CBSE Rules for Persons with Disabilities in Board Exams

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CBSE has given the following exemptions to Spastic, Blind, Physically Handicapped, Autistic, Dyslexic and candidates with disabilities as defined in the Persons with Disabilities Act, 1995:-

1. Exemption from studying third language up to middle school level (i.e. Class VIII);

2. At Secondary School level a candidate has an option to opt for one language and any four of the following electives.

Mathematics, Science, Social Science, Another Language, Music, Painting, Home Science, Introductory Information Technology, Commerce (Elements of Commerce) and Commerce (Elements of Book Keeping and Accountancy)

3. Permission to use an amanuensis;

4. The amanuensis is a student of class lower than the one for which the candidate will be taking the examination;

5. The Centre Superintendent of the Examination Centre chooses a suitable amanuensis and forwards his/her particulars to the Regional Officer concerned for consideration and approval;

6. The services of amanuensis are provided free of cost to the above mentioned categories of candidates;

7. The amanuensis shall be paid remuneration as prescribed from time to time by the Board, which at present is Rs.100/- per day;

8. The candidate may be permitted to use the services an amanuensis in all or any of the papers.

9. The candidate may be permitted to draw the diagrams etc. themselves, if desired by them.

10. As per the new rule the special category students appearing for X or XII examination shall be allowed additional time as given below:

(i) 60 minutes for a paper of 3 hours duration.
(ii) 50 minutes for a paper of 2 ½ hours duration
(iii) 40 minutes for a paper of 2 hours duration
(iv) 30 minutes for a paper of 1 ½ hours duration.

11. The Centre Superintendent shall make the sitting arrangements for special category candidates on the ground floor, as far as possible;

12. Alternative type questions are provided in lieu of questions having visual inputs for the blind candidates in English Communicative and 10 Social Science for Class X and History, Geography and Economics and Political Science for Class XII;

13. Question papers of Maths and Science in Braille for Class X for Blind candidates.

14. Separate question papers in enlarged print for Mathematics and Science in Class X are provided for candidates having visual impairment;

15. The Centre Superintendent(s) are directed to send the answer books of special category students in separate covers to the Regional Office concerned;

16. To facilitate easy access, a few selected schools are made examination centres for special students;

17. Blind candidates from Delhi have the facility to use computer or a typewriter for writing answers;

18. Teachers from blind schools are appointed as Assistant Superintendent(s) (Invigilators) at the special examination centres. However, precaution be taken to appoint different subject teachers on different days;

19. A separate column has been provided on the title page of the answer book for indicating the category of special candidates so that these answer books could be segregated for sending them separately to the Regional Office of the Board.

20. It is not mandatory for these candidates to do the calculations themselves.


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3 thoughts on “CBSE Rules for Persons with Disabilities in Board Exams”

  1. I wish to have any information about concession for Deaf – Hearing Impaired students. Optional subject for SSC and 12th course

  2. 48. great post, very informative. I wonder why the other specialists of this sector don’t notice this. You must continue your writing. I’m confident, you have a huge readers’ base already!

  3. my query is can a dyslexic child (under certification from GMCH) who has dropped maths in class 10 and want to continue commerce in class 11 get his subject ?

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