This Course is equivalent to the Xth standard. You 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.
The Scheme of Studies for Secondary Courses 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 other Group. However, you are free to take up to two additional subjects. Thus, in all you can choose a maximum of seven subjects.
Group-A Hindi(201), English(202), Bengali(203), Marathi(204), Telugu(205), Urdu(206), Gujarati(207), Kannada(208), Sanskrit(209), Punjabi(210), Assamese (228),Nepali(231), Malayalam(232), Oriya(233), Arabic (235),Persian (236), Tamil (237)
Group-B *Mathematics(211),*Science and Technology(212), Social Science(213), Economics(214), Business Studies(215), *Home Science(216), *Data Entry Operation(E)(229), Psychology (222), Indian Culture & Heritage (223), *Painting (225),*Data Entry Operations (229)
• The minimum age to take admission in the Secondary Course is 14 years as on 31st January 2019 (born on or before 31/01/2005)
• A learner who has passed class VIII and has valid proof of attaining 14 years of age can apply for registration to the Secondary Course.
• A learner giving a self-certificate "I have studied enough to be able to pursue secondary course" is also eligible for admission to the Secondary Course.
• A learner who had studied at the secondary level can also seek admission in NIOS either to complete his course or to improve his performance.