CBSE: Steps taken to ensure stress-free board exams


New Delhi, In an attempt to relieve stress of students taking board examinations for class 10th and 12th this year, the Central Board of Secondary Education has initiated several programmes which include psychological counseling, letter to students and parents telling about dos and don’ts. Addressing a press conference here on Wednesday, CBSE secretary Anurag Tripathi said, “The Board this year took new initiatives on conduct of Board examination 2019 and a webcast arranged was attended by around 1,000 principals and teachers.” The CBSE secretary said parents are advised for not transmitting their own stress to their children, conveying their pride in their children’s progress and generally keeping their morale high. A letter was given to a parent, which mentions dos and don’ts. Mr Tripathi said to ensure smooth conduct of examination, a total of three lakh people would be involved including Centre Superintendent, Deputy CS, Invigilators, Chief Nodal Supervisor, Head Examiner, Evaluators, etc. He also informed that CBSE aims to bring out the board results one week earlier than previous years. More than 31 lakh students will appear for Board examinations at 4,974 centres.Exams for Class 12th will commence from 15 February to April 4, whereas Class 10th from February 21 to March 29.