There is no hike in the examination fee of High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) examination under Board of Secondary Education, Assam (SEBA), informed Assam Education Minister Ranoj Pegu.
The minister said that the fee structure remains the same as it was last year.
He added that all BPL students are exempted from paying this fee.
“There is no hike in the examination fee of HSLC examination under SEBA. The fee structure is as it was in the last year. SEBA fee – ₹700, Centre fee – ₹350 and practical exam fee – ₹150; total 1200/-. All BPL students are exempted from paying this fee. The news circulated in a section of media is false and baseless,” Ranoj Pegu tweeted on Friday (September 29).
The clarification by the education minister comes after confusion was created over the fee structure.
On September 26, SEBA issued a notification regarding the dates of form fill-up and online payment for the HSLC examination along with the fee structure for the same.
The confusion was over an additional Rs 1,000 which several mistook as to be paid by the candidates whereas it was to be paid by the Head of the Institution as an Annual Recognition Fee.