Applications are invited from Indian citizens, both male and female, for grant of Short Service Commission in the Army Dental Corps.
Indian Army Dental Corps SSC officer recruitment 2017
VACANCIES: 56 (Fifty-Six)
QUALIFICATION: Candidates must be BDS/MDS (with minimum 55% marks in final year BDS) from a College/University recognized by Dental Council of India (DCI). He/she should have completed one-year compulsory rotatory Internship mandated/recognized by DCI by 31 Mar 2017 and must be in possession of Permanent Dental Registration Certificate of State Dental Council/DCI valid at least up to 31 Dec 2017.
Note: – Only those candidates (BDS/MDS) who have appeared in the National Eligibility-cumEntrance Test, NEET (MDS)-2017 conducted by National Board of Examinations (NBE), New Delhi, under the aegis of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, on dates between 30th Nov—03rd Dec 2016, at various examination centers of NBE, are eligible to apply. Candidates must submit the copy of Mark-sheet/Score card of NEET (MDS)-2017 along with the application.
Eligibility of candidates will be the responsibility of the candidate themselves as per the criteria mentioned in the Information Brochure. He / She should check his /her eligibility before participating in the commissioning process.
The following eligibility criteria shall be applicable: –
(a) 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) for the respective batch/year and who 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).
(b) The candidate must be a citizen of India.
(c) Candidates should have completed one-year compulsory rotatory internship by 31 Mar 2017. No condonation of internship of one-year period shall be accepted except:
(i) 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
(ii) Students admitted during the academic session 2006-2007 at Rajah Muthiah Dental College, Annamalai University & have completed 05 yrs. BDS Course without internship.
(c) Age Limit: Maximum permissible age for SSC will be 45 years as on 31 Dec 2017.
(d) Permanent or Provisional Dental Registration certificate of the candidate from State Dental Council /DCI should be valid at least up to 31 Dec 2017.
(e) Candidate must have mandatorily appeared in the National Eligibility-cumEntrance Test, NEET (MDS)-2017 conducted by National Board of Examinations (NBE), New Delhi, on dates between, 30th Nov to 03rd Dec 2016.
(f) Should be declared medically fit by the Medical Board, in all respects for service in Armed Forces Medical Services
(a) Screening for Calling for Interview: Candidates for interview are shortlisted on the basis of the marks scored in the National Eligibility-cum- Entrance Test, NEET (MDS)-2017 conducted by National Board of Examinations (NBE), New Delhi, under the aegis of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare. The list formulated will be utilized for screening of candidates in the ratio of 1:10 to be called for interview, i.e. for each advertised vacancy ten candidates will be called for interview.
(b) Interview: Shortlisted candidates will be called to appear for interview before a duly constituted Selection Board, at New Delhi to assess their suitability & merit for grant of Short Service Commission (SSC) in Army Dental Corps. The final merit list for Grant of SSC for all candidates who have appeared for the interview will be based on the performance in the interview alone. The candidates who qualify in the interview will be subjected to Medical Examination.
(c) Medical Examination: All the candidates who are provisionally placed on the merit list will have to undergo a detailed medical examination for ascertaining their medical fitness. The decision of the Medical Board will be final.