Kolkata: Again students from the districts continued to dominate the merit list of the Higher Secondary Examinations, the results of which were declared on Friday.
71 out of the 80 students whose names figured in this list are from the districts. As per statistics of the West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education, 80 percent of the minority students have passed the examination this year. Another striking feature of this year’s results has been the success of the minority students.
This is the first time in five years Arts student topped the HS examination. Granthan Sengupta from Jalpaiguri Zilla School in Jalpaiguri district topped the exam after scoring 496 marks out of 500 (99.2 per cent). He is the first student from Arts stream to top the exam in five years.
The West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education (WBCHSE) announced the West Bengal HS results today on wbresults.nic.in or wbbse.org with 83.75 students clearing the Class 12th examination. The result was declared at 10.30 am on Friday.
The overall pass percentage in the 2018 exam is 83.75 percent. Out of the 8.25 lakh students who had enrolled, 8.09 lakh appeared for the exam, of which, around 6.63 lakh students passed the exam.
The second position has been bagged by Ritwik Kumar Sahoo (493) of Tamluk Hamilton High School with 98.6 percent. Ritwik had earlier topped from Bengal in NEET with an all-India rank of 13.
The third position went to two students while the fourth place has been bagged by six students including Joydeep Bhowmick of Manindra Nath High School in Cooch Behar. Among the OBC-A category, Sariful Islam of Pandua Sasi Bhusan Saha High School in Hooghly came fifth with 97.2 percent marks.
Despite ranking sixth in terms of success rate, Hooghly secured the highest share of 13 merit list holders. East Midnapore which has clinched the top spot in the Madhyamik examination in terms of successful candidates came up with the highest success rate of 91.98 percent.
A total of 8,04,895 candidates appeared for the exams that were held between March 27 and April 11. The total number of successful candidates have been 6,63,516. The exams registered participation of 53 percent girls which is six percent higher than last year.