In a first in the history of Higher Secondary examination, as many as 137 students feature in the top 10 merit list. The West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Examination on Monday declared the 12th class examination result and also published the merit list. The pass percentage this year stood at 86.29% which is almost a 3% increase than last year (83.75%).
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WBCHSE president Mohua Das while announcing the results said, This is for the first time in the history of 12th class examination that 137 students have got a place in the top ten merit list.
Rajarshee Barman from Cooch Behar and Sovan Mondal from Birbhum stood first after getting 498 out of total 500 marks (99.60%). Six students came shared second with 496 marks (99.20%). Out of 137 students in the merit list, 37 are girls students. The examination this year was held between March 26 and March 13. The results have been announced within 74 days after holding the examination.
This year about 7,77,263 students appeared in the examination. This time, there 6.26 per cent more girls students than their boy's counterparts. The passing percentage of boys stood at 87.44% while the same for girls attained at 85.30%. East Midnapore district topped in recording more 90% above results followed by Kolkata, West Midnapore and Kalimpong.
The passing percentage for minority students is 81.55% and for Tapasili students it is 80.45%. About 5,248 students have received O grade.
About 2,63,159 students have got 60% of more marks which is 12,188 students more than last year.
The passing percentage for Urdu students is 94.20% and the same for Santhali students is 91.40%. The exam results will be distributed from 56 centres.
A total of 12 students were caught with mobile during the board examinations, following which their whole examinations were cancelled.
Last year, Granthan Sengupta from Jalpaiguri Zilla School topped the examination scoring 496 marks out of 500 (99.2%) to become the first student from the Arts stream to top the examination in five years. A total of 83.75% of students passed the Higher Secondary examination successfully last year that was announced on June 8, 2018.