Well, their mental strength on studying higher education is really strong. The Prometric provided all necessary support for 61 differently-abled (DA) candidates who sought the same during the test on October 19. Sumitra Roy, MD of Prometric says "This year 61 DA candidates had requested for assistance during their test. In addition to making arrangements for these to be provided, Prometric has also assigned dedicated testing labs across several venues to accommodate them.".
The testing agency has been conducting the Computer-based CAT since 2009, providing necessary support to the DA candidates. According to the organizers, all the differently abled candidates successfully completed the test Special arrangements are made every year in order to enable test takers, regardless of Physical ability, to take test on a level playing field.
These 61 candidates belonged to different categories, including those having hearing impairment, locomotive disability, low vision or visual impairment and cerebral palsy and many others.
She also said that "Prometric is committed to making test centres around the world accessible to candidates who require special testing accommodations. This enables all test-takers, regardless of Physical ability, to test on a level playing field by providing them with some sort of support during their test".
Depending on the type of support requested, testing assistive devices that DA candidates were able to bring for the CAT include abacus (With calculator), hearing aid, wheel chair, magnifying screen (provided at the test centre) and Scribble/reader. DA candidates with scribble requirements were also given a time extension of one hour, distributed evenly across each section of the pattern.
Also, it is an interesting news that IIM's all over India have reserved almost 3% of seats for Disabled candidates.