Exam Facilities by CBSE to the differently abled

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Certain relaxations are given to the physically challenged, dyslexic and spastic students appearing for the exams. Students having learning disabilities can take breaks during the exam  and those having dyslexia, blindness or autism can get a writer or Amanuensis for writing their exams. Sixty minute of extra time in each paper is given to these students. The students who have the problem of Dyscalculia are exempted from studying maths.  Dyslexic/spastic/physically handicapped students have the option of studying one compulsory language as against two and any four subjects from the following:UNESCO has estimated that 2% of the physically challenged children in the developing countries like India are fortunate enough to receive educational facilities. Their disability becomes a hurdle to higher education, a greater hurdle than the gender bias, economic conditions or backwardness. Therefore, we should be well aware of and carefully monitor the needs of special students before any Intervention program is designed and implemented. Every student’s unique requirements have to be customized while providing special educational facilities.

These children confront problems quite often out of their own complexes and they are afraid of the unknowns when coming out of their protected home environment. Sometimes they lack confidence and need to work hard and over to compete with the “abled students”.

Considering such problems, CBSE has come up with an idea of appointing special educators and counsellors for the disabled students. Besides the counselling facility  available all the year round, there are many help lines opened before the crucial 10th and 12th board exams. The counsellors are available online or on telephone. They answer the queries of the disabled students as and when required. These special educators and the counsellors not only counsel the students but also sometimes try to remove the anxiety of the worried parents by relieving and removing their apprehensions and doubts. They also inform the  facilities available to the students with special needs.

These counsellors and educators are trained especially to treat and pay attention to these children careful enough by the CBSE. They are also instructed the polite ways to talk with these children without getting irritated. Empathy along with love is the basic need of these children which is adequately taken care of.

And the students with learning disabilities have been comfortably counselled, encouraged and motivated to sit in the exams they are afraid of appearing. It is seen that the pressure of performance is released from their minds.

While keeping with the aims and objectives of National Education Policy and Sarv Shikhsa Abhiyan, the Central Board of Secondary Education has taken certain steps for the disabled students during the time of examinations.

Relaxations during the Examination and Study

Certain relaxations are given to the physically challenged, dyslexic and spastic students appearing for the exams. Students having learning disabilities can take breaks during the exam  and those having dyslexia, blindness or autism can get a writer or Amanuensis for writing their exams. Sixty minute of extra time in each paper is given to these students. The students who have the problem of Dyscalculia are exempted from studying maths.  Dyslexic/spastic/physically handicapped students have the option of studying one compulsory language as against two and any four subjects from the following:

  • Mathematics, Science, Social Science, 2nd language
  • (Music, Painting, Home Science and Introductory Information Technology)
  • Physical therapy exercises are regarded equivalent to Physical and Health Education.
  • Teachers are also given special training by the CBSE on the marking criteria for such children.

Such steps would surely prove beneficial and the number of disabled students appearing for the CBSE board exams, which merely is 1%, would definitely increase in times to come.  Such reforms and measures are eminently desirable not only from the social but from the economic point of view as well. These students just need proper guidance and facilities for excellence in the areas of their inborn talents. And the country cannot and would never like to afford wastage of these talents just only because they are the victims of some kind of disability.

8 thoughts on “Exam Facilities by CBSE to the differently abled”

  1. My daughter have writing problems .She is in 8th standard .some people are telling she have dyslexia.How can we fix this problem.

  2. My daughter is having cerebral palsy with 80% disability. Last year she got 7.2 CGPA in CBSE. 10th board.She opted for science and cleared all the tests throughout the year but in season ending exam she got 19.5 whereas the pass mark is 23. The question paper itself has two questions of 5 marks out of syllabus as per CBSE physics syllabus 2015-2016.the physics dept also reconfirmed that. But nothing constructive happened.l am still trying to give justice to my daughter but have not yet found a single person in the system who could genuinely help Coena out of the situation because I met a lot of people who tried their BEST??? to help Coena VERBALLY.please if anybody could help otherwise she will loose a whole year for this 3.5 marks.please

  3. meri daughter hai use dyslexia bataya hai . school jati hai school support kerta hai .per cbse ki guidelines mein hai ki in bachon ko time extra milega per ye inka solution nahi hai inka paper alag se bane .normal hein nahi per normal paper karein esa keise possible hai.subjects kam kerte hein tab bhi nahi ker pate. 6th mein hai mujhe please koi esa contact number dijiye ki mei apni baat share ker sakoon.is type ke bachon mein her type ki problem hoti hai jaise learning,writing,social na hona ,fear.phir bhi mein use show nahi hone deti ki usme koi problem hai.dekhne mein normal baccha lagta hai.inke liye calculator use kerne ko allow kare cbse. taki ye kutch to karein.school cbse ke rules follow kerne lage hein. inke liye paper normal mat banayein.assessment ke according categories hoti hein uske according banayein.inki percentage inke liye problem na bane. fail inme koi nahi hona chahiye.smart class se ya options ho,is type se ye study ker sakte hein. inhe writer deker bhi ye bacche kutch nahi ker sakeinge.kyonki bolna to bacche ne hai use samajh hi nahin aaya paper to kya normal paper ker sakega.jaise abhi cbse ne 10th and 12th ke liye paper ke liye sub school ke bachon,teachers ke views mange the weise hi in ke liye bhi kutch esa ho .inke liye boards school mein ho to comfortable feel karein .exam inke liye problem hai..please help karein taki yeh bacche life mei kuch kar sake n self dependent ban sake….Day By Day inme progress hoti hai but cbse k according na k barabar hoti h .

    1. hello maam… You are absolutely right . You can understand the situation of your child better than anyone else… people like you can contribute to bring changes in system. i request you to take the help of school authority to put your efforts before cbse.. all the best….

  4. I still have apprehensions wuthvrefard to the implementation of the policies by schools. Do they realky work on it? Are they really sensitive enough to have the chikd a say in deciding his/her choice if subjects? No. They go by their own assumptions and have a set mind set.vThey donot hesitate in labelling a child and discouraging him/her from exploring options just because they fear the schools repufation and board result. I would realky like to visit a school which truly folliws the rules n where teachers respect these children the same as others. If someone knows of such a school, pls share .

    1. my child is having Cerebral Palsy…..just passed tenth CBSE from Nagpur, got 80%
      At the beginning school was not aware about the rules and regulations for Specially Able children…but to a large extent now they have information….school and teachers are supportive and have encourage my child and thats why he is able to score 80% in tenth CBSE….
      for information or guidance you can mail me in my id:regalngp@yahoo.com

      Pranav Mehta

  5. Dose the school. Really. Follow signs this rule so for. Dyslexic children sorry to say no not in.kolkata. My children. Is facing. Such bad experience. Because. He is dyslexia if seriously. Any one could. Take a action. Over it

    1. my child is having Cerebral Palsy…..just passed tenth CBSE from Nagpur, got 80%
      At the beginning school was not aware about the rules and regulations for Specially Able children…but to a large extent now they have information….school and teachers are supportive and have encourage my child and thats why he is able to score 80% in tenth CBSE….
      for information or guidance you can mail me in my id:regalngp@yahoo.com
      Pranav Mehta

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