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CTET Exam: Special Provisions for Differently Abled Candidates

Jagran Josh

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Delhi has been organising CTET twice a year, usually in the months of February and September. There are three basic These objectives of conducting CTET exam, bringing national standards and benchmark of teacher quality in selection process, inducing teacher education institutions and students from these institutions to further improve their performance standards and sending a positive signal to all stakeholders that the Government lays special emphasis on teacher quality.

Each time more than lacs of candidates from all India appear this teacher certification test and those qualified apply to various schools of central as well as state government schools across the country.

With CTET exam two different levels have been decided, one, determining eligibility for primary school teacher, i.e. for classes I to V, and second for teacher for classes VI to VIII.

In accordance  with  the  Ministry  of  Social  Justice and Empowerment Department (Central Government) of Disability guidelines,  following  instructions  are  applicable regarding  differently  abled candidates  during  the  conduct  of  CTET Examination:-

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1.  The differently abled candidates may be given compensatory time  of  50  minutes  in  each  paper  of  CTET  Examination  for  differently abled  candidates  who  are  making  use  of cribe/amanuensis.  All the candidates with disability not availing the facility of scribe may also be allowed compensatory time of 50 minutes.

2.  The facility of  scribe/amanuensis  may  be  allowed  to  any  person who has disability of 40% of more if so desired by the person.

3.  The  candidate  may  be  permitted  for  opting  of  his/her  own scribe/amanuensis  or  may  be  provided  by  the  Centre Superintendent on his/her request. Such candidates are advised to request the centre superintendent for amanuensis one day before the examination in between 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

4.  There will be no criteria for educational qualification, age etc. for the scribe/ amanuensis.

5.  Proper seating arrangement preferably at ground floor, should be made prior  to  the  commencement  of  Examination  to  avoid confusion.

6.  The time of giving  the  question  paper,  should  be  marked accurately and timely supply of question paper meant for visually impaired candidates, should be ensured.

7.  There  should  also  be  flexibility  in  accommodating any  change  in scribe/reader/lab  assistant  in  case  of  emergency.  The  candidates should  also  be  allowed  to  take  more  than  one  scribe/reader  for writing different papers especially for language. As per earlier CTET examinations, there will be separate Question Paper for Visually Impaired candidates.

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