Students with special skills can skip pending board exams: CBSE

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Jun 05, 2020, 03.09 PM(IST)

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). Photograph:( Others )

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The CBSE has also decided that no pending exams will be conducted in foreign countries.

Normally, students with special needs are allowed to avail the facility of scribe for class 10 and 12 exams conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). However, this year, due to the pandemic, CBSE has announced change in plans.

All students who need a scribe can opt to skip the exams for this academic year.

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The students who opt out of exams will have their result declared as per an alternative assessment scheme, CBSE announced.

While majority of the exams were finished before the lockdown, few subject exams were still pending sue tot the nationwide lockdown that was initiated in March by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to contain the spread of coronavirus.

Recently, CBSE had announced resumption of the pending exams between July 1 to July 15.

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"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 said.

The board grants several exemptions to children with special needs in accordance with the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Ac, 2016.

"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 category," the official added.

The CBSE has also decided that no pending exams will be conducted in foreign countries.