The Central Board of Secondary Education, in a recent development, has imposed a hike on the board examination fees of Class 10 and Class 12 students.
For SC and ST students, the fees has been increased from Rs 50 to Rs 1,000 whereas the fees for general category will be doubled and now students will have to pay Rs 1,500 instead of Rs 750.
The students sitting for the Class 10 and Class 12 board exams had already registered when in Class 9 and Class 11 respectively. This announcement came in last week. Now the board has asked the schools who had initiated the registration process as per the old fee structure to collect the difference in amount.
As per the revised fees slab, the ST and SC students will now have to pay Rs 1,200 for five subjects, which is a hike of 24 times than what they paid earlier. The general category, on the other hand, will be paying Rs 1,500 for five subjects compared to Rs 750 earlier.
“The fees is applicable for both Class 10 and 12 examinations,” a senior CBSE official said.
There is also an increase in the fee amount for appearing for an additional subject in the Class 12 board examination. Earlier the ST and SC students who did not have to pay any extra fee will now have to pay Rs 300, whereas the general category students will now have to pay Rs 300 instead of Rs 150.
“100 per cent visually impaired students are exempted from paying CBSE examination fees. The student, who fails to deposit the difference in CBSE examination fee before the last date, will not be registered and will not be allowed to appear in the 2019-20 examination,” the official added.
The migration fees will also see an increase from Rs 150 to Rs 300 now.
Students studying abroad in CBSE schools will be now required to pay Rs 10,000 for five subjects for both Class 10 and Class 12. Prior to these changes, it was Rs 5,000. Whereas for an additional subject, they will be paying Rs 2,000 as compared to Rs 1,000 earlier.