On November 18, 2016 after the JEE Main 2017 admission notification was released, all the engineering aspirants across the nation were taken aback with the introduction of the Aadhaar Card as a mandatory document for applying. On account of this notification, there arose a sense of urgency among the students with no Aadhaar Card who aim to apply for JEE Main 2017. The notification specifies that a student doesnt just need the Aadhaar Number for submitting the application form but also needs to ensure that the details in the Aadhaar Card like Name, Date of birth and gender should be the same as that in the School Records. The entire scenario can be taken as a precuation by the medical aspirants who aim to appear for NEET 2017 even though the noticification for the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test has not been released as of yet. However, the NEET website does mention the JEE notification about the Aadhaar Card raising high possibilities that the Aadhaar Card will also be enforced for submitting the application form for NEET exam.
As stated above, the CBSE plans to use the Aadhaar Card for ascertaining the student’s identity. With JEE, the information of the need for it came to light just 15 days before the release of JEE Main 2017 Application Form leaving many applicants in a panic. This led to a furor from students across the country and also from students of assam, Meghalaya and Jammu & Kashmir where no Aadhaar Card is issued.
CBSE therefore has announced a series of measures to combat all doubts, queries and any problems and the details are given below:
For Students of Assam, J&K, and Meghalaya - In the state of Assam, Meghalaya, and J&K the Aadhaar Card has not been issued yet. For the students of these states, the Aadhaar Card is not required. They can apply by submitting the Bank Accountant Number, Passport Number, Ration Card Number, etc. So ensure you have one of these if you belong to these states.
For Other State Candidates - To assist those who do not possess an Aadhaar Card, and do not belong to the three states above, the Board has established various facilitation centres in the each state. Candidates may check the list of facilitation centres - From Here
NEET in 2016 was the cause of wide panic and confusion. To ensure your NEET 2017 application goes without any hassles, ensure that you possess an Aadhaar Card as having it will be beneficial in the future.