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Internet opens world of knowledge for students

delhi Updated: Feb 22, 2012 20:45 IST
Shaswati Das
Shaswati Das
Hindustan Times
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The Internet has proved to be a goldmine for students, preparing for board exams. With numerous websites making mock tests and reference material available, students are now spoilt for choice.

Sites like www.cbseguess.com, www.cbsenotes.com, onlineteachers.co.in, www.gocbse.com and www.meritnation.com provide extensive study material to students. This pertains not just to test material, but tutorials for different subjects as well. http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/HTEditImages/Images/12-02-pg05a.jpg

“Thousands of students from across the world have subscribed to such service. Many a time, students are hesitant to clear their doubts in classroom. This tutorial module is handy and no material is lifted off the Internet,” said Shashank Sharma, who works with www.meritnation.com.

Principals and teachers say these sites are helpful for students, who have completed the basic revision and are looking for material to put their concepts to test. “With the exams just a few weeks away, students spend time revising the syllabus. By now, their concepts should be clear. The more they practice, the better it is. The online practice material, along with the other available material, is good for testing your concepts,” said Arun Kapoor, principal, Vasant Valley School.

Students, principals say, must start functioning according to the board exam pattern, which tests their physical and mental endurance levels. “Students need to focus on being mentally and physically attuned to the board exam pattern. So, they have to ensure that they are capable of sitting through three hours of test, without a break,” Kapoor said.

However, it is not just study websites, which have students acquiring reference and test material for board exams. Facebook and social networking sites have also come up as an interactive hub for students.

Facebook’s ‘Teenage Learning Centre’ and ‘iCBSE’ have come up as popular pages where students have started exchanging information related to the exam.