Dear students do not fall for CBSE paper leak scams!!

Dear students do not fall for paper leak scams!!

Come CBSE exams and along comes a list of do's and don'ts to make a mark in your career's decisive years. With the Board exams just around the corner, students are trying their best to cope up with the 'exam-phobia'!!

While some are extremely confident about their preparations, others suffer thanks to the accompanying stress. The reason why exams produce so much stress in students is fear. It is the fear of failing or getting low marks.

And this constantly builds up stress which beyond some point, becomes too much to deal with. Let's look at some common reactions of the Board exam aspirants.

Aanchal, a 16-year-old who is although a very good student has stopped studying, she simply can not. She is unable to concentrate, vomits these days, has become prone to crying and has already lost 5 kgs. Her mother has developed severe hysteria about the examinations, too.

Charu, a 16-year-old has always been a rank holder, and is seeing herself as a motivated, intelligent student after having already revised the complete course once. Not only academics, she had also been actively participating in extra-curricular works such as debating, dramatics and creative writing. She is all confident about topping her class at least. In other words, she does not see stress as distress.

Mansi, a 16-year old is not ready to face the Boards. It's too early for her and the syllabus has been piling up ever since she entered the class. She is waiting for some magic to take place so that she can peep into the question paper before the exams. She just wants to be lucky enough to pass the exams. She hasn't yet understood that 'Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity'.

Most of the students are like Aanchal and Charu. But, then there a few like Mansi, too. They cannot come to terms with failure. But they can not get themselves to study either. And they fall into the trap of cheating. They try every possible way to get the examination paper secretly out before the actual examination. They are ready to pay a huge amount of money and end up falling prey to hoax calls.

Previous years have also seen some paper leak scams that are listed below.

Case 1: In 2011, three persons, Krishnan Raju, principal of government senior secondary school at Lapati, Rashid, an executive engineer of the Andamans PWD and Vijayan, a forest ranger were arrested on charges of leaking the question papers of the on-going CBSE exams. The question papers included those of Science and Mathematics of Class XII.

Case 2: Director General of Police (DGP), Andaman and Nicobar Islands had dismissed a radio operator MP Arun for his alleged involvement in the question paper leak scandal of CBSE Board exams.

Case 3: In 2011, Pritam Singh, a senior official in CBSE was accused of making money through the AIEEE 2011 paper leak.

Case 4: The Delhi Subordinate Services Selection Board had conducted the examination for the post of primary teachers for MCD schools. The exam was cancelled though, after Manish Sisodia, the delhi education minister found out that the paper had been leaked.

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Couretsy: India Today