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Post Graduate Dental (MDS) Entrance Examination Kerala 2016

Deadline: 07-Jan-2016

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Applications are invited for the Entrance Examination for admission to MDS Courses for the year 2016 to the State Quota seats in the Government Dental Colleges at Thiruvananthapuram, Kozhikode and Kottayam in Kerala and to the 50% seats available in the Self Financing Dental colleges in Kerala.


Applicant should have passed the BDS degree from an approved Dental College and duly awarded by any one of the Universities in Kerala or duly recognized by the Government of India as equivalent there to under the Indian Dentists Act, 1948 and who has obtained permanent registration from the Kerala State Dental Council after passing the final BDS examination or its equivalent there to with eligibility for full Registration in Kerala State Dental Council in all respects

How to apply?

Application can be done Online only.
All Candidates including service candidates seeking admission to the MDS Courses 2016 should take the printout of the online application, affix their left hand thumb impression and passport size photograph (same as the one uploaded to the online application) in the spaces provided in it and get it attested by a Government Gazetted Officer and forward their completed application with all the required documents mentioned in clause VIII(e) of the prospectus to the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations, Housing Board Buildings, Santhinagar, Thiruvananthapuram — 695 001, either by Registered Post/Speed Post/Hand Delivery so as to reach him before 5 pm on 07.01.2016 (Thursday). 
However, Service Candidates in addition should forward a copy of the completed application along with all required documents including their service details to the Controlling Officer concerned as stipulated in the prospectus, on or before 5 p.m. on 07.01.2016(Thursday).
Late, defective and incomplete applications will be summarily rejected. No correspondence will be undertaken in this regard. 
The Commissioner for Entrance Examinations will not be responsible for any postal delay.

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Important Instructions
(a): Application forms for P G Dental (MDS) Entrance Examination ,Kerala -2016
 The application forms are common for all candidates applying for the course. Candidates
seeking admission to the course can apply in the online application form provided in the website of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations. The prescribed fees
can be remitted either by online payment or at any branch of State Bank of Travancore using
pre-printed chalan or by way of Demand Draft for the requisite amount drawn from a
Nationalised Bank in favour of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations, payable at
Thiruvananthapuram. If the payment mode is Chalan or Demand Dratft, the original copy of the
chalan or the original demand draft, as the case may be, should be sent along with the printout
of the application. Application fee once remitted will not be refunded on any account. The
application fee for General candidates is Rs.1000/- (Rupees Thousand only) and in the case of
SC/ST candidates and those eligible for SC/ST benefits as per G.O (MS) No.25/05/SCSTDD
dated 22.06.2005 the fee to be remitted is Rs.500/-(Rupees Five Hundred only). The Prospectus
can be downloaded from the official websites of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations.
The application forms and the prospectus will not be available from any Dental College or from
the office of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations. Service candidate seeking admission
in General Quota also, should pay an additional amount of Rs.1000/-.
 (b): Step wise procedure on how to apply using Online Application Form:
(i) There are 7 steps for the online submission of application and all the steps are mandatory.
Candidates should complete all steps and should send the signed printout of the online submitted
application along with the necessary certificates and documents so as to reach the office of the
Commissioner for Entrance Examinations on or before the time and date notified by the
Commissioner for Entrance Examination. Candidate has to visit the website
where he/she can find the link “PG Dental 2016 - Online Application”
Step 1 : Candidate Registration
 This is a one-time procedure. During the process, candidates will get a system generated
Application Number. Candidates are requested to enter their own password when demanded.
Preferably a strong password is recommended. It ensures the candidates’ safe online activities. The
requirements of a strong password are:
 a minimum length of 8 characters
a minimum of one alphabet character [a-z or A-Z]
 a minimum of one number (0-9)
 a minimum of one symbol [! @ # $ % ^ & * ]
 The candidate has to re-enter the password for confirmation.
Don’t disclose password to others. Remember the password till the end of allotment process
of “PG Dental (MDS) courses -2016” for further login including Centralized Allotment Process(CAP).
There will be a Security question and candidates should provide an answer to it. For further
login, candidates have to note down all the information provided during this stage.
Step 2 : Candidate Login
Login is required to proceed through all other stages of online submission. In order to login, candidate
should provide Application number and Password. 
• If the face in the photograph is not
clear, your application is liable to be
• If the photograph is not clear, the
candidate should edit the application
and upload a clear photograph again.
• The uploaded photo and photo
affixed on the printout of the
application should be identical.
Otherwise application is likely to be
Step 3 : Filling up of Application
 Uploading Photo :
The first step for filling up application is to upload applicant’s
recent passport size photograph.
Guidelines for scanning and uploading photograph:
For applying online, the candidates must have scanned/digital
image of his/her photograph. The Specification of
photograph image should be as follows:
• Photograph should be of passport size format. Front
view of full face and shoulder portion of candidate is to
be seen clearly in the photograph.
• The face of the candidate should be straight and at the
• Photograph must be in colour with a light colour background, white is preferable.
• Photo wearing caps and dark glasses will be rejected.
• Scanned image file should be in jpg (jpeg) format only.
• Dimensions of the photograph 150 pixels width and 200 pixels height
• Size of the image file should be between 15 kb and 30 kb
• Candidate’s name and date of photo taken should be printed at the bottom portion of the
photograph with black letter and white background.
Procedure for Uploading Photograph :
When logging into online Application portal, you are directed to your home page. For uploading
photograph, click the 'Fill-up Application' button on the homepage. Under the section named ‘Upload
Your Recent Photo’, click on ‘Browse’ and select the location where the scanned photograph file has
been saved. 'Open' the photo file after clicking on it. The file details will be displayed on the screen. If it
is correct click the 'Upload' button. If the specified size and dimensions are met by the jpg file, the
selected photograph will be uploaded to the application.
Remember, a printed copy of the uploaded photo should be affixed on the specified place in the
printout of the application and get it duly attested.
Fill up Basic information :
All the basic information required for processing your
application are to be filled in at this stage. Before filling the
details, please read the Prospectus carefully.
The data provided here will be used for processing the application. Any mistake in filling this page or
providing false/incomplete/wrong information will affect the candidate’s eligibility for admission or
claim for reservation under any category. It is obligatory that the candidate should fill all the mandatory
items in the application.
Candidates should click the ‘Save’ button to save the entries made so far before proceeding to Step 4. At
this stage the candidate can login, view and modify the details provided. Candidates should take
utmost care while filling the Online Application. Applicant should ensure that the data provided
are correct before proceeding to step 4.
During the filling up of application,
frequently click 'Save' button available in
the home page to protect your data. 
Step 4 : Final Submission of Application
 This is also a one-time procedure. If candidate is sure that the information provided in step 3 is correct,
click the link ‘Final Submission’.
 Note:- No modification of the application will be possible after Final Submission of
application in step 4.

Step 5 : Payment of Application Fee
 The prescribed fees can be remitted either by online payment or Chalan or DD by clicking ‘Payment of
Application Fee’. [See Instruction (a)]. More details on how to pay the fee online can be found at
Step 6: Printout of the Application
 Candidate should take a printout of the online submitted application which contains all the information
provided during step 3 and step 5. Candidates should get the Course Certificate and Nativity Certificate
provided in the application.
Step 7 : Send the Printout of application and Supporting documents to the Commissioner for
Entrance Examinations
 Affix a photograph of the applicant with 3.5 x 4.5 cm size same as the photograph uploaded on the
online application duly attested by the gazetted officer. Candidate should affix the left hand thumb
impression in the space provided in the printout of the application. The applicant should sign in the
specified areas on the printout of the application and attach supporting documents/certificates (see
clause viii (e) of the prospectus) and should be enclosed in the envelope addressed to ‘THE
addressee by registered post/speed post/hand delivery, before the last date and time notified by the
(ii) Applications should be completed in all respects. A candidate will be considered for the Entrance
Examination or for admission, only if he/she has furnished the relevant certificates prescribed in the
Prospectus, in proof of eligibility, or in support of any claim for reservation, under any category.
The procedure of online submission of application will be completed only after the
printout of Application and supporting documents / certificates are received in
the office of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations. Candidates are
directed to keep a copy of the printout of completed application form for
further reference.

(C)Points to be noted:
1. Candidates must upload a copy of their passport size photograph same as the one to be affixed to
the printout of the online application for PG Dental Entrance Examination, Kerala-2016. (Only after
uploading the photograph, the candidate will be able to fill in his/her application form online)
2. Candidates must pay the application fee, only in one of the branches of State Bank of Travancore.
3. Candidates will not be able to correct/modify/edit his/her application once the ‘Confirm’ button
is pressed. Only after pressing the ‘Confirm’ button the page containing ‘Print’ link will be available.
4. The candidates must take a printout of the application submitted by visiting the ‘Print’ link. One
copy of the same has to be retained by the candidate and another copy has to be sent to the office of the 
Commissioner for Entrance Examinations along with relevant documents supporting claims in the
5. All applications sent to the Office of the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations are to be
printed using ‘Print’ link.
6. Candidates should not send more than one application form to the CEE.
7. Non Creamy Layer Certificate ,Inter Cast Married Certificate, Income certificate & community
certificate should be in original in the prescribed format, and will be considered only if sent along
with the printout of the online application
8. Incomplete /late /defective applications will be summarily rejected.
(d)Application of Service quota candidates: - The service quota candidates should complete all the
procedures mentioned in clause VIII (b) & (c) of the prospectus. In addition to that they are also
required to forward a copy of the printout of the application, along with copies of all required
documents, to the controlling officer concerned (Director of Medical Education/ Director of Health
services/ Director of Insurance Medical Services).
(e) Certificates / Documents to be attached to applications:
 Self Attested photo copies of the following documents to be attached (i to vii ):
(i) BDS. Degree/Pass Certificate.
(ii) House Surgency (CRRI) Certificate. In the case of candidate who are undergoing internship in
the Dental colleges of the state, a certificate from the concerned Principals to the effect that
he/she will complete internship by 31-03-2016 should be produced.
(iii) Permanent/Provisional Registration of the Kerala Dental Council or any other State Dental
Council constituted under the Indian Dentist Act, along with annual renewal certificate if
(iv) Document to prove age: Self attested copy of the Relevant page of the Secondary School
Leaving Certificate /Senior Secondary Certificate/ Indian Passport /Birth Certificate
(v) Proof for Nativity as per Clause IV B of the prospectus
(i) For Kerala Origin. (See clause IV B (1)of the prospectus) Self attested copy of the
Relevant page of the Secondary School Leaving Certificate / Indian Passport/Birth
certificate showing the candidate’s or either of the parent’s Place of birth in Kerala.
In case certificate of parent is attached, corroborative certificate to establish the
relationship between the parent and the candidate should also be attached.
• Nativity Certificate for Kerala Origin (in original) as per clause IVB( 1) obtained in
the prescribed format available along with the printout of the application ,from the
Village Officer to show that he/she or his /her father or mother was born in
(ii) For Non Keralites (see Clause IV B (2) of the prospectus)
 For Non Keralite applicants who have undergone BDS course from any of the Dental
Colleges in Kerala, an original certificate (format is available along with the printout of the application)in 
to that effect obtained from the Principal of the Dental College ,where he/she has studied ,shall be
submitted .But they will not be eligible for communal /PD reservation benefits..
(vi) Any other relevant certificate / document required along with the application.
(vii) If the payment mode is Chalan or Demand Draft -Original Chalan or Demand
Draft is produced.
(f) Claims for Reservation/Fee concession
1. PD candidates : Self Attested copy of Certificate of disability from the District
 Medical Board for claiming PD reservation as per ClauseVII-3
2. SC/ST candidates : Original Community Certificates obtained from Revenue officers not below
the rank of Tahsildars should be obtained in the application form candidates.
 3. SEBC/OEC Candidates :
Original Non Creamy layer Certificate obtained from the Village Officer concerned in the
Performa available along with the printout of the application form.
 4. Candidates belonging to the (OEC) communities listed in Annexure X( See caluse III-8) :
 Original Community and Income Certificates(Annual family income is up to Rs.6 lakhs) from
the village officer in the prescribed format available along with the printout of the application.
5. Candidtes who are children of Inter- Cast married couple with either the father or mother
belonging to a community included in SEBC list:
 Original Non-Creamy Layer certificate specifying the community of the candidate
from the Village Officer in the proforma available along with the printout of the application.
6. Candidtes who are children of Inter- Cast married couple of whom one is SC/ST:
 Candidates who are children of Inter-Caste married couple of whom one is SC/ST, will be
eligible for educational and monetary benefits admissible to SC/ST as per Para 2 (ii) of GO (MS)
No.25/2005/SCSTDD dated 20.06.2005, based on the original Inter-Caste marriage
Certificate and if eligible for reservation under SEBC, will be granted the same, based on the
original Non-Creamy Layer Certificate and the original Inter-Caste marriage Certificate
issued by Revenue officials and to be attached by them with the printout of the application.
 Certificates in the prescribed format to be obtained along with the printout of the
 Application itself: 
1. Candidates, who have attached the certificate as mentioned in (v) above, need not obtain
the nativity certificate from the Village Officer.

Additional documents to be enclosed by the service quota candidates :
(xiii) Declaration to the effect that he/she has not undergone PG Dental course under the
service quota, previously and countersigned by the Head of the Department should be
(xiv) Service details, in original, from the Accountant General, Kerala.
(xv) Details of Service from the Head of the Department in the prescribed format.
Note :
1. The candidates who are applying only for Service quota need not attach the certificates
/documents mentioned in ( v) above.
2. Documents / Certificates furnished after the submission of the application, will not be
entertained under any circumstances. No opportunity will be given to incorporate any details after
the submission of the application form.
3. Applicants claiming service quota should forward a copy of the print out of the application to the
Head of the Department (DME/DHS/DIMS)
4. If there is any doubt regarding the authenticity of any certificate furnished by the candidates, such
certificates will be accepted only if found correct on further verification.
5. Admission even if given will be cancelled if it is found later that false certificates have been
produced or that the admission has been secured by fraudulent means.
6. Candidates who claim any reservation / fee concession should furnish their Nativity proof for
Kerala Origin. But the Nativity proof for Kerala Origin without Place of Birth is not acceptable. 

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