Under section 34 of “The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016”
, persons with benchmark disabilities are eligible for Reservation. The reserved categories of disabilities mentioned under this Act are namely:
Blindness and low vision;
Deaf and hard of hearing;
Locomotor disability including cerebral palsy. leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy;
Autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability and mental illness;
Multiple disabilities from amongst persons under clauses (a) to (d) including deaf-blindness in the posts identified for each disabilities.
Note: Definition of the above specified disabilities will be as per “THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, 2016”. The allocation of reserved vacancies for the persons with benchmark disabilities will be as prescribed in the “The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016” and as per vacancies reported to IBPS by Participating Organisations.
I. Guidelines for Persons With Benchmark Disabilities using a Scribe
The visually impaired candidates and candidates whose writing speed is affected permanently for any reason can use their own scribe
at their cost during the online examination, subject to limits as in (i) and (ii) below. In all such cases where a scribe is used, the following rules will apply:
• The candidate will have to arrange his / her own scribe at his/her own cost.
• The scribe may be from any academic stream.
• Both the candidate as well as scribe will have to give a suitable undertaking along with call letter at the time of examination confirming that the scribe fulfills all the stipulated eligibility criteria for a scribe mentioned above. Further in case it later transpires that he/she did not fulfill any laid down eligibility criteria or suppressed material facts the candidature of the applicant will stand cancelled, irrespective of the result of the examination. Proforma of undertaking is available on RBI web site
• The same scribe cannot be used by more than one candidate. In addition the scribe arranged by the Candidate should not be a candidate for the examination
. If violation of the above is detected at any stage of the process, candidature of both the candidate and the scribe will be cancelled. Candidates eligible for and who wish to use the services of a scribe in the examination should invariably carefully indicate the same in the online application form. Any subsequent request may not be favorably entertained
• Only candidates registered for compensatory time will be allowed such concessions since compensatory time given to candidates shall be system based, it shall not be possible for the test conducting agency to allow such time if he / she is not registered for the same. Candidates not registered for compensatory time shall not be allowed such concessions.
• The candidate should opt for using scribe/compensatory time
only if they are eligible for availing these services/concessions as per the rules and guidelines of Government of India under RPWD Act, 2016
in this regard.
• The above guidelines are subject to change in terms of GOI guidelines/clarifications, if any, from time to time. Candidates while indicating Scribe/Compensatory Time
must ensure that they are eligible to avail such facility/concession as per the GOI guidelines/clarifications in this regard.
Guidelines for candidates
(i) with OH-locomotor disability and cerebral palsy:
time of twenty minutes per hour
shall be permitted for the candidates with OH-locomotor disability and cerebral palsy and PWD candidates as defined under RPWD Act. 2016
, where dominant (writing) extremity is affected to the extent of slowing the performance of function (minimum of 40% impairment).
(ii) Visually Impaired candidates:
• Visually Impaired candidates (who suffer from not less than 40% of disability) may opt to view the contents of the test in magnified font and all such candidates will be eligible for compensatory time of 20 minutes for every hour
• The facility of viewing the contents of the test in magnifying font will not be available to Visually Impaired candidates who use the services of a Scribe for the examination.
The scribe will be allowed to be used as per the guidelines issued vide Office Memorandum F.No.16-110/2003-DDIII dated February 26, 2013 of Government of India
, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Department of Disability Affairs, New Delhi.
(iii) The candidates as defined under Section 34 (1) (d) & (e) of RPWD Act., 2016
will have to indicate while applying online, whether he/she need scribe or otherwise.
The above guidelines are subject to change in terms of GOI guidelines/ clarifications, if any, from time to time.
These guidelines are subject to change in terms of GOI guidelines/ clarifications, if any, from time to time.