CBSE to Provide Psychological Counselling to Students to Relieve Exam Stress

Nitin Rao updated on : 01 Feb 2018

The CBSE is going to provide free psychological counselling to help students overcome the stress ahead of board examinations 2018 from today onward.

CBSE Counselling

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), one of the prominent education boards in India, on Wednesday, announced that it will offer a psychological counselling to help students overcome the stress ahead of the board examination 2018 from February 1, 2018, today.

The CBSE’s will start the student counselling service from today, whose primary emphasis is to address the increasing anxiety among students due to the upcoming board examinations. According to the statement issued by the CBSE officials, the board has established a team of 91 specialists including principals, psychologists, trained counsellors, and special educationalists who will continue to provide tele-counselling service till April 13, for over two months before, during and after the examinations. Notably, 71 specialists will deal with students in India while 20 will provide guidance to students in Nepal, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Singapore, Japan, Kuwait, Qatar and the countries located in the United Arab Emirates such as Dubai, Sharjah and Ras Al-Khaimah etc, the board further states.

The CBSE Board has circulated a toll-free number 1800 11 8004 for students residing anywhere in India to get free counselling over the telephone. This toll-free number will be operational between 8 AM to 10 PM.

As per the circular issued by the CBSE, "It is a voluntary, free of cost service provided by the participants. While the general queries will be answered by the operators, students will be connected to the principals or counsellors in case of exam related anxiety or stress,".

Furthermore, the CBSE has organized four special instructors to cater to the differently abled students.

Moreover, students can gain access to this free counselling at online mode as well via mailing at or by visiting the official website of the CBSE board.

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