It’s good news for students appearing for the Class X and XII examinations conducted by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) in March 2013. The council, which runs around 2000 schools across the country, has decided to reduce the examination fee by over 50 per cent in the next examinations for the benefit of students.
CISCE chairman Jose Aikara said, “We have decided to reduce examination fees from Rs 2100 to Rs 1000 this time”.
About 1.60 lakh students in Class X and 80,000 students in Class XII examinations had appeared last time. The number of candidates for both the examinations was expected to increase this time, he added.
Aikara said CISCE had already introduced the common syllabus at the higher secondary level. The students would appear for the examinations in 2014 as per the common syllabus designed as per the suggestions given by experts. He also said that extra relevant courses have also been added to help the students in the all India joint entrance examinations for the professional courses.