Students tense as CBSE exams begin

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

NEW DELHI - Doing their last minute revision, anxious students were seen making their way to examination centres across the capital Tuesday for the start of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) examinations.

Over 1.8 million students are sitting for the board examinations across the country and abroad. This year, 1,061,566 students of Class 10 will appear for Continuous Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) under the CBSE.

As many as 769,929 students will appear for Class 12 board exams.

While some Class 12 students appeared for the Physics examination, the Class 10 students appeared for language examination.

“I am really tense although I am confident with the topics,” said Aman Mohla, a Class 12 student outside a south Delhi examination centre.

“Right now I am having butterflies in my stomach. I guess I will feel confident only after seeing the question paper,” he added.

A total of 454,131 boys and 315,798 girls will appear in Class 12 board exams, while the Class 10 exam would be taken by 632,726 boys and 428,840 girls.

Parents and teachers accompanying the students tried to calm the jitters and offered some last minute tips.

“My son has studied well but was nervous since yesterday (Monday). I have asked him not to worry about marks but try his best,” said Manish Singh, mother of class 12 student.

Some residential schools held prayer meetings for students appearing for the board exams.

“Before the start of the exams, we hold a prayer meeting in the school and students chant the ‘Saraswati Mantra’,” said a psychologist-cum-counsellor with a residential school in south Delhi.

“The teachers also give a pep talk to students to help them overcome stress before the examination,” he added.

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