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CBSE released the official notification for NEET 2018 on February 8 at cbseneet.nic.in. The coordinating body has made several changes in the eligibility criteria making Aadhaar Card NOT mandatory to apply for NEET. The last date to register for the examination is March 9, 2018.
Supreme Court directed the CBSE not to make Aadhaar number mandatory for enrolment of students appearing in NEET 2018 and other all-India exams. A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra directed the CBSE to upload the information on their website.
Earlier in the day, UIDAI had told the apex court that it has not authorised CBSE to mandatorily take the Aadhaar number of students to get themselves enrolled for appearing in NEET 2018 examination.
While filling in the application form, one must enter their 12-digit UID number. Earlier, the verification and attendance were made individually and manually by matching faces with NEET admit card. Now, the entire process will be automated through a biometric attendance system. During the exam, fingerprints of the candidates can be collected and matched with the one stored with the Aadhaar server.
Officials welcome the change and opportunity to make the exams tech-savvy. “It takes just a few minutes to verify whether he or she is the right candidate or not. It’s easy and safe,” said an official.
Another parallel being drawn is the organizing authority. Like JEE-Main, both NEET and NET are being conducted by CBSE and replicating the success should not be a problem. Candidates who are still without their Aadhaar card need not fret. The card can be applied for before filling out the forms for examination, in such case the 28-digit Aadhaar registration receipt will be used for validation.
To make the entire process of NEET 2018 smooth, CBSE has made the document mandatory for registration and verification purposes. In a recent notification published at cbseneet.nic.in, the conducting body listed points following the news of making Aadhar Card mandatory.
CBSE has made provisions for all types of medical aspirants in case of Aadhaar card. They are as follows:
CBSE has specially set up facilitation centers for assistance of candidates without Aadhar Card and other queries. The list of NEET Facilitation Centres is available at cbseneet.nic.in. The centers provide services and charge some minimal account. However, queries related to Aadhaar card will not be charged any amount. The services available at CBSE Facilitation Centres are:
|Preparing e-mail, Submission of Application form & Printout till Fee Payment (Including upload of Scanned Images )||25|
|Uploading Scanned Images Only||10|
|Online payment of Fee||0.5% of transaction|
|Downloading of Admit Card/ OMR/Answer Key||10|
|Online claim for Responses/Key||25|
|Printout per page||5|
Candidates can follow steps listed below to check the list of facilitation centers.
A screenshot for the CSC Center is indicated below:
Q: I have recently submitted the request for updation in Aadhaar details and unable to apply with the updated Aadhaar Card Details, how can I submit the application form?
Ans. Such candidates have to apply for NEET UG by entering 14 digits Aadhaar Enrolment ID/UR No. (Including slash) printed on the slip issued by aadhaar center after submitting updation request. Failing to do so will result in rejection of the application.
Q: What are the reasons for Aadhaar authentication failure in the first step of application submission?
Ans. The reasons for the failure are listed below:
a. Candidate has not entered the details exactly same as mentioned on their Aadhaar card
Verify all the details entered and check if they are exactly same as mentioned on their Aadhaar card.
b. Candidate’s biometric is not updated in Aadhaar
Such candidates should submit a correction request at Aadhaar centre for biometric updation and apply for NEET by entering 14 digits Aadhaar Enrolment ID/UR No. (Including slash) printed on the slip issued by aadhaar centre after submitting updation request.
Q: The date of birth is not fully or incorrectly mentioned in Aadhaar card. What should I do?
Ans. Such candidates should submit a correction request at the centre and apply for NEET by entering 14 digits Aadhaar Enrolment ID/UR No. (Including slash) printed on the slip issued by aadhaar centre after submitting updation request.
Q: The name of candidate in Aadhaar in not exactly same as in school records. What should be done?
Ans. Such candidates should submit a correction request at Aadhaar centre and apply for NEET UG by entering 14 digits Aadhaar Enrolment ID/UR No. (Including slash) printed on the slip issued by aadhaar centre after submitting updation request. OR
Such candidates should fill the form of NEET with old details in Aadhaar card and thereafter submit a correction request at centre. The updated details in Aadhaar may be corrected in the exam at later stage by the process which will be notified in due course of time.
Q: The name of father/ mother is not same as in school records. The address mentioned in Aadhaar has been changed due to transfer or some other reason.
Ans. These particular are not being matched with Aadhaar data, candidates should correctly fill these particulars as per school records. The present/ permanent address may also be filled accordingly since CBSE do not send any communication on the candidates’ address.
Q: How can candidates of Assam/J&K/Meghalaya having no Aadhaar Card apply for NEET 2018?
Ans. Candidates who have passed or appearing in Class XII examination from the states of J&K, Assam & Meghalaya need to enter the passport number, ration card number, bank account number or any other valid Govt. identity number provided.
Q: Can candidates of Assam/ J&K/ Meghalaya having Aadhaar Card choose Exam Centre across India in NEET?
Ans. Candidates who have passed or appearing in Class XII examination from the states of J&K, Assam & Meghalaya having Aadhaar Card can choose the Examination Centre across India. Candidate must ensure that Name, date of birth & gender in online application for NEET-UG must be same in X,XII Certificate/Marksheet and Aadhaar Card details for the purpose of his/her identity and authentication.
Q: Can candidates outside India (PIO/OCI/NRI) apply for NEET 2018 without Aadhaar?
Ans. These candidates outside India can apply for the examination by providing their Passport details.
Q: What is the reason for introduction of Aadhaar Card in NEET 2018?
Ans. The plan to link NEET 2018 to Aadhaar is made with an aim for a transparent and hassle-free process. This could check fraud of identity theft during entrance examinations, by eradicating cases of impersonation.
Q: I am a ward of a single parent and the name of my father is not mentioned on my Aadhar Card?
Ans. If your father’s name column is blank in the document, you need to type XXXX in your NEET Application Form.
Q. I am a citizen of Nepal and do not have an Aadhaar Number or Passport Number. How to I apply online for NEET?
Ans. You can use any Government ID proof. Make sure that the ID proof carries your photograph and also make sure it is a valid ID.
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