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FAQ: is Aadhaar Number Mandatory in NTA NEET, JEE Main 2019 Form

There is a large number of queries that is Aadhaar Card is compulsory to add in the NTA JEE Main/ UGC-NET/ NEET/ CMAT and GPAT 2019 registration form? The National Testing Agency has released notice to avoid confusion. As per the NTA, the Aadhaar Number or the  Aadhaar Enrolment Number is one of the “Identification ID” to authenticate your Name, Father’s Name, DOB, Gender etc. If you go through the information bulletin of JEE Main 2019 and UGC-NET Dec 2018 then it is clearly mentioned that Aadhaar Card is not mandatory to provide.

NTA NEET/ JEE Main ID Accepted

  • Aadhaar Number
  • Aadhaar Enrolment Number
  • Student ID
  • Passport
  • Ration Card
  • Bank Account
  • Other Valid Govt Identity
  • Voter Id

In the below photo, you can see that in the “Select Identification ID Type” you can choose any of ID available in the option.

aadhaar card nta

NTA Notice for Aadhaar Card Rules

On 12 September 2018, NTA released the following notice in regarding the Aadhaar Card ID requirement.

Some queries have been received about mandatory filling up of Aadhaar Number in the Application Forms of UGC-NET December, 2018.

In this connection, it is hereby clarified that while filling in online Application Form and as per the ‘Replica of Application Form’ given in Annexure VIII (page 39-40)(UGC-NET Bulletin December 2018) in the drop down box regarding ‘Identification Type’ and as also given on page 11, the Aadhaar number is only one of the types of identification and is not mandatory.

The note on page 11 of UGC-NET Bulletin December, 2018 clearly provides that the candidates can also enter Passport number, Ration Card number, Bank Account number or any other valid Government identity number.

The online Application form which is being filled in currently also clearly provides for entering any valid government identity number. The same provisions are also applicable for JEE (Main) 2019

Ques: I don’t have Aadhaar number, can I apply for JEE Main, UGC-NET Dec 2018?
Ans: Yes, you can fill out the application form. But you have to choose any other valid ID proof.

Ques: There is a mistake in my name in ID proof. What should I Do?
Ans: As per the information bulletin. Your name, DOB, Father’s Name must match with the ID proof you are providing.

Ques: Do I have to upload Photo ID in the application form?
Ans: No, you do not have to upload your Identification proof document.

Ques: What are the other ID can I use instead of UIDAI Aadhaar?
Ans: You can enter Student ID, Passport number, Ration Card number, bank account number, Other valid govt identities, voter Id etc.

Download official NotificationRegarding use of Aadhaar in UGC-NET/JEE (Main)

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