The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has increased its examination fees for Class 10 and Class 12 board exams from Rs. 750 to Rs. 1,500 for five subjects. Meanwhile, the migration fees have been doubled from Rs. 150 to Rs. 350. Students who have not cleared their examinations and are seeking readmission will have to pay Rs. 5,000.
Students in the reserved category will have to pay Rs. 1200 for five subjects. Earlier, they had to pay Rs. 350. In a special arrangement for SC/ST students in Delhi, they were paying only Rs. 50 and the balance were paid by the Delhi government.
Regarding the issue, CBSE Examination Controller Sanyam Bhardwaj told ANI, “Now Delhi government may reimburse the fees paid by SC/ST students or pay it for them. Method of payment will be an internal matter between the Delhi government and students.”
A senior board official explained in a statement, “The increase is after a gap of five years. The fees have been increased for all categories of students in all affiliated schools of CBSE in India and abroad by a resolution if the governing body of the board.”
The official further added, “Hundred percent 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.”
He also said, “This hike has brought CBSE fee at par with other central boards, which charges Rs. 1,800 for male candidates, Rs. 1,450 for females and Rs 1,200 for SC/ST candidates.”
The hike fee is applicable from the 2019-20 academic session. The board notified the changes in the fees last week. It has asked the schools, who have already begun the registration process and charged students according to the old fee structure to now collect the difference in amount. The last date for paying the CBSE registration fees is 15th October, after which a penalty of Rs. 2,000 would be imposed.
Source: New 18Posted in National, News