CBSE To Start First Phase of Psychological Counselling from January 2023

Himani Mehra

She is a English Content Writer and works on providing informative content about various competitive exams.


CBSE To Start First Phase of Psychological Counselling from January 2023

The Central Board of Secondary Education has released a notification stating that the first phase of CBSE psychological counselling will start from 9th January this year. This year, for the first time after COVID, CBSE will be conducting Class 10 and 12 Board Exams in the physical mode. The Board has decided to start the counselling facility earlier this year which otherwise used to start in February. CBSE has been providing counselling to its students since 1988. These services are being provided in two phases before the examination and after the result.

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As per the notice released by the Board:

Recommended: Study for your Exams with Safalta School online. We provide Preparation materials for Classes 9-12 that can boost your preparations. 

"For the first time after COVID, CBSE class X and XII annual examinations will be conducted in regular physical mode. The students will appear in the written examination after a gap of nearly two years. For the ease and familiarization of the students the board had already made available the sample question papers, Exam pattern, marks distribution on the website. However, to provide psychological support and solutions to the students, the counselling facility which used to start in February earlier will now begin in January this year."

The different counselling facilities that will be provided by the Board this year are as follows:
IVRS: Free IVRS facility is available 24x7 for students and parents on Board's toll free number 1800-11-8004. Through this, information and suggestions about stress-free preparation for examinations, time and stress management, frequently asked questions (FAQs), prevention from COVID, important contact details of CBSE offices, etc., in Hindi and English, can be accessed in Hindi and English from anywhere in the country.
Podcasts: Bilingual podcasts on the same subjects can also be listened to on the CBSE Official
Tele-counselling: Tele-counselling is a voluntary and free of cost service, which is being provided by the Board from 09:30 AM to 05:30 PM from Monday to Saturday on  1800-11-8004. This year 84 Principals and counselors  are providing this facility from India and other countries. Out of these, 73 , Principals and counsellors are from India and 11  are located in  Nepal,  Japan, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Qatar ,Oman and Singapore.

All those students who are dealing with any sort of mental distress related to the Board Exams or otherwise should contact these counselling services. "Over the years the Board has shared many important messages on social media and has also used YouTube, Facebook and Instagram platforms to actively engage with the students.
Audio-Visual content on Youth Experiences, Aggression, Depression, Internet Addiction Disorder, Examination Stress, Multimedia content on various topics such as specific learning disabilities, substance use disorders and life skills to deal with them can also be viewed and listened to."


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