After much anticipation, disputes, clash of opinions etc. the most awaited result for Class 10th Board exams i.e. Madhyamik exams, were declared on Wednesday, July 5, 2020, by the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education. The results have been released in online mode and mark sheets would be distributed later. The total pass percentage this year stands at 86.34% thus setting the highest pass percentage record ever. The top 10 positions on the merit list were shared by a total of 84 candidates.

This year, the pass percentage for male students stands at 89.87 per cent whereas, for female students, it’s 86.07 per cent. The highest pass percentage in the whole of West Bengal was recorded by East Midnapore at 96.59 per cent. This is followed by West Midnapore and the two 24 Parganas (i.e.) North and South 24 Parganas. The percentage of passed students in the state capital of Kolkata stands at 91.07 per cent.

This year, around 10.15 lakh students appeared for the WBBSE 10th exam and the COVID-19 pandemic could not affect the numbers. The exams had concluded by February 27, 2020, and the results are available at the official websites i.e. wbbse.org and wbresults.nic.in.

The Madhyamik exam has been topped by Aritra Pal with 99.14 per cent marks i.e. 694 marks in total. The second rank has been jointly secured by Abhik Das from East Burdwan district and Sayantan Garai from Bankura district. Both of them have scored 693 marks. The third rank on the merit list has been occupied by three students with 690 marks and they are Soumya Pathak from Bankura district, Debasmita Mahapatra from East Midnapore district and Aritrs Maity from North 24 Parganas.

Significantly this year, the students from outside Kolkata have performed far better than the students of the state capital and reportedly, the list of students on the top 10’s merit list published by the Council has hardly anyone from Kolkata city or the Howrah district.

Following the step of many central and state boards to not publish a merit list, the council had previously updated students that due to the ongoing pandemic of COVID-19 no merit list of students would be published, yet on July 15, at 9:30 am, the results and merit list were declared by a press conference of the council after which they were available for the students on the official portal. Students can check their results online by entering their exam roll number on the official website. Candidates are also advised to tale a print out in hard copy to be used for future reference.

The Council has further announced that students would receive their physical mark sheets on July 22, 2020. It’s expected that the results of Higher Secondary i.e. Class 12 exams would also be published by the end of this week (probably July 17, 2020).

The Chief Minister of West Bengal, Ms. Mamta Banerjee has congratulated the students who have passed the 10th exams and wished them luck for their future endeavors.

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