NEET MDS 2020 Counselling

Exam Date : December 20, 2019
Result Date : January 20, 2020

NEET MDS 2020 Counselling is expected to be conducted after February 3, 2020. There will be two rounds of NEET MDS 2020 Counselling conducted for the aspirants who are seeking admission in the MDS course. There shall be common counseling for admission to all post-graduate courses (Diploma/MDS) in all dental educational institutions based on the merit list of the NEET MDS exam.

NEET MDS Counselling 2020

The designated authority for counseling for the 50% All India Quota seats of the contributing States, as per the existing scheme for postgraduate (Diploma/MDS) courses shall be the Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. The aspirant has the chance to attend the second counselling if the candidate cannot get admission in the first counselling because of low grades scored in the examination.

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. We advise the candidate to regularly visit the website of MCC, NBE & State Counseling Authorities for the latest updates.

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


Type of Seats

Counselling Authority


All India 50% quota

Dental Educational Institutions of Central Govt. Universities established by an Act of Parliament

Deemed Universities

Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India


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

List of documents to be produced at the time of Counselling

  • All mark sheets/grade reports and certificates, Original of Class X and XII, Transfer Certificate, Leaving Certificate and Character Certificate from School.

  • In case the candidate belongs to SC, ST or non-creamy layer of OBC categories, Original Caste Certificate as per Central Govt. is required.

  • Medical Certificate should be presented if the candidate is Physically Challenged (PC). It should be issued by the Medical Officer of any Government Hospital with a description of the kind and the degree of disability.

  • In case the Date of Birth is not mentioned in Class X Certificate, Date of Birth (DOB) Certificate is required for the same. Original e- Admit Card, counselling letter from ICAR should also be present with the candidate.

  • Four recent and clear passport size colored photographs need to be submitted. They should have candidates' names and dates mentioned at the back.

Admission to MDS Courses at Armed Forces Medical Service Institutions

Admission to the undermentioned Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) training institutes is open to eligible candidates:

  • Armed Forces Medical College, Pune

  • Army Dental Centre, Army Hospital (Research & Referral), Delhi

The candidates shall be considered for admission to the above-mentioned AFMS institutions under the following categories, in the order of precedence

  • Priority-I (Serving Army Dental Corps Officers as applicable vide Training Rules-2014 for AD Corps Officers promulgated by the DGAFMS)

  • Priority-II (Foreign candidates)

  • Priority-III (Para Mil/other Govt. of India sponsored candidates)

  • Priority-IV (Ex-SSC AD Corps Officers)

  • Priority-V (Civilian Dental Surgeons)

  • MDS Courses at AFMS training Institutes are reserved for Priority-I & Priority-II candidates. However, any seat remaining vacant after fulfilling the AFMS requirement of seats to Priority-I & Priority-II candidates (balance of seats), shall be taken up for Priority III, IV & V candidates in that order.

  • Candidates should preserve the marks card & admit cards of NEET-MDS 2020  which are required to be produced for counseling to be conducted by Army Dental Institutions.

  • Officers who have resigned their commission/ dismissed/ removed from service/ not completed their contractual service are NOT eligible under this category.

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