# Type IIB string theory is chiral. Do there exist non-chiral II SUGRA theories?

Type IIB string theory is chiral. Do there exist non-chiral $\mathcal{N}=2$ II SUGRA theories? The answer is apparently yes. Additionally how do we understand the fact that Type IIB SUGRA is chiral and $\mathcal{N}=2$ SUSY gauge theory is (famously) non-chiral? What is the relation or what should I think about the non-chirality of extended susy and chirality of extended SUGRA?

In fact the answer is "yes", the non-chiral type $II$ sugra thoery is called type $II$ A. You can obtain it by dimensional reduction from the $M$-theory sugra in $d=11$. The (massless) spectrum of type $II$ B contains spinor representations of just one chirality (which one is matter of convention), while type $II$ A contains representations of both chiralities.
The fact you say about the $\mathcal{N}=2$ supergauge theory is true in $d=4$, but not in general.