KOLKATA: As many as 86.6% examinees handed the Madhyamik examination this 12 months, in outcomes declared on Friday. However the true that means of this achievement – whereas solely a shade greater than the 86.3% of 2020 – can solely be understood in perspective. What the chilly numbers don’t point out is that the slight decimal-point rise on this 12 months’s outcomes got here regardless of two years of Covid disruptions. The pre-pandemic world of 2020, when that 12 months’s Madhyamik was held, was vastly completely different.

Additionally, in keeping with the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education, a record-shattering 114 college students are occupying this 12 months’s top-10 spots. The outcomes bear testimony to the grit and willpower of examinees, regardless of bodily lessons having been held for fewer than 50 days, a pointy fall from the standard 200.

Metropolis comes fifth in go proportion honour roll


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This 12 months’s Madhyamik, held after two years of Covid disruptions, had two college students sharing the highest spot, with a rating of 693: Arnab Gharai of Ramharipur Ramakrishna Mission Excessive Faculty in Bankura and Rounak Mondal of CMS Faculty Burdwan. An equal quantity – Kaushiki Sarkar of Adarshabani Academy Excessive Faculty in Malda’s Gazole and Rounak Mondal of Ghatal Vidyasagar Excessive Faculty in West Midnapore – secured the second spot, with 692. 4 college students have been declared joint third.

The development within the top-notch performances might be gauged by a comparability with earlier years. This 12 months has 114 college students within the top-10, whereas it was solely 51 in 2019 and 84 in 2020.

To compensate for this 12 months’s studying loss, the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education had decreased the syllabus by 30%. Even then, a major variety of lecturers and college students had feared that the syllabus load could be an excessive amount of, in proportion to the variety of class-days. There have been many who had apprehended excessive dropout charges and college students from distant areas struggling due to the digital divide. However Friday’s outcomes, fortunately, belie these fears.

East Midnapore is, as soon as once more, the main district when it comes to go proportion, adopted by Kalimpong and West Midnapore. Kolkata stands fifth on the success board. College students from the districts have grabbed all however one spot within the high 10. Additionally, there have been 1,82,802 AA grades (over 90% rating) in a topic this 12 months, up from 1,78,791 in 2020.

There are, nonetheless, some areas of concern. Metropolis faculty principals stated the excessive go proportion might be defined by the “common efficiency” of a lot of college students. But, some metropolis colleges which have all the time had solely first divisions in its ranks are in shock, with some college students getting second division this 12 months. “There are 39 authorities colleges within the state the place 3.2% college students have failed, which is uncommon in Madhyamik,” stated Saugata Basu, normal secretary, West Bengal Authorities Faculty Teaches’ Affiliation. “This can be a reflection of challenges that college students have confronted through the pandemic.”

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