The CBSE has announced a hike in the examination fee for Class X and XII board exams 2020. The order does not apply to the schools of the Delhi government. The fee hike is said to follow a no profit no loss principle, HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said in Rajya Sabha. The examination fee has been increased from Rs 750 to Rs 1,500.
The decision was met with criticism from several quarters after which the reason for it was specified. The Board stated that a deficit of over Rs. 200 crore incurred in conducting examinations for Classes 10 and 12 is the reason for the decision.
"The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has increased the examination fees of class X and XII Board examination 2020, on no profit no loss principle, from Rs 750/- to Rs 1500/- for all categories of students, including SC/ST candidates for all schools in whole of India, except for schools of Delhi Government," the minister said.
"For 1299 schools of Delhi Government, examination fee for all categories of Class X students has been increased from Rs 375/- to Rs 1200/- and for Class XII students from Rs 600/- to Rs 1200/-. Thus, the examination fee for Class X and Class XII has not been increased by 2300 percent," he added.
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