The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released important notice for class 10, 12 students with special needs availing scribe facility. As per the notice released, Children with special needs availing facility of scribe can choose not to appear for pending class 10 and 12 board exams as it will be difficult to comply with social distancing norms. The result of such candidates will be declared as per an alternative assessment scheme decided by the board.

A senior official of board 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, 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 total number of candidates under Children with Special Needs (CWSN) categories including visually impaired, dyslexics, muscular dystrophy, spastics, locomotor impairment, dwarfism and others, are 6,844 for class 10 and 3,718 for class 12. 

The exams which were postponed in view of the COVID-19 lockdown will now be conducted from July 1 to 15, 2020. The Class 12 exams will be conducted across the country, while the Class 10 exams will be conducted only for North East Delhi center which were postponed due to the law and order situation in the wake of protests against the amended citizenship law.

The board is yet to announce an assessment scheme for the exams that are not being conducted for foreign students and children with special needs.