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BDS Admission in India 2021: Eligibility, Entrance Exam, Selection Process

Rahul Raj
Rahul RajUpdated On: July 13, 2021

BDS admission in India will be done on the basis of NEET 2021. Candidates who qualify for NEET 2021 will be eligible for counselling process for BDS admission.

BDS Admission in India 2021

BDS Admission in India will be done on the basis of NEET 2021. BDS is considered one of the most popular career choices among medical aspirants. The one gateway for BDS Admissions in India is through the NEET exam. Therefore, it is mandatory for the candidates to qualify for the same. Bachelor of Dental Surgery or BDS is a 5-year specialised course that has 4 years of studies and 1 year of compulsory internship.

If you want to pursue a career as a Dentist and are looking forward to getting admission to BDS in India 2021 then you have come to the right place.

BDS Admission Highlights 2021

Some of the important highlights of BDS Admission 2021 are as follows:

Course Level



Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)


5 years ( 4 years + 1 year of compulsory paid internship).


10+2 with a minimum of 50% marks with Physics, Chemistry, Biology as main subjects

Admission Process 

NEET 2021

Average Course Fee

INR 1-6 lacs per annum

Average Salary

INR 4-10 lacs (approx.)

Employment Areas

Hospitals, Dental Clinics, Educational Institutes, etc.

Job Profiles

Dental Research Scientist, Dentist, Lecturer, etc.

BDS Admission Dates in India 2021

Application Begins13th July 2021
Application endsTBA
NEET 202112th Sept 2021
Exam ResultsTBA

BDS Admission Eligibility Criteria 2021

The eligibility for BDS admission 2021 are as follows:

  • You must score at least 50 per cent marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology in 10+2.
  • Must have qualified NEET 2021 exam to be eligible for BDS Admission 2021.

BDS Admission Procedure 2021

In India, admission for BDS will be offered on the basis of single national level entrance exams known as NEET. National Eligibility Cum-Entrance Test (NEET). It is mandatoryfor every candidate who wishes to pursue BDS in India. Those who qualify for the NEET 2021 exam and meet the cutoff for the same will be eligible for admission.

Also Read:- NEET Exam Dates 2021 Released - Check Here!

BDS Selection Procedure 2021

After the declaration of the NEET 2021 result, the authority will publish the candidates' merit list as per their ranks. The candidates are selected for the seat allocation based on their NEET 2021 ranking. At the time of counselling, the seats will be reserved as per the NEET 2021 ranking.

Candidates must appear for online counselling for the final selection and f fill out their college preferences. In order to participate in the NEET counselling process, candidates must first register themselves on the respective website.

Under the counselling, candidates will also have to undergo the verification of documents verification for the final allocation of seats. Candidates can download their admission letter and report to the allotted colleges for final admission.

Documents required for BDS Admission 2021

The list of documents required for BDS admission in 2021. After the verification of documents, the seats will be allotted to the candidates.

Class 10th & 12 Mark Sheet & Passing Certificate

Category Certificate (if applicable)

Intermediate Mark Sheet & Passing Certificate

Character Certificate

NEET 2021 Admit Card

Migration Certificate

NEET 2021 Rank Card

Recent Passport-size Photographs

Top BDS Colleges in India

Here is the list of some top government and private medical colleges in India to study BDS.

Government Medical Colleges

Private Medical Colleges

Institute of Medical Sciences Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

Sharda University, Greater Noida

Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi

KIIT University, Bhubaneswar

King George's Medical University, Lucknow

Bharati Vidyapeeth Medical College, Pune

Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, New Delhi

Dr. MGR Educational and Research Institute, Chennai

Government Dental College and Research Institute, Bangalore

Sathyabama University Dental College and Hospital, Chennai

Top Paramedical Colleges in India

If not BDS then what? If you find yourself wondering this then the answer for you is paramedical courses. There are a number of high-ranked paramedical colleges in India that you can explore. After all, it never hurts to have a backup plan, and the great thing is that you don't even have to go through the long and tedious process of application because CollegeDekho brings you a Common Application Form (CAF). Through this unique interface, you can apply to numerous colleges in a few simple steps. Not only will it reduce the application time for you but also provide you with expert counsellors guiding you throughout the application process. You can also try our FREE help-line number 1800-572-9877.

Sagar Group of Institutions (SGI), Bhopal
T. John Group of Institutions, Bangalore
CT Group of Institutions, Jalandhar
Shri Rawatpura Sarkar University (SRU), Raipur
Graphic Era Hill University Dehradun Campus (GEHU), Dehradun
Maharishi Markandeshwar University
Rayat Bahra University
Amity University Manesar, Gurgaon

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