While for students, the result is crucial to get in to a course of their choice, for schools, it is about reputation

The wait for over 50,000 students in the city, who took the State Board Higher Secondary Class XII examinations in March, will end on Thursday, with results expected to be announced by 10 a.m. The exams were held from March 1 to 27.

Students, parents and schools were a bundle of nerves. For Yashna D. Chabria, who switched from CBSE to State Board in class XI solely to make it to the cut-offs, the stakes are high. “Depending on my marks, I will opt either for a dental or engineering course. But, my first choice in dental,” said Yashna. She and her family had decided to stay home this summer. “We usually travel during the vacations. But we decided to stay back for the results and admissions. We are hoping for the best,” said her mother Dimple.

Adithya T. was spending his vacations watching television after a gruelling academic year until it hit him on Tuesday that results would be out in two days.

“I am anxious about my Mathematics and Chemistry results, as I found them the toughest. Though I am eager to get the results, I am asking my parents not to worry,” he said.

While for students, the result is crucial to get in to a course of their choice, for schools, it is about reputation.

“We are under pressure to produce results and are expecting over 90 percent students to pass,” said an HM of a Corporation-run school.

More than counsellors, it is parents who can play a key role in helping students cope with result-related stress. A 16-year-old boy in Triplicane committed suicide on Tuesday, allegedly fearing failure in class XII exams. Parents must pay enough attention to their children, said counsellor Mohana Narayanan.

“It is better to seek counselling before the results than when you are in the throes of a problem. Spend time with your child and keep an eye on them. They will talk only to their friends so be there to give moral support,” said counsellor Vasuki Mathivannan.

Results can be viewed at:

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Results via sms:

Send sms to 09282232585: TNBOARD <space><registration number>, <Date of birth in dd/mm/yyyy> after 10 a.m.

Results can also be viewed at:

National Informatics Centre (NIC) at Chennai Collectorate, 62 Rajaji salai, Chennai 600 001

Counselling helplines:

Call SNEHA'S 24 hour helpline

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Visit SNEHA at

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Email: help@snehaindia.org