Tutor Marked Assignments Senior Secondary Course 2018–2019

Tutor Marked Assignments Senior Secondary Course 2018–2019

Important Instructions
Dear Learner,
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 Assignments (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 TMA
You will notice that TMA is for 20 marks. Questions 1, 2 and 3, comprise of short answer questions. Each
question has two 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 nunmber 4 and 5 are long answer questions of 4 marks each. You have to answer only one
question out of the two given. Thus, questions 4 and 5 are for 8 marks (4+4=8).
Question no. 6 gives you two 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 set.
The submission of TMAs

The schedule for submission of the Senior Secondary Course TMAs at AIs for both admission block are given below:

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.
Please follow this submission schedule strictly to take benefit of TMAs. TMA is applicable for admission
through stream–I of online. These should be submitted before appearing in the Public Examination
of the particular subject. The Tutor Marked Assignment at Secondary will carry 20% weightage of
theory part in the external examination. These marks will be shown separately in the marks sheet alongwith
the external examination paper.
You have to submit TMA to the subject teacher at your Study Centre (AI) at given date. Do not
forget to take a receipt of submission of your TMA from your teacher. A sample of the assignment
submission receipt is given at the end of this booklet.
In case, the Study Centre is not functioning or closed due to administrative reasons, you may submit the
TMA as per the schedule given above, at the Regional Centre of your area which will take necessary
action for evaluation and sending awards to the NIOS Head Quarters for inclusion in the final result.
For every academic year a new set of TMA booklets will be available at the Study Centres/concerned
Regional Centres. In case you are not able to get the TMA booklet, you may download the same from the
official website of NIOS i.e. www.nios.ac.in.

Go through the corrected assignments carefully and use them to improve your performance by:
• re-reading the lessons in the study materials provided to you in each subject.
• attending PCP classes to clarify doubts from the teacher or solve problems that you face during studies;
• devoting more time for studies.
Looking into the benefits of TMA, it will be possible for you to make best use of it in order to become a
successful learner.

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