Medical aspirants reported technical glitches over Aaadhar details while logging into NEET’s website to register for the entrance examination. Even though CBSE verified the details of the aspirants as on Aadhar with UIDAI’s official website, several were still unable to register.
Aadhaar was made mandatory for MBBS NEET aspirants last year. Students would need to provide their details while registering for the exam itself and if these do not meet with the information mentioned in Aadhaar, their application will be rejected.
Sudha Shenoy, a parent, informed that when the document was made mandatory for the registration process last year, it only required students to only fill Aadhaar number. But this year, they were mapping details with name, date of birth and gender of the candidates and even if a minor detail did not match the Aadhaar card, the students were not able to register. Some others faced technical glitches, she added.
Another parent was unable to register as the date of birth as on the school certificate of the candidate did not match with that on the card. “It was the parent’s fault but there is enough time to get that mistake rectified, online,” he justified.
Another parent shared the technical issue he faced and said that even after the security pin was generated, the page did not lead anywhere. A student added that after filling the details, they did not receive any confirmation message on the website. Another student said the page was unavailable after the onetime password was entered.
Students must get the Aadhar Card Verified
Candidates received messages stating that the details filled by them didn’t match with those on their Aadhaar card. A parent said, “I am trying to register but the system is saying my gender and date of birth do not match even when I have verified it thrice.”
A CBSE spokesperson clarified that these “technical glitches faced were consequences of the heavy traffic on the site and as it is not on a firstcome, first-serve basis, students should not panic if they are unable to register right now. Aadhaar details are sought for a unified process for registration and not to cause trouble”.
NEET is scheduled for May 6 for aspirants willing to secure admission to various MBBS and BDS courses. The candidates can register for the same till March 10. The Aadhaar number is mandatory for all candidates except those belonging to Assam, Jammu & Kashmir and Meghalaya. Students must get their Aadhaar details verified online to ensure these match with the details as in the school records.