11What do you mean by Pre-University College?

Pre-university is simply defined as the study done before entering university for graduation. Usually it lasts from one year to two years. Secondary school leavers can enroll in the pre-university programme of their choice to kick start their higher education journey. Pre-university concept is similar to 10th and 12th Standard as per CBSE and ICSE. Students from outside Karnataka find it difficult to understand 1st PU, 2nd PU or PUC altogether.

Some information about Pre-University Colleges in Karnataka under Karnataka State Secondary Education Examination Board are listed below.


  • Board: You can enroll in any best PU College in banglore which is affiliated to the Department of Pre-University Education, Karnataka.
  • Eligibility: Students who have passed the Karnataka Secondary School Examination (10th Standard / SSLC) or any other examination recognized by the Pre University Education Board of Karnataka are eligible for admission to I Year PUC.
  • Passing Marks: Students must score 35 % in each subject in order to pass the Karnataka 2nd PU exams. Passing marks is also required to be eligible to take Competitive Exams like IIT-JEE, NEET & KCET.
  • Subjects:Science, Commerce and Arts & Humanities are the three streams of study available to all the qualified students. There are altogether 50 subject combinations available for 1st and 2nd PU.


1 SCIENCE Physics,Chemistry,Mathematics,Biology

2 SCIENCE Physics,Chemistry,Mathematics,Computer Science

3 SCIENCE Physics,Chemistry,Mathematics,Electronics

4 SCIENCE Physics,Chemistry,Mathematics,Statistics

5 SCIENCE Physics,Chemistry,Mathematics,Home Science

6 SCIENCE Physics,Chemistry,Mathematics,Geology

7 SCIENCE Chemistry,Biology,Psychology,HomeScience

8 ARTS History,Economics,Sociology,Pol.Sc

9 ARTS History,Economics,Geography,Pol.Sc

10 ARTS History,Economics,Logic,Pol.Sc

11 ARTS History,Economics,Pol.Sc,Opt.Kannada

12 ARTS History,Economics,Geography,Opt.Kannada

13 ARTS History,Economics,Sociology,Opt.Kannada

14 ARTS History,Economics,Pol.Sc,Psychology

15 ARTS History,Education,Economics,Opt.Kannada

16 ARTS History.Education,Pol.Sc,Opt.Kannada

17 ARTS History,Education,Geography,Opt.Kannada

18 ARTS History,Education,Sociology,Opt.Kannada

19 ARTS History,Economics,Sociology,Psychology

20 ARTS History,Sociology,Education,Economics

21 ARTS History,sociology,Education,Pol.Sc

22 ARTS History,Sociology,Education,Geography

23 ARTS History,Economics,Logic,Sociology

24 ARTS History,Economics,Op.Kan, Kar.Music

25 ARTS History,Economics,Op.Kan, Hin.Music

26 ARTS History,Sociology,Op.Kan, Kan.Music

27 ARTS History,Sociology,Psychology,Opt.Kannada

28 ARTS History,Pol.Sc,Education,Economics

29 ARTS History,Pol.Sc,Education,Geography

30 ARTS Economics,Pol.Sc,Education,Sociology

31 ARTS Economics,Pol.Sc,Education,Geography

32 ARTS Economics,Sociology,Pol.Sc,Psychology

33 ARTS Economics,Logic,Sociology,Psychology

34 ARTS History,Economics,Geography,Sociology

35 ARTS History,Economics,Sociology,Kar.Music

36 ARTS History,Economics,Sociology,Hind.Music

37 ARTS History,Economics,Pol.Sc,Kar.Music

38 ARTS History,Economics,Pol.Sc,Hind.Music

39 ARTS History,Economics,Pol.Sc,Basic Mathematics

40 ARTS History,Economics,Sociology,Basic Mathematics

41 ARTS History,Economics,Geography Basic Mathematics

42 ARTS Economics,Sociology,Psychology,Home Sc

43 COMMERCE History,Economics,B.Studies,Accountancy

44 COMMERCE Economics,Geography,B.Studies,Accounts

45 COMMERCE Economics,B.Studies,Accountancy,Comp.Sc

46 COMMERCE Economics,Statistics,B.studies,Accounts

47 COMMERCE B.Studies,Acc,Basic Mathematics,Statistics

48 COMMERCE B.Studies,Acc,Comp.Sc,Statistics

49 COMMERCE B.Studies,Acc,Pol.Sc,Economics

50 COMMERCE B.Studies,Acc,Economics,Basic Mathematics


  1. List of Documents needed for Admission in 1st PU.

Please furnish required documents at the time of Admission along with the Application Form.

For CBSE/ICSE/Other Boards

  •   10th Marks Card- Original
  •   Transfer Certificate(TC) from previous School- Original
  •    Aadhaar Card of student- Xerox Copy
  •    Birth Certificate- Xerox Copy
  •    Study Certificate/ Migration Certificate- Xerox Copy
  •    Income  and Caste Certificate- Xerox Copy
  •  Bank Passbook of Student ( Scholarships will be directly credited to student’s bank account)- Xerox Copy
  •    Photographs- 3 passport size & 2 stamp size

                            For STATE BOARD

  •  10th Marks Card- Original
  •  Transfer Certificate(TC) from previous School- Original
  • Aadhaar Card of student- Xerox Copy
  • Birth Certificate- Xerox Copy
  •  Income  and Caste Certificate- Xerox Copy
  • Bank Passbook of Student ( Scholarships will be directly credited to student’s bank account)- Xerox Copy
  • 5 Photographs- 3 passport size & 2 stamp size

About the Writer:


M.S, IIT Kharagpur 

B.Tech (Mechanical) 

Working as Academic Officer at MVM Group Of Institutions in Pre-University College in banglore for Science & Commerce. Maintaining Institutional effectiveness and Student learning outcomes as per The Karnataka State Secondary Education Examination Board, abbreviated as, KSEEB, is a state education board in the Indian state of Karnataka. A Researcher turned into an Entrepreneur, Revamping trends of Higher Education, Industry 4.0, Rapid Prototyping consultant. An EdTech startup hustler, Additive Manufacturing, Soft Skills Trainer.Design thinking facilitator, STEAM trainer. Subject matter expert in building training/teaching curriculum for industry-specific needs in Additive manufacturing

Leave a Reply