What is PCP (Personal Contact Programmes)?
NIOS realized the need to prepare a policy of PCP, TMA, and Practicals which may be effective in the continuous evaluation of students. It has been decided that activities may be incorporated in PCP (Personal Contact Programmes) to make it attractive for students that improve their skills and knowledge. Students should be given an advantage in term of marks which may be count for the certification. The PCP sessions including practical sessions will be conducted by each study center within the deadline prescribed by the NIOS board and as per the time table prepared by each Study Center which will be uploaded on NIOS website (https://nios.ac.in/).
- It will be the responsibility of the study center to inform all the students about the schedule of PCP programme. They should motivate the students for attending PCP sessions.
- PCP is only applicable for the students who take admission under the Stream-I of NIOS. It is not applicable for admissions under Streams-II, III and IV.
- Regional center will ensure that all the PCP activities are performing in the study centers as per the NIOS guidelines.
- Each study center will maintain complete accounts and also record for the expenditure incurred by them out of the PCP grant released to them and will send final accounts to its regional center in the prescribed format.
What is TMA (Tutor Marked Assignment)?
NIOS has developed many tools and strategies to help students to learn well and succeed in their academics. Along with the PCP, TMA is also playing a very important role in the learning process of students. Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs) in NIOS are for the help of students as they provide practice in writing answers to the question and receiving feedback. This is a kind of open book exam. A student has unlimited time to answer. The TMA will help students and learners to ensure their progress and revision in studies. As per the schedule is given in the guidelines of NIOS, a student have to submit the one assignment per subject.
- TMA is a type of assignment which carries 20 marks of your exam like of physics, computer, economics, chemistry etc. So it is like a project that you have to do and submit under the period.
- Questions come under the TMA will not ask in the public examination of NIOS board. But they have 20% of weightage of marks and you have to submit them on the submission date.
- After submission of TMAs to the study center as per the schedule, qualified subject teachers evaluate the TMA. The marks of TMAs are forwarded to the respective regional centers.
- The important thing is that TMA is only applicable for the students who take admission under the Stream-I of NIOS. It is not applicable for admissions under Streams-II, III and IV.
- TMA is not very tough, it is very easy to do. TMAs are very helpful in enhancing the learning skills to make the student gain knowledge easily and to ensure their progress and revision in studies.
- For preparing TMA, a deeper understanding of the subject is very important. Some of the questions are tricky that is solve with your skills and knowledge about the subject. For these questions, you can also seek assistance from the teachers of your study center, they will help you.
- If any student does not submit TMA before the deadline, so ABSENT is written in the mark sheet of the student in the column for grades of TMAs.