CBSE pre-exam coun­selling be­gins

Muscat Daily - - NATION -

India’s Cen­tral Board of Sec­ondary Ed­u­ca­tion (CBSE) has in­formed that it is pro­vid­ing free of cost pre-ex­am­i­na­tion psy­cho­log­i­cal coun­selling to the stu­dents ap­pear­ing for classes X and XII ex­am­i­na­tions in 2020.

The ses­sions that be­gan on Fe­bru­ary 1 will con­tinue till March 31.

Rama Sharma, head, me­dia and public re­la­tions, Cen­tral Board of Sec­ondary Ed­u­ca­tion (CBSE), New Delhi said that the spe­cial fa­cil­ity is de­signed as part of the board’s out­reach pro­gramme which caters to the het­ero­ge­neous stu­dents’ and par­ents’ pop­u­la­tion and vast ge­o­graph­i­cal net­work of schools in and out­side India.

The mul­ti­ple modes of CBSE Coun­selling 2020 will have var­i­ous fa­cil­i­ties such as Tele-coun­selling (in and out­side India), In­ter­ac­tive Voice Re­sponse Sys

tem (IVRS), Ques­tion-An­swer col­umns, Au­dio-Vis­ual Con­tent and So­cial Me­dia.

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 which is ac­ces­si­ble from India. 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 and fre

quently asked ques­tions etc.

It is a free-of-charge ser­vice pro­vided by the board from 8am to 10pm on all days.

Five coun­sel­lors have been des­ig­nated by the CBSE at In­dian School Mus­cat for coun­selling via helplines.

Public can ac­cess a com­pre­hen­sive au­dio-vis­ual pre­sen­ta­tion un­der the ti­tle ‘Know­ing Chil­dren Bet­ter’ at www.cbse.nic.in by click­ing on the tab ‘Coun­selling’. De­tails re­gard­ing the ses­sion are also avail­able on CBSE’s Face­book page.

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