With Sougata Das from East Midnapur scoring a massive 694 and secured the first position in this year’s Madhyamik examinations, he has set a record of sorts. The Madhyamik top score of 694 is the highest till date in the history of West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) results. Districts outperformed Kolkata in terms of merit list. The trend showed poor results in science group subjects compared to the previous year.
The WBBSE published Madhyamik results 2019 on Tuesday and pass percentage has significantly increased from last year. The total number of candidates, which appeared for this year’s examination was 10,50,397 and the total number of successful candidates are 8,76,694. The pass percentage of male candidates is 89.97 followed by 82.87 per cent female candidates. The overall pass percentage is 86.07 per cent.
Last year, the pass percentage was 85.49 per cent. This year, 12.56 per cent more girl candidates appeared than their male counterparts. The total number of female candidates which appeared are 5,32,731 and male candidates 4,37,750.
Fifty one candidates stand out in the top 10 merit list of which 21 are girls. Though the overall pass percentage has increased and the highest score reached 99.14 per cent but the total percentage of students scoring above 90 per cent is near about one per cent. The total number of candidates who secured AA (above 90 percent) are 8,504. The number of students who secured A+ (80 to 89 marks) are 23,488. 73 candidates’ examination was cancelled this year owing to consistent leak of question papers in WhatsApp. The Board was later forced to involve the cyber crime department to nab the culprits.
Last year, this number was 17.
This year, numbers in AA in science group subjects (Mathematics, Physical Science, and Life Science) have decreased miserably. Last year, the total number of students who received AA in Mathematics was 30,614 whereas this year the number dropped down to 22,653. The total number of students who received above 90 per cent in Physical Science in 2018 was 24,685 whereas this is it is 11,309. In life science, it was 40,297 in 2018 and this year it is 21,689.
Like previous year, the pass percentage in East Midnapore is the highest (96.10 percent) followed by Kolkata (92.13 percent), West Midnapore 91.78 percent. Sougata Das, who bagged the first position, scored 100 in Mathematics, Physical Science and Geography and 99 in second Language, Life Science and History.
In the second position, two girls ~ Shreyashi Paul, from Falakata Girls High School, Alipurduar and Debasmita Saha from Ila Devi Girls High School, Coochbehar ~ topped with 691 score.. In third position Camellia Roy from Raiganj Girls High School, Raiganj,Bratin Mondal from Santipur Municipal high school, Nadia have secured 689 marks.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi congratulated the students. This year, the examination commenced on 12 February and ended on 22 February. The results were published within 88 days after the completion of examination.