Army Dental Corps Recruitment 2019: Detailed Eligibility Criteria




The Indian Army has released the notification for Indian citizens both male and female, who have passed their final BDS examination & completed compulsory rotatory internship, for grant of Short Service Commission (SSC) in the Army Dental Corps. Candidates with Post-Graduate degree qualifications (MDS) can also apply.


Eligibility criteria

The candidate must be a citizen of India.

Age Limit: Maximum permissible age for SSC will be 45 years as on 31 Dec 2019.

Qualification: Short Service Commission in Army Dental Corps is open to candidates possessing requisite qualifications, BDS/MDS from a College/University recognized by the Dental Council of India (DCI). The college should be recognized for the respective batch/year in which the candidate has graduated. Candidates must have registered themselves as Registered Dental Practitioners with any State Dental Council. Candidates should have secured a mandatory min of 55%marks in final year BDS* (aggregate of all subjects).

Candidates should have completed one-year compulsory rotatory internship by 31 Mar 2019. No condonation of internship of one-year period shall be accepted except:
  • Students of the batch admitted during the academic session 2007-2008 & have completed four& a half year BDS course along with 06 months’ compulsory rotatory internship and Students admitted during the academic session 2006-2007 at Rajah Muthiah Dental College, Annamalai University & have completed 05 yrs. BDS Course without internship.
  • Permanent or Provisional Dental Registration certificate of the candidate from State Dental Council /DCI should be valid at least up to 31 Dec 2019.
  • Candidate must have mandatorily appeared in the National Eligibility-cumEntrance Test, NEET (MDS)-2019 conducted by National Board of Examinations (NBE), New Delhi, on 14th Dec 2018.
Application form for grant of Short Service Commission in Army Dental Corps – 2019 is placed as an Appendix to the document. The application form may be downloaded & submitted accordingly. List of self-attested certificates/documents (only Xerox copies) to be submitted by the candidates along with the application form is as under:


  • Matriculation (Class X)/ SSLC/ ICSE certificate/ Birth certificate issued by municipality as valid certificate of proof of age.
  • NEET (MDS)-2019 Admit Card.
  • NEET (MDS)-2019 Scorecard.
  • Final year BDS Mark Sheets (Part I & Part II) *. Candidates should have secured a min of 55% marks in final BDS.
  • BDS & MDS Provisional Pass Certificate/Degree Certificate.
  • Compulsory Rotatory Internship completion certificate.
  • Permanent/Provisional State Dental Council registration certificate.
  • Proof of Nationality as valid passport/ Nationality Certificate/voter I-Card issued by Election Commission of India (Domicile/Nativity Certificate)
  • Aadhaar Card of the candidate issued by UIDAI, Govt. of India (if available).
  • In case of any change in name of the candidate after Matriculation (10th Class) necessary notification or any other authority clearly highlighting your change of name.
  • Authority under which BDS/MDS Dental College/batch (of passed out candidate) is recognized by DCI. A certificate endorsing/certifying the same may be acquired from the college authorities.
  • No Objection Certificate from the present employer, if any.
  • 02 (Two) Passport size photographs to be attached along with the application form. 05 (Five) additional, passport size photographs will be required for candidates who are shortlisted to undergo a medical examination.
  • Enclose one self-addressed postcard for ‘Acknowledgement’ & one self-addressed envelope of size 23 cms x10 cms along-with postal stamps of Rs 50/- value, for return correspondence, if any, through speed post. (Applications without envelope & postal stamps of the specified amount will be rejected).

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