This was the NORMS for criteria (as per 2011) ( from the 2011 INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTIONS TO
5.2. Eligibility criteria for various disabilities
a. Norms for Orthopaedic Disability
Candidates with permanent physical impairment of 40% and above are considered as disabled. The candidates with
orthopaedic disability of the following types are eligible for claiming Engineering Admission against Differently Abled
Persons category (Certificate No. IV on Page No. 22)
(i) Independent in ambulance with or without calipers but without walking aids.
(ii) Good Standing Balance without calipers but without any support.
(iii) Hand Function with normal limit without any aid
(iv) Good control over bladder & bowel
(v) Disease must be non progressive
b. Norms for Hearing Disability
Candidates with hearing ability of 40 db and above only in the better ear with speech discrimination score of 50% and
above are considered disabled and hence eligible for claiming Engineering Admissions against Differently Abled
Persons category (Certificate No. V on Page No. 23).
c. Norms for Vision Impairment
Candidates with low vision of 40% and above are considered as disabled, and hence eligible for claiming Engineering
Admission against Differently Abled Persons category (Certificate No. VI on Page No. 24).
Low Vision: Person with low vision means a person with impairment of vision of less than 6/18 to 6/60 with best
correction in the better eye or impairment of field in any one of the following categories:
a) Reduction of fields less than 50 degrees
b) Heminaopia with macular involvement
c) Attitudinal defect involving lower fields categories of Visual Disability all with correction