Documents Required for NEET MDS Counselling and Admission

Greetings to all of you! The National Board of Examinations in Medical Sciences, New Delhi, has announced the postgraduate examination schedule for 2024. According to this schedule, February 9, 2024, has been announced as a tentative date for the NEET MDS exam. The application process is anticipated to begin around December 9, 2024, which will last for one month.  However, an official notification from the competent authorities is still awaited.

I am Vishnu Nambiar, a dental career counselor and expert with more than 12 years of experience. I have guided hundreds of students and have helped them secure an MDS seat in their dream college. 😀

In this article, I will be giving you a list of all the important documents you will need during your counseling and admission procedures.

Qualifying for the NEET MDS exam is the only gateway to secure MDS admission, and every year, lakhs of students take this exam all across the country. Shortly after the results are announced, qualified students have to proceed further through the NEET MDS counseling process.  

Although we are primarily going to highlight the documents essential for NEET MDS admission, a brief overview of counseling can still be helpful. So before we dive into the details, allow me to give you the jist of the NEET MDS counseling!

NEET MDS Counseling: Overview

The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) and the Medical Counseling Committee of India (MCCI), New Delhi, implement the MDS counseling process annually. Also, you must know, that the counseling for the AIQ, Central Universities, and Deemed Universities is conducted online by the MCCI. Students interested in these categories of dental institutes have to register through https://mcc.nic.in/.

On the other hand, the MDS counseling for the state quota seats and management seats in the various government and private dental colleges is held under the competent authorities of the individual states. Likewise, students planning to join state-affiliated dental colleges have to apply through the admission portal suggested by the medical directorates of that particular state only. 

The all-India MDS counseling is held online and is commonly accomplished in four rounds. It involves a cascade that includes online registration, followed by choice-filling, and the announcement of the provisional result. Finally, admission is confirmed only after physically reporting for the verification of documents. This is the basic outline of ‘the sequence of events’, followed by all-India and various other state counselings for MDS admission.

If you want in-depth information about the counseling procedures, then you can go through the following articles:

Documents for NEET MDS Admission

The verification of eligibility and original documents is the last and final step to the final allotment of your MDS seat. We understand that you might calm down your nerves after you get a seat, but the anxiety stays until your admission is confirmed.

So, here is a list of documents you need to set up right before you produce them to the designated authorities. You can also refer to the last-minute checklist, which we have also attached below for your convenience.

As per the statement by the MCC, candidates who fail to produce the original certificates/ documents will be exempted from taking admission to the Dental College. Hence, prepare all your documents well before you go for physical verification and reporting.

Documents Required while attending the counseling

  • NEET MDS admit card.
  • NEET MDS result.
  • NEET MDS scorecard.
  • BDS degree certificate/provisional certificate.
  • BDS mark sheets.
  • Internship completion certificate.
  • Registration certificate from DCI/State Dental Council.
  • Date of birth proof (Class 10 certificate/passport).
  • ID proof (Aadhaar card/PAN card/passport).
  • Seat allotment letter.
  • Category certificate (if applicable).
  • PwD certificate (if applicable).
  • EWS certificate (if applicable).
  • Receipt of registration fee and security deposit.

Documents Required while reporting to allotted college – AFTER ALLOTMENT

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

  1. The allotment Letter was issued by the MCC.
  2. Admit Card issued by the NBE.
  3. Result/Rank Letter issued by NBE.
  4. High School/Higher Secondary Certificate/Birth Certificate as proof of date of birth.
  5. Mark Sheets of BDS for the first, second, third, and final year.
  6. BDS Degree Certificate/Provisional Certificate.
  7. Internship Completion Certificate or Certificates from the Head of Institution or College that the candidate shall complete the Internship by March 31st of the year of admission.
  8. Permanent/Provisional Registration Certificate issued by MCI, DCI, or State Dental Council.
  9. (Provisional Registration Certificate – only accepted if the student is undergoing the internship and likely to complete it on or before March 31st of the year of admission.)
  10. One of the identification proofs (i.e., PAN Card, Driving License, Voter ID, Passport, or Aadhar Card)
  11. Fee receipts (Registration fee, Security Deposit, Receipt of College Fee (if paid))

 

Apart from the mentioned documents, the Candidate also has to produce the following certificates, if applicable

  1. Caste Certificate: Students who have applied in the SC/ST category have to produce the caste certificate issued by the competent authority during the reporting procedure.  Subcaste should be mentioned in the certificate. 
  2. EWS Certificate: Students who have applied in the EWS category have to produce the EWS certificate issued as per the Central Government norms. 
  3. OBC Certificate: Students who have applied in the OBC category have to produce this certificate issued by the competent authority. The sub-caste should tally with the Central List of OBC. The OBC candidates should not belong to the creamy layer. 
  4. Disability Certificate: Students who have applied in the PWBD category have to produce the disability certificate issued by the competent authority. Only the certificates duly constituted and authorized by the Medical Board for twenty-one (21) benchmark disabilities as per the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 and NMC norms are accepted. Therefore, applicants should strictly follow the format of the Certificate of Disability suggested in the annexures of the Information Bulletin. 

A noteworthy point here is that all these should also comply with the guidelines provided in the information bulletin by MCCI. The certificates presented in the specific English or Hindi formats only are accepted, and translated certificates must be certified by a gazetted officer. You can find these formats annexed to the information bulletin of MCCI.

Furthermore, always remember to carry at least two sets of photocopied or xeroxed copies of these documents.

Frequently Asked Questions

These are the few questions most of the students have during the MDS admission procedures.

What is a valid ID proof for NEET MDS admission?

Any one of these identification or ID proofs, i.e., PAN Card, Driving License, Voter ID, Passport, or Aadhar Card, can be used at the time of NEET MDS admission.

Is an Aadhaar card required for NEET MDS admission?

Yes, the Aadhar Card is accepted as an ID proof during NEET MDS admission. As per MCCI guidelines, any ID proof (PAN card, driving license, voter ID, passport, or Aadhar card) can be produced during the verification process.

Is the original mark sheet required for NEET MDS counseling?

Yes, all BDS mark sheets from the first year, second year, third year, and final year in original copies are mandatory to produce during NEET MDS admission. Students who have appeared in supplementary exams should also carry the marksheet as per their attempts.

Can I use the DigiLocker Marksheet for NEET registration and admission?

Yes, DigiLocker Marksheets can be used for NEET registration, but only as long as they are available or prepared in the specific format and size mentioned in the admission portal.

How is document verification done in NEET MDS admission?

Document verification is done during the confirmation of admission. The interested and qualified students who have received an allotment in the MCCI counseling 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. However, the protocol slightly varies in the case of the NEET MDS state counseling. 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.

Conclusion

I tried my best to provide the list of documents required for MDS admission through counseling in India. All the information provided here is from my personal experience in MDS counseling guidance for the past 12 years.

If you feel this article helped you in clearing your doubts, then please do share it with your friends or fellow students who are in need.

If you need my personal guidance in MDS counselling and admission, then feel free to contact me on +91-9535726644.

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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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