Karnataka Board Exams 2024: PUC Starts March 1, SSLC Follows on March 25

Bengaluru, January 18, 2024: Students in Karnataka preparing for their crucial board exams can finally mark their calendars. The Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board (KSEEB) today released the final dates for the 2024 Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) and Pre-University College (PUC) examinations.

According to the schedule, the II PUC exams will kick off on March 1st and conclude on March 22nd, 2024. Students across all streams – Science, Arts, and Commerce – will face their respective papers during this three-week period.

For those gearing up for the SSLC exams, the wait is slightly longer. Their exams will begin on March 25th and continue until April 6th, 2024. Both sets of exams will start with the first language paper, providing a smooth entry point into the exam season.

The announcement brings welcome relief to the nearly 20 lakh students who were eagerly awaiting the dates. With a clear timeline in place, they can now focus their preparation strategies and finalize their study plans.

KSEEB has also released the detailed timetables for both exams, which are available on their official website (kseab.karnataka.gov.in).

Key Takeaways:

  • II PUC Exams: March 1st to March 22nd, 2024
  • SSLC Exams: March 25th to April 6th, 2024
  • Both exams begin with first language paper

Karnataka II PUC Exam Timetable 2024:

DateSubject
March 1, WednesdayKannada Language
March 2, ThursdayEnglish Language
March 3, FridaySecond Language (Sanskrit/Urdu/Tamil/Hindi/Telugu/Marathi/French/Malayalam)
March 4, SaturdayMathematics
March 5, SundayPolitical Science
March 6, MondayHistory
March 7, TuesdayEconomics
March 8, WednesdayBiology
March 9, ThursdayPhysics
March 10, FridayChemistry
March 11, SaturdayAccountancy/Business Studies/Home Science/Psychology
March 12, SundayGeography/Geology/Computer Science/Electronics/Sociology
March 13, MondayOptional Language (Sanskrit/Urdu/Tamil/Hindi/Telugu/Marathi/French/Malayalam)
March 14, TuesdayPHE/Fine Arts/Biotechnology/Statistics/Music/Logic
March 15, WednesdayModel papers distribution to the schools
March 16, ThursdayModel papers solving session by teachers in the schools
March 17, FridayRevision and doubt clearance session by teachers in the schools
March 18, Saturday – March 21, TuesdayHolidays
March 22, WednesdayRevision and doubt clearance session by teachers in the schools

Karnataka SSLC Exam Timetable 2024:

DateSubject
March 25, MondayFirst Language (Kannada/Urdu/Tamil/Hindi/Telugu/Marathi/French/Malayalam)
March 26, TuesdaySecond Language (English)
March 27, WednesdayMathematics
March 28, ThursdayScience
March 29, FridaySocial Science
March 30, SaturdayOptional Language (Sanskrit/Urdu/Tamil/Hindi/Telugu/Marathi/French/Malayalam)
March 31, SundayModel papers distribution to the schools
April 1, MondayModel papers solving session by teachers in the schools
April 2, TuesdayRevision and doubt clearance session by teachers in the schools
April 3, WednesdayHolidays
April 4, ThursdayRevision and doubt clearance session by teachers in the schools
April 5, FridayRevision and doubt clearance session by teachers in the schools
April 6, SaturdayRevision and doubt clearance session by teachers in the schools

Student Reactions:

The announcement has been met with mixed reactions from students across the state. Some expressed relief at having a definitive schedule, while others voiced concerns about the short time frame for preparation.

“I’m glad we finally have the dates,” said Kavya, a PUC student from Bengaluru. “It was getting stressful just waiting for the announcement. Now I can focus on my studies and make a proper plan.”

However, another student, Rahul, from Mysuru, expressed anxiety. “The exams are starting quite early, and I feel like I need more time to revise everything,” he said.

What’s Next for Students:

With the dates confirmed, students can now:

  • Download the detailed timetables and familiarize themselves with the exam schedule.
  • Identify areas of weakness and focus their revision accordingly.
  • Develop a study plan and stick to it for dedicated preparation.
  • Take care of their mental and physical well-being to handle the exam pressure.

Wishing all students appearing for the Karnataka PUC and SSLC exams the very best in their preparations!

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