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NEET-MDSNational Eligibility Cum Entrance Test - MDS

  • Test Level-: National Level
  •     Eligibility-: Graduation
  • Duration-:3 Hours
  • Stream-: Medical
  • Medium-: English
  • Examination Mode-: Online
  • Total Questions-: 240

INTRODUCTION - NEET-MDS

  • NEET-MDS is an eligibility-cum-ranking examination prescribed as the single entrance examination to various PG MDS Courses under Dentists Act, 1948 (amended from time to time).
  • NEET-MDS is a single window entrance examination for MDS courses. No other entrance examination, either at state or institution level, shall be valid for entry to MDS Courses as per Dentists Act, 1948.

SCOPE OF NEET-MDS 2018

NEET- MDS 2018 shall be the single eligibility cum entrance examination namely ‘National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test for admission to Postgraduate Dental Courses’ for the academic session 2018 which will include the following:

  • All India 50% quota seats for MDS courses (all states except Andhra Pradesh*,Jammu & Kashmir and Telangana*)
  • State quota seats for MDS courses for all States/Union territories of India (including the states of Andhra Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and Telangana)
  • MDS courses at all Private Dental Colleges, Institutions & Universities all across the country
  • MDS courses at Armed Forces Medical Services Institutions.

The following Dental institution is not covered by centralized admissions for MDS seats through NEET-MDS for 2018 session:

  • AIIMS, New Delhi

*PG seats of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are likely to be included in 50% All India Quota Seats 2018 subject to confirmation by the respective State Governments to MoHFW, Govt. of India.

No state government /private dental college/universities including the states of Jammu & Kashmir, Telangana & Andhra Pradesh shall be conducting any separate entrance exam for admission to their MDS Courses for the academic session 2018-2019.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR NEET- MDS 2018

The eligibility criteria for Admission to MDS courses as per MDS Course Regulations 2017 notified by Dental Council of India with prior approval of MoHFW is as follows :

A candidate for admission to the Master in Dental Surgery course, must possess a recognised degree of Bachelor in Dental Surgery awarded by a university or institute in India and registered with the State Dental Council and has obtained provisional or
permanent registration and has undergone compulsory rotatory internship of a year in an approved/recognised dental college.

A candidate who after passing the final qualifying examination (BDS or the foreign dental degree recognized by GOI/DCI), is undergoing 12-month compulsory rotatory internship/ practical training and is likely to complete the same by 31st March 2018 can take up this examination, but he/she shall not be eligible for admission unless he/she has completed the compulsory rotatory internship and obtained provisional or permanent registration on or before 31st March 2018 or the candidate produces a certificate from the head of Institution that he/she will be completing internship by 31st March 2018.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR ALL INDIA 50% QUOTA SEATS

The eligibility criteria for All India 50% quota seats is as per para 4.1 & 4.2 (vide supra). Candidates who have studied/passed BDS from the states of Andhra Pradesh*, Telangana* and Jammu & Kashmir are not eligible for 50% All India Quota seats.
However, the candidates who were nominated by the Government of India (under central pool seats) to do BDS from Dental Colleges in Andhra Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and Telangana shall be eligible to apply for admission. Such candidates must
submit a duly signed affidavit declaring that he/she was nominated by the Government of India (under central pool seats) to do BDS from Dental Colleges in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Jammu & Kashmir to the following address along with the print out of the acknowledgement of submission of online application for NEET-MDS 2018 latest by 30th November 2017. (Copy of the affidavit is at Annexure - II).

Deputy Director (Examinations)
National Board of Examinations,
Medical Enclave, Ansari Nagar,
Mahatma Gandhi Marg, (Ring Road), New Delhi – 110029

Candidates who have done their BDS from Andhra Pradesh / Telangana and Jammu & Kashmir but fail to submit the affidavit as indicated above will not be considered for participation in All India 50% quota counseling.

However, the restriction on candidates from the states of Jammu & Kashmir, Andhra Pradesh and Telengana shall not apply to the categories pertaining to Armed Forces for ‘Grant of Short Service Commission in Army Dental Corps’ and for MDS admissions in Armed Forces Institutes..

*PG seats of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are likely to be included in 50% All India Quota Seats 2018 subject to confirmation by the respective State Governments to MoHFW, Govt. of India.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR FOREIGN NATIONALS IN NEET-MDS 2018.

As per MDS course Regulations 2017: It is not mandatory for foreign nationals to have temporary registration with DCI at the time of writing NEET-MDS. Foreign Nationals can write NEET-MDS without DCI registration. Provided that in the case of a
foreign national, the following procedure shall be followed: The Council may, on payment of the prescribed fee for registration, grant temporary registration for the duration of the post-graduate training restricted to the dental college/institution to which he or she is admitted for the time being exclusively for post-graduate studies: Provided further that temporary registration to such foreign national shall be subject to the condition that such person is duly registered as medical practitioner in his/her own country from which he/she has obtained his/her basics dental qualification and that his/her degree is recognized by the corresponding state dental council or concerned authority.

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Counseling for MDS Courses

As per MDS course Regulations 2017 :

  • There shall be a common counseling for admission to all post-graduate courses (Diploma/MDS) in all dental educational institutions on the basis of merit list of the NEET.
  • The designated authority for counseling for the 50% All India Quota seats of the contributing States, as per the existing scheme for post graduate (Diploma/MDS) courses shall be the Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. Further Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India shall conduct counseling for all post-graduate (Diploma/MDS) Courses in Dental Educational Institutions of the Central Government, Universities established by
    an Act of Parliament and the Deemed Universities.
  • The counseling for admission to post-graduate (Diploma/MDS) courses in all dental Educational Institutions in a State/Union Territory, including dental educational institutions established by the State Government, University established by an Act of State/Union Territory Legislature, Trust, Society, Minority Institutions shall be conducted by the State/Union Territory Government.
  • In case, any dispute arises on such common counseling, the matter to the Central Government and its decisions shall be final, in this regard.

The counseling authorities for allotment of various types of seats to eligible and successful candidates is summarized as follows:

S.No. Type of seats Counseling Authority
1

All India 50% quota

Dental Educational Institutions of Central Govt.

Universities established by an Act of Parliament

Deemed Universities

Directorate General of HealthServices, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India
2 State quota seats in All Dental Institutions in a State and seats in institutions established by State Govt., Universities established by Act of State/Union Territory Legislature, Municipal Bodies Trust, Society, Company or Minority Institutions State Government or authority designated by the State Government

Candidates are advised to regularly visit the website of MCC, NBE & State Counseling Authorities for latest updates.

Eligible candidates can apply on-line through the website : http://neetmds.nbe.edu.in/

NEET- MDS Exam fee

  • Rs. 2750/- (For SC/ST/PWD (PH) candidates)
  • Rs. 3750/- (For General/OBC candidates)

The above fee is inclusive of examination fees and information bulletin; Please note that information bulletin will not be sold separately. Information Bulletin shall be available at website for information.

How to pay

The prescribed registration fee should be remitted through payment gateway provided using a Credit Card or a Debit Card issued by banks in India or through Internet Banking. For more information, please visit the website www.nbe.edu.in

The syllabus for the exam shall be that of BDS standard and shall cover all the subjects/syllabus taught during the BDS course as prescribed in the DCI Revised BDS Course Regulations, 2007 as amended from time to time.

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