In Karnataka, the Department of Pre-University Education (PUE) is the official department that controls and issues the syllabus and exams for 2nd Pre-University College (PUC). Students can access the 2nd PUC syllabus for the academic year 2023 on the official website of PUE when it will be released by the authorities. For the 2nd PUC board exams, students will have short answer type and long answer type questions. Therefore it is important for students to understand the Karnataka 2nd PUC syllabus 2023 before writing the exam. This will help the students not just prepare well for the upcoming board examinations but also to boost their confidence, manage time well, and understand the exam pattern and the kind of questions that may appear for the exam. The syllabus covers various important topics, sub-topics, exam patterns, and sample question papers. There are altogether 6 subjects the students will have to give an exam for. Out of the six subjects, two are languages of which English is a mandatory subject.
Electric Charges and Fields
Electrostatic Potential and Capacitance
Moving Charges and Magnetism
Magnetism and Matter
Ray Optics and Optical Instruments
Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter
a) Separation of pigments present in the leaves (spinach) and flowers (Rose, marigold)
by paper chromatography and determination of Rf value of components.
b) Separation of the constituents of a mixture of inorganic compounds containing two
cations, Pb2+ and Cd2+ using chromatographic techniques.
2) TITRIMETRIC ANALYSIS ;
a) To determine the concentration/molarity of KMnO4 solution by titrating it against a
0.1 M standard solution of oxalic acid.
b) To determine the concentration/molarity of KMnO4 solution by titrating it against
standard solution of FAS.
3) SYSTEMATIC QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS:
5) PREPARATION OF INORGANIC–COMPOUNDS:
a) To prepare double salts; FAS and potash alum.
b) To prepare potassium trioxalatoferrate (III)
6) TEST FOR CARBOHYDRATES, FATS AND PROTEINS:
a) Test for carbohydrates
b) Test for oils and fats
c) Test for proteins
7) Reaction between KIO3 and Na2SO3 using starch solution as indicator. (Clock reaction)
8) Enthalpy of neutralization of strong acid (HCl) and strong base (NaOH)
9) Determination of enthalpy change during interaction between acetone and Chloroform.
10) Preparation of Acetanilide.
11) Preparation of Di-benzal acetone.
Genetics and Evolution
Biology in Human Welfare
Exercise-1 To study the reproductive parts of commonly available flowers
Exercise-2 To calculate percentage of pollen germination
Exercise-3 To study study pollen tube growth on stigma
Exercise-4 To study the discrete stages of gametogenesis in mammalian testis and ovary
Exercise-5 To study and identify various stages of female gametophyte development in the ovary of a flower
Exercise-6 Preparation and study of mitosis in onion root tips
Exercise-7 Study of stages of meiosis using permanent slides
Exercise-8 To study the blastula stage of embryonic development in mammal, with the help of
permanent slide, chart, model or photographs
Exercise-9 Preparation and analysis of pedigree charts
Exercise-10 Staining of nucleic acid by acetocarmine
Exercise-11 To identify common disease- causing organisms and the symptoms of the diseases
Exercise-12 To study the texture of soil samples
Exercise-13 To determine water holding capacity of soils
Exercise-14 To study the ecological adaptations in plants living in xeric and hydric conditions
Exercise-15 To study the adaptations in animals living in xeric and hydric conditions
Exercise-16 To determine the pH of different water and soil samples
Exercise-17 To study turbidity of water samples
Exercise-18 To analyse living organisms in water samples
Exercise-19 Study of homologous and analogous organs in plants and animals
Relations and Functions
Inverse Trigonometric Functions
Continuity and Differentiability
Applications of Derivatives
Applications of the Integrals
Ques.-1 Is it important to go throught the 2nd PUC syllabus?
Ans.- Yes, it is important to go through the Karnataka 2nd PUC syllabus before the exam. The Karnataka 2nd PUC syllabus 2023 will help students to get familiarised with the marking scheme, the number of questions, and the exam duration.
Ques.-2 What is the marking scheme for the 2nd PUC exam?
Ans.- For languages you will be graded out of 100 and for subjects that have practicals, students will be graded out of 70 and the rest 30 marks are for the practical exam. Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Computer science are the subjects that have a practical examination.
Ques.-3 Can I pick any two languages for my 2nd PUC?
Ans.- No, you are not allowed to pick any two languages but one. English is a mandatory subject the other language can be picked by the student subject to the school’s approval.
Ques.-4 What is the minimum passing mark for 2nd PUC?
Ans.- The minimum passing marks for each paper are 35%, according to the Karnataka PUC syllabus 2021-22. If a student gets less than 35 per cent, then they will be required to retake the exam. They can also request a revaluation of their results.
Ques.-5 How do I prepare for the 2nd PUC exam?
Ans.- Solve as many previous years' question papers as possible. Try to cover all the syllabus topics. Refer to Aakash BYJU’S study materials and resources that will help with your preparations.
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