After a brief respite, anxiety is back on CBSE Class 12 students’ minds
CBSE Board Results 2018: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will declare the results of Class 12 board examinations on Saturday.Board Exams 2018 Updated: May 26, 2018 11:53 IST
Thousands of students across the country are waiting with bated breath for the results of the Class 12 board examination, which will be declared by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Saturday.
The exam this year was mired in controversy after the Class 12 economics and Class 10 mathematics papers were allegedly leaked, triggering criticism against the board over the way the exams were conducted. A re-test was held for Class 12 economics students but the board decided against one for Class 10 mathematics paper.
Students of GD Goenka Public School in Lucknow were hoping for the best as their principal and psychology teacher tried to lift their spirits.
“To apply for Delhi University colleges, I need a great percentage. So, I’m hoping a lot from the results as my college destination depends on it,” Aishwarya Sharma, who wants to pursue a degree in commerce, said.
“I have applied in other colleges too as an alternative,” she added.
“I’ve applied for colleges in the UK which demand a certain percentage. So, getting a good percentage for me is very important,” Aadhya Aron, another student, said.
Students who appeared for JEE Advanced seemed comparatively indifferent about the CBSE Class 12 results as their main focus continued to be the IITs.
“To some extent, it doesn’t bother. Of course, there is some pressure about the result. Balancing the two was quite a task for me. A good percentage will give a boost,” Prakhar Maurya, an IIT aspirant, said.
The students are also trying to de-stress themselves by watching television and going out with friends.
“Netflix and chill mainly. My parents have been extremely supportive and caring which is a big relief to my mind,” Aishwarya Sharma said.
“I’ve taken to swimming these days to relax and energise myself. We also have counselling sessions in our school which are very helpful,” Suramya Ahuja, another IIT aspirant, said.
“We finally have the time to go out with our friends and wander. I’m watching all the movies I put on pause for a year,” Vatsalya Vaibhav said.
They are leaving no stone unturned as they marched to the temples to seek blessing for the best possible results.
In Uttar Pradesh’s Allahabad, some students experienced anxiety pangs and others tried their best to remain calm, saying the matter was now beyond their control.
“I became anxious after I came to know that the results would be declared on Saturday. So I went to the Bade Hanuman temple at Sangam and offered prayers for a good result,” Rupam Shukla, a student of Gangagurukulam School in Allahabad, said.
Shikha Singh, also from the same school, is spending her summer vacations with her grandparents.
“I studied hard and did well in my examinations, but it’s getting difficult to sleep. Tomorrow morning, I will go to Nagvasuki temple and offer prayers,” she said.
But Shivansh of Maharishi Patanjali Vidya Mandir is confident and even relaxed.
“I have been enjoying my holidays and am not even a little nervous. I overcome anxiety pangs by interacting with friends on social networking sites, playing games on my cell phone or just watching a movie,” he said.
There were 160,000 students from 60 districts of Uttar Pradesh under the Allahabad region. Of all the students who took the exam at 1,110 schools in the region, 1,45,000 are regular and 14,500 appeared as private candidates. Last year, the overall Class 12 results in the Allahabad region was pegged at 75.06% as 75.10% girls and 71.10% boys cleared the exam.
Manroop Ahluwalia, a student of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Collegiate Public School in Chandigarh is tensed not only because of the Class 12 results but also because she will appear for the entrance exam for All India Institute Of Medical Sciences as well.
“Result and an important exam on the same day is like a real test of life to be patient and keep calm. After the board exams, I had almost forgotten about the results amid preparations of NEET, AIIMS and other medical entrance exams here and there,” she said.
“My mother is more worried than me and at present, it is more important for me to score well in AIIMS entrance exam than to score in the board result. I can hope for the best,” she added.
Akash Jain of Government Model Senior Secondary School said the sudden announcement for the date of the results gave him goosebumps.
“I am confident to score above 90% but worried at the same time to score as required by the Delhi University colleges, where the highest pass percentage is always high. I wish to pursue my bachelors in commerce from Delhi University, preferably St Stephen’s College. Hope all goes well,” Jain said.
“Though I have no tension regarding the result, I hope I’ll get good marks,” he added.
More than 11,86,300 students registered for the Class 12 exams held at 4,138 centres in India and 71 centres outside the country.
(With inputs from Rajeev Mullick in Lucknow, Kenneth John in Allahabad and Sunder Sharma in Mohali)