CBSE launched a psychological programme to help students and parents reduce the burden of exams.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has recently announced the launch of an annual pre-exam psychological support program aimed at helping students manage stress and anxiety during the exam season.
CBSE has been arranging this program for a long time since 1998. It will be the 26th celebration of the program to help students and parents manage stress during examinations.
This year, the program started on January 1, 2024, and will continue till February 15, 2024.
Recognising the importance of mental well-being in academic performance, CBSE is taking proactive measures to provide students with the necessary tools and strategies to cope with exam-related stress.
The psychological program is arranged in two phases by CBSE. The first phase of the program will held before the commencement of the examination, and the second phase will start after the commencement of the results for Class 10 and Class 12.
CBSE has introduced IVRS on the toll-free number 1800 11 8004 for students and parents to access pre-recorded information about board exams, exam preparation tips, stress management and others.
The CBSE Schools will provide guidance through tele counselling by trained counsellors and educators. Audio-video content named “Knowing Children Better” will be available on the CBSE website.
The initiative aims to create a supportive environment for students, ensuring that they feel confident and well-prepared for their exams. One of the key aspects of the program is the emphasis on promoting a healthy work-life balance. CBSE recognises that excessive stress and pressure can have detrimental effects on students’ mental and physical health.
Therefore, the program will encourage students to adopt effective time management techniques, prioritise self-care, and engage in activities that help them relax and rejuvenate.