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Aadhaar not mandatory in UGC-NET 2018 and JEE Main 2019, says NTA



Aadhaar not mandatory for UGC NET 2018 and JEE Main 2019 Registration

The National Testing Agency (NTA) has said in its Public Notice that the Aadhaar number is not mandatory for registering for JEE Main 2019 and UGC NET 2018 examination as they have been receiving queries about mandatory filling up of Aadhaar Number in the Application Forms.
As per the notice released by NTA it has 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.

To read the NTA Official Notification click here
For any query, candidates are requested to check the official website
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