As you prepare to take on the Board exams, I want to extend my warmest wishes and heartfelt congratulations on making it this far in your academic journey. These exams will be a significant milestone in your life, and I have no doubt that your hard work and dedication will pay off.
In the coming days, remember to stay focused, calm, and positive. Believe in yourself and your abilities, and don’t let any fears or doubts hold you back. These exams are not just a test of your academic knowledge, but also a testament to your perseverance, determination, and resilience.
I know you’ve put in countless hours of study and preparation, and I am confident that you will do your very best. Remember to take breaks, stay hydrated, and get enough rest to ensure that you are in the best possible shape to perform to your fullest potential.
Please go through these important pointers to be followed during exam days-
Before you set off:
- Aim to arrive 30 minutes before the reporting time so that you can relax before it begins.
- Allow plenty of time for traffic or travel disruption (and always have an alternative travel plan in mind).
Things to bring to the exam room:
- Statement of Entry
- original Valid International Passport
- pens and pencils in a CLEAR bag
- basic calculator (of a type approved by your exam board)
- any extra equipment needed for your subject.
- No mobile phones, or any other electronic devices, are allowed in exam rooms.
- Don’t bring valuable belongings.
When the exam starts:
- Read the instructions on the front of the question paper (and the separate answer sheet if relevant)
- Do not open the question papers until the invigilator tells you to do so
- The invigilator will inform you about the duration of each paper. Make sure that you complete all tasks in the allocated time as you will not be allowed any extra time to transfer your answers
- The invigilator will inform you if you need to use a pencil or a pen in order to complete your answers in each paper
- Writing: please write within the grey lines in the spaces provided on the question paper. Use the blank pages to complete your rough work
- You must not talk, copy, keep or use unauthorised items (such as mobile phones) because you risk being disqualified
- If you wish to go to the toilet, an invigilator must accompany you for security reasons
- Please raise your hand. No extra time will be given for a toilet break
- The invigilator will remind you when you reach the last 10 and 5 minutes before the end of the written papers.
Upon completion of the exam:
- At the end of the test you will be asked to put down your pens or pencils
- The invigilator will collect all question papers, answer sheets and rough work before you are permitted to leave the exam room. You must remain seated while this happens.
After the exams
- Before leaving the room, make sure that you take with you all your personal belongings
Reporting of Incidents
- If something happens during the exam that may have affected your performance (e.g. if you were ill during the test or if a loud noise affected your Listening test or anything else) you must inform the centre Supervisor / Invigilator immediately.
I wish you all the success and good luck in your Board exams.
Dr Shivananda CS
DPS STS School Dhaka