NEET MDS Counselling
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The registration for the NEET MDS Counselling 2024 process began on 1st July 2024 at the official website of the Medical Counselling Committee (MCC), i.e., mcc.nic.in. MCC is an organization that allocates seats online to undergraduate, postgraduate, and super-specialty medical and dental courses in government-run/aided colleges and deemed-to-be-university colleges based on candidates’ NEET MDS scores. This article will explain everything that a NEET MDS 2024 examinee needs to know before going for the counselling process.

NEET MDS Counselling: A Step Away From Your Govt. MDS Seat

In the NEET MDS counselling process, candidates select their colleges and specialisations after registration. NEET MDS seat allotment is done based on these filled-in selections, NEET MDS rank, seat availability, reservation criteria, and other variables. In this counselling process, MCC will fill 50% of AIQ seats and 50% of state quota seats in government and private colleges. Only those candidates who secured the qualifying cut-off marks in the NEET 2024 entrance exam for MDS are eligible to register for the 2024 Counselling.

NEET MDS Cutoff Percentile And Scores 2024

It is a mandatory requirement for a dental student to achieve the minimum NEET MDS cutoff to qualify for the entrance examination as well as to participate in the NEET MDS counselling process. The National Board of Examinations in Medical Sciences (NBEMS) announced the following cutoffs along with the NEET MDS 2024 results. 

Candidate’s QuotaNEET MDS Cutoff in PercentileNEET MDS 2024 Cutoff in Score
General/EWS50th Percentile263
SC/ST/OBC (Including PwBD of SC/ST/OBC)40th Percentile230
General PWBD45th Percentile346

Process For NEET MDS Counselling 2024

The first three rounds in the MCC NEET MDS counselling process are conducted online and the last round, i.e., reporting to the institute and document verification is done offline. Following are the steps, common in every round, explained in detail:

Registration 

Registration is a one-time activity for all the rounds of the MDS 2024 Counselling process. Candidates must follow the below steps to register:-

  • Visit the MCC portal (mcc.nic.in) and select the “MDS Medical Counselling” option.
  • Choose “New Registration” now, and complete the registration procedure.
  • After that, on the registration form, enter these details: date of birth, application number, NEET MDS roll number, email ID, father’s name, address, category, etc.

Once the registration for counselling is completed, candidates will receive their login details in their registered email addresses.

Remember,

The information entered at the time of the registration cannot be modified thereafter, so candidates need to be extra careful while filling out the registration form.

Choice Filling & Preferences Locking

Choices and preferences can be edited in every round. Following are the steps to be followed to complete the choice filling and locking of preferences process.

  • Access the MCC portal by logging into the registered account.
  • Post login, select one of the options shown on the left side of the screen. Click the “+” button that appears after each choice to add anything new to the list.
  • By arranging the items in the list in a different order, the preference list can also be modified.
  • Lastly, click “Save and continue” and then “Save and go home page” to close the window. Take a printout of the completed options and save it securely for further use. 

Seat Allotment

On the scheduled dates for each round, MCC announces the seat allocation result. To verify the status of their seat assignment, candidates must locate their application number after the NEET MDS seat allotment result is announced in PDF format. Following are the details, candidates need to cross-check in the NEET MDS seat allocation result.

  • Rank
  • Quota Allotted 
  • Allotted Institute
  • Subject
  • Category of Allotment
  • Candidate Category
  • Remarks

Remember,

In case, discrepancies are found in the result, candidates can file grievances within the specified timeframe after MCC NEET MDS issues the seat allocation list.

Watch the first-of-its-kind Mega Counselling Session for NEET MDS 2024 on the official YouTube channel of DBMCI MDS to get detailed guidance on selecting your dream dental college or university.  

NEET MDS Counselling 2024: Registration Fee

The table below presents the NEET MDS counselling 2023 registration fee. In 2024, the fee amount is anticipated to stay the same. 

Type of UniversitiesQuotaRegistration Fees (In INR)
Non-refundable
50% AIQ/Central UniversitiesGeneral₹ 1,000/-
SC/ ST/ OBC₹ 500/-
Deemed UniversitiesAll categories₹ 5,000/-
Refundable
50% AIQ/Central UniversitiesGeneral₹ 25,000/-
SC/ ST/ OBC₹10,000/-
Deemed UniversitiesAll categories₹ 2,00,000/-

Remember,

The registration form cannot be submitted without paying the registration fee. Candidates must use a credit card, debit card, or net banking to make the payment online and complete the NEET MDS counselling 2024 registration process. Moreover, upon successful payment, applicants will get a registration slip, which they should print and save for future use.

NEET MDS Counselling 2024: Important Event Schedule

Refer to the following table to know the schedule of the past and upcoming essential events in the NEET MDS Counselling 2024 process.

DatesUpcoming Event
01/07/2024 – 07/07/2024NEET MDS 2024 Counselling Round 1 Registration
02/07/2024 –
0707/2024
NEET MDS 2024 Counselling Round 1 Choice Filling
10/07/2024NEET MDS 2024 Counselling Round 1 Seat Allotment Result
11/07/2024 – 17/07/2024NEET MDS 2024 Counselling Round 1 Institute Reporting
22/07/2024 – 28/07/2024NEET MDS 2024 Counselling Round 2 Registration
23/07/2024 – 28/07/2024NEET MDS 2024 Counselling Round 2 Choice Filling
31/07/2024NEET MDS 2024 Counselling Round 2 Seat Allotment Result
01/08/2024 – 07/08/2024NEET MDS 2024 Counselling Round 2 Institute Reporting
12/08/2024 – 18/08/2024NEET MDS 2024 Counselling Round 3 Registration
13/08/2024 – 18/08/2024NEET MDS 2024 Counselling Round 3 Choice Filling
21/08/2024NEET MDS 2024 Counselling Round 3 Seat Allotment Result
22/08/2024 – 28/08/2024NEET MDS 2024 Counselling Round 3 Institute Reporting
02/09/2024 – 04/09/2024NEET MDS 2024 Counselling Online Stray Vacancy Round Registration
02/09/2024 – 05/09/2024NEET MDS 2024 Counselling Online Stray Vacancy Round Choice Filling
07/09/2024NEET MDS 2024 Counselling Online Stray Vacancy Round Seat Allotment Result
09/09/2024 – 14/09/2024NEET MDS 2024 Counselling Online Stray Vacancy Round Institute Reporting

Note: The Provisional Result for Round 1 of NEET MDS 2024 Counselling is now available on https://cdnbbsr.s3waas.gov.in/s3e0f7a4d0ef9b84b83b693bbf3feb8e6e/uploads/2024/07/2024070950.pdf

Eligibility Criteria For NEET MDS Counselling 2024

To be eligible for NEET MDS Counselling 2024, candidates must have –

  • A BDS degree/completion certificate from a recognized Dental college,
  • Additionally, Qualified in the NEET MDS 2024 exam, and
  • Completed their one-year mandatory internship by 30th June 2024.

Essential Documents for NEET MDS Counselling 2024

After receiving the seats through the NEET MDS 2024 counselling, the candidates need to report to the allocated institute for document verification. To confirm the seats allocated to them, candidates need to carry the following documents:

  • Original copy of NEET MDS Result 2024
  • Copy of NEET MDS Admit Card 2024
  • BDS degree certificate
  • BDS mark sheet
  • Completion Certificate of Internship (mentioning the date of completion as on or before June 30, 2024)
  • Registration Certificate from the Dental Council of India (DCI) or State Dental Council (SDC)
  • Birth Certificate or SSC mark sheet
  • Photo ID proof (PAN card/ Driving Licence/ Voter ID/ Aadhaar card/ Passport)
  • Caste Certificate (SC/ ST/ OBC, if applicable)
  • Disability Certificate issued by the medical board (if applicable)

In Brief,

With the commencement of the NEET MDS Counseling 2024, dental aspirants will now get the opportunity to reserve govt. MDS seats as well as spots in private colleges/universities. MCC has already started the registration for the counselling process from 1st July ‘24 onwards and choice filling for the first round from 2nd July ‘24 onwards. Go through the whole process mentioned above to start their counselling. Participation in this process is restricted to individuals with a valid BDS degree and who match the NEET MDS cutoff criteria. Don’t forget to collect the required paperwork for the institute reporting phase, including the BDS certificates and the NEET MDS result. Keep yourself updated on important dates and the NEET MDS registration fees for counselling to guarantee a seamless counselling experience. Visit the DBMCI MDS website to learn all-inclusive clinically focused courses to level up your NEET MDS preparation for 2025.

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