CBSE Counselling for Students: 2009

February 8, 2009 by  
Filed under CBSE News

According to a recent press note by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) the Annual Counselling for CBSE students will start from February 01, 2009 and will continue till April 02, 2009. Here we provide details for CBSE counselling 2009:

This is the 12th consecutive year that CBSE will be providing counselling services to students and parents during examinations to overcome their anxiety and examination related stress.

Counselling will be provided through multiple modes of communication such as


CBSE started this pioneering community work 12 years back in 1998 for the first time. The highlights of CBSE tele-counselling are:

(i) It is offered by trained counsellors and Principals from within CBSE affiliated schools.

(ii) It is a voluntary free of cost service provided by the participants.

There are 39 centres in India in the cities of Delhi, Noida, Chandigarh, Meerut, Jaipur, Gurgaon, Faridabad, Bhubneshwar, Vishakhapatnam, Jamnagar, Jabalpur, Coimbatore and for the first time from 6 new cities of Bhopal, Nagpur, Bangalore Guwahati, Baroda and Kollam in the state of Kerala. There are four helpline centres outside India at Kuwait, Dubai, Doha Qatar and Sharjah.

For the first time, CBSE has included Special Educators to take care of the specially abled children from centres located at Mumbai and Delhi.

For better accessibility and convenience of the students, the centres have been arranged state-wise and students are advised to call the numbers closer to their location specially while dialling the mobile numbers. The detailed list is enclosed for wider publicity.

Download the List of CBSE Counsellors for 2009.

2. IVRS:

First to be introduced by any Board of Education in the country, CBSE has made a unique effort to provide tele-counselling through Interactive Voice Response System (IVRS) mode for the fifth consecutive year. This service shall be available on local dial facilities within Delhi and Mumbai for the subscribers of MTNL. This will run behind following numbers

MTNL: 1250 111 102

BSNL / Airtel Landline: 1250 1 02

Reliance: 55500102

3. Question-Answer columns:

CBSE has tied-up with national papers Like The Hindu, Hindustan Times and Hindustan Dainik for weekly question answer columns throughout the month of February.

4. On-line counselling:

CBSE has also launched a program called Interact with Chairman since September 2009 on the official website which will also be useful for exam related issues. Frequently Asked Questions have also been put up here. For the forth coming examinations students can post their queries by accessing Interact With Chairman and clicking at CBSE Exam Helpline 2009.

The Director (Academic) and Controller of Examinations, CBSE can also be contacted for On-line counselling on:


5. CBSE website:

Information related to examinations and techniques to cope with exam related anxiety is also provided at the CBSE website by accessing the link:

6. Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Understanding stress: common reactions

2. Psychosomatic symptoms

3. High risk behaviour: drug abuse, self harm, aggression

4. Handling suicide

5. Must dos for students: for improved concentration, motivation, work blocks

6. Must dos for parents

7. Most frequently asked questions on exams

8. Other frequently asked questions


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