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Karnataka 2nd PUC Syllabus 2023


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.

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

Physics Practicals Syllabus 

  1. To determine resistance per unit length of a given wire by plotting a graph of potentia difference versus current.
  2. To determine the resistance of a given wire using a metre bridge and hence determine the resistivity of the material of the wire.
  3. To compare the emf of two given primary cells (Daniel and Leclanche cells) using potentiometer.
  4. To determine the internal resistance of a given primary cell using a potentiometer.
  5. To determine the resistance of a galvanometer by half deflection method and to find its figure of merit.
  6. To convert the given galvanometer (of known resistance and figure of merit) into (i) anammeter of a desired range (say 0 to 30 mA) and (ii) a voltmeter of desired range (say 0 to 3V) and verify the same.
  7. To find the focal length of a convex lens by plotting graphs between u and v or between 1/u and 1/v.
  8. To find the focal length of a concave lens with the help of a convex lens.
  9. To determine the angle of minimum deviation for a given glass prism by plotting a graph between the angle of incidence and the angle of deviation.
  10. To draw the I – V characteristic curves of a p-n Junction in forward bias and reverse bias.


  1. Solid State
  2. Solutions
  3. Electrochemistry
  4. Chemical Kinetics
  5. Surface chemistry
  6. General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Elements
  7. p-Block Elements
  8. d and f Block Elements
  9. Coordination Chemicals
  10. Haloalkalenes and Haloarenes
  11. Alcohols, Phenols, and Ethers
  12. Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic acids
  13. Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen
  14. Biomolecules
  15. Polymers
  16. Chemistry in Everyday Life

Chemistry Practicals Reduced Syllabus 2023


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.


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.


  1. To detect one cation and one anion in the given salt
  3. Test for unsaturation
  4. Test for alcoholic group
  5. Test for phenolic group
  6. Test for aldehydes and ketones
  7. Test for carboxylic acid
  8. Test for amino group


a) To prepare double salts; FAS and potash alum.

b) To prepare potassium trioxalatoferrate (III)


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



Biology Practicals Reduced Syllabus 2023

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

Differential Equations


Three-dimensional Geometry

Linear Programming



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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