NIOS Syllabus

NIOS – National Institute of Open Schooling, was previously known as NOS – National Open School. It is an autonomous educational board of school education in India. It is mainly known for its prominent open schooling system globally, with the highest significant number of courses available, supported by the standard educational pattern that provides students with quality education.

The National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) was established in November 1989  with the primary objective of providing a world-class standard in education.

The NIOS conducts Public Examinations and provides the Secondary and the Senior Secondary Level Certificates, equivalent to the credentials provided by any other Board of School Education. This is because all the Boards of Education follow the same curriculum framework brought out by NCERT, the National Council of Educational Research and Training. 

NIOS develops the curriculum with self-learning material and expert faculties from several reputed academic and vocational education institutions. The NIOS curriculum for secondary course Science and Technology contains all the basic subjects in an essential manner.

The NIOS follows the principle of freedom to learn to provide quality education.

The NIOS syllabus is available for offline viewing too. Interested candidates can navigate to the official website or click on the link that we have provided below. Students can download the NIOS Senior Secondary Syllabus by clicking on the below-given links.

The Scheme of Studies

The National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) provides the following courses:

Open Basic Education (OBE)

OBE – The open basic education programme was initiated in 1994 to provide primary and middle education by an alternative means of open schooling. This is aimed at adult neo-literates who could not take advantage of the standard education system.

OBE is an equivalency programme and provides three-tier education under the OBE programme.

  • Level A – It is equivalent to Classes 1 to 3.

At A-Level, NIOS provides three main subjects – EVS, Maths and Basic Computer Skills.

  • Level B – It is equivalent to Classes 4 to 5.

At B Level, NIOS provides three main subjects – EVS, Maths and Basic Computer Skills.

  • Level C – It is equivalent to Classes 6 to 8.

At C Level, NIOS provides five main subjects – English Language, Maths, Science, Social Science and Basic Computer Skills.

Check the link below for more information about NIOS OBE – A, B and C level syllabus.

Secondary Education

The NIOS secondary course is equivalent to Class 10.

In this secondary course of education, a minimum of five subjects with at least one language or two languages is required, which is compulsory for certification.

Here, students are required to choose a minimum of one and maximum of two languages from Group A and other subjects from Group B.

Check the link below for more information about the NIOS secondary course syllabus.

Senior Secondary Education

The NIOS senior secondary course is equivalent to Classes 11 and 12.

In this senior secondary course of education, students must study a minimum of five and a maximum of seven subjects. Students are allowed to choose a minimum of one and maximum of two languages from Group A  and other subjects from Groups B, C, D, E and F as per their interests and future career plans.

Note: Students are allowed to choose any one subject from Groups C, D, E and F.

Check the link below for more information about the NIOS senior secondary course syllabus.

We, at BYJU’S, provide the detailed curriculum for the NIOS open basic education programme – A, B and C levels, secondary and senior secondary course along with the mark-wise weightage for every chapter to have a good idea about the exam pattern.