WB Board Class 12 Exam Pattern 2023-24 - Check Subject Wise Pattern

Deepansh Sharma
Deepansh SharmaUpdated On: September 22, 2023 06:58 pm IST

West Bengal Class 12 Exam Pattern for the year 2023-24 was revised by WBCHSE. The latest exam pattern is quite applicative and relevant as per the today's need. Check the new WB Class 12 Exam Pattern 2024 in the article given below.

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WB Board Class 12 Exam Pattern 2023-24: West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education (WBCHSE) is responsible for conducting the Class 12 board exams, also known as WB HS exams. WBCHSE lays down the WB HS syllabus at the beginning of each academic year. It structures the syllabus for West Bengal 12th exam. WB Board Class 12th exam pattern is also put forward by WBCHSE. The exam pattern represents the scheme on which the WB HS exams are conducted. It is advised that the students should get a fair idea about WB Board Class 12th exam pattern as it will help them to understand about the pattern of WB HS examination, marking scheme, types of questions asked in the exams and other such important aspects.
In the article given below, we have discussed at a stretch, about the WB Board Class 12 HS exam pattern 2023-24. Please read the article carefully to understand each and every point related to WB Board Class 12 HS exam pattern 2023-24.

Changes Introduced in WB Class 12th Exam Pattern

The West Bengal Board has introduced some major changes in the WB HS Class 12 Exam Pattern 2023-24. To align the state education with the National Education Policy (NEP), WB has revised the previously followed exam pattern which focused more on theoretical knowledge and subsidised the applicative learning. The revised WB Class 12th Exam Pattern is more application-oriented. In the following sections, we have represented the changes introduced in the West Bengal HS Class 12th exam pattern 2023-24.

WB Class 12th Exam Pattern 2023-24 Highlights

Given in the table below are some of the major highlights for West Bengal Class 12 Exam Pattern 2023-24:

Exam Mode

Offline

Medium

Hindi & English

Duration

3 Hours

Type of Questions

Multiple Choice, Long/Short Questions

Subjects

Hindi, English Mathematics, Science, Social Science, Additional Subject

Total Marks

100

Theory Exam

80

Internal Assessment

20

Passing Marks

33% Aggregate in Each Subject & Overall

WB Class 12 Exam Pattern 2023-24

In the table given below, subject wise distribution of theory as well as Project/ Practical marks has been represented, which has been prescribed as per the latest WB Class 12 Exam Pattern 2023-24.

Subjects

Theory Marks

Project/Practical Marks

Total

All language subjects including Arabic, Bengali (A and B), Hindi (A and B), English (A and B), Alternative English, Sanskrit and so on

80

20 (Project)

100

Accountancy, Business Studies, Economics

80

20 (Project)

100

Mathematics

80

20 (Project)

100

History, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology, Geography

80

20 (Project)

100

Physics, Chemistry, Biological Science, Computer Science, 

70

30 (Practical)

100

Urdu

100

100

Music

45

55 (Practical)

100

Health and Physical Education

40

60 (Practical)

100

WEST BENGAL HS STREAM-WISE SUBJECTS 2024

Subjects in the West Bengal HS syllabus are made according to the guidelines given by WBCHSE. Moreover, the WB HS board consists of three primary streams. The classification of major subjects as per the streams is as follows. West Bengal HS 2023-24 Marking Scheme for Science Below mentioned are some of the important subjects and topics the science stream of WB covers. Refer to the table below to learn about the subjects in more detail. 

West Bengal HS Marking Scheme for Physics 

The West Bengal HS syllabus for physics consists of various units and marks. Refer to the table below to learn more about the West Bengal HS marking scheme for physics.

Unit

Marks

Electrostatics

08 marks

Current Electricity

08 marks

Magnetic Effect of Current and Magnetism

08 marks

Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current

08 marks

Electromagnetic Waves

03 marks

Optics

14 marks

Dual Nature of Radiation and Matter

04 marks

Atoms and Nuclei

06 marks

Electronic Devices

08 marks

Communication System

03 marks

Total

70

West Bengal HS MARKING SCHEME for Chemistry 

The West Bengal HS marking scheme 2023-24 for chemistry is mentioned below in more detail, along with the marks each unit carries.

Unit

Marks

Solid State

04 marks

Solutions

05 marks

Electrochemistry

05 marks

Chemical Kinetics

05 marks

Surface Chemistry

04 marks

General principles and processes of Isolation of Elements

03 marks

p-Block Elements

08 marks

d-and f- Block Elements

05 marks

Coordination Compounds

03 marks

Haloalkanes and Haloarenes

04 marks

Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers

04 marks

Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic acids

06 marks

Organic Compounds containing Nitrogen

04 marks

Bio molecules

04 marks

Polymers

03 marks

Chemistry in Everyday Life

03 marks

Total

70

West Bengal HS Marking Scheme for Biological Sciences 

Mentioned below is the West Bengal HS exam pattern 2024 for the biological sciences.

Units

Topics

Marks

Reproduction in organisms

  • Modes of reproduction
  • Asexual reproduction
  • Modes of asexual reproduction
  • Vegetative propagation in plants
  • Sexual Reproduction In flowering Plants
  • Human Reproduction
  • Reproductive Health

14 Marks

Genetics and evolution

  • Heredity and Variation
  • Molecular Basis of Inheritance
  • Evolution
  • Mechanism of Evolution

18 marks

Biology and human welfare

  • Health and Diseases
  • Improvement in Food Production
  • Microbes In Human Welfare

14 marks

Biotechnology and its applications

Biotechnology and its Application

10 marks

Ecology and the environment

  • Ecology Environment & Population
  • Ecosystem
  • Biodiversity And Conservation
  • Environment Issues

14 marks

West Bengal HS Marking Scheme for Mathematics 

Mathematics West Bengal HS exam pattern 2023-24 is mentioned below along with the units and marks.

Units

Topics

Marks

Relations and Functions

  • Relations and Functions
  • Inverse Trigonometric Functions

8

Algebra

  • Matrices
  • Determinants

11

Calculus

  • Continuity and Differentiability
  • Applications of Derivatives
  • Integrals
  • Applications of the Integrals
  • Differential Equations

36

Vectors and Three-Dimensional Geometry

  • Vectors
  • 3D Geometry

13

Linear Programming

  • Types of linear programming
  • Mathematical formulation
  • graphical method of solution for problems in two variables

04

Probability

  • Conditional probability
  • Baye’s theorem
  • Random variable and its probability
  • Repeated independent (Bernoulli) trials
  • Binomial distribution

08

Total

80

West Bengal HS Marking Scheme 2023-2024 for Language

Tabulated below is the West Bengal HS Syllabus 2023-24 for languages which consists of various topics

Subjects

Topics

English (A)

  • Prose - 20 marks
  • Poetry - 20 marks
  • Drama - 10 marks
  • Textual Grammar - 10 marks
  • Substance Writing - 10 marks
  • ESP - 10 marks
  • Project - 20 marks

English (B)

  • Prose - 20 marks
  • Poetry - 20 marks
  • Drama - 10 marks
  • Textual Grammar - 10 marks
  • Reading Comprehension - 10 marks
  • ESP - 10 marks
  • Project - 20 marks

Santali

  • Kabita 20
  • Galpo/Prabandha 20
  • Sahayak Path 10
  • Natok 10
  • Sahityer ltihaas 10
  • Byakaran- 10 marks
  • Project- 20 marks

Telugu

Poetry

  • Ancient Poetry- 10 marks
  • Modern Poetry- 10 marks

Prose

  • Modern Prose- 10 marks
  • Ancient Prose- 10 marks

Language :

  • Alankaraani Ki Lakshna Samanvayam - 05 marks
  • Gana Vibhajana- 05 marks

Drama - 10 marks

  • Essay ( Kanuparti varalaxma) - 10 marks
  • Non Detailed Text ( Telugu Literature ) - 10 marks
  • Project Work- 20 marks

Urdu

  • Prose- 20 Marks
  • Poetry- 20 marks
  • Drama- 10 marks
  • Rapid Reader- 10 marks
  • History of Literature- 10 marks
  • Grammar & Compositions- 10 marks
  • Project - 20 marks

West Bengal HS Grading System 2023-24

The West Bengal HS Grading System 2023-24 is a seven-point grading system, with the highest grade as AA and the lowest being D. Students need to secure at least a Grade 'C' in each compulsory subject as well as in aggregate, to Pass the Class 12th Board Examinations 2023-24. A tabulated representation of the West Bengal HS Grading System for 2023-24 is given below:

MARKS SCALE

GRADES

REMARKS

90-100

AA

Outstanding

75-89

A+

Excellent

60-74

A

Very Good

50-59

B+

Good

40-49

B

Satisfactory

30-39

C

Marginal

<30

D

Disqualified

West Bengal HS 2024: Passing Criteria

A student needs to score at least 30% marks in the written paper and the Practicals individually to pass the West Bengal HS 2024 Board Examinations. This is also equivalent to a Grade 'C' or more.

The students who fail to secure the minimum passing marks will be given the option to appear for the West Bengal HS 2023-24 compartment exams. Students can improve their scores and claim their Pass Certificate by clearing the West Bengal 2023-24 Compartment exams.

West Bengal HS 2023-24: Preparation tips

To do well on the WBCHSE examinations in 2024, students must read the preparation advice listed below. A student can create a schedule that allows enough time for all of the subjects on their course schedule as well as an additional hour for self-evaluation.

  • In order to break up the study period and prevent boredom, the schedule must include brief pauses.
  • Candidates should also complete West Bengal HS sample questions 2024.
  • While studying for West Bengal board 12th, one should make short notes which they can get back to while revising. This will save them from the trouble of going through the entire textbook all over again.
  • Group study with friends is another effective method. This way, students can compare and analyse their preparation level for the exam.

FAQs

What are the minimum qualifying marks for the WB HS Exam 2024?

A minimum of 30% marks are required by the students to clear the West Bengal HS exam 2024.

What is the distinction division in the West Bengal HS 12th Exam 2024?

Students who will obtain marks between 90-100, will be considered to be passed in distinction division. 

Where can I check WB HS Exam Pattern 2023-24?

WBCHSE releases the WB Board class 12 Exam Pattern 2023-24 on the official website. 

Was there any reduction in the WBCHSE HS syllabus 2023-24?

No, the West Bengal HS syllabus 2023-24 will be the same as it was in the previous academic year 2022-23 for Commerce, Science & Arts streams.

What are the important topics in West Bengal HS exam pattern 2023-24 for English?

One should give equal importance to all topics; however, if short on time, students can prepare prose and poems and prepare for a few writing tasks, which should fetch enough passing marks.

Where can the students find the West Bengal HS exam pattern 2023-24?

West Bengal HS exam pattern 2023-24 will be made available on the official website of West Bengal Board under the Circulars/ Notice Section.

What are the minimum qualifying marks for the West Bengal HS exam 2024?

It is compulsory for the students of WB HS exam 2024 to obtain a minimum of 30 percentile marks in both theory and practical or project work separately.

What is the duration of West Bengal Higher Secondary practical exams?

The practical exam for the higher secondary students will be conducted for two hours.

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