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Karnataka Board

Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board came in to existence in 1966. It has been conducting SSLC and other examinations.
  • Eligibility
    1st to 12th
    Standard in Karnataka Board
  • Exams
    Class 10 and Class 12
  • Scoring
    Percentile (Grading)
  • Difficulty Level

All you need to know about Karnataka Board


What is Karnataka Board?

Syllabus for Karnataka Board

  • Class 10
  • Class 12

Exam Pattern of Karnataka Board

Exam Dates of Karnataka Board

How to prepare

  • Preparation Tips for Karnataka Board
  • Sample Papers of Karnataka Board
  • Previous Years’ Papers of Karnataka Board

What is Karnataka Board? Stroke 396

  • Every year in April, about 8.50 lakh students appear for the SSLC examinations
  • To improve the evaluation system, the board has set up divisional offices. This decentralization helps serve students’ needs more effectively and efficiently
  • The board will conduct the supplementary examination for failed students of the March examination in June, every year. This will enable students who would be successful in the June examination, to join higher education courses in the same academic year. This process was introduced for the first time in the country.
  • The Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) is a certification obtained by a student on successful completion of an examination at the end of the academic year at the secondary schooling level.
  • The SSLC is obtained on passing Class 10 board examinations in India. SSLC is a common eligibility examination popular in many states in India, especially Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu.

Syllabus for Karnataka Board Stroke 396

Class 10

maths Mathematics
  1. Sets
  2. Progressions
  3. Real Numbers
  4. Permutations and Combinations
  5. Probability
  6. Statistics
  7. Surds
  8. Polynomials
  1. Quadratic Equations
  2. Circles
  3. Similar Triangles
  4. Pythagoras Theorem
  5. Trigonometry
  6. Coordinate Geometry
  7. Mensuration
science Science
  1. Alternate Sources of Energy
  2. Types of Motion
  3. Heat Engines
  4. Behaviour of Gases
  5. Nuclear Energy
  1. Sound
  2. Electromagnetic Induction
  3. Electronics
  4. Space Science
  1. Periodic Classification of Elements
  2. Silicon
  3. Behaviour of Gases
  4. Ionic Conduction
  1. Industrial Inorganic Chemistry
  2. Carbon and Its Compounds
  3. Industrial Organic Chemistry
  4. Metals
  1. Environmental Issues
  2. Green Plants and Chordates
  3. Plant and Animal Tissues
  4. Microbial Diseases
  5. Plant and Animal Breeding
  1. Control and Coordination in Plants and Animals
  2. Heredity
  3. The Story of Man
Social Science
  1. The Advent of Europeans to India
  2. Kannada - Speaking Areas During the Colonial Rule
  3. Folk History
  4. The Foundation of British Administration and Its Effects
  5. Social and Religious Reforms
  1. The First War of Indian Independence (1857 A.D.)
  2. Effects of British Rule in India
  3. The Freedom Struggle
  4. India After Independence
  5. The Political Dimensions of the 20th Century
  1. Problems of India and Their Remedies
  2. Foreign Policy of India and Relationship with Other Countries
  3. World Problems and India's Role
  4. World Organizations
  1. India - Our Motherland
  2. Physical Features of India
  3. Indian Monsoon Seasons and Their Features
  4. Soils of India
  5. Forests of India
  6. Water Resources
  7. Land Use and Agriculture
  1. Mineral and Power Resources
  2. Transport System of India
  3. Major Industries of India
  4. Communication
  5. Natural Disasters
  6. Population of India
  1. Development
  2. Economy and Government
  3. Rural Development
  4. Public Finance and Budget
english English
  1. Reading Comprehension
  2. Punctuation
  3. Noun
  4. Articles
  5. Adjective
  6. Verb
  7. Prepositions
  1. Conjunction
  2. Tenses
  3. Sentences
  4. Transformation of Sentences
  5. Vocabulary
  6. Writing

Class 12

maths Mathematics
  1. Relations and Functions
  2. Inverse Trigonometric Functions
  3. Matrices
  4. Determinants
  5. Continuity and Differentiability
  6. Application of Derivatives
  7. Integrals
  1. Application of Integrals
  2. Differential Equations
  3. Vector Algebra
  4. Three Dimensional Geometry
  5. Linear Programming
  6. Probability
Physics Physics
  1. Electric Charges and Fields
  2. Electrostatic Potential and Capacitance
  3. Current Electricity
  4. Moving Charges and Magnetism
  5. Magnetism and Matter
  6. Electromagnetic Induction
  7. Alternating Current
  8. Electromagnetic Waves
  1. Ray Optics and Optical Instruments
  2. Wave Optics
  3. Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter
  4. Atoms
  5. Nuclei
  6. Semiconductor Electronics: Materials, Devices and Simple Circuits
  7. Communication Systems
Chemistry Chemistry
  1. The Solid State
  2. Solutions
  3. Electrochemistry
  4. Chemical kinetics
  5. Surface chemistry
  6. General principles and processes of isolation of elements
  7. The p-block elements
  8. The d and f - block elements
  1. Coordination Compounds
  2. Haloalkanes and Haloarenes
  3. Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers
  4. Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids
  5. Amines
  6. Biomolecules
  7. Polymers
  8. Chemistry in Everyday Life
biology Biology
  1. Reproduction in Organisms
  2. Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plants
  3. Human Reproduction
  4. Reproductive Health
  5. Principles of Inheritance and Variation
  6. Molecular Basis of Inheritance
  7. Evolution
  8. Human Health and Diseases
  1. Strategies for Enhancement in Food Production
  2. Microbes in Human Welfare
  3. Biotechnology: Principles and Processes
  4. Biotechnology and its Applications
  5. Organisms and Populations
  6. Ecosystem
  7. Biodiversity and Conservation
  8. Environmental Issues

Exam Pattern of Karnataka Board Stroke 396

  • Each paper carries 100 marks
  • Only the first language paper carries 125 marks
  • Students have 3 hours to answer the paper and an extra 15 minutes for reading the questions and instructions
  • In each paper, the first 20 questions carry one mark and students have choices in answering these objective type questions
  • The next 10 questions also carry one mark each, but do not have any choices. They are fill in the blanks type questions
  • The remaining questions are descriptive or theoretical questions. They carry marks according to their word limits
  • For the descriptive questions, students obtain marks according to their writing style and how they put across all the required points

Exam Dates of Karnataka Board Stroke 396

Class 10

Subject Date Day
23rd March 2018 Friday
Economics 24th March Saturday
Mathematics (Core Subject) 26th March 2018 Monday
English (Second Language)
Kannada (Second Language)
28th March 2018 Wednesday
Science (Core Subject) 2nd April 2018 Monday
Kannada (Third Language) 4th April 2018 Wednesday
Social Science (Core) 6th April 2018 Friday

Class 12

Subject Date Day
1st March 2018 Thursday
Computer Science 3rd March 2018 Saturday
Business Study
5th March 2018 Monday
8th March 2018 Thursday
Mathematics 12th March 2018 Monday
Kannada 14th March 2018 Wednesday
Hindi 15th March 2018 Thursday
English 17th March 2018 Saturday

How to prepare Stroke 396

Preparation Tips for Karnataka Board

Prepare a study plan

For completing the syllabus well ahead in time, it is important that you check the entire syllabus and prepare a detailed study plan. Any comprehensive study plan should include reading the basic study material, followed by a thorough study of additional reference books to gain detailed knowledge on the subject. Practicing a set of questions that test the conceptual understanding of the subject will be helpful. Closer to the exam, go through previous years' question papers and study material to understand the examination pattern.

Also, based on your understanding of the relevant subject, you should decide whether you might need additional tutorials or help to perform better in examinations.

A month before examination

Jot down all important formulae and definitions from every topic and revise them from time to time. Pen down the points which require detailed study and try to follow the paper pattern of the past five years. Going through online tutorials and last minute preparation tips may help in improving your scores.

A day before the examination

You should try to keep your mind refreshed and maintain a steady focus on the paper ahead. The examination venue and timing should be checked against your admit card, that will be uploaded on the official website of the board.

Just before the examination

Try to take a deep breath and feel relaxed before the examination. Optimal self-confidence is the key to a good performance.

Examination time

Make sure you carry pens, pencils, scales, erasers, admit cards, drinking water, etc. Read the questions thoroughly before jumping to a conclusive answer. Try highlighting the key-points that the question demands. Adding charts and diagrams, wherever necessary, often improves readability of the answers. Make sure you mention your name, roll number and other relevant details in the answer sheet.

Sample Papers of Karnataka Board

  • Solving sample papers can give you an idea of the question pattern and prepare you for questions which have never been asked in actual examinations
  • You can read all about the importance of solving sample papers right here!

Previous Years’ Papers of Karnataka Board

Previous years’ papers are important to practice because they help you simulate the real exam. Make sure that you practice more and more so that you can answer questions easily on the day of the exam.

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