Nearly 68 lakh students of Class 10 and Class 12 are anxiously waiting for their Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad results, which will be declared on Sunday at 12.30pm,Indian Newspapers report.
The Class 10 exams were held between February 18 and March 9 and Class 12 exams between February 18 and March 21 this year. The exams were conducted at 11,580 centres spread across the state.
A total of 37,49,977 students, including 21,08,937 boys and 16,41,040 girls, registered for the Class 10 exams. For Class 12, a total of 30,71,892 examinees, including 17,09379 boys and 13,63, 513 girls, registered.
The copies were evaluated by 1.25 lakh teachers between March 30 and April 15. Students in Lucknow were a nervous lot a day before the results are to be announced and some even offered prayers in the different temples in the state capital.
“I am extremely nervous. Though my teachers and parents are trying to calm me down but somehow I’m struggling to cope with it,” Bhavna Sharma, a Class 12 student of SKD Academy, said.
Class 12 student Mohd Zeeshan, whose father runs a small dairy, too was worried. “My family has a lot of expectations from me. If I do well in academics and career, I can change family’s fortune,” he said.
Ambuj Awasthi and his friends from Class 12 went to a temple to seek blessings of god and goddesses. “We have done our best and now it is up to almighty to shower blessings on us. Morning prayers helped us ease our nerves,” Awasthi said.
Class 10 students Kirti and Surabhi also hope to do well. “I’m just keeping my fingers crossed but at the same time I am hoping to score good marks,” said Surabhi.
Nihal Pandey, a Class 10 student of Allahabad’ Jawaharlal Nehru Inter College, said he is looking forward to the result day. “I have worked hard and tried to do well in all the papers. Rest everything is up to God. I hope I perform up to the expectations of my parents and teachers.”
A “nervous and excited” Anchal Tripathi said she has worked as hard as she could to ace her Class 12 exams. “I want to be an IAS officer and if I manage to score well in these exams, then it is definitely going to boost my morale and the expectations of my parents to work even harder and fulfil my dream,” Tripathi, a student of St John’s Inter College in Fatehpur, said.
‘Boards not the end of the road’
SKD Academy called all board students to the school to help them overcome their nervousness. The school’s director Manish Singh asked students to relax and appealed to their parents not to compare marks of their child with that of their classmates.
“Board results do not always make or mar one’s career. It is the competitive examination that matters. Medical or engineering are not the only career options. There are so many options that are available,” DK Singh, vice principal of the school, said.
Psychiatrists urged parents to exercise restraint and caution if their children do not perform well.
“Parents must not compare marks of their child with other students. It leaves a strong impact on their child’s psychology. Never use discouraging words for your child or punish him for not faring well in the exams,” PK Khatri, a city-based psychologist, said.
Students can also pre-register their mobile numbers with Airtel to get their results. They can SMS UP10<space><Roll Number> to 5207051 for Class 10th and UP12<space><Roll Number> to 5207051 for Class 12 at a cost of Rs 10 per SMS. Airtel customers can also dial *588# and register to get instant results at a cost of Rs 10 per registration.