is Aadhar Card a Mandatory Document to Apply for NEET??
National Board of Examination (NBE) has notified that Aadhar Card is now a mandatory
document to apply for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test. Candidates appearing in NEET 2018,who do not possess an Aadhar Card must apply for the same. Aadhar Card has now
become an essential prerequisite for appearing in all the major exams including JEE and
Candidates who do not possess an Aadhar Card can visit the nearest enrollment center
established by CBSE across all the examination centers and apply for the document. Those
who have already applied for the Aadhar and are still waiting to receive it can type their 12-
digit enrollment number while registering. This step has been taken in order to authenticate
the student’s identification through their Aadhar Number and match it with the Aadhar
Database, following which the student will be able to fill the online form.
This move of making the Aadhar Card a mandatory document was pulled to mitigate the
cases of fraud that happen during these exams. The authorities want to exercise sufficient
control over the monitoring of these exams and decided to use the Unique Identification
Number as a tool to diminish the side effects of conducting this exam. The candidates can
visit UIDAI to access the list of Aadhar centers where they can apply and enroll for Aadhar
card. CBSE itself has decided to open Aadhar centers for candidates who have not yet applied
for their Aadhar Card.
National Eligibility cum Entrance Test(NEET)
Every year, the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) is conducted by CBSE for the
aspiring candidates looking to get admission into medical and dental course in various
colleges across the country. The official notification is anticipated to be released by the end
of January and the examination is scheduled to be held on May 10 th . Visit the official website of CBSE for notifications regarding the exams and stay updated with newspapers in order to
get timely and accurate information.
Requirements for NEET 2018
Candidates must be a citizen of India or must possess an overseas citizenship of India. You
are also eligible to appear for the exam if you’re a Person of Indian Origin or an NRI. Foreign
Candidates, in certain cases, can also apply for the exam.
The candidates appearing for the exam must be more than or 17 years of age as on December
31 st of the year in which they seek the admission. The maximum age limit to apply is 25 years
and for the candidates who belong to the reserved category, the maximum age limit is
extended to 30 years.
The appearing candidate must score 50% or more in 10+2 or HSC (40% for OBC/ST/SC).
She/he should have cleared Physics, Chemistry and Biology with an aggregate of 50% or
Documents Required for NEET 2018
Specimens of digital photograph and signature to be uploaded while filling NEET Application Form with the name of the candidate and date written below the photograph. The
size of the photograph must range between 10kb to 100kb and that of the signature must
range between 3kb to 20kb. Both should be in JPG format.
Name, Date of Birth and Gender as per the details in the Aadhar Card must be mentioned.
Those candidates who still don’t possess the Aadhar Card must apply for the same at any
nearest Aadhar Center or any center set up the CBSE itself for NEET purposes.
Mother’s and father’s name as per that on the mark sheet of class 10th and the candidates
mobile number and permanent address must be filled in the online form.
For the Indian Candidates appearing in the Exam, Aadhar Card is mandatory or the
enrollment number can also be filled if the candidates are yet to receive their Aadhar Card.
For foreign, NRI and PIO candidates, a passport is a valid form of identification and the
number can be utilized to fill the online form for NEET 2018.
As the candidates fill the online form, they must also retain with them a copy consisting proof
of payment made for the application, the page generated that confirms your submission of the
online form. Students must duly note that they should be careful and necessarily present the
Admit card in the exam center. Also, do not share your login id and password for filling the
form with anyone and preserve all the documents for any future use regarding the exam.
NEET 2018 will be conducted on 10th may 2018 for 90000 seats of MDS and BDS courses
of private and deemed colleges in India.
NEET Attempt Limit
CBSE has issued new regulations and guidelines NEET in which it has relaxed the attempt
limit for the candidates. Earlier the maximum number of times a candidate could apply for
the exam was 3 which have been significantly increased. Now, a candidate from the
General/OBC category can attempt the exam 9 times (starting from the age of 17) and a
candidate from the SC/ST category is eligible to attempt the exam 14 times. This drastic
augmentation in the maximum attempts will present more opportunities for candidates to work harder who couldn’t clear their last attempts and they can prepare themselves much
better for the next one without worrying about the chances of running out of maximum