Central Board of Secondary Education has revised its guidelines for scribe services to the person with disabilities appearing for Joint Entrance Exam. JEE Main is a nationwide Joint Entrance Exam organized by CBSE for the admission in BE/B.Tech and B.Arch. courses. The exam is scheduled for April 8, 2018 in offline method while the online method will be held on April 15 – 16.
CBSE has announced a corrigendum on January 10, 2018 for all the JEE Main candidates. There are many such aspirants who apply for the exam, so the change in the provision is to bring notice to such aspirants.
The guidelines were previously announced in the Information Brochure of JEE (Main) 2018. These were mentioned under para 2.5 (Provisions for Persons with Disabilities) page 10 of the Information Bulletin.
Scribe services are given to the aspirants who are Visually Impaired, Dyslexia or those who have the disability in the upper limbs or have lost finger/hands which make them unable to fill the Optical Answer Sheet (ORS). Basically, these are the aspirants who are unable to fill the bubbles on their ORS sheet because of any kind of difficulty as said in the JEE Main brochure.
The amendment said that only Class 11 students from the Science stream, with Mathematics as one subject can be the scribe for persons with disabilities. In the previous bulletin, only Class X students could only be the scribes for the appearing aspirants.