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West Bengal Board Class 11

About Exam

Exam Brief

West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education (WBCHSE) released WB Class 11 Exam 2022 schedule. The examination for Higher Secondary began on April 02, 2022. In addition, WBCHSE has not prescribed an internal evaluation system for 11th-grade students and has made it optional for schools to assess their students mid-year. 

However, the Council made it compulsory for every student to appear for the annual examination and obtain a minimum passing mark to get promoted to Class 12. Furthermore, WBCHSE prepares the question paper for the annual exam and sends the same to all affiliated schools. Read on to get more details on the Class 11 West Bengal Board exam.

Exam Summary

West Bengal Higher Secondary Education is equivalent to 10+2 Education of all India pattern. And the  West Bengal Board Class 11 Examination structure is precisely the same as the 12th West Bengal Higher Secondary Council Examination.

Streams and Subject Combinations

The West Bengal Higher Secondary course shall consist of two parts, i.e. Class XI and Class XII. 

  1. Two language subjects: one from Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’.
  2. Three compulsory, elective subjects: one to be chosen from any group
  3. One optional elective subject to be chosen from the groups remaining after the selection of compulsory elective subjects.

The Higher Secondary course consists of three major streams: Science, Commerce and Arts. The two language subjects chosen by the students are the same for students of all three streams. 

First Language Choice (Common for Science, Commerce and Arts Students) (Group A)
Bengali or Hindi or Nepali or Urdu or Santali or Odia or Telugu or Gujarati or Punjabi or English Most of the Bengali speaking choose Bengali as the First Language Subject
Second Language Choice (Common for Science, Commerce and Arts Students) (Group B)
Bengali or Hindi or Alternative English or Nepali or English Most of the Bengali speaking choose English as the Second Language Subject
Three Compulsory Elective Subjects & One Additional Elective subject
Students have to select three Compulsory Elective Subjects & One Additional Elective subject from any one of the following sets of subjects; i.e., the choice must be confined to any one of the following Sets of subjects.
Set-I
(Students who want to study the Science stream choose a subject combination from this set of subjects)
Physics or Nutrition,
Chemistry or Economics
Mathematics or Psychology or Anthropology or Agronomy
Biological-Science
Statistics or Geography
Computer Science or Computer Application or Environment Studies
Set-II
(Students who want to study the Commerce stream choose a subject combination from this set of subjects)
Accountancy Business Studies
Commercial Law and Preliminaries of Auditing
Costing and Taxation
Economics
Computer Application or Environment Studies or Health & Physical Education Mathematics
Set-III
(Students who want to study the Arts stream choose a subject combination from this set of subjects)
Political Science
Education or Nutrition
Journalism & Mass Communication or Economics or Sanskrit or Persian or Philosophy or Sociology
History or Anthropology or Psychology or Mathematics or Agronomy Geography or Home Management & Family Resource Management
Music or Visual Arts or Performing Arts or Health & Physical Education or Environment Studies or Computer Application

Language for Examination

  • The question paper for all the subjects except language subjects shall be set in Bengali and English.
  • A candidate will be eligible to write the answers in the examination in any of the following languages:
    • Bengali 
    • English 
    • Hindi
    • Nepali
    • Urdu

Official Website Link

https://wbchse.nic.in/html/index.html

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  • WBCHSE has released the exam routine for Class 11th. Exams are to be held from April 02, 2022.

Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern

Exam pattern details - Scoring pattern (+/- Marking)

Class 11 West Bengal Board  Exam Pattern for Science Subjects

The exam scheme for Science subjects are as follows:

Subjects Full Marks Pass Marks
Theory Practical / Oral / Projects Theory Practical / Oral / Projects
Compulsory Language
Bengali A 80 20 24 6
English B 80 20 24 6
Compulsory Elective
Physics 70 30 21 9
Chemistry 70 30 21 9
Mathematics 80 20 24 6
Optional Elective
Biology 70 30 21 9
         
Full Marks for the Exam 500

Marks obtained in the optional elective subject are not added to the total.

Class 11 West Bengal Board  Exam Pattern for Commerce Subjects

Check the exam scheme for the Commerce subjects below:

Subjects Full Marks Pass Marks
Theory Practical / Oral / Projects Theory Practical / Oral / Projects
Compulsory Language
Bengali A 80 20 24 6
English B 80 20 24 6
Compulsory Elective
Accountancy 80 20 24 6
Business Studies 80 20 24 6
Economics 80 20 24 6
Optional Elective
Commercial Law and Preliminaries of Auditing 80 20 24 6
         
Full Marks for the Exam 500

Marks obtained in the optional elective subject are not added to the total.

Class 11 West Bengal Board  Exam Pattern for Arts Subjects

The exam scheme for Arts subjects are as follows:

Subjects Full Marks Pass Marks
Theory Practical / Oral / Projects Theory Practical / Oral / Projects
Compulsory Language
Bengali A 80 20 24 6
English B 80 20 24 6
Compulsory Elective
Education 70 30 21 9
History 70 30 21 9
Geography 80 20 24 6
Optional Elective
Economics 70 30 21 9
         
Full Marks for the exam 500

Marks obtained in the optional elective subject are not added to the total.

Subject-wise marks and grades are shown in the Marksheet. The classification of the subject-wise and overall grade is given below:

Mark Grade Details
90 – 100 O Outstanding
80 – 89 A+ Excellent
70 – 79 A Very Good
60 – 69 B+ Good
50-59 B Satisfactory
40 – 49 C Fair
30 – 39 P Pass
Below 30 F Failed

 

  • Subject Grade is awarded on the basis of total marks secured by a candidate in theoretical and practical/ project/oral taken together.
  • N.A. (Not Applicable) is shown against Subject Grade when a candidate is absent or does not obtain minimum pass marks in either theoretical or practical/ project/oral.
  • A candidate, to be declared pass, must secure pass marks in two compulsory languages and three elective subjects.
  • Grand total is calculated by taking into account the highest marks obtained in five subjects, including Language Group and Optional Elective subject, if any, where a minimum pass marks in each language of Language Group should be secured mandatorily and accordingly a mark sheet is printed. The overall grade is calculated by dividing the grand total by five.
  • Regulation 9(1)/9(2b) will be applicable to the cases where necessary.
  • 9(1): If a candidate fails to obtain minimum pass marks in any compulsory subject except Environmental Education for the reasons of deficiency of less than five per centum of full marks, he/she shall, make up the deficiency in the compulsory subject, be given credit by transfer of marks from the highest marks obtained by him/her in a compulsory subject except Environmental Education.
  • 9(2b): Failure in obtaining the minimum pass marks in a compulsory elective subject, but having obtained the minimum pass marks in the optional elective subject, shall be declared passed by giving him/her the benefit of interchanging the compulsory elective subject as the optional elective subject and vice versa.
  • Application for declining the benefit of interchange of subjects shall not be accepted on expiry of 30 days from the date of publication of result.

Exam pattern details - Total time

The total duration of the exam will be 3 hours and 15 minutes.

Syllabus and Blueprint

Exam Syllabus

Exam Syllabus for Class 11 WB Board

Class 11 West Bengal Board Physics Syllabus

Unit Chapter Details Deleted section for 2022
I Physical World & Measurement Physics – scope and excitement; nature of physical laws; physics technology and society.
Need for measurement; the unit of measurement; systems of units; SI units, fundamental and derived units. Length, mass and time measurement; accuracy and precision of measuring instruments; errors in measurement; significant figures.
Dimensions of physical quantities, dimensional analysis and its applications.
dimensional analysis and its applications.
II Kinematics The frame of reference (inertial and non-inertial frames). Motion in a straight line; position-time graph, speed and velocity.Elementary concepts of differentiation and integration for describing motion. Uniform and non-uniform motion, average speed and instantaneous velocity. Uniformly accelerated motion, velocity-time, position-time graphs, relations for uniformly accelerated motion ( graphical treatment). Scalar and vector quantities; Position and displacement vectors, general vectors and notation, equality of vectors, multiplication of vectors by a real number; addition and subtraction of vectors. Relative velocity. Unit vector; Resolution of a vector in a plane – rectangular components. Scalar and vector product of vectors. Motion in a plane. Cases of uniform velocity and uniform acceleration- projectile motion. Uniform circular motion. Motion in a plane, cases of uniform velocity and uniform acceleration – projectile motion. Uniform circular motion
III Laws of motion Intuitive concept of force. Inertia, Newton’s first law of motion; momentum and Newton’s second law of motion; impulse; Newton’s third law of motion. Law of conservation of linear momentum and its applications. Equilibrium of concurrent forces. Static and kinetic friction, laws of friction, rolling friction. Dynamics of uniform circular motion; centripetal force, examples of circular motion (vehicle on level circular road, vehicle on banked road Rolling friction
IV Work, energy and Power Work is done by a constant force and a variable force; kinetic energy, work-energy theorem, power. The notion of potential energy, potential energy of a spring; conservative forces: conservation of mechanical energy (kinetic and potential energies); non-conservative forces; motion in a vertical circle, elastic and inelastic in one and two dimensions. The motion of a system of particles and Rigid Body: momentum conservation and centre of mass motion.Centre of mass of a rigid body, centre of mass of the uniform rod
V Motion of System of Particles and Rigid body Centre of mass of a two-particle system, momentum conservation and centre of mass motion. Centre of mass of a rigid body; centre of mass of the uniform rod. Moment of a force, torque, angular momentum, conservation of angular momentum with some examples. Equilibrium of rigid bodies, rigid body rotation and equations of rotational motion, comparison of linear and rotational motions; the moment of inertia, the radius of gyration. Values of moments of inertia for simple geometrical objects (no derivation). Statement of parallel and perpendicular axes theorems and their applications. Non-conservative forces; motion in a vertical circle, elastic and inelastic in one and two dimensions
VI Gravitation Kepler’s laws of planetary motion. The universal law of gravitation. Acceleration due to gravity and its variation with altitude, depth and rotation of the earth. Gravitational potential energy; gravitational potential. Escape velocity. Orbital velocity of a satellite. Geostationary satellites Geostationary satellites
VII Properties of Bulk Matter Elastic behaviour, stress-strain relationship, Hooke’s law , Young modulus, bulk modulus, shear, modulus of rigidity, poisson’s ratio; elastic energy. Pressure due to a fluid column; Pascal’s law and its applications (hydraulic lift and hydraulic brakes). Effect of gravity on fluid pressure. Viscosity, stoke’s law, terminal velocity, Reynold’s number, streamline and turbulent flow. Critical velocity Bernoulli’s theorem and its applications. Surface energy and surface tension, angle of contact, excess of pressure, application of surface tension ideas to drops, bubbles and capillary rise. Heat temperature thermal expansion; thermal expansion of solids, liquids and gases ideal gas laws; isothermal and adiabatic processes; anomalous expansion and its effect, specific heat capacity; Cp, Cv- calorimetry; change of state–specific latent heat capacity. Heat transfer – conduction; convection and radiation, blackbody radiation Kirchoff’s law, absorptive and emissive powers and greenhouse effect thermal conductivity, Newton’s law of cooling, Wein’s displacement law, Stefan’s law. Application of surface tension ideas to drops, bubbles and capillary rise, Calorimetry; change of state-specific latent heat capacity and Newton’s law of cooling, Wein’s displacement law, Stefan’s law
VIII Thermodynamics Thermal equilibrium and definition of temperature (zeroth law of Thermodynamics). Heat, work and internal energy. The first law of thermodynamics.
The second law of thermodynamics; reversible and irreversible processes: heat engines and refrigerators.
Heat engines and refrigerators
IX Behaviour of Perfect Gas and Kinetic Theory Equation of state of a perfect gas, work done in compressing a gas. Kinetic theory of gases- assumptions; the concept of pressure. Kinetic energy and temperature. Speed of gas molecules; degrees of freedom, the law of equilibrium of energy (statement only) and application to specific heats of gases; the concept of mean free path, Avagadro’s number. Degrees of freedom, the law of equilibrium of energy and application to specific heats of gases; the concept of the mean free path, Avogadro Number
X Oscillation and waves Periodic motion – period, frequency, displacement as a function of time periodic functions. Simple harmonic motion (S.H.M) and its equation; phase; oscillations of a spring- restoring force and force constant; energy in S.H.M – kinetic and potential energies simple pendulum – derivation of expression for its time period; free, forced and damped oscillations(qualitative ideas only)resonance. Wave motion Longitudinal and transverse waves, speed of wave motion. Displacement relation for a progressive wave. Principle of superposition of waves, the reflection of waves in string and organ pipes, fundamental mode and harmonics, Beats, Doppler effect. Free, forced and damped oscillations, resonance

Class 11 West Bengal Board Chemistry Syllabus

Unit Chapter Details
I Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry General Introduction: Importance and scope of chemistry.
Historical approach to particulate nature of matter, laws of chemical combination. Dalton’s atomic theory: the concept of elements, atoms and molecules.
Atomic and molecular masses. Mole concept and molar mass: percentage composition, empirical and molecular formula; chemical reactions, stoichiometry and calculations based on stoichiometry.
II Structure of Atom Discovery of electrons, protons and neutrons; atomic number, isotopes and isobars.
Rutherford’s model and its limitations. Bohr’s model and its limitations, the concept of shell and subshells, dual nature of matter and light, De Broglie’s relationship. Heisenberg uncertainty principle, the concept of orbitals, quantum numbers, shapes of s,p, and d orbitals, rules for filling electrons in orbitals – Aufbau principle, Pauli exclusion principle and Hund’s rule, electronic configuration of atoms, stability of half-filled, completely filled orbitals.
III Classification of Elements and Periodicity in properties Significance of classification, a brief history of the development of periodic table. Modern periodic law and the present form of the periodic table, periodic trends in properties of elements – atomic radii, ionic radii, Ionization enthalpy, electron gain enthalpy, electronegativity valency, the nomenclature of elements with atomic number greater than 100.
IV Chemical bonding and Molecular Structure Valence electrons, ionic bond, bond parameters, covalent bond: Born Haber Cycle. Lewis structure, the polar character of covalent bond, the covalent character of ionic bond, valence bond theory, resonance, the geometry of covalent molecules. VSEPR theory, the concept of hybridization, involving s, p and d orbitals and shapes of some simple molecules, Molecular orbital theory of homonuclear diatomic molecules and hydrogen bonds.
V State of Matter; Gases and Liquids Three states of matter. Intermolecular interactions, types of bonding, melting and boiling points.
Role of gas laws in elucidating the concept of the molecule. Boyle’s law, Charles law, Gay Lussac’s
Law, Avogadro’s Law, Ideal Behaviour, empirical derivation of the gas equation. Avogadro’s number,
Ideal gas equation. Derivation from ideal behaviour, Liquefaction of gases, critical temperature, kinetic energy and molecular speeds (elementary idea)
Liquid state – vapour pressure, viscosity and surface tension (qualitative idea only, no mathematical derivations).
VI Thermodynamics Concepts of system, types of systems, surroundings. Work, heat, energy, extensive and intensive properties, state functions.
The first law of thermodynamics – internal energy change ( U) and enthalpy change ( H). Hess’s law of constant heat summation, enthalpy of bond dissociation, combustion, formation, atomization, sublimation, phase transformation, ionization, and solution.
Introduction of entropy as a state function, Gibbs energy change for spontaneous and non-spontaneous processes, criteria for equilibrium. Second and third laws of thermodynamics.
VII Equilibrium Equilibrium in physical and chemical processes, dynamic nature of equilibrium, the law of mass action, equilibrium constant, factors affecting equilibrium
– Le Chatelier’s principle; ionic equilibrium
– ionization of acids and bases, strong and weak electrolytes, degree of ionization of polybasic acids, acid strength, the concept of pH Henderson Equation. Hydrolysis of salts (elementary idea).
Buffer solutions, solubility product, common ion effect ( with illustrative examples).
VIII Redox Reactions Concept of oxidation and reduction, redox reactions, oxidation number, balancing redox reactions
in terms of loss and gain of electrons and change in oxidation number.
IX Hydrogen Position of hydrogen in periodic table, occurrence, isotopes, preparation, properties and uses of hydrogen; hydrides – ionic, covalent and interstitial; physical and chemical properties of water, heavy water; hydrogen peroxide-preparation, properties, structure and use; hydrogen as a fuel.
X s-Block Elements Group 1 and Group 2 elements:
General introduction, electronic configuration, occurrence, anomalous properties of the first element of each group, diagonal relationship, trends in the variation of properties (such as ionization enthalpy, atomic and ionic radii), trends in chemical reactivity with oxygen, water, hydrogen and halogens; uses.
Preparation and properties of some important compounds:
Sodium carbonate, sodium hydroxide and sodium hydrogen carbonate, biological importance of sodium and potassium. CaO, CaCO3 and industrial use of lime and limestone, biological importance of Mg and Ca
XI Some p-Block Elements General Introduction to p-Block Elements
Group 13 elements: General introduction, electronic configuration, occurrence. Variation of properties, oxidation states, trends in chemical reactivity, anomalous properties of the first element of the group; Boron – physical and chemical properties, some important compounds: borax, boric acid, boron hydrides, Aluminium: reactions with acids and alkalis and uses.
Group 14 elements: General introduction, electronic configuration, occurrence, variation of properties, oxidation state, trends in chemical reactivity, anomalous behaviour of the first element, carbon-catenation, allotropic forms, physical and chemical properties; uses of some important compounds; oxides.
Important compounds of silicon and a few uses: silicon tetrachloride, silicones, silicates and zeolites, their uses and structure of silicates.
XII Organic Chemistry: some basic Principles and Techniques General introduction, methods of qualitative and quantitative analysis, classification and IUPAC nomenclature of organic compounds
Electronic displacements in a covalent bond: inductive effect, electromeric effect, resonance and hyperconjugation.
Homolytic and Heterolytic fission of a covalent bond: free radicals, carbocations, carbanions, electrophiles and nucleophiles, types of organic reactions.
XIII Hydrocarbons Classification of hydrocarbons
Alkanes – Nomenclature, isomerism, conformations (ethane only), physical properties, chemical reactions including halogenations, free radical mechanism, combustion and pyrolysis.
Alkenes – Nomenclature, structure of double bond (ethene), geometrical isomerism, physical properties, methods of preparation; chemical reactions; addition of hydrogen, halogen, water, hydrogen halides (markovnikov’s addition and peroxide effect), ozonolysis, oxidation, mechanism of electrophilic addition.
Alkynes – Nomenclature, the structure of triple bond (ethyne), physical properties. Methods of preparation, chemical reactions; the acidic character of Alkynes, addition reaction of – hydrogen, halogens, hydrogen halides and water.
Aromatic hydrocarbons; Introduction, IUPAC nomenclature; Benzene; resonance aromaticity; chemical properties; mechanism of electrophilic substitution – nitration, sulphonation, halogenation,
Friedel craft’s alkylation and acylation, carcinogenicity and toxicity.
XIV Environmental Chemistry Environmental pollution – air, water and soil pollution, chemical reactions in the atmosphere, smog, major atmospheric pollutants; acid rain, ozone and its reactions, effects of depletion of the ozone layer, greenhouse effect and global warming – pollution due to industrial wastes; green chemistry as an alternative tool for reducing pollution, strategy for control of environmental pollution.

Note: Unit VII and XIII are deleted for the academic year 2022

Class 11 West Bengal Board Maths Syllabus

Unit Chapter Details Deleted for 2021-22
I Sets And Functions Chapter 1: Sets
Chapter 2: Relations & Functions
Chapter 3: Trigonometric Functions
Trigonometric functions: The topic Proof and Simple application of sine and cosine rules from Chapter 3 of Unit I is deleted
II Algebra Chapter 1: Principle of Mathematical Induction
Chapter 2: Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations
Chapter 3: Linear Inequalities *
Chapter 4: Permutations & Combinations
Chapter 5: Binomial Theorem
Chapter 6: Sequence and Series
Entire Chapter 3 and the topics infinite GP and its sum, sum of n terms of ∑n², ∑n3 from chapter 6 Sequence and Series of Unit II are deleted.
III Coordinate Geometry Chapter 1: Straight Line
Chapter 2: Conic Sections
Chapter 3: Introduction to Three–dimensional Geometry
Topic Hyperbola from Chapter 2 Conic Sections and the entire Chapter 3 of Unit-III Introduction to Three-dimensional Geometry are deleted
IV Calculus Chapter 1: Limits and Derivatives No deletion
V Mathematical Reasoning Chapter 1: Mathematical Reasoning Entire Chapter 1 Mathematical Reasoning from Unit V is deleted.
VI Statistics And Probability Chapter 1: Statistics
Chapter 2: Probability
No deletion

Class 11 West Bengal Board Biology Syllabus

Unit Chapter Details Deleted for 2021-22
I Diversity Of Living Organisms 1. Science of life
1.1 Science of Life – Introduction
1.2 Characteristics of life
1.3 Definition and concept of biodiversity
2. Taxonomy and Systematic
2.1 Taxonomy and Systematics – Definition
2.2 Taxonomic hierarchy-(Linnaeus) with Example 1
2.3 Binomial nomenclature
3. Classification of Living Organisms
3.1 What is classification (Definition)
3.2 Need for classification
3.3 Five kingdoms of life and the basis of classification of five kingdoms.
3.4 Salient features and classification of Monera, Protoctista (Protista), Fungi and Lichens into major groups.
3.5 Virus and viroids – a brief General account.
3.6 Salient features and classification of the plant into the major group – Algae, Bryophytes Pteridophytes, Gymnosperms and Angiosperms (three to five salient and distinguishing features of each category and at least two examples of each category
3.7 Angiosperm – classification up to class, characteristic features (three to five) and examples.
3.8 Salient features and classification of Animals – major non-chordates up to phylum And chordates up to class level (three to five salient features and at least two examples)
3.9 Tools for study of biodiversity – Museums, Zoos, Botanical Garden & Herbaria.
Topics 1.3, 2.1, 3.1, 3.2, 3.6, 3.9 are deleted.
II Structural Organisation of Plants 4. Structural Organisation in Plants
4.1 Tissues (Definition)
4.2 Tissues in plants – Meristematic and Permanent (Structure and function)
4.3 Morphology of Root, Stem and leaf (including modifications, microscopic Anatomy and functions)(To be dealt with along with relevant practicals)
4.4 Inflorescences (Major types – Racemose And Cymose)
4.5 Morphology of flower (including aestivation And placentation), fruit and seed (one Monocot-Maize and one Dicot-Gram)
5. Structural Organisation in Animals
5.1 Tissues in animals (structure, occurrence and function in brief).
5.2 Morphology, anatomy and functions of different systems (digestive, circulatory respiratory, nervous and reproductive) of an insect cockroach.(brief account)
Topics :4.3, 4.4, 4.5 (fruit and seed), 5.2 are deleted.
III Cell: Structure & Function 6. Cell
6.1 Cell theory and cell as the basic unit of life
6.2 Cell and its major parts – cell membranes and protoplasm (cytoplasm and nucleus)
6.3 Structure of a prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell (in brief)
6.4 Structure of plant cell and animal cell (in brief)
6.5 Cell envelope – cell membrane and cell wall (ultrastructure and function)
6.6 Cell organelles-Ultrastructure and function; Mitochondria, Golgi bodies, endoplasmic reticulum, ribosomes, lysosomes, vacuoles, plastids, microbodies (peroxisomes, spherosomes and glyoxysomes)
6.7 Ultrastructure and function of cytoskeleton, Cilia, flagella and centrioles
6.8 Nucleus- nuclear membrane,nucleoplasm, Chromatin,nucleolus(ultrastructure and function)
7. Chemical constituents of the living cell
7.1 Chemical constituents of the living cell
7.2 Biomolecules-structure and function of the protein, carbohydrate, lipid and nucleic acid.
7.3 Enzyme-types, properties and enzyme action (lock and key, induced fit model and allosteric)
8. Cell Division
8.1 Introduction
8.2 Definition and types
8.3 Cell cycle
8.4 Mitosis- Definition and significance (process not required)
8.5 Meiosis- Definition, types, process and Significance
8.6 Difference between mitosis and meiosis
Topics 6.1, 6.3, 6.4, 6.6 (endoplasmic reticulum, vacubles, plastids, micro bodies ), 6.7 (cilia, flagella, centrioles),7.1, 7.3 (enzyme action) are deleted
IV Plant Physiology 9. Movement of Water, Food, Nutrition And Gases
9.1 Introduction
Absorption of water, gases and nutrients.
9.2 Cell to cell transport- diffusion, facilitated diffusion, active transport
9.3 Plant-water relation- imbibitions, water potential, osmosis and plasmolysis
9.4 Long-distance transport-apoplast, symplast, root pressure transpiration pull, Uptake of
mineral ions
9.5 Transpiration and guttation, opening and
closing of stomata
9.6 Translocation- transport through xylem and phloem, Mass flow hypothesis
10. Plant Nutrition And Minerals
10.1 Introduction
10.2 Essential minerals-macro and micronutrients, their roles and deficiency symptoms (in tabular form)
10.3 Mineral toxicity
10.4 Elementary idea of the Hydroponics
10.5 Nitrogen metabolism-nitrogen cycle, biological nitrogen fixation
11. Respiration
11.1 Introduction
11.2 Exchange of gases
11.3 Cellular respiration-glycolysis, fermentation (anaerobic), T.C.A cycle and E.T.S (aerobic) Definition, process and significance
11.4 Energy relations-number of A.T.P molecules generated in respiration
11.5 Amphibolic pathways
11.6 Respiratory quotient of nutrients
12. Photosynthesis
12.1 Introduction-Autotrophic nutrition: photo and chemo-autotrophic, nutritions
12.2 Definition and the site of photosynthesis.
12.3 Photosynthetic pigments
(elementary idea-structure not required)
12.4 Photochemical and biosynthetic phases of photosynthesis
12.5 Cyclic and non-cyclic photophosphorylation
12.6 Chemiosmotic hypothesis
12.7 Photorespiration
12.8 C3 and C4 pathways
12.9 Factors Controlling photosynthesis
13. Plant Growth And Development
13.1 Introduction
13.2 Phases of plant growth and plant growth rate
13.3 Condition of growth…..(light, temperature, water, hormone, nutrients only)
13.4 Differentiation, Dedifferentiation, and Re-differentiation-definition and example only
13.5 Sequence of developmental process in a plant cell through a chart.
13.6 Growth regulations-auxin, gibberellins cytokinin, ethylene, A.B.A
13.7 Seed germination
13.8 Seed dormancy
13.9 Vernalisation
13.10Photoperiodism-definition, types of plants on the basis of the length of the photoperiod.
Topics 9.3, 9.4 (root pressure transpiration pull , uptake of mineral ions ), 9.6, 10.3,10.5, 11.2 , 11.3 (fermentation ( anaerobic) 11.4, 12.1, 12.6, 12.8, 12.9, 13.3, 13.4, 13 .9 are deleted
V Human Physiology 14. Digestion and Absorption
14.1 Introduction
14.2 Structure (in brief) of human Alimentary canal including dental arrangement and digestive glands
14.3 Role of the digestive enzymes and the G -1 Hormone indigestion.
14.4 Peristalsis
14.5 Digestion, absorption and assimilation of protein, carbohydrate and fat
14.6 [Caloric value of proteins, carbohydrates and fats.] Box item-not to be evaluated
14.7 Egestion
14.8 Nutritional and digestive disorders- PEM (protein-energy malnutrition), indigestion, constipation, vomiting, jaundice, diarrhoea
15. Breathing and Respiration
15.1 Introduction
15.2 Respiratory organs in animals (through the chart, recall only)
15.3 Respiratory system in humans (outline)
15.4 Mechanism of breathing and its regulation in humans.
15.5 Exchange of gases, transport of gases and regulation of respiration
15.6 Repertory volumes
15.7 Disorders related to respiration Asthma, emphysema, occupational respiratory disorders- (e.g. Silicosis, Asbestosis)
16. Body Fluids And Circulation
16.1 Introduction
16.2 Composition of Blood (Tabular form)
16.3 Blood groups, ABO Blood groups
16.4 Coagulation of blood
16.5 Composition of lymph and its function
16.6 Human circulatory system-(outline idea)
16.7 Structure of Human heart and blood vessels
16.8 Cardiac cycle
16.9 Cardiac output (stroke volume and minute volume, determination of cardiac output- Fick’s Principle)
16.10 E.C.G (brief idea, no analysis required)
16.11 Double circulation
16.12 Regulation of cardiac activity (neutral and hormonal), including factors regulating Blood Pressure
16.13 Disorders of the circulatory system hypertension, coronary artery disease, angina pectoris, heart failure
17. Excretory Products And Their Elimination
17.1 Introduction
17.2 Modes of excretion- Ammonotelism Ureotelism, Uricotelism (Definition and Examples)
17.3 Human excretory system- structure and function (Histology of nephron)
17.4 Urine formation and Osmo-regulation
17.5 Regulation of Kidney function, Renin, angiotensin, Antidiuretic factor A.D.H and diabetes insipidus
17.6 Role of other organs in excretion- Liver, skin, lung and salivary gland
17.7 Disorders- Uraemia, renal failure, Renal calculi, Nephritis
17.8 Dialysis and artificial kidney
18. Locomotion and Movement
18.1 Introduction- What is locomotion and movement?
18.2 Types of movement ciliary Flagellar and muscular
18.3 Skeletal muscle-contractile proteins and muscle contraction
18.4 Skeletal system and its function. (To be dealt with the relevant portion of practical syllabus)
18.5 Joints
18.6 Disorders of the muscular and skeletal system- Myasthenia gravis, tetany, Muscular dystrophy, arthritis osteoporosis and gout
19. Neural control and coordination
19.1 Introduction- what is neural control and coordination
19.2 Neurons and nerves (Revisionary)
19.3 Nervous system in human
19.4 Central Nervous System, Peripheral Nervous System (P.N.S), and visceral Nervous System. Brain and its major parts cerebral cortex, thalamus, hypothalamus and limbic system, midbrain, pons, medulla, cerebellum and Spinal cord ( function only), Mode of distribution and function of P.N.S and autonomic nervous system
19.5 Generation and Conduction of nerve impulse
19.6 Reflex action and Reflex Arc
19.7 Sense Organs- sensory perception outline the structure and function of the eye and ear
20. Chemical Coordination And Regulation
20.1 Introduction- endocrine glands and hormones.
20.2 Human endocrine system- Hypothalamus, Pituitary, Pineal, Thyroid, Parathyroid, Adrenal,
Pancreas, Gonads (location and function only)
20.3 Mechanism of hormone action (elementary idea)
20.4 Role of hormones as messengers and regulators
20.5 Hypo and Hyperactivity of endocrine glands and related Disorders (common disorders, e.g., Dwarfism Acromegaly Cretinism, Goiter, Exophthalmic goitre, Diabetes, Addison’s disease
(Important diseases related to the physiology of all Systems of humans are to be taught briefly.)
Topics 14.6, 14.7, 14.8 ( PEM, indigestion, constipation), 15.2 , 15.5, 15.7 (emphysema, occupational respiratory disorders), 16.5, 16.6, 16.7 , 16.11, 76.12, 16.13 (coronary artery disease , angina pectoris), 17.5, 17.7 ( urania, renal calculi ) , 17.8, 18.2, 18.4, 18.6 (Myasthenia gravis tetany, muscular dystrophy ), 19.2, 19.4 | mode of distribution and function of PNS and autonomic nervous system ) , 19.5 , 19.7 , 20.4 ,20.5 | Dwarfism,Acromegaly, Cretinism, Addison’s disease are deleted

Exam Blueprint

The exam blueprint or chapter-wise mark/ weightage of different key subjects are given below:

Class 11 West Bengal Board Physics Mark/ Weightage

Unit Chapter Marks
I Physical World & Measurement 2
II Kinematics 10
III Laws of motion 10
IV Work, energy & Power 5
V Motion of System of particles & Rigid Body 6
VI Gravitation 7
VII Properties of Bulk Matter 10
VIII Thermodynamics 5
IX Behaviour of perfect Gas & Kinetic theory of Gases 5
X Oscillations & waves 10
Total Marks 70

West Bengal Board Class 11 Chemistry Mark/ Weightage

Unit Chapter Marks
I Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry 3
II Structure of Atom 6
III Classification of Elements and Periodicity in properties 4
IV Chemical bonding and Molecular Structure 5
V State of Matter; Gases and Liquids 4
VI Thermodynamics 6
VII Equilibrium 6
VIII Redox Reactions 3
IX Hydrogen 3
X s-Block Elements 5
XI Some p-Block Elements 7
XII Organic Chemistry: Some Basic Principles and Techniques 7
XIII Hydrocarbons 8
XIV Environmental Chemistry 3
Total Marks 70

West Bengal Board Class 11 Mathematics Mark/ Weightage

Unit Chapter Marks
I Sets And Functions 18
II Algebra 25
III Coordinate Geometry 17
IV Calculus 4
V Mathematical Reasoning 8
VI Statistics And Probability 4
Total Marks 80

20 marks in Mathematics are evaluated based on the performance of a mathematical project given to each student.

West Bengal Board Class 11 Biology Mark/ Weightage

Unit Chapter Marks
I Diversity Of Living Organisms 8
II Structural Organization Of Plants 17
III Cell: Structure & Function 15
IV Plant Physiology 15
V Human Physiology 15
Total Marks 70

Practical/Experiments list & Model writeup

Practical / Experiment list for different key subjects are given below:

Evaluation Scheme

Two experiments one from each Section 8+8=16
Practical record of experiments 4
Project with viva 5
Viva on experiment 5
Total Marks 30

List of Experiments for Physics

One experiment to be chosen from each section
Section A To measure the internal diameter and depth of a given beaker using Vernier Callipers and find its volume.
To measure the volume of an irregular lamina using a screw gauge.
To determine the radius of curvature of a given spherical surface by a spherometer.
Using a simple pendulum plot L-T2 graphs. Hence, find the effective length of a seconds pendulum using a graph.
To determine the radius of curvature of a given spherical surface by a spherometer.
Using a simple pendulum plot L-T2 graphs. Hence, find the effective length of a seconds pendulum using a graph.
Section -B To find the force constant of a helical spring by plotting a graph between load and Extension.
To determine the surface tension of water by capillary rise method.
To find the speed of sound in air at room temperature using a resonance tube by two resonance positions.
To study the variation in volume with pressure for a sample of air at constant temperature by plotting graphs between P and V
0r
To study the relationship between the temperature of a hot body and time by plotting a cooling curve.

List of Experiments for Chemistry

Description Marks
Volumetric Analysis 10
Salt Analysis 8
Content-Based Experiments 6
Class Record or Viva-voce or Laboratory Performance in a demonstration 6
Details of activities
A. Basic Laboratory Techniques (any one)
a) Cutting glass tube and glass rod
b) Bending a glass tube
c) Boring a cork
Or
B. Purification of Chemical Substances
The Crystallisation of impure sample, any one of the following-alum, copper sulphate
3
C. Quantitative Estimation(any one)
a) Preparation of standard solution of Oxalic Acid
b) Preparation of standard solution of Sodium Carbonate
3
D. Volumetric Analysis(any one)
a) Determination of strength of a given solution of Sodium Hydroxide by titrating it against standard Oxalic Acid solution
b) Determination of strength of a given solution of Hydrochloric acid by titrating it against standard Sodium Carbonate solution
10
E. Qualitative Analysis
Determination of one Anion and one Cation in a given salt
8
F. Class Record or Laboratory Performance in demonstration 3
G. Viva-voce 3
Total 30

Study Plan to Maximise Score

Study Plan to Maximise Score

Preparation Tips

The vast syllabus and evaluation pattern forces the students to go through the syllabus thoroughly. Here are a few preparation tips for candidates to prepare for the West Bengal Board Class 11 exam:

  1. Preparation for the 11th West Bengal Board Exam also makes the foundation of the preparation for the 12th West Bengal Board
  2. It is impossible to plan them separately. The preparation plan for the 11th has to be a part of the larger preparation for the 12th Board Exam.
  3. Plan ahead and start early, preferably from April / May immediately after all the internal assessments of the 10th Board exam is over. 
  4. Read through the whole of the syllabus more than once and analyse your strengths and weaknesses.
  5. If you do not understand something, get it clarified by your teacher.
  6. Plan and engage appropriate private tutors/enrol in coaching centres right from the beginning.
  7. Make a proper schedule for yourself, mentioning the chapters in each subject that you want to finish every two weeks. 
  8. Do not try to read from several books. Following two textbooks maximum is enough to cover the basic syllabus. 
  9. Give equal importance to understanding the theories and solving and practising on numerical problems, because apart from the subject mathematics, there are many subjects like physics, chemistry, accountancy etc., that involve numerical problems.
  10. Students studying in Bengali medium should also be familiar with the English version terms of the key Bengali terms or phrases. This activity will help them in competing at the different state level and national level admission tests for admission into various professional courses.

Exam Taking Strategy

As students are under a lot of pressure to perform well, exam times can be stressful. However, there are several things students may adapt to improve their preparation. Below we have provided some of the important exam-taking strategies to score well in the exams:

  1. Have a clear understanding of the fundamentals and concepts covered in your curriculum.
  2. To receive full marks for your answers, look for absolute correctness and strive to construct the most concise and to-the-point answer possible.
  3. Solve test papers and mock tests.
  4. Present your answers well by adding margins and rough edges.
  5. Make a daily routine.
  6. Try to make a to-do list at the end of each day so you can keep track of your efforts.
  7. If you can’t solve a problem, do not become irritated. Put it on hold and move on to another topic. After some time has passed, return to the old question and solve it with complete concentration.
  8. Prepare your own notes and then study with them.
  9. Consume foods that are simple to digest.
  10. For mental and physical health, exercise every day and listen to music.

Detailed Study plan

  • Create a timetable that provides enough time for all of the subjects and an hour for self-evaluation.
  • Take notes while studying for the West Bengal board class 11th exam. You can use those notes later while revising.
  • Solve previous years and sample papers so that you get a fair idea of the exams.
  • Solve Mathematics problems frequently.

Exam Counselling

Exam counselling

Student Counselling

Student counselling is developed for students in the 11th grade to cater information about course selection and application procedures. 

Several courses are available in class 11th, making it difficult for students to choose one particular course. When choosing a course that a student wants to study and make a career out of, experts advise selecting reputed institutions because studying a course at such colleges/universities has better career opportunities. Counselling experts provide step-by-step instructions on the application process, important dates, good colleges, etc. They will also help students fill out application forms by shortlisting colleges.

Exam Talks

Exam talks

Celebrity Talks

Important Dates

About Exam

Exam Date

Candidates can check the routine for the WB Board Class 11 annual examination below:

Date Day Exam Subjects
April 02, 2022 Saturday

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

April 04, 2022 Monday

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

April 05, 2022 Tuesday Health Care,
Automobile,
Organised Retailing,
Security,
IT and ITES,
Electronics,
Tourism & Hospitality,
Plumbing,
Construction,
Apparel,
Beauty and Wellness,
Agriculture,
Power
(Vocational Subjects)
April 06, 2022 Wednesday Biological Science,
Business Studies,
Political Science
April 08, 2022 Friday Mathematics,
Psychology,
Anthropology,
Agronomy,
History
April 09, 2022 Saturday Computer Science,
Modern Computer Application,
Environmental Studies,
Health and Physical Education,
Visual Arts,
Music
April 11, 2022 Monday Physics,
Nutrition,
Education,
Accountancy
April 13, 2022 Wednesday Commercial Law and Preliminaries of Auditing,
Philosophy,
Sociology
April 16, 2022 Saturday Chemistry,
Journalism & Mass Communication,
Sanskrit,
Persian,
Arabic,
French
April 18, 2022 Monday Statistics,
Geography,
Costing and Taxation,
Home Management and Family Resource Management
April 20, 2022 Wednesday Economics

 

  • Exam Time: 02 PM to 05:15 PM
  • Exam Duration: 03 hours 15 minutes
  • All Practical Examination: Between April 27 and May 13, 2022

Note: The exam duration for Health and Physical Education, Visual Arts, Music, and Vocational Subjects is 02 hours.

FAQs

Freaquently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. The student is a citizen of Nepal and passed the School Leaving Certificate Examination from Nepal. Can he/she be admitted to class XI of a recognised Institution in West Bengal?
A. Yes, with prior permission from the Council along with an original copy of the Migration Certificate and permission from the Royal Consulate of Nepal. Necessary documents related to the result of the student should be attached to determine equivalence.

Q2. The student is a citizen of India and passed the School Leaving Certificate Examination from Nepal. Can he/she be admitted to class XI of a recognised Institution in West Bengal?
A.
Yes, with prior permission from the Council along with an original copy of Migration Certificate and residential certificate of India issued by the local Municipality or Zilla Parishad where the student belongs to. Students need to submit necessary documents related to the result to determine equivalence. A student must have passed Madhyamik or Equivalent Examination with English and Science subjects in order to get admission in Class XI under this Council.

Q3. A student passed the final examination of class X from I.C.S.E. with English as 1 st Language. Can the student be offered Alternative English at the H.S. level of a recognised Institution?
A.
Yes, provided that the student offers English as 1st Language, he/she is allowed to study Alternative English as a Non-taught subject with due permission from the Council.

Q4. A student passed the final examination of class X from I.C.S.E. with English as 1st Language. Can the student be offered Alternative English at the H.S. level of a recognised Institution?
A.
Yes, provided that the student offers English as 1st Language, he/she is allowed to study Alternative English as a Non-taught subject with due permission from the Council.

Q5. Is the 11th West Bengal Board Exam a board-level exam or a school-level exam?
A.
Question paper is set by the Council and sent to different schools. The respective school teacher evaluates the answer sheet. Hence, the 11th exam taken for the students is considered a Board Exam.

 

Dos and Donts

Q1. The student is a citizen of Nepal and passed the School Leaving Certificate Examination from Nepal. Can he/she be admitted to class XI of a recognised Institution in West Bengal?
A. Yes, with prior permission from the Council along with an original copy of the Migration Certificate and permission from the Royal Consulate of Nepal. Necessary documents related to the result of the student should be attached to determine equivalence.

Q2. The student is a citizen of India and passed the School Leaving Certificate Examination from Nepal. Can he/she be admitted to class XI of a recognised Institution in West Bengal?
A.
Yes, with prior permission from the Council along with an original copy of Migration Certificate and residential certificate of India issued by the local Municipality or Zilla Parishad where the student belongs to. Students need to submit necessary documents related to the result to determine equivalence. A student must have passed Madhyamik or Equivalent Examination with English and Science subjects in order to get admission in Class XI under this Council.

Q3. A student passed the final examination of class X from I.C.S.E. with English as 1 st Language. Can the student be offered Alternative English at the H.S. level of a recognised Institution?
A.
Yes, provided that the student offers English as 1st Language, he/she is allowed to study Alternative English as a Non-taught subject with due permission from the Council.

Q4. A student passed the final examination of class X from I.C.S.E. with English as 1st Language. Can the student be offered Alternative English at the H.S. level of a recognised Institution?
A.
Yes, provided that the student offers English as 1st Language, he/she is allowed to study Alternative English as a Non-taught subject with due permission from the Council.

Q5. Is the 11th West Bengal Board Exam a board-level exam or a school-level exam?
A.
Question paper is set by the Council and sent to different schools. The respective school teacher evaluates the answer sheet. Hence, the 11th exam taken for the students is considered a Board Exam.

 

List of Educational Institutions

About Exam

List of Schools and Colleges in West Bengal

More than 4500 schools in West Bengal are affiliated with the West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education. Some of them are government schools, some of them are government-aided schools, and the others are private schools. There are many government schools under the West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary education. Some of the good government schools are mentioned below.

No. Name of the School Private / Government Location
1 B. T. Road Government Sponsored H. S. School Government Kolkata
2 Ballygunge Government High School Government Kolkata
3 Barasat P.C.S. Government High School Government North 24 Parganas
4 Barasat Peary Charan Sarkar Government High School Government Barasat
5 Barrackpore Government High School Government Barrackpore
6 Bidhannagar Municipal School Government Bidhannagar
7 Burdwan Municipal Girls’ High School Government Burdwan
8 Burdwan Municipal High School Government Burdwan
9 Netaji Boys’ High School Government Siliguri
10 Kendriya Vidyalaya Burdwan Government Burdwan
11 Sheoraphuli Surendra Nath Vidyaniketan Government Hooghly
12 Hooghly Collegiate School Government Hooghly
13 Arambagh Girls’ High School Government Hooghly
14 Kalagechia Jagadish Vidyapith Government Purba Medinipur
15 Kishorenagar Sachindra Siksha Sadan Government Purba Medinipur

Best Government-run Colleges



Future Exams

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List of Future exams for Class 11

Below, we have provided a list of future exams for the West Bengal Board Class 11 exam:

S.No. Exams
1 12th West Bengal Board Exam next year in 2023
2 NEET - Admission test for all the Medical courses
3 Admission tests for engineering courses at the national level like JEE mains / JEE Advanced / ISI (Indian Statistical Institute), Admission test / ICAR AIEEA-UG etc
4 WBJEE: Admission test for engineering courses in West Bengal
5 Admission test for premier private engineering colleges like BITSAT, SRM JEE, MANIPAL JEE, VITEEE, KIITEE etc
6 Admission test for the general degree course in premier institutes like KVPY, Admission test for IISERs etc
7 Admission test for the general degree course in other colleges/universities


Below we have provided a list of olympiads that Class 11 students can attempt:

Sl no Name of the Exam
1 International Science Olympiad (ISO)
2 International Maths Olympiad (IMO)
3 English International Olympiad (EIO)
4 English International Olympiad (EIO)
5 General Knowledge International Olympiad (GKIO)
6 International Computer Olympiad (ICO)
7 International Drawing Olympiad (IDO)
8 National Essay Olympiad (NESO)
9 National Social Studies Olympiad (NSSO)
10 NTSE (National Talent Search Examination)

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