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IBPS PO Pre Exam 2016: Guidelines Regarding Persons with Disabilities Using the Services of a Scribe

Oct 13, 2016 17:39 IST

    The facility of Scribe / Reader would be allowed to Visually Impaired (VI) and Orthopedically Challenged (OC) candidates who have disability of 40 % or more if so desired by the person. The facility of scribe is meant for only those candidates with disabilities who have physical limitation to write including that of speed. In all such cases where a scribe is used, the following rules will apply:

    • Please ensure that you are eligible to use the services of scribe as per Govt. of India guidelines governing the recruitment of Persons with Disabilities.
    • The candidate will have to arrange his/ her own scribe at his/ her own cost.
    • The scribe can be from any academic discipline.
    • Both, the candidate as well as the scribe will have to give a suitable undertaking, in the prescribed format with passport size photograph of the scribe. Further, in case it later transpires that the candidate/scribe has suppressed any material facts, the candidature of the applicant will stand cancelled, irrespective of the result of the test/ examination.
    • Candidates with disability who have physical limitation to write including that of speed shall be allowed compensatory time of 20 minutes per hour of the examination whether availing the facility of scribe or not.
    •  Any candidate who is not eligible to use scribe as per the guidelines referred to above, but uses scribe in the examination shall be disqualified to participate further in the recruitment process. Any candidate who is using scribe should ensure that he/she is eligible to use scribe in the examination as per the above guidelines. Any candidate using scribe in violation of the above guidelines shall stand disqualified and can be removed from service without notice, if has already joined the Bank.

    Note: In the test of Quantitative Aptitude the questions based on graph/ table and in the test of Reasoning Ability Non-Verbal items if any will not be displayed to Visually Impaired candidates (under Blind/ low Vision). They however would have to attend to remaining questions in the respective test. The candidates will be awarded marks based on the overall average for the respective test.

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