NEET MDS 2019 Eligibility

Exam Date : 14th December 2019
Result Date : 15th January 2020

NEET MDS 2019 Eligibility Criteria 

Aspirants who are appearing for NEET MDS 2019 Exam must go through the NEET MDS 2019 Eligibility Criteria which has been set by the conducting body, National Board of Examinations (NBE). Candidates will not be able to appear for the NEET MDS 2019 Exam if they do not fulfill the eligibility standards.

General Eligibility

  • Candidate must have passed Bachelor of 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/ recognized 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 2019 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 2019.

  • The candidate produces a certificate from the head of Institution that he/she will be completing internship by 31st March 2019.

Eligibility for All India 50% Quota Seats

  • Candidates who have studied/ passed BDS from the state of 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 Jammu & Kashmir 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 Jammu & Kashmir to the following address along with the print out of the acknowledgment of submission of online application for NEET-MDS 2019 latest by 30th November 2018.

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

  • However, the restriction on candidates from the states of Jammu & Kashmir 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.

Eligibility for Foreign Nationals

  • 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.

  • 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.

Eligibility for NRI 

  • The dates indicated by candidates with regard to 12 months Compulsory Rotatory Resident Internship i.e. starting date, completion date, shall be treated as final and candidates will be required to submit the original Compulsory Rotatory Resident Internship completion certificate at the time of counselling.

  • No condonation of internship of 12 months period shall be accepted except:

    • The students of the batch admitted during academic session 2007-08 and have completed 4 ½ year BDS course along with 6 months compulsory rotating internship.

    • The students admitted during the academic session 2006-07 at Rajah Muthiah Dental College, Annamalai University those have completed 5 years BDS course without the internship.

  • Candidates found to be ineligible at any stage of NEET MDS 2019 will not be permitted to appear in the examination and/or counselling.

  • The results/ candidature of such candidate shall be cancelled and/ or are deemed to be cancelled.

  • Requests for appearing in NEET MDS 2019 from candidates completing internship after 31st March 2019 or having qualifications that are not recognized as per Dentists Act shall be summarily rejected. Candidates are further advised not to canvass for the same.

  • Some of the Universities/institutions are having regulations that candidates who are already pursuing the PG Course in their University or in another University are not eligible for admission till they complete the course.

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