Direct Admission in BDS – The Complete Guidance

Before starting to give you an idea about admission, I would like to welcome you to one of the best educational blogs in India – I, Vishnu Nambiar, am the co-founder of the company having more than 12 years of experience in the field of career guidance and counseling.

Yearly, 2500+ students send me emails and texts asking about the admission procedure and fees for BDS. This is because there is no proper information about the state and deemed counseling procedures for taking admission to the best dental colleges in India.

Myths About Direct Admission to BDS

For medical and health sciences courses, direct admission is not an easy process. To be frank, we can’t call it exactly a direct admission.

There are a lot of procedures and documentation and also have to attend the counseling conducted by the state or deemed authorities.

I will just list down the procedures and give you a basic idea about direct admission to BDS. If you are looking for professional personal guidance, then you can contact me directly via call or WhatsApp message at +91-9535726644.

Direct Admission Eligibility Criteria for BDS

Before explaining the admission procedures, I would like to let you know the basic eligibility criteria for taking BDS admission.

  • The candidate must qualify NEET-UG entrance exam of the same academic year.
  • 50% percentage marks in 10+2 PCB from any recognized board.
  • The candidate must be at least 17 years old, before 31st December of the year of taking admission.

There are very very basic eligibility criteria for taking BDS direct admission in India.

If you meet the following eligibility criteria, then you can easily get BDS admission directly.

Direct Admission Procedure

The admission procedure will be slightly different for each state, so here I will be mentioning the admission procedures.

A month after the NEET-UG results are published, each state will start conducting counseling for admission to different colleges.

Once the dates are out, the procedure starts.

The procedure is almost similar for MBBS too and if you are interested, you can go through my detailed article about direct admission in MBBS.

Step #1 – Registration

You must register for the state counseling by paying a registration fee, ranging from Rs.1000 to Rs.5000 depending on each state. While registering, you have to upload copies of your documents. In the next section, I will provide you with the list of documents required for registration.

Step #2 – Security Fees

After that, you have to pay a security fee to the counseling authority which will be adjusted in your first-year fees. A few states like Karnataka don’t take any security fees in the first round of counseling. The security fees range from Rs.1 lakh to Rs.2 lakhs.

Step #3 – Document Verification

Now the counseling authority will verify your documents for authenticity. In a few states, it might be online, and in a few, it might be offline. If this procedure is offline, then it is compulsory for the student to be physically present with the documents.

Step #4 – Option Entry – Round 1

After the documents have been verified, you have to choose the college where you want to take admission. You have to log in to your account using the login ID and password.

Step #5 – Option Entry – Round 2

This is the same as the first round.

Step #6 – MOP-UP Round

Most of the states, conduct MOP-UP rounds offline. In this round, the candidate must be physically present with all the original documents.

Step #7 – Stray Vacancy Round

All the vacant seats after the MOP-UP round will be allotted in the Stray Vacancy Round.

Step #8 – Allotment and Admission Confirmation

If you have been allotted a seat in any of the rounds of the counseling, you have to download the allotment letter and admission order and also pay your tuition fees to confirm the admission.

Approx. Fee Structure

There are 350+ dental colleges in India, and I will give you a general idea about the fee structure for BDS through direct admission.

The fee structure for BDS starts from Rs.1.5 lakhs per annum to Rs.7 lakhs per annum.

The fee structure depends on many factors like quality, location, university, etc. So never think that the higher the fees, the better the college.

No! There are colleges which charge Rs.2 lakhs per year and also have the best education and quality.

Extra Fees: Apart from the tuition fees you will also have to pay extra for a hostel, food, books, examination, dental kit, etc.

My Recommendation

I have personally seen dental colleges that can provide you with a complete package of Rs.8 lakhs for the whole course and have the best quality education.

You have to pay around Rs.2 lakhs per year for 4 years, which will include your tuition fees, hostel, food, and all the extra charges. 😀

If you need more details on the college do let me know.

Documents Required

The following documents must be provided during direct admission to BDS.

  1. NEET Scorecard.
  2. NEET Admit Card.
  3. Counseling registration form.
  4. Counseling Registration fees receipt.
  5. Counseling security fees receipt.
  6. 12th Marks Card.
  7. 12th Pass certificate.
  8. 10th Marks Card.
  9. 10th pass certificate.
  10. Transfer Certificate.
  11. Migration Certificate.
  12. Conduct Certificate.
  13. Identity Card – Aadhar Card.
  14. 8 passport-size photos.
  15. Income Certificate, if applicable.

How I Can Help You

As I told you earlier, I am an experienced career counselor with more than 12 years of experience and I have specialized in the field of dentistry, to get a clearer idea.

Here I will just tell you, how I can help you better get direct admission in BDS.

100% Transparency

Prior to guiding you, I will make sure all the terms and conditions are completely transparent.

College Selection

From the 350+ colleges, I will help you filter the best dental colleges in your budget and requirements.

Competitive Fee Structure

Will try my best to provide you with the best competitive fee structure in the market.

Counseling Support

Starting from registration till allotment of BDS seat, I will be there with you.

After Support

Even after the admission is done, I will be there to support you in the future for any queries.

Academic Support

I will also support you through my network of dentists in academics and also provide you with free study materials.

Frequently Asked Question

1. Can I get direct admission to BDS in a government college?

A: No, direct admission is not possible in a government dental college.

2. Can I get BDS admission without NEET?

A: No, you can never get direct admission to BDS without qualifying for NEET.

3. Can I get admission without attending the counseling?

A: No, it is compulsory to attend the counseling for taking direct admission to BDS.

4. Can I get an educational loan, if I am taking direct admission in BDS?

A: Yes, you can apply after you receive your seat allotment letter. I can guide you in arranging the supporting documents.

5. Why should I take your service for direct admission to BDS?

A: I can guarantee you that I am the best for direct admissions for BDS in India. I have more than 12 years of experience in this field and have placed more than 900 students across India.


I tried my best to provide all the information about direct admission to BDS in India.

I want you to know, all the information provided is completely from my personal experience and research. If you have any questions, feel free to comment below and I will try my best to revert back as soon as possible.

Have some urgent queries? You can contact me via call or WhatsApp at +91-9535726644. If you want to have a video call appointment, please do let me know a day before.

You can also mail me your queries at, and I will get back as soon as possible with answers to all your queries.

If you are looking for information regarding direct admission to other courses, go through the below articles:

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About Vishnu Nambiar

I am an Educational Counselor, Career Expert, and Educational Blogger by profession, natively from Kerala but serving people around the globe. At ZoomColleges, I will be giving you the latest updates about different colleges, courses, and admission procedures.

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