The CBSE has directed schools to ensure that all facilities and exemptions allowed to students with disabilities are available during board exams for Std X and XII. The board sent this notice to schools to accommodate specified disabilities as defined in a December 28 notification regarding Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act.

KK Choudhury , controller of examination, wrote to schools saying there is a “need to extend the facilities to candidates with specified 21 disabilities as listed in the schedule of the said notification“. He said students who wish to avail of exemptions must and make a request in a prescribed format. Spastic, visually impaired, physically handicapped, dyslexic, autistic and candidates with disabilities as defined in the Act can a scribe or get extra time or both.