CBSE will provide online counselling and through telephone and newspapers from next month to students appearing for boards examination to help them overcome exam-related stress.
The Central Board of Secondary Education, in a statement released here, said this year 76 principals, trained counsellors and psychologists will participate in tele-counselling to address exam-related psychological problems of the students.
While 60 counsellors are in India, 16 are located in Nepal, Japan, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Kuwait.
Students of class 10th and 12th in India can reach out to the CBSE helpline at 1800-11-8004 in case of exam-related anxiety, stress or other queries.
The pre-examination counselling for students and parents will begin from the February 1 and will continue up to April 22, the statement said.
In addition, CBSE experts will also answer queries of students through weekly ‘Question-Answer’ columns in major national newspapers in February.
For online advice, students can contact firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com, while information about techniques to cope with exam-related anxiety is also provided at through its website.
For the seventh year, CBSE has arranged counselling for differently-abled children to take care of the needs and anxiety of special children, the statement added.