NEET MDS Eligibility Criteria 2020
PriyamDave, 16 Jul 2019, #

NEET MDS Eligibility Criteria 2020 – National Board of Examinations (NBE) has released the NEET MDS 2020 eligibility criteria along with the prospectus on October 11. It is mandatory for aspirants to go through and fulfil the specified eligibility criteria of NEET MDS 2020 in order to appear for the national-level postgraduate dental entrance examination. The basic guidelines of age, nationality, qualification, work experience and other parameters will be mentioned in the eligibility conditions. Without fulfilling the certain NEET MDS eligibility criteria 2020, no candidate will be allowed to appear for NEET MDS exam. The medical graduates can check the article on NEET MDS 2020 eligibility criteria to know whether they are eligible or not.

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NEET MDS 2020 is a single-window online entrance exam, which is conducted for admission to Masters of Dental Surgery (MDS) seats offered by the government, private, deemed and central universities across India. NBE is expected to conduct the NEET MDS 2020 entrance exam on December 20, 2019.

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NEET MDS Eligibility Criteria 2020

It is crucial for aspirants to go through the following NEET MDS eligibility criteria to take the computer-based entrance test.

  • Nationality – An aspirant should be a citizen of India. The Overseas Citizens of India (OCIs) and the Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) are also eligible to take the test.

  • Qualification – It is crucial for the applicants to pass the Bachelors of Dental Surgery (BDS) degree, which must be awarded by the university or institute in India under MDS course regulations 2017 issued by Dental Council of India (DCI) with the approval of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW).

  • Registration Certificate – A candidate should have a provisional or permanent registration certification issued by DCI or State Dental Council (SDC) by March 31 of the particular academic year.

  • Internship – Applicants should have completed or likely to complete the 12 months rotatory internship on or before March 31, 2020. In accordance to NEET MDS 2020 eligibility criteria, aspirants who are undergoing the rotatory internship and are expected to complete before March 31, will be considered eligible for exams. However, they will not be eligible to take admissions in MDS courses until they produce the intership certificate at the time of counselling.

NEET MDS 2020 Eligibility Criteria for J&K aspirants

Candidates who have completed their UG dental course from the Jammu and Kashmir will not be considered to participate under 50% All India Quota (AIQ) seats. However, aspirants who were nominated by the Government of India (GoI) under the central pool quota seats will be eligible for AIQ seats provided such candidates have to submit the duly signed affidavit mentioning that he/she was nominated by GoI and have to send it to the address as mentioned below with the printout of NEET MDS application form 2020 confirmation page within the last date, as specified by the authority.

Address: Deputy Director (Examinations),

National Board of Examinations,

Medical Enclave, Ansari Nagar,

Mahatma Gandhi Marg, (Ring Road), New Delhi – 110029

Note: Since the state of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh has started participating in 50% AIQ scheme from the year 2018, therefore, candidates from these states can participate for AIQ scheme.

NEET MDS 2020 Eligibility Criteria for Foreign Nationals

  • As per the NEET MDS eligibility criteria 2020, it is not mandatory for foreign nationals to have the temporary registration of DCI at the time of examination.

  • The foreign nationals can take the exam without DCI registration certificate.

  • The temporary registration certificate by DCI will be issued on a condition that the foreign national must be registered as a medical practitioner in his/her country.

NEET MDS Eligibility Criteria 2020 – Who are not eligible?

  • Any candidate found in violation with NEET MDS 2020 eligibility conditions set by NBE were not allowed take up the examination. However, if any ineligible candidate successfully appears for the entrance examination, later his/her candidature will be cancelled.

  • As mentioned in the eligibility criteria of NEET MDS 2020, only candidates who have completed or likely to complete their 12 months rotatory internship on or before March 31. Any candidate who is not likely to complete the internship within the stipulated time will not be considered eligible for NEET MDS.

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i hv complete my internship in feb 2019 bt not done my dci registration is it ok am i eligible for neet mds 2020

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 17th Oct, 2019


with internship you need to full fill  others eligibility criteria:

nationality should be indian

must passed the bds course

A candidate should have a provisional or permanent registration certification issued by DCI or State Dental Council (SDC) by March 31 of the particular academic year.

follow the below link to know in details,



_Abhishek_Vatsya Student Expert 17th Oct, 2019


You can select these two cities i.e KANNUR AND KOLLAM as EXAMINATION centre for NEET MDS 2020.Cities will be alloted for EXAMINATION onthe basis of first come first serve basis..

To know list of EXAMINATION centre for NEET MDS 2020,visit below mention link:


I choosed my Test city centre at Agartala,Tripura. But before submission of the application form,I did not get any information regarding seats available in that centre. How can I confirm or change my Test city centre? please help

Vemireddy Rushitha Student Expert 15th Oct, 2019

Hello Aspirant,

If the test city is shown in the application then it will be available there is no doubt about it. If you have selected a test centre from the list of test centres available in the application then you will be allotted from them for sure. Therefore you need not worry about it.

Good luck!


I have marked the date of start of my internship wrongly?will I be able to correct in correction window?will it affect my selection/admission process?

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 15th Oct, 2019

Dear Nivedhitha, is this regarding NEET PG or any other entrance examination? Please do help us with the application form you are enquiring in regards to please?


how to nest filllup neet mds 2020 application form . i have complited first stage form user id and created . please info me how to complited my next form

Aditya kumar Student Expert 15th Oct, 2019
Hello there!


The steps to fill NEET MDS 2020 application form can be checked below-

  • Registration:- Since , you are done with registration, follow the below steps.


  • Login using the "Applicant Login" section
  • Enter the user Id and password
  • Click on "Go to application form"
  • Candidates Name, Date of Birth, Gender, Nationality, Mobile number and Email address will be pre-filled in the application form.
    • Enter personal details such as Fathers Name
    • Mothers Name
    • Select the Category (General/SC/ST/OBC)
    • Are you a person with Disability (Yes/No)
    • Identification Details
    • Communication Address
  • On completion of this section, click on "Save and Next"
    • Enter qualification details such as 10+2 equivalent exam details
    • BDS / Primary Medical Qualification details Country of completion of BDS Qualification
    • Name of Country
    • State of completion
    • City of completion
    • University of completion
    • University name
    • Name of college
    • Month and Year of Passing
    • Internship Details
    • SDC/DCI Registration Details
    • Once this section is complete, click on "Save and Next" .Choose the desire NEET MDS test centre
  • Now , after filling of form follow the below steps ,
    • Upload Images
    • Payment of Application Fee
    • Print NEET MDS registration form
  • thankyou
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