CBSE pre-examination counselling to begin from Feb 1

The board said that there is a shortage of trained professionals and hence a necessity for development of employability skills among students.

LUCKNOW: Pre-examination counselling for board students and parents will begin from Feb 1, the Central Board of Secondary Education(CBSE) announced on Friday. 

"This is the 17th consecutive year when CBSE will provide psychological counselling services to students at the time of preparation, as well as during the examinations to overcome exam-related stress," said a statement from CBSE. 

The counselling, which will continue till April 17, uses various modes of communication including telephonic counselling, online counselling and also question and answer columns in newspapers to address student queries. 

"The tele-counselling is offered by trained counsellors and principals from within CBSE affiliated schools located within and outside India. This year 59 principals, trained counsellors from CBSE affiliated government and private schools and few psychologist will participate in the tele-counselling to address exam-related problems of the students," read the document. It added that 49 counselors are from India, while 10 are located various countries including Nepal, Japan and Kuwait. 

To access the helpline, students just need to dial a toll free number, 1800118004. The helpline will also address the queries of specially-abled children. "Public can log on to the CBSE website ( interact with the chairman. The professor and director (academic, research, training and innovation) and controller of examinations,'' said CBSE officials. 

The CBSE's website will also have information related to the examinations, along with techniques to cope with exam-related anxiety

Source : TOI


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