Vikash Sharma

With 2023 board examinations round the corner, the students across the country are a bit anxious as they will be taking up the examinations for the first time after a gap of two years in regular physical mode after Covid-19. It is also a testing time for the students as they will appear for the written examination in schools after a gap of two years.

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has claimed to have made elaborate arrangements to ease of the burden and make the students ready. The CBSE has already released sample question papers, examination pattern, marks on its official website so that the students get familiarise with the developments.

Similarly as psychological support also plays a crucial role, the CBSE has decided to start counselling facility early. This time, the counselling facility which used to start in February earlier will now begin in January this year.

Here is the list of facilities which can be used by the students ahead of the board examinations in 2023:

IVRS: Through the IVRS facility, the students and others can get information about how to make preparations for the examinations in a stress free environment. Apart from this, one can get complete information on frequently asked questions (FAQs), prevention from COVID, important contact details of CBSE offices in Hindi and English.

The IVRS facility is available 24x7 for students and parents on Board's toll free number 1800-11-8004.

Tele-counselling: Since 1998, the board has been continuously providing free psychological counselling in two phases, before the examination and after the result. This year 84 Principals and counsellors who have contributed to the counselling service are providing this facility from India and other countries.

In which, 73 counsellors are from India and 11 counsellors are from Nepal, Oman, Japan, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar and Singapore. “CBSE is probably the only board in the country which has been providing psychological counselling to the students and parents on such a wide scale continuously for 25 years in innovative ways,” said CBSE in a release.

Podcasts: Bilingual podcasts on the same subjects can also be listened to on the CBSE official website.