The Class 12 board examinations of the Central Board of Secondary Education commence on Tuesday. As many as 10,67,900 students across the country will write the exams, which will end on April 22.
Teachers and experts say students should not treat these exams as a make or break situation and remain stress-free. “Students should treat it as any other examination. This is not the first exam a student takes and neither will it be the last. Students should remain stress free and focus on what they have studied till now,” Ameeta Mulla Wattal, principal of Springdales School, Pusa Road, said.
Teachers advised students to manage time judiciously while appearing in the exam and not to leave any question unanswered.
“Students should first read the paper thoroughly. Students should not spend too much time on one question. Under no circumstance should they leave any question unanswered,” Ashok Pandey, chairman of National Progressive Schools’ Conference, said.
Parents, however, said that board exams were stressful not just for their children but for them as well.
“All family engagements have been cancelled and we have excused ourselves from all other functions. This is a do or die month for children. This will determine what they will be able to do in college,” Sujata Ramachandran, a parent, said.
Abdul Mabood, founder and director of SNEHI, which helps in counselling students, said that parents and teachers should help create a stress-free environment for students.
“The exam starts tomorrow, so now is the time to relax and take the exam with confidence. While giving the exam, students should maintain calm and write whatever they know rather than worrying about what they do no know,” he said.