By Joymala Bagchi

New Delhi, Aug. 13 -- ter drawing flak from different sections over examination fee hike, the Central Board for Secondary Education (CBSE) on Tuesday cited a huge increase in papers cost, printing of confidential material, transportation, storage and other logistics among other reasons which prompted the board to increase the fees.

The board examination fees for Class 10 and 12 increased by up to Rs 1,200 after a gap of five years is applied pan India and abroad.

CBSE secretary Anurag Tripathi said, "The fee hike is required for self-sustenance and to maintain CV quality in examination, evaluation and overcome the financial deficit."

The board said that board the reasons for the fee hike is 100 per cent deployment of O...