Riddhima Pal, a Madhyamik student from Malda Girls School, West Bengal, appeared in the board exams in a special way. She suffers from a unique disease called ‘Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type-II’ with a 100 percent disability. Riddhima’s spine is bent and the nerves are dying. She uses a special kind of belt that is attached to her body to keep her spine straight.
Riddhima is a native of Ingrejbazar in Malda. With special permission from the Board of Secondary Education, exams were organized for her at Chintamani Excellent High School in Malda. She was in a separate room and was given another 45 minutes to finish the paper. To write the paper, Riddhima strapped her body to a wheelchair and sat down on the specially designed table.
Since daily travel was a challenge for Riddhima, her family rented a house near the exam center. She has the ambition to become a software engineer in the future.
The West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) commenced the Madhyamik of Class 10 final examinations on March 7. This year’s exam registered a total of 11,18,821 students, with 6,21,931 girls and 4,96,890 boys. The state board will conduct class 10 final exams for the first time since 2020. The exams for the 2021 batch have been canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Meanwhile, in order to avoid a collision with JEE Mains 2022, the West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education (WBCHSE) has adjusted the examination schedule of Uccha Madhyamik of Class 12 for all disciplines. scheduled to take place between 13 and 20 April have been postponed.
The exams now end on April 28 instead of April 20. The higher secondary exam starts on 2 April. The first session of the Engineering Entrance Exam, JEE Main 2022, will take place on April 16 and 21, and the second session will take place on May 24 and 29. The exam dates have been changed by the board of West Bengal to avoid a clash with the first session.
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