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West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education

The West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education is the West Bengal State Government administered autonomous examining authority for the Standard 12 examination of West Bengal. The council was established through the West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education, Act 1975 to regulate the educational system at 10+2 level. West bengal Council of higher secondary education is responsible for conducting examination for the evaluation at Higher Secondary level, it also provides the curriculum, syllabus, the courses of studies, and prescribes the text books etc. Every year more than 7 Lakh students participate in the West Bengal Council of higher secondary education – board examination.

The examination for the 12th standard is called the Uchyaa Madhyamik or Higher Secondary examination. The Higher Secondary examination is conducted annually and simultaneously all over the state of West Bengal and also in affiliates of the board located outside West Bengal, elsewhere in India. It has its headquarters at Vidyasagar Bhavan, Salt Lake City, in Kolkata, India. It has three other offices at Bidhannagar, Karunamoyee, Kolkata along with other four regional offices. In this article, we’re providing all the information you need to know about the West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education. So read on!

Academics

The Higher Secondary course consists of two parts; Class XI and Class XII. The academic session for class XI starts from June every year and the academic session for class XII starts from May every year.

Eligibility Criteria

The students need to fulfil the following eligibility criteria for admissions to WBSCHE.

Eligibility Criteria for Admission to Class XI

  • Candidates qualifying the Madhyamik Pariksha conducted by the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education or its equivalent Boards / Councils are eligible to be admitted into class XI within 3 months from the date of publication of result or 31st August of the year whichever is earlier. The Council reserves the right to extend the date under special circumstances.
  • Candidates who have passed the final examination conducted by a Secondary / Higher Secondary Board or authority other than the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education, are also eligible for admission into class XI within 3 months from the date of publication of result or 31st August of the year whichever is earlier on the basis of equivalence with the Madhyamik Pariksha conducted by the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education. The Council reserves the right to refuse any such admission if on scrutiny it is not satisfied with the equivalence. Such scrutiny shall be made on (i) Regular Course of studies, (ii) Subject Package, (iii) Total Marking Weightage, (iv) The Syllabus followed, and such other norms and factors as the Admission Committee shall deem necessary to consider. Such students must submit original migration certificate at the time of registration with the Council.
  • The students passing Class X even from the specified Boards/authorities without Science subjects (Physical Science, Biological Sciences or their equivalent) and Mathematics subjects are not eligible to take admission in Class – XI under West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education.
  • Admission of a student on the basis of Transfer Certificate may be allowed within 30th November of the year in which a student is in Class XI with the same subjects. Head of the Institution issuing transfer certificate must issue certificates showing the percentage of attendance in Classes XI subject-wise and also state if the candidate applied for Registration or not.

The following table shows the minimum percentage of marks that a student must obtain at the qualifying examination viz. the Madhyamik Pariksha or its equivalent in the corresponding subjects to be eligible to take the following elective subjects at the Higher Secondary level:

Higher Secondary Subjects Minimum marks to be obtained in the Madhyamik or its equivalent examination
Mathematics

Statistics

Business Economics including Business Mathematics

34% in Mathematics
Biological Sciences 34% in Life Science
Physics and/or Chemistry 34% in Physical Science
Geography 34% in Geography
Computer Science 34% in Physical Science and Mathematics

The candidates qualifying the Alim examination from Madrasah Board are be eligible to seek admission to Higher Secondary Course under the West bengal Council of higher secondary education, with non-laboratory based subjects only, provided they have passed with English as either a compulsory or an additional subject and one other language at the Alim level securing at least 34% marks in the language group (minimum 20% marks in each of the language Group Subjects.)

Eligibility Criteria for Admission to Class XII

  • Students who discontinued studies after being promoted to Class XII or who were disallowed in the Test Examination may be permitted to continue their study with the same subjects in Class XII (not in Class XI) within 3 consecutive years (Academic Sessions) in the same institution or any other institution on the basis of Transfer Certificate and percentage of attendance of the previous class ie Class XI, provided Registration Certificate was issued to them by the Council. Such break in studies may be condoned by the Head of the institution provided he/she is satisfied with the reasons for such break on the basis of proper documentation.
  • Admission of a student on the basis of Transfer Certificate in Class XII will be allowed within three months from the commencement of the session of Class XII ie within the 31st July of the year in which a student is in Class XII with the same subjects. In case of admission in Class XII on transfer, the Head of the institution shall note that the student must offer the same subjects he/she had studied at the previous institution and the Head of the Institution issuing transfer certificate must issue certificates showing percentage of attendance in Classes XI and XII subject-wise and also state if the candidate applied for Registration or not.
  • Students of Class XII coming from other states with Transfer Certificate duly countersigned by the District Education Officer or by the authority of the Education Board due to transfer of guardian in service or change of residence may be allowed admission in Class XII with the same subjects provided he/she produces a certificate showing percentage of subject-wise attendance in class XI duly countersigned and progress report of academic performance. Such admission will require permission of the Council and shall be allowed within the 31st July of the year in which a student is in Class XII. Such students are required to submit registration certificate and migration certificate in original at the time of registration with the Council.

Registration of Students

All students admitted in Class XI of a recognised institution should immediately apply in the prescribed form for registration of their names with the Council on payment of the requisite Registration Fee through the Head of the Institution where they are admitted. Students migrating from other states should in addition pay migration fee. The council does not allow students to appear for the Higher Secondary examination unless they are registered with the council. Hence, every student who has been admitted to Class XI of a recognized institution must, before 31st October of the year of admission, apply, through the head of the institution, for registration with the council along with the recommended registration fee as determined by the Council from time to time.

West Bengal Council of higher secondary education – Event Calendar 2017-18

The following table outlines the working plan for Class XI and Class XII for the academic year 2017-18.

Sr. No. Class XI Important Dates
1 Issue of Registration Forms from WBCHSE 20th July 2017 Onwards
2 Submission of REGISTRATION FORMS along with fees and Class Xl Annual Examination Fees by the institutions to the Council. (Those who Registered earlier but have not yet passed and want to appear in Annual Examination 2018 as per Admission Regulation 8(1), for them also Annual Examination Fees is to be submitted) 1st Phase

16th Aug. To 25th Aug. 2017

2nd Phase

13th Sept. To 20th Sept. 2017

3 Issue of the Registration Check-list (Class-Xl) From the Council 7th Nov. 2017 CAMP
4 Submission of corrected check-list by the Institution to the Council Within 5th Dec. 2017
5 Distribution of Registration Certificate (2017-2018)& Distribution of Practical Question Papers for Annual Examination of Class Xl 15th March 2018 CAMP
6 ANNUAL EXAMINATION Class-Xl (THEORY) NEW SYLLABUS 27th March To 11th April 2018
ANNUAL EXAMINATION Class-Xl (PRACTICAL) 6th April To 21st April 2018
7 Publication of Results of Class-Xl Annual Examination by the schools Within 30th April 2018
8 Submission of Results Sheets of CIass Xl Annual Examination to the Council Within 10th May 2018
9 Commencement of Class XII 1st Week of May 2018
Class XII
10 Distribution of Enrolment Form for Continuing and Special Candidates 20th July 2017 Onwards
11 Distribution of Enrollment Form & Project Marks Foil for Regular Candidates 7th November 2017 CAMP
12 SUBMISSION OF –

i) Filled in Enrollment Form (For Regular, Continuing, & Special Candidates)

ii) Project Marks FOIL for Regular Candidates of 2017- within 07.12.2017 in respective Regional Office

Without Late Fine

14th Dec To 22nd Dec. 2017

With Late Fine

4th Jan. To 11th Jan. 2018

13 Date Schedule of H.S. Practical Examinations (Including Hill Area)

a) PHYS, NUTN, PSYC

b) CHEM, GEGR, HMFR, HOMN

c) BIOS, COMS, AGNM, FACR, COMA, GEOL, FRNC

d) STAT

e) MUSIC, VISUAL ARTS, FINE ARTS & CRAFTS

f) Health & Physical Education

g) Vocational Subjects (ATMV, ORTV, SEUV, ITEV)

a) 1st To 6th Dec. 2017

b) 7th To 12th Dec. 2017

c) 14th To 20th Dec. 2017

d) 22nd Dec. 2017

e) 14th To 18th Dec. 2017

f) 14th To 23rd Dec. 2017

g) To be announced later

14 Submission of Answer Scripts, Marks FOIL of the Candidates appearing at the H.S. Practical Examination – 2018 (including Vocational Subjects) Within 11th Jan. 2018
15 Issuance of the Admit Card 15th March 2018 CAMP
16 Higher Secondary Examination- 2018

a) old syllabus

b) new syllabus

a) 27th March To 11th April 2018

b) 27th March To 11th April 2018

17 Publication of H.S. Examination Results Within 10th June 2018
18 Post Publication Scrutiny/Review (Online Only) Online submission of PPS / PPR by the Candidate/ institution within 15 days from the date of publication of H.S. Result

Seat Limits in West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education

The council has the following student intakes for its Higher Secondary courses:

For Schools: Minimum 31 and Maximum 275

For Colleges: Minimum 75 and Maximum 500

West bengal Council of higher secondary education Results 2017

The council announced the Class XII result on 30th May 2017. The overall pass percentage was 84.20%, slightly better than last year’s 83.45%. Archisman Panigrihi from Hooghly became the topper with 99.2%, while Mayank Chattopadhyay also from Hooghly and Upamanyu Chakraborty from Narendrapur Ramakrishna Mission became the joint 2nd toppers. Subham Sinha and Surjit Lohar with 97.8% jointly became the third toppers.

WBCHSE Result- Previous Year Statistics 

Year Overall Pass % Boys’ % Girls’ % No. of Examinees
2014 82.56 80.66 79.71 750000
2015 86.74 85.23 84.88 662000
2016 83.65 85.11 82.26 789204

WBCHSE Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1: I’m a citizen of India and passed School Leaving Certificate Examination from Nepal. Can I be admitted in class XI of a recognized Institution in West Bengal?

Ans: Yes, with prior permission from the Council along with the original copy of Migration Certificate and residential certificate of India issued by the local Municipality or Zilla Parishad from where you belong. Necessary papers related to your result should be submitted to determine equivalence. You must have passed Madhyamik or Equivalent Examination with English and Science subjects in order to get admission in Class XI under this council.

Q2: What’s the procedure of name/ surname correction in the Registration Certificate?

Ans: You have to fill-up the form for correction and submit at the respective Regional Office of the Council along with attested xerox copy of Admit Card/ Mark sheet of Madhyamik Examination. Fee: Nil up to 31st Dec. of the year of issue and Rs. 100/ beyond 31st Dec. of the year of issue.

Q3: I have passed in the H.S. Examination but not satisfied with the result. Can the result be surrendered?

Ans: If you’re declared PASS by interchanging the compulsory elective subject as the optional elective subject or vice versa, you can apply to the Council through your institution to surrender your mark sheet and certificate within 30 days of publication of result. In other cases, requests for surrender will not be accepted.

Q4: I was admitted into class XI of a recognized Institution in 2007 but did not pass in the Annual Examination in 2008 and did not appear in the Annual Examination in 2009.  Can I be re-admitted into class XI in the 2009-10 session?

Ans: Yes, on 31st August of the academic session. Please note that in the case of discontinuance of study before the expiry of three consecutive academic sessions, a candidate may resume study, provided the Head of Institution condone discontinuance.

Q5: I passed Madhyamik Examination in 2009 and applied for Registration Certificate in due time. In the Registration Confirmation List “Dispute” has been written in case of the year of passing mentioning “0000”. What should I do?

Ans: The phrase the year of passing “0000” has to be cut through by pen in Registration Confirmation List and the actual year of passing has to be written. An attested photocopy of the mark sheet of Madhyamik Examination has to be attached.

For any unanswered queries, you may check out the detailed list of WBCHSE FAQs.

That’s all you need to know about the West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education. We hope this informative article helps you in taking an informed decision about your higher studies. If you have anything to add, about the West Bengal Council of higher secondary education, do leave it in the comments’ section.

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