Pre University Course – PUC

T. M. Shetty Memorial Independent Pre-University College Dharwad

Pre University Education in Karnataka is two years course. It is equivalent to the eleventh & twelth standards prevaling in CBSE & ICSE and other state boards.

Qualification for Admission to the Two year Pre-University Course

Candidates who possess the following minimum educational qualifications shall be eligible for admission to the Karnataks two year Pre-University course. They should have passed

  • The Karnataka Secondary School Leaving Certificate Examination(S.S.L.C).


  • Any other examination recognized by the department of pre-University education, Karnataka as equivalent to the Karnataka S.S.L.C examination, for purposes of admission to the pre-University course.
  • Candidates coming from outside the country shall be admitted to the pre-University course only on the production of a provisional elligibility certificate issued by the department.

Courses of Study

The courses of study leading to the two year PUC examination shall comprise part1,part2 includes languages. Part2 includes core subjects.

Every PUC student has to study two languages under part1 & four subjects under part2. The candidates shall select, under part1, any two of the following languages one of should an Indian language.

Part 1 

  1. Kannada.
  2. English.
  3. Hindi.

Part 2 

There are three streams under Part 2. they are Humanities, Commerce & Science. A candidate has the option to choose any stream, provided that for selecting science & mathematics as subjects in PUC the candidate has studied general science & mathematics as the subjects in qualifying examination.

Different combination prescribed under the three streams are as follows.


  1. Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology
  2. Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science


  1. Economics, Accounting, Business Studies & Statistics
  2. Economics, Accounting, Business Studies & History/Statistics


  1. History, Economics, Sociology & Political science

For 2nd PUC Public Examination

Admission to 2nd PUC Examination shall be be open to candidates who have passed 1st year PUC Examination, completed the prescribed course of study in the corresponding year, secured the minimum attendance prescribed under the regulations, shown satisfactory progress and displayed satisfactory conduct as certified by the head of the institution.

Candidates appearing for 2nd PUC public examination shall obtain a certificate from the head of the institution that the student has passed 1st year PUC examination, without such certificate a candidate will not be permitted to take the public examination at the end of 2nd year.

The Scheme of Examination & Duration:
The scheme of examination, the minimum and maximum marks, duration of the examination and the time schedules will be as follows.

 Examinations When to be held? Duration and Maximum Marks
1. Quarterly test Third week of August 90 Mins for Each Subject for Maximum marks of 35 in case of Non-Practical subject and 50 of subjects involving practical
2. Mid-Term examination First week of December 3 hours for each subject for a Maximum marks of 70 Marks & for Non Practical 100 Marks.
3. 2nd Quarterly test for First Yr PUC only First week of February 90 Mins for each subject for maximum marks of 35 & for Non Practical 50 Marks.
4. Preperatory Exams for Second Yr PUC only Third week of February 3 hrs for each subject for maximum marks of 70 & & for Non Practical 100 Marks.
5. Annual Examination 1st PUC March 3 hrs for each subject for a maximum marks of 70 (Practical Examination for 30 Marks)
6.Annual Examination 2nd PUC March/April 3 hrs for each subject for a maximum marks of 70 (Practical Examination for 30 Marks)

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