CBSE to open student counselling line on Thursday

New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Wednesday said it will start its student counselling service from Thursday to address students’ exam related anxiety which peaks now around the board exams, due to commence in March.

The tele-counselling service will continue till April 13 and will be provided by a total of “91 principals, trained counsellors, psychologists, and special educators”, the CBSE said in a statement.

Out of these, 71 will be available in India while 20 will be in Nepal, Saudi Arabia (Al-Khobar), Oman, the United Arab Emirates (Dubai, Sharjah, Ras Al-Khaimah), Kuwait, Singapore, Qatar and Japan,” the board said in a statement.

To get counselling, students can call 1800 11 8004 number from anywhere in India between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. till April 13.

The board has also roped in four “special educators” to cater to differently abled students. This is the ninth year that CBSE has taken this measure.

Students can seek counselling online also by mailing at and by checking the CBSE website.