West Bengal Board Class 10 result out, East Midnapore gets highest pass percentage
West Bengal Board result 2018: West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) declared the Class 10 exam (Madhyamik) result on Wednesday.Board Exams 2018 Updated: Jun 06, 2018 10:47 IST
The West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) announce the result of the Madhyamik (Secondary or Class 10) examination on Wednesday.
The pass percentage went down to 85.49% from 85.75% last year. Sanjivani Debnath of Suniti Academy in the north Bengal district of Cooch Behar stood first scoring 689 out of 700 (or 98.4%). Out of the 23 districts, students of East Midnapore recorded the maximum pass percentage with 96.13% followed by West Midnapore at 91.75% and Kolkata at 91.11%. Among the differently abled candidates, the pass percentage stood at 88.82%.
This year 11,02,921 students appeared for the Madhyamik as against 10,71,846 last year.
For the second consecutive year in a row girls outnumbered boys in taking the Class 10 board exams, known as Madhyamik, conducted by the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE). The number of girls who sat for the exams, held from March 12 to 21, was 6,21,366, which is 56% of the total examinees. Numbering 4,81,555 , the boys constituted 44% of the examinees.
A special feature of this year’s examination was that for the first time examinations were also conducted in Santhali (Ol Chiki) script. A total of 832 students took the examinations in Ol Chiki script.
The overall pass percentage in Madhyamik 2017 was 82.98%. The pass percentage of boys was 86.34% and 79.62% for girls.
Even in the class 12 board exams or the Uccha Madhyamik examination, the number of girls was more than the boys. The number of girl students appeared for the exam, conducted by the West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education (WBCHSE) from March 27 to April 11, was 4,70,548, which is 60% of the total examinees.
The total number of examinees this time was 8,26,029 as against 7,73,029 in 2017.
Several students of class 12 could not sit for examinations of certain subjects in the Asansol- Raniganj areas of West Burdwan district of the state as communal riots broke out there over Ram Navami processions.
Both the WBBSE and the WBCHSE imposed certain restrictions this year to avert question papers leak and mass cheating. All sealed packets of question papers contained microchips that could send signals to their respective central server room if the sealed packets were opened before five minutes from the commencement of examinations.
Examinees were also barred from entering the examination halls with mobile phones, digital watches and calculators.
First Published: May 28, 2018 14:09 IST