NEET MDS Eligibility Criteria 2023: Qualification required, Number of attempts

NEET MDS Eligibility criteria 2023: NEET-MDS is an eligibility-cum-ranking entrance examination prescribed as single test for various Dental PG courses. As per Dentists Act, 1948, no other state or institute level exam will be organized for admission to MDS Courses. Candidates interested in applying for NEET MDS examination need to register online and submit the duly filled application form of NEET MDS on or before the due date. Candidates should satisfy the eligibility criteria of NEET MDS as laid down by NBE for admission to PG Dental courses before applying for the exam. If a candidate fails to fulfill any of the eligibility condition, he/she will not be considered for the admission process. Through this post, aspirants can check complete information about NEET MDS 2023 eligibility criteria in detail.

Highlights of NEET MDS

Name of the examination National Eligibility cum Entrance Test MDS
Commonly known as NEET MDS
Category Post Graduate
Level of the examination National level
Conducted by National Board of Examinations (NBE)
Institutes Exempted from NEET MDS AIIMS, New Delhi

NEET MDS Eligibility criteria

The Eligibility criteria of an exam is a set of conditions related to qualification, age limit, Nationality/ domicile and other requirements that candidates have to fulfill in order to be eligible to appear in the exam and admission process. Candidates who are planning to appear in the NEET MDS exam for the academic session 2023-24 can check NEET MDS eligibility conditions in detailed from here. The basic eligibility criteria of NEET MDS are illustrated below:


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  • The aspirant should be an Indian citizen /Person of India Origin (PIO)/Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) having BDS degree from a government recognized dental college of India under the Dentist Act, 1948.
  • Such candidates must have received provisional or permanent BDS registration and also completed 1 year (12 months) of mandatory rotary internship in a recognized dental college to be eligible to participate in the exam.

Educational qualification

  • Candidates who have completed BDS Examination on or before 1988 and hold a recognized degree of BDS under Indian University are exempted from the condition of one year mandatory rotatory Internship.
  • Candidates without possessing 1 year internship will not be considered for admission except the students of the batch enrolled during the academic year 2007-2008 and have done 4½ year BDS degree programme along with six months necessary internship or students admitted during the academic session 2006-2007 at Rajah Muthiah Dental College, Annamalai University and have done five years BDS degree without internship
  • Applicants, who have completed the final BDS qualifying examination and are undergoing 1 year rotatory internship which is likely to be finished by March 2023 are also eligible to appear in the exam. However, admission to such candidates will be provided only if they have done the mandatory internship and obtained provisional or permanent registration on or before March 2023 or candidate need to produce a certificate from the head of Institution indicating that he/she will be completing internship by March 2023.
  • The Dental Colleges of the candidates should be acknowledged under the Dentists Act, 1948 or have an equivalent qualification recognized by the DCI.

State criteria

  • Registration with the State Dental Councils is must and the documents proof of the same has to be produced at the time of counselling.
  • Those, who passed or completed their BDS from the states of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, and Jammu & Kashmir are not eligible for the 50% All India Quota Seats. However, applicants who are selected by the Government of India to study BDS programme from Dental Colleges located in the states of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, and Jammu & Kashmir will be eligible to apply for admission.
  • Some of the universities/institutions are having regulations that applicants who are already pursing any Post Graduate course in their university or another university are not considered eligible for admission till they finish the course.

NEET MDS Attempt limit

Applicants can apply and appear for NEET-MDS only once for PF dental admission to the academic session 2023-2024.

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