West Bengal HS Syllabus 2024: Question paper to have 3 levels of difficulty; new subjects added

West Bengal HS Curriculum 2024: Around 20% of the question paper will test students’ logical and analytical skills besides subject knowledge.


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West Bengal HS question paper and syllabus 2024 out. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)West Bengal HS question paper and syllabus 2024 out. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

Anu Parthiban | April 17, 2024 | 02:09 PM IST

NEW DELHI: West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education (WBCHSE) has introduced a semester system for Class 11 and 12 from the academic year 2024-25. In this regard, the council informed that the difficulty of the question papers will be in three levels. It has also announced major changes in the Higher Secondary (HS) curriculum which will be effective from 2024 onwards.

The semester-wise bifurcated syllabi for all the subjects under HS curriculum has been made available on the official website, wbchse.wb.gov.in. There will be three semesters and the total marks in semester 1 and 3 exams will be 35 and 40 for the practical-based and project-based subjects respectively, and 20 marks for music and visual arts.

As per the question paper pattern, about 50% questions will be basic and simple questions and 30% will be a bit more complex and the remaining 20% will be comparatively a bit tougher. The council said that the last 20% will be for “achievers” and these questions will test students’ logical and analytical skills besides subject knowledge.

Types of questions that will be asked in the exam include multiple-choice questions, fill in the blanks, column matching, assertion-reasoning type, diagram-based questions, rearrangement of sentences on prescribed sequence, true and false type questions, and case based questions. However, the council has not fixed any weightage for these questions.

West Bengal HS Syllabus 2024: New subjects added

The council has introduced applied artificial intelligence, cyber security, and science of wellbeing and a few vocational subjects as well.




Applied artificial intelligence,


30 (practical)

Cyber security


30 (practical)

Science of wellbeing


20 (project)

Banking Financial Services and Insurance (BFIV), Food Processing (FDPV), and Telecom (TELV) are three vocational subjects added.

Additionally, the council has decided to discontinue Punjabi, French, Gujarati subjects due to consistently low count of registration for the last few years.

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