MP: Students in dilemma over board exams

MP: Students in dilemma over board exams

BHOPAL [Maha Media]: After Madhya Pradesh Board of Secondary Education (MPBSE) started its toll-free helpline number, many students are enquiring about the mode of board exam. 

Students as well parents called the helpline to know status of conduct of exam. They asked whether exam of classes X and XII will be held via online or offline mode. After witnessing rise in COVID cases, parents raised concern over mode of exam and started enquiring the same. Board has said to conduct the exam in offline mode under COVID protocols. However, officials have also made plan B that includes preparing result based on evaluation of previous exams. 

They said that if COVID cases continue to surge, evaluation will be made based on performance of students in half-yearly, preboard and previous exams. More than 120 subject experts have been joined with the helpline to counsel the students. 6-6 counsellors have been appointed in three different shifts. There are 18 psychologists to counsel the students. During session 2020-21, more than 1.5 lakh students enquired the helpline.

The helpline will remain working from 8 am to 8 pm on all working days. The helpline number will be available to solve the queries of students till December 31, 2022, 8 am to 8 pm. Apart from students, parent and teachers can also to address their examination related stress, exam schedule, post-exam queries like result, revaluation, etc or any other queries. Professional counsellor will be available there to address the queries of students and parents as well. 

The board officials said that academic panel has been formed to guide the students before exam schedule. Any State board students and parents can call 1800230175 toll free numbers from 8 am to 8 pm. The helpline has been working for the past several years and also has subject experts on its panel who reply to specific questions related to specific topics. Moreover, it has a psychologist on its panel that pacifies students and parents alike from problems like exam anxiety and other related problems. Students also get solutions for questions based on patt rn of questions, best style to answer and so forth. The helpline also keeps track of students they feel are very sensitive in nature and have tendency to take the extreme step. 

The board has already appointed professional counsellors to address the queries of students and keep them stress free.  

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