Karnataka Board 2nd PUC

In Karnataka, higher secondary education is known as Pre-University Course (PUC) and consists of two years. The final of the two years is known as 2nd PUC. Successful students can pursue higher education in universities and colleges as per their chosen stream of study in PUC. The responsibility of setting the syllabus and conducting the exams lies with the Department of Pre University Education, under the Karnataka State Government. The board also grants affiliations to various educational institutions that wish to follow their syllabus and exam pattern.

Karnataka Board 2nd PUC Exams

Karnataka Board 2nd PUC exams are very crucial as the marks obtained in these exams are solely considered for admission to universities, technical and medical courses without any regard for the marks scored in the first year. The exams under Science and Maths stream assume extra importance as admissions to the most sought engineering and medicine courses are at stake. To help you with the preparation of these exams of significant importance, we have put a vast collection of useful resources such as:

  • Syllabus
  • Question papers from previous exams
  • Names of leading and popular textbook publishers
  • Time table and exam schedule
  • Sample question papers

We understand that among all the streams Science and Maths are the most competitive and students need all the help they can get to prepare well for these exams. Therefore, we have dedicated separate pages for these subjects and hope that students will find them useful.

Karnataka Board 2nd PUC Maths and Science Marking Scheme

A brief analysis of marking scheme and questions pattern of Science and Maths subjects of 2nd PUC indicates that the board places significant emphasis on objective type, short and long answer type, as well as numerical problems. The board also lays down clear and unambiguous guidelines to selecting each type of questions from specific chapters (or topics) from the syllabus. For example, in Physics, the chapter on Current Electricity is allocated 13 marks. Furthermore, the chapter has been allocated one question from objective type, one question from short answer type worth 2 marks, one question from long answer type worth 5 marks, and one numerical problem worth 5 marks.

The importance of such an analysis of each of the four science and maths subjects is very important because it gives the students a clear understanding of the weightage of each of the chapters and the type of questions that can be expected.


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