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Ascertaining the identities of candidates at examination is critical for

fair conduct of Railway Recruitment Boards(RRBs) examination and
prevention of attempts at impersonation. For candidates also the use
of Aadhaar is a convenient and hastle free mode of verification of

The provisions of the Aadhaar Act and the Regulations under the Act
have come into effect from 14 September 2016 and notifications to
this effect have been published in the Official Gazette. Section 57 of
the Aadhaar Act 2016 permits the use of Aadhaar number for
establishing the identity of an individual for any purpose pursuant to
any law or any contract to this effect.

Accordingly, Railway Recruitment Boards have decided that in all

future railway recruitments, the applicants shall be required to furnish
his /her 12 digit Aadhaar number or 28 digit Aadhaar registration
receipt at the time of filling up the application. During the exam,
through a biometric attendance system, their fingerprints can be
collected and matched with the one stored with the Aadhaar server.

All eligible candidates desiring to apply for the posts of Railway

Recruitment Boards are requested to visit the Aadhaar Enrolment
centers to get them enrolled for Aadhaar.

The above provision is applicable in all states except J&K, Meghalaya

and Assam and applicants from these states will have to enter the
valid passport number, Voter-ID Card No., Driving license No. or any
other valid Government identity Card No. in the online application