Eligibility Criteria For BDS Course
:: ADMISSION TO THE BACHELOR OF DENTAL SURGERY (BDS) COURSE ::
-: Age Restriction :-
He/She shall complete the age of 17 years on or before 31st December, of the year of
admission to the BDS course.
-: Educational Qualification :-
He/She has passed qualifying examination as under :-
The higher secondary examination or the Indian School Certificate Examination which equivalent to 10+2 Higher Secondary Examination
after a period of 12 years study, the last two years of study comprising of Physics, Chemistry,
Biology and Mathematics or any other elective subjects with English at a level not less than
the core course for English as prescribed by the National Council for Educational Research and
Training after the introduction of the 10+2+3 years educational structure as recommended by
the National Committee on education.
Where the course content is not as prescribed for 10+2 education structure of the
National Committee, the candidates will have to undergo a period of one year pre-professional
training before admission to the dental colleges.
The intermediate examination in science of an Indian University/Board or other recognized examination
body with Physics, Chemistry and Biology which shall include a practical test in these subjects
and also English as a compulsory subject.
The pre-professional/pre-medical examination with Physics, Chemistry and Biology,
after passing either the higher secondary school examination, or the pre-university or an equivalent
examination. The pre-professional/pre-medical examination shall include a practical test in
Physics, Chemistry and Biology and also English as a compulsory subjects.
The first year of the three years degree course of a recognized university,
with Physics, Chemistry and Biology including a practical test in three subjects provided the
examination is a “University Examination” and candidate has passed 10+2 with English at
a level not less than a core course.
B.Sc examination of an Indian University, provided that he/she has passed the
B. Sc examination with not less than two of the following subjects Physics, Chemistry, Biology
(Botany, Zoology) and further that he/she has passed the earlier qualifying examination with
the following subjects – Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English.
Any other examination which, in scope and standard is found to be equivalent
to the intermediate science examination of an Indian University/Board, taking Physics, Chemistry
and Biology including practical test in each of these subjects and English.
♦Marks obtained in Mathematics are not to be considered for admission to BDS Course.
♦After the 10+2 course is introduced, the integrated courses should be abolished.
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-: Guidelines For The Admission in BDS :-
As U.P. states, having more than one university /board / examining body conducting the qualifying
examination (or there is more than one dental college under the administrative control of one
authority) a competitive entrance examination should be held so as to achieve a uniform evaluation
as there may be variation of standards at qualifying examinations conducted by different agencies.
Procedure for selection to BDS course shall be as follows:-
In case of admission on the basis of qualifying examination under clause (1)
based on merit, candidate for admission to BDS course must have passed in the subjects of Physics,
Chemistry, Biology & English individually and must have obtained a minimum of 50% marks
taken together in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology at the qualifying examination. In respect of candidates
belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes or Other Backward Classes, the marks obtained
in Physics, Chemistry and Biology taken together in qualifying examination be 40% instead of 50%
as stated above and must have qualifying marks in English.
In case of admission on the basis of competitive entrance examination under
clause (2) to (4) of this regulation, a candidate must have passed in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry,
Biology and English individually and must have obtained a minimum of 50% marks taken together
in Physics, Chemistry and Biology at the qualifying examination and in addition must have come in
the merit list prepared as a result of such competitive entrance examination by securing not less that
50% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Biology taken together in the competitive examination. In respect
of candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes Scheduled Tribes or any other categories notified by the
Government the marks obtained in Physics, Chemistry and Biology taken together in qualifying examination
and competitive entrance examination be 40% instead of 50% as stated above : Provided that a candidate
who has appeared in the qualifying examination the results which has not been declared, he may
be provisionally permitted to take up the competitive entrance examination and in case of selection
for admission to the BDS course, he shall not be admitted to that course until he fulfils the
eligibility criteria as per above regulations.
Above admission shall be as per the decision of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India for private
institutions. No withdrawal during the course from Institution after admission is permitted
and no N.O.C. shall be claimed in any circumstance.However, in extranuating circumstances, N.O.C.
may be issued after payment of full course fee. No adjustment of Security Deposit will be permitted.
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