KARNATAKA Pre University classes

There are many institutions of higher learning that offer pre university education and all of these are controlled by the department of pre-university education. Each state has its own department that controls the Pre-University education and provides a link between secondary and higher education. Karnataka-PUC is an example of a pre-university control body that provides a link between secondary and higher education in Karnataka. It is not only an administration body; it is also an examination body that is divided into two sections for the first and second years of study. This is an examination for the natives of this state, and applicants who do not fit this criterion will not be allowed to sit this examination. However, this rule has been relaxed for those non-natives who have lived in this state for more than three years and have studied in this state. At the same time, dependants of employees of the state are allowed to sit this examination, even if they are not natives.

The first year examination is conducted by this body and is held annually in the respective colleges. This is an examination that will determine how far a person will go in his studies; mainly if he or she will proceed to the university or not. The principals of the respective colleges will overlook the examination and will prepare the results of the examination after it has been done. The exam results are often announced in the following year in April after they have been approved by the relevant authority.

Each exam paper has a maximum 100 marks. 90% of the paper is theory while 10% consists of the practical part.  Some papers differ with the practical part holding up to 40% of the total marks. There is a paper of the French language which consists of 80% marks for the theory and 20% marks for the practical part. The practical part of the French language paper is an oral examination. To get a passing grade, one needs not less than 30% in aggregate. If separate, the marks needed to pass paper one and two will be at least 35%. In practical, one needs not less than 24 marks and the same is the case for subjects that do not have practical. Hindustani music requires 12 marks for a passing grade and 18 marks for a practical pass.

The attendance of classes will contribute to the total marks a first year PUC student gets. He is supposed to attend classes at least 75% of the time to be allowed to sit the exam. As for the second year, one is eligible if he or she passed the first year PUC examination. This has to be proven by the records of the first year PUC examination. The first years of the PUC classes is therefore crucial as this will determine if the applicant will proceed to the second year or not. The course has to be attended at least 75% of the time and the course has to be finished by the student satisfactorily for him or her to sit the examination.

       The timetable of the Karnataka-PUC examinations is out and the dates have been fixed at 27th and 28th April. It is expected that the timetable will be a shadow of the 2010 Karnataka-PUC examination. Most likely the first day will have the combination of biology and mathematics papers and the second day will have the combination of the physics and chemistry paper all of which will have 60 marks. Horanadu students and Gadinadu students may have their own day on the 29th April 2011 for the Kannada test.

Last modified: 2011-04-10 23:51:57