CBSE Fee Hike: The CBSE last week increased the examination fee for the class 10 and 12 board examination students. The move which brought in a lot of criticism by the parents has caused the CBSE to clarify the reason for the hike in examination fee. While the students all over the country belonging to the CBSE board have to pay the increased amount as examination fee, the SC/ST students from Delhi have had a special concession wherein they need to pay only Rs. 50 for the examination and the rest will be paid the board. The CBSE secretary has assured that the students from the SC/ST category in Delhi can continue paying Rs. 50 as examination fee while the revised amount will be paid by the Delhi government.
This decision came in as a huge relief for the SC/ST students as the revised amount is considered to be double the amount students have been paying until last year. Tripathi added that the board has decided to restore the practice of charging the students from the Scheduled Caste and Schedule Tribe in Delhi with Rs 50 for the class 10 and 12 board examination.
The board had increased the examination fee for class 10 and 12 students last week. As per the revised fee, the students from the general category are required to pay Rs 1500 for 5 subjects and an additional amount of Rs. 300 for the additional subjects. The students from the SC/ST category are required to pay Rs. 1200 for 5 subjects.
The board has earlier come out to clarify the reason for increasing the examination fee for class 10 and 12 students. According to the board, the deficit of Rs 200 crores is the reason for increasing the board fee for class 10 and 12 students.