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Aadhaar Card mandatory for NEET 2018: Check Requirements, Guidelines & FAQs

Last Updated - February 16, 2018

CBSE released the official notification for NEET 2018 on February 8 at The coordinating body has made several changes in the eligibility criteria making Aadhaar Card mandatory to apply for NEET. The last date to register for the examination is March 9, 2018.

Nearly 12 lac aspirants will apply online for NEET 2018, scheduled for May 6. At the time of filling the form and uploading of documents as per the guidelines, candidates have to enter their Aadhaar Card details. In case of any mismatch, the application will be rejected.   

Until last year, only Aadhaar Card number was needed. But from this year, candidates will have to mention their name, date of birth and gender as well. The Central Board of Secondary Education has mapped the Aadhaar details of aspirants with UIDAI website.  The 12-digit unique identification (UID) number is serving as the base for NEET and for many other key examinations such as CAT and JEE Main. CheckOfficial Aadhaar Card Notification for NEET 2018 

Note:Candidates details not matching the information provided at UIDAI website will result in the cancellation of their application.

Aadhaar Card linking for NEET 2018

While filling in the application form, one must enter their 12-digit UID number. Earlier, the verification and attendance were made individually and manually by matching faces with NEET admit card. Now, the entire process will be automated through a biometric attendance system. During the exam, fingerprints of the candidates can be collected and matched with the one stored with the NEET 2017 Aadhar CardAadhaar server. 

Officials welcome the change and opportunity to make the exams tech-savvy. “It takes just a few minutes to verify whether he or she is the right candidate or not. It’s easy and safe,” said an official.

Another parallel being drawn is the organizing authority. Like JEE-Main, both NEET and NET are being conducted by CBSE and replicating the success should not be a problem. Candidates who are still without their Aadhaar card need not fret. The card can be applied for before filling out the forms for examination, in such case the 28-digit Aadhaar registration receipt will be used for validation.

Utility of NEET 2018 Aadhar Card

To make the entire process of NEET 2018 smooth, CBSE has made the document mandatory for registration and verification purposes. In a recent notification published at, the conducting body listed points following the news of making Aadhar Card mandatory.

  • Aadhaar card for NEET applicants will result in accuracy of the applicants’ details.
  • It will help in ascertaining the identity of applicants at examination centers in a hassle-free manner. CheckNEET Exam Centers
  • Aadhaar Card will prevent the need for producing multiple documents to prove one’s identity.
  • The provisions of the Aadhaar Act and Regulations permits the use of Aadhaar number for establishing the identity of an individual for any purpose pursuant to any law or any contract to this effect.

What if you don't have Aadhaar Card?

CBSE has made provisions for all types of medical aspirants in case of Aadhaar card. They are as follows:

  • Applicants who are in possession of Aadhaar – enter Aadhaar number, name, date of birth and gender in NEET application form
  • Applicants not yet enrolled for Aadhaar, have to make application for Aadhaar enrolment in case he/she is entitled to obtain Aadhaar as per government norms. Visit any Aadhaar enrolment center (list available at to get enrolled for the document.
  • Applicants who are not having Aadhaar, CBSE has specially set up facilitation centers in each exam city for the purpose of Aadhaar enrolment. The list of the facilitation center is available on
  • Applicants who have enrolled for Aadhaar and have not received Aadhaar, have to enter 28 digit Aadhaar Enrolment ID as mentioned in the enrollement slip.
  • In case Aadhaar enrolment facility is not available at the facilitation centres, submit a request for Aadhaar enrolment. The facilitation centre will issue a registration number to such applicants. The number should be entered at the time of filling online application form for NEET 2018.

How to find CBSE facilitation centres near you?

CBSE has specially set up facilitation centers for assistance of candidates without Aadhar Card and other queries. The list of NEET Facilitation Centres is available at The centers provide services and charge some minimal account. However, queries related to Aadhaar card will not be charged any amount. The services available at CBSE Facilitation Centres are:

ServicesFee (INR)
Preparing e-mail, Submission of Application form & Printout till Fee Payment (Including upload of Scanned Images )25 
Uploading Scanned Images Only10
Online payment of Fee0.5% of transaction
Downloading of Admit Card/ OMR/Answer Key10
Online claim for Responses/Key25
Printout per page5

Candidates can follow steps listed below to check the list of facilitation centers.

  • Visit NEET Official website i.e.
  • On the bottom right corner of the home page under the Help Menu, Click on ‘Common Services Centres’ tab.
  • You will now be redirected to the introductory page of facilitation centers. The page comprises information about the services provided by the centers along with the subsequent fee charged.
  • Click on the link available at the Bottom of the page
  • Select your State, City and Block Name
  • Check the facilitation centres available near you.

A screenshot for the CSC Center is indicated below:


NEET 2018 Aadhaar Card: FAQs

Q: I have recently submitted the request for updation in Aadhaar details and unable to apply with the updated Aadhaar Card Details, how can I submit the application form?

Ans. Such candidates have to apply for NEET UG by entering 14 digits Aadhaar Enrolment ID/UR No. (Including slash) printed on the slip issued by aadhaar center after submitting updation request. Failing to do so will result in rejection of the application. 

Q: What are the reasons for Aadhaar authentication failure in the first step of application submission?

Ans. The reasons for the failure are listed below:

a. Candidate has not entered the details exactly same as mentioned on their Aadhaar card

Verify all the details entered and check if they are exactly same as mentioned on their Aadhaar card.

b. Candidate’s biometric is not updated in Aadhaar

Such candidates should submit a correction request at Aadhaar centre for biometric updation and apply for NEET by entering 14 digits Aadhaar Enrolment ID/UR No. (Including slash) printed on the slip issued by aadhaar centre after submitting updation request.

Q: The date of birth is not fully or incorrectly mentioned in Aadhaar card. What should I do?

Ans. Such candidates should submit a correction request at the centre and apply for NEET by entering 14 digits Aadhaar Enrolment ID/UR No. (Including slash) printed on the slip issued by aadhaar centre after submitting updation request.

Q: The name of candidate in Aadhaar in not exactly same as in school records. What should be done?

Ans. Such candidates should submit a correction request at Aadhaar centre and apply for NEET UG by entering 14 digits Aadhaar Enrolment ID/UR No. (Including slash) printed on the slip issued by aadhaar centre after submitting updation request. OR

Such candidates should fill the form of NEET with old details in Aadhaar card and thereafter submit a correction request at centre. The updated details in Aadhaar may be corrected in the exam at later stage by the process which will be notified in due course of time.

Q: The name of father/ mother is not same as in school records. The address mentioned in Aadhaar has been changed due to transfer or some other reason.

Ans. These particular are not being matched with Aadhaar data, candidates should correctly fill these particulars as per school records. The present/ permanent address may also be filled accordingly since CBSE do not send any communication on the candidates’ address.

Q: How can candidates of Assam/J&K/Meghalaya having no Aadhaar Card apply for NEET 2018?

Ans. Candidates who have passed or appearing in Class XII examination from the states of J&K, Assam & Meghalaya need to enter the passport number, ration card number, bank account number or any other valid Govt. identity number provided. 

Q: Can candidates of Assam/ J&K/ Meghalaya having Aadhaar Card choose Exam Centre across India in NEET?

Ans. Candidates who have passed or appearing in Class XII examination from the states of J&K, Assam & Meghalaya having Aadhaar Card can choose the Examination Centre across India. Candidate must ensure that Name, date of birth & gender in online application for NEET-UG must be same in X,XII Certificate/Marksheet and Aadhaar Card details for the purpose of his/her identity and authentication.

Q: Can candidates outside India (PIO/OCI/NRI) apply for NEET 2018 without Aadhaar?

Ans. These candidates outside India can apply for the examination by providing their Passport details.

Q: What is the reason for introduction of Aadhaar Card in NEET 2018?

Ans. The plan to link NEET 2018 to Aadhaar is made with an aim for a transparent and hassle-free process. This could check fraud of identity theft during entrance examinations, by eradicating cases of impersonation.

Q: I am a ward of a single parent and the name of my father is not mentioned on my Aadhar Card?

Ans. If your father’s name column is blank in the document, you need to type XXXX in your NEET Application Form.

Ques. I am a citizen of Nepal and do not have an Aadhaar Number or Passport Number. How to I apply online for NEET?

Ans. You can use any Government ID proof. Make sure that the ID proof carries your photograph and also make sure it is a valid ID.



santosh kumar

Sir can I change my 2 percentage during correction time

23 Feb, 2018 10:24
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Santosh, Yes, you can change it so don't worry and get more details please check this link: Correction Form

23 Feb, 2018 11:20
Sourav Mandal

Sir can I change my photo which is uploaded in application form neet 2018 due the date on photograph is 2017 . Plz tell me how?

15 Feb, 2018 16:43
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Sourav, Don't worry, you can change it and get more details about the how to change the uploaded photo through this link: Correction Tips

16 Feb, 2018 16:27
ravi v

Sir can i change candidate name in correction period ?

14 Feb, 2018 22:47
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Ravi, Yes, you can change candidate name in the correction period.

15 Feb, 2018 14:58
Sella muthu

sir while uploading my photo a message was sent to me that INVALID CANDIDATE PHOTO FOUND. what should i do sir.

14 Feb, 2018 18:50
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Sella, Before uploading the photo please read the instructions how to upload the Photo & Signature through this link: Photo & Signature Specification

15 Feb, 2018 15:15

my daughter studying in Gulf country since last 1o years, in NEET form Nationality what we have to select? Indian or NRI? we are holding Indian Passport.

14 Feb, 2018 00:20
nilesh khoont

Hello, i am US citizen living and studying in ahmedabad,india since 6th grade, i have OCI card and also got Aadhar card. question 1. what kind of selection should i make to apply for NEET UG? with aadhar card or passport? question 2. if i select OCI, am i still eligible to get admission in State 85% quota if i secure enough marks in NEET? or i must go for state NRI quota to get admission? can you please guide?

13 Feb, 2018 11:46
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Nilesh, You can apply for NEET UG with your Passport Number. And, Yes. Indian Nationals and Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) are Eligible for appearing in the NEET-UG, 2018 and also eligible for seats under 15% All India Quota. Eligibility of OCI candidates for admission under seats in the control of States/Universities/Institutions shall be ascertained before applying for NEET-UG, 2018.

13 Feb, 2018 17:45

I fill wrong examination code in neet 2018 form.what can I do now.

13 Feb, 2018 00:20
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Yogita, The form correction facility is expected to commence in the second week of March-2018. The corrections can be done online at Candidates have to visit the official website and access their NEET application form using login credentials.

13 Feb, 2018 13:13
Stephen Paul

Hello. Even i tried to apply the signature as per the specifications given but it says "candidate signature is invalid". No matter how many times I did, it's still not accepting. I hope you may know something.

12 Feb, 2018 12:34
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Stephen, To get information regarding the signature through this link: Photos and Signature Specifications

12 Feb, 2018 18:13
Bhushan Rameshrao Bhute

Is it mandatory to have exactly same name (or in same pattern)as on matriculation marksheet on aadhar card for NEET 2018 application form??

10 Feb, 2018 21:09
Sakshi Garg Expert

Hi Bhushan, Yes, It is compulsory to have the same name as on your mark sheet or your aadhar card for NEET 2018 application form.

12 Feb, 2018 16:56
Mayank Kapadia

I tried uploading my image with the given specifications(name of the candidate and date of clicking the photograph. 82.4Kb) but it is still not being accepted. What are the probable reasons for this invalidity? Plssss help me

10 Feb, 2018 19:01
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