The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has launched its annual tele-counselling service for students and their parents from May 24, 2021. In addition to the 83 specialists available on the CBSE Dost for Life application, there are 24 principals, advisors, and experts from CBSE affiliated schools across the country who will be available from Monday to Friday from 9.30 AM to 05:30 PM on the toll-free number 1800118004.
"During the Covid-19 outbreak, a number of new initiatives have been launched by the CBSE such as the Manual for Mental Health and Wellness, Dost for Life application and a series of webinars aimed at maintaining the mental health of students, teachers, and parents and would continue to do so," said the board in its official statement.
There is a lot of uncertainty about the CBSE board exams 2021 due to the pandemic. The Class 10 board exams have been cancelled while board exams for Class 12 have been postponed. The central government, on May 23, conducted a meeting with the stakeholders of all the states and ministries to take a decision regarding Class 12 board exams.
Although some states, including Delhi and Maharashtra, are against the exam, the government is likely to go ahead with the exam. The CBSE 12th board examination pattern is likely to change. The meeting discussed two proposals which include holding exams for limited subjects only and holding exams for all subjects yet reducing the time from three hours to 1.5 hours.
According to reports, most ministers have chosen the second option during the meeting. The exact details will be released on June 1 after the review meeting. The CBSE has likewise proposed to conduct the exam from June 15 to August 26.