The two students who have managed to secure their places are Shreyans Chatterjee and Srijita Das. Both have ranked ninth. Shreyans is a student of Narendrapur Ramkrishna Mission while Srijita is from Sarada Vidyapith High School.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has congratulated all the rank holders of the Madhyamik examination and a certificate of appreciation would be issued to them from Nabanna soon. She had also expressed her best wishes to the successful students.
State Education Minister Partha Chatterjee also conveyed his best wishes to the students who have successfully passed the Madhyamik examination.
Interestingly, this year 66 students have found place in the top ten list. Souvik Barman from Mathabhanga High School in Cooch Behar stood first in the Madhyamik examination this year with 683 marks. Three students have jointly ranked second with 682 marks. They are Titas Dubey from Simlapal Mangalmoyee Balika Vidyamandir in Bankura, Debdatta Paul Qhutiabazar Binodini Girls High School and Ramik Dutta from Dubrajpur Sri Sri Barada Vidyapith all ranking second.
Debdatta is the first among the girl students. Two candidates Subhrajit Mandal Chakdah Ramlal Academy in Nadia jointly ranked third along with Anik Ghosh Rampurhat Jitendralal Vidya Bhavan in Birbhum. They have scored 681 marks.
Five students have jointly ranked fourth. They are Aniket Misra from Gyandeep Vidyapith High School, Koustav Roy from Katwa, Tanuja Das from Alipurduar, Rajdip Gangopadhyay from and Ratnadeep Bhattacharya both from Balurghat High School securing 680 marks. Nine candidates have found place in the 5 rank. In the sixth position there are two students and 5 students have jointly secured seventh position.
Ten candidates have occupied eighth position, 15 candidates in 9th rank while 14 students have jointly ranked 10th. According to an administrator of the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education, a total 11,55,156 candidates were enrolled for the Madhyamik examination among which 11,44,097 appeared, of which 9,28,046 have passed the examination.
Around 53,178 examiners were involved in the entire processes of conducting the Madhyamik examination, among which 1,080 were head examiners and 4,890 scrutinisers. The board had made adequate arrangements so that the mark-sheets of candidates are smoothly handed over to the schools’ representatives. All the schools were distributed the mark-sheets and certificates from various camp offices from 10 am on Tuesday.
The number of total candidates appearing the examination has increased this year and the pass percentage has also gone up to 82.74. Around 11,16,407 more number of candidates appeared this year Madhyamik examination. This year, there is a significant rise of female candidates than their male counterparts. Girl candidates were 6,24,308 in number whereas the boy students
Most rank holders aspire to become doctors
Many of the students who have secured ranks in this year’s Madhyamik examination have expressed their aim to become a doctor so that they can serve the people of the country. Debdatta Paul who has ranked second from the Ghutiabazar Binodini Girls High School in Hooghly dreams of becoming a doctor. She stood first among the girls.
Debdatta has been good student from her childhood and came to know about the result when her name was flashed in the news channels. She along with her family members were watching the TV channels from 9 am when the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education administrator was reading out the names of the 66 candidates securing positions in top ten.
As her name was not correctly spelt while reading out the names of the successful candidates on the television, Debdatta and her family members were eagerly waiting to listen to the name of the school where the student had appeared.
The moment it was announced that the girl was from Ghutiabazar Binodini Girls High School in Hooghly, all the members of the Paul family jumped in joy.
They started receiving telephone calls from the relatives expressing the best wishes for such an outstanding performance in the examination. Debdatta was, however, confident that she would perform well in the examination but she never thought she could secure the second position in the West Bengal. “I never thought that I would rank second. Our school teachers predicted that I could score up to 650.
“My parents also assured me that I may find a place in the merit list. We are no so excited after hearing the result,” said Debdatta.
She said that she want to become a good doctor and to serve the people in the country. She has no desire to go outside the country as she feels that it is their duty to serve the country. At the same time she wished that the infrastructure of our country in the education sector improves. In pass time she loves to read detective stories like Feluda, Bomkesh and also sings Rabindra Sangeet. Tanuja Das has ranked fourth Kamakhyaguri Girls’ High School in Alipurduar. She also wants to be a doctor.
Apart from study she loves to play badminton, cricket and football with some of her younger friends at her native place in Cooch Behar. She said that she used to play with her friends some days before the Madhyamik examinations. She believes that thoroughly reading the test books is the one of the key to success.
Disha Hore Habra Kamini Kumar Girls High School in North 24-Parganas has secured ninth position in the merit list. She has, however, wished to study in Mathematics after the Higher Secondary Examinations. She had a love for mathematics from the childhood. She said that her father who has inspired her to develop love for the subject. She also loves to study story books.
Sanket Bhattacharya who has ranked tenth also expressed his desire of becoming a doctor. He had a long fascination for the doctors and started growing with the dream. Besides study watching cricket matches is his favourite pass time.