Kolkata: Next year, The Uccha Madhyamik exams will be held from February 26 to March 13. 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.
In order to boost the scores of the students, the WBCHSE introduced a new pattern of evaluation in 2015. The question paper had about 40 percent one mark questions, including multiple choice questions and the rest, were scored between two and five mark questions.
Subjects with no practical exam were given a project for 20 marks. But, the most progress was seen in the year 2017, with 84.20 percent of the students fairing well in the higher secondary examinations.
West Bengal Higher Secondary Examination results published on Friday surprised several students as Granthan Sengupta from humanities stream secured the first position with 99.2% marks. His aggregate is 496 out of 500. “After the new syllabus was introduced back in 2015, this is the first time when a candidate from arts stream has topped the results.
This shows that even humanities students are capable of outperforming science candidates,” said President of West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Examination, Mohua Das.