The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will permit the disabled students who require writers to write their exams for them to skip the leftover exams. The CBSE Board is going to conduct the leftover exams for Class 12th from June 1 to June 15. While CBSE board exams for class 10th are pending for only a portion of students from North East Delhi and the exams for those students will also take place in July itself. The Central Board of Secondary Education will formulate an alternative examination scheme for disabled students who do not appear for the examinations that are going to be conducted in July. The CBSE Board’s decision was facilitated to regulate the spread of Coronavirus by the follow up of social distancing norms.
A Senior Board Officer said that if a student with special needs requiring the facility of writer does not wish to sit for the forthcoming July exams due to disobedience of social distancing norms, the students can inform their respective department or office in their respective schools. The result for such students will be announced according to the examination scheme to be decided by the CBSE board. This has been decided by the board in compliance to maintain social distancing norms so that such students do not have to sit beside their scribe.
In congruence with the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE Board) grants various exemptions to disabled students.
Class 12th CBSE Board Examinations
The notification released by the board on June 2 declared that the disabled students who need a scribe to write their exams have been made available with a choice of not to appear for the July exams to comply with the social distancing norms. Instead, the board will formulate an assessment scheme for such students and their result will be declared as per the scheme to be decided by the CBSE board.
In addition to scribe or reader, additional time for writing the exams, computer, or laptop with no internet, from this year the board has also allowed the use of calculators for students falling under Children With Special Needs (CWSN) Category.
For Class 10th the total number of students falling under the CWSN category encompassing dyslexics, spastics, visually impaired, dwarfism, muscular dystrophy, locomotor impairment, and others are 6844 and for CBSE board class 12th exams there are 3718 students.
Suspension of Classes and Exams
Universities, Colleges, and Schools have been shut down since March 16 when governments of various states announced the shutdown of classes as an aspect of key measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19 infection. In April the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE Board) announced that the exams for pending 29 subjects which are essential for the assessment and admission to higher educational institutes will be conducted in July.
The CBSE board has further declared that no leftover examinations will be conducted in foreign nations. The CBSE board is yet to announce the examination schemes for the results of exams that are not being administered for foreign students and students with disabilities.