Short Service Commission
Entry open for Indian Nationals Only
Procedure for entry to Short Service Commission (SSC) in Army Dental
Corps is as follows:-
(i) BDS/MDS Candidates with at
least 55% marks in final BDS from an institute recognized by
the Dental Council of India, for the batch in which the
candidate obtained his degree.
(ii) Should have completed one year rotatory internship
recognised by the Dental Council of India as per the date
prescribed by NBE.
(iii) Should be in possession of a valid Dental Registration
(iv) Should be less than 45 years of age as on 31 Dec of the
year of application.
(v) Should be medically fit in all respects for service in
the Defence Forces.
Procedure for Applying:
Procedure for Applying:
(i) All eligible candidates
desirous of applying for grant of SSC will have to appear in
the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, NEET – MDS
conducted by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare every
year, through National Board of Examinations (NBE) for
admission to various Post Graduate courses. All such
candidates have to tick the option ‘For grant of SSC in Army
Dental Corps’ while filling the online Application form.
(ii) Candidates from Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Jammu
& Kashmir who are otherwise not eligible to participate in
NEET - MDS can also appear in the said exam for the purpose
of Screening for Grant of SSC in the Army Dental Corps. All
such candidates have to tick the option “For grant of SSC in
the Army Dental Corps” while filling the online application
(c) Screening for
Calling for Interview: The merit list of the
aforesaid examination will be utilised for screening of
candidates to be called for interview for the purpose of
grant of SSC in AD Corps for that year. The number of
candidates short listed for interview will be ten times the
number of vacancies.
Candidates will have to apply along with the score card of
NEET - MDS, in response to the advertisement published by
the Directorate General Dental Services in May/Jun every
year (Thus, candidates are requested to preserve their
Admit card and Score card for later use). Short
listed candidates will be called for interview before a duly
constituted Selection Board, at New Delhi. 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.
Examination: All the candidates who are
provisionally placed on the merit list will have to undergo
a detailed medical examination for ascertaining of medical
Service period for SSC officers: The
tenure for SSC officers is an initial contractual period of 05
years, which is further extendable by 05 years and another 04 years
based on laid down criteria.
Departmental Permanent Commission
A maximum of three chances are given to serving SSC officers for
grant of Departmental Permanent Commission which can be availed as
(a) Two chances can be availed
between 2-4 years of active service and the third chance can
only be availed between 5-8 years of service.
(b) Age of candidates applying for Departmental Permanent
Commission (DPC) should not be more than 30 yrs for BDS and
35 yrs for MDS candidates as on 31 Dec of the year of
application for DPC.
Desirous candidates should check this
site for updates.