The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 10th and 12th Board Examinations has begun at all the affiliated schools of the country. As per the sources, more than 25 lakh students will sit for the examinations. According to the timetable released by the board on the official website i.e. cbse.nic.in, the Class 10th board examination 2018 would finish on April 4, 2018, and the Class 12th would conclude by April 13, 2018.
The official notification also states that the examinations for both class 10th and 12th would start at 10.30 am. The board had released various notices earlier regarding the examinations including the use of computers for candidates with special needs as well as the revision of the passing criteria for CBSE Class 10th Board Examination 2018.
Ahead of the crucial examination CBSE has released another important notice for students and the authorities concerned. The notice is for students, who are suffering from sudden illness just before the examination. The notice states that the students who have been taken suddenly ill or rendered incapacitated due to an accident which renders them unable to write the examination, may, in such situations, avail the use of a scribe.
These scribes would be provided by the examination centers allotted to them. The duty of allocating the scribe would rest over the Centre Superintendent or the CS of the exam center. Also, the scribe so allotted should be from a class lower than the one for which the candidate is taking the examination. The other provisions regarding the use of the scribe for students with special needs remain the same.
For more details on this regard, candidates can visit the official website of the board. The exam will be conducted at 4,453 centers across India and 78 centers outside India. Similarly, for class XII, the exam will be held at 4,138 centers in India and 71 centers abroad.
"The board has made appropriate arrangements with state authorities and local police to ensure trouble-free examinations throughout the country," the CBSE official said.
Students suffering from diabetes are allowed to carry eatables inside the examination centers. From this year, CBSE is also allowing candidates with special needs to write their exams using laptops but their device will have to undergo an inspection by the computer teacher at the exam center and no Internet access will be allowed. A total of 4,510 and 2,846 differently-abled candidates have registered for class 10th and 12th examinations, respectively.