Raising serious concerns, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has increased the fees of Class 10 and 12 board examinations.
According to reports, SC and ST students now have to pay Rs 1,200 instead of Rs 50, simultaneously, the amount has been doubled for students belonging to the general category as they will now have to pay Rs 1,500.
“It’s clarified that the board has increased Board exams fee pan India and not especially for Delhi. This increase is after a gap of 5 years. The fee has been increased for all categories of students in all affiliated schools of CBSE in India and abroad. For all students in rest of the country, the fees used to be Rs. 750 which has been raised to Rs 1500. There is No Fees for the visually impaired students. As a special arrangement only for Delhi, fees earlier used to be Rs 350 for SC/ST students of Delhi,” the CBSE statement said.
“Out of 350, SC/ST students paid only Rs 50 and rest Rs. 300 was reimbursed by Delhi Govt. General category students of Delhi were earlier paying Rs 750 like rest of India, and will now pay Rs 1500,” statement added.
It may be noted that students enrolled in CBSE schools abroad will have to pay Rs 10,000 for five subjects for both Class 10 and 12. Earlier it was Rs 5000. For such students, the fees for an additional subject in Class 12 has been fixed at Rs 2,000, as against Rs 1,000 earlier.