NIOS Class 10 Previous Year Question Paper: Download PDF

Diksha Sharma
Diksha SharmaUpdated On: March 27, 2023 12:38 pm IST

NIOS Class 10 Previous Year Question Paper for all the sets is available here to download. Candidates must download the question paper to check the type of questions asked in the exam and prepare accordingly.

NIOS Class 10 Previous Year Question Paper
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National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) gives students a chance to go through Class 10th (Secondary) previous year question papers that help students to understand the exam format. Knowing the marking scheme, students can score good marks in exams. The board decides the marking scheme for all subjects individually. Following the guidelines, question papers are specifically designed for each subject. 

All question paper have their own pattern. Check out the previous year question paper to prepare for board exams and score high marks. All students are suggested to go through all the question papers of previous years to get familiar with the types of questions. The question papers also introduce students to marks distribution for each of the topics. Through the papers, students can practice on different topics.
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Students who will be appearing for the final or compartment exams can use these question papers for better preparations. Students are advised to treat these question papers as actucal papers and try to solve within time to work on their speed of solving papers and learn time management. To download NIOS Class 10 Previous Year Question Papers, you can go through the article below and check other important details.

NIOS Class 10 Previous Year Question Paper

The candidates can click on the subject wise PDF provided below to download the NIOS Class 10 Previous Year Question Paper: 

NIOS Board Class 10 Question Papers 2022

Subject

Question Paper (April)

English

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Mathematics

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Science

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Social Science

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NIOS Board Class 10 Question Papers 2021

Subject

Question Paper (Jan-Feb)

Question Paper (October)

English

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Mathematics

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Science

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Social Science

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NIOS Board Class 10 Question Papers 2019

Subject

Question Paper (April)

Question Paper (October)

English

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Mathematics

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Science

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Social Science

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NIOS Class 10 Question Paper 2017

Subject

Question Paper (April)

Question Paper (October)

English

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Mathematics

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Science

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Social Science

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Steps to Download NIOS Class 10 Previous Year Question Paper

The NIOS Class 10 Previous Year Question Paper will be available for the candidates to download from the official website along with the NIOS 10th Date Sheet 2023. The candidates can follow the steps mentioned below to check and download the NIOS Class 10 Previous Year Question Paper:

  1. Go to the official website of NIOS.
  2. When you are at the landing page, scroll down to the bottom of the page.
  3. You will find a section for previous years question papers.
  4. Under class X, click on the respective year for which you want to download the paper.
  5. Click on the subject for which you want to download the question paper.
  6. The question paper will open in PDF form. Click on the download button to start downloading.
  7. Save the question paper and start your preparation.

NIOS Class 10 Previous Year Question Paper: Exam Pattern

The subjects in NIOS class 10th are divided into 2 groups: Group A and Group B. Group A consists of all the language subjects and Group B consists of the core subjects. The NIOS class 10th theory exam is conducted for a total of 3 hours duration for the subject without practical exams. For subjects with practical exams such as Physics, Chemistry, etc. the exam duration is 2.5 hours for theory exams and 3 hours for practical exams. The maximum marks in NIOS class 10th is 100 marks in each subject. Students must pass in five subjects with one language subject to clear NIOS Class 10 exams.

Subjects

Total Marks

Duration (hours)

English

100

3

Mathematics (theory + practical)

100 (85+15)

2.5 + 3

Science (theory + practical)

100 (85+15)

2.5 + 3

Social Science

100

3

Sanskrit

100

3

Business Studies

100

3

Indian Culture & Heritage

100

3

Painting

100 (30+70)

1.5 + 3

Home Science (theory + practical)

100 (85+15)

2.5 + 3

NIOS Class 10 Minimum Pass Percentage

In order to pass NIOS class 10th exam, the candidates must acquire the minimum pass percentage in each subject and overall. As per NIOS rules, the candidates must attain a minimum aggregate of 33% marks individually in each subject and overall to pass in the exam.

NIOS Class 10 Preparation Tips

To perform your best in the examinations, you must be well prepared. NIOS conducts board exams twice a year. Students can prepare accordingly and come up with excellent scores. It is very easy to pass the NIOS exam as compared to other boards. Students who are going to appear for the NIOS exam can follow the below-mentioned simple steps:

  • You can join the coaching centre for difficult subjects, if you face difficulty in various topics.
  • Download the books from the official NIOS website for reference. Rely on guides only when you face challenges while solving questions.
  • Focus on all the examples in the books as the question will be based on them. 
  • Solve previous year question papers as they will introduce you to different forms of questions. Understanding the pattern, you can solve the question paper easily. 
  • Tutor Marked Assignment or TMA’s contain 20% weightage. TRy to score good in TMS’s for increasing the NIOS score.

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FAQs

What is NIOS class 10 sample paper?

NIOS class 10 sample paper is prepared to help the students understand the pattern of the exam, the type of questions asked in the exam, and how to attempt the questions.

Where do I find NIOS class 10 sample paper?

You can find NIOS class 10 sample paper on the official website of NIOS.

Who designs NIOS class 10 sample paper?

The NIOS board designs NIOS class 10 sample paper.

 

Does questions get repeated from NIOS class 10 sample paper in main exam?

No, the NIOS class 10 sample paper is just for practice of the students and the similar type if questions can be asked in the exam but not the same.

What are the benefits of attempting NIOS class 10 sample paper?

By solving the NIOS class 10 sample paper, the candidates will have an idea of types of questions asked in the exam which will help them prepare better.

Is there any negative marking in NIOS class 10 exam?

No there is no negative marking in NIOS class 10 exam.

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