Aadhaar ID for examinations is under consideration

Monday, December 12, 2016
New Delhi

Union Minister for Human Resource and Development Prakash Javadekar said on Monday that the government is considering to make Aadhaar ID mandatory for all candidates for the Joint Entrance Examination to check impersonation.

Javadekar said that the government is planning to start a specialized ‘National Testing Institute’ to conduct all important examinations that are now being conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Examinations.

Aspirants seeking entry to the IITs, NITs and designated institutes except candidates from Assam, Meghalaya and Jammu and Kashmir have to write JEE (Mains) examination in 2017 using their Aadhaar ID. However, it is under controversy as the Supreme Court of India said that it could not mandate the Aadhaar number for scholarship schemes. Javadekar said that the government was preparing a Cabinet note to set up a National Testing Institute to hold examinations for entry into educational institutions in engineering, medical and other fields.

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