NIOS: Tutor Marked Assignment

National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) has announced dates for submission of NIOS Tutor Marked Assignment for secondary and senior secondary level. The students pursuing their class 10 and class 12 educations from the open board have to submit their NIOS assignments before the last date as mentioned in the schedule provided by NIOS. The students must submit the NIOS assignments before the last date or their assignments will be marked absent which is not acceptable. Students can know all about TMA including format, schedule as well as the importance of NIOS assignments. Moreover, students can download the TMA for their subjects through official links provided on this page below.

What is NIOS Tutor Marked Assignment?

The Tutor Marked Assignment (TMA) is NIOS assignments to be submitted by the course enrolled in class 10 or class 12 levels. For each subject selected by the students, there are three assignments that carry 6 questions. Students are required to complete all the assignments and submit to the subject teachers/tutors/coordinators at the allotted Accredited Institute (AI) for evaluation.

TMA carries every type of question i.e. very short answers, short answers, long answers, and project (practical) based questions.

Format of NIOS assignments

TMA carries 20 marks and as per the format, there will be 6 questions as mentioned under –

Questions 1, 2 and 3 are short answers type questions. Each question has two options of which only one has to be attempted. Each question carries 2 marks and thus, this section carries 6 marks.

Question 4 and 5 are long answer type questions. These questions too have choices and you only have to attempt one and for each question, 4 marks will be given i.e. for both the questions 8 marks is allotted.

The question no. 6 comprises two projects and students have to attempt only one of the two. This question carries 6 marks.

NIOS assignments are provided by AIs to students as per the below-mentioned schedule –

NIOS Assignment Dates:


Last date of submitting assignment

Feedback from tutors at AIs

April-May Session

January 31

February 15

October-November Session

July 31

August 15

If the last date of assignment submission falls on public holiday/ Saturday/ Sunday then, the next working day will be considered as the last date for NIOS assignment submission.

Importance of NIOS Assignments –

  • TMA for the secondary level will carry 20% weightage in the NIOS assignments marks will be mentioned separately (in a different column) on the mark sheet of students after the final examinations.
  • Students will be able to understand how to write accurate answers in examinations
  • They will get to know the feedback from the tutors, which will help them know their progress for their course

Click below to download NIOS assignments –

NIOS TMA for Secondary level –

Class 10 Urdu Assignment

Class 10 Panjabi Assignment

Class 10 Nepali Assignment

Class 10 Kannada Assignment

Class 10 Bengali Assignment

Class 10 Assamese Assignment

Class 10 Tamil Assignment

Class 10 Telugu Assignment

Class 10 Odi