National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test MDS Exam

NEET MDS Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for MDS seats shall be in accordance with MDS Course Regulations notified by DCI with prior approval of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India.

Eligibility Criteria For All India 50% Quota Seats:

The candidates who have studied/qualified BDS from the states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Jammu & Kashmir are not eligible for All India 50% Quota seats. However, the candidates who were nominated by the Government of India (under central pool seats) to do BDS from Dental Colleges in erstwhile Andhra Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir shall be eligible for All India 50% quota seats.

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.

The affidavit is to be sent to the following address along with the print out of the acknowledgement of online application form for NEET-PG 2019 latest by 30th November 2019. It the candidates fail to submit the affidavit as indicated will not be considered for participation in All India 50% quota counselling.


Deputy Director (Examinations)
National Board of Examinations,
Medical Enclave, Ansari Nagar,
Mahatma Gandhi Marg, (Ring Road), New Delhi - 110 029

Eligibility Criteria For Foreign Dental Graduates:

The candidates from Indian citizens or overseas citizens of India who have obtained their Primary Dental Qualifications from Dental Colleges outside India will have qualified the Foreign Dental Graduate Examination (Screening Test) which is conducted by National Board of Examinations.

Further, they should have been registered with DCI and have completed their internship or likely to complete their internship on or before March 31, 2020. Foreign Dental Graduates are required to bring their FDGE Pass certificate issued by NBE on their testing day.

Eligibility Criteria For Foreign Nationals Graduates:

For Foreign Nationals, it is not mandatory to have temporary registration with DCI at the time of writing NEET-MDS. So, the Foreign Nationals can write NEET-MDS without DCI registration.

The DCI may, on payment of the prescribed fee for registration, grant temporary registration for the duration of the Post Graduate course limited to the medical college/institution to which he/she is admitted for the time being exclusively for pursuing postgraduate studies.

Provided further that temporary registration to such foreign national shall be subject to the condition that such person is duly registered with appropriate registering authority in his own country where from he has obtained his Basic Medical qualification and is duly recognized by the corresponding Medical Council or concerned authority.

A candidate can submit his/her online application form and appear for NEET-MDS 2019 only once for admission to the academic year 2019-2020. Candidates submitting multiple application forms will not be allowed to appear in NEET-MDS.

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