On Sunday, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) said that Delhi Government may reimburse the examination fee paid by SC/ST students of Class X and XII studying in Government schools directly to the students as the board will now take full amount from the reserved category (SC/ST) students.
The board announced to have doubled the fee of Class X and XII board examinations from ₹750 to ₹1,500. According to CBSE, for SC/ST students in Delhi Government school, will now have to pay ₹1,200 instead of ₹50 earlier.
“As a special arrangement only for Delhi, the fees earlier used to be ₹350 for SC/ST students of Delhi. Out of this ₹350, the students paid only ₹50 and rest ₹300 was reimbursed by the Delhi Government.”
The General Category students of Delhi were earlier paying ₹750 like rest of India, and will now pay ₹1,500,” said the CBSE release.
“There is no fee for the visually impaired students,” added the CBSE.
“Earlier in Delhi, we used to take ₹50 from SC/ST students and rest was reimbursed by Delhi Government. From now on, we will receive an increased amount of ₹,200 entirely from students,” said Sanyam Bhardwaj, Examination Controller, CBSE.
“CBSE fees for all categories is the same everywhere. It was Delhi Government which paid for SC/ST students. 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 Delhi government and the students,” he said.
The students enrolled in CBSE affiliated schools abroad will have to pay ₹10,000 for five subjects for both Class X and XII against ₹5,000.
The migration fee, which was ₹150 earlier, has also been increased to ₹350.
The students appearing for the Class X board exams are registered for it when in Class IX, and those appearing for Class XII exams are registered when in Class XI.