Counselling Services for School Students by NCERT

The novel corona virus (COVID-19) pandemic is a situation that is affecting children physically as well as psychologically. The pandemic has caused strong feelings such as sadness, fear, anxiety, helplessness, uncertainty, loss of interest and hopelessness. To provide support and address mental health concerns of children during and after COVID-19, NCERT announces ‘Counselling Services for School Students’ through its trained counselors .

Students wishing to seek guidance can get in touch with counselors on whatsapp, mobile number and email address provided in region-wise lists on the website.


Counsellors Region wise

1. Northern Region
2. Western Region
3. Eastern Region
4. Southern Region
5. Delhi Region
6. North Eastern Region

Courtesy: NCERT, New Delhi

CBSE Handbook for Principals, Handbook on 21st Century Skills and Handbook on Cyber Safety

Handbook for Principals:After getting affiliated to CBSE, it is the Principal of a school who takes lead in all matters pertaining to his/her school. Principals who are new to CBSE are sure to have several queries about the system. This Handbook unravels the day-to-day areas of work and answers many queries related to the professional lives of CBSE School Principals.
Click here for the handbook

21st Century Skills: A Handbook:Empowering our students with these skills is another challenging task, which the Board is committed to accomplish. While the Board has already adopted and initiated several innovative policies and practices to empower our students with the 21st century skills, it is required that all CBSE stakeholders should not only have a clear understanding of them, but also collectively collaborate towards attaining the 21st century skills in each learner. The present Handbook on 21st Century Skills has been prepared with the same aim.
Click here for the handbook

Handbook on Cyber Safety for Secondary and Senior Secondary Students: This handbook aims to comprehensively cover all aspects of digital literacy and safety. It engages them in learning about responsible online behaviour, their rights, freedoms and responsibilities along with basic awareness about personal security and safety. This manual also contains quick tips for students for online safety.
Click here for the handbook

Self Learning Material (SLM)  has been prepared by the Board and uploaded on the website.

Online Labs For Students…Just One Click Away…FREE ACCESS

The Online Labs is based on the idea that lab experiments can be taught using the Internet, more efficiently and less expensively. The labs can also be made available to students with no access to physical labs or where equipment is not available owing to being scarce or costly. This helps them compete with students in better equipped schools and bridges the digital divide and geographical distances. The experiments can be accessed anytime and anywhere, overcoming the constraints on time felt when having access to the physical lab for only a short period of time.
The features include:
a) Content aligned to the NCERT/CBSE curriculum.
b) Physics and Chemistry Labs for Class 9 and 10.
c) Interactive simulations, animations and lab videos.
d) The concepts and understanding of the experiment.
e) The ability to perform, record and learn experiments – anywhere, anytime, and individualised practice in all areas of experimentation.
The development of online labs includes the study and use of mathematical techniques to demonstrate the various complex functions in diverse areas of science. The labs make use of cutting edge simulation technology to create real world lab environments. Thorough study and research is done by research personnel for better understanding of the experimental procedures. Real lab scenarios are captured through live demonstration of the experiment so as to assimilate information on the procedures and lab equipment. Visualisation and development of the graphical symbols are done based on realistic situations and compared with the respective real equipment. Simulations are made interactive using various authoring tools, thus recreating and simulating a real lab environment.
The OLabs are hosted at

Access to OLabs is free for Schools upon registration

National Test Abhyas App

Union HRD Minister launches launches AI-powered mobile app for mock tests of JEE Main, NEET 2020, other competitive exam students set to appear for exams by National Testing Agency can now take mock tests on their newly launched mobile app. The test report on the NTA Mock Test App comes with a detailed breakdown of students’ performance through which they can understand their personalised path to achieving better scores in their entrance examination.
Play Store:
Video on how the app works

Saransh – A tool for connecting Schools and Parents

With a vision of “Improving children’s education by enhancing interaction between schools as well as parents and providing data driven decision support system to assist them in taking best decisions for their children’s future”, CBSE, has developed in-house, a decision support system called ‘SARANSH’.

Saransh is a tool for comprehensive self review and analysis for CBSE affiliated schools and parents. It enables them to analyse students’ performance in order to take remedial measures. Saransh brings schools, teachers and parents closer, so that they can monitor the progress of students and help them improve their performance.

‘SARANSH’, as the name suggests, provides schools/parents a complete snapshot and comprehensive drill down analysis to take actionable decisions. It helps to look at schools’ /students’ performance in scholastic areas at an aggregate level, and at the level of each student in the school.

It helps schools to compare their performance vis-à-vis all CBSE schools at various levels and also helps parents to compare their ward’s performance within school, state, region and National level. Saransh provides parents and teachers to have one on one interaction regarding their child’s performance and overall growth. Parents also get notifications from school/teacher on various activities and topics of interest.

Tips and strategies for CBSE Board Exam

1) First Important steps towards the CBSE Board Exam would be to prepare a time table of Study and revision and try to stick to it.  Devote around 6-8 hours for studies on the daily basis.

2) Time management is another skill which will be very useful during the examination. It means you should be knowing how much time need to be devoted to each question.  Writing just enough for the question.  Attempting the larger marks questions.  You should be taking simulating exam situation in your home and give as many practice papers as possible

3) Do not play with your Health, Eating habits. Stick to the routine and follow normal health routine. Breathing exercise could be very helpful during this time

4) Answer sheet should be neat and clean. This helps in getting top score from the examiner. Use different color pen to write the important words so that examiner can get the feeling of the answer

5)Revision is very important . Go through important topics, formula. Prepare your short cheat sheet which you can go through one day before examination

6) Students may also practice from the Sample Question Papers brought out by the CBSE, Marking Schemes performance analysis which analysis common mistakes committed by the students and provides remedial measures.

7) Don’t try to attempt new topics before examination .It will make u stress full instead revise the topics which you have already done
8) Be positive and be confident. Take everything with a cool and positive mind

9) When you are done with the paper in examination,Dont rush immediately to examiner to submit it.It is advisable to check your answer sheet again and make sure you attempted the things properly and you have done the marking properly also

10) Try to answer the question in point to point fashion.

11)  If you feel stuck with any question in the examination room, Stay cool and think again. If don’t get the answer in few minutes, go for next question

12) It has been seen often writing in points instead of paragraph gives the examiner positive feeling about your sheet and result in getting top marks

13)  Draw proper diagrams. Label them cleanly.

14) Finally, Be confident and  take proper sleep on night before examination

NCERT-Alternative Academic Calendar (Class1-12)

Period of Covid-19, which is declared as a global pandemic, our teachers, parents, and students have to remain at homes to prevent its spread in the community. In this situation, it is our responsibility to provide them with multiple alternative ways of learning at home through interesting activities. It is necessary because in the present environment of stress we have to not only keep our children busy but also to maintain continuity of their learning in their new classes. In this context, NCERT has developed an Alternative Academic Calendar for all the stages of school education.

Class 1-5
Class 6-8
Class 9-10
Class 11-12