Published: 14th February 2020
Don't burden your children: CBSE chairperson's tips before board exams start from February 15
The letter from CBSE Chairperson Anita Karwal also asked parents not to burden their children with the pressure of expectations
Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) chairperson Anita Karwal has shared 12 rules every parent should follow if their sons and daughters are appearing for the exams. This comes right after she shared a motivational letter for students who will be appearing for board exams 2020 starting from February 15.
In the letter, Karwal said that the exams are “a true reflection of changing mind-sets of parents in the 21st century.” Adding that limitation of a parent’s mind should not limit a student, the chairperson wrote, “Your friend’s child may be good at mathematics and want to become an engineer, but your child may be good at the theatre and may want to become a filmmaker. The number of possible careers is unlimited.”
The letter further enlists rules every parent should follow to help their child put their best in the upcoming board exams. Here's the list:
Nap right: Take care that your child is adequately rested on the day of exams and is taking nutritious food throughout.
Power dressing: Students need to wear their school uniform and ensure they carry school id card and CBSE board admit card
Exam centre: Check the location of the exam centre at least a day prior. CBSE offers ‘exam center locator app’ for androids to ensure correct directions for the exam center.
Must carry: Check that your child is carrying only – admit card, school identity card, pen, pencil, eraser, scale, sharpener; all these must be carried in a transparent pouch in which contents are visible from the outside.
Timing: Ensure that your child reaches the exam centre by 9:45 am as entry gates will be closed by 10 am. Students will also have to go through frisking.
Banned items: Make doubly sure that your child is not carrying mobile, wallet, purse, etc to the examination center.
Follow rules: Alert your child to follow all instructions given by invigilators, especially those regarding the method of writing roll number in the answer book.
Warning: Make sure that your child does not indulge in any wrongdoings as then they have to face consequences like debarring them from appearing in other exams.
Special children: If your child comes under benchmark disabilities, then be aware that the board has made provisions for your child
The letter also asked parents not to burden their children with the pressure of expectations. “With your strong backing, we are sure your child will put in her best in her board exams this year, and not let stress about her future overwhelm her present. Meanwhile, the board has also changed exam pattern, evaluation and several other rules for exams this year.