GENERAL GUIDELINES FOR PERSON WITH BENCHMARK DISABILITIES
a) USING A SCRIBE
The visually impaired candidates and candidates whose writing speed is adversely affected permanently for any reason can use their own scribe at their cost during the examination, subject to limits as mentioned below. In all such cases where a scribe is used, the following rules will apply :
- In case of persons with benchmark disabilities in the category of blindness, locomotor
disability (both arm affected-BA) and cerebral palsy, the facility of scribe/reader/lab assistant shall be given, if so
desired by the person. The candidate will have to arrange his/her own scribe at his/her own cost.
- The scribe arranged by the candidate should not be a
candidate for the examination.
- In case of other category of persons with benchmark disabilities, the provision of scribe/reader/lab
assistant can be allowed on production of a certificate to the effect that the person concerned has physical limitation
to write, and scribe is essential to write examination on his behalf, from the Chief Medical Officer/Civil
Surgeon/Medical Superintendent of a Government health care institution in the prescribed format.
- In case the candidate is allowed to bring his own scribe, the
qualification of the scribe should be one step below the qualification of the candidate taking examination. The
persons with benchmark disabilities opting for own scribe/reader should submit details of the scribe at the time of
filling up of the application forms.
- If violation of the above is found at any stage of the process, candidature for Exam of both the
candidates and the scribe will be cancelled.
- A person acting as a scribe for one candidate cannot
be a scribe for another candidate.
- The scribe should be from an academic
stream different from that stream prescribed for the post.
- Both the
candidates as well as scribe will have to give a suitable undertaking confirming that the scribe fulfils all the stipulated
eligibility criteria for a scribe as mentioned above. Further, in case, it later transpires that he/she did not fulfil any laid down
eligibility criteria or suppressed material facts, the candidature of the applicant will stand cancelled, irrespective of the result
of the written examination.
- Those candidates using a scribe shall be eligible for extra compensatory time of 20 minutes for every hour of the examination.
b) ORTHOPEDICALLY IMPAIRED CANDIDATES
|A compensatory time of 20 minutes per hour or otherwise advised shall be permitted for the candidates with locomotors disability and cerebral palsy where dominant (writing) extremity is affected to the extent of slowing the performance of function (minimum of 40% impairment).|
c) VISUALLY IMPAIRED CANDIDATES
For any discrepancy, the contents/provisions/conditions of detailed Advertisement will prevail.
|Visually Impaired candidates (who suffer from not less than 40% of disability) may opt to view the contents of the test in magnified print and all such candidates will be eligible for compensatory time of 20 minutes for every hour or otherwise advised for the examination.|
|The facility of viewing the contents of the test in magnifying font will not be available to Visually Impaired candidates who use the services of a Scribe for the examination.|