Fees of Class 10 and 12 board examinations for SC and ST students has been increased fromRs. 50 to Rs. 1,200, while for genral category, the amount has been doubled and will now have to pay Rs 1,500, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has said.
According to the revised norms, the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe students will have to pay Rs 1,200 for five subjects. The general category students who were paying Rs 750 earlier, will now pay Rs 1,500 for five subjects.
Apart from this, the students appearing for the Class 10 board exams are registered for it when in Class 9, and those appearing for Class 12 are registered when in Class 11.
"The fees is applicable for both Class 10 and 12 examinations," a senior CBSE official was quoted as saying by PTI news agency.
"100 per cent 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," the official added.
The migration fees which was Rs 150 earlier, has also been increased to Rs 350.