An estimated 83.75 per cent students of the total 8,04,895 examinees passed class XII examinations, conducted by the West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education (WBCHSE), as per the results announced today.
This year, 8,04,895 candidates sat for the examination, of whom 6,63,516 students passed, the WBCHSE said in a statement.
Ritvick Kumar Sahoo (493) of Tamluk Hamilton School secured the second spot with 98.6 per cent marks.
Timir Baron Das, Saswata Roy jointly took the third spot securing 490 marks.
Among the girls, Arkadipta Ghosh and Anima Garai jointly secured first spot, having scored 97.2 per cent each and both ranked fifth in overall. While Ghosh is from Jadavpur Vidyapith, Garai took the exams from Bankura Ranibandh School.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee told reporters at the state secretariat that around 200 students - comprising toppers in Secondary, Higher Secondary, ICSE and CBSE examinations and the topper in Ol Chiki in this year's Secondary Examination - will be felicitated at a function at Netaji Indoor Stadium on June 11.
The next day, the toppers in Madrasa and High Madrasa Board exams will also be felicitated at Nabanna, she said.
Banerjee also called up Sengupta during the day and wished him success.
In this year's Higher Secondary Examination, a total of 5,248 candidates received O grade (90 - 100 per cent) while 41,428 candidates got A+ grade (80-100 marks).
An estimated 2,50.961 students got first division (over 60 per cent marks).
The Higher Secondary examinations were held from March 27 to April 11 this year.
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