The much awaited NEET application form window for undergraduate medical aspirants opened on January 31, 2017. Major changes have been announced for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test. The NEET application process has brought a number of new changes that includes Aadhaar Card requirement for filling the application form.
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According to Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) officials, NEET 2017 aspirants will need Aadhaar Card details for filling application form. However, it will not be applicable for those filling the form from the states of Jammu & Kashmir, Assam and Meghalaya. In the larger interests of NEET aspirants, CBSE has also published a public notice on requirement of Aadhaar Card for NEET online application form. Careers360 brings you complete information on key elements related to Aadhaar Card requirement for NEET 2017 application.
NEET 2017: What has been decided regarding Aadhaar Card?
The CBSE has decided that candidates, who are Indian nationals/ citizens or/ and ordinary residents of India, will have to mandatorily provide their Aadhaar Card details while filling NEET 2017 application form.
NEET 2017: Why Aadhaar Card is required for Applications?
The use of Aadhaar Card for the NEET applications will result in accuracy of the details furnished by the applicants. According to officials, this will further help in ascertaining identity of the NEET applicants at the examination centres in a more convenient and hassle-free manner. Moreover, the Aadhaar information obviates the need for producing multiple documents to prove one’s identity, as the Aadhaar document specifies Unique Identification Number for each Indian national.
NEET 2017: What CBSE notifies regarding Aadhaar Card for NEET applications?
The applicants of NEET 2017 who have Aadhaar Card, are required to provide their Aadhaar number, name, date of birth and gender in the online application for NEET for the purpose of his/her identity and authentication thereof.
The applicants, who are not yet enrolled for Aadhaar, are hereby required to register for Aadhaar enrolment, in case he/she is entitled to obtain Aadhaar, as per section 3 of Aadhaar Act. Such applicants may visit any Aadhaar Enrolment Center (list available at www.uidai.gov.in) to get enrolled for Aadhaar Number.
In order to facilitate such applicants who do not have Aadhaar Card, the CBSE has specially set up facilitation centres in each city of examination for the purpose of Aadhaar enrolment. The applicants are required to approach such facilitation centres who will not be charging any amount from those applicants. The ist of facilitation centres is available on the official website of CBSE.
The applicants who have already enrolled for Aadhaar but are yet to receive their Aadhaar Number should enter the 28-digit Aadhaar Enrolment ID printed on the Aadhaar enrolment slip at the time of filling the NEET online application form.
In case the Aadhaar enrolment facility is not available at the facilitation centres, the applicants should submit a request for Aadhaar enrolment. In such case, the facilitation centre will issue a registration number to such applicants and this registration number should be entered by the applicants while filling the application form of NEET 2017.
NEET 2017 online application form: Important Identity details
Category of candidates
Permissible Identity Cards
Indian nationals belonging to all states
Aadhaar Card, Aadhaar Enrolment Number or Registration Number issued by Facilitation Centre
Indian Nationals belonging to Andhra Pradesh, Telangana or Jammu & Kashmir
Aadhaar Card Number, Aadhaar Enrolment Number, Registration Number issued by Facilitation Centre, Ration Card Number, Bank Account Number, Passport Number or Number of any other Identity Card issued by the Government
Non-Residents of India (NRIs)
Foreigners/ OCI/ PIO
FAQs on Aadhaar Card for NEET 2017
Question: Can our schools help us with Aadhaar Card information for NEET applications?
Answer: A circular has been issued to all CBSE affiliated schools for the awareness of applicants regarding the requirement of Aadhaar to apply for NEET 2017. You may contact your respective schools for getting information regarding Aadhaar Card.
Question: I belong to Jammu and Kashmir. Do I need to enter my Aadhaar Number while filling online application form of NEET 2017?
Answer: Candidates belonging to every Indian state except Jammu & Kashmir, Assam and Meghalaya are required to enter Aadhaar Card information in the NEET 2017 applications.
Question: I belong to Assam/ Meghalaya state and don’t have Aadhaar Number. What should I do?
Answer: The applicants belonging to the states of Jammu & Kashmir, Assam and Meghalaya are required to provide their passport number, ration card number, bank account number or any other valid Government in place of Aadhaar Card number as their identification number.
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