Over 25 lakh, students have registered this year for the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) exams-the highest in the history of the exam and 6.3% more than last year's total. Class X and XII board exams will begin on March 1 and end on March 28 and April 22, respectively. CBSE has already started free tele counselling sessions, which will continue till April 22. CBSE also offers counselling to differently-abled children. Moreover, spastic, visually impaired, physically handicapped, dyslexic, autistic and candidates with disabilities are permitted to use a scribe or allowed compensatory time-60 minutes for a paper of three hours duration.