GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR PRELIMINARY AND MAINS EXAM CIVIL SERVICES(IAS)
(i) Candidates must write the papers in their own hand. In no circumstances, will they be allowed the help of a scribe to write the answers fo them.However,
blind candidates will be allowed to write the examination with the help of a
scribe.Blind candidates will also be allowed an extra time of thirty minutes at
each paper @ ten minutes per hour.
(ii) An extra time of twenty minutes per hour shall be permitted for the candidates with locomotor disability and cerebral palsy where dominant (writing) extremity is affected to the extent of slowing the performanc of function (minimum of 40%impairment) in the Civil Services (Main)
Examination only. However, no scribe shall be permitted to such candidates.
Note (1) : The eligibility conditions of a scribe, his/her conduct inside the examination hall and the manner in which and extent to which he/she can help the blind candidate in writing the Civil Services Examination shall be governed by the instructions issued by the UPSC in this regard. Violation of all or any of the said instructions shall entail the cancellation of the candidature of the blind candidate in addition to any other action that the UPSC may take against the scribe.
Note (2) : For purpose of these rules the candidate shall be deemed to be a blind
candidate if the percentage of visual impairment is Fourty Percent (40%) or
more. The criteria for determining the percentage of visual impairment shall be as follows :
Note (3) : For availing of the concession admissible to a blind candidate, the candidate concerned shall produce a certificate in the prescribed proforma from a Medical Board constituted by the Central/State Governments along with their application for the Main Examination.
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