)

Upcoming Dates and Events

16 Feb, 2020 - 28 Feb, 2020

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

01 Mar, 2020 - 15 Mar, 2020

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

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

Exam | Mode: Offline

Past Dates and Events

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)

Upcoming Dates and Events

11 Mar, 2020 - 15 Mar, 2020

Exam - Practicals - Home Science, Biology, Painting, Geography | Mode: Offline

16 Mar, 2020 - 20 Mar, 2020

Exam - Practicals - Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Science, Physical Education, Yog | Mode: Offline

24 Mar, 2020

Exam - Sanskrit | Mode: Offline

21 Mar, 2020 - 25 Mar, 2020

Exam - Practicals - Computer Science, Mass Communication, Data Entry Operations, Library and Information Science | Mode: Offline

26 Mar, 2020

Exam - Employability Skills and Entrepreneurship, Tourism | Mode: Offline

27 Mar, 2020

Exam - Psychology | Mode: Offline

30 Mar, 2020

Exam - Urdu | Mode: Offline

31 Mar, 2020

Exam - Hindi | Mode: Offline

03 Apr, 2020

Exam - Geography | Mode: Offline

04 Apr, 2020

Exam - Bengali, Tamil, Odiya, Gujarati, Punjabi | Mode: Offline

07 Apr, 2020

Exam - English | Mode: Offline

08 Apr, 2020

Exam - Home Science | Mode: Offline

09 Apr, 2020

Exam - Physics, History, Library and Information Science, Sanskrit Vyakaran | Mode: Offline

16 Apr, 2020

Exam - Economics | Mode: Offline

17 Apr, 2020

Exam - Chemistry, Political Science, Mass Communication, Sanskrit Sahitya | Mode: Offline

18 Apr, 2020

Exam - Mathematics | Mode: Offline

20 Apr, 2020

Exam - Data Entry Operations | Mode: Offline

21 Apr, 2020

Exam - Painting – Theory | Mode: Offline

22 Apr, 2020

Exam - Computer Science, Environmental Science, Sociology, Bharatiya Darshan | Mode: Offline

23 Apr, 2020

Exam - Biology, Accountancy, Introduction to Law, Veda Adhyayan | Mode: Offline

24 Apr, 2020

Exam - Business Studies | Mode: Offline

Past Dates and Events

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:

  1. The student must be passed the secondary class exams successfully.

  2. A student must have attained a minimum of 15 years of age to be eligible for NIOS 12th exams 2020.

  3. The student must produce a class secondary pass certificate from NIOS or a recognized board, an address proof and two latest passport-sized photographs.

  4. 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. The last date to register for NIOS 12th 2020 is March 31, 2020. 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.

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
General, OBC Online Male ₹ 2000
General, OBC Online Female ₹ 1650
ST, SC, General, OBC PWD Online Female, Male ₹ 1300
ST, SC Online Female, Male ₹ 1300



English: Unit 01
Reading and functional grammar
English: Unit 02
Functional writing and study skills
English: Unit 03
Listening and speaking skills
English: Unit 04
English for science
English: Unit 05
English for receptionist
English: Unit 06
English for office use



Physics: Unit 01
Motion, force and energy
Physics: Unit 02
Dimensional analysis and vectors
Physics: Unit 03
Motion in a straight line
Physics: Unit 04
Newton’s laws of motion
Physics: Unit 05
Motion in a plane
Physics: Unit 06
Gravitational motion
Physics: Unit 07
Work, energy and power
Physics: Unit 08
Rotational motion
Physics: Unit 09
Mechanical properties of matter
Physics: Unit 10
Properties of solids
Physics: Unit 11
Properties of liquids
Physics: Unit 12
Properties of gases
Physics: Unit 13
Heat and thermodynamics
Physics: Unit 14
Laws of thermodynamics
Physics: Unit 15
Transfer of heat
Physics: Unit 16
Electricity and magnetism
Physics: Unit 17
Physics: Unit 18
Electric current
Physics: Unit 19
Chemical and thermal effects of electric current
Physics: Unit 20
Magnetic effect of electric current
Physics: Unit 21
Physics: Unit 22
Electromagnetic induction and alternating current
Physics: Unit 23
Electric power generation and its transmission
Physics: Unit 24
Oscillations and waves
Physics: Unit 25
Simple harmonic motion
Physics: Unit 26
Elastic waves
Physics: Unit 27
Optics and optical instruments
Physics: Unit 28
Reflection and refraction of light
Physics: Unit 29
Dispersion and scattering of light
Physics: Unit 30
Electromagnetic waves
Physics: Unit 31
Wave properties of light
Physics: Unit 32
Optical instruments
Physics: Unit 33
Atoms a nuclei
Physics: Unit 34
Structure of atom
Physics: Unit 35
Photoelectric effect and mater waves
Physics: Unit 36
Nuclei and radio - activities
Physics: Unit 37
Nuclear fission and fusion
Physics: Unit 38
Semiconductors and their applications
Physics: Unit 39
Basics of semiconductors
Physics: Unit 40
Semiconductor devices
Physics: Unit 41
Applications of semiconductor device
Physics: Unit 42
Physics: Unit 43
The sun and the solar family
Physics: Unit 44
Astronomical telescopes
Physics: Unit 45
Physics: Unit 46
Physics: Unit 47
Electronics in daily life
Physics: Unit 48
Measuring instruments in electronics
Physics: Unit 49
Power supply and signal generating systems
Physics: Unit 50
Microprocessor and its applications
Physics: Unit 51
Circuit breaker, timer and power control
Physics: Unit 52
Photography and video –audiography
Physics: Unit 53
Photography – camera
Physics: Unit 54
Film exposing and processing
Physics: Unit 55
Audio-video recording
Physics: Unit 56
Compact disc for audio-video recording


Chemistry: Unit 01
Atoms molecules and chemical arithmetics
Chemistry: Unit 02
Atoms structure and chemical arithmetics
Chemistry: Unit 03
States of matter
Chemistry: Unit 04
Chemical energetics
Chemistry: Unit 05
Chemical dynamics
Chemistry: Unit 06
Chemistry of elements
Chemistry: Unit 07
Chemistry of organic compounds
Chemistry: Unit 08
Chemistry and industry
Chemistry: Unit 09
Environmental chemistry


Biology: Unit 01
Diversity and evolution of life
Biology: Unit 02
Classification of organisms
Biology: Unit 03
Biology: Unit 04
Scheme of five kingdom classification of organisms
Biology: Unit 05
Kingdom prokaryote (monera)
Biology: Unit 06
Kingdom Protista
Biology: Unit 07
Biology: Unit 08
Kingdom Plantae
Biology: Unit 09
Kingdom Animalia
Biology: Unit 10
Origin and evolution of life
Biology: Unit 11
Cell, cell function and tissues.
Biology: Unit 12
Cell structure
Biology: Unit 13
Cell division
Biology: Unit 14
Biology: Unit 15
Levels of organisation (cell to organism)
Biology: Unit 16
Functional morphology and life processes in plants
Biology: Unit 17
Biology: Unit 18
Biology: Unit 19
Absorption and transport
Biology: Unit 20
Biology: Unit 21
Biology: Unit 22
Transpiration and guttation
Biology: Unit 23
Biology: Unit 24
Biology: Unit 25
Flower and inflorescence
Biology: Unit 26
Biology: Unit 27
Growth and development
Biology: Unit 28
Functional morphology and life processes in animals
Biology: Unit 29
Digestive system
Biology: Unit 30
Respiratory system
Biology: Unit 31
Circulatory system
Biology: Unit 32
Excretory system
Biology: Unit 33
Nervous system
Biology: Unit 34
Skin and skeletal system
Biology: Unit 35
Endocrine system (chemical
Biology: Unit 36
Biology: Unit 37
Reproductive system
Biology: Unit 38
Reproduction and development
Biology: Unit 39
Reproduction in non-flowering plants
Biology: Unit 40
Reproduction in flowering plants
Biology: Unit 41
Vegetative reproduction in plants
Biology: Unit 42
Patterns of reproduction in animals
Biology: Unit 43
Basic features of embryonic
Biology: Unit 44
Development in animals
Biology: Unit 45
Embryonic nutrition in birds and
Biology: Unit 46
Mammals (human)
Biology: Unit 47
Some special aspects in developmental biology
Biology: Unit 48
Heredity and genetics
Biology: Unit 49
Principles of inheritance
Biology: Unit 50
Gene expression and interaction
Biology: Unit 51
Physical and chemical basis of heredity
Biology: Unit 52
Biology: Unit 53
Human genetics
Biology: Unit 54
Genetics and society
Biology: Unit 55
Population explosion
Biology: Unit 56
And family planning
Biology: Unit 57
Concept and definitions
Biology: Unit 58
Biology: Unit 59
Biology: Unit 60
Consequences of overpopulation
Biology: Unit 61
Control of population growth
Biology: Unit 62
Methods of contraception
Biology: Unit 63
Environmental biology
Biology: Unit 64
Ecological principles
Biology: Unit 65
Spatial distribution of plants and animals
Biology: Unit 66
Conservation and use of natural resources
Biology: Unit 67
Biology: Unit 68
Radiation in relation to human life
Biology: Unit 69
Tools and techniques in biology including laboratory techniques
Biology: Unit 70
Biology: Unit 71
Biology: Unit 72
General laboratory equipments
Biology: Unit 73
Preparation of common stains and reagents
Biology: Unit 74
Unit 5
Biology: Unit 75
Some techniques
Biology: Unit 76
Economy biology
Biology: Unit 77
Biology: Unit 78
Mushroom culture, floriculture and
Biology: Unit 79
Biology: Unit 80
Medicinal plant
Biology: Unit 81
Forest wealth
Biology: Unit 82
Animal husbandry
Biology: Unit 83
Biology: Unit 84
Apiculture and lac culture
Biology: Unit 85
Health sciences
Biology: Unit 86
Concept of health and hygiene
Biology: Unit 87
Nutrition and health
Biology: Unit 88
Nutritional disorders
Biology: Unit 89
Dangers of drug addiction
Biology: Unit 90
Biology: Unit 91
Biology: Unit 92
Communicable disease
Biology: Unit 93
Non-communicable disease
Biology: Unit 94
Sexually transmitted diseases
Biology: Unit 95
Emerging areas in biology - biochemistry, biotechnology and immunology
Biology: Unit 96
Part a: biochemistry
Biology: Unit 97
Introduction to biochemistry
Biology: Unit 98
Simple biologically important molecules
Biology: Unit 99
Biology: Unit 100
Metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins and lipids
Biology: Unit 101
Translation and transcription
Biology: Unit 102
Part b: biotechnology
Biology: Unit 103
Uses of biological processes in
Biology: Unit 104
Biology: Unit 105
General idea of genetic engineering
Biology: Unit 106
General idea of transgenic organisms
Biology: Unit 107
Biogas production
Biology: Unit 108
Gene therapy in humans
Biology: Unit 109
Part c : immunobiology
Biology: Unit 110
Biology: Unit 111
Biology: Unit 112
Tissues and organs involved in the
Biology: Unit 113
Immune system
Biology: Unit 114
Definition of antigen, antibody
Biology: Unit 115
Types of immunity
Biology: Unit 116
Active immunization (vaccines
Biology: Unit 117
Effect of hiv on immune system
Biology: Unit 118
Definition of allergens

Business studies+

Business studies: Unit 01
Introduction to business
Business studies: Unit 02
Nature and scope of business
Business studies: Unit 03
Forms of business organisation
Business studies: Unit 04
Business as a career
Business studies: Unit 05
Unit. 1
Business studies: Unit 06
Unit. 2
Business studies: Unit 07
Unit. 3
Business studies: Unit 08
Trade and service activities
Business studies: Unit 09
Unit. 4
Business studies: Unit 10
Management of business
Business studies: Unit 11
Unit. 5
Business studies: Unit 12
Unit. 6
Business studies: Unit 13
Financing of business
Business studies: Unit 14
Introduction to business financing
Business studies: Unit 15
Business studies: Unit 16
Meaning, objectives, nature and scope
Business studies: Unit 17
Marketing mix
Business studies: Unit 18
Channels of distribution
Business studies: Unit 19
Sales promotion
Business studies: Unit 20
Business studies: Unit 21
Personal selling
Business studies: Unit 22
Office procedures and practices
Business studies: Unit 23
Nature and functions of office
Business studies: Unit 24
Office set-up: type of jobs in a modern office.
Business studies: Unit 25
Handling inward and outward mail
Business studies: Unit 26
Systems of filing and indexing
Business studies: Unit 27
Office equipments and machines
Business studies: Unit 28
Practical banking
Business studies: Unit 29
Nature and scope of banking
Business studies: Unit 30
Types Of banks
Business studies: Unit 31
Functions of commercial banks
Business studies: Unit 32
Opening and operating of deposit
Business studies: Unit 33
Business studies: Unit 34
Loans and advances
Business studies: Unit 35
Other banking services
Business studies: Unit 36
Introduction to factory
Business studies: Unit 37
Nature and characteristics of factories
Business studies: Unit 38
Health and welfare measures in
Business studies: Unit 39
Business studies: Unit 40
Safety measures in factories
Business studies: Unit 41
Working and service conditions in factories
Business studies: Unit 42
Agency services
Business studies: Unit 43
Meaning, characteristics and importance of agency services

Home science+

Home science: Unit 01
Resource management
Home science: Unit 02
Development in middle childhood
Home science: Unit 03
Fabric science
Home science: Unit 04
Food and nutrition
Home science: Unit 05
Optional module


Mathamatics: Unit 01
Complex numbers and quadratic equations
Mathamatics: Unit 02
Determinants & matrices
Mathamatics: Unit 03
Permutations & combinations
Mathamatics: Unit 04
Sequences & series
Mathamatics: Unit 05
Mathamatics: Unit 06
Coordinate geometry
Mathamatics: Unit 07
Differential calculus
Mathamatics: Unit 08
Integral calculus
Mathamatics: Unit 09
Statistics & probability
Mathamatics: Unit 10
Vectors & analytical solid geometry
Mathamatics: Unit 11
Linear programming


Geography: Unit 01
The earth – a living planet
Geography: Unit 02
The domain of air on the planet earth
Geography: Unit 03
The domain of water on the planet earth
Geography: Unit 04
Changing face of the planet earth
Geography: Unit 05
Life on the earth
Geography: Unit 06
Physical setting in india
Geography: Unit 07
Natural resources and their
Geography: Unit 08
Development in india
Geography: Unit 09
Man-made resources and their development in india
Geography: Unit 10
Human resource and their
Geography: Unit 11
Optional module
Geography: Unit 12
Teaching of geography at
Geography: Unit 13
Primary level
Geography: Unit 14
Geography of tourism in india
Geography: Unit 15
Field work in geography
Geography: Unit 16
Map and its elements
Geography: Unit 17
Map interpretation
Geography: Unit 18
Statistical diagram

Political science+

Political science: Unit 01
Individual, state and the global order
Political science: Unit 02
Aspects of the constitution of india
Political science: Unit 03
Organs of government: centre and state levels
Political science: Unit 04
State levels
Political science: Unit 05
Democracy at work
Political science: Unit 06
Organisation of the government
Political science: Unit 07
Democratic decentralisation
Political science: Unit 08
Contemporary political concerns
Political science: Unit 09
World politics and india
Political science: Unit 10
Some emerging issues of indian politics
Political science: Unit 11
Freedom struggle and constitutional
Political science: Unit 12
Development in india


Accountancy: Unit 01
Introduction to financial accounting
Accountancy: Unit 02
Accounting-an introduction
Accountancy: Unit 03
Accounting assumptions
Accountancy: Unit 04
Accounting concepts
Accountancy: Unit 05
Accounting conventions
Accountancy: Unit 06
Accounting terms, accounting equation and journal
Accountancy: Unit 07
Accounting terms
Accountancy: Unit 08
Accounting equation
Accountancy: Unit 09
Rules of accounting
Accountancy: Unit 10
Accountancy: Unit 11
Cash book
Accountancy: Unit 12
Voucher approach in accounting
Accountancy: Unit 13
Vouchers and their preparation
Accountancy: Unit 14
Day book and subsidiary day books
Accountancy: Unit 15
Recording the vouchers into day books
Accountancy: Unit 16
Recording the vouchers into subsidiary day books
Accountancy: Unit 17
Ledger posting of day book
Accountancy: Unit 18
Posting of subsidiary day books
Accountancy: Unit 19
Trial balance
Accountancy: Unit 20
Errors and their rectification
Accountancy: Unit 21
Bank reconciliation statement
Accountancy: Unit 22
Financial statements
Accountancy: Unit 23
Capital and revenue
Accountancy: Unit 24
Preparation of trading and profit and loss account and balance sheet
Accountancy: Unit 25
Preparation of trading and profit and loss a/c and balance sheet (with adjustments)
Accountancy: Unit 26
Partnership accounts
Accountancy: Unit 27
Accountancy: Unit 28
Admission of partner
Accountancy: Unit 29
Retirement and death of a partner
Accountancy: Unit 30
Dissolution of a partnership firm
Accountancy: Unit 31
Accounting for share capital
Accountancy: Unit 32
Joint-stock company – an introduction
Accountancy: Unit 33
Issue of shares
Accountancy: Unit 34
Forfeiture and reissue of forfeited shares
Accountancy: Unit 35
Analysis of financial statements
Accountancy: Unit 36
Ratio analysis – an introduction
Accountancy: Unit 37
Accounting ratios – I
Accountancy: Unit 38
Accounting ratios – II
Accountancy: Unit 39
Funds flow statement – I
Accountancy: Unit 40
Funds flow statement – II
Accountancy: Unit 41
Final accounts of non-trading organisations
Accountancy: Unit 42
Accounts of non-trading organisations-I
Accountancy: Unit 43
Accounts of non-trading organisations-II


Sociology: Unit 01
Sociology: basic concepts
Sociology: Unit 02
Social institutions and social
Sociology: Unit 03
Sociology: Unit 04
Social change socialization and
Sociology: Unit 05
Social control
Sociology: Unit 06
Indian Society
Sociology: Unit 07
Status of women
Sociology: Unit 08


History: Unit 01
Ancient Indian history
History: Unit 02
Prehistoric india
History: Unit 03
The harappan civilisation
History: Unit 04
The vedic age
History: Unit 05
Ancient indian religions
History: Unit 06
Growth of political unity
History: Unit 07
Climax of ancient india
History: Unit 08
The age of mauryas
History: Unit 09
Kanishka and satavahanas
History: Unit 10
The gupta empire and harsha
History: Unit 11
Development in eastern and southern india
History: Unit 12
Life under the maurya and the gupta empire
History: Unit 13
Legacy of ancient india
History: Unit 14
Indian culture abroad
History: Unit 15
Our cultural heritage
History: Unit 16
Rise and fall of the delhi sultanate
History: Unit 17
Establishment of the delhi sultanate
History: Unit 18
Alauddin khalji and muhammad bin tughlaq
History: Unit 19
Disintegration of the delhi sultanate
History: Unit 20
Rise and fall of the vijaynagar and bahmani kingdoms
History: Unit 21
The mughal empire
History: Unit 22
Establishment of the mughal empire
History: Unit 23
Consolidation of the mughal empire
History: Unit 24
Decline of the mughal empire
History: Unit 25
Mughal relations with rajputs and sikhs
History: Unit 26
Mughal empire and the deccan
History: Unit 27
Rise of the marathas
History: Unit 28
Contribution of medieval india
History: Unit 29
Administrative system and military organization
History: Unit 30
Social and economic conditions
History: Unit 31
Religious policy
History: Unit 32
Development of culture
History: Unit 33
Renascent india
History: Unit 34
Establishment of British rule in India
History: Unit 35
Assessment of the british rule
History: Unit 36
English education in india
History: Unit 37
Religious reform movements
History: Unit 38
Social reforms
History: Unit 39
India’s struggle for independence
History: Unit 40
The revolt of 1857
History: Unit 41
Factor contributing to the growth of indian nationalism
History: Unit 42
Indian national movement (1885-1905)
History: Unit 43
Growth of indian national movement (1906-1918)
History: Unit 44
Struggle for freedom (1919-1942)
History: Unit 45
Towards poorna swaraj 1942-1947
History: Unit 46
An overview
History: Unit 47
India since independence
History: Unit 48

Computer science+

Computer science: Unit 01
Anatomy of a digital computer
Computer science: Unit 02
Data processing concept
Computer science: Unit 03
Computer software
Computer science: Unit 04
Operating system
Computer science: Unit 05
Data communication and networking
Computer science: Unit 06
Fundamentals of internet and java programming
Computer science: Unit 07
Introduction to c++
Computer science: Unit 08
General concept of oop
Computer science: Unit 09
Control statements
Computer science: Unit 10
Computer science: Unit 11
Computer science: Unit 12
Structure, type def & enumerated data type
Computer science: Unit 13
Classes & objects with constructors / destructors
Computer science: Unit 14
Inheritance extending classes
Computer science: Unit 15
Computer science: Unit 16


Painting: Unit 01
History and appreciation of Indian art
Painting: Unit 02
Art of Indus valley civilization
Painting: Unit 03
Art of Mauryan to Gupta period
Painting: Unit 04
Indo – Islamic architecture
Painting: Unit 05
History and appreciation of Indian paintings and sculptures
Painting: Unit 06
Mughal school
Painting: Unit 07
Company school
Painting: Unit 08
Pioneers of contemporary art movements in India
Painting: Unit 09
Contemporary arts of India


Psychology: Unit 01
Foundations of behaviour – I
Psychology: Unit 02
Foundations of behaviour – II
Psychology: Unit 03
Human development
Psychology: Unit 04
Psychology: Unit 05
Group process
Psychology: Unit 06
Work & stress

Mass communication

Data entry operations+

Data entry operations: Unit 01
Basics of computer
Data entry operations: Unit 02
Operating system
Data entry operations: Unit 03
Basics of word processing
Data entry operations: Unit 04
Formatting documents
Data entry operations: Unit 05
Mail merge
Data entry operations: Unit 06
Basics of spreadsheet
Data entry operations: Unit 07
Formatting worksheets
Data entry operations: Unit 08
Formulas, functions and charts
Data entry operations: Unit 09
Creating presentation
Data entry operations: Unit 10
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 sample papers while preparing for the NIOS 12th exam 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 NIOS 12th exam 2020 will be provided online in the last week of February 2020. The board will provide the NIOS hall ticket separately for theory and practical examinations. 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 result will be announced in the first/second week of June 2020 for the exams to be held in April 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 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.

General Information

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

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When will sample question paper with solved answers will be released

Swati Umang 22nd Feb, 2020

Hello! Hope you are doing good

Please check the official site of NIOS for the sample question papers. It is already present for a number of subjects.

Please click the following link to know more about the exam dates of NIOS: https://school.careers360.com/articles/nios-exam-dates

All the best


nios kai roll no kab releases hongye

anurag khanna 21st Feb, 2020

Hi Chirag,

National Institute Of Open Schooling will release hall tickets for class 10th and 12th along with you roll numbers in last week of February 2020.

You can download your hall ticket by using your Enrollment number.

For downloading the hall ticket visit the official site of NIOS (https://www.nios.ac.in/) .

Hope this helps you. If you have another query feel free to ask.

All The Best!!


i have not received my books. how i will come to know my center ? pis give me reply.

Ina 16th Feb, 2020


Sorry, but your question is bit incomplete and confusing. As you haven't mentioned about which books you are referring to and about which exam or college you want to know. About which course's center you want to know is not clear in question. so, my suggestion is, please again ask the question properly.

Hope you get my point. Feel free to ask, we are here to help you.

Thank you. Best of luck.

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i have my two subjects exam on same date and same time.(sociology and tourism) what should i do know ??

Sujatha Venkat 14th Feb, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

It is really difficult to decide which subject to attend.But you can decide to yourself. I feel like the subject which you are really good at and have hope that if you write you will get good marks,definitely write that. That will help you to pass that subject. If not talk to the officials so that they might give you a suggestion what to do. Keep up the spirit. Wish you Luck.


Practicals exam centres me hi honge kya???

Indrajit Gupta 9th Feb, 2020

Hello monis,

I think you say about practicals of 12 th class. The practical exam will be conduct in your college, not in exam centre.

If you have any doubt related to query, please feel free to ask.

I hope this helpful for you.

Best wishes!!

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