Hyderabad: The Central Board of Secondary Education(CBSE) to provide Pre-Examination Psychological counselling free of cost to the students appearing for X/XII Exam in 2020. The Psychological counselling will begin from February 1, 2020, and will continue till March 30, 2020, when they appear for exams.
The Board conducts the free counselling session for the students before the board examinations every year, and this is the 23rdconsecutive year since its providing counselling to the students.
As part of the Board’s outreach programme, the Board has designed this special facility for the students which caters to the heterogeneous students’ and parent’s population and vast geographical network of schools in and outside India.
The Board will also utilise YouTube, Facebook and Instagram platforms for promoting healthy practices, sharing important messages and connecting with students in a proactive way. CBSE will also share tips and FAQs on social media platforms for the benefit of the students.
Multiple facilities provided by the Board for counselling this year:
• IVRS: The Board has made the facility of IVRS free of cost on Toll free number 1800 11 8004. This enables the public to access information anytime, anywhere and even multiple times. CBSE had introduced IVRS last year for the first time and looking at the advantages. This facility has been strengthened with updated FAQs and information regarding the Board this year. The students, parents, stakeholders can listen to pre-recorded useful information on tackling board exams including tips for better preparation, time and stress management, important contact details of CBSE offices, FAQ’s etc.
• Live Tele-Counselling: In addition to IVRS, live tele-counselling will be provided on the same Toll-free number by 95 Principals and trained counsellors from within CBSE affiliated schools located in and outside India (22). It is a voluntary, free of cost service provided by the Board from 8 AM to 10 PM on all days. The participating Principals and Counsellors will be available in India and nine other countries such as Japan, USA, Kuwait, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE, Nepal, Singapore, Sultanate of Oman.
• Question-Answer Columns – CBSE experts will answer queries of students through weekly question-answer columns to be published in major national newspapers during the February month.
• Audio-Visual Content: Public can access the comprehensive audio-visual presentation under the title ‘Knowing Children Better’ at www.cbse.nic.in by clicking on the tab ‘Counselling’ and watch videos on various topics like Aggression, Internet Addiction Disorder, Depression, Exam Anxiety, Specific Learning Disability, Substance Use Disorder, Life Skills. This Content is also available on YouTube and Facebook, on following live links which are also available on the homepage of CBSE.