The Central Board of Secondary Education or CBSE has decided that all specially abled students who need scribes to write their exam can skip the Pending Board Exams. A board official has confirmed this news to PTI.
Due to coronavirus pandemic followed by nationwide lockdown. The board exams of class 10 and class 12 were postponed. The Pending Board Exams of CBSE class 12th 2020 is scheduled to be conducted from July 1 to 15. Class 10 exams have been scheduled to be held in July. Class 10 exams are awaiting only for a section of students in North East Delhi.
The CBSE has devised an Alternative Assessment Scheme, for the specially abled students who do not wish to appear for the exam.
The board’s decision was a course of action to maintain the social distancing norms. This decision was taken to control the spread of coronavirus.
A senior board official told PTI ,
“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,”.
The Central Board of Secondary Education allowed several exemptions to specially abled students. These exemptions are in accordance with the Rights of Person with Disabilities Act, 2016.
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CBSE CLASS 12 EXAMS
The board has published a notification on June 2nd 2020 which says, “In case children with special needs making use of 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.”
The official told PTI,
“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.”
There are around 6844 and 3718 students for class 10 and class 12 respectively who are under the category of Children With Special Needs. Children with Special Needs (CWSN) category includes:
- Visually impaired
- Muscular dystrophy
- Locomotive impairment
- Dwarfism and others
The Class 12 exam will be held across the country. On the other hand the Class 10 exams are only pending in North East Delhi.Due to the law and order situations in the wake of protest against the amended citizenship law. The exams were not conducted in the national capital’s district.
COVID-19 AND POSTPONED EXAMS
Since March 16, 2020, all the universities and schools have been closed. Due to the nationwide classroom shutdown announced by the Centre to contain Covid-19 outbreak.
CBSE board had announced in April that it will conduct the pending exam in 29 subjects, which are important for admission to higher educational institutions.
The Central Board of Secondary Education has also decided that in foreign countries no pending exams will be conducted.
The board is yet to declare an assessment scheme for exams that are not being held.
The CBSE board, expects to announce class 10 and class 12, 2020 results by July end or August first week.
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