CBSE Allows Use of Calculators in Class 10 and 12 Exam This Year

Children with special needs appearing for the Central Board of Secondary Examination (CBSE) in class 10 or 12 will be able to use basic calculators from this year, officials said.


"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 CWSN category for the 2020 examination," he added.


To avail the facility, the students have to give a request to the schools by January 28 and principals will have to forward it to the 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.


The board had in 2018 allowed specially-abled students to use computer or laptops to write their exam.


How you can avail

This facility given by the board can be availed by only those students who are already registered for the 2020 examination under CSWN category.


To avail this facility, such students have to apply to their schools by 28 January 2020. After this, the principals of the concerned schools will send those applications to the concerned CBSE Regional Office.


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CBSE has said that students who fall under the category of especially competent children but are not registered under it, will not get the benefit of this facility given by the board during the examination.


It is worth noting that during the 2018 examination, CBSE had given permission to use computers and laptops to children falling under the especially competent category