The West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination Board (WBJEEB) announced the results of the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination (WBJEE) on Friday, with 98.5% of students settling their papers. Students affiliated with the Central Board for Secondary Education (CBSE) topped the “Top-10” merit list by securing the top two spots.
WBJEEB President Malayendu Saha announced the top 10 list comprising six students from CBSE board and two students from Council of Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) and West Bengal Board of Secondary Education superior (WBCHSE). Incidentally, the first and second tier holders shared the same name – Himanshu Shekhar from Barrackpore Central Model School in North 24 Parganas district dominated the exam while his namesake from Nirman Vidya Jyoti School in Siliguri, in North Bengal, was second.
“The announcement confused me because I didn’t understand if I was first or second. But when the name of my school was announced, I realized that I was ahead of the exam. It feels good to secure the front row. Congratulations to my namesake who is second,” said Himanshu, the first-rank holder. His namesake, Himansu, the second-rank holder, said he wanted to study computer science in an IIT. “I never thought I would get such a good result. I want to study computer science.
Saptarshi Mukherjee from the Future Foundation School in Kolkata – affiliated with CISCE – was third. Janhvi Shaw from South Point School in Kolkata finished fourth.
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Fifth position, however, went to Koustav Chowdhury of Cooch Behar Jenkins School, which is affiliated with the WBCHSE.
This year, the WBJEE was held on April 30 in 277 centers – 274 in West Bengal, two in Assam and one in Tripura. A total of 1,14,013 students registered for the exam, of whom 81,393 (80.26%) sat.
A total of 80,132 students (98.5%) passed the exam, of which 58,623 (73.2%) are male and 21,509 (26.8%) are female. Out of the total number of successful students, 61,794 are from West Bengal while 18,338 are from other states.
Of the successful students, 41,839 (52.2%) are from the WBCHSE council, 22,227 (27.74%) from the CBSE council, and 2,146 (2.68%) from the CISCE council and 13,920 (17. 37%) from other state councils. .
According to district performance in West Bengal, North 24 Parganas, Kolkata, West Midnapore, East Midnapore and Hooghly topped the list.
“This year, 20% more students sat for the exam than last year. Registration for the successful student council will begin the third week of August,” Saha said.