[AI] Policy for Examination
dineshkaushal at hotmail.com
Fri Feb 15 05:30:15 EST 2008
With regard to limiting the number of scribes per examination by RBI,
percentage of marks, different stream for the scribe, etc. I have tried to
present the scenario below, however these events did not occur at once, but
I had faced similar situations during my various exams.
I have written the problems in scenario form as arguments may not work, but
scenarios do sometimes convey the issues more clearly.
Of course the RBI condition was not there, but somehow examining bodies tend
to get such information fairly quickly, and they are very efficient in
adopting such rules.
Following scenario does not explain all the problems that I or others have
faced, but this is my first attempt, and already the story is getting a bit
1. I am going to appear for an examination for b.comm second year.
2. The schedule spans from 5 April to 20 May, god knows if it is a good
thing or bad, one gets enough time to prepare, but the length can kill
3. This is the time when some people are going for vacations or other are at
4. When I talked to my college authorities, they tell me that there is a
circular from CCD which says that I have to find someone who has less than
50 percent marks, 1 grade junior, and from different stream, and only one
person is allowed for the entire duration of the examination.
5. On further discussion, they tell me that last year they were not aware
about these rules, and when I find out, I get to know that the circular was
for professional exams, but the college would not budge .
6. I talk to a friend's acquaintance and request him to write my exams, who
has just finished 12th and is not busy during the same duration, but he
tells me that he has scored in his 11th grade 65 percent marks, and seems
not many people would have scored less than his marks.
7. I then get to talk to another friend, who is willing to write for me, who
has scored less than 50 percent in his 12th grade, and is now in his first
year, but since he has his exams at the same time, agrees only to write for
one paper. But I have a problem, as there is a rule that the a single scribe
should appear for all the papers, this person is also out of consideration.
8. I am not able to find a scribe who can write all my papers, and I am
feeling that this year I may not be able to appear for any of them.
9. Where as my other class mates are concerned about the course content, I
am yet not able to focus completely on my preparation, and the kind of
questions that may come, as my scribe is yet not arranged.
10. I gather more energy and contact my friends for further references, but
not many of them know someone with less than 50 percent marks, at least one
year junior, someone with different stream (who can understand how to write
advance math symbols) and is available for the entire duration.
11. Finally I am able to arrange one person, who has agreed for the entire
duration, so there seems some hope for this year.
12. Well, we are able to manage for 3 exams (with difficulty) as my scribe
does not understand advance math symbols used in graduation, as he is doing
B.A. pass, so I spend sometime with him to practice. Such situations are
normal, and I feel like preparing symbol chart for the reference, but who
knows if examiner will allow it.
13. During my 4th exam, suddenly he starts feeling intense pain in his head,
so we take a break for him to rest, and wait so that his headache improves
As time passes. After some time we try again, but within a few minutes it is
clear that he would not be able to focus on the writing, and we have to
arrange for the visit to the doctor. Visit to the doctor means that the
paper would not be finished, and I will have to reappear next year.
14. I think I should be able to appear for the last paper even though my
fourth paper was not completed, and I arrange for another person as my
original scribe is still not well.
15. When I present myself with new scribe, college authorities do not allow
me to appear, as the rule says that only one scribe is allowed during the
entire duration for one examination. So now I will reappear for 2 papers
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[mailto:accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in] On Behalf Of Pamnani
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2008 2:15 PM
To: accessindia at accessindia.org.in
Subject: [AI] Policy for Examination
This is the view of
Reserve Bank of India.
RESERVE BANK OF INDIA
CO. HRDD No. 4976/05.10.01/2007-08
Shri Rajinder Sood
Under Secretary to the GOI
Ministry of Finance
Department of Financial Services
New Delhi - 110001.
Letter from the Office of the Chief Commissioner for Persons with
Disabilities regarding complaint of MS. Kanchan Pamnani. Advocate
Please refer to your letter No.F.3/6/2007-SCT(B) dated November 6, 2007 on
the captioned subject.
In this connection we advise that the Reserve Bank of India Services Board
is providing the facility of scribe to the Visually Handicapped (VH)
candidates in the written examinations conducted by the Board. The following
guidelines are issued in this regard.
(i) VH candidate should arrange for his/her own scribe at
his/her own cost.
(ii) The academic qualification of the scribe should be one
grade lower to that of the candidate and should not be more than graduation.
(iii) The scribe will be required to furnish his particulars
in the prescribed format (copy enclosed) with photograph at the time of
examination. The particulars furnished by the scribe will have to be
certified by him/her as true and correct before commencement of the
examination. This will be in I the form of joint undertaking with candidate.
The VH candidate must bring the format duly completed in all respect along
with his/her admission letter at the time of the examination.
(iv) The VH candidate shall be responsible for any misconduct
on the part of scribe brought by him/her.
(v) Conversation between the candidate and the scribe should
not disturb in any way the peace in the examination or the other candidates
seated in the examination hall/room.
(vi) Such candidate who uses a scribe shall be eligible for
extra timeof20 minutes for every hour of examination.
(vii) Violation of any of the instructions shall. entail
cancellation of the candidature in addition to any other action that may be
taken by the Reserve Bank of India Services Board/Bank against the
candidate/scribe. The candidate/scribe shall be subject to the rules of the
(viii) The VH candidate can use the services of only one and the
same scribe for all the papers of the examination.
(T. M. Abraham)
Asst. General Manager
Human Resources Development Department, Central Office Building, Shahid
Bhagat Singh Road, Mumbai - 400001. India Tel: (022) 22661602, 22660940 Fax:
(022) 22702524 E-mail: helphrdd at .rbi.org.in
Particulars of the Scribe brought by the Visually handicapped Candidate
NAME AND ROLL NO. OF THE VISUALLY HANDICAPPED CANDIDATE
Paste a Photograph of the Scribe
DATE OF BIRTH OF THE VISUALLY HANDICAPPED CANDIDATE
NAME OF THE SCRIBE
ADDRESS OF THE SCRIBE
EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION OF THE SCRIBE
RELATIONSHIP, IF ANY, OF THE SCRIBE TO THE VISUALLY HANDICAPPED
We hereby declare that the particulars furnished above are true and correct
to the best of our knowledge and belief. We have read the instructions of
the Reserve Bank of India Services Board (as set out in enclosures with the
Admission letter) regarding the conduct of the visually handicapped
candidates/scribe at the examination and the other conditions therein and we
hereby undertake to abide by them.
SIGNATURE OF VISUALLY
SIGNATURE OF THE SCRIBE
(To be signed in the presence of
SIGNATURE OF THE INVIGILATOR/
Reserve Bank of India
Advocate & Solicitor
9, Suleman Chambers,
Battery Street, Colaba,
Mumbai - 400 039.
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