Bhubaneswar: The Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) has decided to reduce its examination fee for Class X and Class XII students by over 50 per cent from next year.
CISCE Chairman Jose Aikara, during his visit to Odisha and Chhattisgarh, for a two-day conference of principals of ICSE schools said, “We have decided to reduce examination fees from Rs 2100 to Rs 1000 this time.”
The Council had decided to cut the amount from next year for the benefit of students”, Aikara added.
About 1.60 lakh students in Class X and 80,000 students in Class XII examinations had appeared last time. The number of candidates for both the examinations was expected to increase this time, Aikara said.
Aikara also said that CISCE had already introduced a common syllabus at the higher secondary level. The 2014 pass-outs would be the first batch to take the test based on the newly designed syllabus.
It is noteworthy to mention that the Council runs as many as 2,000 schools across India.
Source: 360 NS