The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has announced that it would be increasing the fees amount of Class X and XII Board exams. The fees amount have been increased by approximately Rs 1150. In the last five years, it is for the first time that CBSE has increased its Board Exam fees.
Earlier, the students belonging to General Category were supposed to pay Rs 750 for five subjects. Now they will have to pay Rs 1500 for the same. It is double the previous amount. Similarly, the students who classify themselves under the category of Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe would have to pay Rs 1200 for five subjects. Earlier they needed to pay only Rs 350.
Few months back, the Delhi govt had announced that it would be paying the Board exam fees of those students belonging to SC/ST category. These students needed to pay Rs 50, while the Govt of Delhi paid the rest.
A CBSE official while speaking to the media has stated that CBSE has increased Class X and XII Board Exam fees after a period of five years. It has been increased for students belonging to all the categories studying in CBSE schools across the country and abroad.
The board has applied this hike from the current academic year i.e. 2019-20. The students who will appear for Class X Board Exam usually register for this exam in Class IX itself. Meanwhile those who will appear for Class XII Board Exam, register for it during their Class XI tenure. The schools which have already registered their students as per the old amount have been asked to collect the fees again with a difference in amount.
If a student wishes to apply for an extra subject apart from five other subjects, then they will have to pay Rs 300 extra. The amount is the same for both General and SC/ST students. It was free for SC/ST students earlier while those belonging to General category had to pay Rs 150.