How to prepare Nios Tutor marked Assignment 2020-21
By now you must have started studying your Senior Secondary Course of the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS). As you already know, planned and continuous study is necessary for successful completion of a course. We have developed several means and strategies to help you to learn and be a successful learner. Tutor Marked Assignment (TMA) is one such means.
TMAs will help you to :
- develop regular study habit which is necessary to become a self learner;
- know the subject matter better;
- get practice in writing responses to questions thereby having a kind of rehearsal in the preparation for the final examination;
- receive feedback and confirmation about the correctness of the response provided by you;
check your progress in studying the subject you had opted for, so that you can find out subject
- areas where you have difficulties and need to put in more effort to learn well; and
- Maintain contact with the subject teachers at your Accredited Institution (AI) and take appropriate guidance in your studies.
How to prepare Answer Script for TMAs?
In this booklet you will find one assignment in each subject. You are required to complete the
assignment in your own handwriting in the chosen subjects only. Use one sided lined paper to
prepare answer script for TMAs and submit them to your teacher at your Study Centre (AI).
The Format of Nios tutor marked Assignment
You will notice that TMA is for 20 marks. Questions 1, 2 and 3, comprise of short answer
Each question has four choices of which you have to attempt only one i.e. 2+2+2= 6
marks. Questions 1, 2 and 3 will thus cover 6 marks.
Question number 4 and 5 are long answer questions of 4 marks each. You have to answer only
one question out of the four given. Thus questions 4 and 5 are for 8 marks (4+4=8).
Question no. 6 gives you a list of four projects of which you have to attempt only one. This
question will be for 6 marks. The guidelines for each project work are given along with the topic
The submission of Nios tutor marked Assignment
The schedule for submission of the Senior Secondary Course TMAs at AIs for both admission
block are given below:
Table No. I: Dates for submission of TMAs Public Examination By Learners to Feedback by the Subject
study centres Teacher to the Learner
April/May 31st January 15th February
October/November 31st July 15th August
If last date so specified happens to be a public holiday/Saturday/Sunday, the next working day will
automatically be treated as last date for the purpose. You are required to complete the assignment
in your own handwriting in the chosen subjects only. Use one sided lined paper to prepare answer
script for TMAs and submit them to your teacher at your Study Centre (AI).
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