NEET MDS Eligibility Criteria 2019 – Candidates willing to appear for NEET MDS must check the NEET MDS 2019 eligibility criteria. It is important for aspirants to go through the eligibility criteria of NEET MDS 2019 before filling the application form. The regulatory body, National Board of Examinations (NBE) has set the NEET MDS eligibility conditions. NEET MDS 2019 eligibility criteria had parameters like age, qualification, registration etc. which a candidate was required to fulfil. Students who did not satisfy the mentioned NEET MDS eligibility criteria 2019 was not allowed to appear for the entrance examination. Candidates can read the NEET MDS 2019 eligibility criteria set by the authority to check whether they are eligible or not.
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NEET MDS was a single session, computer-based entrance examination. NEET MDS 2019 was conducted on December 14, 2018, for admission to Masters of Dental Surgery (MDS) courses offered by the government, private and deemed universities/colleges in India. The result of NEET MDS has been announced on January 14.
NEET MDS Eligibility Criteria 2019
The following eligibility conditions of NEET MDS 2019 must be fulfilled by aspirants in order to appear for postgraduate national level entrance examination.
Nationality – A candidate willing to apply for NEET MDS 2019 must be a citizen of India. Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) or a Person of Indian Origin (PIO) can also apply for the entrance examination.
Qualification – As per the NEET MDS 2019 eligibility criteria, it is mandatory for aspirants to pass the degree of Bachelors of Dental Surgery (BDS) awarded by a university or institute in India under MDS course regulations 2017 notified by Dental Council of India with prior approval of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW).
Registration Certificate – Candidates must possess the permanent or provisional registration certificate issued by DCI or State Dental Council (SDC) by March 31, 2019.
Internship – Applicants should have completed or likely to complete the 12 months rotatory internship on or before March 31, 2019. In accordance to NEET MDS eligibility criteria 2019, candidate undergoing the internship and is expected to complete the same by March 31, 2019, are eligible to appear for examination but will not be eligible for admission to MDS courses until they complete the internship and obtain the provisional or permanent registration certificate.
NEET MDS 2019 Eligibility Criteria for J&K aspirants
As per the NEET MDS eligibility criteria 2019, candidates belonging from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh are eligible for 50% All India Quota seats. From the year 2018, these states have started participating in 50% AIQ scheme.
Aspirants who have studied or completed their BDS degree from the state of Jammu & Kashmir are not eligible to participate for 50% All India Quota seats. However, candidates who were nominated by the Government of India (GoI) under the central pool seats for pursuing BDS degree from any Dental College located in the state will be eligible for admission to 50% AIQ scheme. Such candidate must submit a duly signed affidavit declaring that he/she was nominated by the GoI and send the same to the following address along with the printout of the acknowledgment of submission of NEET MDS application form 2019 by the stipulated date.
Address: Deputy Director (Examinations),
National Board of Examinations,
Medical Enclave, Ansari Nagar,
Mahatma Gandhi Marg, (Ring Road), New Delhi – 110029
NEET MDS 2019 Eligibility Criteria for Foreign Nationals
As per the NEET MDS eligibility criteria 2019, 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 2019 – Who are not eligible?
Any candidate found in violation with NEET MDS 2019 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 2019, only candidates who have completed or likely to complete their 12 months rotatory internship on or before March 31, 2019. Any candidate who is not likely to complete the internship within the stipulated time will not be considered eligible for NEET MDS 2019.