CBSE to offer counselling sessions to 12th class students
Board Exams are all set to begin from February 9th. And we are sure, you all must be preparing hard for the final test right? This is a phase where students and their parents suffer from exam-related stress. So, in order to reduce your stress, CBSE is offering free counselling sessions on how to deal with exam pressure?
The Central Board of Secondary Education will provide psychological counselling to students and their parents from February 9 to help them cope with the examination-related stress. Sometimes, exam anxiety can cause mental blockage and that can lead to poor performances.
The 20th edition of the psychological counselling service, focusing on resolving issues related to exam stress, will end on April 29. CBSE in a statement was quoted saying, “This year, 90 principals, trained counsellors from CBSE- affiliated government and private schools, a few psychologists and special educators will participate in tele-counselling and address exam-related psychological problems of students.”
It further added, “While 68 of them are available in India, 22 are in Nepal, Japan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Al-Khobar, Jeddah), Sultanate of Oman, UAE (Dubai, Sharjah, Ras Al-Khaimah), Kuwait, Singapore and Qatar.”
1800118004′ toll-free number students can dial
In order to reduce the pressure of exams – anxiety, CBSE has introduced a toll – free number. Students can dial toll-free number 1800118004 from anywhere in the country. It will provide centralized access to CBSE helpline which will be operational from 8 AM to 10 PM.
General queries will be answered by the operators only. In case of exam-related anxiety or stress students will be connected to principals or counsellors. For the eighth year, CBSE has made arrangements to provide counselling to differently abled students. Four special educators are participating to take care of issues of differently abled students. Apart from calling, students can also write to the CBSE at email@example.com.
Here, are some ways through which you can reduce your exam related anxiety level:
1. Read thoroughly when it comes to you: The best way to reduce anxiety is to read lessons thoroughly before the exams. If you will read the chapters that too in a silent corner you will better understand the chapters.
2. Attend regular classes, don’t miss it: Time passing in class is the best time we can enjoy, but it comes at a cost.Physically present in the class and not mentally is of no use. So at least try to pay attention what is being taught in the class.
3. Smart work over hard work
Do smart work over hard work. Don’t read whole chapter before the exams, it’s better to make notes and just go through it.
4. Read and write
Don’t forget to do so. Whatever you learn write it to make sure whether you have learned all the points or not. Practice as much as exam paper you can. It will help you to set a time limit too.