Exam fear is phobia which doesn’t let anyone escape from its approach, but that fear can cost a life is something of a real shock and dismay. Board examinations for 12th and 10th are on their way leaving chunks of students under depression. Karanvir Singh of class 12 from Mohali, Punjab was found hanging to the ceiling fan, few hours after the physics exam on Wednesday.

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The only son of Arvinder Singh and Inderpreet Kaur was a brilliant student knitting the dream of completing engineering in computer science from IIT. Probably due to the slower speed in writing, he could not attempt 3 questions of 3 marks each in the physics paper and the boy deeply regretted it.

“On our way back from the examination center, I asked Karan about his performance. When he said he left some questions, I told him that he should practice writing faster,” said the grieving father as being reported by the Hindustan Times.

After the exam, Karanvir left for his maternal grandfather’s home who stayed in phase 4 as he used to study there, finding his own place noisy.
“We told him to forget about the exam and focus on the next one to which he agreed. He took tea before entering the room to study and also asked my mother to go for a walk and bring some stuff from the market,” said Hardev Singh’s son, Amritpal Singh to the HT.

“I am sorry as I could not live up to your expectations and for not being able to fulfill your dreams. I love my grandparents the most and please do take good care of them,” read the suicide note which also read that he himself was the only one to be blamed for his actions.

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Karan scored 90% in his pre-boards which is enough to indicate that he was a bright student. Unfortunately, he did not understand that a piece of paper of a figure of marks isn’t enough to decide his future or grade his capabilities. Excellence is far beyond any examination and that is what the generation needs to accept.

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