Kolkata: Overall 83.65 percent students have cleared the West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education ( WBCHSE) examination this year.
The results were announced this morning in Kolkata. Compared to the last year, 1.27 percent more students have passed this time.
Swagatam Haldar of Panchasayar Shiksha Niketan has topped the merit list with 495 marks.
Among the girls, Nilanjana Saha of Arambagh Balika Vidyalaya in Arambagh has bagged the top honour.
She has also bagged the overall third place among the boys and girls with 490 marks.
In all, 2, 42, 740 students have passed in first division.
51 percent of the total examinees were girls.
The district with the highest number of candidates clearing the exam is East Midnapore, where 90 percent of the candidates have passed.
Over 7, 97,000 students appeared in the exam held in February.