NEET-Aad­haar link to check im­per­son­ation?

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Chen­nai: Bom­barded with com­plaints of im­per­son­ation and fraud in the Na­tional Eli­gi­bil­ity and En­trance Tests in 2019, the Na­tional Test­ing Agency has sought per­mis­sion from the Cen­tre to use Aad­haar data for its 2020 exam, its di­rec­tor gen­eral Vi­neet Joshi said. If the cen­tre agrees, fin­ger­prints and iris scans of stu­dents taken at dif­fer­ent stages — ap­pli­ca­tion, ex­am­i­na­tion, coun­selling and ad­mis­sion — will be ver­i­fied with de­tails stored in the na­tional reg­istry.

Stu­dents will be asked to sub­mit their Aad­haar num­ber and their bio­met­ric data will be used for ver­i­fi­ca­tion with data in the unique iden­tity card, he told TOI. “At present, we col­lect stu­dents’ fin­ger­prints twice in the ex­am­i­na­tion hall, once be­fore the start of the exam and an­other at the end. But these are not dig­i­tal records. They are taken on pa­per,” he said.

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