CBSE NEET Exam 2018: Aadhar Cards to be made mandatory
13 February, 2018: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is going to conduct the National Eligibility-cum Entrance Test (NEET) for medical aspirants on May 6. Candidates, who have graduated high school from open schools or as private candidates, will not be eligible to take the exam.
CBSE has also decided to make Aadhar Cards mandatory for applicants of NEET 2018 and has issued a new dictum.
- Applicants who are in possession of Aadhaar, shall enter Aadhaar number, name, date of birth & gender in online application for NEET (UG), 2018 for the purpose of his/her identity and authentication thereof.
- Applicants not yet enrolled for Aadhaar, are hereby required to apply for Aadhaar enrolment in case he/she is entitled to obtain Aadhaar as per section 3 of Aadhaar Act. Such applicant may visit any Aadhaar enrolment centre (list available at www.uidai.gov.in) to get enrolled for Aadhaar.
The above provisions shall be applicable in all States except J&K, Assam & Meghalaya.
NEET 2018 Eligibility Criteria:
- Candidate must be 17 years of age at the time of admission or will be 17 years old on or before 31st December, 2018 i.e. the year of his/her admission to the 1st year M.B.B.S/B.D.S. Course.
- The upper age limit for candidates seeking admission in MBBS/BDS seats shall be 25 years as on the date of examination with a relaxation of 5 years for candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC category and persons entitled for reservation under the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.
- The candidate must have passed in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Biology/Bio-technology and English individually and must have obtained a minimum of 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology/ Bio-technology each in the qualifying examination.