As if Bananas and Eggs were not enough, now even Board Exams are paving their way into becoming ‘The Elite’. Pun intended!
In a staggering move, The Central Board Of Secondary Education (CBSE), after five years, has increased the fees of Class 10 and Class 12 Board Examinations by up to Rs 1,150.
Previously, the fees for students of General Category for both Class 10 and Class 12 was Rs 750, which is now doubled to Rs 1500 for Five Subjects.
Meanwhile, the SC and ST students who paid a bare minimum of Rs 350 earlier, will have to pay Rs 1200 for Five Subjects.
It’s also worth noting here, that in a special arrangement only for Delhi, the SC/ST students over there had to pay only Rs 50, while the remaining was paid by the Delhi Government.
Although on the special provision for Delhi, Controller of Examination Sanyam Bhardwaj said:
Earlier in Delhi, SC/ST students used to pay Rs 50 and the Delhi government paid the rest. Now, the CBSE will take Rs 1,200 entirely from the students. If the Delhi government reimburses them or pays for them, it’s an internal arrangement between schools and the Delhi government.
The hike is applicable from the academic session 2019-2020. Putting it simply forward, students who are appearing for Class 10 Board Exams next year, registered for it when they were in 9th and the same goes for students appearing for Class 12 Board Examinations.
In the words of a senior Board Official, it is indeed, after five years that CBSE has increased the fees.
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.
As far as the concern of additional subject for students appearing in Class 12 Board Examinations goes, the SC/ST students will have to pay Rs 300, who were not supposed to pay anything before. As for General Category students, they’ll also have to pay Rs 300 as opposed to Rs 150 earlier.
The official further added:
Hundred percent of visually-impaired students are exempted from paying CBSE examination fees. The student who fails to deposit the difference in the CBSE examination fee before the last date will not be registered and will not be allowed to appear in the 2019-20 examination. This hike has brought CBSE fee at par with other central board NIOS, which charges Rs 1,800 for male candidates, Rs 1,450 for females and Rs 1,200 for SC/ST candidates.
Not only this, even the migration fees, which was Rs 150 earlier, has increased to Rs 350.
Acche din much, you say?!