1. Subject choice: Special category students are exempted from studying a third language up to Class 8, and can choose one language and any four electives at Secondary School level. Electives available are: Mathematics, Science, Social Science, Another Language, Music, Painting, Home Science, Foundation of Information Technology, Commerce (Elements of Commerce) and Commerce (Elements of Book Keeping and Accountancy).
2. Scribe: Special category students have permission to opt for a scribe during examinations free of cost. The scribe will be selected by Centre Superintendent of the Examination Centre and must be a student of a class lower than the candidate taking the exam. The scribe will be given remuneration from the Board of Rs 100 per day.
3. Extra time during exam: Students from the special category appearing for Class 10 or Class 12 examination will receive extra time to complete their exam; 60 extra minutes for a paper of 3 hours duration, 50 extra minutes for a paper of 2 Â½ hours duration, 40 extra minutes for a paper of 2 hours duration and 30 extra minutes for a paper of 1 Â½ hours duration.
4. Alternative question paper: Question papers are also available in Braille, large print and choice of questions in place of visual based questions (example maps) are also provided for special category students.
5. Special exam centres: Candidates of special category can avail separate exam centres with provisions of easy access and flexible seating arrangements. Invigilators at the different exam centres are given extra training.
6. Informed regional centres: The answer sheets of the special category students include their specific condition and are sent to checking centres accordingly.
Source : India Today Education , 3rd March 2014