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CBSE 2024 Exams: Board to allow diabetic students to carry fruits, water bottle, glucometer to centre

The students will be allowed to carry the items including chocolates, fruits and medicines in a transparent pouch.

New Delhi :- The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will allow the students suffering from Type-1 Diabetes to carry chocolates, fruits and snacks to the exam centre. The board is set to conduct the Class 10, 12 exams 2024 from February 15. CBSE Class 10 board exams will conclude on March 13 while Class 12 exams will end on April 2. 

The students will however be allowed to carry the items in a transparent pouch, the CBSE notice issued on February 8 said.

CBSE board exam: Items allowed for diabetic students

  •  Sugar tablets, chocolate, candy
  •  Fruits like banana, apple, orange
  • Snack items like sandwiches and any high protein diet
  • Medicines require as per doctor’s prescription
  • Water bottle (500 ml)
  • Glucometer and glucose testing strips
  •  Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) machine, flash glucose monitoring (FGM) machine and or insulin pumps

The board has also released some standard operating procedures for the students carrying the items. These are:

  • The students will provide the information that they are suffering from Type-1 Diabetes during registration or submission of LOC.
  • Students are required to upload certain documents on the portal for availing the facilities in the board examinations including recommendations of the medical specialist for CGM/FGM/Insulin pump during the examinations and parent’s undertaking that CGM/FGM/insulin pump is provided to the students and no way it is a communication device which may hamper the safety of the examinations
  • To avail of these facilities, the school/student/parent needs to apply as per the schedule issued by the CBSE. No request once the schedule is over will be entertained
  • School or student will approach the examination centre at least a day before the start of the examination and intimate the Centre Superintendent about the items to be carried by the students.
  •  On the day of the examination also, the student will reach the school at least 45 minutes before the start of the examinations, by 9:45 am.
  •  All the applications/requests will be routed through the school with the prescribed documents. No direct request from the student to CBSE will be entertained.
  • Except for equipment(s) attached to the body, the rest of the items will be kept with the assistant superintendent (invigilator) in a transparent box/ pouch and could be taken by the students once they need it.

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