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NEET MDS Eligibility Criteria 2022

Updated By Prashali Malik on 21 Feb, 2022 12:55

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NEET MDS 2022 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for NEET MDS 2022 is prescribed by the conducting authority: National Board of Education. The NBEMS has extended the cutoff period of the NEET MDS 2022 internship to 31 July 2022. It is important that candidates comprehend the eligibility norms to apply for this examination. NEET MDS is an entrance examination conducted on a national level. Candidates aspiring to get admission in postgraduate dental courses all over India will have to qualify for the examination. There is no other entrance exam (both at the state or institution level) for admission to MDS courses. 

NBMES Notice for Extension of Cutoff Date for MDS 2022 Internship

This page deals with the academic requirements, nationality, lower and upper age limit and reservation for NEET MDS 2022 examination. Only after meeting the requirements, candidates can begin filling out their application form Interested candidates must go through the following content. 


  • It must be noted that meeting the NEET MDS eligibility criteria for 2022 does not ensure a candidate’s admission. 

  • In case one fails to meet the criteria, her/his candidature will be cancelled.

Detailed Eligibility Criteria for NEET MDS 2022

Candidates looking to know about the academic qualifications and internship experience requirements for NEET MDS 2022 can check the following points. The following requirements have been prescribed by the Dental Council of India under MDS Course Regulations 2017.

  • Candidates wishing to apply for the Master in Dental Surgery course must hold a Bachelor in Dental Surgery course from a recognised university.

  • The candidates must also have undergone a rotatory internship of one year in any recognised dental college. 

  • The candidates must have obtained permanent or provisional registration. If candidates are undergoing a one-year rotatory internship or practical training, they must make sure that their internship ends by 31 July 2022. If candidates fail to do so, they will not be considered eligible for NEET MDS 2022. The NBEMS decided to extend this period of internship to 31 July 2022 instead of 31 March 2022. 

NEET MDS 2022 Eligibility Criteria for Foreign Nationals

At the time of NEET MDS 2022 examination, it is not required for foreign nationals to have temporary registration with DCI. However, candidates will be required to follow the procedure mentioned below. 

  • On payment of application fee, DCI may grant temporary registration to the candidate for the duration of the course and training, which will be restricted to the dental institution she/he is admitted. 

  • The candidate must be a registered practitioner in her/his own country.

  • The candidate must have obtained a basic dental qualification in that country, which is recognised by the concerned authority or corresponding state dental council. 

  • The starting and completion date for the Compulsory Rotatory Resident Internship given by candidates will be treated as final. 

  • Candidates will be required to submit their original Internship completion certificate at the time of counselling.

NEET MDS 2022 Eligibility Criteria for All India 50% Quota Seats

  • Candidates who hold a BDS degree from Jammu and Kashmir will not be considered eligible for the 50 per cent All India Quota seats. 

  • Candidates who got nominated by the GOI (under central pool seats) to pursue a BDS course from any Dental College in J&K can apply for admission through the quota, provided, they submit a signed affidavit stating the same. 

  • Candidates who fail to submit the mentioned document will not be eligible to get admission through the quota. 

  • The restrictions from the states of J&K will not be applicable to the candidates belonging to Armed Forces categories for MDS admissions in Armed Forces Institutes. 


  • If a candidate is found ineligible for NEET MDS 2022 at any stage of the examination, she/he will not be allowed to appear for the exam or counselling. 

  • In an unlikely event, is an ineligible candidate appears in the exam or becomes successful, the conducting authority will have full power to cancel the candidature or result of such candidate. 

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