CBSE has issued a statement on Sunday, removing the confusion among students over the increase in the fees of board examination. The board has clarified that the fee hike is not just for Delhi but for the entire country. CBSE also claimed that it has increased the fees after a gap of five years. Earlier it was reported that the fee for general category has been increased from Rs 750 to Rs 1500 and for SC-ST from Rs 50 to Rs 1200.
According to the statement of CBSE, "The fees of students of all categories of CBSE recognized schools in India have been increased. All the students used to pay a fee of Rs 750 earlier, which now they have to pay Rs 1500. No fee will be collected from visually impaired students.
The board has also clarified that SC-ST students were getting exemption only in Delhi. Under special arrangement, the fee for SC-ST students of Delhi was fixed at Rs 350, in which Delhi government deposited Rs 300 and Rs 50 students. Students of the general category of Delhi used to pay a fee of Rs 750, like the rest of the students of the country, who will now have to pay Rs 1500.