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BDS (Bachelor Of Dental Surgery)

Duration : 5 Years
Eligibility : At least 50% aggregate marks in their 10+2 or equivalent examinations with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as compulsory subjects


BDS is the one of the most popular and designated Under Graduate Degree to becoming a Dentist in INDIA.Not Only That BDS is the only Educational and Proffessional programme of dental surgery in India.

Course Highlights

Course Name - Bachelor of Dental Surgery

Short Name - BDS

Course Level - Undergraduate 

Course Type - Degree Programme

Course Duration - 5 Years (4 Years for Academic Education + 1 Year for Internship)

Internship - Mandatory

Course Mode - Full Time/ Part-Time

Minimum Qualification Required - 10+2

Selection Process - Entrance Exams (NEET)

Course Fee - INR 50,000 per month - INR 12 LPA

Relevant Field - Medical

Starting Salary - INR 4 LPA - INR 6 LPA

Employment Sectors - Private Clinics, Educational Institutions, Dental Clinics, Hospitals, Dental Products Manufactures, Pharmaceutical Companies


Specialised Fields After BDS

  • Public health Dentistry

  • Oral Medicine & Radiology

  • Paedodontics & Preventive Dentistry

  • Oral Pathology & Microbiology

  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

  • Periodontology

  • Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics

  • Prosthodontics, Crown& bridge

  • Conservative Dentistry & Endodontics

Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) Eligibility Criteria


The eligibility criteria for the BDS course have been mentioned below.

  • Minimum Qualification Required for BDS: 10+2 (Chemistry, Biology & Physics)
  • Minimum Marks Required for BDS (Aggregate): 50% (for General category students) and 40% (for reserved category students)
  • Minimum Age Required for BDS: 17 years
  • Upper Age Limit for BDS: 25 Years

BDS Admission Process

  • The admission to BDS course is done on the basis of national or institute-level entrance exams. 
  • The biggest and nationally accepted entrance exam for BDS is NEET (National Eligibility cum Entrance Test). 


FAQs about Bachelor of Dental Surgery

I want admission in Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS). Do I have to clear any exams for that ?

National Eligibility and Entrance Test-UG , All India Institute of Medical Sciences MBBS Entrance Examination , JIPMER MBBS Entrance Exam , Delhi University Science , Delhi University Arts are some of the exams that you can appear for to get admission in Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) courses.