Karnataka NEET MDS Counselling 2024

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Karnataka NEET MDS Counselling is your ticket to a dream MDS seat at one of the state’s dental colleges. This process is carried out by the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) after the National Eligibility Cumulative Entrance Test (NEET MDS) results are announced.

Get ready for a multi-stage journey! The first step is to register online and verify your documents on the KEA website. During the crucial choice filling stage, you will then rank your preferred colleges and specialties. Prepare to be surprised: seat allocation is based on your NEET MDS score, rank, and seat availability in your preferred colleges. Report to the designated college for document verification and to confirm your admission by paying the fees if you have been provisionally assigned. Keep in mind that mop-up and stray vacancy rounds may provide second chances for unfilled seats.

Maintain vigilance throughout the procedure! KEA sends out notifications on registration dates, fee details, choice filling schedules, and seat allotment results on a regular basis. Their website is the best place to stay up to date. Consulting with career counselors or experienced MDS graduates can also be beneficial. Remember that the 2024 Karnataka NEET MDS Counselling schedule has not yet been released. Start early by keeping an eye on KEA’s website to increase your chances of obtaining your desired MDS seat!


Specifics Details
Counselling Name Karnataka NEET MDS Counselling 2024
Name of the Counselling AuthorityKarnataka Examinations Authority 
Counselling ProcessState centralized counseling
Entrance Exam for Medical Course National Eligibility and Entrance Test Postgraduate (NEET MDS).
Eligibility CriteriaCandidates must qualify NEET MDS and meet the required cutoff scores.
Counselling LevelState-Level
Counselling ModeOnline
Registration ModeOnline
Counselling RoundsMultiple Rounds
Course OfferedMDS and specialization courses
Official Websitehttps://cetonline.karnataka.gov.in/ 

Counsellling Dates 

NEET MDS 2024 ResultTo Be Announced
Merit List (AIQ 50%)To Be Announced
Counselling RegistrationTo Be Announced
Last Date to Pay the FeesTo Be Announced
Editing of Online FormTo Be Announced
Extension of Application FormTo Be Announced
Document Verification To Be Announced
Reopening of Application FormTo Be Announced
Document Verification for new candidatesTo Be Announced
Seat MatrixTo Be Announced
Option EntryTo Be Announced
Mock Allotment ResultTo Be Announced
Round 1 Seat Allotment ListTo Be Announced
Round 1
Choice FillingTo Be Announced
Fee Payment and Document VerificationTo Be Announced
ReportingTo Be Announced
Round 2
Choice FillingTo Be Announced
Seat Allotment List To Be Announced
Download of Challan To Be Announced
Fee Payment To Be Announced
Document SubmissionTo Be Announced
ReportingTo Be Announced
Mop – Up Round
Choice FillingTo Be Announced
Seat Allotment ResultTo Be Announced
Fee PaymentTo Be Announced
Reporting To Be Announced

MDS Course Specializations

Master of Dental Surgery3 Years
Oral Pathology and Microbiology3 Years
Periodontology3 Years
Oral Medicine and Radiology3 Years
Prosthodontics3 Years
Preventive Dentistry3 Years
Conservative Dentistry3 Years
Oral and Maxillofacial surgery3 Years
Orthodontics and Dentofacial surgery3 Years

Eligibility Criteria 

Eligibility CriteriaRequirements
NationalityIndian citizen or PIO/OCI cardholder
Academic QualificationBDS degree from a recognized dental institution
Internship CompletionCompletion of a one-year rotating internship in a recognized dental college
NEET MDS QualificationQualified NEET MDS 2024 with a valid score
RegistrationRegistered with DCI or any State Dental Council
Karnataka DomicileOption 1: Studied and completed BDS in KarnatakaOption 2: Resided in Karnataka for a minimum of seven years before the commencement of counselling
Age LimitNo specific age limit

NEET MDS Cut off 2024

CategoryCut Off PercentileNEET MDS Cut Off(Out of 960)
General/EWS50 Percentile272
SC/ST/OBC40 Percentile238
General PwBD45 Percentile255

Karnataka NEET MDS Counselling 2024 Process 

Counselling Registration 

The registration process for Karnataka NEET PG Counselling 2024 will be conducted online through the official website of the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA). The steps to register for the counselling process are as follows:

  • Visit the official website of KEA and click on the “NEET PG Counselling” link https://cetonline.karnataka.gov.in/ .
  • Click on the “New Registration” button and fill in the required personal details and contact information.
  • Create a new password for your account and submit the registration form.
  • After submitting the registration form, candidates will receive a user ID and password via SMS and email.
  • Log in to your account using the provided user ID and password.
  • Upload the necessary documents such as NEET PG scorecard, MBBS/BDS mark sheet, internship completion certificate, and other required certificates.
  • Pay the counselling registration fee online through net banking, credit card, or debit card.
  • After successful payment, select your preferred course and college from the available options.
  • Lock your choices and wait for the seat allotment result.

Registration Fees

Categories Fees (Non Refundable)
SC/ST/Cat-1/PWD candidatesRs. 500/-
General/Non-Karnataka CandidatesRs. 1000/-
NRI/OCI/ PIO/ Foreign Nationals candidatesRs.2000/- 

Counselling Process

The counselling process for Karnataka NEET PG 2024 will be conducted by the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) for admission to government seats in postgraduate medical and dental degree and diploma courses in Karnataka. The counselling process will be conducted online. The counselling process will involve the following steps:

Step 1: Registration

Candidates who are eligible for counselling must register themselves on the KEA website and pay the required counselling fee.

Step 2: Choice Filling

After registration, candidates must fill their choices of courses and colleges as per their preferences.

Step 3: Seat Allotment

The KEA will publish the seat allotment list based on the choices filled by the candidates, their merit rank, and availability of seats.

Step 4: Document Verification

Candidates who are allotted seats must report to the designated centre for document verification and payment of admission fees.

Step 5: Reporting to the Allotted College

After document verification and payment of fees, candidates must report to the allotted college within the given time frame.

Document Required 

  • KEA ‘PGET-2022’ Registration form duly filled (print out).
  • Photo identity and address proof document (PAN Card / Driving License /
  • Voter ID / Passport / Aadhaar Card / Ration Card)
  • ‘NEET-PG 2022 / NEET MDS 2022’ Admit Card & score card issued by NBE for
  • Medical & Dental courses.
  • SSLC or 10th Standard / equivalent marks card (For date of birth).
  • 2nd PUC or 12th standard Marks Card.
  • MBBS / BDS marks card issued by Universities of all phases/years.
  • Qualifying degree certificate.
  • Provisional Degree Certificate – only to those who have passed MBBS / BDS
  • during 2024.

NEET MDS Counselling Process  (MCC 50% AIQ)

Counselling Registrations

Important Information:

  1. Email ID and Mobile Number: Use the same email ID and mobile number provided in your NBE application form. They will be pre-filled in the registration form. No changes will be entertained after registration.
  2. Device and Internet: Use a laptop or computer with a stable internet connection to avoid technical issues.
  3. Registration Deadlines: Register within the specified dates for each round (first, second, and mop-up). Registration won’t be available after the deadline, and no requests for late registration will be entertained.


Step 1: Visit the MCC Portal: Go to the official MCC website during the registration period for the applicable round.

Step 2: Login or Create Account: If you’ve registered previously, log in with your credentials. If not, create a new account using your NBE application email ID and mobile number.

Step 3: Complete Registration Form: Fill in all required details accurately, including personal, academic, and contact information.

Step 4: Upload Documents: Upload scanned copies of mandatory documents as specified in the instructions.

Step 5: Pay Registration Fee: Pay the non-refundable registration fee using the available online payment methods.

Step 6: Print Confirmation Slip: Upon successful registration and payment, download and print the confirmation slip for future reference.

Counselling Process

NEET MDS counselling is a multi-stage process for allocating postgraduate medical seats in India. It involves several rounds for different categories (All India Quota, Deemed/Central Universities, DNB) with specific registration, choice filling, and result declaration phases.

Rounds for Counselling 

Round 1:

  • Registration: Register for the round with payment of fees.
  • Choice Filling: Fill in your preferred colleges and courses in order of priority.
  • Seat Allotment: Based on your rank, choices, and seat availability, you may be allotted a seat.
  • Result Declaration: Check the allocated seat on the MCC website.
  • Reporting: If satisfied, report to the allotted college for admission formalities within the specified timeframe.

Round 2 (applicable only to unallocated candidates from Round 1):

  • Fresh Registration: Only for those who didn’t register or got no seat in Round 1 (with full payment).
  • Choice Filling: Submit a fresh list of preferred colleges and courses.
  • Seat Allotment and Result Declaration: Similar to Round 1.

Mop-Up Round (applicable to unallocated candidates from Round 1 & 2):

  • Registration: Open for those who exited Round 2 with forfeited fees or didn’t join any allotted seat.
  • Choice Filling: Submit your choices again.
  • Seat Allotment and Result Declaration: Similar to previous rounds.

Final Stray Vacancy Round:

  • No Registration: Utilizes choices filled during Mop-Up Round.
  • Seat Allotment and Result Declaration: Fill remaining vacant seats based on merit and remaining choices.

Result Declaration

  • Provisional Result: MCC uploads provisional seat allotment results after each round.
  • Verification: You can review your allocation and address any discrepancies with MCC.
  • Final Result: After verification or if no discrepancies are found, the final result is published on the MCC website.

Admission Process

  • Download Allotment Letter: Once satisfied with your allotted seat, download the official allotment letter from the MCC website.
  • Reporting to College: Within the specified timeframe, report to the allotted college for admission formalities.
  • Document Verification: Submit original documents for physical verification by the college authorities.

Mandatory Documents

  • Allotment Letter (essential)
  • NBE Admit Card
  • NBE Result/Rank Letter
  • MBBS/BDS Marksheets (1st, 2nd, 3rd Prof)
  • MBBS/BDS Degree/Provisional Certificate (essential)
  • Internship Completion Certificate or Head of Institution certificate confirming completion by March 31st of admission year
  • Permanent/Provisional Registration Certificate (MCI/NMC or DCI/State Council)
  • High School/Higher Secondary Certificate or Birth Certificate
  • ID Proof (PAN Card, Driving License, Voter ID, Passport, Aadhaar)
  • Additional certificates if applicable (SC/ST, EWS, OBC, PwD)

Merit List

Karnataka NEET MDS counselling Merit List is a compilation of candidates who have appeared for the NEET PG (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Postgraduate) examination and have applied for the counselling process in Karnataka NEET MDS counselling. This merit list is prepared based on the NEET PG scores obtained by the candidates.

The merit list provides a ranking system where candidates are listed in descending order of their NEET PG scores. The candidate with the highest score is given the top rank, while the candidate with the lowest score is placed at the bottom of the list.

The purpose of the merit list is to establish a fair and transparent selection process for the counselling procedure. It helps in determining the order in which candidates will be called for counselling and seat allotment in various postgraduate medical courses in Karnataka NEET MDS counselling. We have compiled the merit list for Karnataka NEET MDS counselling.

Karnataka NEET MDS counselling 2022 Merit List (PDF)

Participating Colleges 

List of the MDS Government Colleges

College NameLocationStatusSeat Intake for MDSAverage Fees for MDSEstablishment Year
Govt. Dental College, BangaloreBangaloreGovernment 27Rs. 35,000/-1964

List of the MDS Private Colleges

College NameLocationStatusSeat Intake for MDSAverage Fees for MDSEstablishment Year
A.B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, MangaloreMangalorePrivate44Rs. 4,00,000/-1985
A.J. Institute of Dental Sciences, MangaloreMangalorePrivate58Rs. 4,00,000/-2002
Al Ameen Dental College & Hospital, BijapurBijapurPrivateRs. 4,00,000/-1992
Al-Badar Rural Dental College & Hospital, GulbargaGulbargaPrivate24Rs. 7,00,000/-1992
AME’s Dental College & Hospital, RaichurRaichurPrivate18Rs. 7,00,000/-1991
Bangalore Institute of Dental Sciences & Hospital, BangaloreBangalorePrivate27Rs. 7,00,000/-1991
Bapuji Dental College & Hospital, DavangereDavangerePrivate45Rs. 7,00,000/-1979
College of Dental Sciences, DavangereDavangerePrivate47Rs. 7,00,000/-1990
Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences, VirajpatVirajpatPrivate39Rs. 7,00,000/-1999
D.A. Pandu Memorial R.V. Dental College, BangaloreBangalorePrivate32Rs. 7,00,000/-1992
Dayanand Sagar College of Dental Sciences, BangaloreBangalorePrivate22Rs. 7,00,000/-1991
Dr. Syamala Reddy Dental College, Hospital & Research Centre, BangaloreBangalorePrivateRs. 7,00,000/-1991
Farooqia Dental College & Hospital, MysoreMysorePrivateRs. 7,00,000/-1992
H.K.E. Society’s, S. Nijalingappa Institute of Dental Sciences & ResearchKalaburagiPrivate26Rs. 7,00,000/-1986
JSS Dental College & Hospital, MysoreMysorePrivate34Rs. 7,00,000/-1986
K.V.G. Dental College & Hospital, SulliaSulliaPrivate40Rs. 7,00,000/-1991
KLE Society’s Institute of Dental Sciences, BangaloreBangalorePrivate14Rs. 7,00,000/-1992
KLE Vishwanath Katti Institute of Dental Sciences, BelgaumBelgaumPrivate35Rs. 7,00,000/-1985
Krishnadevaraya College of Dental Sciences & Hospital, BangaloreBangalorePrivate22Rs. 7,00,000/-1992
M.R. Ambedkar Dental College & Hospital, BangaloreBangalorePrivate38Rs. 9,00,000/-1986
M.S. Ramaiah Dental College, BangaloreBangalorePrivate34Rs. 9,00,000/-1991
Maaruti College of Dental Sciences & Research Centre, BangaloreBangalorePrivate31Rs. 9,00,000/-1992
Manipal College of Dental Sciences, MangaloreMangalorePrivate31Rs. 9,00,000/-1987
Manipal College of Dental Sciences, ManipalManipalPrivate35Rs. 9,00,000/-1965
Maratha Mandal’s Dental College & Research Centre, BelgaumBelgaumPrivate21Rs. 9,00,000/-1992
Navodaya Dental College, RaichurRaichurPrivate26Rs. 9,00,000/-2006
P.M.N.M. Dental College & Hospital, BagalkotBagalkotPrivate21Rs. 9,00,000/-1987
Rajarajeswari Dental College & Hospital, BangaloreBangalorePrivate41Rs. 9,00,000/1992
S.B. Patil Dental College & Hospital, BidarBidarPrivate10Rs. 7,00,000/-1991
S.J.M. Dental College & Hospital, ChitradurgaChitradurgaPrivate2Rs. 7,00,000/-1986
SDM College of Dental Sciences & Hospital, DharwadDharwadPrivate49Rs. 7,00,000/-1986
Sharavathi Dental College & Hospital, ShimogaShimogaPrivate19Rs. 7,00,000/-1992
Sri Hasanamba Dental College & Hospital, HassanHassanPrivate19Rs. 8,00,000/-1990
Sri Rajiv Gandhi College of Dental Sciences & Hospital, BangaloreBangalorePrivate24Rs. 8,00,000/-1992
Sri Siddhartha Dental College, TumkurTumkurPrivate14Rs. 8,00,000/-1992
Srinivas Institute of Dental Sciences, MangaloreMangalorePrivate11Rs. 8,00,000/-2012
Subbaiah Institute of Dental Sciences, Purale, ShimogaShimogaPrivate22Rs. 8,00,000/-2014
The Oxford Dental College, BangaloreBangalorePrivate67Rs. 6,00,000/-1992
V.S. Dental College, BangaloreBangalorePrivate54Rs. 6,00,000/-1986
Vydehi Institute of Dental Sciences & Research, BangaloreBangalorePrivate21Rs. 5,00,000/-2003
Yenepoya Dental College & Hospital, MangaloreMangalorePrivate53Rs. 5,00,000/-1992

Dental MDS College Predictor

Dental MDS College Predictor is your online compass, guiding you through the intricate landscape of postgraduate dental admissions. Similar to its medical counterpart, this tool empowers students to predict their potential colleges for coveted MDS (Master of Dental Surgery) programs based on their NEET MDS score, category, and desired location.

Fueled by the wisdom of past cut-off data, admission trends, and insightful algorithms, the predictor paints a personalized picture of your prospects. It generates a list of MD/MS colleges that harmoniously align with your score and preferences, empowering you to make well-informed decisions about your next academic step.

No more sailing blind – the Dental MDS College Predictor helps you strategically navigate the application process. By shortlisting colleges that match your eligibility and aspirations, you can optimize your efforts and focus on those with the highest chances of success. This invaluable tool alleviates the stress of uncertainty and empowers you to chart a course towards a fulfilling MDS journey. Here’s the list Dental MDS Colleges predictor we’ve provided to aspiring Students;

  • MDS Colleges Predictor 

Dental MDS Admission Consultant

Dental MDS Admission Consultants are your expert navigators, guiding you towards your postgraduate dream specialization with a reassuring hand. These professionals go beyond simply knowing the ropes – they possess an extensive and intricate knowledge of the dental education landscape, honed through years of experience.

Unraveling the complexities of NEET MDS score analysis, college selection strategies, and application intricacies become effortless with their expert counsel. They provide invaluable support and personalized guidance throughout the entire process, ensuring you make informed decisions at every step. From navigating eligibility criteria to deciphering college preferences, they’ll be your trusted allies, maximizing your chances of landing in the perfect program.

  • MDS Admission Consultant.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is NEET MDS?

A: NEET MDS (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Master of Dental Surgery) is a national-level entrance exam conducted by the National Board of Examinations (NBE) in India. It is held annually for admission to various postgraduate dental courses, including MDS (Master of Dental Surgery), in government and private dental colleges across the country.

Q: What is Karnataka NEET MDS Counselling?

A: Karnataka NEET MDS Counselling is the process through which eligible candidates who have qualified in NEET MDS can secure admission to MDS courses in dental colleges in the state of Karnataka. The counselling process involves registration, choice filling, seat allotment, and document verification, among other procedures.

Q: Who conducts Karnataka NEET MDS Counselling?

A: The Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) is responsible for conducting the counselling process for NEET MDS admissions in Karnataka. KEA is the state-level authority that oversees the admission process for various medical and dental courses in Karnataka.

Q: How can I participate in Karnataka NEET MDS Counselling?

A: To participate in Karnataka NEET MDS Counselling, you must fulfill the eligibility criteria set by the KEA and qualify in the NEET MDS exam. Once the counselling notification is released, you need to register online on the KEA website, fill in your choices of colleges and courses, pay the counselling fees, and attend the document verification process as per the schedule.

Q: What are the eligibility criteria for Karnataka NEET MDS Counselling?

A: The eligibility criteria for Karnataka NEET MDS Counselling may vary each year, so it’s essential to refer to the official notification for the most accurate and up-to-date information. Generally, candidates must have a valid NEET MDS score, completed a BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery) degree from a recognized institution, and fulfill the domicile requirements of Karnataka, among other criteria specified by the KEA.

Q: Is there any reservation policy for Karnataka NEET MDS Counselling?

A: Yes, Karnataka NEET MDS Counselling follows a reservation policy as per the norms set by the government. The reservation categories include Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Other Backward Classes (OBC), and various other categories based on factors such as caste, income, and rural areas. The specific reservation percentages may be subject to change each year, so it’s advisable to refer to the official notification for accurate details.

Q: What documents are required for Karnataka NEET MDS Counselling?

NEET MDS Admit Card and Scorecard, BDS Degree Certificate and Mark Sheets, Internship Completion Certificate, Provisional or Permanent Dental Council Registration Certificate, Category Certificate (if applicable), Domicile Certificate (if applicable), Photo, ID Proof (Aadhaar card, PAN card, etc.), Passport-sized photographs, Counselling Registration Slip and Fee Receipt and etc.

Q: How is the seat allotment done in Karnataka NEET MDS Counselling?

A: Seat allotment in Karnataka NEET MDS Counselling is done based on the candidate’s NEET MDS rank, choices filled, availability of seats, reservation category, and other factors. The KEA conducts multiple rounds of counselling, and candidates are allotted seats based on their merit and preferences. Once the seat allotment is done, candidates need to report to the allotted college within the specified timeframe to confirm

Q: Can I participate in counselling if I have not appeared for NEET MDS?

A: No, NEET MDS is a mandatory requirement to participate in Karnataka NEET MDS Counselling. Only candidates who have qualified in the NEET MDS exam and obtained a valid score are eligible for counselling.

Q: Is there an entrance exam for Karnataka NEET MDS Counselling?

A: No, there is no separate entrance exam for Karnataka NEET MDS Counselling. The NEET MDS exam serves as the qualifying exam for admission to MDS courses, and the counselling process is based on the NEET MDS score.

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