Karnataka’s exam board studies other States in bid to push II PU result to 70%


The Karnataka School Examination and Evaluation Board (KSEAB) has submitted a report to the government, based on a study of examination systems in place in other States, with a view to improving II PUC results in the State. This is part of KSEAB’s efforts to achieve a 70% pass percentage in the March 2023 examination. The percentage passed in 2022 was just under 62%.

The board members visited Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Delhi to study the Class 12 curriculum, examination pattern, examination system and other details before submitting a report to the Karnataka Government for further action.

Exam pattern Motivation to study in other States

In the history of pre-university education, II PUC result has never gone beyond 62% in Karnataka. In 2022, the State achieved 61.88%, which is the highest utilization percentage ever. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the lockdown, the government canceled the PUC II year exam in 2021 and promoted all candidates, including repeaters. In 2020, the council achieved a result of 61.80%. The figure was 61.73% in 2019. In previous years, the result was less than 60%.

Now, the II PUC exam is conducted by KSEAB (earlier Pre-University Education Council) and has decided to improve the results. Hence, study the 12th standard exam systems in other States.

Options before the table

Previously, the PUE Council carried out a project to identify students who need help and help them achieve at least passing grades. Conducting Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) based examination for II PU students is also under discussion in the department.

KSEAB director (examination) HN Gopalakrishna said the hindu, “To improve the State II PU result, we conducted a study of the examination system in southern states and CBSE-Delhi and submitted the report to the State Govt. We made many proposals to improve the result and we are waiting for the government’s decision.”

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