West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) has announced the WB Madhyamik of Class 10 results 2021 today, July 20, 2021, at 10:00 am. Results have been published on the official websites wbresults.nic.in as well as wbbse.wb.gov.in. Students can also check their results on certain third-party or private websites like indiaresult.com and exametc.com. While the results were officially published at 10:00 am, a press conference announcing the same began at 9:00 am.
This year, the state board has passed all students without releasing any merit or rank list. The reason being that the Class 10 board exams were cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, students were assessed based on alternate evaluation criteria and not through written exams.
The WB Madhyamik 2021 results published online merely inform students about their overall performance in Class 10. WBBSE shall hand over the mark sheets and admit cards to the respective schools today. The board’s camp offices have been assigned the responsibility of distributing mark sheets to schools. Moreover, the heads of schools must collect the required documents from these camp offices. Thereafter, as per the instructions given by the respective schools, students must collect their official mark sheets.
WBBSE authorities have laid down certain guidelines for students to collect their mark sheets, admit cards and passing certificates from schools. An official notification regarding the same was recently released by the authorities. Accordingly, no candidate or student is permitted to collect the documents on his own. His/her parent or guardian has to collect the same. Secondly, guardians are instructed to follow all the COVID-19 protocols such as sanitising hands, wearing a mask and maintaining social distancing. Along with guardians, these protocols must also be followed by the institutions.
This year, WB Class 10 or Madhyamik were cancelled due to the surge in coronavirus cases. The state board had to come up with a different methodology to assess students in a fair manner. Thereafter, results were curated based on a 50:50 formula – 50% weightage given to Class 9 performance and the remaining 50% to internal assessments in Class 10. A total of 10,79,749 students had registered for the Class 10 exams. Due to exam cancellation, all students have been promoted to Class 11. Therefore, the passing percentage this year is 100% as opposed to 86.34% last year.
As per official records, a record 79 students have managed to acquire the highest marks i.e., 697 out of 700. Last year, the highest was 694 out of 700 scored by Aritha Pal followed by Santanyan Gorai and Aveek Das. Moreover, a total of 10,17,261 candidates had registered for the Class 10 board exams out of which 86.34% of students passed. This pass percentage was higher than the pass percentage in 2019 – 86.07%.