CBSE allows specially-abled students to skip pending board exam 2020
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CBSE allows specially-abled students to skip pending board exam 2020

6 June 2020 | Source: Oswaal Books Editorial Board

CBSE allows specially-abled students to skip pending board exam 2020

CBSE has decided to allow all specially-abled students who need scribes to write their exams to skip the remaining exams, confirmed a board official to PTI.

The pending CBSE Class 12 exams 2020 are scheduled to be held from July 1 to 15 and CBSE Class 10 exams, which are pending only for a section of students in northeast Delhi, have been scheduled to be held in July as well.

The CBSE will implement an “alternative assessment scheme” for students with disabilities who do not appear for the exams. The board’s decision was a measure to maintain the social distancing norms in place to control the spread of coronavirus.

"In case children with special needs availing the facility of scribe do not wish to appear in the forthcoming examination because of noncompliance of social distancing norms, the students can inform their respective schools and their result will be declared as per the assessment scheme to be decided by the board," a senior board official told PTI.

The Central Board of Secondary Exam grants several exemptions to children with disabilities in accordance with the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.

The notification issued by the board on June 2 said: "In case children with special needs availing the facility of scribe do not wish to appear in the forthcoming examination because of noncompliance of social distancing norms, their result will be declared as per the assessment scheme to be decided by the board."

"In addition to extra time, scribe or reader, computer or laptop (without internet), from this year we had also allowed use of basic calculators for candidates registered under CWSN (children with special needs) category," the official told PTI.

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