Procedure for Admission into Dental Colleges

Posted by Aaeesha on June 20th, 2014

The admission into the dental colleges consists of a series of procedure. You have to have a basic qualification, write the entrance test and may have to appear for an interview and selection will be on the basis of the combined scorings in all these stages. There may be some concessions like sports/ NRI quota or NCC members or nomination against reserved seats. In such cases, proof has to be submitted or the application has to be routed through the proper channel.

First, you have to remit the fees (vary from college to college) either in person or through bank demand draft/ postal order and get the prospectus/ information bulletin containing the application and other elaborate details. Filled in application, along with the required enclosures and the test fees (again varying from college to college) are to be submitted on or before the appointed due date for such submission. The dental college admissions process will start from March/ April and will end in June/ July.

The qualifying examination is a pass in the examination for a Higher Secondary School Certificate with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English with a particular percentage of aggregate marks (say 50%) in the science subjects. This percentage may be low for the candidates from the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

Also, there are quotas for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Backward Classes, wards of servants in the Central or Stage Government departments or Defence personnel, besides sports/ NCC/ women quota and reserved seats and other specific categories, depending upon the State like Goa or Assam (for tea garden employees) or direct admission in dental college through NRI/ administration quota.

Common Entrance Test/ Examination is the compulsory procedure, whether the admission is sought for free seats or payment seats and whether the same is in Government colleges or private colleges. In Andhra Pradesh, the test is called EAMCET i.e. Engineering, Agricultural, Medical and Pharmacy Common Entrance Test. Only the authority conducting the examination will be different for different stages. For example, in Karnataka, the Department of Technical and Medical Education is the authority conducting the test. It may be CBSE (which forwards the merit list to the Director General of Health Services, who will allocate seats at the concerned dental colleges. In some other states, it will be a State University. There may be slight variations in the procedure for dental college admissions from institutions to institutions.

The entrance text will consist of papers in the subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Botany and Zoology. The questions will be of objective type, with negative markings for incorrect answers. Minimum age will be seventeen years as on the 31st December of the year in which admission is awarded. There are various agencies offering counseling for admission formalities especially for direct admission in dental college.

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