CBSE changes exam rules for disabled students as per RPWD 2016
February 20, 2018
The Central Board of Secondary Education - CBSE has released its examination by-laws for the academic year that explain the guidelines to be followed for students with disabilities.
The new laws have been made by amending the existing rules, as per the provisions of the RPWD act 2016.
The rules now state that they cover candidates with disabilities as defined by the Rights of Persons With Disabilities Act 2016.
Some of the rules include exemption from examination in third language for students with disabilities.
The rules also provide the compensatory or extra time allotted to students that are appearing for CBSE examinations:
For a paper of three hour duration, compensation time is 60 minutes.
For an examination of two and a half hour duration, compensation time is 50 minutes.
For a paper of two hour duration, compensation time is 40 minutes.
For an exam of one and a half hour duration, compensation time is 30 minutes.
Another rule now allows the writer or scribe used by disabled candidates to be qualified in any subject and any level.
Earlier the scribes were not allowed to help the disabled students if they had received their qualifications in the same subjects as the one that the candidate was appearing for.
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