Documents Required for BDS Admission & Counseling

Hello Everyone! The NTA (National Testing Agency) has announced the date of the NEET UG exam on 5th May 2024. Although it’s a tentative date, it’s time to prepare yourself and gear up for the coming exam!

 NEET, or National Eligibility cum entrance test, is conducted by the NTA every year for admission into MBBS/BDS/AYUSH and nursing programs in India. Appearing and qualifying for the exam is the only doorway to your dream undergrad college.

 Furthermore, once you qualify, the NEET BDS counselling will be on its way in no time. So, you will benefit if you stay updated with all the relevant information regarding the exam, counselling, and admission process! So, let’s begin with a brief outline regarding the NEET BDS exam!

Documents for NEET BDS Admission

Document Verification is one of the most crucial steps to confirm your admission because allotment alone doesn’t guarantee your final victory. The final admission is only confirmed after the reporting procedure for verification of eligibility and original documents. Hence, below is the complete list of documents you need to prepare before this final and last step to BDS Admission.

The mandatory original documents required at the time of joining the allotted dental college are as mentioned below: (mandatory documents

  • Allotment Letter issued by MCC/ competent state authority.
  •  Admit cards for exams issued by NTA.
  • Result/ or rank letter issued by NTA.
  • Date of Birth Certificate (if Metric Certificate does not bear the same).
  • Class 10th Certificate.
  •  Class 10+2 Marks Sheet.
  • Eight (8) Passport-size photographs same as those used in the application form.
  • Proof of identity (Aadhar/ PAN/ Driving Licence/ Passport).
  • Fee Receipts (Registration Fee/Security Deposit Fee/College Fee if paid).

Mandatory Specific Documents for NRI/ OCI/PIO/ and foreign national candidates:

  •  Passport copy of sponsor, embassy certificate.
  • Sponsorship affidavit (stating that the sponsor is ready to bear the expenses for the whole duration of the study).
  • Affidavit of Relationship of Candidate with the Sponsor.

The candidate must also carry the following certificate, if applicable:

  • SC/ST candidate: SC/ST certificate issued by the competent authority / Sub caste should be mentioned in the certificate.
  • OBC-Non-Creamy Layer Candidate: OBC-NCL as per the Central List certificate issued by the competent authority. The sub-caste should tally with the Central List of OBC. The OBC candidates should not belong to Creamy Layer to claim the OBC reservation benefit.
  • PwD candidate: Disability Certificate issued from a duly constituted and authorized Medical Board for 21 Benchmark Disabilities as per the Rights of Persons with Disability Act 2016 (RPWD Act, 2016). No other PWD certificate issued by any other Authority/Hospital will be entertained.
  • EWS candidate: EWS Certificate as per the prescribed format.

Additionally, some noteworthy points here are that these certificates are only accepted in English/ Hindi. A certificate that is translated from a regional language must be attested by a gazetted official. Apart from that, the certificates must be produced in the standard formats mentioned in the information bulletin by MCCI.

NEET BDS Exam: Overview

The NEET BDS exam is conducted annually for admission into the Bachelor of Dentistry course. It is the only entrance exam for BDS colleges in India, and if you are an interested candidate, then you have to register for the exam on the website.  

Exam Overview

Exam NameNEET UG (National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test)
AdministratorNational Testing Agency
Registration feeRs 1700 – General Category

Rs 1600 – EWS/OBCRs 1000 – SC/ST/PwBD

Total Seats MBBS – 106333

BDS – 27868AYUSH – 59720BVSc – 525

NEET UG Exam Pattern
Syllabus45 questions from each subject
Class 11 and 12: Physics, Chemistry, Zoology, Botany
Duration3 hours 20 minutes
No of Questions180
Total Marks720
Marking SystemEach correct response – 4 Marks for each correct answer

Negative Marking – 1 for each incorrect answer

Admission ProcessNEET UG Counselling

NEET BDS Counselling: Overview

Mere qualification in the NEET exam won’t deliver you your goal! Further, after NEET UG results are announced, you have to take part in the NEET UG counselling for BDS. This counselling includes all BDS seats in government and private colleges in India.

The counselling is conducted by the Medical Counseling Committee of India (MCCI) of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), New Delhi. The competent authority will announce the NEET BDS counselling date for accomplishing the admission process into the BDS colleges. The qualified students have to register at to participate in the All-India Counseling Process, which is a multi-step process. 

However, for admission into BDS colleges affiliated with state universities or state quota seats, you have to register on their respective admission website designated by the medical directorates about that particular state.

Although the basic outline is the same for all state counselling, there might be slight variations in certain protocols and sequences of events from state to state. 

Counselling Overview

NameNEET BDS Counselling
Admission to courseBachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)
Conducting AuthorityMedical Counseling Committee of India (MCCI)

Director General of Health Services (DGHS)

Rounds04 Rounds
First Round.
Second Round.
MOP-UP Round.
Stray Vacancy Round.

Registration fee(Non-Refundable)

For Central Universities/15% All India Quota:
Rs. 1000/- Rs. 500/-
For Deemed Universities:

Rs 5000/- for all categories

Security Deposit


For Central Universities/15% All India Quota:
Rs.10,000/- Rs. 5,000/-
NEET BDS – 8 Steps of Counselling
1. Counselling Registration.
2. Payment of Non-Refundable Registration fee.
3. Payment of Refundable Security Deposit.
4. Choice-Filling Round Locking of choices.
5. Seat Allotment and Publication of result
6. Uploading of essential certificates after the declaration of result.
7. Physical Reporting with original documents at the allotted Medical/Dental College.

If you are looking for information about BDS admission procedures and fee structure, you can check the below given articles:

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the expected date of NEET BDS 2024?

The NTA has announced May 5, 2024, as the tentative date for the NEET BDS 2024 exam.

How is document verification done in NEET BDS admission?

Document verification is done after the allotment and result is announced for NEET BDS admission. It is the last and final step to confirm the provisional result. The allotted student have to physically appear in front of the designated authorities with all original documents for verification. The students usually have to report to the allotted dental institute for the same in the case of deemed university or MCCI counseling. However, the protocol slightly varies in the case of the NEET BDS state counselings. The allotted student has to report to the medical directorates of the particular states with all original documents for verification and further report to the allotted institute to complete the admission process.

What are the eligibility criteria for NEET BDS admission 20224?

The candidate must qualify NEET exam with a minimum of 50 percentile for General and 40 percentile for other categories.

What is the NEET BDS Cut-off 2024?

The NEET BDS Cut-off 2024 will be announced after the NEET UG exam is conducted. The NTA has announced a tentative date for the NEET UG Exam 2024 on May 5th, 2024.

Can I join BDS without NEET in India?

No, it is compulsory to appear and qualify the NEET UG exam for admission to any medical or dental course in India, including BDS.

Is it compulsory to report for document verification for BDS admission?

Yes, it is mandatory to physically report to the competent authorities for BDS admission in India. This includes verification of original documents and eligibility of the candidate.


So, finally, I have come to the end of this blog regarding the documents required for BDS Admission. Documentation is a tricky step and all colleges might have one of two indifferent protocols.

Well, don’t worry because mostly the institutes intimate the entire information to the allotted student through email or telephonic communication, before the reporting procedure. Thus, stay updated, stay informed, and prepare well. I hope this information will help you during the counselling.

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About K Vishnu Nambiar

I am a dental blogger and a career counselor with more than 10 years of experience in the industry. I blog about different dental courses and their scopes. I also visit dental colleges and review them in a unique way.

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