The Honorable Supreme Court (SC) has directed CBSE, on 7th March 2018, to not make Aadhaar mandatory for enrollment to NEET exam Aadhaar. This major change is not only for NEET 2018 but also for other such national level entrance examinations.
“Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has instructed that just like in Jammu and Kashmir, Meghalaya and Assam, CBSE could use other identity proofs like passport, voter card and ration card for the enrollment purpose” said by Attorney General KK Venugopal
A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief justice Dipak Misra has also directed CBSE to make this information available on its official website. However, the last date to register for NEET 2018 is 9th March 2018, those candidates who were not able to fill the application form due to the Aadhar issues now they can fill it.
“It had not authorized CBSE to mandatorily take Aadhaar number of students to enroll for appearing in NEET 2018 examination” Informed by Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) to Supreme Court.
Earlier, in the official notification released by CBSE for NEET registration Aadhaar was a mandatory requirement for registration for the exam, except for students belonging to Jammu and Kashmir, Assam, and Meghalaya.