How many subjects are required to be taken for obtaining the pass certificate?
The stress in NIOS is to bring out the best in you. Every subject is not equally difficult for you. You can learn some subjects very well, may be in six months, whereas some requires more than a year. Keeping this in mind, NIOS allows you to appear in or two subjects, so to build confidence in you of doing well in the examination. You can take some more subjects in the next examination, but do well in each. As soon as you complete the required number of subjects, you get your certificate.
Pass and Certification Criteria
- Secondary Course
A minimum of 33% marks in the aggregate (Theory plus Practicals where applicable) in the public examination.
Pass in 5 subjects including at least one but not more than two languages
- Senior Secondary Course
A minimum of 33% marks (separately in theory and Practicals in subjects having both and also in aggregate) in the public examination.
Pass in 5 subjects including at least one but not more than two languages.
NIOS provides the facility of “Transfer of Credit” to a maximum of 4 subjects from NIOS(Old Registration), if passed in 1995 or later and to a maximum of 2 subjects for CBSE /CICSE /UP Board of Secondary Education / Uttranchal Board of Examination / State Open Schools, if passed in 2000 or later, provided these subjects are also available in NIOS programme.