Dyslexic Students Can Use Calculator in Board Exam: Supreme Court Asks CBSE to Decide on case-by-case basis

October 22, 2018, 7:15 am

The Supreme Court has asked the CBSE to decide on a case-by-case basis whether a calculator should be allowed during examinations for those students who is suffering from dyslexia or other forms of disabilities.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said there cannot be a uniform rule in this regard and that the CBSE should take a decision taking into account the sensibilities and needs of the candidates concerned.

"The question of providing concessions/facilities to the children/ persons with disabilities, naturally, would depend upon the facts of each case. Consequently, all questions arising are left open to be decided in appropriate cases," stated the Court in its recent order.

In 2007, the CBSE had moved the court in appeal against two orders by the Bombay High Court which allowed the use of calculator by candidates suffering from dyslexia.

In its order, the HC had noted that the Maharashtra State Education Board already had provisions for allotting extra time and use of calculators for examinees suffering from disability of certain kinds.

By news18