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NEET 2017: Aadhar Card could be required for application forms

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:37 IST

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is expected to ask for Aadhar Card details for filling up National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) 2017 forms.

The Board recently made it mandatory for all Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main applicants to use Aadhaar details while filling online applications for 2017. According to sources, Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar is planning to implement Aadhaar number identification for all national-level exams.

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In a notification for JEE applications, CBSE stated, "The use of Aadhaar for the applicants of JEE (Main) 2017 will result in accuracy of the applicants' details. This will also help in ascertaining identities of the applicants at the examination centres in a convenient and hassle free manner. Aadhaar obviates the need for producing multiple documents to prove one's identity."

Aspirants without an Aadhar Card are advised to apply for the same soon. One can choose to visit the enrollment centre (list available at www.uidai.gov.in) or visit special facilitation centres set up by CBSE in cities where JEE examination is expected to be held. Candidates who are yet to receive their Aadhaar card will need to submit their 28 digit Aadhaar enrollment ID.

NEET exam is conducted by the CBSE for admission to MBBS/BDS Courses in Medical/Dental Colleges run with the approval of Medical Council of India/Dental Council of India under the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.

First published: 16 December 2016, 3:25 IST