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Madhyamik: Notable changes in merit list post review

Kolkata: The merit list of the Madhyamik examination 2019 has undergone an unprecedented change with the results of the review and scrutiny coming to the fore on Wednesday. The new merit list of the Madhyamik examination now has 64 candidates with ranks up to 11 instead of 10. The merit list of the examination that was announced by the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) on May 21 had featured 51 candidates among ranks up to 10.

The most significant change in the list came with Camelia Roy of Raiganj Coronation School securing one mark extra after review.

Camelia had shared the third place along with Bratin Mondal of Santipur Municipal School with both securing 689 marks. However, with Camelia's marks increasing by one, she stays at the third place with 690 while Bratin slips to the fourth spot. So, all those who had ranked after the duo, suffer a slide in their ranks. The first ranker had scored 694 while two students who ranked second had scored 691.

The review and scrutiny results have further seen five new candidates entering into the merit list with an increase in their marks.

These students had failed to make it to the merit list by a narrow margin and had applied for review and scrutiny.

Around eight candidates have suffered a nominal dip in their marks, thereby altering their positions in the new list that was unveiled on Wednesday.

President of WBBSE Kalyanmoy Ganguly said around 36,874 candidates had applied for review which is 3.51 percent of the total 10,50,397 candidates who sat for the examination this year. 2,703 students had applied for review out of which marks of 683 have changed. Marks of 912 students have changed out of 34,171 who had applied for scrutiny.

"For the last few years, there have been some changes in the merit list after review and scrutiny. But this is perhaps for the first time in the history of the Secondary Board when so many alterations have happened," a senior official of the Board said.

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