APAAR ID Card: Full Form, Registration, Benefits, How To Download

By Mayashree Acharya


Updated on: Jun 6th, 2024


9 min read

The Ministry of Education and the Government of India launched the APAAR ID card as per the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 to create unique ID numbers for school students across India. 

The APAAR ID, also known as the ‘One Nation One Student ID Card’, will be beneficial for all students as their complete academic data, such as rewards, degrees, scholarships, and other credits, will be transferred digitally to the APAAR ID. 

APAAR ID Full Form

The full form of APAAR ID is the ‘Automated Permanent Academic Account Registry’. The Government of India launched the Academic Bank of Credits (ABC Bank) to issue the APAAR ID cards. This card serves as an education ecosystem registry, referred to as an ‘EduLocker.’

What Is APAAR ID For Students?

APAAR ID card, launched by the Ministry of Education, is a digital ID card for students studying in private and government schools or colleges across India. The APAAR ID card aims to enable students to collect their academic credits, degrees and other information online.

The APAAR ID card is a lifelong ID number that tracks students’ academic journey and achievements and makes transfer from one school to another easier. The schools and colleges will give this card to each student enrolled from pre-primary to higher education. The APAAR card will be in addition to the already existing Aadhaar ID of the students.

The students can download the APAAR card after doing the APAAR card registration. The APAAR card will contain the unique 12-digit APAAR number, a unique identification number, using which students can avail of all the benefits and store academic records conveniently.

The One Nation One Student ID Card will also be linked to the Aadhaar card number of the children. The APAAR ID is a significant step towards an organised and accessible academic experience for students.

APAAR ID Registration Online

To register for APAAR ID, students must have a valid Aadhaar card. They must also create an account on DigiLocker, which will be used for e-KYC. Schools and colleges must start the registration for APAAR ID cards for their students only after obtaining the parent’s consent. Parents can also withdraw their consent at any given point of time. Schools and colleges should give the children a format form, which the parents should fill out and submit. After obtaining the parent’s consent, the schools will create the APAAR ID card. 

The process of APAAR ID registration online is as follows:

  • Visit the Academic Bank of Credits (ABC Bank) website.
  • Click on ‘My Account’ and select the ‘Student’ option. 
  • Click ‘Sign up’ and enter the mobile, address and Aadhaar card details to create a DigiLocker account.
  • Log in to the DigiLocker account using the credentials.
  • DigiLocker will ask for your consent to share the Aadhaar card details with ABC for KYC verification. Select ‘I agree’.
  • Enter the academic details, such as school or university name, class, course name, etc. 
  • Submit the form, and the APAAR ID card will be generated.

APAAR ID Card Download

  • Login to the Academic Bank of Credits (ABC Bank) website.
  • On the dashboard, locate and click the ‘APAAR card download’ option.
  • The APAAR card will appear on the screen.
  • Click on the download or print option.
  • The APAAR card will get downloaded.

Benefits of APAAR ID card

  • The APAAR ID card is a lifelong identification number for students, allowing them to easily track their academic progress and achievements seamlessly.
  • The APAAR ID card will digitally store student’s data at one place, such as learning outcomes, exam results, report card, health card, and co-curricular achievements such as ranking in Olympiads, receiving specialised skill training, etc. 
  • The APAAR number will track the academic records of students of all age groups, including school, degree college, junior college and post-graduation.
  • It will make the transfer process of a student from one school to another easy since it will contain the complete academic data of the student. Thus, obtaining admission to a new institution in any part of the country will become hassle-free. 
  • It helps to keep track of students dropping out so the government can make efforts to get them to the mainstream and reconnect them with educational activities. 
  • It will digitally centralise academic data, including scholarships, degrees, rewards and other student credits. 
  • The APAAR ID will be directly linked with the ABC Bank. Thus, when a student completes a semester or course, the credits will be directly reflected in the ABC, which will be valid across all universities in India.
  • The credit score given to the students through APAAR ID can be used for their higher education or entrance exams conducted by universities.
  • The complete information about a student can be obtained from the APAAR card. It contains information such as the student’s name, address, date of birth, gender, photo, sports activities, education loans, scholarships, awards, etc.
  • Students will get a DigiLocker account created through the APAAR ID.
  • The students can obtain government scheme benefits directly from the government through APAAR ID cards.

The Ministry of Education will keep all the information stored on the APAAR card safe, and the possibility of its misuse will be negligible. It will use this information only for educational use.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I get a student ID in India for school? 

The schools issue student ID cards to the students. When the schools enroll students for the APAAR ID, it will be authenticated through their Aadhaar ID or other officially recognised documents, and a distinct identification number will be generated. The schools will issue the APAAR ID to students, or they can download it from the ABC Bank website.

Where can I get an APAAR card? 

The APAAR card can be downloaded from the ABC Bank website once it is generated. For enrollment of the APAAR card, the parents of the students should give consent to the schools. Once the consent is received, the school will register the students for the issue of the APAAR card, and it will be generated for them.

How can I use my APAAR card?

Students can use the APAAR card to track their academic records and get admissions to schools, colleges, and universities across India.

How does One Nation One Student ID benefit students?

There are various uses of the One Nation One Student ID or APAAR card. In brief, the APAAR card helps students to transfer from one school to another and view and track all their academic information directly in DigiLocker, including scholarships, degrees, rewards and other student credits.

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The Ministry of Education and the Government of India introduced the APAAR ID card under the NEP 2020 to provide diverse benefits for students in India. It is a digital ID that stores academic data and aims to simplify the transfer process among schools. Students can register online through DigiLocker and track their academic journey conveniently. The APAAR ID is aimed to facilitate an organized academic experience for students.

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