Students can download the question bank for free and use it to prepare for the national entrance testsPosted by Nidhi Bahl on Feb. 14, 2013, 11:52 a.m.
The Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) has come out with an online question bank for HSC (science) students preparing for the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE), the common engineering test and National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET), common medical entrance test for admission to colleges across India.
The question bank available on the board’s official website can be downloaded for free. Students of the state board can use it to prepare better for the national entrance tests, reports a leading daily.
According to officials at GSHSEB, the question bank consists of 3,015 questions in physics, 3,488 in chemistry, 4,789 in biology and 1,980 questions in maths.
That’s not all! The officials said that a helpline will be launched from Friday for SSC and HSC board students and their parents. Students can make calls any time from 8 am to 8 pm between February 15 and March 25. The toll-free number of the helpline is 1800 233 5500.
Later, the helpline number will be activated from April 8 to 16 for students and parents with questions related to Gujarat Common Entrance Test (GCET) as well NEET and JEE.
The helpine number, which will be manned by both education and psychological counselors, is a great tool to facilitate anxious students who have queries regarding the exams.
The question bank was originally launched on February 6. It was made available to students at the District Education Office (DEO) of each district. However, it was uploaded on the website after the board received tremendous response from students.
"Given the response from students, there would have been an issue reprinting booklets. Plus, the students had to come to the DEO in each district to take the booklets. Hence we decided to upload the booklet for the benefit of the students," a board official said.