NIOS programmes and courses- Class 12th

Senior Secondary Course

This Course is designed for those who have passed the Xth standard or equivalent examination from a recognized 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 almost 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 up-to two additional subjects. Thus, in all you can choose a maximum of seven subjects.

The subjects are :-

Subject Offered
Scheme of Studies
Senior Secondary
Group -A
Hindi(301), English(302), Urdu(306), Sanskrit (309)
Group -B
Mathematics(311), *Physics(312), Chemistry(313),*Biology(314),History(315), *Geography(316), Political Science(317), Economics(318), Commerce(319), Accountancy(320), *Home Science(321),
*Word Processing(E)(327), Psychology(328), *Computer Science(330), Sociology(331), *Painting (332), *Mass Communication (335)
  • 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.
     Subjects with * have theory as well as practical works.

110 Questions/Answers on “NIOS programmes and courses- Class 12th

  1. Sir/Mam,
    I am student who has given exams of cbse class 12 this year 2015. I want to improve my maths scores . Can I improve byu Nios. What is NIOS. Please help me.
    Manmeet Singh Gill

  2. Sir, can we apply for NIOS in any year?
    And if we apply for NIOS, then can we continue our higher studies?

  3. I have passed 12 with this cbse can I take bio now?? I have already studied physical education as additional subject and failed in exam of this subject .
    As I m already passed12 will Nios allow me to get admission??

  4. Sir I have completed my 12 th PCB from cbse in 2011…can I give online demand exam in 2016…for improvement of exam and I want to give exam of public sector bt I m nt eligible for dat….pls sir help me

  5. Sir,
    I was absent on my biology exam 2015 Oct-Nov…my result was marked SYCT Iin biology…how do I give my compart…please send me the link of the form

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