West Bengal Increases Seats In Govt Schools To Accommodate All Successful Students In Madhyamik Exams

Kolkata: A day after the Madhyamik (Class 10th State Board) results were announced, the Board of Higher Education of West Bengal has increased the number of seats in all government schools. In a bid to accommodate all successful students, the seats have been increased from 275 to 400 and the entry notification for 11th standard students has been revised, a leading daily Indian Express report said.Read also – West Bengal reports first COVID-19 death in a week

According to the report, the council has reduced the percentage points for admission into the science department. Students who have received 35 per cent this year will be eligible to apply for the Science category in Class 11, instead of the previous 45 per cent. Also Read – Design Curriculum to Help Students Find Employment: Bengal Minister for Education Institutions

The decision to increase the number of seats in schools has been taken in view of the large number of students who passed the secondary examination this year. Expressing a senior official in the Department of Education, the Express reports that this will help students gain access to the 11th grade. See also – From mountains to beaches: 5 places to visit near Kolkata for a quick weekend getaway

The officer noted that the department has seen a declining trend in the number of students choosing the science department over the past ten years. “In an effort to encourage them to take up science, we have decided to reduce the percentage required by the minimum,” he said.

The West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) on Friday published the WBBSE 10th Result 2022, which contains 9,49,927 students. 86.60% have passed the Class 10 examination. Arnab Ghorai of Ramakrishna Mission High School, Bankura, and Raunak Mondal of Burdwan CMS School topped with 693 points.

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