NIOS COURSES

10th

Secondary Course Equivalent to Class X

Secondary Course

This Course is equivalent to the Xth standard. You can choose subjects from the Scheme of Studies given in Table-. However, you will be required to successfully complete a minimum of five subjects with at least one language or at most two languages, which is compulsory for certification.

Senior Secondary Course

This Course is designed for those who have passed the Xth standard or equivalent examination from a recognised Board and would like to continue their education towards a Senior Secondary Certification, equivalent to XII standard.

Your can choose subjects from the Scheme of Studies given in Table. However, you will be required to successfully complete a minimum of five subjects with at least one language or at most two languages, which is compulsory for Certification.

Scheme of Studies

The Scheme of Studies for Secondary and Senior Secondary Courses is shown in Table-1. For obtaining a pass certificate, you are required to pass in a minimum of five subjects including one or maximum of two languages from Group 'A' and other three or four subjects from Group 'B'. However, you are free to take upto two additional subjects. Thus, in all you can choose a maximum of seven subjects.

Course Subject Offered Scheme of Studies
Secondary Group-A
Hindi(201), English(202), Bengali(203), Marathi(204), Telugu(205), Urdu(206), Gujarati(207), Kannada(208), Sanskrit(209), Punjabi(210), Assamese (228),Nepali(231), Malayalam(232), Oriya(233), Arabic (235),Persian (236), Tamil (237)
Group-B
Mathematics(211),Science and Technology(212), Social Science(213), Economics(214), Business Studies(215), Home Science(216), Data Entry Operation(E)(229), Psychology (222), Indian Culture & Heritage (223), Painting (225)
  • Five Subjects with atleast one language or atmost two languages.
  • Minimum of five subjects.
  • Two additional subject can also be taken.
  • The Learners are however advised to select the subjects as per their future plan of study and work.
Senior Secondary Group-A
Hindi(301), English(302), Urdu(306), Sanskrit (309), Bangla (303), Tamil (304)
Group-B
Mathematics(311), Physics(312), Chemistry(313), Biology(314),History(315), Geography(316), Political Science(317), Economics(318), Business Studies(319), Accountancy(320), Home Science(321), Data entry Operation (E)(336), Psychology(328), Computer Science(330), Sociology(331), Painting (332), Mass Communication (336), Environmental Science (336)
  • Subjects with * have theory as well as practical works.