Karnataka PUC Syllabus 2020
Updated on Jun 3, 2019 - 6:45 p.m. IST by Jasleen Kaur Taneja
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Karnataka PUC Syllabus 2020 - Department of Pre-University Education, Karnataka has released the Karnataka 2nd PUC syllabus on the official website. Students preparing for Karnataka PUC examinations which will be conducted from March 4 to March 23, 2020 must know and download the complete 2nd Karnataka PUC syllabus. The syllabus includes all the topics to be covered for each subject for the Karnataka 2nd PUC exams. Students must download and practice for the Karnataka PUC exam as per the Karnataka class 12th syllabus to score good marks in the exam. Students must plan their studies as per the Karnataka 2nd PUC syllabus 2020 and assign proper timing to each subject/topic. Students should also download and practice the Karnataka PUC question papers of previous years to get an idea about the type of questions asked in the exam.

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Karnataka 2nd PUC Syllabus

Given below is the list of topics covered in the Karnataka PUC syllabus. The segregation of topics has been done subject-wise for the ease of students. It is suggested that students download and take a print of the syllabus. This should be kept handy to check if all the topics are covered.

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Karnataka PUC Economics Syllabus 2020



Introductory Microeconomics

A Simple economy

Central problems of an economy

Organisation of economic activities

The centrally planned economy

The market economy

Positive and Normative Economics

Micro and Macro Economics

Plan of the Book.

Preliminary Notations and Assumptions

The Consumer's Budget

Budget set

Price ratio and the slope of the Budget line and points below the Budget line

Changes in the Budget line

Preferences of the Consumer

Monotonic preferences

Substitution between goods

Diminishing rate of Substitution

Indifference Curve

Shape of the Indifference Curve

Indifference Map


Optimal Choice of the Consumer

Demand curve and the Law of Demand

Normal and Inferior goods

Substitution and Complements

Shifts in the Demand curveMovements along the Demand Curve and Shifts in the Demand Curve

Market Demand

Elasticity along a Linear Demand Curve

Factors Determining Price Elasticity of Demand for a Good

Production and Costs

TP, AP, and MP

The Law of Diminishing Marginal Product And The Law of Variable Proportions

Returns To Scale


Long Run Costs

The Theory of the Firm under Perfect Competition

Perfect Competition


Profit Maximisation

Supply Curve of a Firm

The Shut-down Point

The normal Profit and Break-even Point

Determinants of a Firm's Supply Curve

Technological Progress

Input Prices

Unit Tax

Market Supply Curve

Market Equilibrium

Equilibrium, Excess Demand, Excess Supply

Wage Determination in Labour Market

Shifts in Demand and Supply

Market Equilibrium: Free Entry and Exi

Non-competitive Markets

Simple Monopoly in The Commodity Market

Market Demand Curve is the Average Revenue Curve

Other Non-perfectly Competitive Markets


Emergence of Macroeconomics

National Income Accounting

Some Basic Concepts of Macro Economics

Circular Flow of Income And Methods of Calculating National Income

Income Method

Goods and Prices

GDP and Welfare

Money and Banking

Functions of Money

Demand for Money

The Supply or Money

Income Determination

Ex Ante And Ex post

Movement Along a Curve Versus Shift of a Curve

The short Run Fixed Price Analysis of the Product Market

Government Budget and the Economy

Components of the Government Budget

Fiscal Policy

Open Economy Macroeconomics

The Balance of Payments

The Foreign Exchange Market

The Determination of Income in An Open Economy

Trade Deficits, Saving and Investments

Karnataka 2nd PUC Biology Syllabus 2020



The Living World

Diversity in the living world, Binomial nomenclature, taxonomic categories

Taxonomic aids

Biological Classification

Characteristics of two kingdom and five kingdom classification, Salient features of Kingdom Monera, Archaebacteria and Eubacteria

Salient features of Kingdom Protista with examples, Kingdom Fungi,

Kingdom Plantae, Kingdom Animalia, Viruses, Viroids, Lichens

Plant Kingdom

Classification of Angiosperms,

Algae, Uses of Algae

Classification of Algae

Bryophytes, Liverworts & Mosses

Pteridophytes, characters & classification

Gymnosperms, characters & classification

Angiosperms, characters, life cycle of an Angiosperm, Plant life cycles

Animal Kingdom

Basis of classification, non chordate phyla, Characters and examples of Phylum Porifera, Phylum Coelenterata

Characters and examples of Phylum Ctenophora, Phylum

Platyhelminthes, Phylum Aschelminthes

Characters and examples of Phylum Annelida, Phylum Arthropoda

Class Cyclostomata, Class Chondrichthyes, Class Osteichthyes

Class Amphibia, Class Reptilia, Class Aves & Class Mammalia

Morphology of Flowering Plants

Stem - modifications, Leaf - venations, Types of leaves, Phyllotaxy

Modification of leaves, Inflorescence, Flower and parts of a flower

Fruit, Seed, Monocot & dicot seed structure, Family Fabaceae with

economic importance

Family Solanaceae, Family Liliaceae with economic importance

Anatomy of Flowering Plants

Tissues - Meristematic tissues, Permanent tissues - Simple tissues (Parenchyma, Collenchyma, Sclerenchyma)

Complex tissue - Xylem and Phloem, Tissue system, Epidermal tissue

Ground tissue and vascular tissue, Anatomy of dicot and monocot

roots, Anatomy of dicot and monocot stems

Anatomy of dicot and monocot leaves, Secondary growth in dicot stem and dicot root.

Structural Organisation in Animals

Animal tissues - Epithelial tissue, Connective tissue

Muscle tissue, Neural tissue, Organ and organ system

Earthworm - Morphology, Anatomy- alimentary canal

Cockroach - Morphology, Anatomy - Alimentary canal

Frog - Morphology, Anatomy - Digestive system, Vascular system

Frog anatomy - Excretory system, Neural control system, Sense

organs, Male and female reproductive systems

Cell-the unit of life

Cell envelope and its modifications, Ribosomes and Inclusion bodies

Eukaryotic cells, Ultra-structure of plant and animal cells, Comparison

Endomembrane system - Structure and functions of Endoplasmic

reticulum and Golgi apparatus

Endomembrane system - Structure and functions of Lysosomes and

Vacuoles,Structure and functions of Mitochondria, Plastids

Structure and function of Ribosomes, Cytoskeleton, Cilia and Flagella


How to analyse chemical compound?, Chemical and physical properties of amino acids

Lipids - classification and examples, Heterocyclic carbon compounds, Structures

Primary and secondary metabolites, Biomacromolecules, Proteins,


Polysaccharides - examples, Nucleic acids, Structure of proteins,

Nature of bond linking in a polymer

Factors affecting enzyme activity, Classification and nomenclature of

enzymes, Cofactors

Cell cycle and Cell Division

Cell cycle - Phases, Interphase

M phase, Mitosis and its phases, Cytokinesis, Significance of Mitosis

Meiosis I, Meiosis II, Significance of meiosis

Transport in Plants

Means of transport - Diffusion - Facilitated diffusion, Passive symport, antiport and uniport transports

Active transport, Comparison of different transport processes, Plant

water relation - Water potential, Components of water potential

Osmosis, Demonstration of osmosis, Plasmolysis, Imbibition

Water movement up a plant, Root pressure, Transpiration pull,


Translocation of mineral ion, Phloem transport, Pressure flow


Mineral nutrition

Role of macronutrients and micronutrients - N, P, K, Ca, Mg

Nitrogen cycle, Biological nitrogen fixation

Photosynthesis in Higher Plants

Splitting of water, Cyclic and non cyclic photophosphorylation,

Chemiosmotic hypothesis

Factors affecting photosynthesis

Respiration in Plants

Fermentation, Aerobic respiration, TCA cycle

Electron transport system and oxidative phosphorylation

Amphibolic pathway, Respiratory quotient

Plant Growth and Development

Growth rates, Arithmetic growth and Geometric growth, Conditions for growth

Discovery of plant growth regulators, Physiological effects of PGRs -


Physiological effects of PGRs - Ethylene, ABA (Abscisic acid)

Digestion and Absorption

T.S. of gut, Section of small intestinal mucosa showing villi, Digestive


Digestion of food - Digestion in buccal cavity, stomach and intestine

Functions of large intestine, Absorption of digested products,

Disorders of digestive system

Breathing and Exchange of Gases

Definition of breathing, Respiratory organs, Human respiratory system

Transport of gases, Transport of oxygen, Transport of carbon dioxide,

Regulation of respiration, Disorders of the respiratory system

Body Fluids and Circulation

Difference between blood and lymph, Blood - A special connective tissue, Plasma and its contents, Formed elements

Circulatory pathways - Open and closed circulatory systems, Human

circulatory system, Conduction of heart beat

Cardiac cycle, ECG, Double circulation

Excretory Products and Their Elimination

Structure of Nephron

Urine formation, Function of tubules

Locomotion and Movement

Structure of a contractile proteins (Actin and Myosin)

Mechanism of muscle contraction

Neural Control and Coordination

Generation and conduction of nerve impulse, Transmission of impulses

Reflex action, Sensory reception and processing

Chemical Coordination and Integration

The Penial gland and its hormones, Thyroid gland and its hormones

Hormones of Heart, Kidney and Gastrointestinal tract, Mechanism of

hormone action

Testis and Ovary as endocrine glands and their hormones

For detailed topics and Karnataka PUC syllabus 2020 of other subjects, click here.

Karnataka 2nd PUC Syllabus 2020

Students must know the exam pattern to prepare better for the exam. Karnataka PUC syllabus makes candidates familiar with the marking scheme, number of questions, duration of test etc. The exam pattern for Karnataka 2nd PUC 2020 is given below:

  • Karnataka PUC 2020 will be conducted in Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam, Marathi, Telugu, English, Sanskrit and Urdu medium.

  • Out of the six subjects, two are languages and students can choose the other four from the ones provided below: Biology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Electronics, English, French, Geography, Geology, Hindi, Hindustani Music, History, Home Science, Kannada, Karnataka Music, Logic, Malayalam, Marathi, Opt-Kannada, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Statistics, Telugu, Tamil, Urdu etc.

  • Minimum pass marks for every paper is 35 marks.

  • The Karnataka 2nd PUC time table 2020 will be released in the month of January. Students can take the help of this schedule to start revision of different subjects.

Karnataka PUC Question Papers

  • Students must download, solve and analyse the previous years’ question papers of Karnataka 12th to ace the exams.
  • With the help of these question papers, students will get to know the different types of questions that do the rounds in the exam every year.
  • It is suggested that while solving, students must try and complete the complete question paper within the stipulated time.

Karnataka PUC Result 2020

  • The Department of Pre-University Education, Karnataka will release the Karnataka 2nd PUC Result 2019 in the third week of April 2020.
  • Students can check their result using the registration number as mentioned on the admit card.
  • Last year, the result of Karnataka PUC was declared on April 15, 2018 and the overall pass percentage was 67.73.

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i have given code 2 in my neet qualifying examination code.i hvae passed my 10 from icse board and my 12 from Karnataka puc board.is my code 3 and i have already edited my neet form so if its wrong i cant change it so will it be a problem for me during counselling under state quota in Karnataka.

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 28th Jan, 2020

Your code will be 03 because you completed your PUC from Karnataka. Code 03 says: The Intermediate/Pre-degree Examination in Science of an Indian University/Board or other recognised examining body with Physics, Chemistry, Biology /Biotechnology (which shall include practical test in these subjects) and also English as a compulsory subject.

But if you have already utilised the correction window once, you cannot use it again. While this will not cause any issues during the State Counselling, please write to NEET helpdesk at their official email id: neetug-nta@nic.in


how can I get distinction in 12th board exam in just 4 months??

Apoorva Student Expert 30th Oct, 2019

Hello dear student,

If you want to get the distinction  in class 12th board  then dear student make a habit of studying everyday. You can good marks very easily that is not that difficult but to sit and concentrate that is . Study for one hour and then take 15 mins gap then take another subject. 4 months is a huge time you can easily get good marks .I hope this was helpful to you

Best wishes

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