CBSE Made Important Announcement for NEET 2018 Aadhaar Card Issues

Published on : 23rd February 2018    Author : Tanvi Mittal
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After queries of students on different details in Aadhaar card and board certificates, CBSE has released a public notice providing the solution.

23 February 2018: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released a notice regarding the mismatch in Aadhaar card information and qualification certificates on 22 Febraury. This is in regard with the queries posted by several candidates who were facing difficulty in filling up the NEET application form due to difference in details of Aadhaar card and class X and XII certificates. The public notice states:

“It has been clearly explained in the Information Bulletin as well as in FAQ hosted on website, that what action is desired from the candidates in case of mismatch of data in the two records i.e. Aadhaar Card and School/Board records.”

Here is what you need to do if you find yourself in the same situation:

  1. Complete your NEET (UG) 2018 registration as per the details provided in your Aadhaar card.
  2. Thereafter, take the requisite steps to make the details in both the records (Aadhaar Card and Board certificates) same.

Large number of candidates has submitted their online applications successfully following these instructions. The Board (CBSE, exam conducting authority) has advised the applicants to follow the instructions issued by the CBSE.

Check out the official notice here.

Important Dates

Exam Events

Important Dates

Last date for submission of online application form

09 March 2018 (Friday)

Correction in the Application form

12 to 16 March 2018

Admit card availability

2nd week of April

Date of NEET (UG) 2018 examination

06 May 2018 (Sunday)

Result Declaration

05 June 2018 (Tuesday)

Aadhaar Card Exception

Candidates belonging to the states of Assam/Meghalaya/J&K are exempted from the Aadhaar card mandate. They can use either of their passport number, bank account number, ration card number or any other identity card number issued by the government of India. Such candidates should select their examination centre in their states only.

Candidates belonging to PIO/OCI/NRI category are also exempted from the Aadhaar card mandate for NEET. Such candidates can use their passport details for NEET application process.

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About the Author: Tanvi Mittal

Tanvi Mittal

Former content manager at one of the country’s leading dailies, Tanvi Mittal specialises in academic writing. With two decades of experience and expertise in writing, she is the spearhead of Exams Planner’s content team. Commitment to brilliance and dedication to writing, strategizing and doing extensive research are her biggest passions. With only objective to provide high quality and researched based content, Tanvi constantly thrives to make a difference with her knowledge.

When not working for the betterment of students, she loves to cook and dance. Also, a great orator, Tanvi has participated in several international conferences. She has got her writings published in many journals and penned numerous short stories for kids.


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