NEET MDS Eligibility Criteria 2021: The National Board of Examinations (NBE) has specified the NEET MDS 2021 eligibility criteria on October 26, 2020, along with the prospectus. To appear for the national-level postgraduate dental entrance examination, it is important for every aspirant to go through the eligibility criteria of NEET MDS 2021 and fulfill it. NEET MDS eligibility criteria 2021 specifies the basic guidelines of age, nationality, qualification, work experience, and other parameters. It is to be noted that without fulfilling the NEET MDS 2021 eligibility criteria, no candidate will be permitted to appear for the entrance exam. NEET MDS is a single-window online entrance exam, which is conducted for admission to 6228 Masters of Dental Surgery (MDS) seats offered in 259 dental colleges across India. NEET MDS 2021 exam will be held on December 16, 2020. Aspirants who are planning to appear for NEET MDS must read the article on NEET MDS eligibility criteria 2021 to know whether they are eligible for the exam or not.

NEET MDS Eligibility Criteria 2021

It is vital for every aspirant to fulfill the eligibility guidelines set by the authority. Listed below are the basic eligibility guidelines for the NEET MDS entrance exam, as well as eligibility criteria for Jammu and Kashmir aspirants and Foreign Nationals.

  • In order to appear for NEET MDS 2021, aspirants must be an Indian citizen, Overseas Citizens of India (OCIs), or the Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs).
  • Aspirants must possess a Bachelor 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).
  • Candidates also must possess a provisional or permanent registration certification issued by DCI or State Dental Council (SDC) by March 31 of the particular academic year.
  • Dental graduates must also have completed or likely to complete the 12 months rotatory internship on or before March 21, 2021. Candidates need to know that aspirants who are undergoing the rotatory internship and expected to complete before March 31, 2021, will only be considered eligible for exams. However, they will not be eligible to take admissions in MDS courses until they produce the internship certificate at the time of counselling.