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CBSE Hikes Fees: Releases clarification on exams fee hike

CBSE Hikes Fees: Releases clarification on exams fee hike: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has recently issued an explanation on the rise in the exams fee structure for students. The board dismissed the media reports regarding this concern by releasing a statement in this regard. The statement states that the increase in the fee was just for the students in the national capital.

CBSE Hikes Fees

The statement released by the board titled ‘Facts About Exam Fee’, has categorically talked about that the exams fee has been increased for all parts of the nation, and not particularly for Delhi. The CBSE has also declared that there has been also a rise after a gap of five years.

The statement reads, “It is clarified that the board has increased the Board exams fee pan India and not especially for Delhi, as misrepresented by some portions of the media. This increase is after a gap of 5 years. The Board had not increased the fee in the last five years,”

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The statement also further comments that the rise in the fee has been functional on “all categories of students”. And it is not only limited just in India, but also to the schools located in abroad which has been affiliated to the CBSE have also been brought under the range of exams fee increment. Also, a resolution in this concern was also issued by the governing body of the CBSE.

“For all students in rest of the country, the fee used to be Rs 750 (or Rs 150 per subject), which has been raised to Rs 1500 (or Rs 300 per subject),” read the statement, which also further added that “there is no fees for the visually impaired students”.

Previously, the board had “a special arrangement” for the students in national capital, in which the fee for Scheduled Caste as well as Scheduled Tribe students used to be Rs 350. Out of this, Rs 300 was pay back by the Delhi government while the students were asked to pay just Rs 50.

The statement read regarding the increase in fee of the general category students, “The general category students of Delhi were earlier paying Rs 750 like rest of India, and will now pay Rs 1500,”

As per to the CBSE, the move has carried the fees structure at par with that of various further boards. Taking National School of Open Learning (NIOS) for instance, the charges are Rs 1800 for male candidates, Rs 1450 for females as well as Rs 1200 for SC/ST candidates at secondary level.

While, at the senior secondary level, the NIOS charges Rs 2000, for male candidates, Rs 1750 for females as well as Rs 1300 for SC/ST candidates. For each extra subject NIOS charges additional Rs 720.

Talking about making this step, the CBSE has also stated in the release that it “is a self-financed body”, which essentially “works on no profit no loss basis”.