West Bengal board Class 12 exam starts tomorrow for over 8.5 lakh students

206 venues have been declared sensitive. Students appearing from the sensitive WB 12th exam centres will have to go through a 3-layer screening system.


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Mridusmita Deka | March 13, 2023 | 09:17 AM IST

NEW DELHI: The West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Examination, or WBCHSE, will start the Class 12 Uccha Madhyamik exams from tomorrow, March 14. The West Bengal Class 12 exams will be held for around 8.52 lakh students. The West Bengal Class 12 exams slated to begin tomorrow will be held in 2,349 venues. The WB Higher Secondary exam will continue till March 27.

The first day of the West Bengal Class 12 exams will begin with the Bengali (A), English (A), Hindi (A), Nepali (A), Urdu, Santhali, Odia, Telugu, Gujarati and Punjabi papers followed by English (B), Bengali (B), Hindi (B), Nepali (B), alternative English on March 16, 2023.

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Candidates or anyone else involved in the WB exam process in the venues will not be allowed to leave their seats before one hour of the exams starting at 10 am. The WB 12th exam timing is 10 am to 1:15 pm.

West Bengal HS exam date 2023 for Class 12


Subject (Morning shift: From 10 am to 1.15 pm)

March 14, 2023

Bengali (A), English (A), Hindi (A), Nepali (A), Urdu, Santhali, Odia, Telugu, Gujarati, Punjabi

March 16, 2023

English (B), Bengali (B), Hindi (B), Nepali (B), Alternative English

March 17, 2023

Healthcare, Automobile, Organised Retailing, Security, IT, and ITES - Vocational Subjects

March 18, 2023

Biological Science, Business Studies, Political Science

March 20, 2023

Mathematics, Psychology, Anthropology, Agronomy, History

March 21, 2023

Computer Science, Modern Computer Application, Environmental Studies, Health & Physical Education, Music, Visual Arts

March 22, 2023

Commercial Law and Preliminaries of Auditing, Philosophy, Sociology

March 23, 2023

Physics, Nutrition, Education, Accountancy

March 24, 2023


March 25, 2023

Chemistry, Journalism & Mass Communication, Sanskrit, Persian, Arabic, French

March 27, 2023

Statistics, Geography, Costing & Taxation, Home Management & Family Resource Management

As many as 206 venues out of the total 2,349 have been declared sensitive. The students appearing from the sensitive exam centres will have to go through a three-layer screening system to prevent mobile phones or any electronic gadget from being sneaked inside the exam hall to avert any malpractices. Also there will be CCTV surveillance and metal detectors in every venue.

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In a first, the council will use Radio Frequency Detector (RFD) to track the presence of any mobile or other electronic gadgets in some of the 206 sensitive venues as and when required.

West Bengal board 12th practical exams were held from December 5 to December 21, 2022.

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