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West Bengal: In Covid-hit year, 98% students clear their Class 12 exam

The West Bengal Council for Higher Secondary Education (WBCHSE) announced its 12th grade result Thursday, with 97.69% of candidates passing the exam, up from 90.13% last year.

At a press conference, WBCHSE President Mohua Das announced that a female student from Murshidabad had topped the exam with 499 points out of 500.

The 12th grade exams could not be held this year due to: COVID-19 limits and grades were based on the students’ previous academic performance.

According to the council, 99.28% of science students passed the exams; 99.08% in trade; and 97.39% in the arts.

“A total of 86 candidates entered the top 10. For the first time in our history, a minority girl from Murshidabad region scored 499 points out of 500, ”Das said. The student’s name was not disclosed as the council did not officially announce the list of merit.

According to the WBCHSE, a total of 8,19,202 students were evaluated, of which 3,19,327 fell into the first category.

Compared to 30,220 last year, only 9,013 students received an O (90-100 percent) this year. Likewise, 49,370 students scored A + (80–90 percent) versus 84,746 last year.

“Although the number of students receiving O and A + grades is significantly lower compared to last year, the number of B + grades (60-69 percent) increased to 1.65 186 from 1.10 265 last year. The number of students receiving an ‘A’ grade (70-79 percent) dropped slightly to 95,758 from 96,825 last year, ”added Das.

Das said that from July 23, the bills will be issued to schools from 52 of the council’s tent offices.



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