KSEEB: Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board

KSEEB Examinations – Details, Resources And Notifications

Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board, commonly called KSEEB, is the main education board in Karnataka. The Karnataka board was established in 1966 and is responsible for conducting SSLC exams, PUC exams, and other state-level exams. The Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board / KSEEB is in charge of the various aspects of school education. Here, in this article, we have tried to cover the various responsibilities and operations of the Karnataka Secondary Education Board. Also, included is a wide range of study materials, Karnataka State Board Syllabus and various resources to help students prepare for Karnataka State Board exams. The Karnataka State Examination Board is also in charge of supervising and regulating the secondary education system in India.

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Note: Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board (KSEEB) has withdrawn the MCQ pattern that was implemented during the 2021 board examinations. The exams have now returned to the earlier descriptive pattern questions. The exams are expected to be held for 100 marks for core subjects, second and third languages, and for 125 marks for the first language. Of these, 80 marks are allotted for theory and 20 marks for internal assessment, for subjects other than the first language. And for the first language, 100 marks are allotted for theory and 25 marks for internal assessment.

KSEEB Latest Notifications

  • The KSEEB has released the time table for the SSLC March/April 2022 Main Exam. The exams are scheduled to start on 28th March, 2022 and will continue up to 11th April, 2022. Check KSEEB Class 10 and Class 12 Time Table to know more.
  • The Karnataka 2nd PUC Board has released the tentative timetable for the IInd PUC April/May 2022 Annual Examination.
  • The Karnataka SSLC Board has released the time-table for the Computer Education Examination to be held in January/February 2022.
  • The Karnataka SSLC Board has extended the late date of the online registration for March 2022 SSLC Examination.
  • The Karnataka SSLC Board has updated a link to file objections for March/April 2022 SSLC Main Examination Provisional Timetable. Click here to raise objections.
  • The provisional timetable for the SSLC March/April 2022 Main Exam has been released on the official website of the Karnataka Board.
  • The Revised Timetable of Special Music, Dance and Instrumental Practical Examinations, January 2022 has been released on the KSEEB official website.

KSEEB Highlights

Check out the table below for details on the Karnataka Education Board:

KSEEB Full Form Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board
Type State Governmental Board of School Education
Establishment Year 1966
Headquarters Bangalore, India
Director (SSLC) GOPALAKRISHNA H N
Director (Other Exams) M R MARUTHI
Secretary RAJENDRA K G
Address 6th Cross Malleshwaram, Karnataka
Contact Ph. No: 080-23369154, 080-23445579

Email: [email protected]

History of KSEEB

KSEEB stands for Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board. It was established in 1966, and is responsible for providing quality education to the students studying in the affiliated schools. The Board is also responsible for conducting examinations for Class 10 and other examinations like Karnataka open school, the Diploma in Education, Music etc. The Board is headquartered in Malleshwaram, Bangalore. It also houses the secretary’s office for the Bangalore educational division. The divisional secretaries in Belgaum, Kalaburgi and Mysore deal with exam-related matters related to the four educational divisions.

Functions of KSEEB: Karnataka Examination Board

The various roles that the KSEEB (Karnataka Examination Board) overlooks include:

  • Conducting Class 10 (SSLC), Class 12 (PUC) and other exams
  • Executing various methodologies to improve education
  • Devising the syllabus and courses
  • Granting recognition to schools
  • Providing support and education strategies to affiliated institutes

To make the functioning of the Karnataka Education Board more efficient, the Karnataka board is divided into divisional offices with its headquarters in Bengaluru (Bangalore). The KSEEB mainly overlooks two examinations, which include:

  • SSLC Class 10 Exams
  • PUC Exams for Class 12 (2nd PUC)

An overview of these two exams conducted by the Karnataka State Education Examination Board is discussed below. Apart from these two exams, the Karnataka examination board also conducts supplementary exams or students who fail in the main exams, every year.

KSEEB Exam Resources

The examinations conducted by the Karnataka Secondary Education Board are very competitive and students need to work hard to pass the exam. We’ve put together the KSEEB Exam Resources, which are reference material to help students prepare for the exams. It includes the syllabus, solved question papers from the past 5 years and more. Read on to find the question papers with solutions and syllabus for Karnataka State Board.

Karnataka State Education Examination Board Class 10 Last 5 Year Question Papers with Solutions

Passing the SSLC and PUC exams conducted by the Karnataka Secondary Education Board is crucial for children to gain admission for higher education. Solving the question papers from the past few years is a great way for students to learn about key topics and chapters to focus on. Additionally, it helps them practice solving the question paper within the exam duration. Listed below are the links to KSEEB Class 10 question paper for Maths, Science, Social Science and English and Class 12 Maths question paper, along with solutions. Students can download the solved question papers by clicking on the links below:

KSEEB SSLC Class 10 Maths Previous Year Question Paper With Solutions

KSEEB SSLC Class 10 Science Previous Year Question Paper With Solutions

KSEEB SSLC Class 10 Social Science Previous Year Question Paper With Solutions

KSEEB SSLC Class 10 English Previous Year Question Paper With Solutions

Karnataka State Education Examination Board Class 12 Question Papers with Solutions

Students can also download Karnataka Secondary Education Board’s question papers with solutions for Class 12 students from the last two years. Click on the links below to download the question papers.

Maths

Physics

Chemistry

Biology

History

Geography

Political Science

Economics

KSEEB Syllabus

Both the syllabus of KSEEB SSLC and KSEEB PUC is decided by the Karnataka Education Board after thorough research and brain mapping of the contents. The syllabus is designed in a way to help students get acquainted with all the important topics from all the subjects. Listed below is the complete KSEEB Syllabus for all the classes from Class 1 to Class.

Karnataka State Board Syllabus for Primary Class 1 – 5

KSEEB Exam Pattern

Each of the papers in KSEEB exams carries 100 marks, which students need to complete in 3 hours. Students of Karnataka Secondary Education Board are also given 15 minutes to go through the question paper and read the instructions. Check the detailed exam pattern of SSLC and PUC exams from the link below.

Explore the Karnataka Board Exam Pattern for SSLC and 2nd PUC

KSEEB Textbooks

The Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board is responsible for not only devising the syllabus, but also in making the books. The books are designed keeping in mind the requirements of the respective classes and the topics are introduced in a way that is easy for the student to understand. 

Students can find the KSEEB Textbooks online. All the textbooks are available in several languages including Kannada, English, Hindi, Urdu, Marathi, Tamil and Telugu. Students can download the PDF textbooks according to the language or medium of instruction.

KSEEB Exam Dates

Karnataka board releases the time-table of each of the exams i.e. SSLC, and PUC exams every year. Generally, the SSLC exam starts by the last week of March and ends by the first week of April. On the other hand, the 2nd PUC exams are conducted throughout March. The dates might get deferred because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The KSEEB also conducts a reexamination, called supplementary exams for the students who fail to clear the Karnataka State Board main exams. The Karnataka board timetable for both the exams are provided in the following articles:

KSEEB Additional Study Materials

Here is a list of some additional KSEEB additional study materials to help students prepare better for their exams:

KSEEB Exams and Results Statistics

The results for both Class 10 and Class 12 are released by the KSEEB on the official website. The results are generally released in the month of July. The results can be checked from the official result website of Karnataka Education Board i.e. “karresults.nic.in”. In this website, the results of all the exams, including SSLC, PUC, and supplementary exams are available and can be downloaded.

Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board SSLC Exam:

The SSLC stands for Secondary School Leaving Certificate. This certification is offered to those students, who clear the secondary schooling level exam i.e. Class 10 exam. This certificate is necessary to gain admission for higher education. Every year, almost 8-9 lakh students appear for the KSEEB SSLC exam, which is generally conducted in the months of March and April. Here is an overview of the KSEEB SSLC exam.

Year Students Appeared for Exams Overall Pass Percentages
2021 8,71,443 100%
2020 8,11,050 71.80%
2019 8,25,468 73.70%
2018 8,38,088 71.93%

KSEEB CLass 10 total pass percentage over the years

Karnataka Board PUC Exam (2nd PUC)

The PUC or the Pre-University Course refers to Class 11 and Class 12. According to the Karnataka State Board, Class 11 is called 1st PUC and Class 12 is called 2nd PUC. The Karnataka State PUC Board Exam for Class 12 is conducted every year in the month of March. Check the charts below for an overview of 2nd PUC board exam. Please note that the total number of students in 2016 is an approximation.

Year Students Appeared for Exams Overall Pass Percentages
2021 5,40,992 100%
2020 5,56,267 69.2%
2019 6,71,653 61.73%
2018 6,85,713 59.56%

KSEEB PUC 2nd year total pass percentage over the years

KSEEB Class 10 Grading System

Here is a table to help students understand the grading system of KSEEB Class 10:

Marks Range Grades Percentage
562 – 625 marks A+ 90-100%
500 – 561 marks A 80-90%
437 – 499 marks B+ 70-80%
375 – 436 marks B 60-70%
312 – 374 marks C+ 50-60%
219 – 311 marks C 35 – 50%

Stay tuned with BYJU’S to get complete information about Karnataka Board Exams. Also, get additional assistance for the exams, along with various preparation materials like Karnataka State Board SSLC Question Papers for Class 10 exam. Students can also access the Pre-University Question Papers Karnataka Board to prepare for the PUC exams.

Frequently Asked Questions on Karnataka State Board

What is the State Board of education in Karnataka called?

The State Board of education in Karnataka is called Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board (KSEEB). It conducts the SSLC (Class 10) and 2nd PUC (Class 12) board examinations in Karnataka.

What is the Class 12 board called in Karnataka?

The Karnataka State Board examinations for Class 12 is called 2nd PUC (pre-university course) in Karnataka.

What are the minimum passing marks for the SSLC board exams in Karnataka

All students who appear for the SSLC board exams in Karnataka state are required to secure at least 35% to pass the examination.

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