BDS Admission Counseling

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BDS Admission Counseling is used by the governing authorities to navigate and regulate the admissions for dental courses in various government and private colleges all across the country. The BDS Course covers a wide range of topics related to oral and dental health care, as well as modern medical practices. The BDS course lasts five and a half years and includes a one-year internship program to provide students with in-depth and comprehensive knowledge of the  dental field.

Admission to various government and dental colleges for the BDS course is based on the candidate’s performance in the National Testing Agency’s NEET examination. The Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) conducts and regulates BDS counselling for 15% of BDS seats through AIQ quota, whereas respective state counselling authorities conduct counseling for the remaining 85% of BDS seats.

Why pursue a career in BDS?

  • BDS is a highly regarded and respected profession. Because BDS is a specialized subject where a BDS graduate can get a variety of options to map their career as oral and dental healthcare has become inevitable with rise the in oral health issues.
  • As a graduate who is starting to pursue the dental industry can easily grab the best base gross salary of Rs. 3,00,000/- to Rs. 6,50,00/- per annum at private dental institutions.
  • One can also pursue post-graduate courses after completion of the BDS course.

Highlights

ParticularsDetails
Course NameBachelors of Dental Surgery 
AcronymBDS
Course LevelUndergraduate
BDS Course Duration4 ½ years with 1 mandatory rotating internship
Minimum EligibilityPassed 10+2 with a minimum aggregate of 50%-60% and PCB as compulsory subjects
Entrance Exam for UGNEET UG Exam
Entrance Exam for PGNEET MDS Exam
Expected Academic fees Rs. 75,000 to Rs.7,00,000/-
Expected SalaryRs. 3,00,000/- to Rs. 6,50,00/- per annum

BDS Admission Counseling Date

EventDates
Round 1
Registration/ PaymentTo be announced
Choice filling/ LockingTo be announced
VerificationTo be announced
Seat allotmentTo be announced
Provisional resultTo be announced
Final resultTo be announced
Reporting to the allotted instituteTo be announced
Round 2
Fresh Registration/ PaymentTo be announced
Choice filling/ LockingTo be announced
ResultTo be announced
Reporting to the allotted instituteTo be announced
Mop-up round
Registration/ PaymentTo be announced
Choice filling/ LockingTo be announced
VerificationTo be announced
Seat allotmentTo be announced
ResultTo be announced
Reporting to the allotted instituteTo be announced
Stray vacancy round
Seat allotment processTo be announced
ResultTo be announced
Reporting to the allotted instituteTo be announced

BDS Syllabus

For UG Course

1st Year 2nd Year3 rd Year 4th Year
General Human Anatomy including Embryology and HistologyGeneral Pathology and MicrobiologyGeneral MedicineConservative Dentistry and Endodontics
General Human Physiology and BiochemistryGeneral and Dental Pharmacology and TherapeuticsGeneral SurgeryOral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dental Anatomy, Embryology and Oral HistologyDental MaterialsOral Pathology and Oral MicrobiologyOral Medicine and Radiology
Pre-clinical ProsthodonticsOrthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics
Pre clinical Conservative DentistryPediatric & Preventive Dentistry
Periodontology
Prosthodontics and Crown & Bridge
Public Health Dentistry

Eligibility Criteria 

For UG Course

Qualifying Exam NEET conducted By NTA
Age Limit17 years old (as of December 31, ). In addition, the candidate’s maximum age should be 25 years.
QualificationCandidate should have passed the 12th class exam i.e.. Physics, Chemistry, Biology/ Biotechnology, and EnglishA minimum of 50% is required for the general category, 40% for SC/ST candidates, and 45% for physically disabled candidates.

BDS Fees Structure

Course Name Fees Range
BDS (Bachelors of Dental Surgery)Rs. 75,000 to Rs.7,00,000/-

Above shared is an approximate range of BDS course fees range, which may differ from college to college and fees have been bifurcated based on BDS course fees in private colleges and BDS course fees in Government college.

BDS Course Salary Range

Course Name Average Range
DentistRs. 3,00,000/- to Rs. 6,50,00/- per annum
ResearcherRs. 3,00,000/-
LecturerRs. 5,00,000/-
Dental Officer at Indian Defense Services ( Army, Navy, Air Force)Rs. 9,00,000/-
ENT Specialist Rs. 7,20,000/-

Graduating from the BDS course can open many doors to career opportunities with the best pay grade. The above table shows the salary range for graduates pursuing careers in the dental field.

BDS Admission Counseling Process (State-Wise)

As the State Quota NEET Counseling Process varies from state to state, please refer to the following table for Counselling for various states;

StatesConducting Process
Andaman Nicobar(Click Here)
Andhra Pradesh(Click Here)
Arunachal Pradesh (Click Here)
Assam (Click Here)
Bihar(Click Here)
Chandigarh(Click Here)
Chhattisgarh(Click Here)
Dadra and Nagar Haveli(Click Here)
Delhi(Click Here)
Goa (Click Here)
Gujarat(Click Here)
Haryana (Click Here)
Himachal Pradesh(Click Here)
Jammu & Kashmir (Click Here)
Jharkhand (Click Here)
Karnataka(Click Here)
Kerala (Click Here)
Madhya Pradesh (Click Here)
Maharashtra(Click Here)
Manipur (Click Here)
Meghalaya (Click Here)
Mizoram (Click Here)
Odisha(Click Here)
Puducherry(Click Here)
Punjab(Click Here)
Rajasthan(Click Here)
Tamil Nadu (Click Here)
Telangana (Click Here)
Tripura(Click Here)
Uttar Pradesh(Click Here)
Uttarakhand(Click Here)
West Bengal(Click Here)

BDS Admission Counseling for MCC AIQ 15%

About MCC:

The Medical Counseling Committee (MCC) is the authorized body to conduct counseling for the National Eligibility Cumulative Entrance Test (NEET) for qualified applicants. The MCC/DGHS will conduct counseling for 15% AIQ, 100% Deemed Universities, Central Universities (including Delhi University, AMU, and BHU including Institutional/Domicile Quota), ESIC, AFMC (only Registration Part), and I.P Universities (VMMC, SJH, and D ABVIMS, RML, and& ESIC Dental), Delhi (15% AIQ + 85% Institutional Quota), 100% AIIMS, 100% JIPMER, and B. 

MCC NEET Counselling Registration and Choice filling

MCC will hold four rounds of NEET-UG counseling for AIQ, including a mop-up round and a stray vacancy round. Following the completion of Round 2, the MCC will fill the remaining seats in a mop-up round and a stray vacancy round. The following steps must be taken:

Step 1: To apply for NEET UG counseling, go to the Medical Counselling Committee’s website, mcc.nic.in.

Step 2: Then, on the homepage, select UG Medical Counselling.

Step 3: On the screen, look for the NEET UG Counselling registration link and click on it.

Step 4: Fill out the required information and register on the MCC website.

Step 5: Fill out the NEET UG Counselling application form after logging in.

Step 6: After that, upload the required documents, pay the NEET UG Counselling registration fee, and submit the form.

Step 7: Finish the NEET counseling option locking process.

Step 8: Check your college admission status after the NEET UG seat allotment result is released.

Step 9: Then, with all of the required documentation, go to the designated medical college for admission.

Seat Allotment

After every round of counseling, the seat allotment result will be declared. NEET counseling results, released in the form of the seat allotment list and seat allotment letter, will release the seat allotted to the candidates. Candidates can check their name, roll no., allotted category, candidates’ category, allotted college, quota, and course in the NEET seat allotment list. The seat allotment letter is an important document that needs to be submitted at the time of reporting to the allotted college along with other mandatory documents.

Reporting to the Allotted College

Candidates should report to the allotted college to complete the admission formalities. At the time of reporting to the allotted college, candidates must submit the original copy of the mandatory documents as given below

Fee Structure


Non-Refundable Registration Fee    
15% AIQ/ Central UniversitiesFee
URINR 1,000
SC/ST/OBC/PwDINR 500
Deemed Universities
All CategoriesINR 5,000


Refundable Tuition Fee
15% AIQ/ Central Universities
URINR 10,000
SC/ST/OBC/PwDINR 5,000
Deemed Universities
All CategoriesINR 2,00,000

List Of BDS Colleges In India

StatesList of BDS colleges
Andaman Nicobar(Click Here)
Andhra Pradesh(Click Here)
Arunachal Pradesh (Click Here)
Assam (Click Here)
Bihar(Click Here)
Chandigarh(Click Here)
Chhattisgarh(Click Here)
Dadra and Nagar Haveli(Click Here)
Delhi(Click Here)
Goa (Click Here)
Gujarat(Click Here)
Haryana (Click Here)
Himachal Pradesh(Click Here)
Jammu & Kashmir (Click Here)
Jharkhand (Click Here)
Karnataka(Click Here)
Kerala (Click Here)
Madhya Pradesh (Click Here)
Maharashtra(Click Here)
Manipur (Click Here)
Meghalaya (Click Here)
Mizoram (Click Here)
Odisha(Click Here)
Puducherry(Click Here)
Punjab(Click Here)
Rajasthan(Click Here)
Tamil Nadu (Click Here)
Telangana (Click Here)
Tripura(Click Here)
Uttar Pradesh(Click Here)
Uttarakhand(Click Here)
West Bengal(Click Here)

NEET UG Cut-Off 

CategoryQualifying MarksPercentile Criteria
General/EWS715-11750th Percentile
SC/BC116-9340th Percentile
General/EWS & PH Category116-10545th Percentile
SC/BC & PH Category104-9340th Percentile

BDS College Predictor

BDS College Predictor predicts a candidate’s chances of acceptance into the dental colleges of their choice. The BDS College Predictor implements a unique algorithm to identify and predict the most suitable colleges for students where they can pursue their dental studies by combining the opening and closing ranks from the previous year’s NEET counseling statistics. Feel free to use our college predictor to choose a suitable college.

BDS Admission Consultant

BDS Admission Consultants assist and guide students in gaining admission to their preferred dental colleges. With a desire to assist individuals who are having difficulty taking admission or understanding the admission procedure in the medical stream because of an absence of knowledge or improper guidance, we have gathered the leading medical experts with decades of experience in the field to guide each individual to admission in their preferred college. Our top admission consultants are committed to serving each individual with the utmost integrity around the clock. Feel free to contact our admission consultant for any admission-related queries.

Documents Required 

  • NEET scorecard.
  • NEET admit card.
  • 10th marks card.
  • 12th marks card.
  • 12th pass certificate.
  • Transfer certificate.
  • Migration certificate.
  • Identity proof.
  • Document for date of birth.
  • Community certificate, if applicable.
  • Income certificate, if applicable.
  • A medical certificate, if applicable.

Frequently Asked Question

Q. What is BDS Course?

A. BDS is a 5 ½ years medical course that gives an in-depth knowledge of the dental field and oral healthcare.

Q. What are some post-graduate courses individuals can pursue after graduating from BDS courses?

A. Graduates can pursue various specilization post graduate course after graduating from BDS Course.

Q. Is BDS available without NEET?

A. No, you will not be able to get into a govt. BDS or MBBS program without a neet, as per NMC guidelines. 

Q. Can a BDS student change to MBBS?

A. Yes, you can pursue MBBS after completing your BDS. Some universities require an entrance exam for the bridge course, while others simply look at your academic credentials.

Q. What is the highest salary of a BDS doctor?

A. A BDS Doctor can earn up to 8.0 lakhs per year (roughly Rs. 67,700/- per month).

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