Special Provisions For PWD Candidates in CTET 2018

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is all set to conduct Central Teacher Eligibility Test, also known as CTET 2018 tomorrow i.e on December 09, 2018. CTET 2018 will be conducted for all the eligible candidates in offline mode across 92 Indian test centers. Keeping in mind, the comfort of the candidates applying under differently abled quota, CBSE has designed and released some special provisions, today! Candidates can read these provisions over the official website of CTET 2018 i.e www.ctet.nic.in.

Who Are Differently Abled Candidates?

CBSE recognizes a candidate with a disability as a candidate belonging to the “differently abled” category. Such candidate should have mentioned which sort of disability condition, they are facing, from the drop-down menu provided at the time of filling CTET 2018 Application Forms. Whether it is a locomotor impairment (Ortho), hearing & speech impairment (Deaf & Dumb) or they are visually impaired (Blind), it should be clearly mentioned. Such a candidate must possess a medical certificate and should be able to show the same as and when the authorities want to verify.


In the public notice dated December 7, 2018, a candidate falling under this category will be provided an additional 50 minutes for both the CTET papers. This condition will remain the same with or without a differently abled candidate using a scribe to appear for CTET 2018. Candidates will be allowed to opt for more than one scribe to attempting different papers. In case of an emergency, there will be flexibility provided in terms of the change of the allotted scribe. CBSE will only allow a candidate to take a scribe’s aid if the disability is 40% or more.

A candidate can carry their own scribe or the same will be provided by the Centre Superintendent on request. But the request in this regard needs to be made, a day prior to the exam date( i.e today) between 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Also, certain eligibility norms will be applicable to the differently abled candidates, but none will be applicable to the scribe. As informed earlier to the concerned authorities, special seating arrangements on the ground floor will be made for these candidates.

The authorities will be ensuring the timely supply of the CTET 2018 question papers to the visually impaired candidates. Also, separate question papers will be designed especially for such candidates.

Conduct Of CTET 2018

Candidates will be required to report at least 90 mins before the exam commences. As per the exam roll number, each applicant shall be seated in the seat allotted to him or her. So, that he or she doesn’t miss out on any announcement made related to important instructions.

The sealed CTET booklet and the answer sheet will be handed to a candidate, only 15 mins prior to the exam commencement time. After the exam has commenced, no candidate shall be allowed to enter the examination hall. CTET 2018 Admit Card, which was issued November 26, 2018, onwards needs to be necessarily carried.

Carrying of items like any reading material or notes, pencil box, plastic pouch, calculator, scale, notepad, pen drives, eraser, calculator, log table, electronic pen, cardboard etc. will lead to cancellation of candidature.

Also, a candidate found using any of the other unfair means like mobile phones, earphones, wallet, goggles, handbags, wristwatch, camera or Bluetooth device will be debarred from appearing for CTET. As the CTET 2018 responses need to be marked in an OMR answer sheet, candidates need to carry their blue/black ballpoint pen. Responses marked with a pencil will not be considered.

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