CBSE Board Exams 2020: Two Major Changes Class 10 & Class 12 Students Should Know

New Delhi: Over the last few days, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has brought major developments which are very likely to come into effect during the board exams 2020 and 2021. Among all the changes, the two major developments which have taken place is the hike in examination and registration fees of students and the subject-change methodology.

All the students are advised to have a look at the details provided below:

It is pertinent to mention that the CBSE had notified an increase in the examination fees for Class 10 and Class 12 and registration fees for Class 9 and Class 11 and migration fees.

While the fees for general category students for Classes 10 and 12 were doubled from Rs 750 to Rs 1500 for five subjects, the Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) students, who were paying Rs 375 earlier, will now pay Rs 1200 for five subjects, the Board clarified.

A few days later, the Board directed its affiliated schools not to entertain any request for subject change in Classes 10 and Class 12 on account of parents or students making their own arrangements to study.

To deal with the requests for subject change in classes 10 and 12, CBSE has framed Standard Operating Procedures for schools.

According to CBSE, classes 10 and 12 are a two-year course. Schools are expected to counsel students into opting subjects in classes 9 and 11 which they would like to continue in the next class and are available in the school.

“Several students want to change subjects when they move to class 10 and 12 on various grounds. As per revised norms, any request for change of subjects will be accepted provided such a request has been made before July 15 of the academic session. In order to streamline the process, the board has framed SOPs for the purpose,” a senior CBSE official was quoted as saying by PTI.

“In no manner, any request to change the subjects that parents will make their own arrangement of study will be accepted by CBSE. Now, almost all the subjects have internal assessment and schools need to provide the performance in internal assessment of students,” the official added.