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Private Candidates

Who is a Private Candidate?

A ‘Private Candidate’ means a person who is not a regular candidate but is allowed to appear in the All India/Delhi Secondary School Examination of the Board.

Eligibility

Persons eligible to appear as ‘Private Candidate’ at Delhi Senior School  Certificate (Class XII) Examination

(i) A candidate who had failed at the Delhi Senior School Certificate Examination of the Board will be eligible to reappear at a subsequent examination as a private candidate in the syllabus and text books as prescribed for the examination of the year in which he/she will reappear.

(ii) Teachers serving in educational institutions affiliated to the Board, who have already passed Secondary or an equivalent examination at least two years before taking the Senior School Certificate Examination. Teacher candidates shall submit their application form along with a certificate by the Head of School in which they are serving duly countersigned by the Director of Education of the State/Union Territory concerned to the Regional Officer of the Board of the region in which the teacher is serving;

(iii) Women candidates who are bonafide residents of the National Capital Territory of Delhi and have passed the Delhi Secondary or an equivalent examination at least two years before appearing at the Senior School Certificate Examination.

(iv) Physically handicapped students having passed the Secondary School Examination or its equivalent at least two years before appearing at the Senior School Certificate Examination on producing reasonable evidence of having deficiency to attend normal
institutions for the purpose of studies.

Persons eligible to appear as “Private Candidate” at All India Senior School Certificate (Class XII) Examination

(i) A candidate who had failed at the All India Senior School Certificate Examination of the Board will be eligible to reappear at a subsequent examination as a private candidate in the syllabus and text books as prescribed for the examination of the year in which he will reappear.

(ii) Teachers serving in educational institutions affiliated to the Board who have already passed Secondary or an equivalent examination at least two years before taking the Senior School Certificate Examination. Teacher candidates shall submit his application form along with a certificate by the Head of school in which they are serving duly countersigned by the Director of Education of the State/Union Territory concerned to the Regional Officer of the Board of the region in which the teacher is serving

 

Procedure for Submission of Applications of Private Candidates at All India/ Delhi Senior School Certificate Examination (Class XII)

(i) A private candidate must submit to the Regional Officer of the Board within the prescribed limit an application in the form prescribed together with the prescribed fee for the examination (vide Annexure II) and three copies of passport size photographs duly signed by the candidate and countersigned in case of teacher by the authorities mentioned in by law 17(ii)
(a) or by law 18 (ii) and in case of others a member of the Governing Body of the Board or Head of a School affiliated to the Board.

(ii) If the application of a private candidate is received after the prescribed date, he shall pay a late fee as prescribed.

(iii) When a private candidate’s application for admission to the examination is rejected, the examination fee, including late fee, if any paid by him less Rs.10/- or the amount as decided by the Chairman from time to time will be refunded to him provided that in the case of candidates whose applications have been rejected on account of the candidate’s producing a false certificate or making a false statement in the application, the full amount of fee shall be forfeited.

(iv) Private candidates shall not be allowed to offer for their examination, a subject (even if the subject is recognised for the examination) which is not being taught in an affiliated School.

(v) Private candidates shall not be allowed to offer such subjects for the examination which involve practical work except in the case of candidates who had failed earlier and who had put in a regular course of study at an institution affiliated to the Board in the previous academic year. However notwithstanding this condition, female candidates may offer Home Science
with practical.

(vi) Those regular candidates who have failed to obtain promotion to class XII of the school affiliated to the Board or any other recognised Board shall not be admitted to the Senior School Certificate Examination of the Board as private candidates.

(vii) Every year, in the beginning of the session, the Heads of Schools shall send to the Regional Officer concerned, a list of female and handicapped students who have been detained in class XI containing student’s name, date of birth, the name of his father or guardian and the place of residence.

 

Procedure for Submission of Applications of Private Candidates at All India/Delhi Secondary School Examination

(i) The application forms for teachers shall be countersigned by the Director of Education of
the State/U.T. concerned and those of others by a member of the Governing Body of the
Board or by the Head of an institution affiliated to the Board.

(ii) A private candidate must submit within the prescribed date to the Regional Officer concerned, an application in the form prescribed together with the prescribed fee for the examination and three copies of the passport size photograph duly signed by the candidate and countersigned by one of the authorities mentioned at (i) above.

(iii) If the application of a private candidate is received after the prescribed date, he shall pay late fee as prescribed.

(iv) When a private candidate’s application for admission to the examination is rejected,the examination fee, including late fee, if any paid by him less Rs. 10/- or the amount as decided by the Chairman from time to time will be refunded to him provided that in the case of candidates whose applications have been rejected on account of the candidates’  producing a false certificate or making false statement in the application, the full amount of fees shall be forfeited.

(v) Those regular candidates who have failed to obtain promotion to class X of the school affiliated to the Board or any other recognized Board shall not be admitted to the Delhi Secondary School Examination of the Board as private candidates.

(vi) Every year, at the beginning of the session, the heads of Schools shall send to the Regional Officer, Delhi, a list of female and handicapped students who have been detained in class IX containing student’s name, date of birth, the name of his/her father or guardian and the place of residence.

(vii) Women Private candidate under bye-law 20 shall not be allowed to offer Science and Technology with practical work unless she has put in a regular course of study in an institution affiliated to the Board and produces a certificate to that effect to the satisfaction of the Board. However, not withstanding this condition they can offer Home Science with Practical without such a certificate.

(viii) Private candidates shall not be allowed to offer for their examination a subject (even if the subject is recognized for the examination) which is not being taught in an affiliated institution.

Exemption from Examination in the Third Language

Exemption from examination in the third language may be granted to the following categories
of students:

(a) foreign nationals studying in schools affiliated to the Board;

(b) wards of Indian nationals admitted to class IX after a minimum of two years of stay abroad; .

(c) students admitted to class IX from school affiliated to State Boards, where only two language formula is in vogue;

(d) Dyslexic, Blind students and those suffering from speech or hearing defects.

 

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