The West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education today announced the results for class 12 or Uccha Madhyamik. According to a report, around 83.75% students have managed to clear the examination. Moreover, a boy who had opted for Humanities stream has topped the board with 99.2%. Granthan Sengupta was a student of Jalpaiguri District School. Notably, this year, the West Bengal Board Class 12 result was declared by the board within 58 days from the date of the last examination held.

The report further suggests that in as many as 18 districts of the state, Girls outshined boys in the board exams. 53% girls cleared the exam this year as compared to 47% of boys. Arkadipta Ghosh from Jadavpur Vidyapith scored 97.2%, who topped in overall girl’s category and has bagged  5th position overall along with Aritro Roy from Pathfinder Public School.

Notably, the students from East Midnapore and Kalimpong districts have scored above 90% marks and around 2, 50,961 have secured first division marks. However, this batch of students failed to cross the passing percentage of its previous batch of 2017. Notably, the statistics from WBCHSE council show that 84.20% of the students had qualified the higher secondary examination in 2017 as against the passing percentage of 83.75 percent in 2018.

On a closer look, in an attempt to motivate young minds for pursuing higher education, the Board introduced a new pattern of evaluation in the year 2015. According to sources, the question bank had 40 %  1 markers, including multiple choice questions and the rest was scaled between 2 and 5 mark questions. Moreover, the students were given 20 marks project for the subject which had no practical exam. The West Bengal Board conducted the Higher Secondary class 12 examinations from 27 March to 11 April this year.

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