Special children taking class 10, 12 CBSE exams can use calculators 

To avail the facility, students have to give a request to the schools by January 28 and principals will have to forward it to the concerned regional office of CBSE. Photo: iStock

The Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE) will allow children with special needs appearing for class 10 and 12 exams to use basic calculators from this year, officials said.

“The board has decided to facilitate students under Children with Special Needs (CSWN) category by permitting the use of simple basic calculator during Class X and Class XII board examination. Calculator will only be allowed to those students who have already been registered under CWSN category for the 2020 examination,” CBSE Controller for Examination Sanyam Bhardwaj said.

To avail the facility, students have to give a request to the schools by January 28 and principals will have to forward it to the concerned regional office of CBSE.

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“Candidates who will request without appropriate certificate will not be allowed to use calculators during examinations,” Bhardwaj said.

The board had in 2018 allowed specially abled students to use computers or laptops to write their exam.

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