Blind, cerebral palsy-affected candidates can use scribe to write civil services exams: UPSC
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has said that scribes can be used by the candidates suffering from blindness, locomotive disability and certain palsy to write civil services preliminary and main examination. An additional twenty minutes per hour shall also be given to such candidates as compensatory time.
As per the UPSC’s notification, “however, blind candidates and candidates with locomotor disability and cerebral palsy where dominant (writing) extremity is affected to the extent of slowing the performance of function (minimum of 40 per cent impairment) will be allowed to write the examination with the help of a scribe in both the civil services (preliminary) as well as in the civil services (main) examination,”.
The candidates with such disabilities appearing for the Indian Forest Service Examination will get additional 60 minutes for each paper. Candidates with low vision (minimum 40% impairment) can write the examination with the help of a scribe.
The candidates applying for Indian Forest Service Test should appear in the civil services preliminary examination because of the change in the exam pattern. Separate lists will be prepared with the names of eligible candidates to appear in Civil Services (Main) examination and Indian Forest Service (Main) examination.
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