With the aim of remove the stress of students appearing for board examinations, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has launched a pre-examination counseling for students and parents. This counseling is provided through telephone and newspapers in the form of Question and Answer columns. It has begun from the 1st of February and will continue till 22nd April, 2016. One can reach to pre-exam counseling’s in India between 8 AM to 10 PM on all days.
This year 76 Principals, Trained Counselors and Psychologists will participate in this project. 60 of them are available in India while 16 others are located in other countries like Nepal, Japan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia & UAE. It is a voluntary and free of cost service arranged by CBSE. CBSE has conducted feedback and training sessions for the participants to enhance their counseling skills.
CBSE experts and counselors will also answer queries of students and parents through weekly Question Answer columns to be published in major national newspapers like The Hindu, Hindustan Times, Malayala Manorama and Amar Ujala, during the month of February 2016. CBSE has arranged counseling facility for differently-abled children also so that their needs and anxiety of these special children can be taken care of.
Along with these initiatives, CBSE has provided exam related tips and techniques to cope up with the anxiety and stress on its official portal. CBSE has explained what kind of physical and physiological reactions occur in the body due to stress and what their symptoms are. This information also guides students on how to deal this stress with Stress Management.
CBSE also provided a check list of Must-Dos for parents and students. This counseling session is a part of the board’s counseling scheme. The board conducts counseling twice annually in an academic calendar. One is during February to April as Pre-Exam counseling and another during the month of May-June during post results.