CBSE begins counselling sessions prior to board exams

Last Updated: Monday, February 1, 2010 - 20:32

New Delhi: A month ahead of Class-X and
Class-XII board examinations, the Central Board of Secondary
Education (CBSE) on Monday started counselling sessions for
students and parents to help them overcome exam related
stress.

Multiple modes of communication such as telephonic
counselling, question answers columns in newspapers,
Interactive Voice Response System (IVRS) and on-line
counselling through CBSE website is being used to reach out to
the examinees, the CBSE said.
The board exams begin in march first week and counselling
will continue up to April eight.

The CBSE offers tele-counselling by trained professionals
and principals from its affiliated schools. As many as 52
principals, counsellors, psychologists and social scientists
are operating this helpline from 8 a.m up to mid-night from
several locations, including Delhi, Noida, Chandigarh, Jaipur,
Bhubaneswar, Vishakhapatnam, Jabalpur, Coimbatore, Bhopal,
Nagpur, Bangalore, Guwahati and Pune.
Keeping in mind students abroad, helpline centres have
also opened at Kuwait, Dubai and Qatar. The board also offers
counselling for specially-abled children.

Public can also log on to the CBSE website and interact
with the Chairman on exam related issues.

PTI



First Published: Monday, February 1, 2010 - 20:32

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