Aadhaar Verdict - Aadhaar Card Cannot Be Mandatory For NEET, CBSE, UGC

NEET cannot make Aadhaar Card mandatory as per the latest Supreme Court ruling announced as Aadhaar Verdict on September 26, 2018. The same goes for CBSE, UGC.

The hearing was on a bunch of petitions that challenged the constitutional validity of Aadhaar Card.

Verdict was delivered by a five-judge bench comprising of Justices Ashok Bhushan, D Y Chandrachud, A M Khanwilkar, A K Sikri and Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra who led the bench.

Point number 59 of Writ Petition (Civil) No. 494 of 2012 & connected matters says

The challenge is directed at the constitutional validity of the following facets of Aadhaar:

(vii) Actions on the part of the authorities to make Aadhaar mandatory even where not covered by Section 7, inter alia: Actions by CBSE, NEET, JEE and UGC requirements for scholarship.

Point number 321 says

No doubt, the Government cannot take umbrage under the aforesaid provision to enlarge the scope of subsidies, services and benefits. ‘Benefits’ should be such which are in the nature of welfare schemes for which resources are to be drawn from the Consolidated Fund of India.

Therefore actions by CBSE, NEET, JEE and UGC requirements for scholarship shall not be covered under Section 7, unless it is demonstrated that the expenditure is incurred from Consolidated Fund of India. Further, the expression ‘benefit’ has to be read ejusdem generis with the preceding word ‘subsidies’.

Point number 323 (c) says

On that basis, CBSE, NEET, JEE, UGC etc. cannot make the requirement of Aadhaar mandatory as they are outside the purview of Section 7 and are not backed by any law.

NEET is the national level medical entrance exam, which is until now held by CBSE and now NTA will conduct NEET 2019. With this judgement it is now clear that Aadhaar Card will not be mandatory for filling application form which is about to be available from November 01, 2018.

Until last year, it was compulsory to enter Aadhaar Card data to fill application form of various entrance exams such as NEET, JEE Main, UGC NET. Students from Assam, JnK, Meghalaya were given exceptions.

Justice Sikri in his judgement annulled those parts of the law that insofar made Aadhaar compulsory for private corporations. The document is constitutionally valid but may only be asked for welfare schemes, IT returns, and for linking to PAN card.

That the Aadhaar Act should not have been a money bill was stated by Justice Chandrachud in his judgement. He furthermore instructed telecom companies to delete all Aadhaar data. However Justice Ashok Bhushan said that (companies) seeking biometric data is not a violation of individual privacy.

The Aadhaar Verdict today strikes off sections 33 (2), 47, 57 of the Aadhaar Act. Section 33 (2) allowed information including identity and authentication to be revealed, in interest of national security. As per Section 47, only UIDAI could file criminal complaints for data breach. Section 57 let private entities use Aadhaar details to authenticate identity of persons.





27 September, 2018, 11:55 am

NIOS Admission 2019-20 Form – Apply Online

Application Form for NIOS Admission 2019-20 for admission into Secondary and the Senior Secondary classes has been released.

Candidates can apply online as well as offline for NIOS Admission 2019-20.

Candidates have to register first to apply online. Download the application form which is available in information brochure to apply offline.

Candidates can get complete details on NIOS Admission 2019-20 Form from this page.

NIOS Admission 2019-20 Form

Application Form must be filled on or before its last date. Before filing the application form, candidates must ensure his / her eligibility.

Candidates can also fill the application form after its last date by paying the late fee with the application form.

Date of Admission Block -I Date of Admission Block -II
16 Mar – 31 Jul 2018 16 Sep – 31 Jan 2019
01 to 15 Aug 2018 01 to 15 Feb 2019
16 to 31 Aug 2018 16 to 28 Feb 2019
01 to 15 Sep 2018 01 to 15 mar 2019

Why Should You Apply Enrollment in NIOS?

There are so many students who are good in one subject but little bit poor in other. For example a candidate is very good in calculations but he has less interest in learning by cramming. He always get good marks in maths but fails in any other subjects resulting FAIL in final exams.

In NIOS, you can appear for few subjects in first half of the year and for the remaining subject next half of the session. इस तरह विद्यार्थी एक आसान विषय तथा एक कठिन विषय पहले पास करके और फिर बाकी बचे हुए विषयों को बाद में उत्तीर्ण कर सकता है.

If someone has left the schooling and now want to continue his school education, the NIOS is one of the best options for him. अगर कोई नवीं या ग्यारवी कक्षा में फेल हो गया है और बिना क्लास रिपीट किये हुए दसवीं या बारवीं की परीक्षा देना चाहता है then NIOS is the option for him.

Open schooling provides direct exams of class x (if you have basic elementary education) or xii (if you have passed the exam of class x or equivalent). Learning material provided by NIOS is available in the form of online PDF and also in the form of book containing numerous examples which are very helpful for students for self-study.

Educational Qualification (Eligibility) for Admission in NIOS

The minimum eligibility criteria for taking admission in Open School is quite basic. For taking new enrollment in secondary and senior secondary class see the table below.

Class 10th ID-Proof, Address Proof, Class 8th Mark-sheet, Admission Form, PP size Photos
Class 12th ID-Proof, Address Proof, Class 10th Certificate, Admission Form, PP size Photos

How To Apply for New Admission (step-by-step)

If you are facing trouble for applying admission in open school, you can follow this process. Here we have explained the complete step-by-step process for getting NIOS online admission 2018-19 session.

1. Open Internet browser and visit: www.sdmis.nios.ac.in

2. Read the instructions and click to Resister button.

3. Now read the instructions and click to Proceed button to continue.

4. Now select the State and then Identity type. Enter the id number of selected Identity type.

5. Now select the Course (Secondary for class 10 & Senior Secondary for class 12) and click on Submit to continue.

6. Now the application form will appear with four sections:

  • Basic Details
  • Optional Details
  • Subject Selection
  • Study Centre Selection

7. Basic Details is further divided into 3 sections:

  • Basic Details
  • Address
  • Other Information

8. Fill all the information and click on Generate OTP. You will receive separate OTP on mobile as well as on email address, both is required to validate with the OTP.

9. After validating the OTP, enter the details about address and details about Social Category, etc.

10. In the Other Information section you have to upload the copy of your photo, identity document and other documents like last marks sheet, Cast certificate, etc.

11. Now fill the optional details and go for selections of Subjects.

12. Select the Study Centre (You can chose maximum three preferences).

13. Review the application form for corrections, if required.

14. If the filled form is completed and is found OK.

15. Then you need to make payment right now or click on Pay Later.

16. If you want to pay right now, select the appropriate Payment Gateway and make payment.

17. That’s it. You have successfully applied for your enrollment in NIOS

Application Fee

Application Fee for Online Admission of Stream-1 is given below:

Course General Category Exempted Category* (SC/ST, Ex-Servicemen, PWD)
Male Female
Secondary Course
  • for 5 subjects
  • for each additional subject
  • Rs. 1485/-
  • Rs. 600/-
  • Rs. 1210/-
  • Rs. 600/-
  • Rs. 990/-
  • Rs. 600/-
Senior Secondary Course
  • for 5 subjects
  • for each additional subject
  • Rs. 1650/-
  • Rs. 600/-
  • Rs. 1375/-
  • Rs. 600/-
  • Rs. 1075/-
  • Rs. 600/-

How to Pay the Fee

Fees for On-line Admission : There will be three options for the payment of fee:

  • The fee can be deposited On-line through Credit Card /Debit Card/Net Banking
  • Through Bank Draft of any nationalised bank only in favour of Secretary, NIOS payable at respective Regional Centre of NIOS in case of Streams-1 & 2 and payable at NOIDA only in case of Streams-3 and 4 received within a week of Online registration.
  • In case admission is done through Common Services Centres, fee could be paid via Electronic Wallet of CSCs.
  • NIOS will not be responsible in case the request for admission is not considered on account of short payment deposited with the AI or when no seat is available with the AI.

Application Form:

Apply Online - Click Here

Download Application Form - Click Here

Official Website: www.sdmis.nios.ac.in








20 September, 2018, 6:23 pm

CLAT Previous Year Question Papers With Solution

Candidates can download CLAT Previous Year Question Papers With Solution from the below. These papers are available in PDF along with solutions.

This will help aspirants get idea of type of questions and how to attempt the paper.

S.No. Question Paper Download Now
1. CLAT Question Paper 2018 Click Here
2. CLAT Question Paper 2017 Click Here
3. CLAT Question Paper 2016 Click Here
4. CLAT Question Paper 2015 Click Here
5. CLAT Question Paper 2014 Click Here
6. CLAT Question Paper 2013 Click Here
7. CLAT Question Paper 2012 Click Here
8. CLAT Question Paper 2011 Click Here
9. CLAT Question Paper 2010 Click Here
10. CLAT Question Paper 2009 Click Here
11. CLAT Question Paper 2008 Click Here






1 August, 2018, 5:26 pm

CLAT 2018 Result - Announced

CLAT 2018 Result has been announced by NUALS Kochi.

Candidates can check result of CLAT in online mode at clat.ac.in.

The result is issued in the form of a merit list and score card containing the score and CLAT 2018 All India Rank.

In addition, category rank, name, father’s name, roll number, application number, category, photograph are some other details displayed in the CLAT Result.

In order to check result, enter registered email ID and password. Candidates can participate in counselling of CLAT 2018 for admission to National Law Universities (NLUs) and other law colleges using its score.

Check Your CLAT Result - Click Here





31 May, 2018, 11:19 am

WBJEE 2018 Result - Announced

WBJEE 2018 Result – West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination Board (WBJEEB) has announced WBJEE Result 2018 on May 23, 2018.

Candidates can download WBJEE 2018 Rank Card at wbjeeb.nic.in login and wbjeeb.in login.

Those who appeared for West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination (WBJEE) on April 22, 2018, can check WBJEE Result at wbjeeb.in as per schedule.

For the purpose of checking result, candidates have to log in using application number and password.

The counselling is expected to begin in June. On basis of rank obtained, candidates can participate in counselling of WBJEE 2018 for admission to undergraduate engineering, architecture, pharmacy courses.

Check WBJEE 2018 Result - Click here

23 May, 2018, 3:43 pm

CLAT Exam Analysis 2018

If there’s one thing more consistent than the sun coming up, it’s the CLAT authorities screwing up the CLAT paper. This year was no different. Unresponsive monitors, wasted time, mouses not working properly and extremely rude invigilators presented themselves to close to 60k CLAT aspirants, who had toiled for hours and hours every day, for the past few months, in some cases even 2 years, to crack this paper. In the history of controversy-ridden CLAT papers, this paper, solely due to its execution, would have a special place of its own.

Overall CLAT Exam Analysis 2018 – Overview

This year’s CLAT paper wasn’t too difficult, barring a few questions, and the cutoff can be expected to increase from last year. Considering the general drop in the level of difficulty of the overall paper, the predicted cutoff for the first three colleges (NLSIU, NALSAR and WBNUJS) should be around 130.

CLAT 2018 Exam Analysis – Good Attempt

CLAT this year was a tad bit less easy than CLAT 2017. Most of the questions, across all sections, which were asked were on predictable lines and there weren’t many experiments done here.

Section No. of Qs Marks Difficulty Level Good Attempts
English Language & Comprehension 40 40 Easy to Moderate 28-35 Qs
Legal Aptitude 50 50 Easy 36-37 Qs
Quantitative Aptitude 20 20 Moderate 8-9 Qs
General Knowledge 50 50 Easy to Moderate 35-38 Qs
Reasoning Ability 40 40 Moderate to Difficult 25-26 Qs
Total 200 200 Moderate 158-160 Qs

Here’s a section-wise analysis.

CLAT English Language Analysis

On predictable lines, there was one Reading Comprehension passage, questions on Cloze Test, Synonyms, Summary and even a few Critical Reasoning questions found their way here. The questions weren’t very challenging and the overall English section was easy-to-moderate.

CLAT General Awareness Analysis

Again, on predictable lines, most of the questions were from Current Affairs. There were questions from National news, International news, Sports, Science, Awards etc. There were even a few Static GK based questions, spread across History, Science and Technology. The difficulty level of this section was also low as most of the questions were fairly straightforward.

CLAT Legal Aptitude Analysis

The easiest section of the lot, it contained close to 35 Legal Reasoning questions, with fairly simple and straightforward principles and simple facts. There were also a few questions on Legal Knowledge, most of which were based on Constitution. A score of around 36-37 can be considered as a safe score for this section.

CLAT Logical Reasoning Analysis

A little trickier than others, it contained three puzzles, of which one was genuinely very difficult for even serious aspirants to crack. Wiser students would not have wasted a lot of time on this Puzzle. Other components of this section were Blood Relations, Course of Action, Syllogisms, Odd One Out, Coding-Decoding etc. Thus, there were a few questions from pretty much each prominent Logical Reasoning topic. The Puzzles are what made this section a little difficult than others. A score of around 25-26 in this section would be a good score.

CLAT Quantitative Aptitude Analysis

This was, to the astonishment of many CLAT aspirants, the lengthiest section of the lot. However, it wasn’t as difficult as a few students made it out to be. Questions were asked from Percentages, Simplification, Averages, Algebra, Number System etc. Students who had managed their time well in the other four sections would have had a natural advantage in Mathematics. A score of over 8-9 would be a good score for this section.




14 May, 2018, 5:39 pm

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