CBSE to allow use of calculators during board examinations
New Delhi : The Central Board of Secondary Education has decided to allow children with special needs to use calculators during their board examinations for Class 10 and Class 12.
"The board has decided to facilitate students under Children with Special Needs (CSWN) category by permitting the use of a simple basic calculator during Class X and Class XII board examination," CBSE Controller for Examination Sanyam Bhardwaj said in a letter sent to schools.
"Calculator will only be allowed to those students who have already been registered under the CWSN category for the 2020 examination," he added.
For the same, the students will have to register with the school in advance by January 28 and principals will have to forward it to concerned regional office of CBSE.
"Candidates who will request without an appropriate certificate will not be allowed to use a calculator during examinations," Bhardwaj said.
In 2018, the board had allowed the usage of Laptops and Computers during the examination for the candidates with special needs.