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Karnataka 2nd PUC Syllabus 2024

KSEEB 2024 Syllabus: 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). The official Karnataka 2nd PUC Syllabus may be found at pue.karnataka.gov.in. The complete Karnataka 2nd PUC Syllabus 2024 is available in PDF format. Examining the Karnataka Board 2nd PUC syllabus 2024 will familiarize students with the format of the paper and the distribution of marks according to topics.This will help the students not just prepare well for the upcoming board examinations but also 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 take an exam for. Out of the six subjects, two are languages of which English is a mandatory subject.

Karnataka 2nd PUC Important Concepts & Study Resources


Electric Charges and Fields

Electrostatic Potential and Capacitance

Current Electricity

Moving Charges and Magnetism

Magnetism and Matter

Electromagnetic Induction

Alternating Current

Electromagnetic Waves

Ray Optics and Optical Instruments

Wave Optics

Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter



Semiconductor Electronics

Karnataka 2nd PUC Syllabus 2024 for Physics 

There are 13 units in the provided physics syllabus, each having extremely in-depth topics and subtopics. Please review the Physics 2nd PUC curriculum provided below and adjust your study schedule accordingly.

Karnataka 2nd PUC Syllabus 2023-24 for Physics

Unit Number and Name Unit Name
1. Electric charges and fields 1.1 Introduction


1.2 Electric Charge

1.3 Conductors and Insulators

1.4 Charging by Induction

1.5 Basic Properties of Electric Charge

1.6 Coulomb’s Law

1.7 Forces between Multiple Charges

1.8 Electric Field

1.9 Electric Field Lines

1.10 Electric Flux

1.11 Electric Dipole

1.12 Dipole in a Uniform External Field

1.13 Continuous Charge Distribution

1.14 Gauss’s Law

1.15 Applications of Gauss’s Law

1.15.1 Field due to infinitely long straight

uniformly charged wire.

1.15.2 Field due to uniformly charged infinite

plane sheet.

2. Electrostatic Potential and Capacitance 2.1 Introduction


2.2 Electrostatic Potential

2.3 Potential due to a Point Charge

2.4 Potential due to an Electric Dipole

2.5 Potential due to a System of Charges

2.6 Equipotential Surfaces

2.7 Potential Energy of a System of Charges

2.8 Potential Energy in an External Field

2.9 Electrostatics of Conductors

2.10 Dielectrics and Polarisation

2.11 Capacitors and Capacitance

2.12 The Parallel Plate Capacitor

2.13 Effect of Dielectric on Capacitance

2.14 Combination of Capacitors

2.15 Energy Stored in a Capacitor

3. Current Electricity 3.1 Introduction
3.2 Electric Current
3.3 Electric Currents in Conductors
3.4 Ohm’s law3.5 Drift of Electrons and the Origin of
3.6 Limitations of Ohm’s Law
3.8 Temperature Dependence of Resistivity
3.9 Electrical Energy, Power
3.11 Cells, emf, Internal Resistance
3.12 Cells in Series and Parallel
3.13 Kirchhoff’s Rules
3.14 Wheatstone Bridge
3.15 Meter Bridge
3.16 Potentiometer
4. Moving Charges and Magnetism 4.1 Introduction


4.2 Magnetic Force

4.3 Motion in a Magnetic Field

4.4 Motion in Combined Electric and

Magnetic Fields

4.4.1 velocity selector

4.5 Magnetic Field due to a Current Element,

Biot-Savart Law

4.6 Magnetic Field on the Axis of a Circular

Current Loop

4.7 Ampere’s Circuital Law

4.8 The Solenoid and the Toroid

4.9 Force between Two Parallel Currents, the


4.10 Torque on Current Loop, Magnetic


4.11 The Moving Coil Galvanometer

5. Magnetism and Matter 5.1 Introduction


5.2 The Bar Magnet

5.2.1 The magnetic field lines

5.3 Magnetism and Gauss’s Law

5.4 The Earth’s Magnetism

5.5 Magnetisation and magnetic intensity

6. Electronic Induction 6.1 Introduction
6.2 The Experiments of Faraday and Henry
6.3 Magnetic Flux6.4 Faraday’s Law of Induction
6.5 Lenz’s Law and Conservation of Energy
6.6 Motional Electromotive Force
6.7 Energy Consideration: A Quantitative
6.8 Eddy Currents
6.9 Inductance
6.10 AC Generator
7. Alternating Current 7.1 Introduction


7.2 AC Voltage Applied to a Resistor

7.3 Representation of AC Current and

Voltage by Rotating Vectors — Phasors

7.4 AC Voltage Applied to an Inductor

7.5 AC Voltage Applied to a Capacitor

7.6 AC Voltage Applied to a Series LCR


7.8 LC Oscillations

7.9 Transformers

8. Electromagnetic Waves 8.1 Introduction


8.3 Electromagnetic Waves

8.4 Electromagnetic Spectrum

9. Ray Optics and Optical Instruments 9.1 Introduction


9.3 Refraction

9.4 Total Internal Reflection

9.5Refraction at Spherical Surfaces and by Lenses

9.6 Refraction through a Prism

9.7 Some Natural Phenomena due to Sunlight

9.7.1the rainbow

9.8 Optical Instruments (except resolving power

microscope and astronomical telescope)

10. Wave Optics 10.1 Introduction


10.2 Huygens Principle

10.3 Refraction and Reflection of Plane Waves using

Huygens Principle

10.4 Coherent and Incoherent Addition of Waves

11. Dual Nature of radiation and matter 11.1 Introduction


11.2 Electron Emission

11.3 Photoelectric Effect

11.4 Experimental Study of Photoelectric Effect

11.5 Photoelectric Effect and Wave Theory of Light

11.6 Einstein’s Photoelectric Equation: Energy Quantum

of Radiation

11.7 Particle Nature of Light: The Photon

11.8 Wave Nature of Matter

12. Atoms 12.1 Introduction Experiment


12.2 Alpha particle Scattering and

Rutherford’s Nuclear Model of Atom

12.3 Atomic Spectra

12.4 Bohr Model of the Hydrogen Atom

12.5 The Line Spectra of the Hydrogen Atom

12.6 De Broglie’s Explanation of Bohr’s Secon

d Postulate of Quantisation

12. Nuclei 13.1 Introduction


13.2 Atomic Masses and Composition

of Nucleus

13.3 Size of the Nucleus

13.4 Mass Energy and Nuclear Binding Energy

(except binding energy per nucleon and its

variation with the mass number)

13.5 Nuclear Force

13.7 Nuclear Energy

13. Semiconductor Electronics: Materials, Devices and Simple Circuits 14.1 Introduction


14.2 Classification of Metals, Conductors and Semiconductors

14.3 Intrinsic Semiconductor

14.4 Extrinsic Semiconductor

Karnataka 2nd PUC Syllabus 2024 for Chemistry 

The Karnataka 2nd PUC syllabus 2024 consists of 11 sections, each of which has several subtopics. Refer to the table below to get an idea about the Karnataka 2nd PUC Syllabus:

Karnataka 2nd PUC Syllabus 2023-24 for Chemistry 

Unit Number and Name Topics
1.Solid-state 1.1 General Characteristics of Solid State


1.2 Amorphous and Crystalline Solids

1.3 Classification of Crystalline Solids

1.4 Crystal Lattices and Unit Cells

1.5 Number of Atoms in a Unit Cell

1.6 Close Packed Structures

1.7 Packing Efficiency

1.8 Calculations Involving Unit Cell


1.9 Imperfections in Solids

2.Solutions 2.1 Types of Solutions


2.2 Expressing Concentration of Solutions

2.3 Solubility

2.4 Vapour Pressure of Liquid Solutions

2.5 Ideal and Non-ideal Solutions

2.6 Colligative Properties and

Determination of Molar Mass

3.Electrochemistry 3.1 Electrochemical Cells


3.3 Nernst Equation

3.4 Conductance of Electrolytic Solutions

3.5 Electrolytic cells and Electrolysis

(excluding the elementary idea of laws of


4.Chemical Kinetics 4.1 Rate of a Chemical Reaction


4.2 Factors Influencing Rate of a Reaction

4.3 Integrated Rate Equations

5.Surface Chemistry 5.1 Adsorption
5.3 Colloids
5.4 Classification of Colloids
5.6 Colloids Around Us
6.General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements Nil
7.p-block elements 7.1 Group 15 Elements


7.2 Dinitrogen

7.3 Ammonia

7.4 Oxides of Nitrogen (excluding structure)

7.5 Nitric Acid

7.10 Group 16 Elements

7.11 Dioxygen

7.12 Simple Oxides

7.13 Ozone

7.14 Sulphur – Allotropic Forms

7.15 Sulphur Dioxide

7.16 Oxoacids of Sulphur

7.17 Sulphuric Acid; chemical

Properties use

7.18 Group 17 Elements

7.19 Chlorine

7.20 Hydrogen Chloride

7.21 Oxoacids of Halogens

7.22 Interhalogen Compounds

7.23 Group 18 Elements

8.d and f Block Elements 8.1 Position in the Periodic Table


8.2 Electronic Configurations of the d-Block


8.3 General Properties of the Transition

Elements (d-Block)

8.5 The Lanthanoids:

Electronic configuration, oxidation states,

Llanthanoids contraction, reasons and


8.6 The Actinoids; Actinoid contraction

8.7 Some Applications of d- and f-Block


9.Coordination Compounds 9.1 Werner’s Theory of Coordination
9.2 Definitions of Some Important Terms
Pertaining to Coordination Compounds
9.3 Nomenclature of Coordination
9.5 Bonding in Coordination Compounds
9.6 Bonding in Metal Carbonyls
9.7 Stability of coordination compounds
10.Haloalkanes and Haloarenes 10.1 Classification


10.2 Nomenclature

10.3 Nature of C–X Bond

10.4 Methods of Preparation

10.5 Physical Properties

10.6 Chemical Reactions

11.Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers 11.1 Classification


11.2 Nomenclature

11.3 Structures of Functional Groups

11.4 Alcohols and Phenols

11.6 Ethers

Karnataka 2nd PUC Syllabus 2024 for English

The English syllabus is divided into 13 parts. The following table lists the themes for your reference:

Karnataka 2nd PUC Syllabus 2023-24 for English

Unit Unit Name
1 Romeo and Juliet
2 Too Dear
3 On Children
5 A Sunny Morning
6 When You Are Old
7 The Gardener
10 Heaven, If You Are Not Earth
11 Japan And Brazil Through A Traveler’s Eye
12 The Voter
13 Where There Is A Wheel

Karnataka 2nd PUC Syllabus 2024 for Mathematics 

Karnataka 2nd PUC Syllabus 2024 for Mathematics 

Chapter-wise Solution Important Topics
Chapter 1 – Relations and Functions Types of relations: reflexive, symmetric, transitive and equivalence relations. One to one and onto functions
Chapter 2 – Inverse Trigonometric Functions Definition, range, domain, principal value branch. Graphs of inverse trigonometric functions
Chapter 3 – Matrices Concept, notation, order, equality, types of matrices, zero and identity matrix, transpose of a matrix, symmetric and skew symmetric matrices. Operation on matrices: Addition and multiplication and multiplication with a scalar. Simple properties of addition, multiplication and scalar multiplication. Oncommutativity of multiplication of matrices and existence of non-zero matrices whose product is the zero matrix (restrict to square matrices of order 2). Invertible matrices and proof of the uniqueness of inverse, if it exists; (Here all matrices will have real entries)
Chapter 4 – Determinants Determinant of a square matrix (up to 3 x 3 matrices), minors, co-factors and applications of determinants in finding the area of a triangle. Adjoint and inverse of a square matrix. Consistency, inconsistency and number of solutions of system of linear equations by examples, solving system of linear equations in two or three variables (having unique solution) using inverse of a matrix.
Chapter 5 – Continuity and Differentiability Continuity and differentiability, chain rule, derivative of inverse trigonometric functions, ???? sin−1 ? , cos−1 ? and tan−1 ?, derivative of implicit functions. Concept of exponential and logarithmic functions. Derivatives of logarithmic and exponential functions. Logarithmic differentiation, derivative of functions expressed in parametric forms. Second order derivatives
Chapter 6 – Application of Derivatives Applications of derivatives: rate of change of bodies, increasing/decreasing functions, maxima and minima (first derivative test motivated geometrically and second derivative test given as a provable tool). Simple problems (that illustrate basic principles and understanding of the subject as well as reallife situations)
Chapter 7 – Integrals Integration as inverse process of differentiation. Integration of a variety of functions by substitution, by partial fractions and by parts, Evaluation of simple integrals of the following types and problems based on them. ∫ dx x 2 ± a 2, ∫ dx √x 2 ± a 2 , ∫ dx √a 2 − x 2 , ∫ dx ax2 + bx + c , ∫ dx √ax2+bx+c ∫ px + q ax2 + bx + c dx, ∫ px + q √ax2+bx + c dx, ∫ √a 2 ± x 2 dx, ∫ √x 2 − a 2 dx ∫√??2 + ?? + ? ??, Fundamental Theorem of Calculus (without proof). Basic properties of definite integrals and evaluation of definite integrals
Chapter 8 – Application of Integrals Applications in finding the area under simple curves, especially lines, circles/ parabolas/ellipses (in standard form only)
Chapter 9 – Differential Equations Definition, order and degree, general and particular solutions of a differential equation. Solution of differential equations by method of separation of variables, solutions of homogeneous differential equations of first order and first degree. Solutions of linear differential equation of the type: dy dx + py = q, where p and q are functions of x or constants. d? d? + px = q, where p and q are functions of y or constants.
Chapter 10 – Vectors Vectors and scalars, magnitude and direction of a vector. Direction cosines and direction ratios of a vector. Types of vectors (equal, unit, zero, parallel and collinear vectors), position vector of a point, negative of a vector, components of a vector, addition of vectors, multiplication of a vector by a scalar, position vector of a point dividing a line segment in a given ratio. Definition, Geometrical Interpretation, properties and application of scalar (dot) product of vectors, vector (cross) product of vectors.
Chapter 11 – Three Dimensional Geometry Direction cosines and direction ratios of a line joining two points. Cartesian equation and vector equation of a line, skew lines, shortest distance between two lines. Angle between two lines.
Chapter 12 – Linear Programming Introduction, related terminology such as constraints, objective function, optimization, graphical method of solution for problems in two variables, feasible and infeasible regions (bounded or unbounded), feasible and infeasible solutions, optimal feasible solutions (up to three non-trivial constraints).
Chapter 13 – Probability Conditional probability, multiplication theorem on probability, independent events, total probability, Bayes’ theorem, Random variable and its probability distribution, mean of random variable.

Steps to Download the Karnataka 2nd PUC Syllabus 2024

Students can get the Karnataka 2nd PUC Syllabus 2023-24 by following the instructions.

  • Visit the official website - pue.karnataka.gov.in/.
  • Select “Students Corner.”
  • Select Syllabus.
  • The subject links for the I PUC and II PUC will appear in a new window.
  • Select the necessary topic and start downloading.


Ques.-1 Is it important to go through 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 2024 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 the 2nd PUC?
Ans.- The minimum passing marks for each paper are 35%, according to the Karnataka PUC syllabus. If a student gets less than 35 percent, 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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