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CTET Exam July 2019: Exam Date, Syllabus, Eligibility

Here CTET Exam July 2019 aspirants would find preview of the teacher recruitment exam whether be that of important dates of exam, application submission, eligibility, syllabus, best books for preparation, exam pattern etc details.

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How do I prepare for the NIOS exam?

NIOS Exam Preparation!

Since our establishment in 2009, it is one of the often repeated question from students: How can I prepare for the NIOS exam?

NIOS Exam is held in April/ May and in October / November.

Unfortunately, there is a funda among students. To some extent it is correct. Especially to the type of exams being held in India.

3 months, 3 weeks, 3 hours

A student has to study for 3 months intensively.

3 weeks more rigorously.

And ultimately, 3 hours in the exam. Do or die. Success or Failure.

Stage 1: Preparation in 2 months

Internalise the month and date of exams.

And please, don’t waste time talking about the exam with your friends or relatives.

Get hold of standard textbooks. If you are the one among those who are moaning: I have not received the books yet from NIOS.

Standard Textbooks

Download the NIOS study materials.

The standard textbooks are available in both English and Hindi medium.

And it is available to both Class 10 (Secondary) and Class 12 (Senior Secondary).

If you are not comfortable with reading books in PDF format. You can simply at the earliest send your request to us to procure the standard textbooks.

Time Management

If you have received the standard books. Divide time for each subject.

Take break in between the studies.

Take light meal with lot of water and vegetables.

Be brutal with your time. Right from morning to evening.

Guide Books cum Help Books

Along with standard textbooks, get hold of NIOS reference books of the subjects.

The guide books (for Class 10 and Class 12) are very helpful and assist immensely to get hold of the subject and the concepts.

And at the same time, prepare oneself for the examination from the point.

Finish the syllabus of the subject in two months.

Don’t forget to make notes with important topics aided with pictures, diagrams etc.

Stage 2: Preparation in 1 month

Get hold of previous years previous years question papers of NIOS Class 10 and NIOS Class 12.

Start following the solved question papers. Practice it.

Practice in the mock exam environment.

Revise what you have studied with important concepts. Memorise it.

Stage 3: Preparation in 3 Weeks

In this 3 weeks time period, revise the notes that you have prepared in the 3 months duration.

Make notes again, this time squeezing the content ruthlessly with very important topics and concepts.

Be sharp and fast with eye on the exam.

Don’t waste a minute.

Be practical during this period, topics/ concepts that you have failed to grasp. Leave it.

During this period, it is very much important what NOT to study. Accept it and leave it.

Stage 4: 3 hours Exam

Before the exam, take a deep sleep. Good sleep is very important.

Wake up early. Be relax and take deep breathe.

Visit the examination centre at an hour ago.

Give message to your mind, you have done the best to your capacity.

Once examination question paper is in hand. Allocate time to each question so that you can attempt each of them.

If you have followed an ounce of idea given here. Best of luck for your exam.

You would surely come through with flying colours.

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What NIOS Students must NOT do? DO’s and DON’Ts!

Since 2009, we are availing NIOS Class 12 Reference Books and NIOS Class 10 Guide Books all over India. In this journey, we are humbled to hear pain and agony of students who took admission in NIOS.

Very common, often repeated pain that we hear from them is:

Exam is near, and we have not received NIOS textbooks yet.

Students wait for weeks, months and they didn’t receive the books that has to be shipped by NIOS to them.

They have been waiting, and waiting. And exam is knocking at the door. And they haven’t received the books.

So, here is DO’s and DON’Ts of NIOS students.

As soon as students take admission. And admission is over. They must not sit idle, hitherto must come into action. And follow the below given steps.

  1. They must download the NIOS Textbooks (Class 10 and Class 12). It is even available in NIOS official website. (if internet facility is available and students possess a computer)
  2. They must also download the Previous Years Question Papers of NIOS Class 10 and Class 12.
  3. They should purchase NIOS Class 12 Guide Books and NIOS Class 10 Guide Books. The Reference books are of immense help to students appearing for the respective exams. The books are prepared and designed strictly in accordance with the syllabus and exam pattern of the subjects. Thousands of NIOS students have bought the books and is of high demand among students.

As soon as all the steps has been followed, students have downloaded NIOS textbooks and question papers and bought Reference Books cum Guide Books, they must devote specific time period for studies daily.

And when the NIOS textbooks come, incorporate it in your study.

If the advice are followed, it will save students from remorse and regret.

For any query, please let us know. We are eager to assist to you.

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Where can I Buy NIOS books?

A very common question: Where can I buy NIOS books?

When we say NIOS Books, it is categorised into

  • Standard Textbooks (published by NIOS and distributed to its students)
  • Guide Books & Help Books (published by private publishers)

Standard Textbooks

The NIOS textbooks (read standard textbooks) are NOT freely available in the open market. Though it can be arranged on special cases.

We have provided the standard textbooks to a very few customers and on demand.

However, those who are interested to get the NIOS textbooks, can either download from the official NIOS website or contact NIOS.

So, to the question: Where can I buy NIOS books (i.e., Standard Textbooks)? Try at your end to get the books from study centers or from NIOS.

And in case, you are not able to buy or procure the books or say study material, contact us or fill up the Books on Demand Form.

Guide Books & Help Books

The other category i.e., Guide Books also known as Help Books and Reference Books are freely available in the market.

The books that we provide to the students are NOT the standard textbooks, they are guide books or say NIOS help books for exam preparation which contains easy-to-understand study materials with past year solved question papers.

These NIOS books published by independent publishers help student to master the subject and face the examination with confidence.

We have been providing NIOS help books to Indian students as well as students pursuing the course aboard.

Since the inception of, we have served students helping them to get the best NIOS guide books. Shop NIOS Class 10 Books and Class 12 Guide Books.

We have gained the confidence and trust of students and of their parents.

It is lovely and enchanting experience to be a part of the students’ happiness. Read Customer Testimonials

We sell the best NIOS Guide books and Help books available in the market for both Class 10 and Class 12.

The books that we provide are original and are of latest edition. It doesn’t mean we only sell the books. It is more than selling. It is more of guiding them and to be a part of the exam preparation.

We go a long way to fulfill the wishes of students whether it is getting the additional books helpful for the exam preparation.

In this endeavour, we also provide question papers online. Students can download at their ease the question papers of NIOS Class 10 and Class 12.

Download NIOS Previous Year Question Papers

NIOS Class 10 Question Papers

NIOS Class 12 Question Papers

The question papers are not solved; it helps students to feel and experience the original question paper that they would be provided in the examination hall.

They come to know the exam pattern, the probable questions that are important and repeated year-after-year.

In this proud journey, we are associated with the best publishers of NIOS guide books and help books like Neeraj and TOP Publication.

In the same breathe we provide complete help books of NIOS. A student can choose or they have the option to choose the best books for their exam preparation.

So, to the question: Where can I buy NIOS books (i.e., Guide Books & Help Books)? We at have extensive range of books on NIOS. We can avail the books at your doorstep.

For any type of query, email us at <[email protected]>. We would be happy to extend our help.

We hope, we have been able to answer the question: Where can I buy NIOS books?

How can I pass NIOS exam? Is it difficult?

One of the often asked question:  Is it difficult to pass NIOS exam?

The answer to the question would be:

By Studying!

Is it difficult?

Yes: Who don’t study and think something karisma to take place.

No: Who concentrate and spend time studying the subjects.

However, one has to asked oneself.

If you don’t study now. Yes, NOW.

When will you study? This is the only time. That you will NEVER get.

Get the standard textbooks along with Guide books. Practice previous years question papers. You are ready to face the NIOS exam.

Standard Textbooks (Download) Visit

Guide Books Visit

Previous Years Question Papers Visit

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NIOS Overview

NIOS Overview

Established in November 1989, the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) has come a long way in the dissemination of knowledge in the masses. It has been catering its services to lakhs of students who for various reasons are not able to pursue formal schooling. Today, NIOS not only meets the aspirations of parents and their wards but empower them to face the world successfully.

In its mission to impart education, NIOS provides a number of Vocational, Life Enrichment and community-oriented courses. In addition, NIOS, which is an autonomous organization established by Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India, caters General and Academic Courses at Secondary and Senior Secondary level.

Through its Open Basic Education Programmes (OBE), NIOS also offers Elementary-level Courses. The Government of India has vested NIOS with the authority to examine and certify learners registered with it up to pre degree level courses.

To democratize knowledge and accessibility to students in their learning process, NIOS offers online admission to Secondary, Senior Secondary and vocational streams.

NIOS also runs On-Demand Examination System (ODES) for Secondary and Senior Secondary students at various regional centres : Pune, Kolkata, Chandigarh, Hyderabad, Allahabad, Bhopal, Kochi, Jaipur, Patna, Guwahati,  and Dehradun.

Courses and Programmes

Open Basic Education (OBE)

The Open Basic Education (OBE) Programme of NIOS is an alternative educational programme, equivalent to the Elementary Education Programme of the formal education system.

Through its three levels, the OBE Programme of NIOS caters to school drop-outs, neo-literates, and out of school learners.

The Open Basic Education (OBE) programme is for:

– Children below 14 years of age, and
– Adults above 14 years of age.

The Open Basic Education (OBE) programme is divided into three levels:

  • OBE level A is equivalent to class I-III
  • OBE level B is equivalent to class IV-V
  • OBE level C is equivalent to class VI-VIII

Secondary Course

The Secondary Course of NIOS is equivalent to the Class Xth standard of formal schooling.



Hindi(201), English (202), Bengali(203), Marathi(204), Assamese (228), Nepali (231), Malayalam (232), Oriya (233), Arabic (235), Punjabi(210), Persian (236), Tamil (237), Telugu(205), Urdu(206), Gujarati(207), Kannada(208), Sanskrit(209)

Group -B

Mathematics(211), *Science(212), Social Science (213), Economics(214), Business Studies(215), *Home Science(216), *Word Processing(E)(219), Psychology (222), Indian Culture & Heritage (223), *Painting (225)

* Subjects with * have theory as well as practical works.

NIOS Class 10 Books 

Senior Secondary Course

The Senior Secondary Course of NIOS is equivalent to Class XII standard of formal schooling. It is especially designed for those students who have already passed Class 10 or equivalent examination from a recognised Board and wish to continue their further education towards Senior Secondary Certification.


Group -A

Hindi(301), Sanskrit (309), English(302), Urdu(306)

Group -B

Mathematics (311), *Physics (312), Economics (318), Commerce(319), *Biology (314),History (315), *Geography (316), Accountancy (320), *Home Science (321), Chemistry (313), Political Science (317)
*Word Processing(E)(327), *Painting (332), *Mass Communication (335),Psychology(328), *Computer Science(330), Sociology(331)

* Subjects with * have theory as well as practical works.

NIOS Class 12 Books

Vocational Education Programme

Certificate Course on IT Essentials: PC Hardware and Software (Course Code : 651)

Stand-Alone Courses

Secondary Level

Word Processing (MS-Word)

Jute Production Technology


Solar Energy Technician

Biogas Energy Technician

Bakery and Confectionery

Welding Technology

Typewriting Hindi/English

Senior Secondary Level

Typewriting Hindi/English

Stenography Hindi/English

Secretarial Practice

Word Processing (MS-Word)

Stenography Urdu

Typewriting Urdu

Plant Protection

Water Management for Crop Production

Oyster Mushroom Production Technology

Furniture and Cabinet Making



Catering Management

Food Processing

Play Centre Management

Hotel Front Office Operations

Poultry Farming

Soil and Fertilizer Mangement

Preservation of Fruits and Vegetables

Package Courses

  • Typewriting
  • Stenography
  • Secretarial Practice
  • Diploma in Radiography
  • Certificate  in Rural Health for Women
  • Advanced Certificate in Rural Health for Women
  • Certificate in Care of  Elderly
  • Certificate in Computer Applications
  • Diploma in Basic Rural Technology
  • Certificate Course in Library Science
  • Certificate in Yog

Six Months Courses

  • House Wiring And Electrical Appliance Repairing
  • Motor & Transformer Rewinding
  • Radio & Tape Recorder Repairing
  • Cutting & Tailoring
  • TV Repairing
  • Cutting & Tailoring
  • Dress Making
  • Beauty Culture
  • Plumbing
  • Refrigeration
  • Air Conditioning
  • Certificate in Desk-Top Publishing
  • Certificate in Yog
  • Certificate in Security Service
  • Computer Hardware Assembly & Maintenance

One – Year Courses

  • Jute Production Technology
  • Plant Protection
  • Water Management For Crop Production
  • Oyster Mushroom Production Technology
  • Poultry Farming
  • Typewriting
  • Stenography
  • Secretarial Practice
  • Certificate in  Computer Hardware Assembly &Maintenance
  • Certificate in Computer Applications
  • Word Processing (MS Word)
  • Furniture And Cabinet Making
  • Electroplating
  • Carpentry
  • Solar Energy Technician
  • Bio-gas Energy Technician
  • Jan Swasthya
  • Certificate  in Rural Health for Women
  • Advanced Certificate in Rural Health for Women
  • Certificate in Care of  Elderly
  • Laundry Services
  • Bakery & Confectionery
  • House Keeping
  • Catering Management
  • Food Processing
  • Play Centre Management
  • Hotel Front Office Operations
  • Preservation of Fruits & vegetables
  • Paripurna Mahila
  • Jan Swasthya
  • Library Clerk Course
  • Certificate in Care of Elderly

NIOS Students: Feel Proud

No educational institute gives you guarantee of your life and of your career

It is generally seen students of any open or distance education carries a feeling that their education is not at par with formal education system. They feel depressed, isolated and hence do not concentrate on studies. But they forget that the Board under which they are carrying out their studies is recognised by the Government of India and its certificates and degrees are recognised.

With respect to jobs and ones life. Students should remember that no educational institute or university gives you the guarantee of your life and your career. Success in ones life and career is wholly depends on ones hardwork. Only hardwork counts in life.