WBCHSE: West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education

West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education or the WBCHSE is one of the autonomous education boards in West Bengal. It is administered by the state government and is responsible for conducting the standard 12 exam or the Class 12 exam, which is popularly known as the WB HS exam. The Classes under WBCHSE includes Classes 11 and 12. We have also provided the WBCHSE study materials here.

WBCHSE Board Overview

WBCHSE Full Form West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education
Board Type Autonomous
Inception 1975
Administered by State Government of West Bengal
Headquarters Kolkata, West Bengal
Role Conducting HS Exam (Class 12)
Official Website http://wbchse.nic.in/

West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education Details

WBCHSE board is constantly making efforts to improve the quality of HS education in the state. Slowly, West Bengal HS board has become the pioneer in the modern education system in India. The main aim of the board is to conduct and facilitate the HS exam across all the schools affiliated to the West Bengal board in the state.

WBCHSE Class 12 Exam Statistics

    • The Trend of Total Students Appearing for WB HS Class 12 Exams

WB Board Class 12 Comparison Chart -no of students appeared for Class 12 exams


From the above trend line, it is clearly seen that the total students who appeared for the WBCHSE Class 12 exam decreased from 2018 to 2020.

    • Overall Pass Percentage of HS Class 12 Exams


The overall pass percentage of HS exam in West Bengal is above average which proves the overall quality that the WB Higher Secondary Board puts maintains across the affiliated schools. Even the pass percentage of boys and girls are pretty high and close.


West Bengal HS Board Exam Pattern and Syllabus

After class 10 exam, students get the option to choose either science, arts or commerce streams. The syllabus of all the subjects from each of the streams are designed strategically to help the students get exposed to a world-class educational curriculum. As for the pattern, each paper in WB HS exam includes MCQs, and descriptive answers of 1 mark, 2 marks, 3 marks, and 5 marks. Check the syllabus and pattern of West Bengal HS board exam below:

  • WBCHSE Syllabus
  • WBCHSE Question Pattern

WB HS Exam Routine and Results

WB HS board exam dates are released by the WBCHSE every year. In general, the class 10 exams start by the last week of February and end by the second week of March. The WB HS exam routine is released online every year by the board. A couple of months after the commencement of HS class 12 inter exams, the results are declared. Usually, the class 12 results are declared by the first or second week of June.

West Bengal HS Board Materials

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