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NEET 2018: SC rules against making Aadhaar compulsory

Wednesday March 7, 2018 5:47 PM, & Agencies

NEET 2018 Aadhar

New Delhi: The Supreme Court of India on Wednesday in an interim order ruled against making Aadhaar compulsory for the National Eligibility-cum- Entrance Test (NEET) 2018.

The Apex Court also directed the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to inform applicants accordingly by issuing a notification on its official website. The CBSE is the authority to conduct NEET - the important entrance exame conducted for admission to medical courses after HSC.

The National Eligibility-cum- Entrance Test (NEET) this year will be held on Sunday May 06, 2018. Online application process began on February 8, and March 9 is the last date to register. Last year the exam was held on May 07, 2017.

The court also said that Aadhaar cannot be made mandatory for similar other national exams, which are like NEET. Live Law, a website that covers legal news in India, reported that students wishing to take the tests can use "voter ID, passport, driving license, bank account book for the purpose of identification".

The SC order came after Attorney General KK Venugopal reportedly told the Supreme Court that the government has not asked CBSE to make Aadhaar mandatory for NEET. Candidates appearing for the medical entrance should however note that this is an interim order and things may change once Supreme Court comes out with its final verdict.

Students willing to appear for NEET 2018 should go to the CBSE NEET 2018 website:, click on the link marked with "Apply Online" and follow the instruction.

The CBSE Board will conduct NEET 2018 (National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test) for selecting students for admission into various medical and dental courses such as MBBS and BDS. NEET examination is one of the hardest examination.

For admission in medical courses, this is the only medical entrance test organized that is why a large number of students show up for this exam. It can be cracked easily by implementing the NEET 2018 Preparation Tips given in this article. With this article, we are providing you the NEET 2018 Preparation Tips which will help you to score better in this examination.

The board will conduct the test as per the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 (amended in 2016) and the Dentists Act, 1948 (also amended in 2016). From this year onwards, NEET 2018 would also be considered for admission to Ayush courses in alternative medicines.

The CBSE had in the last week denied reports of a change in the syllabus of NEET 2018. "The Syllabus of NEET(UG), 2018 will be exactly same as it was for NEET(UG), 2017. There is no change in the syllabus for NEET(UG), 2018", the CBSE said in an official statement.

National Eligibility and Entrance Test or NEET is the one examination which would be considered for filling around 54,000 restorative seats the nation over. This examination is likewise valid for applying to private universities across the country.

Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar had earlier said that the government has added 43 new exam centres for the National Eligibility-cum- Entrance Test (NEET) 2018, taking the total number of NEET exam centres to 150.

“Forty-three new centres granted for #NEET2018 exam. For the first time NEET exam would be conducted in 150 cities. In 2017 NEET exam was conducted in 107 cities,” he tweeted, adding that the decision has bee taken to make it easier for the students to reach the venues.

The exam will be conducted in Hindi, English, Urdu, Gujarati, Marathi, Oriya, Bengali, Assamese, Telugu, Tamil and Kannada. As per reports, NEET has been made compulsory for AYUSH courses as well. Also, students from NIOS are eligible to apply for the medical entrance exam, suggest reports.

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