With the month-long ICSE and CBSE board exams under way, the CBSE board is providing dedicated exam helplines to deal with stress. ICSE students, however, have no such facilities
While anxious parents of tense CBSE students have access to dedicated exam help-lines, ICSE students have only their teachers or families to turn to, for help. "If I'm upset with my performance in some exam, I wouldn't want to tell my teacher about it, let alone worry my parents. Their expectations get in the way of my openly discussing these things with them," says Geetha R, a class X student.
The CBSE helpline has been operational every year prior to the exams since the last 12 years. But no such measure is in place for students of ICSE schools.