On August 11, 2019, The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) increased the fees of Class 10 and 12 board examinations for SC and ST students from Rs 50 to Rs 1,200, while the amount has been doubled for those from the general category, who will now have to pay Rs 1,500. And since then it has been facing a lot of criticism. Here’s the timeline of what all had happened in the last 2 days regarding CBSE’s decision of fee hike.The board notified the changes in the fees last week and has asked the schools who had already begun the registration process and charged students as per the old fee structure, to now collect the difference in amount.
CBSE Fee hike 2019:
- The Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe students will have to pay Rs 1,200 for five subjects, while earlier they were supposed to pay Rs 50 for the same, a hike of 24 times.
- While, The general category students who were paying Rs 750 earlier, will now pay Rs 1,500 for five subjects.
- For appearing for an additional subject in Class 12 board examination, the SC and ST students who were earlier not supposed to pay any extra fee will now have to pay Rs 300. General category students will also have to pay Rs 300 for an additional subject, instead of Rs 150 earlier.