The Supreme Court has directed the Exam conducting body i.e. Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) not to make the Aadhaar Card Number necessary for enrollment of students appearing for NEET 2018 and other All India Exams.
Candidates who are going to appear for NEET 2018 exam have got a sigh of relief after the Supreme Court announced on 7th March 2018 that the Aadhaar Card is not a necessary requirement to appear for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test.
A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra directed the CBSE to upload the information their website and is currently adjudicating on the matter of Aadhaar scheme and Aadhaar Act.
UIDAI, earlier in the day, had told the Supreme court that it had not instructed the CBSE to make the Aadhaar Card mandatory to take the NEET 2018 exam. Attorney General KK Venugopal said that he has instructions from Unique Identification Authority of India that in states like Jammu and Kashmir, Meghalaya and Assam, other identity proofs like passport, voter card and ration card can be used by the CBSE for enrolling the students in the examination.
So candidates who are going to appear for the NEET 2018 and other central level examinations all over India can take a sigh of relief and provide details of other listed documents for the enrollment to their respective exams.