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UGC NET PWD Instructions

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UGC NET PWD Instructions

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Under section 34 of “The Rights of Persons with Benchmark 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.


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UGC NET PWD Instructions: PWD Provisions:

  • The candidates with disability should fill in the type and percentages of disability correctly in the online application form. The visually challenged candidates who have 40% or more disability will be provided scribe/ reader on the request of the candidate.

  • Such candidate will have to submit the request to the NTA for the same at the time of applying online.

  • In case of any mishap at the last minute, they may place a request in writing with the Centre- Superintendent.

  • The Centre Superintendent will identify the scribe, only in case a request is received from the candidate, he/she would be allowed to meet the scribe a day before the examination to verify the suitability of the scribe.

  • 20 minutes for Paper I and 40 minutes for Paper II will be given as compensatory (extra time) for candidates with 40% or more disability irrespective of the fact that the candidate(s) is/are availing the facility of scribe/reader.



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UGC NET PWD Instructions: Scribe Guidelines:

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has been established by Ministry of Human Resource Development as an independent autonomous, self-reliant and selfsustained premier testing organization; and the conduct of the UGC-NET examination has been entrusted to the NTA by the Government of India.

In compliance of the Order dated 15.11.2018 passed by the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi in W.P © No.12222/2018, the NTA which is conducting the UGC-NET w.e.f. 18th December 2018 to 22nd December 2018, hereby notifies that in partial modification of the instructions issued in this regard by the NTA for UGC-NET December 2018 Examination, for eligible candidates with disability as per Government of India Order No.F.No.34-02/2015-DD-III of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment dated 29th August 2018, the scribe/ reader can be used without taking into criteria such as educational qualification, marks scored, age or other restriction as per Clause V of the above-mentioned Order and more over the candidate can opt for their own scribe/ reader.

There is no change in the remaining conditions.