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NIOS Exam FAQs for 10th and 12th

NIOS Exam FAQs: Those who have taken admission in NIOS class 10, class 12 should know the NIOS exam system. Those who enrolled in NIOS Board can take advantage of the flexible Examination System of NIOS. Here we are sharing the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) of the NIOS Exam that could help you in applying for the exam.

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Read through the given below NIOS Exam Question and Answer that will solve your every query regarding the exam.

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1. What is the date of NIOS Exam 2021?

Answer: The upcoming NIOS 10th and 12th Public Exam will be held in April 2021. The NIOS Board will conduct the Secondary and Sr. Secondary (Practical) Exam in March 2021 while the Theory Exam will be held in April 2021.

2. What is NIOS exam?

Answer: The NIOS Board has a flexible Examination system for its students. It conducts public examination twice in a year for the 10th & 12th class- March/April & October/November.

Apart from this, there is On Demand Examination System (ODES) in NIOS Board for the 10th and 12th class students. In On Demand Exam, students can appear for the exam in any month of the year of their choices except in the months of the Public exam.

In NIOS On Demand Exam, students of 10th & 12th can appear in the One/ Two or maximum 4 subjects. For that, they need to do online registration to book the date and month of on demand exam.

3. How can I apply for NIOS Exam?

Answer: To appear in the NIOS 10th & 12th Exam, you need to deposit the Exam Fees with or without late fees through online mode via Net Banking/ Credit Card/ Debit Card.

4. What is the last date to deposit the NIOS Exam Fee?

Answer: The last date to deposit the NIOS Exam Fee for the upcoming October 2021 public exam for 10th & 12th is 30th June 2021 without late fees.

# NIOS 10th/12th Exam Fees Important Date
Without Late Fees 1st June 2021 to 30th June 2021
With Late Fees of Rs.100/- per Subject 1st July 2021 to 10th July 2021

5. What is the fees of NIOS Exam?

Answer: The NIOS Exam Fees for the Class 10, 12 students to appear in the public exam is Rs.250/- per subject. You also need to pay an additional fee of Rs.120/- for each Practical Subject as exam fee.

6. What is the pass marks of NIOS?

Answer: For Secondary Course: To pass in the 10th Class, you need to obtain 33% aggregate marks in both Theory & Practical Subjects.

For Sr. Secondary Course: To pass in the 12th Class, you need to obtain 33% marks (aggregate and separately) in both Theory and Practical Subjects.

Apart from this, you also need to pass in the 5 Subjects that includes at least 1 language.

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7. What is the fees of NIOS On Demand Exam?

Answer: The NIOS On Demand Exam Fees for 10th & 12th Class Theory is Rs.500/- per Subject and for Practical is Rs.200/- per Subject.

For 10th & 12th On Demand Exam Fees
Theory Subjects Rs.500/- per Subject
Practical Subjects Rs.200/- per Subject

8. How to pass NIOS on demand exam?

Answer: The best way to pass the NIOS On Demand Exam of Class 10, 12 is to go through the previous 1 or 2 years Question Papers of that subject.

It has been noted that 90% of questions that were asked in the On Demand Exam are from the Previous Years Question Papers only.

9. What is on demand exam in NIOS?

Answer: In NIOS Board, there is On Demand Examination System (ODES) for the 10th and 12th class students which provide flexibility to its students to appear in the exam.

In On Demand Exam, students can give exam of upto 4 subjects in the month of their choices except the March/April and October/November months.

10. How to pay NIOS exam fees?

Answer: The students of class 10, 12 may deposit NIOS Examination Fees through Online mode via Net Banking / Credit Card/ Debit Card.

Procedure-

  • Go to sdmis.nios.ac.in website.
  • Click on Pay Examination Fees link.
  • Enter your 12 digit Enrolment Number.
  • Choose the subjects in which you want to appear.
  • Click on “Make Payment” and deposit the exam fees online.

11. How to score good marks in NIOS exam?

Answer: To score good marks in NIOS Secondary and Senior Secondary Examination-

12. What is the passing marks out of 100 in NIOS?

Answer: Out of 100, you need to obtain minimum 33% marks (aggregate) in Theory and Practicals in 10th Class to pass the exam.

However, you need to obtain minimum 33% marks as aggregate and separately both in Theory and Practical subjects to pass in the 12th class.

13. When is NIOS exam conducted?

Answer: The NIOS public exam of Secondary and Senior Secondary Course is conducted twice a year- First in March/April and Second in October/November.

However, the NIOS On Demand Exam is conducted every month of the year except in the public exam months.

14. Can I give only one subject exam in NIOS?

Answer: Yes, you can give one subject exam in NIOS through On Demand Exam and can choose upto 4 Subjects.

15. What is the NIOS Board Exam?

Answer: The NIOS Board Exam is very much similar to CBSE or any State Board Exam. The NIOS Board conducts the Public Examination twice a year for the Secondary, Senior Secondary and Vocational Courses students.

Apart from this, NIOS also conduct the On Demand Exam for the 10th and 12th class students in every month throughout the year except in the months when public exam is conducted.

The only difference between NIOS Board and other boards is NIOS is an Open Board while others are regular boards.

16. When is the NIOS Board Exam 2021?

Answer: The NIOS Board 10th and 12th upcoming public exam will be held in April 2021. Generally, the NIOS Board conducts the public examination twice a year – March/April and Oct/Nov.

17. Who can give on demand exam in NIOS?

Answer: The 10th and 12th class students of NIOS and Other Boards who failed/ passed are eligible to give On Demand Exam in NIOS to upgrade their marks.

18. How to write NIOS exam?

Answer: Firstly, always write your NIOS 10th/12th exam in very neat and clean handwriting so that the checker will be impressed to see your exam paper.

Secondly, try to write the answer in a very accurate manner so that you could get good marks.

19. How to apply for NIOS exam?

Answer: To apply for NIOS 10th and 12th exam, you need to do online registration on sdmis.nios.ac.in website and deposit to exam fees on or before the last date.

Registration for NIOS Exam-

  • Visit online sdmis.nios.ac.in website.
  • Click on the NIOS Exam Fee Payment.
  • Enter your Enrolment Number.
  • Choose the Subjects from the list.
  • At last, make online payment.

20. How to pass in NIOS exam?

Answer: To pass in the NIOS Secondary, Senior Secondary and Vocational Courses, you are advised to read through the previous 5 years Question Papers and solve them.

21. Is NIOS on demand exam tough?

Answer: It is hard to say that the NIOS On Demand Exam is tough or easy. If you are prepared well for the exam then every exam is easy otherwise it would be tough for you.

22. How to pass NIOS 12 exam?

Answer: The best way to pass NIOS 12th exam is to search online for the previous 3 years question paper and try to solve them. It will boost your confidence and you will get familiar with the sort of questions you may see in the exam.

23. Is NIOS on demand exam valid?

Answer: Yes, the NIOS On Demand Exam is valid and you may register yourself to appear in On Demand Exam and can choose upto 4 subjects.

24. How many times NIOS exam held in a year?

Answer: The NIOS conducts Class 10 and 12 Public Examination 2 times a year – in March/April and October/November. However, the National Institute of Open Schooling conducts On Demand Exam every month except in the months of the Public Examination.

25. How to apply for NIOS on demand exam?

Answer: There is only online mode to apply for NIOS On Demand Exam for 10th and 12th class for Existing and New Learners.

Existing Learners (those already enrolled in NIOS Board)

  • Go to sdmis.nios.ac.in website.
  • Login with your Email ID and Password.
  • Click on “On Demand” and Start registration.
  • Choose upto 4 Subjects.
  • Select the Exam Centre.
  • View Seat availability
  • Make exam fee payment online.
  • Choose On Demand Exam Date

New Learners (students of other boards)

New learners who want to apply for NIOS On Demand Exam may register themselves under Stream 3 for 10th Class and Stream 4 for 12th class.

  • Visit sdmis.nios.ac.in website.
  • Select Stream 3 for 10th class or Stream 4 for 12th class.
  • Enter Email ID & Password and Login.
  • Fill registration form with Previous Board details.
  • Upload the Documents.
  • Choose upto 4 Subjects.
  • Select the Exam Centre.
  • View Seat availability
  • Make exam fee payment online.
  • Select the date for On Demand Exam.

26. How to change exam centre in NIOS?

Answer: Under very rare circumstances, the Department of Evaluation, NIOS can give the approval to change your exam center for the Public and On Demand Exam.

Procedure-

  • Contact to the Department of Evaluation, NIOS with an application to change the exam centre.
  • Deposit an amount of Rs.1500/- to change the exam center.

27. How to change subject in NIOS on demand exam?

Answer: Once you have paid the exam fees then you can’t change your subject for NIOS On Demand Exam. You can reapply for the On Demand Exam for the Subject of your choice in the next month.

28. How to fill NIOS on demand exam form?

Answer: There is only online mode to fill the NIOS On Demand Exam Form for the Secondary and Senior Secondary course.

Online Registration-

  • Visit sdmis.nios.ac.in website.
  • Login with Email ID and Password
  • Click on “Registration” under On Demand.
  • Select the Exam Centre and Choose upto 4 subjects.
  • Check the seat availability.
  • Make payment for On Demand Exam
  • Select the Exam date for ODES.

29. How to give practical exam in NIOS?

Answer: The practical exam for the class 10 and 12 students will be held in the NIOS Study Centre. At the Study Centre, the teacher will provide you the topics and you will have to do 2 experiments on that. You will also provide an exam sheet where you need to write the records of the experiment with a diagram.

There will be VIVA on the experiment you performed.

On the NIOS Practical exam day, you will also have to submit the record book in which at least 10 experiments should be written.

30. How to pass NIOS 12th Maths exam?

Answer: I recommend you to study RD Sharma – Mathematics book to pass the NIOS 12th Maths exam. You will be surprised to know that 85% of the questions in the 12th Maths exam in NIOS are directly from RD Sharma Books.

31. How to pass NIOS Physics exam?

Answer: To pass the NIOS 12th Physics exam, read the study material that is provided by the NIOS itself. Apart from that, you may also read through the NCERT 11th and 12th Physics books. Don’t forget to go through the previous years NIOS Question papers of Physics that will help you most in passing the exam.

32. How to prepare for NIOS 12th exam?

Answer: In preparation for NIOS 12th exam, you are advised to –

  • Read Study Material completely.
  • Read Previous years Question Papers.
  • Read Model Papers

33. How to prepare for NIOS exam?

Answer: One thing that always works in the preparation of NIOS or any other exam is the consistency of reading the books throughout the session. From the start, always give some time in the preparation of each subject, and then on the exam days, you can easily cover the whole syllabus on time.

34. How to prepare for NIOS on demand exam?

Answer: It has been seen that the best way in the preparation of the NIOS On Demand Exam of Class 10, 12 is to go through the previous years question papers.

35. Is NIOS exam easy?

Answer: To some extent, you can say that the NIOS Board Class 10 and 12 exams are easier than Other board exams.

36. Is NIOS exam easy to pass?

Answer: If your preparation for the exam is well then it would be always easy to pass any exam. It would be worthless to compare the NIOS Board with any other board in terms of easy or hard.

37. Is the NIOS exam questions different state wise?

Answer: No, the question paper of Secondary and Senior Secondary Exam in NIOS is not different state wise. In all states, you will get the same question paper in NIOS.

38. Can 12 passed student give NIOS exam?

Answer: Yes, the students who passed their 12th class from NIOS or other boards can give NIOS Exam to upgrade their marks.

39. Can a 10th pass from NIOS apply for RRB exam?

Answer: After passing 10th from NIOS Board, you are eligible to apply for Group D Posts in Railway (RRB).

40. Can I appear for Govt. exams by NIOS Board?

Answer: Yes, you can appear for Govt. Exams after passing 10th, 12th from NIOS Board.

41. Can I appear for NIOS exam in April?

Answer: Those who take admission in NIOS Class 10th/12th under Stream 1 (Block 1) are eligible to appear First time in the public exam which is scheduled to be conducted in March/April.

42. Can I give chemistry exam again in NIOS?

Answer: Yes, you can give Chemistry or any other subject exam again in NIOS. If you are already passed in Chemistry or any other subject then you can give exam again but only once.

43. Can I give improvement exam from NIOS?

Answer: Yes, the 10th/ 12th class students of NIOS can give the improvement exam but only once.

44. Can I give NIOS and other board exam together?

Answer: Yes, you can give NIOS and Other Board exam together as the NIOS is an Open Schooling Board while the other board is a regular board. So, there is no problem in giving the NIOS and Other board exams simultaneously.

45. Can I give NIOS exam at my date?

Answer: Yes, You can give the NIOS Exam of Secondary and Senior Secondary Course in the month and date of your choice through On Demand Examination.

46. Can I give NIOS exam in another state?

Answer: No, you can only give NIOS exam in the allotted exam centre.

47. Can I give NIOS on demand exam for my betterment?

Answer: Yes, you can give NIOS On Demand Exam upto 4 Subjects for improvement.

48. Can I give one exam two times in NIOS?

Answer: Yes, you can give NIOS On Demand Exam as many time you want.

49. Can I give only one subject exam in NIOS?

Answer: Yes, you can give only one subject exam in NIOS through On Demand Examination System (ODES).

50. Can I postpone my NIOS on demand exam date?

Answer: If you have already paid the exam fees then you can’t postpone your On Demand exam date. However, you can reapply for the On Demand Exam for the next month.

51. Can I reappear for NIOS exam in April?

Answer: Yes, the students of 10th/12th class can reappear for the NIOS exam in April. In NIOS Board, students are given 9 chances in the 5 years to pass the exam.

52. How many times I can give NIOS Exam?

Answer: In the admission period of 5 years, you can appear in the NIOS 10th/12th exam for a maximum of 9 times.

53. Can I use calculator in NIOS exam?

Answer: No, all electronic items like Calculator, Mobile Phone, Pager, Tape Recorders are not allowed in NIOS Exam.

54. Can Nepal board students enroll in NIOS secondary examination?

Answer: Yes, the Nepal Board students can enroll in NIOS Secondary Exam. For that, they need to fulfill the eligibility criteria.