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CBSE to begin psychological counselling from today

1 February 2020 | Source: Oswaal Editorial Board

CBSE to begin psychological counselling from today

As per reports, The Central Board of Secondary Education will start the 23 psychological counselling for the upcoming board examination from today.

 The aim of the facility is to help parents and Class 10 and 12 students, deal with exam stress and anxiety.

The counselling will be available free of cost through IVRS and telephone on toll free number 1800 11 8004 between 8 am and 10 pm, from 1 February till 31 march.

"The psychological counselling will begin from February 1, when the students prepare for exams, and will continue up to March 30 when they appear for exams," a senior official of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) said.

"People can access from our website the comprehensive audio-visual presentations on ’’Knowing Children Better’’. There are videos on various topics like aggression, internet addiction disorder, depression, exam anxiety, specific learning disability, substance use disorder and life skills," the officials further added.

The Board will also utilise YouTube, Facebook and Instagram platforms to promote healthy practices, share important messages and connect with the students in a proactive way. Tips and FAQs will also be shared on these platforms for the benefit of the students.

The CBSE Class 12 exams will begin from February 15 and conclude on March 30, while Class 10 exams will be held from February 15 to March 20.

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