CBSE to Allow the Use of Calculators in Board Exam for Children with Special Needs

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will allow the use of basic calculators for children with special needs in the board exam 2020. As per the news sources, CBSE Controller for Examination, Sanyam Bhardwaj has sent a letter to schools informing them that “The board has decided to facilitate students under Children with Special Needs (CSWN) category by permitting the use of simple basic calculator during Class 10 and Class 12 board examination”. Further, it was also mentioned, “Calculator will only be allowed to those students who have already been registered under CWSN category for the 2020 examination”. Read on to know the complete details on how to avail the facility of using the calculator in the board exam.

How Children with Special Needs (CSWN) can Avail the Facility of Calculator?

This facility is the effort of the board to extend concessions to Person with Benchmark Disabilities for Class 10 and 12 exams, in accordance with the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act – 2016. Students have been instructed to follow the below process to use this facility.

  1. Students who belong to the category of CSWN have to give a request to the schools by 28th January 2020.
  2. The request will be further forwarded by the Principals to the concerned regional office of CBSE.
  3. Students have to submit the appropriate certificate of physical disability, otherwise their request will not be taken into consideration.

Recently, the board has also released the CBSE admit card 2020 for both regular and private candidates. The CBSE Class 10 board exam is starting from 15th Feb 2020 and will continue till 20 March 2020. For CBSE Class 12 students, the board exam is also beginning on the same date, i.e 15th Feb 2020 but ending on 30th March 2020. For complete information on exam dates, students can visit the CBSE Date Sheet 2020 page.

This is the time when students should start with their revision and start solving the CBSE Sample Papers 2020 and CBSE previous year question papers. We wish you all the very best for your exam preparation.

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