AADHAAR number for JEE Main 2017: What immediate steps you need to take?
Ashish Jha, 19 Nov 2016, #JEE Main

With JEE officials making AADHAAR number mandatory for filling JEE Main application form, you must now ensure that you have an AADHAAR card carrying your correct personal details. Careers360 advisory on this new JEE Main 2017 eligibility criteria brings immediate steps you must take now.

Before we bring you details on what you need to do now, let’s understand what do JEE Main officials mean by this new eligibility criteria which makes AADHAAR Card mandatory for filling JEE Main Application form.


JEE Main 2017: What does this new Eligibility Criteria mean?


According to CBSE, all the Indian citizen candidates should possess AADHAAR card issued by UIDAI.  The new eligibility criteria introduced by the exam authority means that an aspirant will not be able to submit JEE Main online application unless it carries his/her AADHAAR number.  In case, an aspirant does not hold an AADHAR number, he/she will have to get it first to apply for JEE Main 2017.

“At the time of filling application form of JEE (Main)–2017, the candidates will have to enter their AADHAAR number, name, date of birth & gender which will be validated with the UIDAI’s data,” the JEE Main officials said. This also means that JEE Main aspirants will not be able to submit the online applications unless it carries their AADHAAR number. 


JEE Main Eligibility - AADHAR number (In brief)

  • A JEE Main aspirant must have an AADHAAR Number

  • If not enrolled under AADHAAR, aspirants will have to get AADHAAR number first

  • If AADHAAR card has any mistake or wrong information, it must be rectified before applying for JEE Main

  • The information mentioned in JEE Main Application must match details in AADHAAR card

Now, as the CBSE has made it mandatory to have AADHAAR card number for filling JEE Main application form, all JEE Main aspirants must understand where do they stand with respect to this new eligibility criteria. Careers360 brings you likely scenario for all JEE Main aspirants.

JEE Main 2017 Eligibility key features - AADHAAR Card status scenarios for aspirants

Different Scenarios

Your current state on AADHAAR

Immediate step needed to be taken

Scenario 1

You have an AADHAAR Card

Cross-check your AADHAAR card for whether it carries any wrong info

Scenario 2

You don’t have an AADHAAR Card

Immediately enrol for AADHAAR

Scenario 3

You have an AADHAAR Card, but it carries mistakes/ wrong information

Immediately connect with AADHAAR officials for correction

Scenario 1: You have an AADHAAR Card


Candidates in this case should immediately cross-check their AADHAAR card to ensure that it does not carry any mistake or wrong information. In case, there is any mismatch in your personal information you wish to fill in the online JEE Main application form and the personal data recorded in your available AADHAAR card, your application might be rejected by CBSE.


Cross check following AADHAAR card details:

  • Your Full Name

  • Your Date of Birth

  • Your Gender

If your AADHAAR Card does carry all valid information, you need not worry. Your personal information in JEE Main application will match your AADHAAR card details.

In case, you find that your AADHAAR card carries any wrong information or mistake, refer to Scenario 3 below for more details.

Scenario 2: You don’t have an AADHAAR Card


In this scenario, you should immediately rush to the AADHAAR Card centres designated by Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).


For new AADHAAR Card enrolment you can locate enrolment centre here.


If you have already applied for an AADHAAR Card, you can check the current status here


In case, you have not downloaded your AADHAAR card yet, download your AADHAAR Card here.


Scenario 3: You have an AADHAAR Card, but it carries mistakes or wrong information


In case your AADHAAR card carries any wrong information, you will need to get that corrected by concerned officials before applying for JEE Main 2017.


JEE Main officials say that your application may face rejection if the details in the application form and that fetched from the AADHAAR card details don’t match. “In case, these particulars do not match, the candidates will not be able to fill the application form for JEE (Main)–2017. Therefore, the candidates are advised to ensure that their AADHAAR card has correct details of their name, date of birth & gender as per school records,” officials say, adding, “If there is some mismatch in these details, the candidates should immediately get it corrected in AADHAAR data or school records, as the case may be.”


Check UIADI website here for correction in your AADHAAR Card.


The online application process for JEE Main 2017 will begin from December 1, 2016 onwards. The last date for application is January 2, 2017 and fee can be paid till January 3, 2017. 


JEE Main 2017 is the gateway to all National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) and Government funded Technical Institutions (GFTIs), besides being the first stage test for entry to Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs).

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