New Delhi: The National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS), the largest open schooling system in the world and an autonomous institution under MHRD, GOI will conduct the practical examinations of its October- November 2012 cycle before the theory examinations, for the convenience of its learners. This is a deviation from the past practice of conducting practical examinations only after the theory examinations.

The practical examinations are scheduled to begin from 17th September 2012 as per the schedule given below and will be conducted at the respective Accredited Institutions (AIs)/ Study Centres of learners.

The Practical examinations will be conducted in three different batches on the scheduled dates from 9 am, 12 noon, and 2.30 pm. The learners should contact their respective AIs/study centres in advance to know about the batch in which their practicals have been scheduled. The AIs/Study Centre/ will organise these practical examinations with the help of External Practical Examiners as to be approved by the Evaluation Department of NIOS. The NIOS will send AIs/ Study Centres, guidelines for conducting practical examinations.


Subjects of Sr.Secondary Subjects of Secondary
17th, 18th , & 20th September 2012 Home Science (321), Biology(314), Geogrpahy (316) Science & Technology (212)
21st September 2012 Chemistry (313) Home Science (216)
22nd, 24th and 25th September 2012 Computer Science (330), Physics (312) Painting (225)
26th, 27th and 28th September 2012 Word Processing (327), Data Entry Operation(336), Mass Communication(335) Data Entry Operation(229), Word Processing (219)
29th September & 1st and 3rd October 2012 Painting (332), Secretarial Practice(326), Environmental Science (333) --

The theory examinations will follow the practicals and are scheduled to begin from 4th October 2012 .In case of any query/difficulty, learners are advised to contact their respective Regional Centres.


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