Department of Pre-University Education, KarnatakaPUC Karnataka Arts Class 12
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English Class 12 PUC Karnataka Arts Department of Pre-University Education, Karnataka Topics and Syllabus

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Department of Pre-University Education, Karnataka Syllabus For Class 12 English: Knowing the Syllabus is very important for the students of Class 12. Shaalaa has also provided a list of topics that every student needs to understand.

The Department of Pre-University Education, Karnataka Class 12 English syllabus for the academic year 2022-2023 is based on the Board's guidelines. Students should read the Class 12 English Syllabus to learn about the subject's subjects and subtopics.

Students will discover the unit names, chapters under each unit, and subtopics under each chapter in the Department of Pre-University Education, Karnataka Class 12 English Syllabus pdf 2022-2023. They will also receive a complete practical syllabus for Class 12 English in addition to this.

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Department of Pre-University Education, Karnataka Class 12 English Revised Syllabus

Department of Pre-University Education, Karnataka Class 12 English and their Unit wise marks distribution

Department of Pre-University Education, Karnataka Class 12 English Course Structure 2022-2023 With Marking Scheme

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100 Romeo and Juliet

An extract from one of Shakespeare’s famous plays that speaks of passionate love.


This poetic outpouring of feelings of love with appropriate imagery and diction aims to give learners an opportunity to see how a master artist handles the theme of love and how his rendering stands apart.

200 Too Dear

A short story that presents the case of an offender and satirises the impractical measures taken by those in power in dealing with it.


The unit aims to sensitise the learners about the whims and fancies of the ruling class and make them reflect on how these affect the governance. It also makes them aware of the vanity of human greed for power and the futile means of its exercise.

300 On Children

A poem that speaks of the role of parents in raising children.


The poem serves as an iconoclast deconstructing the established beliefs and customs that dictate the attitudes of parents towards children.

400 Everything I Need to Know I Learned in the Forest

An essay that speaks of the role of environment in human life focussing on the countless lessons nature imparts.


This unit aims to make students think about the myriad ways of environment that affect and shape the course of human life on earth. It also makes them imbibe a healthy, scientific and indigenous attitude towards the natural world.

500 A Sunny Morning

A One Act Play that comically presents the meeting of two ‘once upon a time’ lovers in a park.


The One Act Play makes students realise the intricacies of human relations and attitudinal changes that are brought about by change of circumstances with regard to time, space and social status. The play provides a comic relief with its deftly woven plot and presentation.

600 When You Are Old

A poem that speaks of the temporal nature of physical beauty and upholds the perennial beauty of soul.


The poem presents two states of beauty; one at the physical level and the other at the spiritual level. It aims to persuade the learners to reflect upon the transitory quality of love based on physical beauty and makes them appreciate the beauty of soul which is stable and eternal.

700 The Gardener

A short story with a unique narrative technique that presents the strained relations of rivals.


The short story provides insights into the strange and enigmatic human relations with all their complexity and variety. It makes the learners aware of the cosmic dimensions of rivalry and tries to equip them with an understanding of not only human nature with its strengths and weaknesses but also the enmity between countries.

800 To the Foot from Its Child

A poem that explores the limitations imposed on one’s human potential by oneself and society.


This poem aims to sensitise learners about the endless possibilities of human accomplishments. It also draws their attention to how these possibilities are thwarted as men and women grow up facing harsh realities of life losing their imagination and dreams.

900 I Believe Books Will Never Disappear

An interview that presents the views of a distinguished writer on life, literature and books.


The interview serves as a window through which one can witness the vicissitudes of life, the making of the literary art, the alluring world of books and so on. It provides an unparalleled access to the enlightening world of a writer and thinker.

1000 Heaven, If You Are Not on Earth

A poem that defines heaven in an altogether different perspective.


This unit aims to make students aware that the traditional concept of heaven can be reconstructed and reinvented by realising that it can be created on the earth with human effort and by living in harmony with one’s surrounding physical and social set up.

1100 Japan and Brazil Through a Traveler'S Eye

A travelogue that illustrates the ethos of two countries with the people’s manners and way of looking at things.


The unit introduces the learners to different ways of living in two culturally and ethnically distinct countries in the world. The endearing account of the people and their social behaviour makes the learners look at different cultures with empathy.

1200 The Voter

A short story set in an African context that depicts the dilemma of a person involved in the process of electioneering.


The short story, in the first place, speaks of a person’s predicament when he is compelled to get into an embarrassing situation. Secondly, it throws light on the role of electorate in a democratic set up providing insights into man’s individualistic and mass behaviour.

1300 Where There is a Wheel

An essay that elaborates the concept of women empowerment through the simple act of bicycling.


The essay explains how a simple act like learning to ride a bicycle can bring about a considerable change in the lives of people and empower them. The fact filled article based on contemporary reality shows how bicycling has taken the shape of a movement in the rural areas of Pudukottai district in Tamil Nadu.

1400 Water

A poem that explores the countless forms of social discrimination and injustice with the metaphor of water.


The poem speaks of how water has stood witness to acts of oppression in the name of religion, caste and creed. It traces the trail of inhuman practices that prevail in society over several generations. The poem also speaks of how water, a natural resource, has become a commodity in the contemporary market regulated world.

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