UPCAT Dental 2016 - Uttar Pradesh Common Admission Test for admissions to BDS programme is a national level dental entrance examination stand cancelled because as of now the NEET is a common exam conducted for admission into government and private medical colleges in India. So from now onwards NEET UG scores will be counted for admission into five years BDS programmes in the academic session 2016-17 and offer admission to 21 private dental colleges in the state. This is an all India exam, and there is no domicile clause for appearing in the dental entrance exam.
Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) course is 4 years + 1-year compulsory internship course which is run under the aegis of Dental Council of India.
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UPCAT Eligibility criteria
UPCAT Dental 2016 Eligibility Criteria
Age: The candidate should have attained the age of 17 years on or before 31 December, of the year of admission to the BDS course.
UPCAT is an All India Exam
UPCAT 2016 is open to students from all over India. The exam is not only for students from Uttar Pradesh but is open to students from all parts of India and from any recognised board.
Foreign Nationals / Non-Resident Indians are also eligible to appear in this UPCAT 2016 Entrance Exam.
The candidate should have qualified or appearing in higher secondary examination from ICSE / Intermediate or any other equivalent examination.
During the last two year of study, the candidates should have studied Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English.
Minimum Marks: In the qualifying examination the candidate must have obtained a minimum of 50% marks taken together in Physics, Chemistry, Biology & English (40% in case of Schedule Caste, Schedule Tribes or any other categories notified by the Government)
The candidates whose result is awaited will be given provisional admission to take up the competitive entrance examination.
If in case they get selected for admission to the BDS course, they shall not be admitted to that course until they fulfil the eligibility criteria given above.
UPCAT Application form and Admit Card
UPCAT Application Form 2016will be available from February 2, 2016, and can be obtained via two modes mentioned below:
Mode 1: In person: The application form can be obtained in person at any one of the participating colleges by paying cash Rs.1500
Mode 2: By post: The application form can be availed via post, by sending a crossed bank draft of Rs 1600 to any of the colleges in favour of “Association of Private Medical & Dental Colleges of Uttar Pradesh” payable at Bareilly. Candidates have to mention their address carefully so that the UPCAT BDS 2016 Application reaches them correctly.
Use a black/blue pen to fill the form and to shade the ovals while filling up the application form.
Submission of UPCAT Dental Application form 2016
The duly filled in application has to be sent to the following address on or before the due date to the PO by ordinary post. Send application form by ordinary post only. Speed post and the courier will not be accepted at P.O. Box No. 11.
P. O. Box No. 11 Izzat Nagar Post Office, Bareilly-243122.
However, it can also be sent by Speed Post or Courier to
UPCAT Dental Admit Card 2016 will be available in the online mode tentatively in the month of May 10, 2016. In order to download the admit card, the candidates have to enter their user id and password / application form.
Admit card will consist of all the necessary details such as name, application number, date of the entrance exam, venue of the exam centre etc. Candidates are required to take the printout of the admit card. This must be noted that no candidate will be allowed to enter the examination hall without a valid admit card.
UPCAT Dental 2016 Examination Fees
Candidates are required to pay the following Application Fee
By Cash: Rs. 1500
By Demand Draft: Rs. 1600
NRI / PIO Candidates: US$50
Annual Fee Structure of the participating colleges
In general tuition fee varies between Rs. 2,50,000 to Rs. 3,75,000 per year for the BDS Course. It does not include food / lodging and caution money.
UPCAT Dental 2016 Exam Centre List The dental entrance exam will be conducted in 11 cities. 8 test centres are in UP itself and 3 test centres are outside UP and they are New Delhi, Dehradun & Patna.
UPCAT Result and Counselling
UPCAT Dental 2016 Selection Process
UPCAT Dental 2016 Result is expected to be declared on June 16, 2016
Eligible candidates will be called for counseling. Candidates who secure a minimum of 50% marks in UPCAT DENTAL 2016‐17 shall be considered eligible for BDS course
Admission to all the participating dental colleges will be done on the basis of UPCAT BDS Result.
UPCAT Dental 2016 Counselling
UPCAT Dental Counselling 2016 will be conducted tentatively in the month of June-July, 2016.
The counselling will be held in an online mode.The seat allotment will be based on the options exercised and rank obtained by the candidates during the online counselling process.
If the candidate fails to remit the fee or join the college, he/she will not be eligible for any further allotment.
Documents to be produced at the time of Admission
Admission into BDS courses shall be given only after the candidate produces the original of the following documents at the office of the Principal of whichever institution they are admitted into.
High school certificates as proof of date of birth.
Marksheet of Class 10 & Class 12 examination.
Certificate of Class 10 & 12 examinations.
Character certificate from school / college last attended.
Admit/Allotment card of the UPCAT Dental 2016.
Six passport size photographs.
Affidavits as the case may be.
UPCAT Exam pattern
UPCAT Dental 2016 Exam Pattern
Type: Objective Type pen & paper based test.
Duration: 180 minutes
Total Questions: 200 MCQ’s
Total Marks: 200
The question paper will be given in English only
Each correct answer will be awarded one mark.
Zero marks shall be given to no response.
Negative Marking: There will be no negative marking for incorrect answer
Number of Questions
Part 1- Zoology
Part 2- Chemistry
Part 3- Physics
UPCAT Important details
UPCAT Dental 2016 Important Dates
Sale of application forms begins
February 2, 2016
UPCAT Application form submission ends
April 30, 2016
UPCAT Admit Card
May 10, 2016
UPCAT BDS 2016 Exam Date
May 15, 2016
UPCAT Result 2016
June 16, 2016
1st week of July 2016
All communication of UPCAT has to be addressed to The Coordinator of UPCAT DENTAL, P.O. Box No. 11, Izzatnagar Post Office, Bareilly ‐ 243122