NEET registrations begin: Ensure Aadhaar details are accurate so that your application is accepted
If there is a discrepancy in the information filled in the application form and Aadhaar details, the form gets rejectedUpdated: Feb 09, 2018 16:45 IST
Registrations for the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) finally began on Thursday (February 8). The process is slightly different from last year, when students only had to fill in their Aadhaar number to complete the registration process.
This time, students have to fill in their Aadhaar details and wait for confirmation, which comes via an Aadhaar link, only after which their application is accepted online. The problem is that the applications of students who have any errors in their Aadhaar cards, including spellings, don’t get processed.
“In case there is a discrepancy in the name provided by the student in the online application form and their Aadhaar details, their form will get rejected. So parents need to make sure there is no error,” said Sudha Shenoy, a parent.
The NEET-UG is an entrance examination for students who wish to study any graduate medical course in government or private medical colleges in India. This year, the exam will be held on May 6, from 10am to 1pm.
The use of Aadhaar for applicants of NEET-UG 2018 will result in accuracy when it comes to applicants’ details. This will make ascertaining the applicants’ identities at examination centres hassle free, states a circular released by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE). Applicants with Aadhaar cards must enter the card number, name, date of and gender in the online application form for identity authentication, it said.
Now, most state- and national-level competitive exams insist on Aadhaar card details at the time of registration, including the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE).
For those who do not yet have an Aadhaar number, the CBSE has provided an alternative. “In case a student has not yet finished the Aadhaar application process, he or she should do so immediately and use the registration number provided by the UID facilitation centre for the time being,” said an official from the board, who did not wish to be named.