<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>In pursuance of a Ministry of Human Resource Development notification, the fifth Joint Entrance Examination (Main) in 2017 will be conducted on April 2, 2017 (Sunday) by the JEE Apex Board for admission to Undergraduate Engineering Programmes in NITs, IITs and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions. However, this time Aadhar card details have been made compulsory for aspirants who wish to appear for the exam.According to the notification issued on November 10, 2016, all candidates who are Indian citizens should possess an Aadhaar card issued by UIDAI with their correct details. At the time of filling the application form for JEE (Main) 2017, the candidates will have to enter their Aadhaar number, name, date of birth and gender, which will be validated with UIDAI’s data.In case, these particulars do not match, the candidate will not be able to fill the application form of JEE (Main) 2017. Therefore, the candidates are advised to ensure that their Aadhaar card has correct details of their name, date of birth and gender as per school records. 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.Aspiring candidates have to apply online only through the JEE (Main) website www.jeemain.nic.in. The online application process will start from December 1, 2016, onwards. The last date for application is January 2, 2017, and the fee can be paid till January 3, 2017.