Persons eligible to appear as Private Candidates for Delhi Secondary School Examination
The following categories of candidates shall be eligible to appear as private candidates at the Delhi Secondary School Examination of the Board in the syllabi and courses as prescribed for the examination concerned on the conditions as laid down below :-
(a) candidates who had failed at the Delhi Secondary School Examination of the Board;
(b) teachers serving in educational institutions affiliated to the Board; and
(c) (i) Women candidates who are bonafide residents of the National Capital Territory of Delhi and satisfy the following additional conditions:- (a) that they have privately pursued the prescribed course of study under proper guidance; and (b) that they are unable to join a Secondary School affiliated to the Board or there are such other reasons compelling them to appear at the examinations as a private candidate. (ii) A Girl student who has left an institution at a stage earlier than or in Class IX shall not be permitted to appear at the examination as a private candidate in a year earlier than in which she would have appeared, had she continued her studies in a recognised institution upto Secondary Examination.
(d) Physically handicapped students on producing reasonable evidence of having difficulty to attend normal institutions in the subjects not involving practical training / examination.
(e) Regular candidate (s) of the previous year who have complete regular course of studies and have been allotted Roll No. for appearing at the examination but could not appear at the Annual Examination due to medical reasons except shortage of attendance as laid down in the Examination Bye laws will also 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.
Persons eligible to appear as Private Candidates for All India Secondary School Examination
(i) A candidate who had failed at the All India Secondary School Examination of the Board will be eligible to reappear at the subsequent examination as a private candidate in the syllabi and text books as prescribed for the examination of the year in which he will reappear.
(ii) Teachers serving in educational institutions affililated to the Board.
(iii)Regular candidate (s) of the previous year who have completed regular course of studies and have been allotted Roll No. for appearing at the examination but could not appear at the Annual Examination due to medical reasons except shortage of attendance as laid down in the Examination Bye laws will also be eligible to reappear at a subsequent examination as a private candidate.
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 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 recognised Board shall not be admitted to the Delhi Secondary School Examination of the Board as private candidates.
(vi) Every year in 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, name of his//her father or guardian and the place of residence.
(vii) Women Private Candidate shall not be allowed to offer Science 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 the 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 recognised for the examination) which is not being taught in an affiliated institution.