T. Rajendhiran, Chief Education Officer:

Orientation programmes had been arranged for teachers which would help them prepare the students better for examination. The teachers are asked to identify students suffering from emotional problems and give them extra care. Yoga classes and physical exercises are given importance which would help reduce stress among children. School principles are asked to sensitise students to prevent suicide tendencies and behavioural problems among children.

M.Krishnamoorthy, President, Tamil Nadu P.G. Teachers' Association, Coimbatore:

Students found the model question papers a little tough. Many had problems in even reading and deciphering the questions. Though they might be able to pass the examination, scoring good marks would not be that easy. Many students said that they found the English paper tough. We hope that the question paper would be made easy and the evaluation more lenient taking into consideration the problems faced by the first batch of students under the Samacheer Kalvi Syllabus.

Bhavesh D. Shah, parent of Standard X student:

Students are pressurised and they are always on a race to score 100 per cent marks. Teachers focus only on scoring marks and other aspects of education are neglected. Students are not given time to play or relax which makes learning more stressful. They also spent more time on television, internet and mobile phones. IPL matches that are scheduled during annual examination time had also affected their studies. Proper guidance at home and school would help them prepare for examination with confidence.