The pressure of boards is as much on the parents as it is on the students. The toll-free CBSE counselling helpline for parents and students has already received 4000 calls since 1st Feb. Although this helpline was launched in 1998 but this year it has been equipped with a special feature called Interactive Voice Response System (IVRS) that answers various FAQs like how to increase concentration, deal with stress and tips to ace the exam. Apart from this you can also opt for a one-on-one conversation with the counselor.

Generally while parents seek advice on how to make their children study more, the students want to know how they should deal with peer pressure. CBSE advises parents not to rebuke and pressurize their wards to study and not to harp on their previous failures. This year CBSE has also launched a YouTube channel called ‘CBSE Counselling’ which includes videos on exam anxiety, depression, learning disabilities, substance abuse and internet addiction.