National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) conducts schooling till the 12th standard, which is equivalent to the CBSE or any state board education. If you are in the class 12th and registered in NIOS, then you can download the NIOS syllabus, NIOS marks distribution, and sample question papers from here.
There are slight differences in NIOS education and CBSE/State board education, but you get the same opportunities and career options after class 12th. This article also shares the details about the best course after class 12th from the NIOS board.
NIOS Syllabus 12th and Marks Distribution Scheme
NIOS Syllabus for 12th English
|1. Prescribed texts||20 marks|
|2. Functional Grammar||15 marks|
|3. Functional writing skills||25 marks|
|4. Comprehension (unfamiliar passages)||20 marks|
|5. Optional module||20 marks|
NIOS Syllabus for 12th Business Studies
|Introduction to Business||19|
|Business as a Career||08|
|Trade and Service Activities||16|
|Management of Business||16|
|Financing of Business||12|
|Office Procedure and Practices||20|
|Introduction to Factory Set-up|
NIOS Syllabus 12th 2020 Accountancy
|Introduction To Financial Accounting||06|
|Accounting Terms, Accounting Equation And Journal||06|
|Voucher Approach in Accounting||12|
|Bank Reconciliation Statement||06|
|Accounting for Share Capital||15|
|Analysis of Financial Statements||20|
|Final Accounts of Non-Trading Organisation|
NIOS Maths Syllabus for 12th
|Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations||10|
|Determinants and Matrices||10|
|Permutations and Combinations||08|
|Sequences and Series||08|
|Statistics and Probability||10|
|Vectors and Analytical Solid Geometry|
NIOS Syllabus for 12th Physics
|Motion, force and Energy||14|
|Electricity and Magnetism||14|
|Properties of Matter||8|
|Optics and Optical Instruments||8|
|Atoms and Nuclei||7|
|Semiconductors and their Applications||7|
|Heat and Thermodynamics||6|
|Oscillations and Waves||6|
|Photography and Audio-Videography||10|
|Physics in Medical Sciences||10|
NIOS Syllabus 12th 2020 Chemistry
|Atom Molecule and Chemical Arithmetics||7|
|Atomic Structure and Chemical Bonding||12|
|States of Matter||12|
|Chemistry of Elements||10|
|Chemistry of Organic Compounds||12|
|Chemistry and Industry|
NIOS Biology Syllabus for 12th
|Diversity and evolution of life||6|
|Cell, Cell functions and Tissues||10|
|Functional morphology and Life processes in plants||11|
|Functional morphology and Life processes in animals||11|
|Reproduction and Development||10|
|Heredity and Genetics||10|
|Population Explosion and Family Planning||4|
|Tools and Techniques in Biology||10|
|Emerging Areas in BiologyBiochemistry, Biotechnology and Immunobiology|
Download NIOS Syllabus 12th
This is the latest syllabus for NIOS Board class 12th. You can download the PDFs by clicking on the respective links given in the table. These Syllabus links have the NIOS marks distribution class 12th.
NIOS 12th Exam Pattern
The exam pattern for class 12th exams varies from subject to subject, depending on the theory and practicals. You can see the exam pattern for your subjects from the table below.
|Physics (Theory + Practical)||100 (80+20)||3+3|
|Chemistry (Theory + Practical)||100 (80+20)||3+3|
|Biology (Theory + Practical)||100 (80+20)||3+3|
|Painting (Theory + Practical)||100 (30+70)||1.5+3|
|Home Science (Theory + Practical)||100 (80+20)||3+3|
|Data Entry Operations (Theory + Practical)||100 (40+60)||2+2|
Download NIOS Sample Paper Class 12
The NIOS sample papers given below are important for the preparation of the NIOS 12th exams. The sample papers will also help you understand the NIOS marks distribution scheme.
Download Class 12th NIOS Previous Year Papers
The previous year’s question papers are also essential, and you should solve at least two to three previous year papers for each subject. Here we have given the links to the last four-year question papers. You can download more previous year question papers from the NIOS website.
Senior Secondary QP of Oct 2019 Exam
Senior Secondary QP of April 2019 Exam
Senior Secondary QP of Oct 2018 Exam
Senior Secondary QP of April 2018 Exam
Senior Secondary QP of Oct 2017 Exam
Senior Secondary QP of Apr 2017 Exam
Sr. Secondary QP of Oct 2016 Exam
Sr. Secondary QP of April 2016 Exam
CA After passing 12th from NIOS board
You can become a Chartered Accountant after completing your Class 12th from NIOS Board. You must think, why become a CA? It’s because it is one of the best careers in India. Chartered Accountancy course gives you a stable and successful career. It opens opportunities to work in big MNCs for you. You could even start your personal CA practice after a few years. After completing the CA course, you can take different types of job roles and positions. The average salary of a CA is also higher than a graduate of any other stream.
Ashmit Saxena, a NIOS student who recently became a CA, says, “I completed my education from NIOS Board and later pursued the CA Course. There were many career options, but I believed the CA career path could give me more stability in life. Also, I knew there is a lot of competition in CA Exams, but after completing that stage, there are abundant opportunities with very less competition as compared to other fields.”
Some of the amazing points about the CA course:
- The course is said to be difficult by many, but in reality, if you do regular study for a few courses, then the course is as easy as schooling education.
- The CA course is distributed into three stages and further groups. After completing one level, you can move on to the next level. You get more than one attempt in clearing the CA papers. You can leave the course in between and continue after a break of a few months or years.
- You can take regular classes or Online CA Coaching classes for the study of the CA Course.
Also Read: How to complete 12th syllabus in one month
Frequently Asked Questions
Ques 1. Where and how can I download the NIOS Syllabus for class 12th?
Ans. You can download the NIOS Syllabus-12th class from the official website under the Student Information Section or from this article.
Ques 2. How many subjects are there in NIOS class 12?
Ans. You can choose a minimum of five in class 12th of the NIOS board. There should be at least one language subject and two language subjects at most. You can also choose two additional subjects.
Ques 3. Where can I download the NIOS Sample Paper 2020 Class 12 and previous year question papers?
Ans. The previous year question papers and the NIOS Sample Paper Class 12 are available on the official NIOS website under the Student Information Section or from this article of CA Wizard.
Ques 4. What are the passing marks of NIOS 12th Exams?
Ans. The minimum marks required to pass the NIOS 12th exams are 33% marks in each subject of the five subjects.
Ques 5. How to clear the NIOS 12th Exams?
Ans. To pass the NIOS exams, you should understand the lessons and know how to write down your knowledge in the form of well-structured answers. You can also read more tips here.