1. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has increased the fees for Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) students from ₹50 to ₹1,200 from the current academic year. 2. It has doubled for general category students to ₹1,500 and shall be same for both Class 10 and Class 12 board exams. 3. Earlier, SC and ST students used to pay a paltry ₹50 for the same for five subjects whereas general category used to pay ₹750. 4. The board 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. 5. 100 percent visually impaired students are exempted from paying CBSE examination fees.