Jamshedpur: The CBSE class XII exams kicked off today under strict vigil. The CBSE paper started today at 10:30 am with first paper being vocational. The three hour paper concluded at 1:30 across examination centres.
The CBSE exams gets over by the end of March. Some papers for class XII will end in April. CBSE has about 155 schools across Ranchi, Dhanbad, Bokaro and Hazaribagh from where 14000 students from class XII and 18000 students from class X will appear in the examinations.
For class X the exams start from March . There are 190 schools in the state out of which Dhanbad has 42 CBSE schools followed by Ranchi with 41 schools, Bokaro 36 schools and Jamshedpur 35 schools. Students were happy after the first examination today.
” I was really very worried about my paper but I am relieved. The paper was simple and we are looking forward for other papers,” noted a student.
Principals were also satisfied with students’ response on the first day. Principals from Jamshedpur expressed their happiness over happy students on the first day of the exam.
Meanwhile, burning their midnight oil students of the city are gripped with the fever of board exams these days. Reports with psychiatrists in the city and Jeevan, the city based suicide prevention centre, say that parental expectations, rising levels of competition, pressure during examination time have left children suffering from stress and mental imbalance.
“Everybody wants their child to top the board exams. They mount pressure on their wards that lead to stress and nervous breakdown,” said A K Prasad, a city-based psychiatrist.
He said that the numbers of patients they are counselling these days that are as young as 14 and 16 years have increased. The climbing graph of patients in their early teens shows that the fear of performing well in the exams is having its toll.
Officials of Jeeven, suicide prevention centre said that they are receiving calls from a number students who want to end their life sue to parental pressure. In January alone they received about ten such calls, which is alarming.
An official Jeevan said that their centre provide a listening ear and counselling for the depressed and suicide-prone. In recent days the numbers of calls are mostly from students who want guidance from the centre.
He said that removing the social stigma still attached to seeking psychiatric counselling will help large numbers of the mentally and psychologically confused, as will better parenting and reinforcing the importance of the family as an emotional anchor.
The official informed that the telephonic counselling of the disturbed people is a boon for the society. Several people have resolved to lead a normal and cheering full life after being counselled.