Aadhaar not mandatory to register for JEE Main: NTA


The National Testing Agency (NTA) in one of its notification has instructed that Aadhaar number is not mandatory to register for JEE main 2019.

NTA, an agency under the Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India, has started the registration process for JEE Main and UGC NET recently and the process will end on September 30.

The JEE Main 2019 will be held from January 6 to January 20 next year.

The NTA has clarified about the 12 digit unique identification number issued by UIDAI about after receiving some queries about mandatory filling up of Aadhaar Number in the Application Forms of UGC-NET 2018 to be held in December.

A statement from NTA said, “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,” it added.

NTA also stated that the online Application forms which are being filled in currently have clear instructions to enter any valid government identity number.

The registration process for both JEE Main 2019 and UGC NET 2018 are going on the official website of NTA: nta.ac.in.

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