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Boys outperform girls in WBJEE 2018

Kolkata: Boys have outshined girls in the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination 2018, the merit list of which was published on Wednesday, with schools from the city dominating the top ranks.
Ayushi Vidyanta is the sole female ranker who secured 10th position in the merit list. She is from FIITJEE, Vishakhapatnam. Avinandan Bose from South Point High School ranked 1st, followed by Dedipya Ray from Hariyana Vidya Mandir in Salt Lake and Archisman Saha from DPS Ruby Park.
The maximum number of students who have passed the examination are from West Bengal Council of Higher Education (WBCHE), accounting for 47% of the total number of candidates, while 28% students are from Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). About 13% of the successful students are from Bihar School Education Board. Only 5% are from Indian School Certificate Examinations (ISC), with the remaining 7% from other boards.
Around 1,25,075 candidates had enrolled themselves for the examination, out of which around 1,05,974 candidates finally appeared. According to a senior official of the WBJEE Board, around 1,05,081 students appeared for engineering, while 1,04,630 sat for pharmacy degree course.
There was an increase of 4.6 percent in the number of engineering applicants this year, with 4.4 percent in pharmacy.
Around 81,724 male candidates and 23,357 female candidates have become successful. Out of the total number, around 78 percent male students have managed to find place in the list of successful candidates while the number for female candidates stood at 22 percent, much lower than their male counterparts.
It was found that 64 percent of the total number of successful candidates are from Bengal. 23.30 percent of the candidates are from Bihar, followed by Jharkhand with 8.20 percent.
Around 3.2 percent of the total number of successful candidates are from other states, while 0.9 percent and 0.4 percent are from Tripura and Assam. A senior official of the WBJEE Board said that out of the successful candidates, 77 percent are general category students and 23 percent others.
Around 5 workshops were held to smoothly conduct the examination. OMR sheets of the candidates were already uploaded prior to the publication of the results, so that candidates could go through the OMR sheets and challenge if there were any errors.
"The rank cards can be downloaded from the board's website, wbjeeb.nic.in, from this evening. Unsatisfied students who would want to check the calculation sheets (original answer paper), can see them from our office against a payment of Rs 500 through bank draft," Chairman of WBJEE Board said.
According to a senior official of the WBBJEE Board, mock counselling will be held between May 28 and June 2, to make the candidates aware about the procedure of counselling.
As it's a complicated process, the students must know the details before actually taking part in the counselling. The counselling would start among the successful candidates from June 4.
The WBJEE Board on Wednesday also announced the date of next year's West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination, which will be held on April 21, 2019. This year, the exam was conducted on April 22 and the result was published within 31 days.
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